How to Create a Layered Stencil Background

by Jenny Marples

Create a multi-layered stencilled background on your canvas. http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.com/2016/08/stencil-it-for-vintage-journey.html

Supplies

  • 1 Tim Holtz Layering Stencil 'Ringer'
  • 1 Tim Holtz Transparent Gloss Texture Paste
  • 1 Tim Holtz Layering Stencil 'Numeric'
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste
  • 1 Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • 1 Tim Holtz Stamp Set 'Halftone and Rings'
  • 1 Tim Holtz Layering Stencil 'Bubble'
  • 1 Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste
  • 1 Tim Holtz Crazing Distress Collage Medium
  • 1 Ranger Red Pepper Alcohol Ink
  • 1 Ranger Rust Alcohol Ink
  • 1 Ranger Latte Alcohol Ink
  • 1 Ranger Mountain Rose Alcohol Ink
  • 1 Tim Holtz Matte Distress Collage Medium
  • 1 Prima Marketing Paper Clay
  • 1 Prima Marketing Art Decor Mould 'Baroque 6'
  • 1 White Gesso
  • 1 Ranger Rose Gold Liquid Pearls
  • 1 Tim Holtz IdeaOlogy Remnant Rubs 'Botanical'
  • Various sizes of flowers
  • 1 20cm (8 inch) Square Canvas
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Add Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through the Ringer Layering Stencil across the middle of the canvas, leaving a border un-stencilled. Allow the paste to dry.

    Step 2

    Use your finger to rub a little Gold Embossing Paste through the Numeric Layering Stencil over some of the previously stencilled areas. Allow the paste to dry.

    Step 3

    Using Jet Black Archival Ink stamp Rings across the top of random stencilled areas. Make sure you line up the rings as you go.

    Step 4

    Add Crackled Texture Paste through the Bubble Layering Stencil randomly over the previously stencilled areas. Allow the paste to dry.

    Step 5

    Spread an uneven thick layer of Crazing Distress Collage Medium across the whole canvas and allow to dry.

    Step 6

    Mist the whole canvas with water before dripping drops of Red Pepper Alcohol Ink diagonally across the stencilled area of the canvas. Mist with more water to allow the ink to seep into the cracks.

    Step 7

    Whilst the ink is still wet add Rust Alcohol ink between the existing drips with a brush and blend. Mist with more water if required. Repeat the process using Latte and Mountain Rose Alcohol Inks.

    Step 8

    Dry the surface with a heat tool. At this point some of the Crazing Medium may begin to fall away from the canvas. Rub the surface to encourage this process to create a more patchy look.

    Step 9

    Reapply more Crackled Texture Paste through the Bubble Layering Stencil to replicate the original layer. Allow to dry. Then apply a thin layer of Matte Distress Collage Medium to seal the surface.

    Step 10

    Add Paper Clay moulded elements onto the canvas over the inky areas. Paint them with white gesso once dry and add a little of the Gold Embossing Paste as a highlight.

    Step 11

    To finish add a variety of handmade or store bought flowers and Rose Gold Liquid Pearls dots. Use Botanical Remnant Rubs to add words and butterflies, sealing with the Matte Distress Collage Medium.