BTW, the die-cuts I'm using for my calendar are - Medium Fancy Flourish - My Favorite Things; Elegant Scrollwork - Memorybox Dies
Acrylic Paints - 2 shades of each color - light and dark work best.
Now no worries if you don't have a stencil. You can easily make one by die-cutting a piece of left over acrylic packaging or hand cutting the same.
1. To begin use a piece of masking tape to temporarily stick down the stencil ~ we don't want it sliding just yet ;)
2. Using a dark shade of acrylic paint sponge each area of your stencil.
3. Remove the stencil and let the paint dry or speed drying using a heat tool.
4. Reposition the stencil and "SLIDE" it off to one side a bit.
5. Now sponge on the lighter shade of the original colors.
6. Remove the stencil and check out the cool shadow effect you just created!
7. Continue layering your images onto your cardstock as desired.
8. Once you're done painting on your sliding images, apply desired color of ink to the background. Wipe off any ink from the painted design with a wet cloth.
9. Once the images and background inks have dried, reposition the stencil over each image and stamp text over part or all of the painted images. I'm using a tiny text stamp over just the flower heads.
10. Cut out and embellish as desired!
It's that easy but way cool results don't ya think?
I've heard from several of you that you're playing along...
I hope you're all enjoying the calendar so far
and having fun with each technique!