Tutorial : background from magazine paper..

A tutorial for you today, a messy process..

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (9)

Of course The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project, as I am in their design team.
LOVE these stencils!

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TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (1)
Adhere a colourful background to your page as shown. I knew I was going to use the roses stencil, so I chose a reddish one.  YES, it’s an elephant, lol!

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (2)
Apply black structure paste over the TCW586 Raven Mosaic stencil; do this twice as shown. Leave to dry, of course.

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (3)
Apply gesso to the background with a palet knife, don’t try to do this too neat! Leave to dry.

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (4)
Sponge a dark blue distress ink over the entire page. Clean up the gesso-ed part with a damb cloth. Leave to dry thoroughly before doing the next step.

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (5)
Sponge the roses and the word LOVE with various colors of distress inks and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (6)
Add highlighting with a white acrylic marker as shown to add depth.

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (7)
Add background stamping (drops from Designs By Ryn, script from Katzelkraft).

When you have a look at the finished page, would you have guessed there is a magazine paper underneath? Without it, there wouldn’t have been so much interest in the background.

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Some sneak peeks:

**TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (8)  

I especially LOVE the way the leaves turned out, with the colors from the background shining through.

TCW tutorial artjournal roses love (10)  

I hope you feel inspired?! Go PLAY with your stencils!!

Until next time!
Ellie Knol
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

STENCILS USED: 
TCW586 Raven Mosaic
FELEstnclLGc

TCW514 Cabbage Roses 12×12
TCW514CabbageRoses

TCW585 Inspired Words 6×6 12×12

InspiredWords

5 thoughts on “Tutorial : background from magazine paper..

  1. I think I can see the rose shining through on the photo where you’re sponging the dark blue Distress Ink on. How is that possible? It’s yet another beautiful card though!

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