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.
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 Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste and Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste and Alcohol Inks.
10. Using a small plastic spatula place a thin layer of WV Black Embossing Paste on each of the GSLC Alphabet Stencils of A, T, and Z. Allow to air dry fully.
11. Next using a small plastic spatula place a thin layer of WV Crackle Texture Paste on each of the GSLC Alphabet Stencils of A, T, and Z. Allow to air dry fully
12. Once fully dry use alcohol inks to stain the crackle paste for the GSLC Alphabet Stencil "A " I used purple and yellow inks, For the GSLC Alphabet Stencil "T" I used Blues, Greens, and Browns, and for the "Z" I used Rust, Yellow, and Red Inks.
13. Find complimentary materials for the backgrounds of you GSLC Alphabet Framed Designs. I used a piece of player piano scroll paper for the "A", a Piece of Course Sandpaper for the "T", and a piece of Corrugated Cardboard for the "Z".
14. Cut and glue the appropriate images for each of Framed letters, securing with Weldbond.
15. Our GSLC Alphabet Stencils are complete for Letters "A","T" and "Z"
Some final thoughts."A" is for Anubis, an Egyptian Jackal God, the protector of ancient graves and your final rest.
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, Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste and Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste, mall thin plastic spatula, Alcohol Inks of your choosing, Piece of Corse Sandpaper, Piece of Corrugated Cardboard, A pieces of Player Piano Paper Scroll 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!