Mini she art, using an assortment of stencils…

Hello, I hope you are all well. Today I’m sharing a little she art  using an assortment of stencils to add dimension and texture. I love creating  she art girls and these little cuties were created on 5″ x 7″ canvas boards. I’m going to give you a quick step out on how too.

But first a couple of the stencils I used:

6×6 doodling templates – mini impressions

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Impressions

6×6 doodling templates – mini butterfly collage

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Butterfly Collage

6×6 doodling templates – hourglass

 

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Template - Hourglass

6×6 doodling templates – mini repeating pods

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Repeating Pods

Step 1: Grab some canvas boards any size you like to work with. I’m using 5×7 boards. Use an assortment of papers and collage, using a clear drying decoupage glue. Allow to dry.

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Step 2: Grab some texture paste and stencils. Randomly stencil all over, mix it up by using different designs. Allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 01b

Step 3: Using sprays and inks and randomly paint your inks on. Allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 004

Step 4: Use an assortment of stamps and a permanent ink and randomly stamp.28 august TCW leeann pearce 005

Step 5: Cut out each of your girls using scraps of pattern paper and glue down. Allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 006

Step 6: Paint in her skin color and hair. Add texture to her dress using a stencil and texture paste. Allow to dry.

Doodling template -Daisy window fragments

The Crafter's Workshop - Rhonda's Fragments - Doodling Template - Daisy Window Fragments

6×6 doodling template – mini daisy splash

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Daisy Splash

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Step 7: Color your stencil design in using ink. Add a short quote using random sticker words. Painted a flower in hair and allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 008

Step 8: Once everything is dry. Add the rest of your details using gel pens, rub-ons, bling and stamps etc.28 august TCW leeann pearce 009

and the end result. You can now frame these canvas or send to a friend. I’m going to take these in and get postcards made up and send some hello’s to special friends.
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Thank you for popping by today and I hope I have inspired you to have a wee play with your stencils.

 

Leeann Pearce… Design Team Member for The Crafters Workshop

Stencil Your Own Diecuts – LOVE (& hope)

Hi everyone!  I love diecuts and using them to layer under photos or cluster together.  I thought this ‘Cabbage Roses’ stencil would be great, fussy cut to make my own diecuts.  I used a couple other stencils to create the background on a piece of vanilla cardstock.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 final

You can click below or HERE to go the video on my YouTube Channel.

I used different stencils that are linked below. (the Word Association Template in 2 different sizes)

WordAssociation TCW514CabbageRoses tinycircles

To begin, I misted the background using the ‘Tiny Circles’ stencil in teal and gold mist.  I used plain white modeling paste with both the 6×6 and 12×12 ‘Word Association’ stencil on top of the misted background.  I wanted to keep it subtle and make sure the photo and the roses were the focus.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 (9)I used different shades of pinks and peaches to color the rose petals in Distress Ink and other ink pads. I used the same technique with the green leaf stencil and cut them all out leaving a small white border.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 (7)I mounted the vanilla cardstock onto a piece of wood grained patterned paper.  After creating a cluster underneath my photo, I stitched through the border, flowers and other embellishments.  I added some other stickers and splatters to finish it off.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 (10)I hope this inspired you to make your own diecuts and embellishments using stencils in a different way!  Be sure to share your stencil creations on our Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

Stencils used:

TCW527 – DOODLING TEMPLATE WORD ASSOCIATION

TCW527s – DOODLING TEMPLATE MINI WORD ASSOCIATION

TCW514 – CABBAGE ROSES

TCW361 – TINY CIRCLES

Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!

Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Inspiration for creatives

I was listening to a podcast from Tiffany Han recently where she talked about her 10 Success Secrets of the Highly Creative. I loved hearing her view on it and was inspired to make myself some reminders!

Inspiration For Creatives: cards made using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stenciling #inspirationcards #mixedmediaThese inspiration cards are just the motivation I need daily to help me continue on my creative journey.

