Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Positve And Negative Space With Stencils

How many times do we look at the craft supplies we own and wonder how to add a new twist. I have again been working with my stencils and love the above effects. I love using the embossing paste and dry embossing but this is a fun way to use any stencil. These were done using Memory Mist by Stewart Superior.

So I do not have a finished project this week but I love the looks created for positive and negative space. I also used some great texture paper by Mr. Ellie Pooh! Here is how I accomplished this look!

           Set the stencil on paper.
  1. Spray several colors of mist over the stencil.
  2. Carefully remove the stencil and place it to the side.
  3. Take another piece of paper and lay it on top of the still "inked" stencil.
  4. Press paper down on the stencil gently making sure to press over the entire image.
  5. Remove the paper and there is your negative image.
You may need to work with the mist to know when the stencil is covered well. If you over ink it will bleed through the stencil and fill all the open areas on your negative image as well.

This is scarecrow done with a different technique. Then the image below is the negative image!

Hope you all enjoy this small tutorial. I will be teaching is Topeka, KS this weekend. Check out my blog for info on the Memory Expo and a great blog hop with blog candy from Dreamweaver Stencils! Hoping that Dreamweaver will soon be a proud sponsor of Cutting Above!
Don't forget we have several giveaways going on for you to enter..
giveaway of Mypinkstamper DVD Here  

giveaway and a $10.00 GC to William Sonoma Here  

giveaway  3 Cricut Cartridges (2 Home Decor) ( 1 Once Upon a Princess)Here  

Happy Creating...




Court said...

Fantastic. Both images of that scarecrow are GORgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Kim. said...

The different effects are amazing, thanks for sharing the ideas.
Kim xXx

littlen said...

Great techniques. What a different effect.

Turnedgypsy said...

Very pretty project!

Turnedgypsy said...

I forgot to tell you my granddaughter wants once upon princess and pink stamper stamps. She crafts with me all the time

Dakota Bear said...

Thank you for teaching a new technique and how to use things we have stashed away in a new way.

just jayma said...

I love using the negatives of cuts I make, so I'll have to try this technique! Thanks for sharing!

ILONA said...

^..thank you fpr the great inspiration...;)


Jennifer said...

Beautiful creations!!! :) I'll have to experiment with stencils (don't really own any)...

Why do all these great teachers have to live so far from me?! Wish I could be attending your class.

Have fun,