Monday, January 28, 2013

Home made reusable Doylie stencil

I just made a reusable Doylie stencil using embossing powder!
It was an idea that I had in my head for quite a while and finally took the time to put in to practice!

This is what you need:

2 papers (one for embossing the surface of the Doylie with the embossing pad and one for the embossing powder),tweezers, embossing pad, clear embossing powder, Doylie, heat gun (not in the picture).

You start with embossing one side of the Doylie.
For the back side of the Doylie you need your tweezers to hold the Doylie up in the air. (It's not working when you lay it down on the paper, trust me!) Just heat one part of the Doylie and wait till it has cooled down a bit. Then you can hold the Doylie between 2 fingers and use your other fingers to hold it more straight. Be careful though, don't burn yourself!! Turn it around frequently.
If you have missed a spot, go back with the embossing pad and some new embossing powder. Make sure that the whole Doylie is covered with a layer of  embossing for the best result!

This is how it looks when it's done!

And here is a background I quickly did to see how the Doylie would react on the ink and the water cleaning afterwards. Just fine!! 


M@risk@ said...

Wat mooi gemaakt, zeker het onthouden waard. Je projecten voor je Life Book zien er ook gaaf uit, vooral nr. 3 met de bloemen.

Maalai said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News