Halloween Canvas

Hi there,

Happy Halloween!!

Karen here, sharing a canvas that I created using the TCW Sketch Grid stencil. This was a super fun project for me, as I do not create a lot of projects with a Halloween theme.  I do take a lot of Halloween photos though, so creating this canvas was a fun way to use some of my favorite Halloween photos from last year. Since I chose to use mini clothespins to attach the photos, I now have a versatile piece of art that I can use year after year.

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To add some fun to the background, I randomly applied white paint using the 12 x 12 Sketch Grid stencil.  I love this stencil. It’s extremely versatile and can transform your work instantly. Take a peek of the close up shots below.

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Halloween Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop Sketch Grid  (TCW456); Patterned Paper, Stickers, Straws, Brads, Clothespins: Recollections; Paint: Apple Barrel; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Other: Hemp

Karen

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Christmas Tag Album using TCW Stencils

Karen here sharing a Christmas tag album that I created using TCW stencils, manila tags and inks. I love how this came together. This particular album is perfect for my 2014 Christmas pics.

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Using various stencils adds a lot of interest and versatility to your projects. I used the Netting (TCW484s), XOXO (TCW 491s), Sketch Grid (TCW456s), and Christmas Tree Frags (TCW2045) TCW stencils to create the background for the tags. I used 6 manila tags and 2 pieces of tag shaped chipboard as the base for the album. Below, I share how I created the backgrounds.

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Step One: Lay TCW484 Netting stencil on top of manila tags and spray inks randomly. I used Dylusions Ink colors: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Cut Grass.

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Step Two: Lay manila tags on top of inked stencil to absorb loose ink on the surface of the stencil. The result is a reversed image. This also provides additional tags to work with throughout your project.

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Step Three: Lay XOXO (TCW491) and Christmas Tree Frags (TCW2045) stencils on top of manila tags and spray inks randomly. I used Postbox Red ink by Dylusions. Add chipboard to the chosen inked patterns and adhere. Embellish as desired.

Creating tags with stencils are a lot of fun and can be extremely quick. I love how my stencils that I chose to use weren’t all Holiday themed. I gravitated more to the color of ink choices to tie in with the Christmas theme. This also extended the use of my collection of stencils.

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Christmas Tag Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Buttons, Metals: Paper Studios; Bookplate: Advantus; Ink: Ranger; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!

Karen

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

 

 

All Occasion Card using TCW Stencils

Karen here, sharing an All Occasion card that I created using TCW stencils. Creating your own backgrounds for your cards gives you flexibility to customize with colors and preferred themes of choice. In the card below, I was able to add pops of color using ink sprays and the Netting (TCW484) stencil to create an All Occasion card that can be tailored to any theme. Take a peek at the tutorial below:

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Supplies

White Core’dinations Cardstock (2 Sheets)

Black Cardstock

Patterned Paper

Stencil (Netting-TCW484)

Dylusions Ink Sprays (Vibrant Turquoise, Postbox Red, Lemon Zest)

Distress Stain (Vintage Photo)

Foam Tool

Ribbon

Buttons

Pins

Embossing Folder

Spellbinders Die

Die Cut Machine

Corner Rounder

Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station

 

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Step One: Lay stencil on Core’dinations cardstock white cardstock and spray inks to transfer Netting (TCW484) to cardstock.

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Step Two: Lay 2nd sheet of Core’dinations cardstock on top of inked stencil. This extends the use of the ink that remains on the top of the stencil, enabling a reversed image. The reversed image was used for this card.

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Step Three: Trim cardstock down and emboss using die cut machine.

 

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Step Four: Apply distress stain to the embossed card layer.

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Step Five: Enhance card layer with foam tool and vintage photo ink. Set aside.

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Step Six: Create scalloped edge die cut using die cut machine and die.

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Step Seven: Adhere card together using Xyron 9” Creative Station.

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Step Eight: Continue layering card together and adhere bow, button and pins

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All Occasion Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW484) Netting, Cardstock: Core’dinations, Bazzill: Buttons: Prima; Pins: Maya Road; Ink: Ranger; Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Die: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ, Grand Calibur; Other: Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Karen

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Quick and Easy ATCs using TCW Stencils

Hi, Karen here sharing a fun and quick way to create ATCs using The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils.

