Make a Stencil from a Die by Julie Lavalette

Hello Again, Its Julie Lavalette here today with some news. After finishing my Guest Design spot for April, I was ecstatic to be asked by BJ and Sandy to join the wonderful Design Team here at Cheery Lynn.  I am so excited to continue sharing my ideas using their amazing dies with everyone – Dreams do come True.

Thanks for all the comments last week on my Wagon, I was delighted to hear how much you all loved it. I stopped by several of your blogs which had the blogger address left in the comments area last week and noticed many of you doing Mixed Media projects. So this week I decided it would be nice to show you another use for your dies in this style of craft.

I used a little  frame for my project purchased from a bargain shop. Using a sheet of Acetate I cut out my French Lattice Small Frame die. I now had a stencil. The idea in my head was I wanted to make my background look like an old Antique Delft Tile and thought this die would be perfect to use.

I  layered some texture paste over my newly made stencil onto the back of the frame and once dry gave it a coat of Gesso to seal. I then stamped little Butterflies all over in different angles. Next placing my stencil back onto my work  I brushed on some crackle paint. This way the paint only went onto the little tiles. When this had dried I rubbed some distress ink into the cracks. Don’t you think it looks like an old tile now ? 

I used the Shasta Daisy to make some lovely bright flowers. The little buds were made using the same die but instead of layering up this time I just crushed the paper at the base on one layer and placed in at an angle.

Remember you still have time to enter in this weeks Challenge – Bling it Up.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you all next week, 

Julie x


  1. Julie your project is just gorgeous as usual many beautiful elements and texture put together so innovatively :) ..I am not all surprised to see you as part of the design team at Cheery lynn your work is always so inspiring :)Congrats :)

  2. Lovely. Fantastic faux tile effect

  3. Your project is beautiful!! Love the tiles created with the Lattice. Gorgeous!! Congrats on being asked to join the CLD Design team!!

  4. Wonderful project Julie! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  5. This is a great project. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing. Where did you buy the acetate?

  6. I just got it from my local craft shop. They kept it behind their counter so wouldn't get scratches on it. You may need to ask your craft supplier if not visible in your local shop too.
    Hope that helps,
    Julie x


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