I started with a sheet of 140# water color paper. I used gesso with TCW's Bubble Doily stencil to begin with then I added one of my Aristcellar Quasicrystals stencils called Penrose into the stencil mixture. When the gesso was dry I sprayed Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime through another stencil called Chevron. I blotted off the excess inks with a roll of paper towels.
I cut the base for the card to measure 5" by 7" then I cut another section to measure 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" to make some ATCs at the same time. The first ATC I made had a lot of gesso on it so I stamped a large heart using Jet Black StazOn ink. The heart is from Dina Wakley's new collection called "Collaged Hearts". I stamped it directly onto the dry gesso. The ATC was mounted on to a piece of black card stock.
I wasn't totally happy with the result so I stamped the heart again on a piece of acetate and allowed it to dry. When it was dry I cut it out and glued it directly on top of the first stamped heart. I allowed it to overlap on the right side of the ATC. Now it pops a little more.
To finish it off I pulled out my Pocket Stencils Creative Words for an inspirational word. Believe. We all need to believe, some times more than others. I used Midnight Blue StazOn ink and a cosmetic sponge to add my word to the card.
Ink the edges with the Midnight Blue ink before gluing it to a black mat, then the panel is attached to a white blank greeting card. This is the first in a series of inspirational word/heart cards, more to follow. I'll just keep mixing it up with different words, colors and stencils using the same process.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits. Next Tuesday I'll have more stenciling projects to share with you. In the meantime, take care. Stay cool. Hugs ~ Renee xxx