Welcome to our 1 Stencil 4 Ways series. Each month on the 14th we will feature a list of projects created by our Guest Designers and a few members of our Design Team where they used one stencil in a few different ways. We will highlight four different ways to use the selected stencil.
This month we are featuring TCW 42 Navaho. Checks out the projects created by our designers, Fregny, Marion, Karenliz & Magdalena.
Hello there! Fregny here.
I created this 3D old phone using designed papers, shipboard and of course stencils , in this case # 421 Navaho.
The technique: Distress Ink and Embossing Paste.
First I put together the skeleton of my phone using mod podge. After I have the full telephone built finish the edges with black acrylic paint.
Using a palette apply Embossing Paste to the design paper using the TCW Stencil (#421 Navaho) living some empty areas, and wait to dry.
After is dry replace the TCW Stencil (#421 Navaho) in the same position and using the Blending Tool with Distress Ink apply in empty areas.
Glue the papers already cut into the required shape using mod podge. Add embellishments and finish the Mini album.
And there you have a 3D Vintage Phone.
Hi there I am Marion, I am a fan of Powertex and the TCW stencils, together it makes a lot of fun. Check out for Powertex in your own country.
The basis of this bracelet is an empty toilet roll, Powertex black and Stone Art and of course the stencil Navaho .
Cut the toilet roll it into 3 strips of 1,18 inch and extend the strips to the length that you need as a bracelet (see photo). Paint it with the Powertex black and let it dry 2 days, so it becomes a good basis for the clay.
I make my own air-dry clay with Powertex black and Stone Art. Mixed Powertex and Stone Art 1: 1 well, to the clay no longer sticks to your hands.
Create a string and press it flat, put the stencil on the clay.
Roll with a roller the motif of the stencil in the clay.
Cut the clay 1.18 inch and the length depends on the thickness of your wrist.
Take some colortrix silver, bronze gold and easy varnish (lacquer). Take very little silver on your finger or a sponge and divide the powder on the clay as transparent as possible.
Paint the upright parts with bronze gold and easy varnish.
Form the bracelet on to de toilet roll, stick it with Powertex black. Let it dry about 3 or 4 days. Finish it off with a lovely chain.
Hello Karenliz here. The Design Team was given one stencil and we had to use it in four different ways. I’m so excited for you to see what I came up with but I can’t wait to see the Team’s creations. Do you buy stencils and then get them home and just don’t know what to do with them? Or have such great ideas and then when you get home they just don’t work? That’s me and this stencil was no exception. The stencil we had to use is TCW421 Navaho stencil (12×12). I had such great ideas but my mojo and stencil aliens left the art room. I didn’t know what I was going to do but with anything new you take it one step at a time. My first step was to use the whole stencil for a background. I chose to use an 8×10 mixed media board and used modeling paste through the stencil and then used my go to acrylic paint colors of blue and green with a splash of white to finish the background.
Then decided to create this scraps that I had on my table.
Next step, using part of the design. I chose to make a card by using two elements of the stencil. Using a black fine tip marker I added the element to the front of the card and created my own design then colored them in. The second element I used to create the word Smile. Easy peasy, second step done.
Third step, since I love carving cardboard I decided to create a floral design. I first traced the stencil on the cardboard and then started carving it and pulling the pieces of cardboard off. Those pieces I kept and you see why later.
I painted the pieces I saved and glued them back on the cardboard for a 3D effect. I tried to create a flower on the cardboard
I decided that I needed another flower so I one in the corner. Here is the finished piece.
Step 4, my final step. I’m so excited to show you this step. It’s my favorite. I decided I truly wanted to create a flower so I had to really think hard how I was going to do. With different shades of purple paint I added the stencil design to a piece of deli paper.
Then cut a piece of deli paper and folded it in half and cut on the folds to create the middle of the flower.
I fussy cut shapes and attached each one around the middle of the flower with gel medium. Just keep attaching the shapes around and around to your liking.
I’m so excited to show you my flower. Here is what my final flower looks like from the side.
Here is what is looks like from the top.
Don’t you love it? I think I may be making more.
I hope you enjoyed what I created with One Stencil.
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
I have been doing and teaching traditional metal embossing for more than 15 years. However, I enjoy using stencils because they are the best alternative to create beautiful projects in half the time and without the use of too many traditional techniques. It’s easy, fun and the results are immediate!
Stencils not only offer a huge variety of designs, but they give the possibility to place them on any part of the metal, mix them and use only a part of the design…none of this can be done with embossing folders.
I did a Tin Box cover using grey aluminum and Stencil TCW390 Baubles 12″ x 12″
The steps to create this project are as follows:
Thanks for stopping by and looking at what you can do using the same stencil with different mediums achieving a different look on each. Be sure to check out the rest of the designers & their designs.
Make sure to join us next month on September 14 to see what stencil we use in four different ways.
2 thoughts on “1 Stencil 4 Ways”
Oh how spectacular!!! I love the inspiration and all the projects are wonderful