There are not many who don’t stop for a coffee or tea to go. When I saw CafeLatte Stencil (TCW434, 6×6) I knew I can use it for so many creations.
I used these two stencils both 6×6.
I took two 3″x3″ canvas and used deli paper scraps and used gel medium to adhere them to the canvas. It gives them a great graffiti look that I love.
Using the CafeLatte stencil I used gel medium and purple paint to create little embellishments for the canvas. The wonderful thing about gel medium is you can use it just as it is. The next step I used it with the Urban Landscape stencil and when it dried painted it with black acrylic ink. It gives it a real distressed urban feel. Love it!
The final step I attached it all to the two canvas with gel medium.
No matter where we live we all say, I’ll have a Café Latte to go!
Hi Everyone. It’s Karenliz. I live in Connecticut and the winter weather has been very cold and snowy. The best part of the winter is playing in my warm art room and with Ronda Palazzari’s new stencils Wildflowers (TCW433) and Climbing Vine (TCW428) I created a spring time canvas.
First I added dictionary paper, acrylic paints on the canvas and then added the Climbing Vine stencil with white spray paint.
To add the Wildflowers stencil I decided to use deli paper (deli sandwhiches are wrapped in it). If you haven’t used it you must try it. You can get it at any kitchen supply store or I bought mine from Amazon. The best part is when you glue it down its disappears!
Once the paint was dry, I cut it up so I can glue the individiual flowers on the canvas. I usually play around with the way I want it to look before I glue them down.
What flowers were hanging off the edge I glued to the sides. Here is a close up and you can see the paper doesn’t show. This was still a little wet but when it’s dry its translucent.
I was going to add details and dimension to the flowers but I loved the watercolor look. I then added some butterflies which I popped off the canvas.
I hope this puts a little spring in your day! This stencil already had plently of paint build up on already. You can use it all or just parts. So much fun!!!
I work full time for a tax accountant so I’ve been busy and I completely forgot about Valentine’s Day. I needed to make a couple of quick Valentine’s Day cards.
My stencil aliens and I are very excited to be using a new Balzer Designs stencil called Mini Palms. What a great stencil! You have to get it.
I started by using Pan Pastels with the stencil on black paper.
I used Pan Pastels in Turquoise and Hansa Yellow Shade and Neutral Grey Tint. The colors pop off the black paper.
I then used Balzer Designs Mini Mix and Match Hearts to create an embellishment for the front of the card.
With turquoise card stock, music paper, and black card stock I created this card. It didn’t take any time at all. Quick and easy.
My second card I used the new Mini Palms stencil but this time I traced the design on back of the paper and cut out the negative space to make it look like a window. With scrap paper in the background it looks like stained glass.
The second may not be that quick but it didn’t take long at all to complete. The little hard on the front of the card was traced on grunge paper using one of the hearts on Mini Mix and Match Hearts stencil.
These cards can be made for any occasion. Grab a stencil and start making your cards!
Many take a break from their art rooms during the holidays and then after find themselves sitting behind their tables not knowing what to create. For me the best way is to grab one stencil and see what I can create.
I grabbed my Well Rounded stencil in 6″x6″and 12×12″ sizes and started small and created backgrounds for cards. All I did was grabbed distress paints and started using them with the stencils to create some cool backgrounds.
Using just these two stencils I created three cards.
I just added some die cut shapes that I had laying around and stamped a few sentiments and I was done. Quick and easy but so much fun.
My stencil aliens are back from vacation and driving me nuts to create and buy new stencils. Now that my mojo is back too I’m up to creating again.
Is your mojo back from the holiday break? Thanks so much for stopping by!
Our friends at Core’dinations and Authentique sent out a bunch of our stencils to their Design Team and this is what Suzanna Lee came up with. Here’s what she wrote:
Don’t have an embosser or a means of embossing on a large scale? Me either, no problems! Do it yourself! Take one of the many masks/templates sitting in your stash, in this case, one from The Crafters Workshop, and place it on the “wrong” side of your Core’dinations cardstock. Use a little bit of artist’s tape (comes up without taking half the sheet of paper with it) in each of the four corners to secure it to your paper. Now set all of that on a piercing mat. Use your embossing stylus to trace the template. You need to use a little bit of pressure, not too much. Peel off the tape, remove the stencil and admire your handiwork! Sand it for and even cooler effect!!
I was tickled pink, or better yet, red and blue, when I saw the fruits of my own labors! Pretty nifty, eh?
I just love my Core’dinations! Pairs up perfectly with Authentique too!
As promised, here’s my best attempt at uploading photos from yesterday’s blog post.
Here’s the photo showing what the sprayed and molding pasted (is that a word?) journal card looked like sort of before and after.
And the promised shot of my thumb. (As you use the white gelpen it starts to gunk up. Well really the ink is like paint and the paint starts to dry on the nib. So every few minutes you/I need to un-gunkify it by rolling it on your/my thumb. I don’t know why, but skin seems to work better than paper or paper towels. Don’t ask.)
Like I said, this technique is definitely geared to product-maniacs vs the less-is-more folks. Yes, I know I have a problem. But the good news is, I have a lot of company!! Thanks for dropping by.