Vintage Stencil Shading

May 12, 2020

Vintage Stencil Shading

I've been taking some online card classes organized and hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire...and it's a wonderful way to get inspiration, boost my creativity and just enjoy some beautiful creations every day. I've been sharing my creations from Spring Card Camp 1 on Instagram but thought that for Spring Card Camp 2, I'd also share some backstories and link to products I used.

The two cards you see here were inspired by a vintage shadow stenciling technique taught by Lydia and Kathy Racoosin. The funny thing is that I started and finished making these two cards while chatting with Lydia and Kathy on a Zoom call! Talk about some pressure! Of course, I gave them my own spin by using tone on tone shading for the orange card and adding a lot of texture with dots. It was awesome that both Lydia and Kathy loved them! Wish I'd remembered to take a screenshot of their smiles when I showed them these cards :)

I used a really light hand when rubbing inks on to this card, going from dark outside to light inside and I really liked how it has a nice soft look.

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I haven't done tone on tone cards at all, so this card was more of a challenge to myself and I loved how those dots (made with Sakura glaze and glitter pens) added texture, filled up the empty spaces but didn't make the card overwhelming. Kathy seemed to approve. 

Orange stencil shading 1  orange stencil shading 1


These single-layer cards came together so easily. And slapping on pre-printed sentiments from Simon Says Stamp...what a time saver! I'll be shipping these off to some of my newsletter subscribers who've asked for a #happinesscard (exclusive offer for newsletter subscribers)...we all could do with a bit of happy in our mailboxes, right?



Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below except for the stencils which are from eons ago, likely bought from my local Michael's store. 

(These are compensated affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. As always, I was not paid to do this post and I only use products from companies I love.)




Blending brushes 





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