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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Easy Plaid Background featuring Picket Fence Studio’s Slim Line Fancy Table Layering Stencils

Hello everyone! I love working with inks and have an easy masking technique to create a plaid background. I kept my palette soft to highlight a gorgeous new stencil set by Picket Fence Studios', Slim Line Fancy Table Layering StencIls.

  • Bristol Smooth card stock was cut to 3 3/4" by 8 3/4".

  • The plaid background was created with Distress Oxide inks Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Worn Lipstick. I used Post-It Note Tape for masking. This tape is easy to work with and the width of it was perfect to create the plaid. I worked with three strips of tape.

  • Diagonal stripes were created by placing three strips of tape down and then removing the centre one. Ink was applied with a Life Changing Blender Brushes. When done, the three strips of tape were laid down again; the first one masking the inked stripe. Again the middle strip of tape is removed and the next colour of ink is applied. This process is repeated alternating between the three colours of ink until the panel is done.

  • To create the plaid, repeat the process above but placing the diagonal stripes in the other direction so they will criss cross.

  • The sentiment was die cut four times using the Hello There Word Die. The stacked sentiment was adhered to the lower third of the card front.

  • Some details on the stencilling were highlighted with clear sequins from Classic Christmas Sequin Mix.


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