Let’s play “I Spy” to create a card with Karenliz

Hi Everyone!
The stencil designers for The Crafter’s Workshop have wonderful names for their stencil designs. Ronda Palazzari’s stencil called Pebble Art (TCW505s) is a perfect name. You see pebbles, rocks, sand, stone wall, etc.  The name describes the design but what else do you see?

Let’s play a game. I spy in my little eye something white. What is it? It’s not a rock.

TCW505 Pebble Art

Guess it?

In the middle of the stencil you see what looks like a stone wall. To me it’s not stone but looking up to the sky I see clouds.  Let’s make a card.

I cut watercolor paper for the front of the card and added DecoArt Media Crackle Paste through the stencil in three places on the card. It will give it the look of the sky when we’re done. Crackle paste works best if you let it dry on it own. Don’t use a heat gun.


Once it was dry I used DecoArt Media Misters in Shimmer Turquoise and Primary Cyan and mixed each one with water for a watercolor look.


Next it’s time to add some stamped images. I chose to use hot air balloons. You can use your favorite flying stamps or die cuts.


You can see how the crackle paste dried and the color seeped into the cracks. I also added a few tiny clouds here and there with a paper punch (very old punch).


I love the way it turned out. Look like a sky with clouds? So next time you pull out a stencil play the same I Spy. You never know what you may find!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
My Blog:  My Creative Endeavors



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