Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ink Spray Smash Stencil tutorial

I felt in the mood to do a tutorial today since I hadn't done one in awhile. I am going to share one of my favorite techniques combined with the use of my new Layers of Color stencil.
Accetate Report Folder (cut on bottom and one side)
Ink pads
Water Spray Bottle
Makeup sponge
Layers of Color Natural Flourish Stencil

First I open the report folder and add the ink by pushing the ink pad onto the accetate folder.

Here is what it looks like with several times of adding green.

I added some blue to the other side, then I took cheap markers and scribbled in the blank spaces. I added several colors of green and blue and a little yellow.

Then I sprayed a light mist of water from the spray bottle.

Then I closed the report folder and I let the colors mix. (Try not to touch the folder too much because the colors will mix and you just get one solid color.)

I carefully opened the folder again and lay it down.

I placed a piece of white cardstock onto the folder. I used medium pressure. Then I carefully lifted it up.

This is what my paper looked like when I pulled it up from the folder. I let it dry before the next step.

I placed my Layers of Color stencil over the paper and used a makeup sponge to add the ink to the paper.

I added a little bit of blue to add some shading.

Finished designer paper.


  1. My goodness, Marilyn! This is not only a fabulous technique and excellent tutorial, but a stunning card as well! Marvelous!!

    May I add this tutorial to LOC tutorial list?
    The card is already added to the Galleries (SNR, Natural Flourish,Butterfly Collector)

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents!


  2. WOW!!! This is an awesome card! Thanks so much for this great tutorial, too! I was curious how you achieved that mix colored background along with the stenciled image and now I know! Super cool! :)

  3. Wonderful tutorial and awesome result :-)

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  5. Greetings from South Africa! Many thanks for sharing your lovely technique and showing what you did with it. I like the card very much. Warm regards, sue