Happy New Year to all!! Helen here with a fun little mini for the year! I don’t make New Years resolutions, but I did see this 22 for 2022 on Instagram, and thought it would be a perfect little album to sit on my desk to remind me of my creative goals for this year! It was so easy and fun to do!
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The Crafter’s Workshop products Used:
- TCW9051 Water Color Paper Pack
- TCW946 Petal Mandala
- TCW948 Framed Flowers
- TCW942 Tulip Hexagon
- TCW945 Starflower Net
- TCW937 Rows of Lines
- TCW9002 Black Gesso
To start with, gather some of your favorite stencils…. I used all 6″ x 6″ sizes of TCW946 Petal, TCW948 Framed Flowers, TCW942 Tulip Hexagon and TCW945 Starflower Net Stencils . Obviously I am tired of the cold weather and want Spring to arrive! LOL!. I also used a couple sheets from TCW9051 Water Color Paper Pack. Just a note: these papers are perfect for the ink sprays I am going to use, they absorb the color perfectly and minimal wrinkling! I also grabbed some spray inks I have had for forever (and they still work!)
The next step is the fun messy part! Start spraying your inks randomly through your stencils over different parts of the paper. Add colors and stencils until you are happy with the results! No wrong way to do this.. just spray and get messy! If you don’t have spray inks, you can use Stencil Butters!!! Just sayin’.
Once these 2 sheets have completely dried, I cut them down into pieces measuring about 4.5” x 5”.Then I took the 12” x 12” TCW937 Rows of Lines stencil and taped off a section of lines that would fit over my inked paper. I used a sponge and dabbed TCW9002 Black Gesso over the lines onto my papers. Here’s a hint: Do not smudge your sponge over the stencil as you may getting bleeding under the image, best to dab the sponge over the stencil to get sharp clean lines!
Once I did 4 sheets with lines, I cut some white cardstock a bit bigger that the finished sheets, folded these in half and made a little journal. I finished it off by adding the inked sheets, adding some thickers to the front for a title, and now it’s time to write those 22 goals for the year!
I do hope you will take a few minutes to play today….
And you have a chance to make a 22 for 2022 journal! Do share with us if you do!
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