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

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

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:
SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCI have used only a little additional decoration on the cards, as they did not need much in my opinion. I really like to use these small stencils this way. If you change the media for example to markers or acrylic paint, you will again end up with a totally different kind of look. Hope you get inspired to try this idea out! Have fun!!

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)

Cards with metal dies

Hello, Sanna here today. I like to create cards in advance for different occations. I keep them in a box at home and that is my go-to place when in need of a card for a special occation.

I really like the Metal Dies as they the perfect size for cards. Here are four different cards I created with the dies.

Life is good - Sanna LippertSONY DSCFor this card I first created a misted multitoned background, then stamped some stars with a black ink over the misted paper and finally added the “Solace” die cut pattern over it all. The sun in the middle was exactly the right size so I made it a centerpiece of the card. Then I just added the sentiment.

Happy Birthday - Sanna LippertSanna Lippert - Happy birthdayThis card is made using the same ideas and techniques, I just changed the colours and left the die cutted white paper uncolored. I used the “Dots” metal die for this card. Next I just added a bold sentiment in the middle of the card and some small embellishments for additional detail.

Sanna Lippert - celebrateSanna Lippert - CelebrateFor the third card I cut the white cardstock in two half and replaced the lower part with a misted and stamped paper. The upper part is cut using the “Circle Dots” metal die. Some ribbon and a small enamel heart are the only extra decorational elements on this one.

Sanna Lippert - beautiful daySanna LIppert - beautiful dayOn my last card I used the “Circles” metal die and colored the white paper with Distress Inks light blue. Then I made yet another background pattern with spray inks and stamps and glued the two pieces together. Next I chose matching glitter glue colours and covered the circles with glitter glue. When the glue was all dry I added a sentiment banner and tucked a little blue flower behind it.

I hope you get inspired to create some layered, die cut cards yourself! Have fun!!!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Cardstock: American Crafts (white), Bazzill Basics (kraft)
Metal Dies: The Crafter´s Workshop – Solace, Circle Dots, Dots and Circles.
Spray inks: Tattered Angels and Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps, Studio AE by Technique Tuesday
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries – Stickles
Stamp ink: Ranger Industries – Archival Ink, Jet black & StazOn, St. Valentine
Enamel Dots: My Mind´s Eye
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Flower: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: Webster´s Pages & Maya Road
Pen: Staedtler
Glue: Aleene´s Tacky Glue

Super Gloss Heavy Gel and Stencils

A happy weekend to you!

Today I’d like to share another medium I like to use with TCW stencils: super gloss heavy gel. This gel works beautifully with stencils because it holds it’s shape well and dries clear with a nice high gloss. So, you can make the stencil effect either obvious or subtle. Also, since it mildly resists watercolors, you can make some really wonderful backgrounds.

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (1)Here’s how I made this page…..

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (9)Cover parts of cardstock (CS) with gesso. Take acrylic paint, a dry sponge, and stencil TCW336s Mini Letters Collage onto your CS.

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (10)Take TCW 389 Fancy Feathers and 389s Mini Fancy Feathers and apply the super gloss heavy gel medium over your page. You can add any stamping you’d like on this step or before you apply the gel medium. Be sure to use a solvent based ink if you don’t want your stamped image to blur. I used a hexagon stamp from VLVS stamps.

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (7)After the gel is dry, use your watercolors to paint over the gel medium. The colors will gather more along the outline of the stenciled image and less over the gel…this is the one time it might actually be fun to watch paint dry!

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (8)For this page I really wanted to emphasize the feathers so I outlined them with black india ink. After this I flicked paint splatter everywhere (as I love that look) and then I added flecks of Tattered Angels High Impact Pigment in black and Tattered Angels High Impact Metallic in Platinum. I was so busy flicking paint, I forgot to take photos…sorry!

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (5)To add some dimensional embellishments I decided to cut circles from this lovely thick canvas from Canvas Corp. First I used acrylic paint and TCW337s Mini Circle Regiment, then I stamped over the circles with a word stamp.

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (6)Next I cut out the circles.

Here’s some close ups of the page:

MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (2)MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (3)MiaeRowe_TCW_Paradise (4)I hope you found a little inspiration here! Thank you!

Miae

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team