Counting Blessings One Day at a Time/Nicole Martel

Good morning! It’s finally the weekend and I thought I’d share a fun Wall Art tutorial using the TCW968 Summer Meadow stencil. It’s from the latest release and I love it so much! When I initially saw the stencil, I immediately thought of blue skies and pretty pastel colors… I could actually picture what it would look like and it turned out beautifully. It’s not perfect… if you look close, you’ll see some smears and broken areas, but looking at it from a distance… you can’t tell.

Disclaimer: The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.”

To begin, I used a palette knife and the TCW968 6×6 Summer Meadow stencil to create the patterned on a 6×6 Mixed Media Board using Clear Modeling Paste.

Once the Clear Modeling Paste was completely dry, I mixed the Cerulean Blue ColorSparx with water and colored the entire piece blue… I have different shades depending on the amount of powder vs. water added… Some areas are bluer than others and I like that.

After the everything was dry again… I placed the stencil back over the piece, making sure that each pattern was lined up with the stencil.

Now, the fun part! I used a sponge to dab the acrylic paint all over the different flowers etc… Make sure to only apply a tiny amount of paint to prevent smears. Some areas got smeared because I had too much paint on the sponge.

When applying the acrylic paint, I found it better when I just dabbed the paint sponge up and down lightly.

Finally, I pulled the stencil gently from the board and glued a few gems and sentiment using Matte Gel. Isn’t this beautiful? I’m so stoked with how this turned out. A lot of thinks do not come out as I plan…but this one did.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you found this post inspiring! I can’t wait to make a few more of these beauties for my Craft Room.

Nicole Martel, Design Team Member

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