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.
I love this particular stencil because it’s great for many themes and projects. It continues to be a staple on my craft desk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
6 thoughts on “Friendship Journal by Karen”
Fantastic Journal cover, Karen
What a lovely cover, perfect for spring! TFS!
So sweet Karen! TFS!
Wow…such a beautiful project Karen. So lovely!