St. Patrick’s Day Place Mats TCW#2071

I was so excited to get stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and discover this shamrock was among my treasures! 

The title of it is actually  “Happy Clover Fragment”.  It’s so delicate and beautiful that I needed to use it right away for the upcoming holiday! 

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I pulled out these green dollar store place mats to prepare them for the stencil. 

I removed the beads to add this gold bias tape on the edges with glue.

(No sewing! Love that!)

 

When the glue dried I applied a tacky spray to the stencil so it would stick to the fabric.

 I chose to use gold glitter glue to sponge through the stencil.

Then applied a light layer of gold acrylic paint. 

 I placed the stencil fragment randomly in all four of the corners.

This was very quick, easy and fun. 

Now our plain old ugly place mats are ready for the St. Patrick’s Day table! 

I love this stencil! It’s so adorable!

I still have time to use it on some napkins and rings too!

Art journal pages

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At the end of a long day, I find it relaxing to create in my art journal. Here’s how I created these art journal pages…

travel-journal-page-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafter's-WorkshopI usually start by adding some colorants to create my background. On these art journal pages, I went with Derwent Inktense Blocks. Then I applied Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso randomly on the pages with The Crafter’s Workshop TCW 470 Geometric Art Layers stencil.

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Using a small paintbrush, I doodled on the page with Daler Rowney black gesso and added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze paint splatters.

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Next, I added some Tim Holtz rub-ons.

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I used The Crafter’s Workshop TCW 492 Kasia’s Letters to write the words “Travel”, then doodled with a white gel pen.

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Hope you’ve enjoyed how I created these art journal pages!

Yvonne Yam

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

 

You Rock-!!

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Hello Creatives.

Here is a  fun creative card for you today using The Crafters Workshop Metal Die Horizontal Chevron TCW1025. These dies are great to use for cards, so fast and easy.

Step 1:

Using acrylic paint and a brayer with my “Gelli Plate”. I applied the paint to the Gelli Plate and then with white paper pressing it onto the painted Gelli Plate. Pulling the paper off and letting it dry.

Step 2:

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Cut the white card stock with the TCW die and Big Shot machine.

Note: TCW dies are compatible with Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Wizard, Epic, Revolution, Big Kick, and other die-cutting machines.

Step 3:

Cut a folding card blank from card stock. I used dark grey. 6″x4″. Then also cut out the background for the white die cut paper from the acrylic painted paper. Glue that to the back side of the die cut white paper. Add ribbon, embellishments and glue to your folded card blank.

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Enjoy-! Because YOU ROCK-!

Be well-

Sarinda

TCW Design Team Member

 

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Daily art journal {New Kasia’s stencils}

Hello! My name is Kasia Krzymińska – one of signature designers. I’m very happy and excited to share here some of my works, ideas and inspirations  first Monday of each month. I hope you enoy it.

What I would like to show you today is my biggest love – art journal. I create something in my art journal almost every day. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time – I simply like to express and save my feelings, emotions and memories using colors, texture and words.

Spreads you can see below were made using Gelli Plate, acrylic paints, Catalyst tools and of course my new stencils. I just had fun using them in many different ways and then added a little bit of doodling and free writting.  So it’s a combination of visual art journaling, intuitive painting and diary.

Here are  first pages I made using one of my favorite stencils – TCW550 Thoughts

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And another one with TCW551 Chlorophyll. This stencils is perfect for backgrounds – a little bit more delicate and feminine than others.

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How about some nature-inspired prints? TCW548 Herbarium can be a great focal point for your mixed-media art.

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I like to use TCW553 Stone Rings stencil like a stamps, but still with Gelli Plate. Below you can find short instruction.

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Remember that all of my new stencils are available in 6×6 and 12×12 size.

For more inspirations, pictures and full product lists visit my blog.

Have a beautiful and creative day

Kasia

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Cabbage Roses: A New Stencil from Designer Carmen Medlin

Flowers make the perfect cards for so many occasions and today I used the Cabbage Roses stencil (TCW514) to create a card and a tag.

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I like to create cards that aren’t going to cost me an arm and leg to mail. Lets face it postage is expensive but there is something nice about receiving something hand made in the mail.  To make this card I used the stencil to create embellishments for the card. I cheat a little by buying pre-made blank cards on sale.

To create the focal for the card I use heavy gel medium through the stencil on heavy mixed media paper.  I let it dry overnight.

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To add color I added water to Liquitex Ink and use it like watercolors. First I spray a little water on the roses and then add lighter shades of color and let it sit to dry before adding more color. The color spreads on it’s own. You can tip the paper to move the color but I like to be surprised by the outcome.

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Once the first layer of ink is dry, I continue to spray water and add more and more color until I’m satisfied with it.

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When its completely dry I cut out the roses and the leaves to create my card and tag. You can even use this technique for any project.  Here are my finished pieces.

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Any of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils you can use with heavy gel medium and create tons of embellishments to save and use at a later date. It makes creating quick cards, tags, scrapbook pages, etc., easily.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
Blog: My Creative Endeavors