I love creating ATCs. ATCs are easy to work with due to size and awesome to trade. They make beautiful mini pieces of art and perfect for expressing your art form in various ways. Using stencils make this process super easy. I’m including a tutorial below that enables you to create 10 ATCs using 1 sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, stencils, and ink.

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Supplies

Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470) Geometric Art Layers, Kasia’s Letters (TCW492)

White Cardstock: (2) 8 ½ x 11

Manila Tags

Gesso

Ink Sprays (Dylusions)

Washi Tape

Foam Brush

Trimmer

Black Gelatos

 Tutorial

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Step 1: Randomly apply washi tape to cardstock.

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Step 2: Apply coat of Gesso to washi taped cardstock.

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Step 3: Place stencil on cardstock and spray ink. The pattern will transfer to the cardstock. I used colors: vibrant turqoiuse, pure sunshine, and squeezed orange.

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Step 4: While the ink is still on the surface of the stencil, place an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of cardstock on top of the stencil. Notice the negative inked imprint that results. Add another sheet to make use of the remaining loose ink on the suface. Note: The additional sheets create new prints for future projects or atcs.

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Step 5: Continue adding various ink colors and patterns using your stencils to add more interest to your art. I used Dylusions funky fuchsia.

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Step 6: Use tags to absorb additional loose ink on top of stencil. Let dry.

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Step 7: Turn cardstock to portrait view and trim (2) 2 ½ cuts creating strips. After cutting 2 strips at 2 ½ you will have (1) strip remaining that measures 3 ½ x 11.

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Step 8: Turn 2 ½ cardstock strip to landscape view and trim at 3 ½. Repeat for each 2 ½ strip. Trim the 3 ½ strip to 2 ½ creating the ATC size.

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Step 9: Using black gelatos, edge ATCS.

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Step 10: Continue accenting as desired.

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ATCs by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470) Geometric Art Layers, Kasia’s Letters (TCW492); Cardstock: Core’dinations; Ink: Ranger; Gesso, Gelatos: Faber Castell; Other: Washi Tape

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Karen

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

“Happy Thoughts” Keepsake

Hi,

Karen here sharing a keepsake that I created with The Crafter’s Workshop stencils. What I love most about using stencils is that they give you an opportunity introduce so many fun elements quickly. I was able to add some really cool patterns and pops of color that really made this project take flight. This super fun project was all possible with the use of TCW stencils, frames, and paints.

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Supplies:

Stencil: TCW470 & TCW470s Geometric Art Layers

Stencil: TCW2044 Pods Fragments

Photo

Wooden Frames (2)

Acrylic Frames (2)

Gesso

Ink Sprays

Paint

Stickers

Core’dinations White Cardstock (3 Sheets)

Ribbon

Pins

Flower

Gelatos

Cosmetic Sponge

Adhesive: Xyron Creative Station

E6000

Hot Glue

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Step One: Lay TCW470 Geometric Art Layers stencil on top of Core’dinations white cardstock and spray inks randomly. I used Dylusions Ink colors: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Vibrant Turquoise.

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Step Two: Lay 2nd sheet of Core’dinations cardstock on top of inked stencil. This extends the use of the ink that remains on the top of the stencil, enabling a reversed image that can be used for other projects. I was able to get 3 sheets of inked goodness from this inked stencil. Let the sheets dry and trim them down to layer on top of each frame, but do not adhere. Save the unused inked cardstock for a future project.

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Step Three: Using a cosmetic sponge, Seedless Preserves paint and Pods Fragments (TCW2044) stencil, randomly transfer image to cardstock. Let dry.

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Step Four: Using a cosmetic sponge, Salty Ocean paint and Geometric Art Layers (TCW470s) stencil, randomly transfer image to cardstock.

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Step Five: Apply black gelatos to edges of inked cardstock. Rub edges to blend.

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Step Six: Apply gesso to frames and adhere cardstock.

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Step Seven: Adhere smaller frame to larger frame using E6000 and continue layering. Add photo and embellishments as desired.

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Happy Thoughts by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470 & TCW470s) Geometric Art Layers, Pod Fragments (TCW2044); Cardstock: Core’dinations, Stickers: DCWV; Flower: Prima; Ribbon: May Arts; Acrylic Frames: Making Memories; Paint: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Gesso, Wooden Frames

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Karen

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member