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Downtown - 03/16/2022

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Grey top folding card blank (8 1/4 x 5 3/4")

Black card (8 x 5 1/2")

Imala Downtown Stencil

Time To Grow A4 paper pad

Stamp from Imala She Is stamp set

Stamp from Choose Happy Lamination Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Distress Oxide: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke

Blending brush/tool

HIMI Oil Pencils: 5049, 5122 (shades of blue)

White gel pen

Masking sheet/acetate/copier paper

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue



How To Guide - Step 1

Tear this decorative sheet from the Time To Grow A4 Paper Pad, and cut down to 7 3/4 x 5 1/4". 

How To Guide - Step 2

You need to create a mask for the stamp from Imala She Is.

You can lay it on a piece of acetate and cut around it, as shown here. Alternatively you can stamp it on to a masking sheet, or copier paper, and cut it out. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Place your She Is mask just off the left hand edge, of the decorative paper. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Place the open Imala Downtown stencil near the top of the decorative paper, over the She Is mask. 

Blend the Hickory Smoke Oxide through it, darker at the top and blending it out to nothing, about an inch down the stencil, as shown here. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Repeat the previous step, placing the stencil in a different position, below the first one, as seen here. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Place the same stencil below the other 2 stencilled images, so it now goes off the bottom edge of the paper. 

Ink through the complete stencil, this time making it dark throughout. 

Keep the stencil in place. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Place the coordinating detailed stencil, inside the open stencil, as shown here.  

How To Guide - Step 8

Blend the Black Soot Oxide through the detailed stencil, making it as dark as possible.

Remove both of the Downtown stencils, and the She Is mask.

Dry off your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up the Imala She Is stamp, with the Onyx Black Versafine, and stamp in the space you created with your mask.  

How To Guide - Step 10

Colour in her hair, eyes and earring, with the HIMI Oil Pencils. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Use a white gel pen to add accents, and highlights, to the coloured in areas, including the stencilled images, as required. 


How To Guide - Step 12

Ink up the sentiment stamp, from the Choose Happy Lamination Stamp Collection, with the Versafine. 

Stamp bottom right of your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Once your artwork is dry, adhere on to the black card. 

How To Guide - Step 14

Adhere this on to the front of your grey, top folding, card blank.