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Artist Trading Block Stenciling Technique

by Amy Bowerman

Hey everyone!  Today I have a fun Artist Trading Block to share with you featuring the latest and greatest products from my crafty friends across the pond.  For this technique we will be using Dylusions Ink sprays from the lovely Dyan Reaveley and stenciling with Flitter Glu and Mega Flake from Indigo Blu.

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STEP 1:  Ink artist trading block pieces with Dylusions.

*Jim the Gentleman Crafter has a fantastic tutorial for you to follow on how to create beautiful pastels with Dylusions.  I urge you to check it out if you haven’t seen it already.  His Journal spread will make your jaw drop!  See Jim’s Dylusions Tutorial and Journal Page HERE.

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STEP 2:  Cut a piece of fat foam (Included in the Indigo Blu Flitter Glu Kit)  apply flitter glu with fat foam sponge directly through stencil.

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STEP 3:  Cover Project with Indigo Blu Mega-Flake (I used Winter Dawn) and rub off excess flake.

* You can see all the colors of Mega-Flake available HERE.

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STEP 4:  Use the Scoochy sponge (also included in kit) to buff off mega flake and reveal your stenciled design.

*TIP*  You can also use Flitter Glu and mega flake to stamp or cover your entire project with a lovely marbled metallic sheen.

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I’ll have more Artist Trading Block technique tutorials coming soon.  If you missed the Artist Trading Block “Love” tower you can see all the ATB’s in the collection over at The Artist’s on the Block.

Speaking of techniques…

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My CHA Show 2014 Must Have Ranger Ink supplies have just arrived courtesy of the Funkie Junkie!  If you are looking for any of these “Must Haves”  the Funkie Junkie is your one stop shop!    On that note, I need your help.  I have so much new stuff to play with I don’t know where to start.  Can you help me decide?  Which product (or products) would you like me to try first?  Let me know in the comments…I can’t wait to hear your ideas and get creating!

Have a creative day!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anita Houston February 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

I’m in LOVE!!! The stenciling and sheen is fabulous, and your tower is AMAZING!!!
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2 Laura Strack February 17, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Those Mega Flakes are going to be fun! I can’t get enough of Wendy Vecchi so any pretty creations from her stamps, paste, new dies…would be wonderful! Nice new additions to your stash!


3 Mary C. Nasser February 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I’d love to see what you do with Wendy Vecchi’s Crackle Paste!! :)
Haven’t used that yet!
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4 Carolyn Dube February 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Great ATB! I say play with the distress pen spritzer thingy!
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5 Anne Rx February 16, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I am in love with Mega Flakes too and don’t use them often enough. I loved seeing Jim’s technique and you have done a brilliant job on your block with the sprays and the flakes. I would love you to use Wendy’s new colours of Archival (with the rubbing alcohol technique that Wendy demoed at CHA) but I am torn too – I love Tim’s new spritzer, mine has not arrived yet and I am just itching to get it. Just do what you love best! Hugs, Anne xx
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6 Dorothy February 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

Very pretty box! Thank you for sharing the technique.

I would like to see you use the distress paints with the stamps.
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7 Linda, the funkie junkie February 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

Your love tower is fantastic, Amy! It looks like a stairway to crafter’s heaven! Those mega flakes are incredible – new to me too and must be investigated. And, wow, thanks so much for the shout out on my little boutique. I’m busy trying to get all the new stuff shipped out and am expecting a large delivery of the new Sizzix Alterations dies in this week. And a couple of boxes of Prima goodies came in yesterday too. It really is like Christmas!

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8 Buttons February 16, 2014 at 10:26 am

Oh yes Amy, you’ve been bitten by the Mega Flake bug! It is seriously addictive and I can highly recommend Morris Dance as a colour option. Love the idea of using it with the sprays this way…. ideas forming already!
A suggestion for play time – you have to use the collage stamps on more ATB’s. Surely they’re a match made in heaven. Happy for you to see this gorgeous array of goodies to play with. Enjoy!
Jenny x
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9 Claudine Criner February 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

This is beautiful Amy. I love that mega flake stuff. I had never seen it prior to this. Thanks for sharing, have fun with your goodies from Funkie Junkie. I love them too!!
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10 stamping sue February 16, 2014 at 9:05 am

For me anything with stamps!
stamping sue
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