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Maintaining a minimal stash and stencils just aren’t on the list? Use stenciling techniques to create your own patterned paper, with supplies you probably already have on hand.


ONE • I punched out several butterfly shapes using a favorite punch. TWO • I placed the shapes on top of white paper and painted over them with watercolor. The places where they had been left a white area. The paint ran under it in some places, but I like the dreamy, imperfect quality. THREE • Repeat this several times with different colors that match your photo. FOUR • The best part was that I was able to use the painted butterflies as embellishments on the page, too.

create team • laurie danielle • south carolina • her blog


Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; vellum: Paper Studio; stickers: Pink Paislee; paint: Loew Cornell; punch: Martha Stewart.

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CREATE: Issue 15, July 2015  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches. Featured manufacturers: Bazzill and We...

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