Happy Wednesday everyone! Today’s creation was made from inspiration I took from an old book I have. I recently went to an antique store looking for some old books to use as journals, and came across one from 1933 that had the most interesting article in it…
…well… I just HAD to dig out some of my favourite The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and play!
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Since this book was published in 1933, it has yellowed a bit, so I applied a thin layer of TCW9001 White Gesso to the page to brighten it up. I also wasn’t sure if I was using paints or inks or such, so a layer of gesso helps seal the page.
Then I searched through my stash of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, and pulled some of my favourites! One of my very first stencils I bought years ago was TCW202 Harlequin Stencil and I use this one often! I used a blender tool and some Rusty Hinge Distress ink and sponged through the stencil in random areas.
I then used TCW201 Time Travel Stencil and applied some Archival ink in Watering Can using a sponge to random areas again. To me, this represents the time this book has been around. It’s even older than me! LOL!
Next I used TCW886 Shape Landscape Stencil and Evergreen Bough distress ink and sponged through the x’s randomly over the page. (and I do apologize for not taking a photo of this, but you can see it in the next step! I got carried away playing!). Using TCW767 Floral Radar Stencil, I spread some TCW9041 Platinum Modeling Paste through the radar part of the stencil using TCW9025 Plastic Palette Knife . I placed this in the centre of the page.
I still NEEDED more stencil play, so I took TCW876 Screen View Stencil and made a border around my page using a black fine tip marker.
Just a little side note… did you ever notice the outside edge of this stencil? It has the most interesting deckled edge, so I just had to add this to my outside edge as well! How clever!
To finish off my page, I had to add some black ink splatters, some washi tape, my image and of course my sentiment.
I hope my friends never say I have too many stencils! LOL!
Thanks for taking the time to see my project for today!
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