Map Fold Stencil Card featuring Steamworks stamps!
Create a unique, color-blocked card featuring the Turkish Map Fold Stencil
inspired by a recent entry on Lisa Dolezal's blog. Be sure to visit her Rockin' Scissors Paper And Glue
post for details.
Lisa's inspiring card was created with Distress Oxide inks and stamped with images from a variety of past kit collections.
Map Fold Stencil Color Blocking Technique
Mask a 1/8” area around the perimeter of an ivory panel with painter’s tape. Lay the Map Fold stencil onto the upper left corner of the panel and add Ocean ink
with an Ink Applicator tool
Stamp the arrow compass image
over the stencil into the inked area with Earth ink. Press firmly and ink the image well to prevent a "shadow" along the edge of the stencil opening.
Swipe a small amount of Earth Ink into the perimeter of the inked area to add depth to each block.
Remove the stencil and continue inking and stamping in alternating colors to form a color blocked pattern. Use scrap paper to cover any open areas to prevent unwanted stray marks, if needed. I also featured fun images from the What a Ride stamp sheet
. They coordinate perfectly with the Steamworks
Define the edges of each block with a brown brush-tipped marker.
Gently remove the painter's tape to reveal the finished artwork.
Complete the card with a stamped sentiment colored with pencils. Speckle the papers with a bit of Earth ink applied with a water brush for a final artsy touch.
The Turkish Map Fold Workshop
Projects are still available for purchase!
The workshop kit includes cutaparts to decorate the unique shape of the inner pages and all of the supplies needed to create the book, including an instruction download and full video workshop. Trace the stencil shapes onto photos and trim to fit perfectly into the album. (The stencil is sold separately.)
I look forward to seeing the clever ways you choose to create with this stencil!
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