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Sat 29

Water Stencil Prints with Distress Oxide Inks
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I hope you are enjoying this extra day of February.  Today I want to share with you how to make a "ghosted" stencil print pattern using Distress Oxide Inks, a stencil, and some water.


First, I took regular white cardstock and sponged it with an assortment of Distress Oxide inks (from top to bottom- Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet). It is Important to sponge lots of color onto the paper since the stencil/water effect works best on a solid foundation of ink.


Next, I placed my stencil on top of my cardstock.  I didn't bother taping it down or using a low tac adhesive spray that would hold the stencil in place.  I really didn't mind if the stencil shifted a bit or my water got under the stencil.


Next, I sprayed the piece with some water and then dabbed it a bit with tissue to remove extra water/ink.  I find that tissues work better than paper towels for this because sometimes the paper towel has a pattern on it that transfers to the ink as you dab.  Some of the water got under the stencil and made it splotchy.  As I said, I was okay with that look.  If you wanted more control and more distinct lines, you could dab it with wet tissues or baby wipes instead of spraying it with water.


In the close up, you can see that my lines have a bit of a wiggle to them, which I like.  To finish the card, I die cut my Easter Egg and put some light pink glitter paper behind the decorative egg elements to give it some sparkle.  I added a bow and then popped up the egg with some foam tape.

Have a great weekend!







Lovely result from this technique, the egg is exquisite!

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