Ranger Ink | Guest Designer | 5 Ways to Use Simon Hurley create. Stencils

Hey friends!

I’m thrilled to be joining Ranger for another Guest Design spot this month. Today, I’m sharing FIVE ways to use Simon Hurley create. Stencils in your projects and I’ve got a finished project example with one of the backgrounds as well!

FIVE WAYS TO USE THE SIMON HURLEY CREATE. STENCILS:


Ink Blending: Place your stencil over the card stock you’d like to use. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool with a Foam Pad, brush the foam across the top of the ink pad and then apply to your card stock in a circular motion. Be sure not to apply too much pressure or you will see streak marks or imperfections in your blending. To blend colors together, lightly blend over the previous color with a new color. Choose colors that mix well to create other colors (like blue and yellow to create green for example).


Embossing: Place your stencil over the card stock you’d like to use. Treat your surface with an anti-static powder tool to prevent embossing powder from sticking where you don’t want it. Using the Embossing Dauber, pounce on the sticky ink. Be sure to get ink into all of the nooks and crannies so that your stenciled image is crisp. Apply Embossing Powder to the inked area over a scrap paper or coffee filter for easy clean up. Tap off the excess powder and then use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.


Sticky Embossing Powder + Foil: Place your stencil over the card stock you’d like to use. Treat your surface with an anti-static powder tool to prevent embossing powder from sticking where you don’t want it. Using the Embossing Dauber, pounce on the sticky ink. Be sure to get ink into all of the nooks and crannies so that your stenciled image is crisp. Apply Embossing Powder to the inked area over a scrap paper or coffee filter for easy clean up. Tap off the excess powder and then use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Immediately apply a piece of transfer foil and lightly smooth it over the warm powder. Don’t press too firmly as the design can get displaced. Once it has cooled, you can run harder to ensure the foil transfer completely. Remove the excess foil and check out your foiled background!


Texture Paste + Simon’s Dye Inks: Start by scooping some of the opaque texture paste out of the jar with a palette knife or similar tool. Apply this directly to your craft mat. Take your Triple Berry Dye Ink Pad and smear it directly on your craft mat. Spritz the ink with water using the Distress Sprayer or Mister. Mix the texture paste and the ink together until all of the color is incorporated and you have an even mixture. Layer the stencil over your card stock and apply the colored paste directly to your stencil. Be sure to cover the area generously and evenly for best results. Remove the stencil carefully and wash immediately with water so the paste doesn’t dry on your stencil. Set your background aside to dry.


Gel Printing Plates: Choose the size gel plate that works best for your project. Apply acrylic paint directly to the gel plate and use the small brayer to roll the color on evenly. Lay your paper on top of the painted area and smooth it on to the gel plate. Gently peel the paper off of the gel plate to ‘pull’ your first print. Next, add a coat of acrylic paint in another color and smooth it with the brayer. Layer a stencil on top of the paint while it’s still wet and immediately put your original print on top. Smooth this out and press evenly across the whole paper to ensure it transfers. Peel the paper from the gel plate. The pattern of the stencil will now be transferred to your painted background. Experiment with different layering techniques and color combinations to get different results every single time!

You can check out all FIVE of the ways I used Simon Hurley create. stencils below or HERE on YouTube!

Here’s a look at one of the finished cards I created using one of the stenciled backgrounds! I hope you love it!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day! I’d love to see which ways you use your stencils, so be sure to tag me on social media (@acarddayswork) to share your creations!

Hugs and love,

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