Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WOYWW - STENCIL CUTTER AND EASTER CARDS

For What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday this week I have to show off my new 'toy' - a stencil burner - it's brilliant and cuts stencils in a far more accurate way than the Stanley knife did.  In order to get a quick 'play' with it I cut out a simple outline of a chicken and decided to make some gelli prints.

For the printing I chose to use the colour scheme from the Witch Hazel colour palette I made for 'Colour Me Weekly' a couple of weeks ago.  I found that the printing worked quite well despite mixing Dulux emulsion (and anything else I had) with the acrylic paints, and my gelli plate remained unharmed!




I turned a couple of the prints into Easter cards and added some stitching in the golden yellow colours to highlight the 'combs'. 

It wasn't until I photographed the cards that I noticed how tatty my table is - I don't notice it in real life!  The stains are where my water pot for paint usually stands - perhaps I'll try and do something about it - or perhaps not!!!

29 comments:

  1. These are absolutely beautiful; Im sure the recievers will adore them and treasure .Love the colour combo youve used the yellow just perfect
    Have fab wednesday and creative week
    judex 17

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  2. Love the colour combos on the cards! Gorgeous! Trish #31

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  3. I love these Diana - we are stitching chickens this weekend at the Guild - Rooster Rags - I have no idea what it'll be like ! ;-)

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  4. Wow I have never heard of stencil burner, it rally sound much better than the knife. Beautiful cards you made.

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  5. Great looking and creative space this week, thanks for sharing. Lovely colours and though I've never heard of a stencil burner I love what you've done.
    Neil #8

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  6. Fabulous chickens! Must get me a stencil burner, endless fun! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafting week.
    HaPpY wOyWw!!
    ((Lyn))

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  7. Stunning work, Have a great week hugs May x x x

    did you know you have the word thingy on?

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  8. Beautiful art work - love both cards (and I haven't heard of a stencil burner or gelli prints before - need to find out more.)

    ann B
    #2

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  9. Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
    Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
    Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
    Hugs Marleen ;-)

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  10. what an amazing tool! The results look great. Never mind the table, that's shabby chic!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Enjoy your new toy, it sounds like great fun. Happy WOYWW!!

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  12. LOL, you sound like me after I take a picture of something then I notice all sorts of things that I don't nornmally see! Love your card, they are beautiful! waving hi from the warm and sunny hills of North Carolina :)

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  13. Wow that's fantastic! Love what you've done with them. Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

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  14. I love your cards - another great colour palette.

    About the book...... I like it but don't love it. It's full of techniques and is really informative (it's worth the money in my opinion) but if I'm honest it just doesn't inspire me. That said, I still think its worth having to refer to ..... bet that doesn't help at all!!!!

    Karen

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  15. Your work is beautiful, like the idea of a stencil burner....Regards, Anne #47

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  16. What an unusual colour combination - but really eye-catching ! The chickens are great fun & make my Easter cards look very pedestrian ! Must make some time to do something a bit more creative this weekend !
    have a great week! Ali #157

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  17. Great results from a tool you've only just got! looking forward to seeing more x

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  18. Aren't you just the adventurous thing! A stencil burner sounds fabulous - gelli prints I'm unfamiliar with - there are some things, such as various kinds of printing, that I don't let myself learn about for fear of total overload, but now I'm tempted after seeing your fabulous cards...

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  19. Wow! Gorgeous chooks, feathers, colours... everything, really! Got a fine chook specimen on my blog today too :D
    Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

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  20. That's one really tough looking machine and doesn't it do a good job. Your chicken is great and the cards are lovely.
    Have a great week.
    Von #67

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  21. Fab cards, lush colours, and great desk in the last shot - the whole scene looks aspirational enough to be in a homes magazine! Have a fab week, hope you'll pop by my Pen Pot - best wishes, Deb

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  22. what a fab new toy,love the finished cards,have a great week,x

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  23. Love the chickens! I have never used my stencil cutter! I've always done them with the exacto knife. If I get back into the stencil, I'll have to remember to pull that handy thing out. I'm a bit late getting 'round the desks this week. Warmly, Tracy #81

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  24. What a fun tool, it sounds like it's going to be really handy. Great results with the chickens, they are AWESOME! (I know I've said that previously, but the are!) xx

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  25. I've never heard of a stencil cutter, what a great idea. Those are great chickens! Very nice art work, thanks for sharing. Barb #90

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  26. The color combo you have used is amazing. Those cards are sure beautiful, and someone will be lucky yo get them.

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  27. I think I'm fast needing a stencil burner... one of those wonderful finds that yesterday I didn't know that today I couldn't live without!! Get my drift. The results from you using it are superb!
    Leave those marks on your lived in desk.... it shows you've used it well.
    Thanks for a fab snoop...
    joZarty x

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  28. Oh my, you have a steady hand! Is that a pyrogaphy tool? How clever. The resulting cards are great, and the table...it has a sorry, and honestly, I think it was only you who noticed!

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