Easy Christmas cards – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there, today I´m sharing an easy Christmas card background technique that I created using The Crafter´s Workshop stencils. All you need is two pieces of blue cardstock, a stencil and some white spray ink (of course you could use other colours too, if you prefer!).

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Place the stencil onto the piece of cardstock and spray some white spray ink over it. This will create the first background pattern (the paper on the left). Then take the wet stencil and carefully place it over a second piece of blue cardstock and use a paper towel roll or a brayer to press the image onto the paper. Make sure the stencil and the paper do not move, otherwise you will not get a proper image. Then carefully lift the stencil from the paper. You now have a negative image of the stencil and a fun background pattern for your cards.

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These are the two cards I created with the blue inked and stenciled paper. I also added some modeling pasted stencil images to create more interest and detail to the upper card. These modeling pasted pieces are leftovers from the „two of a kind“ layout I did for the 1 Stencil 4 Ways post here.

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For my last card I also used some modeling pasted leftover pieces and additionally pressed the leftover ink from a stencil onto the background. I had used the small „Beaded Curtain“ stencil with some blue Distress Ink and now just sprayed the inked areas with some water spray and then pressed the leftover ink onto the background.

I still have plenty of that blue cardstock left, so I can go on and make some more Christmas cards later.

Hope you like the idea! Have fun!
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Beaded Curtain (12×12 & 6×6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Blazonry (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Spray Ink – Dylusions
Pens – Signo Uni-ball white, Stampin´ Up!
Stamps – Studio Calico, Stampin´ Up!
Stamp ink – Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Glue – Aleene´s
Other – Rhinestones, Sequins

Buckets full of water – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there! It is again time for another The Crafter´s Workshop blog post :). Today I´d like to share yet another simple and fun stenciled background idea and layout. Instead of using plain modeling paste, try mixing it together with acrylic paint or „coloring“ it with spray inks. Then just wipe it onto your layout background thru a stencil and you have immediately created an interesting detail and a unique background.

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This layout is about my darling boy pouring a bucket full of cold water over himself and enjoying every second of it. These photos date back to summer 2013, so he apparently was way ahead of his time doing his own version of the „ice bucket challenge“. I had a great time creating this layout! Hope you get inspired to grab a few inks, some modeling paste and a stencil and play a little!!

Have fun!
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
Spotted (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Papers and embellishments – Studio Calico KitsWhite ink – Dylusion
Black ink – Tattered Angels

Stamped and stenciled cards – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hello there, today I´d like to share with you a simple and easy card idea using stamps and stencils. I have used spray inks, a piece of white paper, some stamps (all by Viva Las VegaStamps) and stencils (The Crafter´s Workshop) for these cards.

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Here is how I created the cards:

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I first took some black ink and stamped various stamp images randomly onto the paper.
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Next I sprayed various spray ink colours over the inked images.

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Then I applied some Distress ink thru the 6×6 inch „Deco Leaves“ stencil onto my card bases.

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After that I just took my stamped, spray inked piece of paper and cut it into random sized strips. I didn´t measure them and cut pretty freely.

Then I just glued the pieces down onto the card bases, added a stamped sentiment, some black ink splatters and a ribbon for additional decoration and my cards were done.

Hope you like the idea!
Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna
The Crafer´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop (Deco Leaves)
Stamps – Viva Las VegaStamps
Spray inks – Dylusions, Lindy´s Stamp Gang, Tattered Angels, Studio Calico
Stamp ink – Ranger Industries
Glue – Aleene´s
Other – Ribbons

Be your own kind of beautiful – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hello there everyone, here is a canvas I created using Viva Las VegaStamps and The Crafter´s Workshop stencils.

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I have used various stencils and stamps on this project and here is also a little step-by-step tutorial for you:

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I first gessoed the canvas and then applied 4 tones of acrylic paint onto it.

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Next I took the „Baubles“ 12×12 inch stencil and traced the pattern with a pencil onto a piece of white cardstock.

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After that I fussy cut the image using a precision knife. I only used a piece that would fit the size of my canvas.

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After that I misted the piece,

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and then added some stamping.

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I then added some black patterns for contrast onto the canvas background using the „Beaded curtain“ 12×12 stencil.

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I also grabbed a piece of tissue paper and stamped some black butterflies onto it. I then used „Glue n´ Seal“ to adhere them to my canvas later.

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I love in droplets, so I therefore had to add some also to this piece.

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After the droplets were dry, I adhered the fussy cut stencil image piece over the canvas with „Glue n´ Seal“.

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Next I took the „Texturized“ 12×12 inch stencil and applied some texture paste over the canvas mainly to the upper right corner.

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I then took some flower ribbon and cut suitable pieces out of it and adhered those over the texture pasted area.

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After the glue and paste had dried, I went and sprayed some yellow and pink spray ink over the paste and the ribbon.

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White the spray ink was drying, I took the piece fo white cardstock which I had used previously for the fussy cut stenciled image and stamped an image with black ink onto it. I then went along and used a butterfly die cut for cutting and

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then misted it with blue spray ink.

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I then glued it over the flowers with „Glue n´ Seal“ and adhered a light bulb over it. The light bulb I treated with some gesso and glitter glue for additional interest and to alter it abit. After that I just hand drew a sentence on white paper, spray inked the words and glued them on their places. This is what my finished canvas looks like:

I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step!
Have fun creating,
xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop (Baubles, Beaded Curtain, Texturized)
Stamps – Viva Las VegaStamps
Spray Inks – Tattered Angels, Lindy´s Stamp Gang, Dylusions, Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp
Adhesives – Glue n´ Seal
PaintsDina Wakley for Ranger, Paper Artsy Fresco Finish
Stamp ink – Ranger Archival ink, jet black
Other – Flower ribbon, Light bulb, Sizzix butterfly die, Tissue paper, Texture paste, Glitter glue
White ink – Liquitex Titanium white
Pen – Sharpie
Gesso – Liquitex

Cool kid – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there, today it´s my turn to post at The Crafter´s Workshop blog! I´d like to share with you an easy and simple way of using stencils on layouts – I use them in this way alot :). I love the effect you can create with them and I very often use a stencil with some modeling paste just as it is. I simply wipe the paste thru the stencil onto the background and use the stenciled details to enhance my photos. I then only add a few embellishments and/or some pieces of patterned paper, the title and some journaling and my layouts is done.

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On this layout I have used the „Geometric Art Layers“ & the „Random Stars“ stencils. I really like the contrast on the white paste against the dark background paper. Simple and effective :).

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I hope you get inspired to try some modeling paste on your artworks! Have fun!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
Random Stars (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Geometric Art Layers (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s WorkshopPapers and Embellishments – Studio Calico Kit
White Ink – Dylusions