Using Plastic Stencils, Glitter & Cheap Soap: It Works

I have made this type card with metal stencils and an expensive coconut soap in the past, and wanted to make sure that I experimented to see if it would work with cheaper soap and plastic stencils. I hate it when the cost of doing a technique stops us from attempting it.

I took a white card base that was 5 1/2″ wide by 8 1/2″ tall, scored on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″ to make a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card front…I misspoke the size on the video, sorry. I added a piece of designer paper that was 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and then took a white piece of card stock that is 5 1/4″ x 4″ and laid 2″ wide carpet tape in two strips (laying them side by side) onto the 4″ length so the full card front is covered with double stick tape. I took the backing off, and used a stencil of multiple designs from the Dollar tree link:
I ripped the paper that allowed only one stencil to show at a time, off. I rubbed Caress Daily Soap and Oil of Olay Ultra Moisturizing soaps on the back of the plastic stencil, rubbing all around the individual design I was glittering with a particular soap. Caress and Oil of Olay, neither one worked well..You can remove the stencil, but not easily. It didn’t adhere well to the paper so I had a little glitter seeping under the stencil. I also had to use a makeup brush to remove the soap that was left inside the stencil.
I used Arteza’s set of 54 glitters (link: Once you’ve laid the stencil onto the card stock and make sure it’s well adhered, sprinkle the glitter over the area and rub it in well with your finger.  I tried several colors of glitter and after finishing with these stencils, decided the card looked like a hot mess.
I had almost given up, but decided to try my third soap which was Yardley’s of London Shea Buttermilk….also bought at the Dollar Tree, link: This soap worked great…I used it three times on the card front and all adhered well when necessary, no glitter seeped under, and the stencil came off easily.
I took a die cut of the word “hi” and put foam tape under it and adhered it to the middle of the card (after using orange glitter on it.) I simply took wet glue and covered the word “hi” and then covered with glitter and let it dry..


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