Believe in Magic – Kristy Abela

Hi Crafters!

I have my project to share with you today. I have put together a fun outdoor inspiration featuring… The Crafters Workshop Winter 2019 collection.

I used a folded page & doubled the image in my junk journal. First a warmer summer scene for my northern hemispher-ian crafters, then for a cooler scene… for my fellow Southerners…

(F.Y.I. This Aussie would rather the heat.)

Hope you like my project & Happy Crafting!! 

To start I grabbed some paint. Chalk, acrylic, fluid acrylic, oxide re-inker & brayered my ‘lil ole heart out! I used the background to test the paints against the surface so I just kept going until I had a background I was happy with. I was having so much fun experimenting. I flipped the page and kept going… 

When I journal it is very much about letting the mediums speak to me & form ideas in my mind… Once I finished brayering I used TCW832 Script WordsTCW773 Connected Dots to break up the background.

I am in TOTAL love with this stencil. 

Faithful Tree TCW831 (12 x 12) is going to get a big workout. 

Here I shadowed the stencil using two shades of the same colour. I then added a touch of buttery yellow towards the tips. I can show you step by step on the “Warm” page.

I am a bit of hippie at heart & feel powerfully energised when I am immersed in nature. TCW686 Julies Words below really resonated with me & were a no brainer for this Journal page.

I have also found a new staple for my Mixed Media stash… TCW9047 Black modelling pasteThe texture is thick & the finish is a perfect matt. Great for picking up the shimmer in sprays & the texture with paint.

For the final embellishment I used Inspired Words TCW585 – I love the words & had planned to use them as a title on my other TCW Guest DT post. I couldn’t decide; so I created a whole sheet of titles. The remainders I used here as inspiration words… for now & then when Summer comes. I used TCW9047 Black modelling paste on cardstock & inked the edges with an inkpad!!

Super quick & easy.

Here are some close ups of the way the TCW Stencils came up on the page!

Can you see the texture in the modelling paste?


No page is complete without a little bit of Bling!! 

I really made sure y’all knew which page was my favourite!! I used the heart of Love Frame TCW825 as a focal point with my Champagne Gold Modelling Paste TCW9036

I have really enjoyed the opportunity to play with some generously donated TCW mediums and Stencils.

Thank you to Cheryl and the team at TCW.

Keep watching my Instagram for some more #tcwstencillove.

Script Words TCW83  

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