Are you looking for ways to create background scenes for your stamped images without needing to draw? EH Design Ambassador Emily Mydlowski is here today using Layered Stencils as her background building tool to create a fun barnyard dimensional scene.
Hi Friends! I don’t know about you but sometimes I need a fun background to bring to life the story behind my stamped images. But what to do when you struggle with drawing backgrounds like I do? The answer: Layered Scene-Building Stencils my Friends! Our favorite stamps companies are now adding layered stencils to their product lines and Honey Bee Stamps just released the perfect Barn Builder Layered Stencil Set for all your favorite farm critters like our feathered friends in Brandi Kincaid’s EBE Good Egg Stamp Set.
Creating the Stenciled Barn
To create the big red barn, I used several stencil elements from the Honey Bee Stamps Barn Builder Stencil Set and ink blended and layered my way to the completed structure. Here’s how it all came together:
- The door and loft: I created two rectangle masks (large and small) using the EBE Essentials Rectangle die set and masking paper. I placed the barn door stencil on a 5.5 x 5.5 white cardstock panel and adhered my door and loft masks in place. Tip: If you don’t have rectangle dies, you could trace the door and hay barrel from the Barn Stencil on masking paper and fussy cut to create similar masks.
- The barn roof: I traced the barn roof with a pencil and then fussy cut. Then I used a sponge dauber to add Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink. I adhered the roof to the barn which started to bring more dimension to the structure.
- The barn: Using a blending brush, I stenciled the big red barn with Distress Oxide Inks in the following colors: Barn Door, Fired Brick and Candied Apple. I added a spritz of water to the ink-blended barn which gave it an extra weathered look.
- Extra Framing & Dimension: To create framing for the loft and barn door, I die cut the same two rectangle dies from the EBE Essentials Rectangle Die set that I used for the door and loft masks on Hickory Smoke Ink Blended Card stock. Then I used the rectangle frame pieces and adhered it around the loft and door openings. For the hay in the loft, I used the straw stencil with Scattered Straw & Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink and then added a few hatch marks with a Y26 Copic marker.
Creating the Scene of Cracked Up Chicks
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit cooped up and this playful scene of chicks and a rooster running on the rooftop and punny sentiment just about sums it up for me. I stamped the farm bird images with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored them with Copic markers. After the images were cut, I placed them on the barn with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and dimensional tape.
For the sentiment, I used the speech bubble from the High Five Die set and then cut it down to size so it fit the sentiment.
So there we are friends, a barnyard stenciled dimensional background that sets the scene for a couple of crazy feathered friends. I hope you enjoyed my post today and it inspires you to start building fun dimensional scenes with a little help from Layered Stencils!