Supplies: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Alphabet Stencil Blanks, 3 small 5" by 7" inch IKEA wooden frames, Matte Medium Ice Resins in Torched Copper and German Silver, Aged Hunter and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel, Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Walnut, Heating Tool, Finnabair Rust Pastes in Greens, Browns, and Orange, Transparent Burnt Sienna Ink, Paint Brush, Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste, Finnabair Stone Effect Paste, small plastic spatula, stencils of your choosing, Tim Holtz Distress Sprays and Lindy Metallic Spray of your choosing, Various Run-N-Buff to add patina Pages from magazines for the backgrounds, Various Printed Images of Monster and Mysterious Creatures using Inkjet Printer and paper, and Weldbond.
1. Take GSLC Alphabet Stencil Blanks from Package.
2. Print Images of your choosing to represent each letter, I have decided upon a Monsters and Mysterious Creatures one and not sure what I will find. I was inspired by Dave Bell Graphic Artist of Classic Monster Posters and will start with them.
3. I am using 3 small 5" by 7" inch IKEA wooden frames to showcase each of the letters.
4. I am a texture type of guy so I want to alter the frames and give them added interest. I want them to look similar but not the same like they are part of a collection.
5. For the first frame I used various Ice Resin Enamels in German Silver and Torched Copper and Embossing Enamels in Aged Hunter and Aged Copper. I layered them and cured with a heating tool. This method can also be used on any of the GSLC chipboards as I will probably use later in my project.
6. I added Tim Holts Distress Sprays in Walnut Stain to add additional patina.
7. The second frame was aged using Finnabair rust pastes in greens, browns, and orange placed on randomly with a paintbrush. I then used transparent burnt sienna ink to fill in any empty spaces. Once again this technique can be used on any of the GSLC chipboard pieces.
8. The final frame was given a patina using Tim Holtz Distress Grit-Paste and Ferro-Copper Paste applied with a thin plastic spatula using a Snake Skin Stencil and further distressing with alcohol inks in browns and greens. Once again this technique can be used on any of the GSLC chipboard pieces.
9. For altering the GSLC Alphabet Stencil Blanks this time I will be using stencils and Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste and Finnabair Stone Effect Paste.
10. Choose the stencil and pastes you would like to use for each of the GSLC Alphabet Stencils " L". "O", and "S".
11. Once dry spay with Tim Holtz Distress Stain Sprays and Lindy Metallic Sprays for the first layer.
12. Next add depth and interest using various Rub-N-Buff products.
13. Find complimentary magazine pages for the backgrounds of you GSLC Alphabet Framed Designs. I used blackberries and flowers for the "L", I used a haunted forest for the "O", and A collection of evergreen boughs for the "S".
14. Cut and glue the appropriate images for each of Framed letters, securing with Weldbond.
15. Our GSLC Alphabet Stencils are complete for Letters "L","O" and "S"
Some final thoughts.
"L" is the Loch Ness Monster, the forever elusive "Nessie" hiding in a Scottish Lake.
"O" is for Ogre, large and misunderstood, accused of all the children he did not take.
"S" is for Satyr, half man half beast, some may even find him a sexy beefcake.
Stay tuned for the next instillation of GSLC Alphabet Stencil Blanks. I cannot wait to see what new images I discover.