Cool kid

Hi there, Sanna here today! I´d like to share with you an easy and simple way I love to use stencils on my layouts. I love the effect you can create with them and I very often use a stencil with some modeling paste just as it is. I simply wipe the paste thru the stencil onto the background and use the stenciled details to enhance my photos. I then only add a few embellishments and/or some pieces of patterned paper, the title and some journaling and my layouts is done.

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On this layout I have used the “Geometric Art Layers” & the “Random Stars” stencils. I really like the contrast on the white paste against the dark background paper. Simple and effective :).

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I hope you get inspired to try some modeling paste on your artworks! Have fun!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
Random Stars (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Geometric Art Layers (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s WorkshopPapers and Embellishments – Studio Calico Kit
White Ink – Dylusions

{BOO} Halloween Decor

Hi!

Tami Sanders here today and i’d like to share a $ Halloween decor project with you.

I found some black plastic frames on stands on clearance and thought they would be a good base for a Halloween project. I decided to utilize the OBVIOUS perfect 3 letter word to feature in the frames – BOO!

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I wanted to make a “distressed” background for each letter, so I rummaged through my TCW stencils and pulled some I thought would work.

Just like kids dressing up in costumes to become something “spooky” for Halloween, these “tame” stencils got a “creepy” vibe with the help of some extra layering and inking!

I started by spritzing some basic patterns on white cardstock then layering on some grungy elements:

“B”: TCW439 Retro Bursts using Pumpkin Pie and Frosted Grape ColorBox Spritzers and TCW490 Tattered Lace with Black and Silver Izink…

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“O”: TCW460 Ring Doily using Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Drop ColorBox Spritzers and TCW437 Textured with Black and Silver Izink…

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“O”: TCW431 Ripples with Pumpkin Pie, Grasshopper and Frosted Plum ColorBox Spritzers and TCW437 Textured with Black and Silver Izink

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The chipboard letters themselves were inked using Mango, Cactus and Anemone Izink, then distressed using Blackbird Cats Eye ColorBox Chalk Ink.

The hat for the skeleton was made using TCW479 Random Stars and Pumpkin Pie and Lemondrop Spritzers…

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Remember to reach for stencils from TCW for YOUR holiday crafting!

thanks for visiting the TCW Blog!

Tami Sanders

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Together….You and Me!

Together...you and me by Lynne Forsythe

Today I am sharing a card I whipped up awhile back.

I created my background by applying
crackle embossing paste through
TCW428s ~ Mini Climbing Vine Reverse

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After the paste had dried….
I loosely applied Glimmer Mist, with a paintbrush
over the stenciled image.

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I, then, loosely traced around the stenciled/painted image.

To finish off my card,
I added flowers and butterflies over the stenciled Climbing Vine.

Together...you and me by Lynne Forsythe

Thank you for stopping by to view my card.
Hope you enjoyed it!

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Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

Cards in fall colours

Hi there, today I´d like to share three fall cards in fall tones. I´ve also taken some step-by-step photos while creating the cards. Lets start with card no. 1.

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First I inked the white card base with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then added some water splatters onto the surface.

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I then took the “Vineyard” 12×12 inch stencil, placed in over the card and added some Barn Door and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the card.

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After that I used my all time favorite Hero Arts stamp Old Letter Writing and stamped with Forest Moss Distress Ink tone. This is how the card looks like:

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The sentiments are made with Tim Holtz Hashtag stamp set stamps and the butterflies are older product from my stash. Now onto the second card:

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I made this card background using the leftover ink that had stayed on the stencil after inking it for the first card. I first sprayed some water mist onto the inky area and then placed a piece of watercolour paper onto that area and rolled over it with a brayer. That way the end result will be nice and even. So these are actually the same colours as on the previous card, but in much lighter tone due to the water spray.

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This way I didn´t waste any ink and could create a nice negative stencil image background for my second card. I wanted to keep the main focus on the pretty background pattern and therefore just added some yarn, a pin, butterflies and a sentiment onto the card. Now let´s move to the third card:

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I again used the same Distress Ink tones like on my previous cards. This time I placed the stencil over a piece of white paper and just wiped the red Distress Ink onto the background thru the stencil. The stencil is again the 12×12 inch “Vineyard” one.

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Next I went and wiped some Wild Honey Distress Ink over the stenciled image and then used the 6×6 inch “Vineyard” stencil to add some light texture paste over the inked area.

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Before the paste was totally dry, I quickly added a layer of yellow Distress Glitter over the paste and let it dry. After it was totally dry I dabbed the residue off. It stayed put really well – you just need to work fast. If the paste has time to dry the glitter will not stick.

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And this is how the finished card looks like. I didn´t add a sentiment on the cover, as I found this card didn´t really need one. Depending on the occation, one can write the sentiment on to the inside later. Here are some closies of the cards.

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I had lots of fun creating these cards and layering the stencils, stamps and media over each other. Now it is your turn – have fun!!!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
The Crafter´s Workshop Stencils – Vineyard 12×12 inch & Vineyard 6×6 inch
Distress Inks – wild honey, ripe persimmon, barn door and forest moss by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Distress Glitter – mustard seed by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Background stamp – Hero Arts Old Letter Writing, wood mounted
Sentiment stamp – Hashtag stamp set, Tim Holtz for Stampendous
Pearls – Kaisercraft
Butterflies – Making Memories
Other – water mist bottle, brayer, metal pin

Fragment Fun….

Howdy Crafter’s Workshop Fans…..
Have you played with TCW Fragments yet??
Lynne Forsythe here with one of my latest projects
using one of these little goodies!

Be The Heroine by Lynne Forsythe

The fragment I used is by Ronda Palazzari ~ Hearstrings ~ TCW2049.

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I, first, created the background of my card face by stamping and spritzing
on a Kraft Skinny Card.

Then, I “roughly” applied Embossing Paste through the Heartstrings fragment,

Be The Heroine by Lynne Forsythe

on the upper and lower corners.

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When dry I gave the “hearts” a good spritz of Glimmer Mist!
Which made those Heartstring hearts just pop.
I finished off the card with odds and ends I had laying
around and finished it up with a quote.

If you haven’t played with some of these little ditties….you should give
them a try….I know I loved the results!

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team