Hello Stencil Fans! Rachel Kleinman here and just yesterday I had the greatest happy mail of the year…
85 BRAND NEW THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP STENCILS arrived at my door! I immediately gravitated toward the Halloween inspired stencils and started creating a little art journal page.
Let me show you some steps for how this page was made…
I started with the new Lace 6×6 stencil and covered both pages with Distress Paint in Antique Linen. I pick up the paint with a little makeup sponge then dab through the stencil. This stops from having too much paint seep under the stencil where you don’t want it!
Once the paint was completely dry, I sprayed the entire page with Dylusions Crushed Grape ink spray and a lot of water (to dilute the bold purple color). As the spray ink starts to dry, the gorgeous pattern from the Lace stencil starts to appear. It’s a subtle background but looks great and is simple to achieve.
Time to use the Spiderweb stencil! I placed it inside a cardboard box and heavily sprayed the stencil with DecoArt Carbon Black mister (which is permanent when dry). Then I carefully picked it up and flipped it over and onto my journal. I pressed the stencil down with a paper towel so my fingers wouldn’t spread ink where I didn’t want it.
It works almost like a giant stamp, I love how it came out! Now it’s time for modeling paste! I mixed some DecoArt Modeling Paste with Distress Ink ‘Twisted Citron’, then randomly added numbers throughout the page.
The numbers and the ravens you see below are from an older ‘Ravenscape‘ TCW stencil.
I also used Art Deco Alphabet stencil to spell ‘SPOOK’ with the same modeling paste. Before the paste dried, I covered it with silver embossing powder and heat it up!
My two little ravens are the final steps. I used the Ravenscape 6×6 stencil to trace the raven image onto some Guaze Paper from DCWV, then fussy cut them. I coated them in Versamark ink and covered them in clear embossing powder, then heated it with my heat gun. While the powder was still melted/wet, I added silver and black embossing powder and heat it up again.
Thanks so much for joining me in this how-to SPOOKY journal page! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator
TCW 529s – Ravenscape
TCW 557s – Lace
TCW 572 – Spiderweb
TCW 555s – Art Deco Alphabet