Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Artistcellar Stencil Postcard

Today I'll be using one of the stencils out of the new Quasicrystals Series stencil collection from Artistcellar to create a postcard or an all occasion card, whichever you choose.  This is what the finished card looks like and if you want to see how it is created just keep reading the mini tutorial.

To make this type of card I start first with a piece of watercolor paper that measures 6" by 4" and coat it with a thin layer of gesso, then let it dry.  I began with a stencil called Bodacious Pods made by Artistcellar.  I placed the stencil over my watercolor paper and applied Tsukineko's Radiant Neon Pigment Inks in Electric Pink and Electric Orange using a stencil brush.

After I had enough ink on the background I dried it with a heat gun.  Then I stamped my image, phase and some random background stamps with StazOn permanent ink in the new Spiced Chai color.  The image is Lonely Girl by Dina Wakley and the phrase is from Dyan Reaveley.  I applied clear embossing powder to this and melted it with my heat gun.

The top coat of aqua was done with acrylic paint using the Fibo stencil and a small sponge.

After I applied the paint and let it dry I matted the postcard on aqua paper, black paper and then glued the panel to a blank card.  It doesn't take long to make these postcards and you could do several at one time decorating them all differently.

I hope you'll give the new Quasicrystals series stencils a try, they are so versatile.   I use all of my stencils with ink, paint and chalk.  They work well layered on top of each other, too.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have time.  I always enjoy hearing your thoughts on my projects.  Take care, talk to you soon ~ Renee


  1. Your card looks really cool! Love all those stencils working together. Question: What is the benefit to Gesso on the paper first?

  2. Love your use of stencils and bright bold color! The sentiment says it all...lol!!!!

  3. Great use of those stencils to create interest in both your background and, later, your foreground! Colors are warming (need some of that today!) and provide a sharp contrast with the black image. A super combination of elements and techniques, Renee. The black cardstock makes everything pop!

  4. Renee, This is fabulous! And I love the colors used and the Dina Wakely stencil is awesomely perfect here!

  5. So fun... love that bright background and the DW gal.