Stamp-n-Stencil Paper
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Stamp-n-Stencil Paper

Create a one-of-a-kind gift with this Stamp-n-Stencil Paper project. So easy to make. The end result is priceless. Designs by Barbara Mattiessen, Plaid Enterprises
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Paper Reflections® 9-inch x 11-inch Memory Book
  • Box Frame, 9-inch x 12-inch
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Baby Pink
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Heather
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Mystic Green
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Olive Green
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Pink
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Poetry Green
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Rose White
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Spring Rose
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Colors, Violet Pansy
  • Fun to Paint Fun Sponges Swirls
  • Simply® Stamps, Flowerpot Dragonfly
  • Simply® Stamps, Flowerpot Flower
  • Simply® Stencils, Butterflies
  • Simply® Stencils, Floral Sampler
  • Simply® Stencils, Retro Shapes
  • Spouncer
  • Photo Frame Cards
  • Watercolor Paper Sampler, 500 Series
  • Ribbon, 3/8-inch wide
  • Water container

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Paper Preparation for Both Projects: Place watercolor paper on flat, protected work surface. Note: You will be working with 3 hues of paint: a light tone, a medium tone and a dark tone. Brush plain water across paper with paintbrush. Mix a tablespoon of medium-toned paint with &½ tablespoon water. Brush thinned paint across paper quickly, using long strokes. Let dry thoroughly.

Step: 2

Use dark-toned paint to stencil design in desired patterns. With paintbrush or Spouncer, dab small amounts of paint at a time into stencil openings.

Step: 3

Apply paint to stamp with either sponge applicator or brush. Stamp over stenciling as desired with light-toned paint. Reapply paint as needed.

Step: 4

For Journal Cover: Prepare watercolor paper according to directions above.

Step: 5

Remove journal cover. With a ruler and pencil, trace its outline onto back side of stamped paper. Cut out and glue to cover of journal. Let dry (about 20 minutes).

Step: 6

Reassemble journal, then tie lengths of ribbon to spine.

Step: 7

For Envelope and Card: Prepare watercolor paper according to directions above.

Step: 8

Break open an envelope from card package and lay flat on work surface. Place flattened envelope on backside of stamped paper; trace exact shape. Cut out envelope shape from watercolor paper, fold as original and glue sides to hold.

Step: 9

Cut a rectangle from remaining stamped paper and slide into card frame. Embellish if desired with shapes cut from painted watercolor paper.

Step: 10

For Butterfly Box Frame: Prepare watercolor paper according to directions above.

Step: 11

Fold and clip corners of stamped paper to fit inside frame. Insert stamped paper into frame and re-attach backing.

Step: 12

Cut designs from stamped paper and attach to front of frame if desired.


Read and follow manufacturer's instructions for all products used.

Use photo as a guide when painting and assembling each project.

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