05 December 2015

The 12 Brands of Christmas - Brand #3 Tim Holtz Layering Stencils

Hello fellow bloggers. I was very excited when asked to write a review for a product but I was soon struck with the thought 'what shall I review?' There are so many gorgeous crafting products available and I am extremely lucky to own some of them so I had a little think about what I enjoy using whilst I craft and I have to say that more often than not I end up rifling through my stencil folder.
This year I discovered Tim Holtz Layering stencils and I have managed to acumlate a small selection. These stencils are so verstatile. There is a growing collection available with lots of designs for a variety of occasions and oodles of techniques and mediums to use alongside.

Here are a few projects using these delicious stencils in a variety of different ways.

For this card I spritzed my Tim Holtz Distress spray through the Burlap and Cargo stencil. I blended some Distress inks around the edge and then sprayed water with my mini mister through the Measured layering stencil. To create a border I blended black soot distress ink through the Splotches stencil. The stamp set used for this project is Warehouse District.
This card has seen my fingers pink for a number of days now. A messy technique but lots of fun. I applied various shades of Distress inks to the Lace layering stencil, spritzed with water and brayered onto some watercolour paper. To keep the theme, on the background I dabbed my versamark pad through the same stencil and heat embossed with embossing powder. I used the Finnabair Dont forget to fly stamp over my inky background.

I love adding texture to cards and canvases and these stencils really do the job. The Woodgrain layering stencil made a fabulous bough for Robin to perch. In the background I used the Splotches stencil once again but this time for a bauble effect. I used one of Dina Wakelys Scribbly birds for the robin.
Remember to check out the remaining Brands of Christmas for this month. Also running is the 12 Designers of Christmas, if you comment on all 12 of these blog posts you could be in with a chance of a fabulous mixed media prize!

Crafty christmas hugs to you all,
Clare x x x

8 comments:

dragonriding said...

Love the robin....great way of using Tims stencils....

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous projects, so different from each other! Love stencils and the Tim Holtz ones are particularly good for a distressed look.

Karen Petitt said...

Such wonderful textured projects. I only really started to get into stencils this year and now I'm obsessed with those as I am with stamps. My favourite is my Tim Holtz Layering wood grain stencil and it's lovely to see how you've used it here. TFS Karen x

Renee said...

I love what you did with the stencils! I like the size of these.

Jane said...

I have lots of Tim's stencils , they are fab. Love your projects using them

Linda said...

Fabulous projects .... love the little robin! xx

Caroline said...

Great projects, adorable robin. I have to be honest, I struggle with TH stencils. Is that bad to say? Don't get me wrong, I have lots of TH products & they are fantastic! Perhaps I'll have another go.... Ty. C

Dawn Louise said...

Brill projects and shows the versatility of these stencils. X