Can you use die-cut shapes as sten­cils?

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Die-cutting -

are a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ways you can do this, but here are some ideas to get you started. Die-cut your cho­sen de­sign from thick card. Keep the back­ground for your sten­cil and place the die-cut shape to one side (this can be used later to add a sec­ond colour to your de­sign, or used as a sep­a­rate sten­cil).

Us­ing a foam ap­pli­ca­tor, brush ink across the sur­face of the sten­cil and then re­move to leave a strik­ing dec­o­ra­tive back­ground.

An­other method is to use your sten­cil with mist ink, like on the card here, to cre­ate a stip­pled-ef­fect back­ground. Die-cut your shape, place onto plain card, then spritz with an ink mis­ter or glim­mer mist.

Wait un­til the ink is dry, then re­move the sten­cil to re­veal this fab ef­fect.

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