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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Stencil Flower with Glass Beads Molding Paste Tutorial and Guest Designer At Blue Moon Scrappbooking

Hello Dear Stamper Friends:
I am very honored and happy to be a Guest Designer at "Blue Moon Scrapbooking" BLOG,  as I announced it a few days ago...

Here it is the Tutorial that I prepared for them...with a PDF to download (scroll down)

A Stencil Technique: Glass Beads with Molding Paste

I applied this technique is this This Flower Stencil Card with Glass Beads Molding Paste ...that I created using some "Memory Box" stencils, dies, stamps, inks and some "Golden" Glass Bead Gel...

Ready for the Step by Step? 
Let's Start?
The supplies that you will need are shown below...
cardstock, stamps, dies, stencils, inks, daubers/sponges, glass beads molding paste/gel, spatula/knife, tape.

Work on a section at a time of the stencil.
Start by inking the LEAVES:

Step 1:
- tape a white cardstock to the table with double sided removable tape
- tape the "outline" stencil #1: "Brilliant Peony"  to the front card with small pieces of removable tape at various sections (arrows in pink) or with masking tape.

Step 2:
-place and tape with removable tape/ or masking tape the second stencil, the "background" stencil #2: "Bloom" over the stencil #1: "Brilliant Peony"
- sponge with a dauber with 3 different inks of green shades on the leaves (Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Peeled Paint; Forest Moss and  Evergreen Bough)

Step 3:
-with a sponge (Cut-N-Dry square see supplies below) bring towards the center of the leaves the left over ink on top of the stencil (you are at the same time "cleaning" the stencil)
see that the Top portion of the stencil is clean, the bottom has still some ink to be worked in towards the leaves
- lift ONLY the "background" stencil #2: "Bloom" to reveal colors...

Step 4:
- With the "outline" stencil #1: "Brilliant Peony"  still in place sponge outside the leaves with some green ink
Note: remove the tape  that was on the leaves (one leaf at a time), hold the leaf while sponging with your fingers. The flower is still taped to the white card stock (see pink arrow)

Work now onto the  FLOWER,  by adding color with inks:

 Step 5:
- Place again the "background" stencil #2: "Bloom" on top, secure it
-First,  sponge with a dauber some areas within the petals with pink (Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Pickled Raspberry)

Step 6:
-Second, sponge with a dauber other areas of the petals with purple (Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Dusty Concord)
- lift to check how intense you want the colors to be... DO NOT remove the stencils
- let dry the inks

Work with the molding paste: 

Step 7:
-With both stencils in place and well secured
- cover/tape with printers copy paper (or post it notes) the section of the leaves, only leaving the flower exposed
- spread over the entire flower with knife the molding paste (like icing a cake)

Step 8:
- spread the gel/molding paste all over the flower
- pick up the extra molding and bring it back to the jar with the knife...leave the surface smooth

Step 9:
-very carefully remove ALL  the tapes and the copy printer papers, discard
- lift slowly the stencils to reveal the design and immediately place the stencils in water (see step 11)

Step 10:
- let it dry overnight...

Clean the stencils:

Step 11:
-After lifting the stencils from the paper, Immediately place them in a tub with water

Step 12:
- when you will have time, clean your stencils, by placing them on top of a flat surface (in my case I use a cookie sheet)  inside the sink and scrub gently with a fingernail brush and mild hand soap,
wash the spatula as well;

Step 13:
- place flat the stencil on a paper towel and roll back and forth over the stencil the entire roll of paper towel
- the stencils and tools will look as new

Add extra elements to the card...

Step 14:
- die cut a corner flower with the "Norwich corner"
- with the paper still in place inside the die use the die as a stencil
- sponge over the stencil with green ink inside the small apertures.

Step 15:
- mat white card to another printed paper
- stamp a sentiment of your choice on the top corner with black ink
- place corner flower at the bottom
-close up of the flower corner sponged with ink

Step 16: 
- close up of the beads when dried

Final card all finished...


I hope you have enjoy this tutorial...

and ...I hope you can pay a visit to "Blue Moon Scrapbooking" which is a great, friendly Online store that offers plenty of wonderful craft items and the full line of Memory Box dies and stencils, among many other known companies...They offer  FREE shipping over $50.00 purchase in the USA...and do not forget to browse their wonderful videos sharing info on great brands and new craft products...
to go there click below...

Blue Moon Scrapbooking
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For more stencils techniques featured here in my blog:
#4: Stencil: "Faux Cross-Stitch" (with video
#5: Stencil: with Glass Beads and Molding Paste (today's tutorial with PDF)

Thanks for the visit and for your lovely comments!
 until a next time, my friends!



  1. encore un magnifique tuto Bibiana!

  2. Gorgeous card, Bibi! I love the colors and glass beads is one of my favorite things to play with!

  3. Eileen L. said.....
    Absolutely gorgeous Bibiana. I didnt realize you needed both stencils, guess Im still new at this. I think I need to purchase two other stencils to go with ones Ive already bought. I do love the bead medium, very very pretty.

  4. Coucou Bibiana
    Il est super ton tuto.
    Merci pour le partage.
    Bonne et belle journée.

  5. vraiment superbe ta carte merci pour le tuto

  6. Oh, Babina, your card is stunning. You did such a beautiful job. I can't stop starring at it.

  7. Your tutorials are always so FABULOUS! THX for sharing your tips and secrets and BEAUTIFUL flowers! LOVE LOVE LOVE this beaded flower!

  8. Stunning card & tutorial...I have just bought two memory box stencils so this post has been fabulous...Love the texture & the colours are perfect...Love it all... Hugs may x x

  9. WAUW it looks fantastic Bibiana, soooooooooooo beautiful result, but you always just deliver beauty, don´t you? ha ha ha. I love, how this looked, soooo beautiful work, and thanks soooo much for the tut, so we can also remember it, next time, we have some time to try it too.

  10. Très jolie carte avec un superbe effet ! Belle technique ! Bravo Bibiana ! Bises

  11. une super idee et ce rendu trop beau
    du relief j aime beaucoup
    et ce mask est magnifique
    merci et bravo

  12. Beautiful card Bibiana and thank you for the tutorial


  13. Beautiful card Bibiana and a wonderful demo, thank you. Love the technique used.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  14. I've been waiting for this! LOVE to see the step by step and the beads really add major wow! TFS!!!

  15. Merci pour le partage Bibiana, superbe tuto!

  16. this is fabulous ! I didn't know that 'paste'. the effect is really beautiful. thanks for sharing. xx

  17. What a great card! The texture must be stunning in real life. Thank you so much for sharing the process. It makes a difference.


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