Monday, 3 October 2022

Saturday, 1 October 2022

How to invert a stencil pattern - watch this cool technique!

 Have you ever looked at one of your stencils and wished you could reverse it? And by reverse, I actually mean INVERT the pattern, not just turn it around!....Let me show you how you can with this video tutorial!

Like this great SCENIC CHRISTMAS stencil which is one of my favourites for winter...

See the packaging? See how the stencil has been used like a mask? So you now have a silhouette in black, because I used this on black card.

You don't really notice it until you really look and then the penny drops...'oh yeah, HOW do you do that when the houses are really a mask for the card underneath?

Last week a lady emailed asking about this very thing - she'd tried every which way and just couldn't figure out how the houses are in black on the packaging shot! So I promised I'd put a tutorial together, and here it is...

I have a really easy, cool technique for you that you'll be going mad for when you see it!


Hope you like it! 

Nikky xx

Friday, 30 September 2022

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

How to create inky Christmas backgrounds using stencils and Distress oxide inks...

Hello again crafters! Dani here again and It's time to get into the spirit of Christmas! 

I've made a start on my Christmas cards - eeekkk!! I know, it seems too early. But I always say, as soon as September is here, Christmas appears overnight! I NEVER have enough time to make my Christmas cards.

This was my first card of the season using This was the star of the show and I wanted to make stenciling simple again.

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