Mixed media cards

Hello there, Sanna here today to share with you a few cards I created using a wide selection of stencils from the new line.

The Art of Living - Sanna Lippert

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I have first used 3 sheets of the Core’dinations heavyweight white cardstock (cut in half) and misted them with spray inks. Then I have either added a plain white texture paste thru the stencils onto the surface or mixed a transparent texture paste with black acrylic paint together and applied that thru the stencils onto the surface. On some cards I´ve added both. On a few cards there is also a layer of transparent texture paste mixed either with loose glitter or I have just applied the paste thru a stencil and then added a layer of Distress Glitter over the wet paste. Other than that I have just embellished the cards and added the sentiment. Super fun and very easy to do!

Happy stenciling!!!
xoxo, SannaThe Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Cardstock: American Crafts – grey
Cardstock: Core’dinations – heavyweight white 6×6 inch
Spray Inks – Tattered Angels, Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Flowers – Prima Marketing, Kaisercraft
Stamps – LawnFawn, Stampin´ Up!
Stamp ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Buttons -  Basic Grey
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Pens – Copic
Rhinestones – Rayher Hobby
Distress Glitter – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Letter stickers – Making Memories
Loose fine glitter – Knorr prandell
Stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop
Other – white texture paste, transparent texture paste, black acrylic paint, ribbon

Adding an arty feel

Hi everyone, Beck BT here again with another layout.  This time I went a little out there with my colours really featuring one of the extra versatile stencils in the new release.  I just LOVE these stencils that have the different number of patters in them perfect for layering to create interest in your background.  Here is the layout I created, and below a little more about what I did, supplies used as well as video so that you can see how I used the stencil on the layout. Art brings us together tcw This is the stencil I used on this layout – yes only one stencil created all that interesting background!  TCW488 Viva La Art Capture   Here is a link to my video for you to see how I used the stencil

I really had fun adding the pops of colour on this one with the stencil.  I actually only used the 6 x 6″ size but as the pattern is a repeatable one I was able to match it up and continue the pattern.  You can see this very clearly in the video.

The ‘ART’ word was perfect for this layout as you can see by the rest of the title.  I created the title by adding black gesso through the ART word on the stencil.

The pops of metallic goodness were created with my Tinby Designs Metallic Melts I applied this by inking through the stencil with a Tsukineko Brilliance ink pad in Sky Blue, lifted the stencil and then sprinkled the metallic melts over, added the excess back into the jar and then heated to melt. I just LOVE how all the stencilling takes centre stage on this layout because of the bold colours used.

Here are some up close pictures of the stencilling on the layout

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Happy Creating!

xxx Beck BT

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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

Round and Round and Round we go

Hi, Beck BT here today sharing with you a fun backgound I created with the help of The crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I chose various stencils that featured circles in all different sizes.  It was so much fun to watch this come together.  I wanted to layer the different stencils featuring circles creating interest and depth to the backgound.  Here is the layout I created.

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I used the following stencils to create this layout:

tcw stencilsAnd here is how the layout came together:

I started the layout with some circles stencilled using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle. I then drew and coloured additional circles with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos.

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I added additional circles and more colour and shading with the gelatos.

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I then wanted to accent the stencilled circles and so added some more definition to them with directly drawing with the gelato onto the textured circles.  Here a video takes over to show you how I layered more than one stencil to alter the finished stencilling, additional stencilling and also using stencils to create embellishments.

You can check out my video by watching below or clicking on this link to watch directly in YouTube.

Here are some detail pics of the background and embellishments created with the stencils

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I would love to hear how you enjoy layering your stencilling, so please leave a comment to let me know how I might have inspired you to add some stencilling in various ways to your project.

Happy Creating!

xxxBeck Beattie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

 

 

 

Layers of colour canvas

Hi Everyone, Beck BT here again with what is probably the brightest share I have done in a long time.  I just loved building the layers in the canvas with the help of various colours and stencilling.  There was lots of you commenting that you don’t use your reversed chicken wire stencil enough.  It is actually my all time favourite stencil so you see it pop up lots in my work.  I adore how it can add that bit of interest without being too overpowering.  unforgettable canvas For a little depth and interest I added some stencilling with the purple gelato that had been applied through the ‘Mum’s‘ Stencil(TCW259)  and softened with a water brush to the initial layer in the canvas.  You can see it in the background to the yellow area of the canvas. unforgettable canvas step 2 unforgettable canvas detail 3 I use the ‘Mum’s’ Stencil(TCW259) to create the flower like patterning.  I added the pattern with some Whipped Spackle to the background prior to colouring with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts Gelatos. unforgettable canvas step 1 I also mixed the pink gelato with their Whipped Spackle colouring it up and then stencilling with the reverse Chicken wire template adding an additional layer of colour.

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I really enjoyed teaming up the stencilling using the stencils and lot of colour with the gelatos, they are like a match made in heaven!

I would love to hear how you enjoy layering your stencilling, so please leave a comment to let me know I might have inspired you to add some stencilling in various ways to your project.

Happy Creating!

xxxBeck Beattie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member