HI! Brand spanking new TCW design team member Tami Sanders here! And I’m very excited to be here!
I have a special project to share with you to make my DT debut. I love mixing, matching and layering TCW stencils; you can create fun and unique designs so easily. For this project I layered and inked several new of the new stencils – TCW2030 Burlap Bits, TCW437 Texturized, TCW431 Ripple and TCW363s Mini Diamonds on shrink film using ColorBox Surfacez ink. After inking the shrink film, I punched circles from the sheet and baked them. The result are adorably tiny designs that look like they were painstakingly applied…
Here is a closeup pic of the design…
Although the design looks complicated, it was easy to achieve just by using a different color of ink for each pattern in the design.
Here are the ink and stencil combos I used and the order in which I applied them:
TCW2030 Burlap Bits – Caribbean Surfacez
dot pattern from TCW437 Texturized – Berry Surfacez
TCW431 Ripple – Marmalade Surfacez
TCW363s Mini Diamonds – Black Surfacez
I didn’t ink the entire design area of any of the stencils, just portions of them. This helps the patterns fade in and out of each other.
I started with a 3 1/2″ circle punch, and the earring pieces shrunk down to just about half that size. A few beads, jump rings, eye pins and ear hooks were used to put the earrings together.
Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member