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Resisted, reversed stenciled tile

Good Morning All,

How are we all today out in the crafty world?

Well it is my turn today to do a little tutorial and I thought I would show you a little technique I like to use to reverse a negative stencil image and then make it look like a glazed tile.

I have used one of my favourite IndigoBlu stamps the honeycomb background and a new IndigoBlu stencil called Daisy border    to create the tile.

Here’s how it was done……..

Tutorial 1

I first cut myself a 5″ square of super smooth card stock. I inked up the honeycomb stamp with some Antique Linen distress ink and stamped across the centre of the card…..


Then using a blending tool I added Antique Linen Distress ink around the edges of the card…..I then laid the stencil over the piece of card, lining it up with the bottom and taped it to my mat. Then take a clear emboss pad or versamark ink and cake the ink direct from the pad over the exposed card areas, making sure that you cover all the areas…..


Next take some clear embossing powder, I used Wow superfine clear powder (my favourite) ….remove the stencil and then add the powder generously and knock off the excess as shown below…..


Heat the powder to create a shiny resist on the background, you can just about see it below…..


I then took a Bundled Sage Distress Ink and inked in the exposed areas of the background to highlight the stencil shape and form……


It is a good idea at this point to lay the stencil in front of you to get an idea of the design on the stencil properly before adding more detail……


I then started adding more colour with Distress Inks, starting with Mustard Seed using a small piece of phat foam to apply it through the resisted background taking care to wipe off any excess ink with kitchen roll…..


I then added some Dried Marigold and finally tumbled glass to the butterfly and base…..


Play around with the inks until you get your desired effect…..


Then to capture the colour and seal it in to the tile, again cake the whole piece of card with the clear emboss pad or Versamark and add  clear embossing powder on top as below….


Heat set with your heat gun and then repeat the process again until you get a beautiful liquid shine!


A little closer look at the shine on it…….


I then matted and layered it on to orange and cream card……


And there we have it, let me know what you think and why not have a go yourself, it is a great technique with lovely results!

Well that is all for now from me, have a great day….

Big hugs Lisa.B xx



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2 Comments on Resisted, reversed stenciled tile

  1. Great tutorial, love the finished result! xx

    Nikki K | April 14, 2014 at 7:57 am () ()
  2. Lisa this is superb! LOVE the finished glazed effect and the way it looks like you’ve watercoloured the daisy border. Jenny x

    Buttons (Jenny Marples) | April 14, 2014 at 8:22 am () ()