Stencilled Background – Jowilna’s How To

How to dress up a stencilled background in a few easy steps…I love stencils, but how do you create a bit more interest when using them? Well, you layer of course. Just adding a few extra details is all it takes to make your stencilled image a bit more interesting.


  • Step 1

    Colour your background with the ‘direct to paper’ technique using Memento Luxe Ink.

  • Stencilled Background - Step 1

TIP: Remember to carefully apply the ink with repeated tapping or small circular movements to avoid pulling the ink sponge off the base.
  • Step 2

    Use a stencil design and blend different ink colours over the inked background. I used Memento Paris Dusk blended with a finger dauber and then layered the second colour using Memento Rich Cocoa.

  • Stencilled Background - Step 2

  • Step 3

    Use a white gel pen and outline some of the flower images to highlight them a bit more than the rest of the stencilled images.

  • Stencilled Background - Step 3

TIP: you can place your stencil on the background over the original stencilled image and just trace the pattern, or draw around the image freehand using a white pen.
  • Step 4

    Using a Kaisercraft stamp and die-cut set, stamp the image and colour using the same ink pad colours you used for the background.

  • Stencilled Background - Step 4

  • Step 5

    Use the corresponding die-cut to cut out the image and adhere it to the card. Dress up the cupcake strawberry by adding a layer of dimensional glaze and a light sprinkle of glitter to finish it off.

  • Stencilled Background - Step 5

Add a sentiment to the card and finish off with diamante.

Stencilled Background - Die Cut Cupcake

And there you have a ten-minute card dressed up with a layered stencil and a cute image.


Post by The Wholesaler’s Designer Jowilna Nolte. We are very proud to introduce you to our first designer, Jowilna Nolte. Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.

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