Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I don't know about you, but I am PARTIAL to stencils! The awesome Feathered Leaves Stencil is highlighted in my two projects here. Stencils provide really cool and unique touches and background to any designs. Better yet, they are rather inexpensive and easy to store.
The key is to apply the ink in one direction (from the bottom and then upward). There are no fancy sponges or special ink applicator required. You will then come up with a unique partial stenciled background.
For the sentiment, I decided to stamp it on the side with Leaf Medallion Stamp Set as it fits quite nicely in this.
My 2nd project took the same approach, but with a different direction.
This time, I took an extra step with the partial stenciling. To show only the upper part of the stenciling, I traced the stencil and cut out the upper portion off. I then applied ink with the lower portion covered with the DIY mask.