Sweetness – more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hello there, lovelies! Like promised I am today sharing some more mixed media card inspiration. Remember the first post? I created a 12×12 inch sheet at once and used different parts of it as a background for my card(s).

This is the second card from that sheet. I´ve used the upper left corner for this one.

There is some misting on the background, some iridescent paste (applied thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil) and some hand carved stamp stamping. All kept in various blue tones. Then I just added an old ribbon from my stash, some paper flowers, enamel dots and a sticker sentiment. I´ve also added some blue Fragments (glued down with Glossy Accents).

I hope you will find time to join us and play along. Here is a link to some more card inspo :). Have fun with the challenge!!

xxx, Sanna

10 or more ways to use stencils – Paperilla

Hello there lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you a few of my favorite stencil techniques. As you may already know, stencils are one of my go-to products. They are so easy to use in various ways and you can create so many different effects with them. I love my stencils :)!

Therefore, my technique post today over at the Paperilla blog is all about stencils. I even created a video. This time it is all in Finnish, just follow this link for the video :).

In the end I ended up creating quite a pile of cards and a layout. Here they are (bare with me, it´s getting photo heavy now…):

(Embossing powder, spray ink, resist)

(Spray ink, Pan Pastels, stamping, Distress Glitter, embossing paste)

(Pastes, watercolor, Distress Ink, „Letterpress“, spray ink)

(Distress Ink, watercolor, DIY glitter paste)

(Gesso, Distress Ink, embossing powder, spray ink)

(dry embossing)

(Watercolor, doodling)

(stamping, embossing paste, spray ink)

(Acrylic paint, cut outs)

…annnnd a layout (texture paste):

OK, I know, it is quite a few. But I just love using stencils. And this is not even all you can do with them :). All the stencils I´ve used on the video are by The Crafter´s Workshop – if I got you curious, here is a link to take a better look at their huge selection :)!

And now hop over to see the whole post over at the Paperilla blog, because the team there has been creating some extra projects to go with my video (it´s all in Finnish this time, sorry!) :). Enjoy!!

Hope this post gets you inspired to try out some stenciling techniques!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Materials:
Stencils by The Crafter´s Workshop: Impressions, Mini Patterns, Mini Striped Flower Circle, Signals, Spiral Staircase, Windmills, Daily Buzz, Tangled Web, Geo Explosion, Oblong, Pods on Sticks, Thoughts, Daisy Splash, Hot Air Balloon Fragment)
Pastes: Studio 490, Viva Decor, Imagine Crafts, Pagro
Spray inks: Tattered Angels, Imagine Crafts
Distress Inks & Glitter: Ranger Industries
Gesso: Liquitex
Stamps: My Mind´s Eye, Tim Holtz, Studio AE
Other: Heat gun, Embossing powders, fine glitter, PanPastel, watercolour palette, foam brushes, black pen,

Iridescent Creative Medium with Stencils – The Crafters Workshop

Hello everyone, sharing my second to last post over at The Crafter´s Workshop blog today (where has the time gone!? – I sure will miss this team…) I have a new addiction and that is the Imagine Crafts iridescent paste!! I just love it! It is absolutely gorgous against a black background. And needless to say The Crafter´s Workshop stencils and that paste are a match made in heaven!

Here are four cards I created using the paste with stencils and I am totally in love with how the backgrounds turned out:

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Just look at that fabulous shine when light hits the dry pasted surface!!!

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And creating the backgrounds is super easy! You just grab the tones you like, place a stencil of your choice over the black cardstock and apply the paste:

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I used the iridescent green, pink, blue and purple on my cards. The paste is white when applied, but already has a little shine/shimmer to it. The whole beauty of it will show after it has dried up. And just look at the new stencils in combination with these pastes, aren´t they just gorgeous?

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After removing the stencils (remember to clean them after using them with the paste) leave the paper to dry and when it´s all dry, you can go and finish the cards or whatever projects you were planning on creating. This is what I did:

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I have also used a colored texture spray (the white on on the cards) to create some more interest and contrast to the backgrounds. This texture spray is also a product by Imagine Crafts.

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I kept each card in one color tone (monochromatic) to make the paste stand out more. Only the white texture spray adds a little color contrast. I also did some serious stash busting by using older flowers and embellishments on the embellishment clusters.

Wishing you a lovely day,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Believe Script – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Stepping Stones – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Rug – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Tiled Flower – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Iridescent Creative Medium (pink, green, blue, purple) – Imagine Crafts
Colored Texture Spray (Wedding Dress) – Imagine Crafts
Black cardstock – Bazzill
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Other – Flowers, Rhinestones, Stamps, Stickers, Wood veneer, Chipboard, Buttons

Fake doodling – The Crafters Workshop

Hello there, today I´d like to share a layout with you that I created for/with The Crafter´s Workshop stencils. I recently made a page with lots of doodling/zentangles on it (see here for details) and while I was creating it, I really fell in love with the vivid black and white background. So I figured, I could create a sort of „fake doodling look“ on a layout by using a black ink spray and a stencil.

