Good morning! This is Heather with another card and technique video, this time featuring a vibrant and fun combination of Gesso and Distress Crayons for a reverse stenciling technique! I also use an adorable itty bitty stamp called Be Better Birdie.
Here is the video showing my technique for this:
I applied Gesso with a palette knife instead of a brush, but either works perfectly well. I made sure and set that aside to dry thoroughly, then blended distress crayons over the top, purposely going over the edges of the Gesso to enhance that line.
Next, I laid a stencil over the top and used a damp baby wipe to remove some of the distress crayon – isn’t it a fun look? At this point you can make the choice to seal that or not, but since this was just a card I decided to leave as is. I added my heat embossed sentiment and image that I had previously die cut in a circle shape. Once I let it sit out overnight, I rubbed it with my finger and didn’t notice any smudging. I don’t know what a wet finger or damp cloth would do at this point, but since it is a card and not going to be as long lasting as a framed piece to put on a wall, I wasn’t overly worried!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!