Online Stencilled Class Day 4

Published February 2, 2014 by isisimaginings

Day 4 was the final day & it was about making your own templates, using a Gelli plate & dry embossing.

This is the card I made using the CWS Harlequin stencil to dry emboss. This was something I’d always wanted to try, but as someone who has a history of breaking cutting plates, I was wary.  Julie’s instructions were very clear however & I succeeded first time.


A very simple stencil made with Spellbinders circle dies.


The Gelli plate tutorial had me pondering for quite a while. I don’t have one, so wondered how I could achieve a similar-ish effect. I tried a few things, none of which worked, before I thought of the rubber shims I used for the dry embossing above.

I used the TH Eye Chart stencil first, but got virtually no paint on the paper. When I removed the stencil there was a very clear impression in the paint on the shim, so I put the paper back down & got a good negative impression. I added more paint (Ice Blue Fresco) & put down the TH Clockwork stencil & brayered over the top before removing it & putting down the card. Again a good negative impression, which did cover up a lot of the first layer, but I didn’t mind. I also didn’t mind that some of the paper stuck to the shim as I removed it, it just added more texture. The final layer was Limelight Fresco through the TH Stripes stencil.


The finished card.


I have really enjoyed making these cards, thanks to everyone at Online Card Classes for the inspiration & the excellent quality of the lessons. And once again, much thanks to my friend Sarita, for the gift of a place on the class.

See you next time.


11 comments on “Online Stencilled Class Day 4

  • Wow. These are beautiful! Seems the whole world has done the classes!!! Love how you’ve come up with your own solutions too. That first card is really really gorgeous! x did you make your own gelli plate? A few girls have made their own x

  • I’m so impressed by your improvisation for the gelli plate. The first card is my favourite here – just something about that bird I think & the colours you used. I think that should be a card to yourself!
    Thinking of you
    Paula (PEP)

  • These are fabulous Kirsten. I love the colours on all three and what a brilliant idea to use your shims. I’d never have thought of that I’m sure. Fantastic result too. I intended to enrol for this class even though I was late but with the events of this weekend I completely forgot. Will have to check if it’s still available.

    Lesley Xx

  • Good thinking to use your shim as a alternative to a GP! I have one but not played yet.

    Your results are fab, love the last card, has great depth & lots of interest. Thanks for sharing your 4 days of Stencilling, given me some ideas to try:-) xxx

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