Sunday, 6 January 2013

Stencil tutorial with moths

 Hello, I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

I thought I would post a tutorial (tried videoing it but after 2 hrs awaiting for youtube to upload only 3% of it I gave up and assumed that I have done it wrong! So am using photos instead).

I had some left over thin plastic sheeting I got from the scrap store (left over recycled industrial waste-no idea what its original purpose was) and decided to have a go at making my own stencils.

 I cut a few moths (I must admit, I prefer moths to butterflies....much more mysterious) with my big shot  and my paper artsy moth die.

I made sure I had them flying in different directions

 I then used the positive and negatives of the stencils and coloured them with my dylusion sprays and a touch of heirloom gold perfect pearls spray

 I over stamped with my Tim Holtz script stamp and adirondack pesto ink pad

 I peeled the moth stencils off (cleaned them...well, wiped them on the apron...and set them aside so they can be used again) and with archival ink I added the paper artsy moth stamp

 I roughed up the edges with my ever present Tim Holtz scissors

Used the masking technique to add some wings to a clock face

Then attached the clock and added a layer of glossy accents for the glass like finish

I also made an ATC using the left over stenciled paper and my TH ATC die, adding some a typed word, some torn and distressed cardboard from my recycling bin and I cut out one of the moths from my TH paper stash

I admit I am a big fan of stencils and I will definitely have a go at making them again, maybe even a free hand cut one?

If you have a go at making your own, I would love to hear how you got on.

I am entering the ATC into the

Happy crafting



  1. Nice one :) bet it would be good for embossing with as well ;)
    Von ♥

  2. Great job you have done there Kyla! Love that moff die, though as yet I do not own it!! Love the different things you have done with it too!

  3. Great tutorial and what a great way to get more out of your die cutters. Bothe the tag and ATC are awesome. Feel free to join us over at fun with atc's we are having a something new challenge.
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Hope 2013 is testing you well.

  4. Thanks for joining us Kyla at fun with atc's.
    In my last comment testing = treating, predictive text on my hone sucks ;)

  5. Great step by step through your process, thanks for sharing. And I love the textures and details on your ATC - corrugated card and the dimensional moth - just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fun With ATCs.
    Alison x

  6. This is really clever. Hope you overcome your You Tube probs,

    Lucy x

  7. Love the threedimensional moth on your lovely ATC!!! Beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at FwATCs!

    die amelie x

  8. Absolutely fabulous, love it - esp. the moth stamp, it's great :-)
    Thanks a lot for playing along with us at FwATCs.

  9. Love it-it's a great ATC,oh and the tag too!

  10. Fab ATC! Love the texture! Great tutorial on making a stencil! Thanks for visiting me, froggy designs.


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