Karen here sharing a keepsake that I created with The Crafter’s Workshop stencils. What I love most about using stencils is that they give you an opportunity introduce so many fun elements quickly. I was able to add some really cool patterns and pops of color that really made this project take flight. This super fun project was all possible with the use of TCW stencils, frames, and paints.
Stencil: TCW470 & TCW470s Geometric Art Layers
Stencil: TCW2044 Pods Fragments
Wooden Frames (2)
Acrylic Frames (2)
Core’dinations White Cardstock (3 Sheets)
Adhesive: Xyron Creative Station
Step One: Lay TCW470 Geometric Art Layers stencil on top of Core’dinations white cardstock and spray inks randomly. I used Dylusions Ink colors: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Vibrant Turquoise.
Step Two: Lay 2nd sheet of Core’dinations cardstock on top of inked stencil. This extends the use of the ink that remains on the top of the stencil, enabling a reversed image that can be used for other projects. I was able to get 3 sheets of inked goodness from this inked stencil. Let the sheets dry and trim them down to layer on top of each frame, but do not adhere. Save the unused inked cardstock for a future project.
Step Three: Using a cosmetic sponge, Seedless Preserves paint and Pods Fragments (TCW2044) stencil, randomly transfer image to cardstock. Let dry.
Step Four: Using a cosmetic sponge, Salty Ocean paint and Geometric Art Layers (TCW470s) stencil, randomly transfer image to cardstock.
Step Five: Apply black gelatos to edges of inked cardstock. Rub edges to blend.
Step Six: Apply gesso to frames and adhere cardstock.
Step Seven: Adhere smaller frame to larger frame using E6000 and continue layering. Add photo and embellishments as desired.
Happy Thoughts by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470 & TCW470s) Geometric Art Layers, Pod Fragments (TCW2044); Cardstock: Core’dinations, Stickers: DCWV; Flower: Prima; Ribbon: May Arts; Acrylic Frames: Making Memories; Paint: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Gesso, Wooden Frames
Thanks so much for visiting today!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
4 thoughts on ““Happy Thoughts” Keepsake”
Karen, I love this frame. It’s so full of colors. It’s amazing.
Karen….you canvas/frame is FANTABULOUS!!!! LOVE the colors!
Thanks so much, Lynnne!