Friday, 23 June 2017



Hallo Everyone!

Nice to have you join us
for today's blog post/tutorial
by Helen Chilton, who has
been having a lot of fun
with flower stencils and dies
along with the acetate and 

"This tag uses the Wendy Vecchi and 
Ranger Enamel Accents. 

Love these as there's so much you can
 do with them and the colours are so vibrant

Put some Garden Patina onto your craft mat 
and get your stencil ready.....

.....then scrape over the Enamel Accents 
in a thick layer and leave to dry.

You can see here the glossy finish that you get.

Die cut some Tim Holtz wildflowers.

Squeeze the Enamels straight onto the die cut 
to give it a raised, glossy finish. 

This is very easy to do as it stays where you put it.

You can draw into it with a cocktail stick if you wish.

Then add Distress inkpad colour over the tag - 
the stencilled enamel will act as a resist. 

I've used coordinating colours here but you 
could quite easily colour over in bright orange 
and not get a muddy mess.

Rub over the Enamel with a baby wipe 
to remove any ink.

Add stamping to the background -
 I used the matching Wendy Vecchi Archival
 inkpad colours.

Add some dots for decoration.

I decided at this point I wanted another flower
 so I just stencilled one with a bit of Cut n Dry 
and cut it out.

I then coloured it with the Electric Lime Enamel 
and looked at how to arrange my flowers. 

These die cuts are great as they're very flexible.

I finished with some white flowers on top,
 a few words and some rope.

You can even decorate the words!

And there you have it - Enamel Accents used as a resist, 
for colouring, to give a raised glossy finish and for doodling."

Materials used:

Stamps used:
Kaisercraft: Postmarks, Blossom

Enamel Accents:
Wendy Vecchi: Leaf Green, Garden Patina, Cactus Flower
Ranger: Lemon Twist, Classic Cherry, White
Tim Holtz Thinlits die: Wildflowers 2
Imaginations Crafts Art stencil: MU43
Distress inkpads: Shabby Shutters, Broken China
Wendy Vecchi Archival inkpads: Leaf Green, Garden Patina

Thank you Helen for giving us
such a beautiful project, not to
mention highly informative tutorial

That will be me getting the enamels out
later on and decorating some wildflower
die cuts.  Think they'll be a really
useful addition to my stash

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx

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