FRESH EGGS - The Crafter's Workshop June 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Today I'm going to share a fun scrapbook layout I created inspired by the Rustic Signs stencil from The Crafter's Workshop, and the perfect timing of some awesome friends!

Below are the two stencils and the Clear Modeling Paste I used in my project.

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

I pulled lots of natural elements to use; kraft cardstock, cork, canvas ribbon letters and cream colored cardstocks.

Utilizing the large 'FARMHOUSE' text in the stencil, I brushed light layers of Distress Ink over the cream cardstock background, offsetting the text on every line.

I wanted to try to match the color of the ceramic egg crate to the color I used with the main title.  I mixed a couple of shades of blue acrylic with the Clear Modeling Paste. 

It was a difficult color blue to match and once I archived it, the Clear Modeling Paste was perfect to get the height and texture without diluting the color.

While the modeling paste dried, I used the 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink and a stencil brush to add some light color to the wood grain part of the 'Hard Textures' stencil.

After layering the two stenciled pieces of cardstock, I added the kraft cardstock for my title as the photo mat.  Below is the finished page and some details shots.

I added a subtitle with these canvas printed letters on ribbon and stitched them to the page.

Finishing off the page with some other embellishments, I mounted the entire background to another piece of patterned paper.

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Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  This layout was so much fun because I had a stencil that perfectly matched parts of our life.

ALWAYS BE YOURSELF - A Scrapbook Layout

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout I created for The Crafter’s Workshop using one stencil and 3 of the new pastes.  Although it looks simple, I actually created it twice, but it was a welcome accident since I think this layout turned out much better.

It wasn't what I had planned at all, but sometimes you have to embrace the mistakes and move on!  An ironically important lesson in my life right now! ;)

Below is the stencil and mediums I used in my project!

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

I had originally planned to use the phrase in the stencil to outline some hand stitching.  Unfortunately, I pierced the letters too close together and it didn't turn out like I'd hoped.

So, I started over...with the metallic pastes instead.

I masked the large 'unicorn' word so that I could use the Platinum Modeling Paste to accent it.

I added the Platinum paste partially over the Champagne Gold in the other 'unicorn' word as well.  I love the way it turned out with the combination of both pastes!

I decided to use some Distress Ink and some plastic wrap to add a light background for the photo.

I wanted to add some of the star shapes but wanted to keep it subtle, so I used the White Pearl modeling paste to add some shimmer and texture without overpowering the layout.

Below is the finished page and some detail shots.  I added a border of patterned paper to the sides and some gold & silver thread under the photo.  I also added some machine stitching between the patterned paper and the layout.

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Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  Sometimes, things don't turn out like we plan, lots of times, but I think art is the best place for that kind of happy accident to occur!  Embrace your happy accidents!!

be the energy...Art Journal May 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hey there! Today I'm sharing my latest Art Journal spread I created for The Crafter's Workshop this week.

Below are the stencils, mediums & paints I used in my project!

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

Without too much of a plan, I had a color palette in mind and knew I wanted to create something with lots of contrast and a pop of gold or metallics.  Below are some of the items I pulled to use.

I started by misting several different Color Shine mists onto my journal that I pre-prepped by taping the spine and applying The Crafter's Workshop White Gesso.

While the mist is drying, I used several of the Heavy Body Acrylic paints to mix a peach, coral color.

Using a stiff stencil brush, I added the mixed paint to parts of the large 12x12 stencil.

Onto the right page, I added more of the peachy, pink mixed paint onto another similar stencil over the dried mist. 

After the stenciled portion of the page dried, I added some white Heavy Body Acrylic to different portions of the stencil that highlighted parts of the design.  Next, I brought out the watercolors to add a wash of complimentary colors to the parts of the background I planned to stencil.

I used this large mixed floral collage stencil to cover parts of the journal pages that worked with the background paints.

The Black Modeling Paste has such an amazing texture that provides great coverage while getting under the tiny delicate parts of the stencil.  For a large, detailed stencil like this one, it's key!

After adding several more pieces of that same floral stencil, I used the Heavy Body Acrylic to paint white blocks where I planned to add my journaling quote.  I also added this sitting moth, from the large 12x12 stencil, in the Champagne Gold Modeling Paste.

Finally, I added a lot of details using various white pens, Faber-Castell markers and my quote.

I could have kept adding more detail for hours, it is so therapeutic and adds so much interest to the page.

April Showers...Art Journal Spread

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hello there!  Today I am going to share an art journal spread I created with the express need for a little creative therapy!  This was my first post for May with The Crafter’s Workshop.

Below are the stencils, mediums & paints I used in my project!

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

Since I was looking for a creative outlet in a therapeutic capacity, I chose paints and mediums that are some of my favorites colors & products.  I knew I wanted to create something with the cloud designs on one of the stencils and I thought that would coordinate well with my color scheme.  Below are some of the products I used.

After using the White Gesso for a first layer, I added some loose watercolor paints.

I then used several of the sheets of Mixed Media Light Weight Sheets from ThermOWeb iCraft to brush Distress Ink onto using this large background stamp.

I also used some of the Heavy Body Acrylic paint in Silver on another of these sheets.

While the Mixed Media sheets are drying, I mix a pale purple color using more of the acrylic paints and applied it using a brayer.

Next, I used the Gel Medium to adhere the larger background stenciled sheets.

I cut out the design that I painted silver and adhered it as well. 

I used more of the acrylics and the Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste to stencil the rain cloud designs in both the 12x12 and 6x6 size.

Using one of the new metallic pastes in Sterling Silver I added more of the raindrops layered on top of the blue clouds and rain.

The final stencil I used with another new paste, the White Pearl Modeling Paste.

Finishing up the spread, I added more paint, black and white pen and ink markers and some words I printed out.  Below is the final layout and some detail shots.

Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog today!  I hope this inspires you to get out some stencils, mixed media and give yourself a little creative therapy!

TCW9036 – Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
TCW9016 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Spun Sugar
TCW9021 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Blueberry Pie
TCW9022 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Grape Jelly
TCW9023 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Blue Jellybean
TCW9014 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Iridescent Silver
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