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Stencils make great ATCs too!

I am playing with Stencils to make wonderful bases for ATCs.

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We all have those papers in our stash that are not really favorites and this is a great way to use them up.
The idea is to add layer upon layer of stencils and paints.  Move the stencil around for more designs.   Use 6 x 6 or 12 x 12 or ??   I cut my papers into strips and then ATC sizes once they were dry using my Fiskars cutter.

I added Prills with glue to create an undulating pattern which helped create my framed ATC triptych shown above.   I was pretty pleased with the results.  Truth be told, that is a dollar store frame, what a find!

I kept going with more papers to create a stash of papers I can use for ATC's or any project.  

You can mix any inks or even stamp pads with mediums.   One thing I learned was to run a distress oxide inkpad over the stencil, which will stay on top so that when you apply a medium it will pick up the color and move onto the paper.  I used Prima Art Alchemy paint, as well as alcohol inks mixed with a medium.  I used a dauber and a spatula.


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