Breathe art journal spread

Hello there, everyone, Sanna here today with my last post. I can´t believe how fast time has flewn. I have enjoyed every second of it. This has been such a great team to be in and I am glad I have had the pleasure of being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Truly great memories!!

So today it is time for me to say goodbye and share one last project with you. As my final post I created an art journal spread using a ton of stencils (all stencils I´ve used here, are also available at Scrapbook.com). Here is what I did:

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First I applied gesso on my art journal pages and let the layer dry properly.

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Next I took some semi opaque matte mist in purple, pink and yellow (by Tattered Angels) and sprayed random circles onto the gessoed surface and again let the layer dry really properly.

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After that I took various 6×6 inch stencils and started dabbing heavy body acrylic paint (by Dina Wakley) thru the stencils with a foam brush onto the background. I used turquoise, tangerine, lime and magenta here. And again after applying the paint I needed to let the layer dry – this is really hard for me as I am not very patient :).

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Then I took some profile stencils and added those in the middle of my art journal spread. I used black acrylic paint here. I wanted to add another bold pattern to go with the profiles, so I chose to use the number stencil. I again used black paint here and applied the paint with a foam brush.

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I felt that the right side profile was not standing out enough, so I colored her hair with a black Sharpie and after that I added some metallic creative medium thru some stencils onto the ladies hair. I also sprinkled some shabby white embossing enamel here and there for additional interest and then heat set the enamel with a heat gun.

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I then wanted to add some fun hashtag words to go with my journaling, so I stamped words that fit the theme of my page with a black ink and wrote the text along the edges of the spread. I really like how bold and retro this spread looks like. Here are some detail photos so you can see the enamel and creative medium details better:

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and here is my finished art journal spread:

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It has been such a pleasure being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it has been an amazing time designing with TCW stencils. And what a great team of colleagues I have had the pleasure to work with – they have all been such an inspiration! – and what a fab company to work with! I am sure the new team will rock your socks off with their artworks!! I know I am going to be keeping an eye on them and already looking forward to the inspiration they will be sharing!!

ps. a few weeks back I taped a video in Finnish about some fun and easy stenciling techniques and while I was at it, I thought, I might as well do an English one too, so here it is, just a little extra to go with my post:

Thanks for a great time,
xxx, Sanna

A day in paradise – Stencils with Pastels

Hello there, Sanna here today to share a layout that is quite different to my regular style. The reason? I recently added some PanPastels to my stash and they are so fabulously soft in tone and color that I just needed to create a very pastellic, romantic kind of layout.

Here is what I did:

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I took a 12×12 inch piece of white cardstock, placed the “Ripples” stencil over it and wiped some PanPastels thru the stencil onto the white cardstock surface. I used purple, yellow, green, blue and orange pastels on the background.

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I then went and applied some washi tape around the edgesand layered some patterned paper on the top and bottom of the page. Next I went over these layers using a grey pastel tone and the “Sea Creatures” stencil. After that I took the “Punchinella” 6×6 inch stencil and applied some golden molding paste onto the background here and there. After that I just added little bits and pieces of chipboard and other embellishments here and there to finalize my layout. This is how the finished piece looks like:

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for some close-up photos, visit my blog. Now this is a totally different kind of layout that I usually create. It has lots and lots of different layers and is full of details. I really enjoyed creating this page – from time to time one just needs to try out something new :).

How about you – when have you last created something totally outside your comfort zone?

Have fun scrapping,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Ripples 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Sea Creatures 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Punchinella 6×6 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Patterned Paper – Amy Tangerine “Stitched”
Pastels – PanPastel Pearlescent Set
Golden Modeling Paste – Lukas
Chipboard – ScrapMatts
Washi Tape – Freckled Fawn
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Golden Wax crayon – Stockmar
Glimmer Glaze Oil Slick – Tattered Angels
Other – Ribbon, Beads and Glossy Accents

An Art Journal Page with Zen Flower Stencil

Hi. It’s Karenliz. Today I have an art journal page to show you where I used lots of stencils and Pan Pastels.

To create the page I used the following:
TCW419 Mini Halftone Borders
TCW320 Mini Chevron Arrows
TCW330 Numbers
TCW228 Mini Herringbone
TCW466 Zen Flower
Pan Pastels
Krylon Workable Fixatif

I added the first four stencils from the list above to create the background with Pan Pastels. Because I was adding lots of stencils I used Workable Fixatif in between layers so nothing would smudge.

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Next, I covered the entire page with black Pan Pastel. I did not spray on the Workable Fixatif because I wanted to be able to apply my next step.

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I placed the Zen Flower stencil on top and erased the black Pan Pastel so I can see the background.

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Remember when I said to use the Fixatif in between the layers of the background?  Well I forgot to spray a couple of layers and when I started to erase I did removed some of the background.  Once I was done I used a white pen and outlined the flower.

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The more you erase the more you see. Just remember the Workable Fixatif!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
My Blog: My Creative Endeavors

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Richardson & Pan Pastels

PP10I love keeping an eye out for what Martha Richardson is up to. Here she is using a whole bunch of stencils (our Quatrefoil and our Diamonds).

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Martha has used Pan Pastels (so delicious and rich) along with rubber stamps, gesso and collage. For complete instructions and step-by-step photos, click here.

Cristin + PanPastels

I love Cristin Grønnslett. And I love PanPastels!  What could be better than putting them together with our stencils??

Doesn’t this just look delicious? Yes, you need all of those colors. And yes, you need their Sofft applicators (don’t cheap-out and think you can get away with some flimsy make-up sponge. You can’t!!)  After you wish for all of our stencils, add PanPastels to your wishlist this holiday season.

You can thank me later.