Friendship Journal by Karen

Hi there,

This is my first post as a TCW designer and I couldn’t be more excited. I am sharing a sweet little Friendship Journal that I created using the Chicken Wire (TCW 239s) stencil.

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I love this particular stencil because it’s great for many themes and projects. It continues to be a staple on my craft desk.

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I stretched the use of the stencil by using it in two different ways.  I started this project with a tag that I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the flower with copic markers. Note: I created the mask shown in the photo previously to use time and time again for projects like this. It’s also stored with the coordinating stamp for easy accessibility.

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To create the chicken wire background around my flower without disturbing the image, I covered the embossed flower with a mask that I cut out of the image and airbrushed color onto the tag around the flower.

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Next, I wanted to extend the use of my chicken wire stencil, so I dragged my stencil through some white paint and randomly stamped directly onto the tag with my stencil to add more dimension.

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Finally, I decided to trim the tag down to make it the focal image of a journal that I created with my Cinch binding tool. I continued embellishing the journal until I was pleased with the final result. The journal measures 4 ¼ x 5. I love how creating a background and stamping with the chicken wire stencil enhanced the overall design.

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Friendship Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: Chicken Wire (TCW 239); Patterned Paper: K and Company, Stampin Up; Cardstock: Bazzill; Stamps: Close to My Heart, Heartfelt Creations; Markers: Copic; Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: The Cinch, Craft Dee-BowZ; Other: Corrugated Board, Ribbon, Paint, Embossing Powder, Stickles

Thanks so much for visiting today…


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