In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make cards using stencils and acrylic paint. You'll also be shown how to make your own stencils using paper punches or a few snips with scissors. Learn to stencil cards and you'll be able to use the same skills to stencil scrapbook pages, note paper, envelopes and more. The creative options with stenciling are infinite when you mix paints to make unique colors and cut your own stencils.
This greeting card tutorial builds on previous tutorials, especially #1: Four Patch Cards and #2: Matted Clip-art and Photo Cards. If you are new to card making, review these tutorials before starting this one.
Related crafts: Have more stencil fun in the Bear Birthday Card Stencil, Stenciled Bear Christmas Cards, Stenciled T-Shirts, Stenciled Flower Pots, Snowflake Window Stencils and Festive Window Stencils craft projects.
The biggest challenge in using paints with stencils is getting a clear image without any smudges, blurs or bleeds. Here are some stenciling tips:
To make a simple stenciled card, like those pictured in this project, first try stenciling on some scrap paper, then proceed to the next steps.
Your stenciled card is done!