Color Lift Stencil Technique with Video – Simon Says Stamp Yay

Color Lift Stencil Technique with Video – Simon Says Stamp Yay

I’m a bit behind on my desire to post more videos, but I’ve had this one in the hopper for a while, and I finally finished it!

This beautiful technique was originally inspired by a technique by Kristina Werner where she removed watercolor already applied to paper through a stencil by gently blotting with paper towel. I started thinking that it might be possible to remove color through one of the more open and delicate stencils a different way, and I tried it and it WORKED!

It took a bit of tweaking, as my first idea produced a texture that I did not like. But once I figured out what to switch out, it worked beautifully and is really easy.

Both of these cards use the same colors, but the first one uses Distress Oxide inks and the second regular Distress inks.

I used the Marilyn stencil from Simon Says Stamp for this technique, which is a very open and delicate stencil. The darker lines are the actual lines of the stencil, and the lighter areas are where the ink was removed.

The Distress Oxide inks made for a muted pastel background, but the Distress inks made a very intense background. I also sprayed a shimmer spray made with Perfect Pearls for a very subtle shimmer through the stencil.

I finished both cards off using the Yay set from Simon Says Stamp with the matching dies.

I used Tonic Nuvo Glitter drops on the Distress ink card and used Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins on the Distress Oxide card.

Originally, I had tried some Nuvo Jewel drops on this card, but I found they really did not stand out enough on this background, so I removed them gently (which I show in the video) and put the sequins over the same spots.

The last two photos really show the best representation of the actual color of these cards! It was really hard to get the colors balanced in the photos!

So if you want to know my process, including my secret ingredient for making it work, watch the video below! Be sure and give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t before.

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links go to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, who does not pay me except in eternal friendship, but you can change to your favorite demonstrator if you prefer. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.


Enjoy! Ta!



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