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Silhouette UK: Layered Stencils

Hello, welcome back to the blog! For today’s project, I’m using the non-adhesive Stencil Material for creating layered stencils. I have created my own stencils before using a variety of media similar to the stencil material, however, this was the first time I have used Silhouette’s stencil material. I was really impressed with it – it is thin so cuts well but the material isn’t flimsy like a piece of acetate, so it holds its shape well. In today’s project, I wanted to show you how you can create layered stencils to use with inks, mouses, embossing powders and more, to get a multicoloured stencilled image. 

Layered Stencils Process overview:

Select a design from the studio and input into your design panel. When choosing your design, go for a simple design where you can easily identify 2-3 layers. 

Separate the layers into groups and check for areas where cut lines are overlapping or very close together. This will affect the stability of the stencil, so adjust when needed.  In addition, check there are no areas/shapes that are not attached to the outside of the stencil. For example, there are were a couple of negative areas with the tree where the branches overlap. 

To overcome this, use the knife tool to cut the lines where you wish to join the negative area to the outside of the stencil. Use the edit points to adjust any gaps and ensure a continuous cut line is seen.

For full instructions on how to do this, along with pictures, check out the link at the end of the post to take you to the Silhouette UK blog.

Layered stencils Card photos:

For this card, I inked clear embossing ink over the stencil direct to paper. I covered this with copper embossing powder and heat set. For the leaves, I layered the stencil over the top and applied Mother of Pearl Tonic Nuvo paste with a palette knife. The card panel was mounted on a card base, and I added a layered die-cut sentiment along with a smaller stamped sentiment.

For the second card, I applied pigment ink for the trunk and heat embossing the leaves in a beautiful red embossing powder. To finish, I added a simple sentiment.

For the last card, I used a white pigment ink for the trunk and the Aquamarine Tonic Nuvo mousse for the leaves. To finish off, I added a few matching sequins were added along with an embossed sentiment.

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Silhouette UK blog HERE to find out more.


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Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB. I have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Silhouette UK/Graphtec GB to use. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use the products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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