1. Take GSLC Alphabet Stencil Blanks from Package.
2. Print Images of your choosing to represent each letter, I have decided upon a Monsters and Mysterious Creatures one and not sure what I will find. I was inspired by Dave Bell Graphic Artist of Classic Monster Posters and will start with them.
3. I am using 3 small 5" by 7" inch IKEA wooden frames to showcase each of the letters.
4. I am a texture type of guy so I want to alter the frames and give them added interest. I want them to look similar but not the same, like they are part of a collection.
5. For the first frame I used various Ice Resin Enamels in German Silver and Torched Copper and Embossing Enamels in Aged Hunter and Aged Copper. I layered them and cured with a heating tool. This method can also be used on any of the GSLC chipboards as I will probably use later in my project.
6. I added Tim Holts Distress Sprays in Walnut Stain to add additional patina.
7. The second frame was aged using Finnabair rust pastes in greens, browns, and orange placed on randomly with a paintbrush. I then used transparent burnt sienna ink to fill in any empty spaces. Once again this technique can be used on any of the GSLC chipboard pieces.
8. The final frame was given a patina using Tim Holtz Distress Grit-Paste and Ferro-Copper Paste applied with a thin plastic spatula using a Snake Skin Stencil and further distressing with alcohol inks in browns and greens. Once again this technique can be used on any of the GSLC chipboard pieces.
9. For altering the GSLC Alphabet Stencil Blanks this time I will only be using acrylic paints.
10. For the GSLC Alphabet Stencil "J" I used a piece of painters tape to divide the letter in half. I painted one side with Golden Green Gold Acrylic Paint the other side with Deco Art Quinacridone Violet Acrylic Paint.
11. For the GSLC Alphabet Stencil "I" I first painted with Golden Interference Blue (Fine) Acrylic Paint and then used a dry brush technique to add Lumiere Super Sparkle Acrylic Paint to give it an ethereal feel.
12. For the GSLC Alphabet Stencil "H" I added layers of Deco Art Prussian Blue Acrylic Paint, Craft Smart Antique Gold Acrylic Paint, Deco Art Metallic Chocolate Acrylic Paint and Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Acrylic Paint to give it an aged brass patina.
13. Find complimentary materials for the backgrounds of you GSLC Alphabet Framed Designs. I used a piece of Washi tapes for the "J", a Piece of Shiny Blue Metallic Gift Wrap for the "I", and a piece of Tapestry Fabric for the "H".
14. Cut and glue the appropriate images for each of Framed letters, securing with Weldbond.
15. Our GSLC Alphabet Stencils are complete for Letters "H","I" and "J"
Some final thoughts.
"H" is for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a disfigured man in a tower he did stay.
"I" is for The Invisible Man, whose mind and body slowly faded away.
"J" is for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde two different men, one by night the other by day.
Stay tuned for the next instillation of GSLC Alphabet Stencil Blanks. I cannot wait to see what new images I discover.
Supplies: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Alphabet Stencil Blanks, 3 small 5" by 7" inch IKEA wooden frames, Matte Medium Ice Resins in Torched Copper and German Silver, Aged Hunter and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel, Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Walnut, Heating Tool, Finnabair Rust Pastes in Greens, Browns, and Orange, Transparent Burnt Sienna Ink, Paint Brush, Painters Tape, Golden Green Gold Acrylic Paint, Deco Art Quinacridone Violet Acrylic Paint, Golden Interference Blue (Fine) Acrylic Paint, Lumiere Super Sparkle Acrylic Paint, Deco Art Prussian Blue Acrylic Paint, Craft Smart Antique Gold Acrylic Paint, Deco Art Metallic Chocolate Acrylic Paint, Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Acrylic Paint, Piece of Tapestry Fabric, Piece of Shiny Blue Metallic Gift Wrap, Washi Tape and pieces of thin cardboard for the backgrounds, Various Printed Images of Monster and Mysterious Creatures using Inkjet Printer and paper, and Weldbond.
I cannot wait to see your interpretation of this project. Share it on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft Group Page on Facebook. I would love to see what new creations you are working on!