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Capturing a Touch of Vintage Glamour with a Stencil

Video showing how to create layers with stencils with a vintage look with metallic paints

I’m playing with patterns as the designer of this month’s stencils for StencilClub!  One of the best ways for me to learn is to play.  What did I learn as I played with potential designs?

Stencils for StencilClub1.  I wanted the ability to do complicated looking work effortlessly. I am not patient.  At all.  The 6×6 stencil and 9×12 stencil layer together.  This allows for effortless color layering. And I made them simple to line up too.



Using a stencil to create a vintage look with metallic paints


2.  I wanted  contrast.  The vertical lines create a very different feeling than the pattern above it or on the other stencils.  This provides flexibility when creating.


Using a stencil to create a vintage look with metallic paints3.  I wanted patterns that worked in more than one way.  The stencils can be used together or individually.  Stencils that work well when used whole or in parts. Or all of one and part of another.


You can probably guess why they’re called Pattern Play.

If you’re new to layering stencils, in the exclusive StencilClub video, I’ll be sharing all sorts of way to get both subtle and bold looks from these stencils with club members.  What’s StencilClub? It is a monthly club that ships 3 exclusive stencils to you on the 15th of every month.  You can find out all about StencilClub over at StencilGirl Products.

In the video below, as I create this page, I show you how I used the bottom of the 9×12 stencil to create the layers.   Might be addicted to that…can’t seem to stop doing it!

Watch Vintage Glamour with a Stencil on YouTube.

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  • Dee spillane February 1, 2015, 8:16 am

    I am in shock! B&W? Is this really you? I love your page, you accomplished the look and I am loving it. The new club stencils are wonderful.

  • Corrine February 1, 2015, 8:33 am

    Nice vintage take. Nice new patterns too. xox

  • Jessica Sporn February 1, 2015, 9:18 am

    Awesome stencil Carolyn. I’ve really enjoyed working with it. Your tribute to your grandmother is beautiful.

  • Megan February 1, 2015, 12:15 pm

    Beautiful! I love the vintage picture and the overall feel. The stencils look great. 🙂

  • Pam Wildeboer February 1, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Love the new stencils! This is a beautiful tribute for some of those memories your grandmother shared with you.

  • Cheryl February 1, 2015, 5:22 pm

    Love your new stencils! Your creativity is amazing and inspiring. I’m so happy to be a Stencil Club member so I can own your stencils. I’ll be anxiously awaiting delivery in a few weeks.

  • Judy Shea February 2, 2015, 12:04 pm

    Love that you went black and white with a little glitz. Love old pictures.
    Some day our grandchildren will look at our pictures and say.. look at this old picture.

  • Jane O'Brien February 2, 2015, 6:24 pm

    Wow! I love these patterns and what you’ve done with them here, Carolyn!!! Thanks for sharing the fruits of the muse with all of us.

  • Vicki ross February 2, 2015, 7:35 pm

    Love it! Can’t wait for my subscription to start…this may be my first issue!

  • Rinda February 6, 2015, 6:51 pm

    I love how this looks and gives me a great idea for an art journal page.

  • Marjie Kemper February 9, 2015, 12:26 pm

    This was fun to watch! Made me laugh about the patience of a squirrel. What a beautiful tribute piece and I agree, framing it sounds like a great idea.