March 9, 2013

Charlene's Number Stencil Tutorial

Hi Twiddley fans! 

Charlene here to guide you through creating a fabulous texture book cover using the 
Twiddleybitz Numbers Stencil. I have used mine to house my son's special
school memories in.

Numbers Template Tutorial
By Charlene Camilleri

You will need:
Twiddleybitz Numbers Stencil
American Crafts 8x6 Album
Paint colour of your choice
Artist Palette knife
Kindy Glitz- Stickles
White Paint or Gesso
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray

Step 1
Paint the chipboard cover with the white paint/gesso. This gives a nice surface to work with. Use a heat gun to dry.

Step 2
You will need two different small containers for mixing the impasto. Place about 1 tbsp impasto and 1tbsp of your desired paint colour into each and mix well. I used Lumiere Pearl Turquoise & Metallic Rust.

Step 3
Carefully place your numbers stencil over the painted cover and hold down firmly with one hand whilst you use the palette knife to apply one of the coloured impasto randomly over the stencil. You don't need to completely cover the stencil with the first colour. Be careful not to move the stencil whilst applying the impasto. Once you spread a bit over, it tends to act like a glue and secure the stencil in place.
Apply the second colour over the rest of the stencil, making sure you get right to the edge and there are no gaps. You should now have a beautiful two toned effect over the whole stencil. It's a bit like icing a cake!
Starting at the top corner very very carefully lift the stencil off to reveal your pattern.

Step 4
Spritz liberally over the cover with Lindy's Stamp Gang California Poppy Gold. Use a heat gun and focusing mainly on the number dry the spray. You don't want to heat the actual impasto too much as it may crack.

Step 5
Apply kindy glitz/stickles to the numbers in the colours you desire. Leave no gaps. Set aside to dry- this will take a while!
Once touch dry, paint the edge of the album cover then you can embellish the rest of your album cover as you wish. I used the papers from the new Kaiser Class Act range. Enjoy your new album!!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you have learnt something new. Happy creating!


1 comment:

  1. That's a fun project, like the way you have used the stencil