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Fifth: Stencil Alphabet September 14, 2016 07:00

Hi there, Just Nick friends and fans!  It's Jaclyn joining you today, to share a page featuring the newest alphabet cut file in the shop: Stencil Alphabet.
I used the cut file to create a big bold title for my page documenting my oldest son's first day of school this year.  The alpha pairs well with a school themed design and makes quite a statement when it's sized to fit the width of the page.
I adjusted the sizing of each letter to just over 2.5"x 1.75", and cut them all out of kraft cardstock.  I backed each one, filling the negative space of the cut, with a different 'school themed' patterned paper.  Doing this not only reinforces the theme of my design but it also gives the title plenty of interest and presence.
A couple of the letters are mounted to the page with foam adhesive and they were all embellished with stamping, stickers and/or other bits and pieces.
This was a fun an easy cut file to work with.  I can see myself using it time and time again, simply by varying up the sizing and papers used, to create an entirely different design.  I hope you'll give it try and share with us your results!  Load it up to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #justnickstudio.
Cut files used:

Forever Canvas November 27, 2015 07:00

Hi everybody,

I don't know about you but, I always feel like there are several weddings to attend during the holiday season. There truly is something magical about utilizing all the beautiful decorations and snowy backdrops for a ceremony. I need to be prepared and I've done just that by creating a canvas art project using two cut files from the shop. 

I'm going to walk you through my process a little bit and show you have I utilized these awesome cut files... on a canvas!

First, I love the heart background file. It's so pretty and I thought, how cool to use it as a stencil or mask! So, after prepping my canvas with a red watercolor wash, I laid out the cut out and spritzed some gold spray everywhere:

The gold spray is very watery and bled through a little bit. I could still make out the heart shape in the background but, had the idea to use a few of the cut out hearts as embellishments. So, I mixed some of the watercolor with modeling paste and went to town:

They needed something a little more so, I used some of my glimmer mist and added some sparkle. I don't know about you but, I really love getting messy with inks and the like. It can be so much fun!

After the canvas had dried, I arranged everything and then glued it down. I used Glossy Accents and the fine tipped nozzle worked like a charm. To complete the canvas, I used the word cut file Today/Always/Forever. Such a beautiful sentiment! I only utilized the outline of the words. There are so many possibilities with this particular cut file but, I really liked how it looks without all the middle shapes and such. Here is the final product:

I failed to mention this canvas is a 6x6. It really turned out so cute! Can you see the stencil showing through???

Thanks for swinging by today! Make sure you go check out the shop. There are so many awesome new designs popping up each week! 

Cut files used: Heart Background 2, Today Forever Always