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:

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.


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.


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





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
My Blog: My Creative Endeavors