The layered templates have been making the rounds around here again. So happy to have found this one on Creative Fabrico the other day.
Cutting the pieces was easy for the most part. There are a couple of areas where the joining is very small - however, it was easy to fix and isn't visible.
Using AC cardstock in white still provides shading when the lights are on.
Once the cutting is done, assembly is very easy. Straws were made of folded scraps of cardstock and keep the layers about 1/4 of an inch apart, establishing a depth of perception.
Adding a 1/4 inch between the layers does require a deep shadow box type of frame. Gessoed, painted pieces of chipboard create the frame and corner tabs to hold everything in place.
The Flamingo Tropical 3D ShadowBox Template can be found at CreativeFabrica.com ( links to assembly video and making your own shadow box are included with the file) Skycut plotter/cutter C 24 SCAL 5 Pro AC cardstock white Glue White paint Foam brushes Matte Gesso pop up dots (optional) 20 LED light strand of fairy lights
or at least a productive couple of days! Birthdays for this month are creeping up and so it was a mad dash to get a few done. A mix of digital and hybrid. Love all the fun that can be created using the SCAL 5 Pro software and a few fun files and dies from favorite vendors.
Using the Gradient feature in SCAL 5 Pro, you can create a full rainbow of color and fill the text with lots of fun! Moving the individual sliders you can play with the color movement as well until you're satisfied with the shift.
Purely digital and so much fun.
Let the Skycut plotter/cutter do the cutting of a chunky font and you create the background on the card base using distress inks and blending tools. Embellish with a single cupcake (digi is from Creative Fabrica) colored with pencils are markers of your choice. Add a little glaze to the cherry for some shine.
Digi image from Creative Fabrica (watercolor collection). Print 2 cut using SCAL5 Pro to set up. Once the image is printed, use a Spellbinders' border die. Round the corners of the back edge and add a bit of additional color to the edge with a strip of paper in a complimentary color.
Hoping you will be able to spend some time in your creative space this week. Enjoy every moment of it. Happy Crafting!
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Vinyl cuts used for stencils are generally one-time use. Mylar or acetate stencils generally need a bridge to keep all the little elements intact (especially for lettering). Silkscreen stencils offer more than one use – generally, no bridges and are easy to make (and don’t require weeding) clean up, and reuse again. And you can create multistep stencils as well for projects that use multiple colors or have distinctive layers. For this project, the following was used:
A few more silkscreen stencils have made their way to the crafting table. They stencils are very easy to make using the IkonArt Stencil Kit and some fun and creative craft quotes from CreativeFabrica.com.
The mini bag is from Hobby Lobby and has been in my stash for a while... We purchased a pack of four for about $3. The bag measures 6 x 5 not including the handles. The Jaquard fabric paint for stencils was from Amazon. Before stenciling, add a light coat of Mod Podge on the bag front to keep the paint from bleeding under the stencil. The stencil was made using the blue stencil material. Some light tack tape was used to keep the stencil in place as there wasn't quite enough tack to keep it firmly in the area that would be stenciled.
Choose the quote you wish to use. Open your editing software. SCAL 5 Pro was used. Choose the SVG file. If your quote uses multiple colors, change everything to black. This is essential for exposing and getting the best results on your stencil film. Follow the directions for Printing, Exposing,Rinsing and Post exposure as shared by IkonArt Stencil here. Be sure to do that last step of Post Exposure for a longer lasting stencil.
Use a foam brush to apply the paint. Check to make sure you have adequate coverage by lifting one edge of the stencil and replacing to apply more paint if needed. When you have completed the process, lift the stencil and clean the stencil in warm water while the paint dries on the bag. Replace the clear cover and let the stencil dry.
I added a few additional details to the paintbrush at the bottom of the stenciled image using an Ohuhu Alcohol gray marker and a Micron .01 detail pen. Heat set the image using an iron and press cloth.
Can't wait to do a few more.... these will make perfect gifts when filled with gift cards, stickers and more.
For more inspiration, please stop by my page at The Artistry at CreativeFabrica.com