Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunflower Stencil using Embossing Paste & Zigs

A very different and more traditionally colored TCW "Joyful Sunflower" Stencil Image :-)  Hope you do not mind all my cards using this awesome stencil?  It just keeps popping onto my desk :-)

My girlfriends Bonnie, Stamping with Klass and Loll, Stamping with Loll got me hooked on this beautiful and versatile stencil, especially after Bonnie gifted me my stencil.  I have since bought several for gifts :-)  Bonnie and Loll have many gorgeous samples on their blogs using this stencil.  I got the idea from Loll to use Embossing paste on my stencil and then watercolor while the paste is still wet.  I used my Zig watercolor markers to color my sunflower. Then I removed my stencil.  I am sharing a close up so you can really see the texture.

A couple of tips..use your palette knife to add your EB paste and to scrap off excess paste from stencil.  As soon as you finish watercoloring your image remove your stencil and soak in warm soapy water to remove remaining paste.

I will add a sentiment on the inside in the future when I send my card.  Here is my close up...

Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick, Strathmore 100# Smooth Surface
Accessories: TCW "Joyful Sunflower" Stencil, Golden's Molding Paste, palette knife, Zig Markers, Craft mat
Techniques: Stenciling with Embossing Paste, Watercoloring

Enjoy and Thank you for Looking and especially Commenting.  Hugs...


  1. Great job with this technique Nancy. The colours are so beautiful. I know what you mean about not being able to put this stencil away. :) It's so beautiful and easy to work with. I've had a lot of fun since Bonnie gifted it to me as well. xx

  2. Keep 'em coming! Love the watercoloured paste effect.

  3. Nancy, I am inclined to rush out and get that stencil! You have done a spectacular job of painting your embossing paste! Love the results and thanks for posting. Your detailed descriptions are appreciated!

  4. WOW! Another beauty, Nancy! I'm so glad to see you enjoying that stencil!

  5. Beautiful colouring over the wet paste! It was fun trying that technique at Loll's!

  6. Beautiful, Nancy.
    I've never dreamed of adding colour to wet paste. Guess you have to be quite speedy before the paste sets on the mask?
    Have a lovely week. X

    1. I got the idea from Loll. You do have to scrap most of the excess paste off stencil with your palette knife and when you remove your stencil disk in warm soapy water. I was able to get all the dried paste off my stencil. Hugs, Nancy

    2. Actually...scrape works better than!

  7. Really like your "WOW" cards with the sunflower stencil and alcohol inks and now this beautiful water colored embossing paste one. Have been following use of this stencil on Bonnie, Loll and your blogs and enjoying the cards and particularly that the stencil was gifted by Bonnie....very cool.

  8. another beauty mf....I NEED!!! this stencil.

  9. Amazing results - seem to be a match made in heaven!

  10. Bring on more sunflower cards--I love ALL of them. You have achieved so many different looks with the same stencil, but different media (or sometimes the same). No wonder you love the stencil. However, I think that in less skillful hands than yours it might not turn out so spectacularly.


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy