HAPPY FRIDAY! Sue here today with 2 fun projects:)
For the Mixed Media project I used these great TCW stencils:
To begin, use a brayer to roll out several colors of acrylic paint onto a 12 X 14 Gelli Plate and then press the 12 X 12 Stencil on top of the rolled paint.
Next, lift off the stencil and set it aside.
(remember to rinse off your stencil as soon as you can for easier clean up! OR have a shallow container filled with water that you can set your “used” stencils in until your are able to finish cleaning it (them). This keeps the paint from “setting” on your stencil, making it more difficult to clean)
Next, I placed a 12 x12 sheet of Core’dinations 110 Lb. Basic White Card Stock on top of the Gelli plate, pressing and smoothing the card stock with my hand to make sure all the paint was “picked up” on the sheet.
Next, a layer of torn vintage book pages. And a few “rolls” of white gesso. Above are some cut stenciled vintage book pages from a previous project, using the TCW450 Art Deco Leaves You can check that project out here. I have used these cool leaves in quite a few projects! (you’ll see it again in the candy caddy!)
Oh, and I used my sewing machine to make a running stitch the length of the leaves for added interest.
I encourage you to try any of the TCW stencils using white Heavy Gesso on vintage book pages…I love, love, love the results!! I also love that most of the TCW stencils come in both the 12 x 12 size and the 6 x 6. It’s fun to use both sizes of the same stencil on one project which I did here. Above is the TCW493 Folk Art Flower in the 6 x 6. (the 12 x 12 was used for the Gelli print)
I added this smaller stencil using the super heavy gesso. (which is how I did the deco leaves as well) For a “splash” of color, I wrote the words “Love Never Fails” on the same Core’dinations card stock (cut into small rectangles) and sprayed them with Ranger’s Dylusions Ink Spray in postbox red.
The depth of color around the deco leaves was achieved using gelatos and the two pens mentioned above. For the blue heart, I glued small torn pieces of book pages within the outline of a heart I drew in pencil. You can see a few black ink splatters I added as well as the flower underneath done with cut book pages, paint, gelatos, and doodle pens.
Above is the piece framed:)
NEXT…a Quick gift idea!
For this little project I used:
My husband and I have been married for 30 years (man, do I feel old!) and for as long as I have known him he has had a passion for DARK CHOCOLATE…so much so, that he has his own dark chocolate candy drawer in our kitchen that he visits EVERY DAY when he gets home from work:)
He has been traveling quite a bit lately, so I thought it would be fun to get him a few “bars” (Hershey’s extra dark) and hang them in a cute “caddy” in the bathroom so he would have a nice surprise getting ready for work.
I then made 2 scores dividing the piece into 3- 1/4″ folds.
To put it all together, I used a tape gun to add adhesive to the two ends of the small side pieces and the 1/4″ folds of the caddy’s “body.”
Above is a close up of the 4 pieces together. Above you can see I used the same technique for the “you card” as the first mixed media project…after writing the word “you” using the Scarlet Lime pen, I spritzed it with Ranger’s Dylusions Ink Spray in postbox red…also, adding the cut out made from TCW450 Art Deco Leaves & a real dried pressed flower:) The lettering on the pennant flags is done with Uni-ball Signo pen in white.
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend with some time for crafting!
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member