Ink Layering with Stencils

Ink layering with ink blending and stencils is such an easy and fast way to make a great background for any project! I especially love doing this technique with the new Quattro Motifs Stencil, but any of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils will work here I just happen to really like building up my own pattern! You can watch the process video below for all the details on how to layer up your inks with stencils and create an easy background for your cards!

To start this card you need to first think about your ink colors. You’re going to need at least one color for your background and if you want more, be sure they will blend together nicely! And then you’re going to need at least one ink to put through your stencil. Again, more will work if you want to do more blending, but you will need a nice contrasting and probably darker color to layer over the top, especially if you’re using dye inks. If you’re using pigment ink, you have a little more wiggle room on layering because the inks are opaque and sit on top of one another.

There are so many ways you can make this technique your own! Just by switching up the ink colors you can completely change the look of the card. Also, just by changing which stencils you use you can change the design. It’s a really versatile technique for all card making and paper crafting styles.

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Finally, if I’m creating this really intricate background, I don’t about you, but I want it to be the focal point of my project. So I focus all of my energy and time into the background and then I like to just add die cut sentiments to finish my cards with this technique. You can also use the same technique on the small scale to add a little something to the inside of your cards too!!

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I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

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One thought on “Ink Layering with Stencils

  1. Well, you convinced me that I need to buy CP inks. Have been trying to decide which to buy and that background sold me. The colors you chose were magnificent. Love your tutorials as you really are quite amazing. Loved the stencil technique. Also I always learn from you and I thank you and appreciate.


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