Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team are "Getting Inky with Stencils". These leaves the options wide open as there are so many ways to use ink with stencils, besides the obviously beautiful, tried-and-true, pouncing ink through the stencil with a good stencil brush or two.
My feature card today does NOT use that technique. However, I have played with ink and stencils in two ways. The hope panel was created by wiping the Leafy Branch stencil with Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk ink in Tangerine, and running it through my Big Shot Pro with a panel of faint wood-grain print cardstock to emboss the leaves and at the same time, transfer the ink for a simple and natural look. I added the hope sentiment in black embossing paste.
The other ink technique features the Dreamweaver Stencils Color Solutions Artist Grade Alcohol Inks in Aspen Leaf, Pumpkin, and Paprika placed in drops that mingled on the back of a panel of acetate. I love this technique as the transparent, yet saturated colors, remind me of stained glass. I paste-embossed the fall tree from the Four Seasons stencil on the front of the acetate panel, and added a black cardstock frame. Some Hemptique cording finishes it off.
All of this month should be a fabulous opportunity to learn a plethora (word for the day) of inky fun techniques, so be sure to play along with us. Link your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. This month only, the two winners that are chosen can choose whichever stencil they want the most! (Pssst, I suggest one of the great LX stencil designs!) For more inky notions, check out what the rest of the team has been playing with: