Saturday, 7 September 2019

New Technique (to me)

The girls over at the CAS Watercolour, Mix Up and Stencil challenges are constantly introducing me to either new techniques or ones I need to revisit. Here is a new one to me... using Distress Inks with a stencil and baby wipes!
To begin, I daubed some Wild Honey Distress ink onto the card, before covering it with a stencil I had made from a Sizzix corner die and some vellum. Holding it still, I gently removed some of the colour through the stencil, using a baby wipe. I think the effect is terrific. I stamped a few blotches over this in the same DI which of course appears a much stronger shade.
The little bees I think are from Memory Box dies... I've had them absolutely ages and never used them... after trying to assemble these I can understand why... there were very fiddly!
I cut them from white card, coloured the components with different alcohol pens and then stuck them together before clear embossing a few times.
The sentiment, stamped in deep deep brown ink, I think may have been a freebie
CAS Stencil - Baby Wipes


  1. You achieved so much beautiful texture for your stenciled and baby wipe background, Chrissie. I love your sweet 3D honey bees, so worth the fiddling it took to make them. Wonderful sentiment too. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil. I so agree...all of Loll and Bonnie's CAS challenge are awesome for learning new techniques and using new products:-) Hugs..Nancy

  2. This technique looks fabulous on the honeycomb Chrissie, such a fun design, thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

  3. And it's a technique you appear to have rocked with this fab make!

    Happy Sunday


  4. Such sweet bees! I might try to make something similar using petals from flower dies. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria x

  5. LOVE the beautiful honeycomb background Chrissie. Adding some sploches of the same colour really make it look textured and 3-D. Speaking of 3-D ...those bees are adorable. They look fiddly and a lot of work, but really turned out perfectly for your card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

  6. What a wonderful honeycomb background you created with your wiped stencil and spots stampings Chrissie! love those little bees, I can see how tedious they must have been to put together - but they are a wonderful accent - fun sentiment to go with the bee theme! As always, thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil! xx

  7. This looks gorgeous Chrissie. The honeycomb background is fab, great texture. Love those little bees too. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Stencil challenge xx


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