Inspiration For Creatives: cards made using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stenciling #inspirationcards #mixedmediaHere is my list of supplies so you can make your own set:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Kraft card stock
  • Modeling paste & palette knife
  • Watercolors
  • Inktense pencils
  • White gel pen
  • Stencils: Screen Print and Impressions
  • Sewing machine (you can also just glue the papers together)
  • Pop dots
  • Motivational sayings (printed or handwritten on white card stock)

Inspiration For Creatives: cards made using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stenciling #inspirationcards #mixedmediaI started with the colored cards using the following steps:

  • Cut the watercolor paper into 3″ squares
  • Apply modeling paste through each of the designs on the stencils – one design per card – and let dry
  • Add a wash of watercolor to each card
  • When dry, intensify the colors on each card around the raised shapes with Inktense pencils (or just a stronger layer of watercolor)
  • Outline all the shapes with the white gel pen.

Inspiration For Creatives: cards made using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stenciling #inspirationcards #mixedmediaI cut the Kraft card stock into 4″ squares and used a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine to attach the colored squares. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand sew the cards together or use glue to adhere them. A fine line black marker can add the stitching marks for you!

Inspiration For Creatives: cards made using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stenciling #inspirationcards #mixedmediaMy husband designed the scroll labels for me in Photoshop. I printed them on card stock and cut them each out. You can add hand lettered or stamped words if you are not familiar with Photoshop. Make it your own!

Inspiration For Creatives: cards made using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stenciling #inspirationcards #mixedmediaI used pop dots on the back of the scrolls to add more dimension to the inspiration cards.

Inspiration For Creatives: cards made using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stenciling #inspirationcards #mixedmediaThese would make a great gift for anyone looking for a little motivation on their next big adventure! What’s your next big plan? Would these help give you a little push in the right direction?!

Thanks for joining me today!

Consie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Creating an Art Journal Cover with Gabrielle Pollacco {Video Tutorial}

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Hello friends! It’s Gabrielle Pollacco here with you today to share my first blog post for The Crafter’s Workshop!  I recently designed a line of stamps for TCW, and today I’m excited to share with you an art journal cover I made using the 6×6 inch ‘Organic Matter’ stencil and the 12×12 inch ‘Organic Matter’ mask.

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I went with the larger mask style stencil for the front cover because I wanted the vein design to be a little larger, you can use the 6×6 inch mask if you would like to see more of the metallic vein design.

Both Covers

I used the 6×6 inch stencil on the back of the book.  I was going for a simple look without a lot of 3D elements, just a bit of texture from the stencil, as the back of an art journal can take a lot of wear and tear.

I decided to film my project as I went along and create a video tutorial showing step by step how this journal cover was made.  So if you have a moment, grab yourself a cuppa coffee (or tea), sit back and enjoy!….

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!  Here are a few close-ups of the project, so that you can see detailing on this art journal cover….

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I used a variety of mixed media products for the base of the project including a crackle paste for the base.  On my stencil I used a Golden Molding Paste, but any texture paste will do the trick.  I added a metallic sheen using Egyptian Gold H20’s and some Pearlex Mica Powder (all mixed media products I used are listed in the description area under my Youtube video).

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I used a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard as well as some fun rusting medium on my chipboard pieces as accents on this journal cover.  I thought the mechanical accents would work nicely with the Organic Matter stencil design. (Again, all the product info can be found in the description area under my Youtube video).

Journal Cover Angle

I hope you enjoyed my post today and I look forward to seeing what you all create using this stencil whether it be the stencil or mask (or both!). Thanks for stopping by the TCW blog!

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Blue Bird – Art Journal & Process Video

Hi there stencil lovers!  Jenni here today to share an art journal spread and the video of my process.BlueBird_TCW_Aug 2015 Final

You can click below or HERE to go the video on my YouTube Channel.

I used the 3 different stencils that are linked below.

TCW540StripedFlowerCircle TCW504PebbleArtFlyAway

I started by adding lots of yellows, oranges and pinks to my art journal using gelatos and mists.  I used a thick layer of modeling paste with the Striped Flower Stencil.  I went over the stenciled part several times with colored pencil, watercolor crayons and gesso to help add definition and tone down the color.

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I added another layer of detail using the Doodling Pebble Art stencil with ink and paint.  The last stencil I used is the 12×12 Fly Away, using a sponge dauber and Archival Ink.

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I added color to the bird and a little around the rest of the pages with Distress Inks and a brush.  I finished up the spread with lots of black & white doodles and dots and this stamp I love!

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Be sure to share your stencil creations on our Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

Stencils used:

TCW540 – STRIPED FLOWER CIRCLE

TCW505 – DOODLING TEMPLATE PEBBLE ART

TCW526 – FLY AWAY

Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!

Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member