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spritzy atc backgrounds with Stencil 1

Do your backgrounds ever need a little extra something?  I had some Gelli Plate monoprints that wanted a boost, and this eight pack (in my mind I call it an eight pack) of atc sized stencils from Stencil 1 was just the thing.
The stencils separate, but I left the sheet whole, clipped it to the print, and gave it a spritzing with some Dylusions spray inks.  The paper on the left, below, is another print I used to pull the ink off the top of the stencil, kind of like a print, and basically the stencil in reverse:
The result?

A variety of backgrounds perfect for atcs,, ready to be cut to size and put to use:

Altered Pages and Stencil 1

Update--here are two of the four atcs I've finished so far.  Same image, but I thought it would be fun to see the different effect of the backgrounds:

Each of the atcs, plus some fun little extras, are up for the giving away of at THIS BLOG POST.

Thank you for stopping by today, and happy creating to you!



  1. I think I like the reverse better because it seems bolder. Both backgrounds are great! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!

    1. Just updated with a couple of the atcs I finished last night! :)

  2. Very cool prints Trisha- love that Stencil 1 set!

  3. Those stencils really added just the right thing to your gelli plate backgrounds. TFS the process. Love the idea of cutting the papers up for ATCs,too.

  4. This is a good idea!! Love the effect and I have a few rejects!

  5. Great Stencil 1 set of images. This is truly the fun of creating, do it with abandon!


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