Hello again! This is the 19th day of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have another project that only took a matter of minutes to take. I used the beautiful Leafless Tree from Dreamweaver Stencils, and creeped it up a bit.
This is so simple. Ready? Take any of your fabulous Dreamweaver Stencils (which are metal), and spray the heck out of it with an assortment of colors. I used a couple sprays from Tattered Angels, and Stormy Weather from Dreamweaver. Be sure to be working on scrap paper or in a spray box, to keep your work area neat. Then, simply flip over the stencil on to glossy paper (mine is from Ranger), and press. Once you’ve pressed across the entire stencil, simply lift it and let the card dry.
I love the swirls of color. And I didn’t press (accidentally) in one spot at the bottom, but it was the perfect fit for a tombstone stamp that I have hat came with a tombstone punch (from Martha Stewart), so I inked it up and stuck it there. It adds to the creep factor a bit, right? So that’s it! Super simple, and the effect is pretty darn cool. Are you inspired to try these stencils yet? I hope so! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!
Fabulous technique! LOve the swirly background. Sooo spooky and the tombstone adds just the right touch. Serendipity! xxD
Yes- you are inspiring me to try stencils.
Was this a technique you happened upon (or happy accident) or thought about and created yourself?
Emily Thubbron says
This is amazing. I love how it looks so 3-D. The tombstone adds just the right touch to this spooky tree.
Pam Hornschu says
Great spooky effect!
Wow!! This looks really textured, i wanna touch it!! The tombstone is perfect on there too! fab! mo x
Awesome technique! That is such a cool effect. I want to touch it too! Great job!
Wonderful background and love the tree!!
Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen says
Very interesting and unique, I love that tree!
so neat and spooky…love the colors and the tree itself is fab!
oh my…this is awesome. Love the color and effect your achieved. I can't believe you did this with a stencil. Thanks for sharing your technique. You are making me want to buy some stencils!
Stunning creation! I can't believe it was as easy as using a stencil, looks like you spent hours on this brilliant work of art.
How fun! Excellent job on colors and also love that the pic came out great so we can see.
This is AWESOME Alison! Love how you did the tree and I noticed the " tombstone" right away!
Great colors, AWESOME Technique!!!! love that tree!!!