Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"How I did that" Sandi Smith

 Hi everyone...Sandi S here today to share with you how I added the textured leaves to the background of this layout made with the Beautiful November ScrapThat!Kit.

 And here is a little close-up:
Here are the items you will need:
1. Stencil. Doesn't  matter what you use...this one is a cheapie from the Dollar store (and I don't always clean them).
2. Molding or textured paste or both. I sometimes like to layer the texture paste over the molding paste depending on my image.
3. Staz On Ink
4.Ink(I used the Prima Ink that comes in the November kit.)
5. Knife or stiff cardboard to apply the paste.
6. Stamp. You can use any texture or script stamp that your heart desires but I tend to always use this one from Tim Holtz

Step 1:
Determine where you want your image to be. I usually place them where I indeed to place flower clusters or peeking from behind photos.Using your knife or cardboard apply the paste to the stencil and lift up on the paste for a more textured effect.

 Step 2:
Dry with heat gun or allow to dry on it's own. I prefer to not use the heat gun because it tends to cause the paste to bubble, giving it a more round than textured look. But I know...who likes waiting for things to dry!
 Step 3:
When dry, take the Ink and rub over top of your image.

 Step 4:
Do not use a stamping block . Using your hands, dab the stamp into the Staz On and just randomly stamp over your stenciled image. No need to be particular as I like to see the stamp extend pass the edge onto the paper.

 You can also add Glimmermist as I have done below. I like to see the mist pool around the edges of the stenciled image.
Here is a little sneak of this same process using the December ScrapThat! Kit but I also added Stickles.

There is no right or wrong to this process and the possibilities are endless...Give it a try!!!


  1. Beautiful, Sandi! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!!

  2. Wow love the tutorial I'm going to try. Thank you so much.