Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pocket Stencils combined with faux bleach blocking technique

Last week I used the Craft Stamper's "bleach blocking" technique to create a background paper that had a look to it similar to an opal.  I used one part of the paper to make a card with the rabbit from an Alice in Wonderland stamp set.  I had enough left to make another card.  To mix it up a little I used the new Pocket Stencils from Artistcellar.  I love the Creative Word stencils so I added those to the background paper.

On each 5" by 7" section that I cut I added different stamps with StazOn Jet Black ink and white acrylic paint.

The circles are from lids dipped in white acrylic paint and old gift cards dipped in the same paint.  I applied StazOn Midnight Blue permanent ink with a cosmetic sponge through the word "BELIEVE" from the new mini word set.

A quick look through my stash of discarded projects found the Alice stamped hotel key fashioned a couple of years ago.  She was just waiting for the right card!  The words previously stamped on the panel fit perfectly with this theme.

I glued Alice to the center of the card with pop dots then added some circles punched from old book paper.  I used black waxed twine to wrap a couple of times on the left side and tied a bow.  The entire panel is glued to a 5" by 7" blank white card.

This is a nice way to use the same paper for a couple of cards using a similar theme.  The Creative Word stencils are a subtle way to send a positive message to the recipient.  See you next Tuesday for more stenciling ideas!
Hugs ~ Renee


  1. Love the depth you've created in your background and I love Alice too so win-win !! Fabulous !
    Corrie x

  2. Love the bleach blocking technique! Especially that it is done without bleach! Great piece this week Renee! i always love when someone else uses stash items too! a hotel key to boot! haha! Beauteous my friend! I love Alice everything- in case I never said that before! teehee hugs

  3. Great technique, Renee. Although I have yet to use it, I really like the dimension it creates in the background. I have also come to love using leftovers from other projects. I really enjoy your blog and so appreciate that you are willing to share technique you learn with those of us who might have missed it! Thanks!

  4. Alice rocks here! Your background is sublime! Love the circles! COOL!!!