Tutorial by Anna Wiśniewska
tutorial by anna wiśniewska
Hello 7 Dots Studio fans!
It’s Anna Wiśniewska with you today!
With this photo tutorial I’d like to present you a few ways of using 7 Dots Studio (and UmWow Studio) stencils. Of course these are not the only ways that you can use this masks. I just want to present you how I use them mostly.


tutorial by anna wiśniewska

1. Three dimensional structure – akrylic paste



This is the way I use stencils the most often. It can be used in every
kind of project. You can create a background of layouts and canvases
this way, you can also do the same with cards, ATCs, even notebooks and tags.


 (Verano Azul collection combined with stencils from Yuletide and Lost and Found)


 (Stencil from Nature Walk collection)


  (Papers and stencil from Soulmates collection)


 (Nature Walk collection combined with UmWow Studio stencils)

2. Fun and colorful – paints 


There are two ways of painting shapes through the setncil You can paint directly on the paper or you can paint the stencil and stamp it on the paper.





This second way gives sometimes some additional effects 🙂


When you look at the background of this layout you will see the effect of using painted stencil as a stamp 😉


(Papers from Destination Unknown and Thoughts Keeper and stencils from Destination Unknown and Soulmates)

3. Gentle finishing, outline – white pen


As you probably know I love to use stencils and white pen to outline
some shapes on the background of my creations. I do it very, very often.
On cards, canvases, layouts, albums – on every kind of scrapbooking


  (Illumination collection and Soulmates stencil)


 (Destination Unknown collection and UmWow Studio stencil)


 (Lost and Found collection and Soulmates stencil)


 (Verano Azul collection and Soulmates stencil)


(Thoughts Keeper collection and Soulmates stencil)

4. Color and sparkle – Mists / sprays



Do you remember the two ways of using paints and stencils? Same situation with stencils and mists / sprays. This time the effect will be a little different because mists are much more watery than paints.





And here are two layouts that have background decorated this way.


(Nature Walk collection and UmWow Studio stencil)


(Destination Unknown papers and stencil)
I hope that you like what I’ve prepared for you and find it useful.
We have many wonderful collections designed by 7 Dots Studio designers and many of them contain also stencils. Just take a look into 7 Dots Studio store!
If you haven’t use our stencil yet, I hope that I convinced you to do so! 🙂
Ania Wiśniewska