Friday, August 26, 2016

Debbie | Anniversary Card

Hello friends, today I'm sharing a simple card featuring Rebecca Baer's Jamboree Medium Stencil.

Rebecca's stencils are all very detailed and feature flourishes, beautiful vines and mosaics.  They make any project gorgeous! I created a quick card using distress ink, daubers and a card base.
To create the background on this card i simply taped it to my mat and then taped the stencil down on the top of my card base.

 I used daubers to gently rub the ink over the stencil pattern.

This is what your card will look like after applying the ink. I got half way through and decided to add a different color than I originally chose. So I ended up making 2 card bases.

Here is one I made with the brown tea stain ink.

After I finished the background I simply stamped a sentiment and embellished as desired.

Thanks for stopping by Rebecca's blog today and hope you will give this simple technique a try!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Susie | Gelli Printing & Stencils

Stencils and Gelli plates are perfect partners!  I have another bit of mixed media mono-printing inspiration for you today, showing you how to pull a second print when you are working with a stencil.

I used the small sized Rebecca Baer stencil, Steampunk Clockface.

I started by placing the 3" square Gelli Arts Mini Printing Plate onto an acrylic block and spreading metallic copper acrylic paint evenly over the surface using a brayer.

I placed Rebecca's Steampunk Clockface stencil on top, positioning it to include the corner with the small gears and the key element.

I covered it with a piece of white cardstock and rubbed the backside with my fingers before pulling back the cardstock to reveal the first print. You can see that the stencil basically acts as a mask and the print is a negative image.

At this point I removed the stencil to reveal this delicately detailed image impressed into the remaining acrylic paint.

I covered it with another piece of white cardstock and rubbed the back before pulling this second beautiful print, which is referred to as a ghost print.

I trimmed and matted the ghost print image before adding a stamped sentiment and adhereing it to the cardbase. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Shilpa | Q & E Card

Hello Everyone

When you are in hurry and want to make wonderful card to give it  to someone... Rebecca Baer stencils are very handy.

I made this card in less than 15 minutes. 

I applied distress inks- peeled paint, cracked pistachio and peacock feather using distress tool through stencil. And got this fab background.

Onto that I adhered flower wreath and butterfly, and my card was ready.
Hope you will give a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Karen | Autumn Pumpkin Canvas

I'm definitely in the fall mood!  I've been wanting to do some pumpkins for some time.
I wanted to highlight Rebecca Baer's stencils in the design. 


I started by taping off a border around the canvas. I didn't measure-just eyeballed it, then painted the whole  inside with  burnt umber. I used a "X" stroke to give more texture.

 Then I stenciled warm white on top with Dragonfly Fantasy Large stencil. When I got to the bottom, just flip the stencil over and connect the pattern.

 Then I peeled the tape off and put it on the inside block. Used Cascade Small Stencil to do the border. I turned it while going around the edge.

 In order to tone down the brightness, I painted watered down gold over top the canvas. I sketched my pumpkins out with a white charcoal pencil, then painted them in.

 I hope you're inspired to use your stencils in your artwork.
Karen Conner “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.”---Stanley Horowitz

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Irit | Holiday Door Hanger

 Hello my dear crafty friends and 
welcome to my post made for Rebecca Baer.
This door hanger was made for possible print publication and so far I don't know if it made the print after all. But as the said magazine is already published I can share this project and I think that it's a lovely Holidays door hanger in a totally non traditional colors here.

The background is Tando chipboard door hanger . Then I added the texture with Rebecca Baer Snow Flurries stencil (small size) and white texture paste.
The whole piece was misted with Tattered Angels mists and you can see how lovely the colors and the texture are after it's dry.

I added two Tando chipboards  painted over and stamped the texture over the ornaments with Two Paper Divas stamps and white heat embossing.
The sentiment was stamped in the same way and added inside the chipboard frame.

And now let's hope that the magazine editors loved this piece and it is in print after all!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Martha | Using Clay to Embellish Stenciling

Stencils can be your best friend at the moment to create any project. You can find these in different patterns and designs but the best part about this is that you can completely transform any creation with the use of only one stencil. Today I want to share with you a card that I created using an exclusive stencil design by Rebecca Baer Inc. the Moroccan Tile & Vine ST-8004 Medium Size sprayed with some colors of Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.


 In today's project I used only three colors of Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels to transform a piece of card stock. The colors of Glimmer Mist that I used were Pink Poodle, Dragonfly and Golden Orange.

I used the Moroccan Tile & Vine Stencil from Rebecca Baer Ink and secured it over a piece of card stock, then I sprayed with Glimmer Mist. I removed the stencil and washed it with water. Then I pasted the sprayed layer over the card base and decorated the left side with a few loops of natural bakers twine.


To complete the decoration I added some letters created with White Makin's Clay® and the Alphabet Cutter Set also from Makin's Clay®. I pasted the letters over the card using the 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue from Beacon®.


The possibilities are endless when you use a stencil - you move it around the paper and modify the original design of the pattern. You can also use it partially over the paper or you can do what I do: use just the part that you prefer over the paper. Just keep in mind that the life of your stencil depends on how you take care of it and water will be your best friend in the majority of cases. For me, the magic word is stencil in a lot of my creations! Here is other sample using Stencils with spays and clay that you can see HERE in my blog. In this ATC's I used the Enchanted Vine ST-8001 Medium also from Rebecca Baer Inc.


Hope you liked my cards today and got inspired!! Thanks so much for stopping by.