I did 3 (maybe 4) of the techniques today. I haven't finished all my lessons yet so the others will wait and one requires an embossing folder/die cutting machine which, as stated previously, I don't own.
The tag on the far right may be an ink monoprint but I was just going by the written directions and haven't watched any instruction.
Mixed Media Layering: This is the usual way I use stencils. I don't particularly like this experiment but it's a good enough tag to put the directions on the back to remind me of what this technique encompasses. For my spray mist, I did use a Distress mix that contained Perfect Pearls so the very light green layer of leaves has that glitter sparkle to it.
Embossing through Stencils: We learned the basic technique in CC101 but this just adds the stencil in. It always gives me trouble as I either knock off too much embossing powder or don't heat it long enough to form the resist. (that's when I swipe my fingers over it to discover that it isn't done and the effect doesn't look the way it should) But on my second try, this worked pretty well. I really like the Peacock Feathers paired with a dark brown like the Vintage Photo here.
Stencil Stamping: I really like this one. I'll be finishing this tag for a card or something. I don't know if I got lucky or if I just happened to have all the "right" materials for this technique but it came out just like I wanted. I think this technique will be a new "go-to" for me. Since I like it so much, that is how I can narrow down my quest for stencils...I can get ones that will lend themselves for this technique.
Ink Monoprint: I haven't watched the video for this technique but going by the directions, this is my tag result. This is also something I am accustomed to doing. I will wipe off excess ink from my stenciling onto a page in my art journal or onto some blank tags to start a new background.
This is what I mean when I say I see stencils as stamps...I like the look of this better than actually stenciling.
As a side note, I pulled out my Distress Stains today which I haven't used in TOO LONG as they were super fun to play with. AND I really love Picked Raspberry (featured in my heart above). It's just a delicious color.
"Happy Place!" ---Donna Downey