DIY Stencils, 40% Off & Fun with Wax {It’s the Bee’s Knees!}

Well, I did something that I usually don’t do this time of year…visit my studio at night! Usually I am way too comfy reading or watching TV in front of the fire to venture down to the chilly craft-cave but I just wanted to play with the new stencils I made this week!

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Actually I made a set of 10 SVG stencils you can cut with your die-cutter and use with paint or ink. I sprayed the background of my card with homemade shimmer spray then layered stamping college and wax on top. I used scented wax melts (sugar cookie-yum!) and just poured it on my card! I used it to adhere the “bee mine” sentiment and I sprinkled some beads in the melty wax for extra texture…no wonder I was so hungry when I was done…cookies, sprinkles oh my!

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This new set of stencils, as well as all of the goodies at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff are 40% off through the 3rd so go snag them, they are a ball to play with. You can also check out the painting kits, digital stamps, templates and all sorts of crafty goodness!

Stencil Bonanza! SVG

It was so much fun to putter in my craft room tonight, oh and I have another tip for you! I was rummaging in a drawer that I haven’t opened in ages and I came across a hexagon creative memories cutting template (do you have those? I use the ovals and circles all the time!) and I cut the hexagon out of white using the green and blue blades, then I simply matted the smaller on the larger one and it looks like a nestie! You can do this with any temple or die cutter and save yourself some dough! It is a trick I use with my electronic die cutter a lot, cut the shape once normally and again with a slight shadow and it looks fab when you layer them…does that make any sense?

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Well, it is late and I am rambling so if you are in need of anything of the crafty variety please check out the 40% off sale at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and til next time happy crafting!

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PS before using scented wax on a card make sure that the recipient is not allergic to perfume…I think scented letters are wonderfully romantic though…

7 thoughts on “DIY Stencils, 40% Off & Fun with Wax {It’s the Bee’s Knees!}

  1. Hi Lindsay. I love your card! How did you melt your wax for it? I have wax melt blocks that I use in a small clay pot with a light bulb. Did you use something like that and pour it on to the card? Or did you use a flame? Have a good one!

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    1. I used water, watercolor paint and powdered eyeshadow from dollar tree, it is the LA Colors kind and it is loose with mica as the first ingredient:) you might want to add a bit of hairspray or gum arabic to the bottle to “fix” it so it does not rub off when dry. I use the travel size spray bottles from wal mart to store it, they work the best and are only 99 cents:)

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  2. Gorgeous and clever Lindsay! Did you trace the stencil in black while it was in position or did you freehand the black once it was removed? Looks great! ~Diane

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