Hello Altenew Fans and welcome to another day filled with inspiration.
Today I will be creating two easy projects with one of the new stencils from the latest Altenew release: Lacy Tile Stencil. This technique can be used with any background stencil and will instantly create a fun design for any of your projects.
Stencils are a great tool to create customs backgrounds. From simple blending to more complex ombre looks, everything is possible.
Let's have a look at the layout. I started by blending the design onto some white cardstock. I added more blue to make it stand out as I knew I wanted to add a yellow frame around it. The frame is the leftover piece from when I cut out a cover die.
I created my own patterned paper background repeating the stencil over a white sheet of 8.5 by 11 inch of white cardstock. I went with a lighter shade on top and blended in more color towards the bottom.
The structure of the layout is very simple composed of layers of patterned paper and some butterflies. The butterflies were created with the Mix and Match Mariposa Set and the larger one was cut out with the die of the Dovetail Butterflies Die Set. To add detail to the embellishments and make them stand out I opted to go around the edges with a black pen. This doodle effect helps them pop off the page. This is also a great technique to highlight sentiment strips.
To finish off the project I added some stickers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The travel theme of this collection was perfect for this layout.
I used the same technique on a smaller canvas to show how it looks on a smaller scale. Instead of using one color, you could opt for a rainbow selection of colors. The possibilities are endless.
You can see how I created the layout in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.
- Try using different colors and creating rainbow or ombre effects.
- Some stencils can be pivoted to create overlapping looks. Why not give it a try.
- Add texture with embossing paste.
- Apply embossing ink and add embossing powder for a fun finish.
- Use spray inks for a more mixed media look.
- For more stencil ideas you can check out my blog post here.
How do you use stencils on your projects? I'd love to know. Pop your ideas in the comments sections so I can try out some new techniques.
Stay safe and happy scrapping.