Makin’ tags…..part 1

Hello TCW Fans…..
How are you enjoying the NEW RELEASE of stencils??
I’m having a BLAST playing with them!
I’m also having a blast playing with some NEW TEXTURES
with my NEW STENCILS!!

Today, I am going to share with you
2 of the 4 tags I recently created!

I cut my tags from Core’dinations Heavyweight 110lb White Cardstock.
This paper is AMAZING….
it’ll take all the liquid you can give it and pretty much
retain it’s shape!!

Everyday....by Lynne Forsythe

For my first tag I used
TCW494s ~ Trapezoid Flower.
I applied both Metallic Gold Embossing and Crackled Texture Pastes
through the stencil.
When dry, I then spritzed the tag with Kraft Glimmer Mist
and painted on a bit of Blue Bubbles Glimmer Mist
over the Crackled texture paste.

Everyday....by Lynne Forsythe

I then ran a bit of Watering Can Archival Ink over the entire tag face.

Everyday....by Lynne Forsythe

When dry, I then embellished the tag with Petaloo flowers.

Everyday....by Lynne Forsythe

For my second tag….

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I used TCW486s ~ Labyrinth Stencil
and a bit of translucent embossing paste.
I then created a tie-dye effect by spritzing
various Glimmer Mists and letting them run together.

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Once again…..
I embellished the tag with
Petaloo flowers, burlap and a bit of jute

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I hope you have enjoyed my tags….
’cause I sure had fun making them!!
Make sure to stop back later this month for my other 2 tags.

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LYNNEwhite

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
Lynne Forsythe

Fun With Chalk Core and Urban Street Art

Hello all and happy Friday!

I got a chance to play with Core’dinations White Chalk Core cardstock and I had heaps of fun using my stencils on it. I must admit, this page didn’t turn out at all the way I planned (including a change of photo), but that’s how projects sometimes go don’t they?

Urban Street Art (1)

I began with Core’dinations Chalk Core, which you can sand or emboss to expose a white center! I wrote a quote in white pen and white pastel pencil.

If you read the quote you'll see it's about sisters because that's what this page was originally going to be about!

If you read the quote you’ll see it’s about sisters because that’s what this page was originally going to be about!

Next, I used the Sand It Gadget from Core’dinations to expose some of the white core and give it a more worn look.

Urban Street Art (6)

After that I played with TCW478s Beaded Curtain using embossing powder and mist, again all in white.

Urban Street Art (7)

Then I took another sheet of Chalk Core cardstock, TCW470 Geometric Art Layers, and applied metallic acrylic paints with sponges.

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Finally, I cut them up into strips to use as layers on my page. It’s a simple yet great way to make your own patterned paper!

Urban Street Art (9)

After that I built my layers, including molding paste and TCW492s Kasias Letters and splattered paint. The background became decidedly more grungy so I decided to change pictures ;) I’d just returned from a trip to Melbourne, Australia where I’d taken photos of some alleys filled with amazing urban street art so I choose something from those pics. Here’s some close ups:

Urban Street Art (2) Urban Street Art (3) Urban Street Art (4)

And that’s having fun with Chalk Core!

Miae

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

Pretty Pinwheels: 3 of 3 Quick and Easy Posts Today!

Hello! Tami Sanders here with a fun project to share with you – a trio of pretty pastel pinwheels…

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These pinwheels would be cute for a child’s room decor, party decor or favors. They are easy to make as well. All you need are some TCW stencils, cardstock, ink, straws and buttons.

Start with a square of cardstock, use 3″ for cute mini pinwheels or 12″ for GIANT size pinwheels!

The pinwheels in the sample were made using 4 1/2″, 5″ and 6″ squares. Use the stencil of your choice to ink one side of each cardstock square. I used ColorBox Black Pigment Ink for this project, so I heat set the ink once it was applied.

To make the pinwheels, you need to cut diagonally from each corner toward the center, stopping about 1/2″ to 2″ from the center of the square depending on it’s size. Then fold the tip of ONE corner from each section down to the center and adhere it. I found it easiest to just make an “X” from corner to corner on the back of each square using a pencil and ruler as a cutting guide.

To embellish the centers of the pinwheels, I stenciled designs on buttons using ColorBox Black Surfacez Ink. Glue the buttons to cover the ends of the corners at the center…

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Glue straws to the back of the pinwheels to finish them off.

Supplies Used:

THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOPTCW205s Mini Houndstooth, TCW195s Mini Brocade, TCW317 Pattern Strips, TCW278 Circle Explosion, TCW189s Mini Zebra Print, TCW347s Mini Kaleidoscope

OTHER: Clearsnap: ColorBox Black Pigment Ink, Colorbox Black Surfacez Ink and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Beacon Adhesive: 3-in-1 Glue, Peach, Pink and Lime Cardstock, Buttons and Striped Straws

TOOLS: Heat Gun, Trimmer, Scissors, Ruler and Pencil

Come back and visit the TCW Blog soon!

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

$1 Mini Candle Favors: 2 of 3 Quick and Easy Posts Today!

Hello! Tami Sanders here today with an easy $1 project. This mini candle goes from plain to pretty with the help of a TCW stencil, some ink, ribbon and bling…

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I think these candles would make nice little party favors and you can add any design you like. The Crafter’s Workshop has TONS of stencils in a variety of styles and themes so you are bound to find the perfect one for your project.

For this project, I used the TCW195s Brocade stencil and inked the design using ColorBox Black Surfacez Ink. A ribbon tied around the neck of the jar lid and some pretty pink rhinestones are all you need to complete the candle.

You could also embellish-up larger candles to use for home decor or anytime gifts.

Supplies Used:

THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP: TCW195s Mini Brocade

OTHER: Clearsnap: Colorbox Black Surfacez Ink and ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Candle, Ribbon and Rhinestones

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

$1 Thank You Notes: 1 of 3 Quick and Easy Posts Today!

Hello! Tami Sanders here with a $1 project to share. I found this set of thank you notes in a bargain bin – they are nice, but a little boring. I thought they had some potential though, so I picked them up.

BEFORE…

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I grabbed some TCW stencils and some ink and got to work transforming these notes. Here’s what they looked like after their beautification.

AFTER:

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Dress up your thank you notes from fun to formal depending on what “thanks” you need to send. I used a variety of styles here to give you some ideas. I thought the 2 hearts would be cute for wedding or bridal shower thank you’s.

Here are close up pics of each of the cards as well as the TCW stencils and inks used…

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TCW464 Mini Dancing Leaves stencil inked with Aquamarine, Spiced Plum and Limelight ColorBox Crafter’s Ink.

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TCW46 Rosetta stencil inked with Berry, Limelight, Tangelo, Aquamarine and Spiced Plum ColorBox Crafter’s Ink.

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TCW457 Mini Gothic Romance stencil inked with ColorBox Crafter’s Ink in Berry and Aquamarine.

Inks were heat set after application.

Using TCW stencils and some ink is an easy and inexpensive way to add some personality to basic stationary.

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member