Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gift Tag using Pocket Stencils

It is Tuesday so it must be STENCIL DAY!  I decided to make a tag today, they always come in handy.  I cut my own tag out of 140# water color paper, trimmed the top edges and punched a hole in the top center.  The finished tag measures 4" by 10".  A short tutorial follows.

After cutting the paper I trimmed the top, punched the hole and painted on a thin layer of gesso.

When the gesso was dry I sprayed some Dylusions in blues and purple onto the tag.

I painted on another thin layer of gesso and allowed it to dry.  I inked up a Wendy Vecchi stamp with StazOn Jet Black ink and rolled it on a few areas of the tag.  Using the TCW Circle Regiment stencil and a cosmetic sponge I applied Dina Wakley's new acrylic paint in the Blackberry Violet color.
 When the Blackberry paint was dry I applied gesso again using another TCW stencil called Corn Flowers.  I set this aside to dry.

I keep saying how much I love Artistcellar's new word stencils and they found their way onto this tag as well.  I used the words from Creative Words and Virtues Words.  This time I stenciled the words with a Memento marker in the color called Grape Jelly.

To finish off the tag I distressed the edges with StazOn Claret colored permanent ink and added a little more stamping with a Dina Wakley script stamp using the black StazOn ink.  The ribbons on the top make it look festive.

It is fun to use your stencils to get different effects.  There are no rules as to how many layers of stencils you can stack onto a project, you just end up with more depth and texture.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll be showcasing more stencils and different ways to use them next Tuesday.  Take care ~ Renee xxx


  1. A wonderful new tag, Renee! And as usual, some really great design tips!

  2. Hi Renee,
    No rules always excite me! I love your polka dotted tag-beautiful colors and so much charm!

  3. Great colour combination ! Love the polkadots, they remind me of (wine) grapes !! lol..
    Corrie x

  4. Hi Renee
    I like that statement - no rules.
    A wonderful tag and of course all the stencils work in perfect harmony in your artistic hands.
    It is very muggy this evening, humidity is rare in Scotland but it has been that all day and continues to be at nearly 10.00 p.m.

  5. Renee- you use the perfect color combos every time! I so love this tag! And the one flower-perfect! xo

  6. Another wonderful tag with great background (and some foreground) stencils, Renee! Super color combination here, too! I love your "no rules" art!

  7. So many layers of inky goodness... I love it! Off to pin this dramatic tag.