Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am playing with all NEW stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and a brand new journal from Eileen Hull! The design team at The Crafter’s Workshop have been asked to help Eileen celebrate her brand new Chapter 4 Sizzix Dies, and she sent us a package of goodies to play with.
She has amazing ideas and awesome videos! (If I can follow them, anyone can!).
Here’s what I created for this week…. It was so fun to do! This “Heartfelt Journal” measures 8 ¾” x 6 ¼” and is just the perfect size for my art note books!
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To be honest, the first step was the hardest as I wasn’t sure what to use first out of all this goodness from Eileen! Or what gorgeous new stencils The Crafter’s Workshop has!
I decided to use 2 covers, some tags, some closures and gessoed all of these with TCW9001 White Gesso using a brush. I wasn’t sure what I needed for the final look, so I used a few more than I actually needed.
Once that was dry, I covered the outside of the journal covers, both front and back, and the tags with Rose Pink using a brush. While this was still wet, I placed TCW938 Mystic Doodles over the cover and wiped off the pink using a baby wipe. I did this over both covers. I do have the TCW938 Mystic Doodle in a 12 x 12 stencil, but I chose to use the smaller 6”x6” stencil as I wanted smaller images!
I let this dry, then I used a sponge with some Quinacridone rose acrylic paint and dabbed the sponge through TCW941 Rainbow Montage stencil over both covers.
Here it is finished.. for now!
The covers needed a pop of color, so I used some Blue Green acrylic paint and a sponged, and dabbed through TCW 937 Rows of Lines stencil randomly here and there over the covers. I only wanted a few lines, so I taped off a set of them for the dabbing.
I also dabbed some of the green blue acrylic paint over the tags, but you will see that I ended up applying
TCW9001 White Gesso over them all, as they just weren’t working for me.
I then taped off some hexagons from TCW324 Hexagons stencil and sponged
TCW9001 White Gesso over the hexagon shapes. Once the gesso was dry, I reapplied TCW324 Hexagon stencil over the gessoed areas, and stamped some words using archival ink onto the gesso part of the hexagons.
My art book is 8” x 6” and needed some color instead of the plain one it had, so I painted the cover with the blue green acrylic paint, and used a sponge through TCW941 Rainbow Montage stencil. I then splattered black ink over the whole thing, because that’s what I do! LOL! For the main tag for the front of my journal I used TCW9001 White gesso and covered it all, stamped and inked and doodled the edges. I used the word “ART” from TCW261 Art Is stencil and TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste and spread the paste through the stencil with a palette knife.
Now on to assembly! I used TCW9052 Super Thick Gel to adhere my front ART board, a tab on the left side, and some brads on the tab holder on the right side as shown. I used some black stretchy cord to make the journal holders on the inside as shown. I used a rub-on I had with the word imagination and rubbed it onto one of the tags. Also added a metal key. I added my art book, and am set to write all my creative ideas down.
I do hope all this made sense! It was a blast to do! Thanks to TCW for some amazing stencils to work with and to Eileen for allowing me to help celebrate her new products!
Thanks for taking the time to see my project for today!
We would love to see your projects made with TCW products!