Show Me Sunday by Lynn Shokoples

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Show Me Sunday
Masks & Stencils Tutorial by Lynn Shokoples

Good Morning fellow scrappers! Today I want to share a tutorial on masks and stencils. I had bought quite of few of these and it took me quite awhile to figure out what to do with them. After playing around I found I could mist them, ink them, or use a distress stain dauber! This is just too much fun! I'm going to show you all of the stencils on white cardstock just so you can see it a little more clearly. So here we go.....

To start you just lay your stencil on the paper and spray away! I usually have spray everywhere but you also can protect the areas you don't want sprayed with scrap paper. 

And here is what it looks like after you finish. It's great to use them for backgrounds on plain cardstock too!

For this chicken wire stencil I used Distress Stain. You just daub away and you don't need to use much!

Here is what the finished product looks like! Try it on patterned paper or use paper towel to take some of the stain off to give it a muted look.

Now this mask I have had for a long time and was scared to use it. But out comes the spray mist and it's just so easy to create a border on your paper.
Voila! Great for cards, borders or backgrounds!

My all time favorite thing to do with mists, inks or stains is to color flowers!! I buy the big packs of white flowers and just change up the colors to match any paper I'm using! You can even use the flower as a mask on your background. So have fun playing with the mists, inks, and stains that you have on your desk!!  And my last tip of the day....Baby Wipes are the perfect tool for cleaning up your desk and your stencils!! Enjoy your day and have fun scrapping!


9 Responses to “Show Me Sunday by Lynn Shokoples”

Channa said...

Wow lynn, thanks for sharing! Great tutorial.

Scrappin Thread said...

Love it, Lynn! Thank you for doing this tutorial. It is really helpful. Beverly

cgl1539 said...

I love the way these turned out, especially that chicken wire.

blsd2scrp said...

it's funny...I have the same masks and have been apprehensive about using them! thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

Ashley Horton said...

Great tutorial Lynn! Love the misted flower!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful tips & creations. My blog is indicating that the blog hop winners were posted 1 hr ago but when I click to see the winners it takes me to this posting.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Christina Ketelsen said...

Love the tutorial. I'm digging the chicken wire stencil. Thank you for sharing!!

Debeez Designs said...

Great thanks for sharing will need to try some of these techniques out :)

CraftyGirl said...

Thanks for the misting tips Lynn!! I think I need to get some of those stencils!!

Barb :)