Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Hi Everyone! Karenliz here.

Everyone knows that I love stencils but another thing you don’t know is that I love graffiti and street art. With stencils you can create your own version of street art.  I had a 10″ x 10″ mirror and using the Mini Crossed stencil (TCW451) with acrylic paints I created my own faux graffiti mirror.

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I love the way it turned out. I think this is another stencil I will using all the time. So grab your stencils and start creating your own graffiti!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Rose Window Resist & Calm Art Journal Page

Ronda Palazzari Calm Art Journal Details

Last week i shared with you with my Rose Wheel Stencil (TCW 423).  Today i want to share with you a resist technique using the 12×12 stencil in my art journal.  i really love this stencil for the open areas and the elegance it brings to any project.

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Here’s a look at the full page.  I love the colors peeking through the “stained glass window.”  I could wipe away more of the black paint from the window but i kind of like the sooty look for this particular journal piece.

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In the video, i first collage the page using vintage papers, music sheets, and old book texts.  i then use heavy body acrylic paints and a translucent medium with a palette knife.  i hope you enjoy the video!

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Winter 2014: Hourglass & Cafe Latte

Hello it’s Ronda here!  Today i am continuing to debue some of my new Ronda Palazzari Designs/The Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I am so excited to share with you these new releases, including 14 new stencils & 10 Brand New “Ronda’s Fragments.”  These new little masks pack a punch, perfect for art journaling, gelli prints, tags, project life, scrapbooking, cards, & much much more.  I have been working hard to bring you creative inspiration along with new videos!

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i love a good background stencil.  Really LOVE.  i find them so versatile.  This hourglass stencil is such a cool pattern and can be used for so many different projects.  Think bowties or pinwheels.  It’s one you will use over and over again.  What is great about this stencil is that it can be turned to complete the square shape.

Ronda Palazzari HourGlass 6x6 Stencil

The petite 6×6 size is so completely adorable.  On the left tag, i sponged black paint over the the colorful background.  Love it in that bold black!  On the right tag, i turned the stencil to complete the box shape.

Ronda Palazzari HourGlass 12x12 Stencil

The 12 x 12 design is about an inch per square.  On the left tag, i sponged two paints through the stencil.  On the right, i stamped the reverse which ends up being the same as if you would turn the stencil.

Ronda Palazzari from Abstract to Reality

On this layout i used the 12×12 stencil to create a neutral backdrop for my color photos.  i used watercolor crayons in grey tones and painted them with the stencil in place.  i did the light grey triangles first and then rotated the stencil a quarter to paint the dark grey triangles.  i love how the triangles have fluid edges and the crayons create depth in each piece.  i could see doing the whole background like this!

Ronda Palazzari Decisions Art Journal

On this art journal page, i used the 6×6 hourglass stencil with some molding paste (or modeling paste).  I love the feel of this page with those bright yellow/orange spots combined with the cool greens & blues.  You might even spot a stencil fragment on this page ;)

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Cafe Latte is such a fun hand drawn stencil.  Whether you’re a tea or coffee person, you are sure to love this stencil.  It’s great for cards, tags, scrapbook pages, project life pockets, or art journal pages.  You can use the shadow, outline, or both to create.  Of course we need accoutrements to our drinks, so i just had to include the coffee beans, tea bags, and steam!

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i wanted you to see the 6×6 & 12×12 stencils next to one another to get a feel for their size.  i used both the shadow & outline for these tags.  How cute would it be to attach a gift certificate to the back of the tag as little gift for that special friend?

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It’s no secret i am a tea drinker.  i usually start with a cup of english breakfast in the morning.  i might have another one of those or a cup of chai in the afternoon.  At night, i love a mint tea or a green tea.  As you can see, a cup of tea is always nearby!

Stay tuned as I will be sharing all my new stencils this month. Are you ready to see them all?  These stencils are sold online and in Brick & Mortar stores.  Ask your favorite retailer to carry them!

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Winter 2014: Quatrefoil Reverse & Rose Window Stencils

Hello it’s Ronda here!  Today & the rest of this month, i will be debuting my new Ronda Palazzari Designs/The Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I am so excited to share with you these new releases, including 14 new stencils & 10 Brand New “Ronda’s Fragments.”  These new little masks pack a punch, perfect for art journaling, gelli prints, tags, project life, scrapbooking, cards, & much much more.  I have been working hard to bring you creative inspiration along with new videos!  So are you ready for the first debuts?

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This stencil harkens back to those old church abbeys with those big beautiful stained glass windows.  I love the verstality of this stencil.  With big open areas, you can use this stencil is so many different ways including paper piecing or cutting photos into a unique shape.  It’s a great template for quilters too.

Ronda Palazzari Rose Window 6x6 Stencil

The Rose Window looks great in the 6×6 size.  On the left, I sprayed the tag with Dylusions & Maya Road mists and then used white paint through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil using Dylusions.

Ronda Palazzari Rose Window 12x12 Stencil

The Rose Window looks great in the 12×12 size too.  On the left, I painted the tag with and then used spray paint through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil with the spray paint left on the stencil. Look at those great open spaces!

Ronda Palazzari The Best Card

This card was featured on Simon Says Stamp blog and has inspired another project you will see tomorrow.  I used the 6×6 Rose Window stencil with lots of bright colors.  I completely adore the look of this card!

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This layout also uses the 6×6 stencil in multiple ways.  I knew I wanted to do some paper piercing with this stencil so I selected a pattered paper and used it to build the colors.  I loved the softer distress inked images against that awesome pieced image.

Ronda Palazzari Calm Art Journal Details

And here’s a sneak of an art journal piece you will see tomorrow using the 12×12 Rose Window stencil.  Not only do you get to see this beautiful page tomorrow but I will share a video tutorial detailing how to I created this art journal piece.

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My very first stencil release with the Crafter’s Workshop included the regal Quatrefoil stencil.  It has been a favorite among many readers/consumers.  The question I am always asked since its release was “when are you going to make the reverse image?”  The answer is NOW.

Ronda Palazzari Quatrefoil Reverse 6x6 Stencil

The Quatrefoil Reverse looks great in the 6×6 size.  On the left, I painted the tag and then used acrylic spray paint through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil using spray inks.  It’s such a pretty pattern!

Ronda Palazzari Quatrefoil Reverse 12x12 Stencil

The Quatrefoil Reverse looks great in the 12×12 size too.  On the left, I used some spray inks through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil with the spray inks left on the stencil.  Those open spaces on the left would look great colored in or even pieces of patterned paper popped up.

Ronda Palazzari AM Routine

Ronda Palazzari AM Routine Details

On this layout, i used the 12×12 with a variety of distress inks.  I love those blended areas and the transition of colors.  It really creates a stellar background for the building of layers to tell my story.

Stay tuned as I will be sharing all my new stencils this month. Are you ready to see them all?  These stencils are sold online and in Brick & Mortar stores.  Ask your favorite retailer to carry them!

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Imagine What is Possible with Karenliz

Hi Karenliz here!

Today I’m using the Mini Palms stencil to decorate a small 5″ x 5″ wooden frame. The project takes time but it looks so good when its done.

I painted the wooden frame black and then I traced the stencil on the frame.

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Using a scrap of deli paper I traced the stencil on the back. The tricky part is to trace the stencil using the opposite side so it matches what you traced on the frame. Then slowly using matte medium I attached each piece to the frame. It did take time to do and its best to half the frame and wait for it to dry and then continue.

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Although it took time to piece the stencil design on the frame, it worked out perfect. Like I said anything is possible with a stencil.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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