Reverse Stencil Technique - Make a bold background!

Reverse Stencil Technique - Make a bold background!

Julie Heyer Julie Heyer

Create vibrant backgrounds with the Reverse Stencil Technique and Club Scrap's Hybrid Inks. Gina K. shared this idea in a video recently and I couldn't wait to share it with Lisa. We were both amazed at how easy this look was to achieve.

Reverse Stencil Technique

Secure a piece of plain white paper to the Club Scrap Grid Paper Pad with a 6" length of thin washi tape. Use the grid to make sure the paper and washi tape are level. The washi tape performs two functions: First, to hold the panel in place while inking, and second, to mask off a small area to be used for sentiment placement later on.

Blend a rainbow of colors over the background using Club Scrap's Hybrid Inks. Apply Red, Tangerine, Yellow, Moss, Sapphire, and Amethyst using Ink Applicator Brushes.

Place a masking stencil over the inked background.

Apply a generous layer of India Ink through the stencil with an Ink Applicator Brush.

Pro tip: Make sure your ink pad has plenty of ink. A dried-out pad may not produce the desired results, which is why I have a re-inker on hand for each of my ink pads.

Remove the stencil to reveal the bold results!

Julie's Card - What's Up, Buttercup? Masking Stencil

Carefully remove the washi tape mask from the panel.

Align a Regatta greeting within the masked area, and stamp the sentiment using India Ink.

Use a die to cut the word 'friend' from the Lt. Purple side of the Petals Duplex paper. (Create three.)

Apply a thin layer of Bookbinding Glue (dispensed from a needle-tipped applicator) to each die cut, layering all three to form a stack.

Glue the die cut under the stamped sentiment.

Lisa's Card - Tropicale Masking Stencil

Lisa's Card - Shibori Masking Stencil

We encourage you to try out this super quick and easy technique and share it with us on the Club Scrap Chat Group on Facebook. Not a member yet? Answer a few questions and we will get your request approved in no time.

Lisa and Julie

CS Hybrid Ink Pads

CS Hybrid Ink Pads


Exclusively Club Scrap®, this hybrid craft ink combines the most exceptional ingredients of both pigments and dyes for a fine, crisp, fast-drying image! Don't forget to stock up on re-inkers!… Read More

Ink Applicator Brush

Ink Applicator Brush


Apply and blend inks quickly and easily with this fine-bristled brush. Pair with our hybrid inks and stencils to achieve soft, beautiful results! Features: Measures 5.75" overall 1.5" oval brush head on a 4.25" rose-gold handle Collect one for each… Read More

What's Up, Buttercup? Floral Masking Stencil

What's Up, Buttercup? Floral Masking Stencil


6x6" masking stencil; laser cut from sturdy mylar. Pair with our hybrid ink pads and an ink applicator brush to create stunning backgrounds on your pages, cards and other projects. Also works great with color mists, paints and other popular… Read More

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