Hi there, Carol here today with a tutorial to show how you can extend those smaller stencils to cover a larger area seamlessly.
Let's begin....I started with a gorgeous pillow box from a well known retailer but wanted to cover up the logos so started with a coat of gesso.
I chose the Old Rose Prints stencil and embossing paste taking the stencilling down over the curved ends.
Allow the texture paste to dry...I prefer to let mine dry naturally or you can use your heat tool. Re-position the stencil so the middle rose is lined up over the half rose from the previous stencilling and apply texture paste through the right half of the stencil. Again allow to dry.
(You might find it helpful to mark the stencil so you know which way up it goes...guess how I know that one!)
Repeat until you've covered your project.
Now it's time to decorate: I chose to use the same colour paint as the original box and left the underside untouched. Sentiment die is from Fond Expressions 2.
I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and it helps you get more from your stencils.
PS Don't forget the Stencil Hop at STAMPlorations we'd love to see you linking up your projects.
ARTplorations: Old Rose Prints stencil
STAMPlorations: Fond Expressions 2 stamps
Dies from Spellbinders