TCW Summer 2014 Stencils Are Here!

Hello all! Like the title says, the new stencils are here! There are so many different, unique, cool stencils and I’ve been having such a grand time playing with them! Here’s a summer layout I made using several different ones.

MiaeRowe_TCW_Le Galion (1)I wanted to create a whole beach scene for this photo from a recent vacation. I loved that there were many aquatic themed stencils from the new collection. And of course the wonderful thing about stencils is the almost endless ways you can adapt even non themed designs to suit your project, using your imagination!

I used TCW496s Mini Sea Creatures along with TCW500s Mini Nautilus to create the underwater scene…how beautifully they worked together! When I saw TCW493 Folk Art Flower and TCW493s Mini Folk Art Flower, I thought of the sun and a sand dune….themed, non themed, so easily used together!

Let me show you how I made this page. I started with Core’dinations 110 lbs. Heavy Weight Smooth Cardstock (it stood up very well to all the mixed media and embellishments I put on it!). I stamped randomly on the background using solvent based inks (so the images would not blur when I added water). Next I painted most of the cardstock with watercolors, no gesso.

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Once the page was dry I wanted to add a light textured look so I sanded the cardstock with Core’dinations Sand It Gadget. Can you see the lighted scratched lines?

MiaeRowe_TCW_Le Galion (7) Next, I used TCW493s Mini Folk Art Flower and molding paste to create a sun.

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While that was drying, I used TCW496s Mini Sea Creatures and TCW500s Mini Nautilus along with my Faber Castell Big Brush Pens to create the underwater scene.

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Once the sun was dry I replaced TCW493s Mini Folk Art Flower stencil over the raised sun and colored it yellow with the Faber Castell Big Brush pens blending with my fingers.

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Lastly, I used TCW Folk Art Flower stencil along with sand paste (here is a link to my youtube video on how I make the paste) to create my “sand dune”.

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Once the sand was dry I added my photo and embellishment, some more paint here and there and my page was done!

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Happy Monday!

Miae

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

TCW makes Art Journaling easy!

Welcome to The Crafter’s Workshop Blog today!

Hope you have had a great weekend and are ready for the new week.

I have a journal page I have been playing with, using lots of different media and some of the TCW brand new stencils. (swoon)  See them in all their glory HERE.

I started off with a roughly gessoed page….and added paints sprays, watercolour crayons Texture pastes and gelato’s with a selection of the new stencils.

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Shimmerz Paints, Dazzlerz works beautifully through TCW stencils.  Below you can see TCW492s Kasias Letters.

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along with layers of …….

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 and

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More colour and pen doodling…..

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More gesso and a book page heart cut from an old book I sit alongside me when using the stencils….(Todays fun TIP ;-) …..I just slip the paint/spray covered stencils between the pages after I have used them, to remove the residual ink/paint…..this assists with cleaning the stencils and prevents wastage of remaining media on the stencils….. AND leaves you with some beautifully patterned and coloured book pages ready for you to use in your art work!)  I think this is the centre of the dartboard stencil in yellow you can see here on the book paper.

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Here are the finished pages.

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I used white ink and a copperplate nib and calligraphy pen to handwrite journaling randomly on the piece.

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Thanks for stopping by today, and remember to keep your eyes peeled for the New Stencils that are being shipped all over right now!!!  You will love this release.

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When One Door Closes……

I had a hankering to create a “Lil’  Inspirational Canvas”.
So, I pulled out one of my Canvas Corp Brands 4″x4″ canvases
and let the creating begin!

When One Door by Lynne Forsythe

I began with
The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Numbers Collage ~ TCW210s
and a bit of Studio 490 – Wendy Vecchi’s – crackled texture paste
which I applied through the template with a palette knife.

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Just LOVE this stencil!!

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When the Texture Paste had dried,
I spritzed my canvas with various
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist,
then I blotted any extra mist off
the Texture Paste.
HOW FUN is that background???

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I created a flower cluster with various Petaloo Flowers,
a piece of chipboard, a loopy bow
and a little quote.
What an AWESOME gift for someone
who needs a bit of inspiration!

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Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

Easy DIY background pattern

Hi there! Sanna here today. I´d like to share with you a layout I created based on a piece of white cardstock. I love to create my own layout backgrounds and one of my go-to products for that are stencils.

This pattern is really easy to make. You first take a piece of plain cardstock (it does not have to be white, you could use other colours too). I then place a stencil, in this case the 12×12 inch “Mechanogrid” stencil, over the paper and take two tones of Distress Ink and an ink blending tool. I usually start with the darker colour and apply it here and there. I leave white areas for the next colour. When I was finished with blue I changed to green and applied it thru the stencil in all white areas and slightly over the blue toned edges. That way the result is smooth.

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Next I took a piece of blue canvas and cut a wide strip for my background. I then chose the “Hourglass” 12×12 inch stencil to create a white pattern onto the canvas using some gesso. I just dabbed the gesso with a sponge onto the canvas thru the stencil. Then I let it dry properly.

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Before gluing the canvas on it´s place I have added colour splatters in various colours onto the background for more interest.SONY DSC

Now the background is finished and I just needed to add some paper for detail and I chose labels in similar colours as my background and canvas were. In addition one of the labels adds to my layout title perfectly. Love it when that happens :). SONY DSC

Now I just layered the labels and glued the onto their places and then added some small embellishments for additional detail. SONY DSC

I also added some outlining with a black pen around the edges of my page. I seem to be drawn to that recently. And black ink splatters – but you know that by now, I think ;-). Here are some detail photos:

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I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial. This is a really easy to do technique and I hope you will give it a try!!

Happy scrapping,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Cardstock (white) – Bazzill Basics
Stencils: Mechanogrid & Hourglass (12×12) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Broken China – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Blue Canvas – Canvas corp.
Gesso – Liquitex
Enamel hearts – Studio Calico
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Glimmer mist – Tattered Angels
Alphas – American Crafts, Glitz Design
Patterned Papers – Studio Tekturek
Pen – Sakura
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue

Creating with “Misfits”

As a Designer, I accumulate many “Misfits”,
pieces parts that never made it onto a creation…
flowers, leaves, textiles etc.
Every once in a while I like to have a free create time
using my “Misfits”!

Here are three ATC’s I created!

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I began with (3) Canvas Corp Brands ~ Canvas ATC’s.

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Using The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Texturized Template
and Distress Markers along with a bit of spritzed water,
I created my background to my ATC’s.

Here is a close up of the ATC’s,
I just love the effect I achieved when I spritzed the
Distress Markers on the Canvas ATC’s.
HINT: Spritz the backside of the Canvas ATC’s,
especially if you will be drying with a Heat Tool.

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Love for A Lifetime by Lynne ForsytheI then pulled out my “Misfits” to complete my ATC’s.
Here are my finished little Darlings!!

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Hope you enjoyed my free create and I encourage you
to whip up something using your
“MISFITS”
and The Crafter’s Workshop Templates!

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Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member