Well...she didn't frame me in the criminal sense. I just wanted to grab everyone's attention! Instead, Jessica Sporn asked me to be apart of her Stencil Test Drive Blog Hop using her "Frames" stencil from Stencil Girl Products. I am sure you can imagine my excitement just at the asking, but then I received her fabulous stencil and I was elated! There are so many uses for this smart design...just look at all the different frames to choose from! WOW! Thank you Jessica for asking me! I am truly honored.
Since I have so many photos of my children laying all around my crafting cave, I decided to use the stencil to frame some.
|I used Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste in Gold through three of the stencils.|
|I cut them out of this repurposed cardboard after they air dried.|
|I put the frames back under the stencil and reapplied another layer of the Embossing Paste. I have never done this before, and did not know if it would work, but it did. The height of the paste was impressive. It made for great depth.|
|I cut out the centers, and misted them with Ranger's Cappuccino Color Wash. It resisted the Embossing Paste wonderfully. Then I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.|
|I had a wood plank that needed tending to, so Red Pepper Color Wash gave it some life. The water helped it coat evenly.|
|I thought it needed aging, so Snow Cap and Gold Paint Dabber helped. I used the Speckled Stamp as well.|
|I used lots of stamps with Archival Ink and Pitch Black Paint Dabber too.|
|I loved the 'corner frame outs' on this stencil, and used them with more Gold Embossing Paste for each corner. I love this design feature of the stencil.|
Now go see what the other Artists did with the Frames stencil! But before you do, be sure to leave a comment here because Jessica is giving away one of these stencils to one lucky winner, and EVERY comment in the test drive will be eligible to win. The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!
Good luck, and I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!