Stories Can Be Beautiful | Patricia Roebuck August 18, 2020 06:00

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Hello Everyone!  I'm excited to be back this month to share a fun way to use the JustNick cut files as a stencil.  I'm using it in my traveler's notebook, but this could apply to a larger scrapbook layout or even cards.  I'm using this awesome new Circular Motion Background.

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As soon as I saw it, I loved the circular patterns and noticed a gap between the clusters as well as the larger circles.  After cutting it, it inspired me to pull out my watercolors, and fill in the larger gaps with black watercoloring.  I removed the inner circles and applied more watercolors to the main design still attached to my cut file.

JustNick Studio, JustNick Cut Files, Cut Files, Circular Motion, Traveler's Notebook, Patricia Roebuck

I used a rounded medium size brush and was liberal in coloring, but also made sure I had enough water mixed in so that the colors would be a little softer.  I kept some of the inner circle pieces that cut all the way out from the design, to re-attach, and then added messy black machine stitching.  With using this as a stencil, I've created a wonderful, unique first layer, so I continue my layers with added splatters from the watercolors.

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My final layer to add before adding my pattern paper and photos, is using the cut file again as a stencil with a fine tip black pen through some of the openings.  I add my stamping, fussy cut flowers from pattern paper, and photos.

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I used more of those inner loose circles from the cut file, to machine stitch across the right page, added a larger fussy cut file, and created a cluster of layers.  

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My journaling corresponds to the photos on the left, so after typing and adhering the labels, I used numbers for the photos and labels.  My pre-teen daughter will catch that mindcraft mistake ;)

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Hope this inspires you to not just use the cut files as is, but as stencils using either a spray mist, ink and blender, or try this watercolor look and then add some details with a black pen.  Happy Creating!!!