Stencils with Distress Inks on a Dauber and embossing paste are so fast and the result is so professional, that you definitely want to give this a try.
I know that you, like me, buy stuff that sit in your craft room for ages before you decide to use them. This time is Martha Stewart's Stencil Material, a thick Plastic sheet that cuts very well on the Cricut on the Poster board setting. I recommend leaving the sheets flat for a while before trying this technique to avoid the stencil shifting when manipulating it. I also used Repositionable Spray Adhesive (the same kind I use to refurbish my cutting mats) to make sure the stencil stayed in place while applying paint and embossing paste.
|Make sure to use a cardboard box when applying the adhesive|
Stencil #1 was used with a sponge dauber and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
Stencil #2 was used with Embossing Paste with a little bit of Fired Brick Distress Ink.
|Sorry for the photo, I know it is green, |
I thought of using green the embossing paste before I decided to go with the dauber technique
|I used a dental spatula to mix and apply the paste.|
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