Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stenciled Post Cards

I have an article coming out in the December issue of Take Ten magazine showing post cards that have backgrounds of just stenciling in random colors.  If you have lots of stencils, as I do, this is a great way to use your stencils and create projects that look different every time you make something similar.  This is the post card I'm sharing today and if you read further you can see how I did this and the simplicity of it.

I began the project by laying stencils from the Water Series on top of water color paper and spritzing Dylusions onto the paper.  I used Calypso Teal and Dirty Martini inks and the stencils called Ripples and Sea Foam.  After I sprayed the inks through the stencils I lifted the stencils and applied the inky side to a clean piece of paper so none of the ink went to waste.  This way I have enough stenciled paper to make 4 post cards and scraps to use in other ways later.

After the ink was dry I sprayed Dandelion irRESISTible Texture Spray through Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Silhouette Script stencil, gently lifting and washing off the stencil when I had finished.  When this was dry I simply cut the paper into pieces that measure 4" by 6", post card size.

I stamped Dina Wakley's Lonely Girl image in black StazOn ink onto the card, when this was dry I glued a head  onto the image .  I added more interest by using my TCW Numerals stencil and a smear of white gesso, the I put up a warning sign and added some bling to the lady.

You can do multiples of these panels at one time turning them into cards or tags, if you please.  They are fun and fast!  Take care, thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you here again next Tuesday for more stenciling techniques.  Hugs ~ Renee xx


  1. Great postcard background technique. Your finished postcard is fun. Love the sentiment you chose.

  2. Gorgeous Renee...thank you for sharing the process with us!

  3. Renee
    I eagerly await my issue so I can study all your cards.
    I love that this is whimsical but also arty.
    You are such an inspiration.

  4. Love this card and the colours you've used. I never thought to use stencils this way.

  5. Postcards are the current rage, and your example shows us why! You have combined great colors, great stencils, and your artistic talent to create something state of the art with your comment, yet with the vintage appeal of your focal image. I so admire your work, Renee!

  6. I'm with Kay! and I'll just add- you rock those stencils girlfriend!! xo

  7. I love how your mind works... This is wonderful !
    Corrie x