Have you seen what Pokey Bolton is doing these days? No? Well you should keep an eye on this girl! She’s best known in the Quilting industry for her surface design and quilting. But she’s been branching out a bit…these are cut up file folders that Pokey used “coloring agents” on. Nice, right?
And here is Pokey playing with our stencils (see front right paw of doggie on table) with her setacolor paints. (Note fabric drying in background…close-up shot below)
Note our lovely Cosmic Swirl and Cosmic Bubbles as it translates to fabric. pretty, pretty, pretty!!
Hello again! It’s Ronda here to introduce you to the next of my new stencils coming out in January with The Crafter’s Workshop! Today I am sharing with you my Picture Perfect Stencil. I adore taking photographs, especially candids. I love capturing those unscripted moments of daily life that tells our stories. As this love grew so did my vintage camera collection which inspired this stencil. I sat down and drew out some of my favorites both vintage & modern.
Whether you love taking photographs or have photographs you love, this stencil is the perfect accompaniment. Here are a few examples I created using both the 12×12 and 6×6 stencils.
This art journal pages uses the 12×12 stencil on the background with some light modeling paste and gesso. I love how they are subtle but still tell my story.
This layout uses both the 12×12 and 6×6 stencils. I traced the stencil onto patterned paper and then layered it to create the embellishment on the left. I love the little camera on the right. it’s just the perfect size and looks so adorable on the yellow paper.
This tag uses the 12×12 stencil and watercolor crayons & pencils to create a beautiful watercolor effect.
I cannot wait to see your creations with my stencils.
Martha Richardson has been a longtime groupie of ours. So I was so happy to find her blog post showing how she creates papers that she later uses in her layouts and projects. Here is a photos of some of her background papers just waiting to be cut by her Vagabond and Sizzix dies.
Click here to read more about her process and see some creations!!
Have a very Merry Christmas from the TCW elves and I. Enjoy.
Howdy, I’m back with another new stencil design. As a reminder, all of these new designs will unveil at the winter CHA tradeshow, in mid-January. This is “Vine.”
Here are a couple of scrapbook pages I made with Vine. On the page below, I used it with Dylusions Ink Sprays to make a background. Can you also spot it on the turquoise “ribbon” paper? That is a gelli print that I made and then cut up.
You have seen the page below, because I shared it when we talked about the Church Windows stencil. Can you spot the Vine? I sprayed through the vine on some cardstock, then cut it out and layered it on.
Happy Christmas Eve…I hope you get lots of stencils in your stocking!
Exciting news from Nathalie Kalbach – She is doing her Creative JumpStart Summit!! Woohoo!!! We are one of the give-away participants. Check it out (you’ll need to sign up for her newsletter in order to have a chance to win, PLUS the newsletter has the password for the videos.) Lots o’ fun!!
Hello again! It’s Ronda here to introduce you to the next of my new stencils coming out in January with The Crafter’s Workshop! Today I am sharing with you my Honeycomb Stencil. As popular as the honeycomb motif is, I wanted to shake things up a bit. I added some dimension and tweaked the basic shape to create a whole new look. It makes for a graphic yet intricate background. And you know I love a good background. I also love to play with the trends.
My Honeycomb Stencil in both 12×12 and 6×6 sizes satisfies both! Here are a few samples using both the 12×12 and 6×6 stencils.
This Art journal page uses both the 12×12 and 6×6 stencils with lots of gesso, paints, stamps, and spray ink.
On this layout I used the 12 x 12 layout with some water soluble crayons and spray ink.
This tag uses the 6×6 stencil with water soluble crayons and a black pen.
I cannot wait to see your creations with my stencils. Want to see out more of my work, check out my blog.
KK at Kay’s Company in New Zealand sent me a link to Mona’s blog and I was blown away! Check out how she used our “Bricks” stencil (TCW191). Mona even created a tutorial. There’s a little snippet below of how she used Molding Paste with Pumice to create the bricks. But she uses lots and lots of other fun things including My Favorite Things stamps and dies. If I ever needed some justification to buy more dies and stamps, this is it! Thanks Mona….I think!
Hi friends, Dina here! I have been wanting to do silhouette masks for a couple of years…thanks to The Crafter’s Workshop, they are here! I love cutting silhouettes from magazines, but have found they don’t last long. Even if I coat them with paint or gesso, they eventually disintegrate. Once I cut a silhouette, I get attached to it and I love to use it over and over! These masks are made from the same durable material as all TCW stencils are, and can withstand any mixed-media abuse you throw at them.
The silhouettes will come in both 12×12 and 6×6 sheets. Some have 2 figures and one has 3 figures. 7 figures in all. I’ve been using them like crazy, and I know you will love them! They are part of my January 2013 release at Winter CHA. Can you sense my excitement? Yay!!
I saw Nicole Maki’s work pinned to one of Julie Fei Fan Balzer’s Pinterest Boards. It’s pretty darn cool. Not only does she use a bunch of Julie’s stencils, and not only is she doing a reverse technique (see her blog for details), but she is also right on the cutting edge of something you’re going to be seeing a lot more of….silhouettes!! Dina Wakley will be premiering 6 new stencils featuring her very own drawn figures and so will another friend of The Crafter’s Workshop (can’t spill the beans just yet…) Plus don’t forget about our original two ladies below!! Be sure to check out Nicole’s blog – including her “foodie” blog!