Be Unique – Art Journal Page for The Crafter’s Workshop

Hey Everyone!! Today I am up on the TCW blog with an art journal I created using TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paints and some pretty amazing stencils.

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

For this project I used the new Dina Wakely Large Art Journal and I started by mixing TCW9017 Lemon Custrard and TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paints together to get a green tone. I used a paint brush to apply the paint and with the left over paint I used my fingers to rub onto the page.

Next I mixed TCW9017 Lemon Custrard and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and sponged it through TCW237 Tile Texture stencil.

After drying the paint with my heat tool, I then used TCW763 Alphabetica with a mixture of TCW9023 Blue Jellybean and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

Then using the left over paint, I used my fingers to rub into the paper.

Now for the next layer – I mixed some TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to create a light pink tone and used my finger to apply through TCW792 Micro Dots stencil. And again with the left over paint, I rubbed onto the page.

Next I used the TCW755 Modern Lace stencil and using the stencil in sections I applied TCW9018 Orange Slice.

Now for the last layer, I used the same stencil but applied TCW9017 Lemon Custrard Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

Once I was happy with the background, I then drew my face and used some paints to create a skin tone. I did use TCW9015 LicoriceTCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paints for her hair and eyes. I also used TCW9019 Candy Apple Red Heavy Body Acrylic Paint for her lips.

To finish off my page I used some stamps by Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp for the tile and my Uni Posca black paint pen for doodling around the edges.

Thanks for dropping by xx

 

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Remember This – Mixed Media Layout

Hello to all my crafty friends!! Today I am sharing with you all my newest DT layout for The Crafter’s Workshop.

mixed media layout

Now to sit back and relax as I show you my process in creating this layout

I started by sealing my white cardstock with TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss, I am a huge fan of this medium as it adds such a nice finish on my layouts. To apply the gel medium, I used my silicone brush but you can use an old credit card or gift card.

Once the Gel Medium is dry, I then start on my background. I spray some Prima Color Bloom spray – Fairy Pond onto some cling wrap and then smoosh the spray around my layout. The gel medium stops the spray from being soaked up by the cardstock and this lets me manipulate the spray.

The next step I used TCW605 Elliptic stencil with Dylusions Paint – Black Marble and a make up sponge. I only used the outside circle pattern on my layout.

I decided that the original colour I used for my background wasn’t as bright as what I have hoped for, so I sprayed some Dylusions spray – Calypso Teal onto my cling wrap. For this step I folded my cling wrap a few times and crumpled it so I got a better texture for the background.

To add more texture I used Colour Blast Australia Colour Paste – Sunshine and TCW773s Connected Dots stencil. Once I had stenciled the background, I then reversed the stencil and stamped using the paste that was left on the stencil.

The last stencil I used for my background is TCW767s Floral Radar. I love this stencil and applied Dylusions paint with a make sponge and only used the radar pattern.

Now to add my embellishments, I stamped some stars onto some white cardstock and used TCW9017 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Lemon Custard to paint my stars. I also used this paint on my chipboard title after I applied TCW9001 White Gesso, and used a sponge to apply both white gesso and paint to my Dusty Attic Chipboard.

 

To finish off the layout I added some stamping using Black Archival ink. Because Gel Medium was applied to the cardstock, you need to use either Stazon or Archival Ink as it is permanent and won’t smear or rub off once dry. I also added some more sprays to the top and bottom of the layout and applied the Lemon Custard paint using my finger in a dabbing motion.

mixed media layout

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create a layout using the amazing TCW stencils!!

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