Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Stencil Embossing with Tina Walker

Hi...Happy Tuesday!

Tina here today with another Team Tuesday post.  My project today is something I've been wanting to try for awhile and I hope you enjoy my creative process as much as I did.

Intrigued?  Let's get right to the 'how-to'!

Grab your supplies..
Wood canvas
Adhesive metal sheets
Gloss Gel/Gel Medium
Alcohol Ink
Acrylic Paints
Metallic Rub/Paste
and...your favorite StencilGirl Stencil
(I used Faces in the Crowd)

Place your stencil on the wood canvas and apply gloss gel/gel medium with spatula.

Allow to completely dry.  You will want to use mediums that are stiff and rigid when dry.  Some modeling paste may be too soft for this technique.

Adhere metallic sheet to wood canvas, using a spoon or bone folder to smooth in place.  Be sure to adhere the sheet around the stenciled image.  

Apply alcohol ink in various colors.  You can also add acrylic paint to create a look you desire.

Add metallic rub/paste to the raised image, highlighting the stenciled areas.

Seal your piece with a quick spritz of fixative.

You can hang your finished piece as is, or 'matte' it against a frame or another wooden canvas.  

For my project, I choose to matte it on top another wooden canvas. With a spacer in between both layers, screw both pieces together.

I really love how this stencil embossing technique worked.  It would be a great way to create interesting backgrounds on all sorts of projects, or make it the highlight of your piece as I have done here.

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Have a wonderfully creative stencilee day!


  1. What a fun project Tina thanks for sharing. Love how it turned out ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Beautiful ! I love working with metallic sheet and alcohol ink. Your canvas is gorgeous l


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