Wednesday, 10 April 2013
A while ago I had a play at making some backgrounds with my Neocolor crayons using ideas from a video tutorial by Ronda Palazzari. There was one technique in the video that I liked the look of , using the crayons with a stencil, but I didn't have an appropriate stencil. Ronda used one of her own designs made by Crafters Workshop which is called "Picture Perfect" and has lots of different cameras on it. I was looking at buying the stencil last week but then didn't.
On Saturday I went to my local crop and my friend Katrina (she's super talented - here's her blog) mentioned that she had a new stencil and it was the 6 x 6 Picture Perfect stencil - yay! She very kindly let me have a play with it. This is one of the things I love about going to a crop - we get to have a look at other people's materials and our group are lovely at sharing tools around. Although I do come home with a shopping list of things I'd like sometimes!
I LOVE these cameras! I drew through the stencil using the Neocolor crayons and then used a wet paintbrush over the top (exactly as Ronda showed us in her video). They turned out so well! This is the 6 x 6 version of the stencil and I really like this size on a scrapbook page.
I also used the stencil as a stitching guide on another layout. I placed the stencil on the page and used a pin to make a stitching guide. When I lifted off the stencil it looked like a huge collection of holes rather then a camera! I used the stencil to work out where the lines were and I think it turned out really well.
Now, the problem is that I really like how these turned out so maybe I need to buy my own stencil!