Inspiration cards

I’ve been making inspiration cards for over a year now and sharing them on my Instagram page on Fridays. On the most recent ones, I seem to be a bit obsessed with the new stencil line and modeling paste!

Inspiration cards featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mixedmedia #artjournalingHere’s a peek into how I make them…

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Inspiration cards featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mixedmedia #artjournalingI originally started making the cards out of a deck of playing cards but I just ran out of them. So for the next batch, I decided to use up a bunch of manila file folders I have. I cut the file folder into pieces the same size as a playing card to keep that consistent. I then added a layer of white gesso to each card.

Inspiration cards featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mixedmedia #artjournalingThe next step was to add dimension to each of the cards with modeling paste and a few of the 6×6 stencils. For the three cards I made for this post, I used Cards and Lace, Doodle Bloom and Angel Wings. For the other three cards that you see in the group picture, I used Zia Sun Bit, Star Circle Bit and Profile with Dots Bit.

Inspiration cards featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mixedmedia #artjournalingAdding a few pieces of torn Gelli® printed deli paper to the cards always gets me started with colors and of course, adds more texture.

Inspiration cards featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mixedmedia #artjournalingI then went crazy adding color! I used sprays, acrylic paints, ink pads and Inktense pencils.

Inspiration cards featuring stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencils #mixedmedia #artjournalingOf course, no project of mine seems to be complete without a bit of doodling using my favorite white gel pen! The final step is to add my inspirational saying which I typed on copy paper using an old typewriter. A bit of Inktense pencil shadowing helps anchor the words to the card and I’m all set to share the cards on Instagram!

Thanks for joining me today!

Consie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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