Tim Holtz’s September tag is all about using layers of stencils with a variety of media. I don’t have any of his new stencils, but I’ve got plenty of the metal ones used for embossing.
This worked out well, as the first layer is done with embossing paste. I repeated the trees a few times at different heights to get the start of a forest.
The next step was to pounce a stencil layer with Picket Fence Distress Stain. I did the moon (and some stars which you don’t really see) and this ended up being my favorite part of the card. I LOVE the way it peeks through the trees.
The charms were antiqued by squirting on a bit of black enamel accents, rubbing it into the crevices with my finger then rubbing off the excess.
Another layer was done with this Dreamweaver stencil, Bare Trees. I didn’t really intend to make a Halloween card, but with the moon peeping out from behind those spooky trees, how could it be anything else?
Interestingly, these trees don’t have to be spooky. Here’s a card I made a while back with the same stencil. White embossing paste on blue cardstock sprinkled with glitter while the paste was still wet = winter wonderland, not spooky at all.
I love it when supplies are versatile!
Happy creating, all. :-)