Another Great Way to Add Texture to Your Projects with Designer Stencils!

Hi there friends! Aly Dosdall here again. Do you like to add a little texture to your paper craft projects? I do. I think it makes a project more fun and interesting! Today I’m going to show you an easy way to add texture to any project using the new Designer 6×6 Stencils. I used this technique on a scrapbook page, but you could do the same thing on a card, mini album, canvas, or other home décor project.

Happy Birthday layout featuring "Birthday Wishes" by Aly Dosdall for #echoparkpaper

I started by placing the balloon stencil on a plain white piece of 12×12 Designer Cardstock. You can tape the stencil down with washi tape if you’d like, or hold it in place with one hand. I used a palette knife to apply some craft medium over the stencil. I didn’t need much—maybe half a teaspoon. I spread a thin layer around the stencil with my knife, leaving a few of the balloons empty around the edges of the stencil. You can apply complete or spotty coverage, smooth out the medium or leave some bumps in it—it’s up to you. Either way, don’t stress about getting anything “perfect”. Just have fun!

Happy Birthday layout featuring "Birthday Wishes" by Aly Dosdall for #echoparkpaper

I let the medium dry for a few hours, and then created my layout allowing some of the stenciled balloons to peek out from behind the patterned paper. In keeping with the theme, I used the Birthday Wishes: Boy collection. I love how versatile the collection is! It has some fun themed papers, but also plenty of generic ones for more mature birthday boys. 😉

Happy Birthday layout featuring "Birthday Wishes" by Aly Dosdall for #echoparkpaper

The medium adds just the right amount of subtle texture to the page background, and the stencil was super easy to work with. Just wash it off with warm soapy water when you’re done.

Birthday Wishes: Boy 6×6 Balloon Designer Stencil
Birthday Wishes: Boy Cupcakes Paper
Birthday Wishes: Boy Stripes Paper
Birthday Wishes: Boy Dots Paper
Birthday Wishes: Boy Birthday Party Paper
Birthday Wishes: Boy Alpha Stickers
Birthday Wishes: Boy Element Stickers
Birthday Wishes: Boy Happy Birthday Banner Designer Die
Jack & Jill: Jack Enamel Dots
craft medium
palette knife
cork stickers
wood veneer shape
foam squares

Source: Echo Park

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