A day in paradise – Stencils with Pastels

Hello there, Sanna here today to share a layout that is quite different to my regular style. The reason? I recently added some PanPastels to my stash and they are so fabulously soft in tone and color that I just needed to create a very pastellic, romantic kind of layout.

Here is what I did:

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I took a 12×12 inch piece of white cardstock, placed the “Ripples” stencil over it and wiped some PanPastels thru the stencil onto the white cardstock surface. I used purple, yellow, green, blue and orange pastels on the background.

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I then went and applied some washi tape around the edgesand layered some patterned paper on the top and bottom of the page. Next I went over these layers using a grey pastel tone and the “Sea Creatures” stencil. After that I took the “Punchinella” 6×6 inch stencil and applied some golden molding paste onto the background here and there. After that I just added little bits and pieces of chipboard and other embellishments here and there to finalize my layout. This is how the finished piece looks like:

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for some close-up photos, visit my blog. Now this is a totally different kind of layout that I usually create. It has lots and lots of different layers and is full of details. I really enjoyed creating this page – from time to time one just needs to try out something new :).

How about you – when have you last created something totally outside your comfort zone?

Have fun scrapping,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Ripples 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Sea Creatures 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Punchinella 6×6 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Patterned Paper – Amy Tangerine “Stitched”
Pastels – PanPastel Pearlescent Set
Golden Modeling Paste – Lukas
Chipboard – ScrapMatts
Washi Tape – Freckled Fawn
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Golden Wax crayon – Stockmar
Glimmer Glaze Oil Slick – Tattered Angels
Other – Ribbon, Beads and Glossy Accents

Making an Inspiration Plaque with Balzer Designs

Hello Creative Friends!

Today, I want to show you how you can make this inexpensive plaque using just a chalkboard plaque from Walmart ($2), old alphabet stickers and “Chevron” stencil by Balzer Designs for TCW.

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I made this Snapguide to guide you step-by-step:

Check out How to Make a Chevron Plaque With the Crafter’s Workshop by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.

 

Have an amazingly creative day!!

XOXO,

KERI

Harlequin project for CHA

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Hey hey there artsy crafters Rita Barakat here! I am super excited to reveal one of my display projects for CHA using the The Crafters Workshop Harlequin Stencil for the background!

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Surely you must know that The Crafters Workshop stencils work with numerous products and today after coloring my canvas with Gelatos (Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft) I also used crackle glaze and crackle paste (DecoArt) on top of the harlequin stencil.

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You must lift the stencil straight up and wipe it down right away – a baby wipe comes in handy! Then set it aside to dry.

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After it dries completely you can add color on top of the paste. Giving you lots of depth and texture with one stencil and of course providing  a beautiful background for your art! I hope you will try this technique. I have this project and more on display at my CHA booth #19 so if you go come check it out and of course don’t forget to visit the The Crafters Workshop at booth  #2632!

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 The Crafters Workshop, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

Simple Home Decor

Hello there and Happy New Year!

It’s Miae here to share a home decor project with you. While taking down all the Christmas decorations in our home, I saw all the lighting and an idea came to me….

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I could hang these little glowing clouds in my daughters’ room for some soft, fun lighting year round!

I started by outlining the clouds from the Clouds TCW230 Stencil with black pen onto vellum paper. Make sure to draw two of each cloud shape you are interested in using.

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Next, I picked several different 6×6 stencils and chalk ink to decorate the clouds: TCW492s Kasia’s Letters, TCW479s Random Stars, TCW478s Beaded Curtain. You only need to stencil one of the pair.

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After the chalk ink has dried, cut out the clouds and glue each matching pair together. Don’t completely glue the clouds together yet. The idea is to make a “pouch” so start by gluing one side like this:

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Then “wrap” the cloud around a light bulb and glue the other side of the cloud. I tried to glue along the edges only, again to create a pouch.

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I hope my girls like it! Thanks for coming by!

Miae

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team