How to Use Grafix Stencil Film to Make a Set of Cards

Designer Tami Sanders shows you how to make a 3 part stencil using an image from a vintage tablecloth and Stencil Film from Grafix to make a set of note cards...

How to Use Grafix Stencil Film to Make a Set of Cards
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I liked the flowers on a vintage tablecloth I had and wanted to use the image to make a set of note cards...

I liked the flowers on a vintage tablecloth I had and wanted to use the image to make a set of note cards...

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I made a black and white copy of the flowers; resizing them to fit on the cards...

I made a black and white copy of the flowers; resizing them to fit on the cards...

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I cut 3 pieces of GRAFIX Dura-Lar Stencil Film about 1 1/2" around all sides, larger than my image...

I cut 3 pieces of GRAFIX Dura-Lar Stencil Film about 1 1/2" around all sides, larger than my image...

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I laid a piece of the Stencil Film over the copy and outlined the flowers...

I laid a piece of the Stencil Film over the copy and outlined the flowers...

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I also traced registration marks that I added to the copy at opposing corners of the image...

I also traced registration marks that I added to the copy at opposing corners of the image...

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using another piece of film, I outlined the flower centers...

using another piece of film, I outlined the flower centers...

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I then traced the leaves using the last piece of film...

I then traced the leaves using the last piece of film...

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portions of designs, traced on Stencil Film...

portions of designs, traced on Stencil Film...

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use self healing mat and kraft knife to cut out traced images from film...

use self healing mat and kraft knife to cut out traced images from film...

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remove cut out portions. repeat to cut out flower centers and leaves...

remove cut out portions. repeat to cut out flower centers and leaves...

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use Grafix Inking Palette to add and blend inks on. the Inking Palette is a pad of 25 sheets that is fused together at both ends. it is stable and lays flat when using a brayer or blending inks...

use Grafix Inking Palette to add and blend inks on. the Inking Palette is a pad of 25 sheets that is fused together at both ends. it is stable and lays flat when using a brayer or blending inks...

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add "lines" of Rosebud, Cupid and Orchid Pigment Inks from refill bottles on Inking Palette...

add "lines" of Rosebud, Cupid and Orchid Pigment Inks from refill bottles on Inking Palette...

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use Color Wheel and Handle to blend inks on palette...

use Color Wheel and Handle to blend inks on palette...

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REPEAT THE FOLLOWING STEPS 3 MORE TIMES: use blue painters tape to adhere stencil to 6 X 6 piece of white cardstock, also securing the cardstock to a piece of scrap paper placed over foam sheet...

REPEAT THE FOLLOWING STEPS 3 MORE TIMES: use blue painters tape to adhere stencil to 6 X 6 piece of white cardstock, also securing the cardstock to a piece of scrap paper placed over foam sheet...

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use Stylus & Tips and dab tip into blended ink, then tap into stencil...

use Stylus & Tips and dab tip into blended ink, then tap into stencil...

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stenciled flowers...

stenciled flowers...

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heat set flowers...

heat set flowers...

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use Color Wheel and Handle to use excess ink on Inking Palette to create background on 6 X 6 white cardstock. roll vertically, then horizontally...

use Color Wheel and Handle to use excess ink on Inking Palette to create background on 6 X 6 white cardstock. roll vertically, then horizontally...

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add Razzleberry and Heliotrope Inks to Inking Palette...

add Razzleberry and Heliotrope Inks to Inking Palette...

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use Color Wheel and Handle to blend inks...

use Color Wheel and Handle to blend inks...

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use blended inks and Stylus & Tips to apply ink to flower centers...

use blended inks and Stylus & Tips to apply ink to flower centers...

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inked centers...

inked centers...

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use Color Wheel and excess ink to add another layer to background...

use Color Wheel and excess ink to add another layer to background...

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use a clean sheet from the Inking Palette to add "blobs" of Citrine, Turtle and Pistachio Pigment Inks and blend using a cleaned Color Wheel. use excess ink and Color Wheel to make green background...

use a clean sheet from the Inking Palette to add "blobs" of Citrine, Turtle and Pistachio Pigment Inks and blend using a cleaned Color Wheel. use excess ink and Color Wheel to make green background...

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tape on leaves stencil, matching registration marks. then ink leaves using a clean tip with the Stylus and heat set...

tape on leaves stencil, matching registration marks. then ink leaves using a clean tip with the Stylus and heat set...

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 fiinished flower sheets...

fiinished flower sheets...

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use fine tipped black pen to loosely outline stenciled flowers...

use fine tipped black pen to loosely outline stenciled flowers...

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outlined design...

outlined design...

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trim flower piece to measure about 4" X 4 1/4", then loosely outline around all edges...

trim flower piece to measure about 4" X 4 1/4", then loosely outline around all edges...

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heat set and then trim background papers to 4" X 5 1/2"...

heat set and then trim background papers to 4" X 5 1/2"...

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adhere pink background, then green background to front of blank card...

adhere pink background, then green background to front of blank card...

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adhere stenciled flower piece at an angle to card front...

adhere stenciled flower piece at an angle to card front...

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finished note card set...

finished note card set...

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finished card...

finished card...

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please visit www.grafix.com for a complete list of products available as well as sample projects... you can view other projects by Tami Sanders on her website tamisanders.com

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