We are clinging on to our pumpkin theme this week with a great tutorial that could be a little clingy and addicting, because you’ll be clinging to everything once you’ve seen what’s up with stencils and pumpkins. Speaking of pumpkins here are a few of the popular stencils on our website.
Here’s a great tutorial from the archives that will help you cling to new ways of using your stencil designs.
- Dreamweaver Stencils Vintage Decor and Large Bats stencils, Matte Black Embossing Paste, Palette Knife, and Spreader
- Black Micro Glitter
- Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet
- Elmer’s Glue All
- 3M Scotch Removable Tape
Step 1: Apply tape to all four sides of stencil and onto craft sheet.
Step 2: Using palette knife, apply paste along edge of spreader approximately the same width as the stencil design.
Step 3: Spread four fingers along back of spreader, and apply paste at an acute angle across the stencil. If there are gaps, place paste with palette knife in them, and then go back over the design with the spreader at a 90 degree angle.
Step 4: Carefully remove tape from three sides and use a fourth piece as a hinge to lift stencil up and away. Clean stencil immediately with warm water and a nail brush.
Step 5: Pour glitter over wet paste and carefully press into surface. Set aside to dry.
(Follow above steps with Bats stencil as well.)
Step 6: When dry, shake off glitter onto scrap paper, and funnel back into jar. (Note: A “Swiffer” cloth is great for removing excess glitter.) Apply drops of glue between each section of design as a bridge. Let dry.
Step 7: Carefully peel “clings” from craft sheet and press apply onto clean pumpkins, no extra glue needed. Clings can be removed if desired. They can also be pressed onto windows, glass hurricane lanterns, etc.
Now for some pretty pumpkin projects from these stencil artists —
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