SEEING RED – Stenciling a Grid & Video Tutorial

Hi there friends!  Today, I am sharing summer on a page!  Or at least, what lots of our summer Sundays look like.  I used 3 stencils, two 6×6 and a 12×12 version of one of the smaller ones.  I also made a process video you can find below!

SEEING RED_TCW_July 2016 final 2

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

TCW539Textures                       TCW548Herbarium

You can click on the link below or find the process video HERE:

I wanted to document the Instagram photos my husband took of his tomato salad prep, step-by-step.  I thought this organized grid shaped stencil would be perfect for what I had in mind.

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I used my Silhouette to cut a frame out of a 12×12 piece of cardstock with 9 squares cut out of it.  Using a couple scrap pieces of the negative cardstock and green tinted molding paste, I stenciled a few leaves. SEEING RED_TCW_July 2016 (2)

I used a variety of Distress Ink, spray mists and molding pastes to create different patterns with that grid stencil, utilizing both the 12×12 and the smaller 6×6 in the same pattern. SEEING RED_TCW_July 2016 (3)

I added the molding paste leaves and a couple stamps I punched out to add interest and dimension.  I also added some alpha stickers into the center square for my title.

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I thought the repeated shapes in the stencil went well with the elements in the salad and complimented the photos without taking away from the vibrant pictures. SEEING RED_TCW_July 2016 (5)

Here is the final layout.  I added stitching in both a straight stitch and zigzag pattern randomly around the page.  I added a couple geometric cork pieces, a date stamp and description to finish it off!

SEEING RED_TCW_July 2016 final 2

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!  I hope you check out the video as well as all the current Blog posts.  The Design Team is full of truly inspiring creations this summer!

STENCILS Used:

TCW539 – Doodling Template – Patterns

TCW539s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Patterns

TCW548s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Mini Herbarium

Be sure to share your stencil creations on our Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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