Christmas Words Small Canvas by Karenliz

Hi Everyone!
The wonderful thing about The Crafter’s Workshop stencils are they come in 12×12 and 6×6. So when I want to design a small project the 6×6 stencils come in handy. I also love to use nontraditional colors for Christmas projects.

For today’s project I’m using the following:
5×5 Canvas Panel
Christmas Words 6×6 TCW590s
TCW White Gesso
Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
TCW Gel Mediuma
DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Paint
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Christmas Tree Blueprint

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.


I started with the 5×5 canvas panel and painted it with white gesso then changed my mind. I decided to use deep purple archival ink and stamp the snowflake all over tissue paper. While the canvas panel was wet with gesso I stuck it down and added more paint on top to adhere it to the canvas.


My idea was to do a faux marbling technique with the stencil but I wanted to make sure it was going to be easy for me to attach other embellishments to the canvas. So I stamped the trees and cut them out and placed them under the stencil.


I started by adding paint to the stencil.


The applying the paste with a old credit card.


I peeled off the stencil and it looked like this.


I didn’t like it. When it dried I put the stencil back on and added paint with a sponge. You can see my faux marbling technique if you click HERE. Using light modeling paste is hard because its so porous and soaks up the paint color. Definitely use regular modeling paste.
The bonus is I have really cool looking trees to use for another project.


Here is the canvas after I added paint.


I added the trees and a wood stars to the canvas.


Snow too!


Here is the finished project.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

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