Sunday, April 2, 2023

613 Avenue Create - April 2023 Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Stencils

 Hello, Crafty Mates!

The Optional Twist at 613 Avenue Create this month is "Stencils!"

The first technique I learned when I started cardmaking was stenciling.  Of course, back then, we used mostly brass stencils and they were more for embossing than creating backgrounds. 

Stencils remain one of my favorite crafting tools.


 I was flipping through my stencils, praying for inspiration, and I came across an old pinwheel stencil. I  figured I could use it to create a background for my pinwheel embellishment.
This pop-up pinwheel has been in my stash for years.  I added double-sided foam tape to the back to add depth.
I cut a wooden skewer in half before coloring it with Distress ink and dipping it into glitter glue!
The stencil pattern was repeated on the inside.

I loved playing with pinwheels when I was a child.  It is interesting to look back and reflect on how little it took to make me happy when I was a kid.  I guess pinwheels, yo-yos, bolo bats, and jackstones are just too analog for kids born into a digital world!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Challenges Entered: (ATG= Anything Goes)

Stuff I Used:
Stamp: - Delight: Heidi Swoop
Stamp: - Life is Good, Everyday: Technique Tuesday, Ordinary Days
Pinwheel Stencil - Diane Wakley: Bendy Pinwheels
Pinwheel Popup - Basic Grey
Rainbow - Simply Gilded
Distress Oxide Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Speckled Egg, Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke, Worn Lipstick, Salvaged Patina, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet