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Awesome Cool Kid - Stenciling with Cut Files | Majken Pullin August 21, 2020 07:00

Hello, hello crafty friends - happy Friday!  Majken here to continue stenciling week with you where we're showing you how to use cut files to stencil.  There are several exciting ideas you've probably already seen this week.  Today I'm using a the new Arch Background (link coming soon!) cut file to stencil with inks.  Let's take a peek!

To start, I cut out the Arch Background using Silhouette stencil material, which only comes in 8 1/2" x 11" size -- but with repeating patterns, it's easy to use an 8" x 8" cut file to move across larger projects.  You can use cardstock or chipboard too if you don't have stencil material.

I chose 3 Distress Oxide inks to blend for my stenciling in the top 2/3 of my layout: Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire, and Twisted Cintron for that beautiful lime green blended to match the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Boys Rule collection.

I placed the stencil over the edges of my white textured cardstock, and I used a blending brush to "swirl" the Evergreen Bough ink over the stencil lightly.  Then I moved the stencil over to cover the other side and did the same.  And then I repeated the process with Chipped Sapphire and Twisted Cintron only in certain spots.

These inks blend so beautifully!  I decided to machine stitch around each of the inked arches for some texture.

To create my title, I cut out "awesome" from the All Boy cut file along with a white cardstock mat to go with the ephemera.

I added a bit of ephemera, a few enamel dots, and my journaling strips to let the stencil pattern shine.  This boy layout was so fun to create with my stenciled background!

Here are the cut files I used today:

Arch Background

I'm so glad you could stop by today!  I hope you'll take a look at some of the other stencil projects this week and next, including a layout I created last year.  Share with us on Instagram if you do with #justnickstudio.

Have a great weekend!

Majken