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

Mix Media on Watercolor – Find Joy

Hello Karenliz here. I have a mixed media project to share. This was created on watercolor paper and using following:

Stencils:
TCW228s – Herringbone
TCW283s – Pomegranate
TCW252s – Aspen Trees
Liquitex Spray Paints
Miscellaneous Rub Ons

To create the background I used the Herringbone and Pomegranate stencils plus the Liquitex Spray Paints.

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Once dry I put the Aspen Tree stencil on stop and first sprayed it with black paint and then used a sponge and applied white acrylic paint over the black.  Using both colors gives the trees the a little shading and depth.

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The trees aren’t exactly ordinary but I love the quote. It makes you think.  Can you imagine all the colors you can use to create these trees? Go grab your stencil and start creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

 

 

 

 

Easy DIY background pattern

Hi there! Sanna here today. I´d like to share with you a layout I created based on a piece of white cardstock. I love to create my own layout backgrounds and one of my go-to products for that are stencils.

This pattern is really easy to make. You first take a piece of plain cardstock (it does not have to be white, you could use other colours too). I then place a stencil, in this case the 12×12 inch “Mechanogrid” stencil, over the paper and take two tones of Distress Ink and an ink blending tool. I usually start with the darker colour and apply it here and there. I leave white areas for the next colour. When I was finished with blue I changed to green and applied it thru the stencil in all white areas and slightly over the blue toned edges. That way the result is smooth.

Inked background - Sanna Lippert

Next I took a piece of blue canvas and cut a wide strip for my background. I then chose the “Hourglass” 12×12 inch stencil to create a white pattern onto the canvas using some gesso. I just dabbed the gesso with a sponge onto the canvas thru the stencil. Then I let it dry properly.

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Before gluing the canvas on it´s place I have added colour splatters in various colours onto the background for more interest.SONY DSC

Now the background is finished and I just needed to add some paper for detail and I chose labels in similar colours as my background and canvas were. In addition one of the labels adds to my layout title perfectly. Love it when that happens :). SONY DSC

Now I just layered the labels and glued the onto their places and then added some small embellishments for additional detail. SONY DSC

I also added some outlining with a black pen around the edges of my page. I seem to be drawn to that recently. And black ink splatters – but you know that by now, I think ;-). Here are some detail photos:

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I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial. This is a really easy to do technique and I hope you will give it a try!!

Happy scrapping,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Cardstock (white) – Bazzill Basics
Stencils: Mechanogrid & Hourglass (12×12) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Broken China – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Blue Canvas – Canvas corp.
Gesso – Liquitex
Enamel hearts – Studio Calico
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Glimmer mist – Tattered Angels
Alphas – American Crafts, Glitz Design
Patterned Papers – Studio Tekturek
Pen – Sakura
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue

Pressed Fragments and Bits images

Hi, today I´d like to share with you a simple and easy way to use the cute Fragments and Bits stencils. All you need is a few pieces of watercolour paper, some spray inks and a selection of Fragments and/or Bits and a Big Shot (or a similar tool).

First place a Fragments or Bits stencil into a cardboard box and apply some spray ink over it. I used various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colours for this purpose and they worked really well!

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Next carefully lift the stencil from the box and place it onto a Big Shot plate, then place a piece of watercolour paper over the stencil and make your plate sandwich and roll the whole thing thru the machine. SONY DSC

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This is what the finished result will look like. Now you can use this image on a card or on another project of your choise.
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These are the stencils (above) I used for my four cards and this is how the finished pressed images look like.
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And here are the finished cards:
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xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Rubber Band Fragments – The Crafter´s Workshop
All My Heart Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Butterfly Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Script Star Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Watercolour paper – art supply store
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (spring violet, marmalade, turquoise blue, starfish)
Flowers – Prima Marketing
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Stamps – Viva Las Vegasstamps!
Stamp ink – Ranger Industries (jet black)
Pens – Staedtler, Faber-Castell
Cardstock – Bazzill (kraft)

Bloom canvas step-by-step

I was recently challenged to make a canvas based on a previous project I had created and while making that piece I took some step-by-step photos that I would today like to share with you.

This is the canvas I created:

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and here is the step-by-step process:

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I first applied a relatively thick layer of struckture paste with a palette knife onto a piece of canvas. I used the 6×6 inch “Deco leaves” stencil here.SONY DSC
After the paste was dry I applied some acrylic paint in pastellic tones over the pattern and around the edges.

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Then I added some white ink splatters using a regular paint brush. I love to use colour splatters :). SONY DSC
Then I went along and added some chipboard elements for additional detail. These I colored with Distress Inks using a water tank paint brush.
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Before adhering the pieces (chipboard and the silvery flowers) on their places I added some small silver spray ink splatters for additional contrast.

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Then I glued all pieces on their places. The word “Bloom” is written with a brush pen that has a really nice glittery shine to it. I then fussy cut and glued it down onto the canvas. After gluing the flowers onto their places I also wiped some thick matte pink acrylic paint with a very dry paint brush over them for additional detail and more depth.
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I also added some “chrystals” to my canvas. They hang down on wire pieces and are a nice additional detail.

I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step!
Have fun creating!
xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Canvas from an art supply store
Chrystals – Pink Paislee
Wire from an art supply store
Chipboard – Wycinanka
Paint – PaperArtsy Fresco Finish
White Ink – Liquitex Titanium White
Silver spray ink – Studio Calico Mister Huey´s
Deco Leaves stencil -The Crafter´s Workshop (6×6)
Distress Ink – Ranger Industries
Flowers – Prima Marketing, Finnabair collection
Thick pink acrylic matte paint  – 13arts
Struckture paste – Art supply store
Glitter brush pen – ZIG Wink of Stella