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Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Halloween 2022 Release - Thorned Stencil Pencil Case

Hello Lovelies! Hmmm...this is not very Halloweeny, but I'm going to blame Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous for making this purrty Thorned Stencil for the Halloween 2022 Release.

This little make is all about some stenciling with your favorite Distress Archival inks and this gorgeous stencil; stencil can be purchased individually or you can get the whole kit-n-caboodle in a bundle with all the goodies available at Simon Says Stamp.

Earlier this year, Tim also expanded the Distress Archival line colors and we will use both the ink pads and get a little help from the reindeers to deepen our colors. I used both some of the older colors and some of the new ones in today's project.

Our Thorned roses were created with Distress Archival Ink Pads and Reinkers in the following colors: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive, Rustic Wilderness, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso

I hadn't tried applying both ink through stencils and stamps directly to fabric before, but for the bold artwork in this project, it worked like a charm. I chose Archival Ink so that it would be more long lasting and water-resistant on an item that will see some more wear and tear than a card.

Apart from the inks, this projects will focus on the stencil and applicators like the Blending Tools and Artist Brushes. Take a peek at the essentials below:

Essential Card Supplies:

Google "Canvas Pencil Cases" to find pencil cases like this or try this technique this on other canvas fabric items that you want to JAZZ UP, like aprons or totes or shoes or...... NOTE: I got a set of 10 of these pencil cases for about $9.99.

Click here to view the full supply list or check it out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.

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LIMITED EDITION PENCIL CASE - Stenciling, Stamping and Dyeing

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"





Position fabric on Make Art Stay-tion; place Thorned stencil over fabric and secure with magnets.

Using the Detail Blending Tools, ink the rose branches in Vintage Photo and add some Crushed Olive along the thorn tips.

Ink the rose stems and leaves connected to the rose stems in Rustic Wilderness using the Detail Blending Tools

Ink the remaining leaves in Crushed Olive with the Tool.

Add a drop of Rustic Wilderness Reinker to your craft mat; dip a paint brush into the ink and use it to blend and darken the color of the leaves towards the bottom of each leaf.

Repeat this for any color that you want to darken on the design.

Ink the center of the roses in Spiced Marmalade with the Tool.

Ink the outer petals of the roses in Picked Raspberry with the Tool, blending into the Spiced Marmalade centers.

Reposition the stencil as shown and repeat the inking process for a second spray of roses across the front of the pencil case. Start with the Detail Blending Tools and then use the paint brush dipped in Reinker to deepen the color in spots.



Secure the right side of the fabric as shown in a Stamping Tool.

Position the stamp in the Tool.

Ink with Black Soot Distress Archival Ink and stamp repeatedly until you are satisfied with the impression. NOTE: I did it 3 times. :-)



Add about 8 drops of Spiced Marmalade Reinker to about 1/4 cup of water to dye your white ribbon and crumple the wet ribbon in a piece of nonstick paper or cling wrap.

NOTE: I used white seam binding ribbon but I think that Tim Holtz Idea-ology MUMMY CLOTH Trimmings would look nice here as well.

Drop some pure Reinker directly onto random sections of the ribbon and dry with a heat tool.


Stencils are magical to me and that their magic can be extended to fabric is definitely aa cause for celebration in my craft room!

I was even more surprised that the stamp tolerated being applied to this textured surface and still gave a good impression!

I made my case in very happy colors, but I think this will also look special in more moody tones and neutrals!

Go get your stencil on Lovelies!

Thank you so much for hanging out with me for this card; be sure to come back! Leave me a comment with your thoughts please. It means a lot and I am happy to take any questions.

See you soon!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

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