I recently did an online course on stencilling and since then I have made loads of stencils using my Silhouette. I have also used some dies to make stencils too. It has been fun playing around with them. I even got out my Embossing Paste which I bought ages ago and scarcely used.
It's quite difficult to spot the embossing on this one. I used Embossing Paste through a stencil I cut with my Silhouette from a font called Peoni Patterns which is a free font from Dafont.
This was made with 4 letter zeds. There's also a chevron pattern and various flowers ... it's really useful.
Here's an inked, stencilled background using the same font to create the stencil. This is the letter 'a'! Inked and then rotated and inked again.
The little gecko was another download also cut on my Silhouette.
For this I used a Spellbinders Impressabilities I think it's called. I spritzed the colours on using my SU Spritzing tool and SU Markers.
The sentiment is from Tattered Lace die. It didn't cut too well when it arrived and I wrote to them saying that I was disappointed. They sent me a metal shim to use in my Cuttlebug. It now cuts properly, but you need the muscles of an Amazon to wind the handle to get the sandwich through the machine!!
One more home made stencil!
I made it with acetate in my Silhouette and inked it in a couple of shades before adding the manuscript stamp and sentiment.
I should be home from OZ soon!