Thursday, February 4, 2010

Reverse Stenciling with Spellbinders™

Just a note card (reverse stenciling) copy

Die Cut template - Spellbinders™ s4-204 Fleur De Lis Pendant, S4-189 Labels Three, S4-213Fleur De Lis Borderabilities®, Papertrey InkCardstock - Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Kraft)Ink - Clearsnap (Colorbox: Citrine,) Staz-On (brown)Stamp - Papertrey Ink (Autumn Abundance,)

Yesterday was my design day for the Clip It Up Blog and I decided to share a few techniques!  If you have a moment you can pop over to the website for some more instruction and inspiration.

I’ve actually been wanting  to share a tutorial on the reverse stenciling technique for some time.  Some of you have asked about it, so here it is!

Reverse Inking Technique

Pendant with scrap paper

First off, you will need a scrap piece a paper to lay your die template cut side facing up (I used the accent piece from the Fleur De Lis Pendant set.)  


Secondly, ink your die with an ink pad that is very moist.  One that is quite dried up will not work so well.

cut pendant w ink on it

Thirdly, lay your magnetic pad on your plate and lay down another scrap piece of paper just to keep your pad from getting ink all over it.  Then you want to place the paper that you are wanting to cut face down on to the die (my paper happen to be white cardstock.)

Reverse affect

After running your die template through your machine, you can see that the embossed area is still white.  Normally this is the area that you would add chalk or ink on to in order to create the ‘stencil’ look. 

After cut

This time, however, the color has been added on to the area that is not embossed…thus the reverse stencil.  Fourthly, before removing paper from die template, you can run it back through your machine with the embossing pad to create a more defined embossed area.

Just a note w ciu

I layered my die template on to a Labels Three Spellbinders Nestabilities® that I inked the edges on.  I then turned a Fleur De Lis Borderabilities® upside down to create a fun little border above my ribbon.  After a bit of layering of my cardstock, I stamped my sentiment and was down quicker than quick.

Hope this was a helpful tutorial for some of you.  There’s still time to enter in the RAK posted below if you are interested.

Happy crafting!


Stampin Mindy said...

This is so elegant! Congrats on making the Top 24! Hugs

Juliana said...

what a cool technique!

jana said...

I think I'm hooked again..
Nice demo.. I even understood what you were doing.. Jana


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