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.


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.


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


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.


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
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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).

TCW363Diamonds lo res TCW381 Quatrafoil lo res







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.

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis, one of our favorite (favourite) Canadians created this layout. It was featured in the Canadian Scrapbooker Backstage Pass blog with Jackie Ludlage.

Can you see the Stars and Circles template in purple? I know you see the Reversed Chickenwire!! (One of our faves here at TCW!!)

Click here to read Karen’s post on the Canadian Scrapbooker blog, and click here to see more of Karen’s work on her blog!!