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First I took the „Circles in Lines“ 12×12 inch stencil and placed it over a piece of white cardstock. Then I just sprayed a relatively thick layer of black spray ink over the stencil, but left the right side of the stencil partly unmisted. This way the pattern vanishes towards the other side of the page. I let the color dry properly and immediately cleaned my stencil – otherwise I would have had black spray ink all over the place :).

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Next I took some Distress Paints and pressed big moist splodges of paint onto the background and then tilted the page so that the color could form driplets. I always did one color after another and in between made sure that the previous layer was all dry. This takes a while, but it is worth the wait.

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Next I took a lighter and a silver wax crayon and heated the crayon under the fire until it started to melt. I then immediately shaked/tapped the crayon so that the melted wax created splodges onto the cardstock. This is a really cool and fun way to use a wax crayon, but remember to be careful with the lighter and don´t burn yourself!

Now all I needed to do was to add some embellishments, a photo, the title and some journaling onto my layout. Here is how it turned out:

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As you can see, there are some buttons here and there. I happen to have a few (understatement of the day..) in my stash, so this was the perfect spot to destash a little. The colors of the buttons match the Distress Paints perfectly!

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I´ve also used some wood veneer here and there and added some sticker words to add to the journaling of the page. And some matching spray ink color splodges also had to accompany the Distress Paints in the end. You know me, cannot live without color splatters :).

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I know this is not REAL doodling, but the stencil pattern and the black color make it look almost like doodling at first glance. And besides, I love combining black with bright colors, so I had a really good time creating this background. How about you, what is your favorite combination at the moment?

xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Circles with Lines – The Crafter´s Workshop
Spray ink – Studio Calico Mister Huey´s (black, dewey, buttercup, bonny blue)
Distress Paint – Ranger Ind. Inc. (spiced marmalade, mowed lawn, broken china, spun sugar)
Buttons – Basic Grey
Wood veneer – SODAlicious, Freckled Fawn
Stickers – Authentique
Thickers – American Crafts
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Wax crayon – Stockmar
Pen – Staedtler

Bits and Fragments with paint – The Crafters Workshop

Hi there, I created a few cards using the Crafter´s Workshop stencils again :). Remember the cards I made a while back using Fragments and Bits with spray inks and a Big Shot? Well, the other day I tried the same idea, only changed the spray ink to a regular paint.

Here is how I did the backgrounds: Sanna Lippert I first cut some watercolor paper into suitable sizes and sprayed them with yellow, blue and green spray ink.

Sanna LippertNext I took out some stencils and started dabbing some Distress Paint onto them. I started with the small „Fifties Clock“ stencil and orange paint.

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After I had enough paint on the stencil, I carefully placed it over the spray inked background and since this particular stencil was too big to fit into the Big Shot, I used a brayer to apply the paint onto the card background. Works as well as the Big Shot, except that you will not get a letterpress kind of image out of this technique.

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For the next card I used the „Single Feather“ Balzer Bit and green Distress Paint. This time I ran the paint covered stencil thru the Big Shot and the image is similar to a letterpress image.

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I did the same with blue Distress Paint and „Crosshatched Frags“. I really like this one a lot!

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Finally I used the „Pods Fragments“ stencil and dabbed pink, orange and red Distress Paint onto the surface and ran it thru the Big Shot again. There are so many variations you can create with this basic idea.

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After finishing the backgrounds I glued them down on white card bases and added stamped sentiments, some doodling around the edges and ink splatters in various colours. There are also some silver and gold wax crayon splodges here and there. If you want the images to stand out more, you can go around them with a black pen, like I did on some of the cards.

I hope you will give the small stencils (Bits and Fragments) a try! They are quite a lot of fun to play with!

xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Distress Paint (blue, green, pink, orange, red) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Pods Fragments – The Crafter´s Workshop
Crosshatched Frags – The Crafter´s Workshop
Fifties Clock – The Crafter´s Workshop
Graceful Flower – The Crafter´s Workshop
Single Feather – The Crafter´s Workshop
Numbers Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Silver & gold wax crayons – Stockmar
Stamp ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Stamps (Dylusions & Tim Holtz) – Ranger Ind. Inc. & Stampers Anonymous
Stamps – Technique Tuesday (Studio AE)
Other – Watercolor paper, White cardstock, Big Shot, black pen
Spray ink – Studio Calico (green, blue, yellow)