Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have another 5 ways post for you, with amazing 5 stencil techniques. And this is part of collaboration with Laura from “Crafty Not Shitfy” so you get 10 inspiring ways to use your stencils.

(All supplies are linked to different stores at the end of this post in the thumbnails. The different stores are also linked behind the product name. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.)

I have have another video where I show you 5 ways to use one stencils on one project, if you haven’t seen the “One stencil layering, 5 ways to use one stencil on a card” video yet, make sure to check it out. In today’s video you’ll see lots of techniques, some you may have seen but with a little twist. So be sure to watch today’s video to see all techniques in action.

Technique One Art crayons & Gesso 

I started working in my Vicki Boutin Junque Journal and I used the Mixed Media Paper Refills for this page and they are discontinued, the Vicki Boutin – Wildflower and Honey Foundations Paper Pad ( SBC ) is a good alternative. But you can use the techniques on a card or other project too, when you see it like this you could even think this is a card:-)

I added colour to the background with the blue and green Art Crayons ( SBC ) for the first layer.

 I use a Tonic Studios Mesh Panel Stencil ( CRF | CST | TNCUK ) to add Dina Wakley Heavy Body White Gesso ( SBC ) with a sponge, this will resist the next layer. I used the Tonic Studios Mesh Panel Stencil ( CRF | CST | TNCUK ) to add another layer with the Art Crayons ( SBC ) in a darker colour and used a wet wipe to remove bits from the gesso pattern.

I made some splats with Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Black Gesso ( SBC ) and I added a bit along the edges with my finger.

I cut Tim Holtz Tattered Florals ( SBC ) out of Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNCand coloured them with the same colours Art Crayons ( SBC )

I doodled a bit on the flowers with the Sakura Micron pen 0.2 ( SBC ) and I added a printed sentiment.

Technique Two Embossing Vellum

I again used the Mixed Media Paper ( SBC ) for this page. I coloured the background with the blue and green Art Crayons ( SBC ) for the first layer. I started with a Nuvo Brush ( SBC | CST | TNC | TNCUK ) and sprayed some water with the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer ( SBC | JGG | BLT ) to make a paint and brushed it on the background.

This was still very light so I added more colour with the Art Crayons ( SBC ) straight on the paper and used a sponge to blend it out to get a more bold colour. I stamped the Rubber Dance Round in Circles ( RBB ) in different directions on the background with VersaFine Clair Ink Morning Mist ( SBC | CST ) 

I used the Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Slate ( SBC ) to emboss a piece of vellum with the Sizzix Big Shot ( CRF | CST | SBC | BLT ) I coloured the vellum with the Art Crayons ( SBC ) and blended it with my finger. I really makes the embossed pattern pop.

I cut the Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies ( SBC )  out of Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and heat embossed it with

 Nuvo Embossing Powder Purple Haze ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC )
Crushed Mulberry( SBC | TNCUK | TNC )
and Jet Black ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC

I cut Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals ( SBC | CST | CRF ) out of Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) and added colour on the petal with the Art Crayons ( SBC ) and I added Nuvo Embossing Powder – Ocean Sparkle ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) in the middle to make a heart.

I added the vellum with tape to the page and the flowers and butterfly with a hot glue gun.

Technique Three Ink Sponging

This is a very simple technique but fun I used it for a background but it works great for a stencil too. you need a sponge with some holes in it like a nature sponge.

I started with the Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Slate ( SBC ) on a Mixed Media Paper ( SBC ) for this page. I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac ( SBC | CST | CRF | JGG ) and the sponge to add the colour.

I added Distress Oxide Wilted Violet ( SBC | CRF | CST ) with the sponge through the Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Blossom ( SBC ) to add another layer.

I doodled some faux writing or “doctors handwriting” with the Sakura Micron pen 0.2 ( SBC ) and I added a bit of silver with the Nuvo – Gilding Flakes – Silver Bullion ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) on pieces of torn tape.

and I added a printed sentiment.




Technique Four Torn Stencil


This is a super fun and very easy technique and it’s also a way to extend you stencil and stretch it at the same time:-)


I used the Junque Journal Watercolor Paper ( SBC ) this time it has a bit of texture but not to much. I used I started to add some colour in the background with Nuvo Arabian Nights Aqua Flow ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) Wild Phlox and I used the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer ( SBC | JGG | BLTto get a pretty soft blended look.

I added the Nuvo – Embellishment Mousse – English Heather ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) with the Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Tiles ( SBC ) and a sponge.

I cut the Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals ( SBC | CST | CRF ) out of Craft Perfect – Watercolour Card ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ).

I added a printed sentiment and doodled around it a bit with Sakura Micron Black Pen set ( SBC ) no 0.2 to make it stand out more and for a fun touch.

Blended Glacier Paste


I started with Junque Journal Watercolor Paper ( SBC ) and I used Aqua Splash from the Nuvo – Aqua Flow – Summer Holiday ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) set
and true turquoise from the Ocean Air set ( SBC | CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) to colour the background.

I used the Nuvo – Media Spatulas ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) to apply the Nuvo – Glacier Paste – Frostbite ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC )
and Green Envy ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC

I cut the Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 ( SBC | CST | CRF )
out of Craft Perfect Glitter Card – Silver Screen ( CST | CRF | TNCUK | TNC ) and again out of Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) to make them stand out more. And added them upside down just for fun.

And I added a printed sentiment to finish the page.

So there you have lots of techniques to try. I hope you liked this post, thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!