For me making something by hand creates a personal connection that something store bought just doesn’t have. I know Valentines Day is over and we are well into March but I think love notes can be sent all year! So lets get started and send a little love into the world!
I love the delicate details in this new stencil (TCW699 Prismascope by Rebekah Meier) from The Crafters Workshop and I thought it would just be perfect paired with a bit of their amazing Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste! For this project I also used:
TCW713 Birds on Branches by Hot off the Press
TCW Gold Gesso
Strathmore Printmaking Card
A Palette Knife
Faber Castell Pit Pens
Bits of Scrap Painted Paper
Bonus Item *Glimmer Mist – Tutti Frutti
First step it to cover your work area so you don’t spread your modeling paste on your table. I like to use a scrap sheet for this because then I have a colorful and textural piece of paper to use in my work at a later date. I placed my Stencil (TCW699 Prismascope) where I wanted it on the card and scooped about a quarter size worth of Modeling Paste up with my palette knife and spread it with a very light hand over my stencil. I was extra careful to go slowly and hold my stencil firmly in place so I could get crisp lines.
Once I finished applying the modeling paste I slowly removed my stencil. I love how it turned out!! I ran strait to the sink so I could wash my stencil and my tool in warm water and then I set my card aside for it to dry. (I left it for about 4 hours)
While the modeling paste was drying I looked through my scrap papers. I was looking for some interesting marks and a color that said “love”. I save all of my mark making and painting experiment sheets so I always have a fun stash of options when I am looking for that special addition to a project. I placed the TCW713 Birds on Branches stencil over my painted page and moved it around until I thought I had an interesting texture and color combination peeking through.
I lightly traced the bird with a pencil and then used scissors to cut it out. I easily erased the pencil lines and had a perfect little paper cut bird for my card! I also used a standard hole punch to make some colorful little confettii dots to match my bird.
I checked to make sure my Modeling paste was completely dry and then I glued down my bird and my confetti dots and added a bit of shimmer with some painted bits of Gold Gesso.
Next up was a bit of hand lettering. I love to mix the style and thickness of my letters to add a bit of interest. I also placed it in the top left corner because the bird draws your eye to that area and is looking at the words which ads emphasis to the sentiment. I love this card just the way it is with the delicate white on white with bits of color, but I am always looking to experiment and push things a bit further so I decided to grab one of my new Glimmer Mists – Tutti Frutti from Canvas Corp. Brands and added a few sprays for an extra touch of color and dimension.
My finished card is below, I sprayed on the Glimmer Mist – Tutti Frutti and then used a paper towel to dab up a bit of the color so my dimensional modeling paste area would stay a bit more white and the card itself would take on a bit more of the color. I love the delicate “pink” and the organic nature of the spray in juxtaposition with the clean lines of the TCW699 Prismascope stencil.
I know just the person I am going to send this little love note to! I would love to see how you add dimension to you work so be sure to share your creations or thoughts on The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest! Also tag me @Drawriot if you share your creations on Instagram!
Until next time, keep creating! 😉
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.