Hand Lettering with stencils.

I love these stencils for TCW. So many options for Journaling and creating cards and titles and such.

TCW474 Hand drawn Frames in 6 inch and 12 inch size.  These are new Summer 2014 Stencils with the last release.

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This is the first project I used this stencil with, using this very basic technique.  Its in My Bible, but can be done anywhere….using a favourite quote, song or poem.

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Using a pencil, trace very lightly around the stencil shapes.

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Next get out your fine black pen.  Trace the lines adding bits here and there to fill in the gaps

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 Get out your Copics, or what ever markers you like to use, and colour it in!

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Add your text, how ever you wish.

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I did this same process on the lovely thick cardstock from Core’dinations

Its gorgeous to work on. (6×6 Pad of super thick bright white cardstock)

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 Out line, colour and cut out!

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I adhered these to Project Life cards from Studio Calico.  Just round the corners and they are done!

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 Same idea for easy cards……

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 So sweet, and I really love quick and easy cards.

Maybe you have some stencils you can use to do some doodling and some Lettering for some easy projects.  Perfect to do sitting in front of the telly at night if you don’t like idle hands!  Love doing something arty, kicking back watching TV at night!

Thanks for checking in today.

Enjoy your stencils!

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Christmas, a little bit early…with the help of TCW and Canvas Corp

HeLLO!  I have an early Christmas project for you today… and considering that Hobby Lobby put their Christmas items out in JUNE  I guess it’s about time!!

Christmas Garland/Sue Carroll

Supply List:

Canvas Corp Burlap Sheet

Canvas Corp Canvas Sheet

Twine

Acrylic Paint

Gelli Plate & roller

Scarlet Lime pen, Uni-ball Signo (white)

Red embossing powder

Matte medium

TCW2046 curly holly fragments

TCW2046 Curly Holly Fragments

TCW469 Brush Alpha

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Using a Gelli Plate, I rolled out an even coat of green acrylic paint.

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Next I placed the Holly Fragment strategically all over the wet plate and moved it each time with a pair of tweezers to keep from smudging the imprints.IMG_7914 Next, I pressed the Canvas Sheet on top of the imprints.
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Above is what I “pulled off.”
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I used a Uni-ball Signo pen in white to further define the designs.

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For the berries, I added a little “ZING” with embossing powder:)IMG_7926

For the letters, I used a red sharpie to trace the words I wanted using the Brushed Alpha stencil, and then filled them in with embossing powder.IMG_7930 IMG_7965 IMG_7967 IMG_7971

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I cut each letter out and reinforced the edges with Matte Medium to keep them from fraying.IMG_7980

To string them, I simply punched holes on either side and threaded them with twine.IMG_7986 IMG_7988 IMG_7995

Hope this project inspires you to “get your Christmas on!”

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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Textured wedding layout

Hi everyone, Beck BT here to show you my latest layout created with The Crafter’s Workshop templates.  Wedding layouts don’t have to always be perfectly pretty and precise, I love the carefree feel of this layout which perfectly represents my wedding day.

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I used the following stencils to create this page:

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I had SO much fun creating this layout that I thought I would share a process video on how it came together.

I hope you enjoyed my share today

Happy Crafting!!
xxxBeck BT

{BOO} Halloween Decor

Hi!

Tami Sanders here today and i’d like to share a $ Halloween decor project with you.

I found some black plastic frames on stands on clearance and thought they would be a good base for a Halloween project. I decided to utilize the OBVIOUS perfect 3 letter word to feature in the frames – BOO!

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I wanted to make a “distressed” background for each letter, so I rummaged through my TCW stencils and pulled some I thought would work.

Just like kids dressing up in costumes to become something “spooky” for Halloween, these “tame” stencils got a “creepy” vibe with the help of some extra layering and inking!

I started by spritzing some basic patterns on white cardstock then layering on some grungy elements:

“B”: TCW439 Retro Bursts using Pumpkin Pie and Frosted Grape ColorBox Spritzers and TCW490 Tattered Lace with Black and Silver Izink…

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“O”: TCW460 Ring Doily using Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Drop ColorBox Spritzers and TCW437 Textured with Black and Silver Izink…

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“O”: TCW431 Ripples with Pumpkin Pie, Grasshopper and Frosted Plum ColorBox Spritzers and TCW437 Textured with Black and Silver Izink

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The chipboard letters themselves were inked using Mango, Cactus and Anemone Izink, then distressed using Blackbird Cats Eye ColorBox Chalk Ink.

The hat for the skeleton was made using TCW479 Random Stars and Pumpkin Pie and Lemondrop Spritzers…

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Remember to reach for stencils from TCW for YOUR holiday crafting!

thanks for visiting the TCW Blog!

Tami Sanders

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Fall Stencils at TCW!

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Hello crafty peeps! Rita Barakat here with a freshly finished fall banner using new fall stencils for The Crafters Workshop.

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In addition to using Core’dinations paper & sanders I used The Crafters Workshop stencils 2047 Pumpkin Fragments and  2048 Maple Leaf FragmentsRitaBarakatTheCraftersWorkshop2
I started by using the stencil and embossing the back of the paper.

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I flipped it back over and sanded the embossed areas to reveal the orange core.

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Used a little paint and a Bistro chalk pen for highlights. Hope this gives you some ideas for the new fall stencils at TCW!

Happy Crafting!
Rita
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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers