Mixed Media Pencil Case

Hey Everyone!! Today I’m sharing with you a canvas pencil case I decided needed a little makeover. I’m sure you all have something in your craftroom that is a little on the boring side whether it is plain or the colour is bland. Well why not give it a makeover using some pretty amazing TCW stencils?

Well with that said, let me show you my process in giving my pencil case a new life!!!

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

To start off I applied a coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso….why you ask? I found that if the material wasn’t sealed then the paint will be absorbed and your colour will be quite bland. You don’t need a lot, just enough to cover the whole area and then use a heat gun to dry it.

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Once it was dry, I then applied my background colour. I used Dylusions Paints Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime, White Linen, Vibrant Turquoise and Funky Fuchsia. I started off applying the paint with a dry paint brush but then decided to use my fingers (I find this gives me more control over the paint). I just layered the paint until I was happy with finish effect. And I dried in between colours.

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Now for the stenciling – I used 3 of the 6×6 stencils along with TCW’s Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a make up sponge. So I started with TCW754s – Distressed Details with TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9015 Black Licorice.

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The next stencil I used is TCW739s – Trendy Images along with a mixture of TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9022 Grape Jelly.

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The last stencil I used is TCW 751s – Kitchen Tiles and I used TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9023 Blue Jellybean to create a light blue colour.

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To finish off the pencil case I used my Uni Posca Paint pens in Black, White, Light Blue, Pink and Yellow to highlight some of the stencils and then applied a light coat of TCW9007 Clear Gesso to seal it all.

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Thanks for dropping by and hopefully I have inspired you to give your blah pencil cases, bags or aprons a makeover!!! xx

 

 

 

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Scrap The Boys November Challenge

Hello my fellow crafty peeps!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on this months STB’s November mood board. To See what the other amazing girls have created just click here to be redirected to the blog.

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Here is my take using the colours above

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Materials Used:

7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy papers, Colour blast Sienna paste, Colour Blast Spray Coffee and Saffron, Stampers Anonymous Halftone & Rings stamp set, VivaLasVegaStamps Squiggly Star Stamp, Dusty Attic String Frame 12×12 chipboard, Dusty Attic Summer Fun chipboard, TCW Black Gesso, TCW white gesso, TCW737 Love Sonnet Stencil, TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Orange Slice, Dylusions Sprays – Black Marble, Calypso Teal & Cherry Pie, Funky Flairs – Long Hot Summer range, Dina Wakley Star Light stamp set, Distress Spray Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz stickers & Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo.

Thanks for dropping by xx

Enjoy the little things – Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!! Today I am sharing with you another project I created using this month’s product partner, Altered Pages and a TCW stencil. If you would like to check out more digital prints you can head on over to Jean’s website at www.alteredpages.com

So let step you through my process in creating this art journal page….I absolutely love this image called Cinco de Mayo

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

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I started off by placing some scrap paper underneath sections of TCW749s Floating City stencil where I didn’t want my paste to go. Because my art journal is 8×8 inches I had to stencil twice. I used washi tape to keep my scraps of paper from moving. I used a palette knife to spread on my Colour Blast Australia Stormy Weather Paste and used a heat gun to dry.

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Next I used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to add colour to my sky and the buildings. For the sky I sprayed some water onto my tray and drew the sticks in the water to create a watercolour consistency and applied with a small paint brush.

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For the Buildings I drew the scribble sticks directly onto my buildings and used a wet paint brush to blend the colours. I also used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays – Steampunk Sepia and Rusty Lantern Lime. I also applied the sprays with a small paint brush.

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Once I was happy with the buildings, I then moved onto the water. For this I applied Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray Sassy Sapphire, 13arts Chalk Ultramarine and Chalk Indigo sprays using water and a paintbrush.

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I wanted to add a little bit of a shimmer to my water so I used a dry paint brush to tap some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust Peacock onto my page and activated it with water.

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To finish off my canal, I tapped some scrap paper to my Floating City stencil  (just to make sure I didn’t get any paint where is shouldn’t go) and used TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a sponge to dab my waves. I did this technique several times until I was happy.

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Now for my gorgeous Cuban princess!!! I printed her onto normal A4 computer paper and after fussy cutting her, I then adhered her to a thicker card using Grafix Artist-tac adhesive sheets and then added some foam tape before adding her to my page.

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To finish off my page I stamped a quote using Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes and black archival ink. I cut the quote out into individual strips and adhered to my page.

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Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to get creative with some digital images and stencils xx

 

LOVE art journal page for The Crafter’s Workshop

Hello my peeps!!! How lucky am I to be able to share with you one of my favourite art journal pages on my birthday?!! I couldn’t think of a better time to be sharing the “LOVE”!!!

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own. Click here to see what the other amazing team have created.

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I started my background by tearing a page from a dictionary and adhering it using TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium. Once I gave it a quick dry with my heat gun, I then started applying my acrylic paint. I used my fingers to apply the paint as I love the effect you get and I love getting my hands messy lol. So I started from light to dark – Fluro Yellow, Fluro Green, Fluro Orange, Fluro Pink and last of all Fluro Purple.

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Next I used TCW737s Love Sonnet stencil and not using the whole stencil, I applied TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic paint using a make up blending sponge.

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Once that was dry, I then applied TCW9022 Grape Jelly acrylic paint through the circles of TCW754 Distressed Details. Using the same stencil, I then used the mesh pattern and TCW9016 Spun Sugar acrylic paint on both pages. On the left page I did however flip the stencil over and sponged the reverse side with paint.

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I added a scribble circle stamp and cross stamp from VivaLasVegaStamps Plate 1495 and used Versafine Black Onyx and added some doodling around the stamped images using paint pens.

Next using TCW9015 Black Licorice acrylic paint and TCW527 Word Association, I sponged the word “LOVE” and also the stars on the bottom left hand page and top right hand page. Then to finish it off I put the stencil back over the stars and used a yellow paint pen to trace around the stars and I also used a pink paint pen to highlight “LOVE”.

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you would like to see me in action please click on the video below.

Adventure Mixed Media Layout

Hello Everyone!!! I’m back today to share with you all a mixed media layout I created for The Crafter’s Workshop using one of my favourite stencils from the new 2017 Summer range….TCW744 Wanderlust.

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

I started my layout with the dabbing technique using a piece of old plastic packaging, water and Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Broken China. I used my heat gun to dry the inks in between each colour.

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Once I was happy with the background of my layout, I then used TCW744 Wanderlust with Dylusions Black Marble spray. I did use washi tape to tape off the areas I didn’t want the spray to come through. I then decided that the colour wasn’t as bold as what I had expected so I used a make up sponge to apply TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Paint….much better!!!

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The next step I used TCW9008 Clear Modeling Paste and mixed a small amount of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker – Bavarian Blue to create my own paste to put through the 6×6 Wanderlust stencil. I used the small one as I didn’t want the title of my layout to be too big as my photo was trimmed down.

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I then set my layout aside to dry and started to work on my chipboard. I covered my chipboard using a make up sponge and TCW9003 Gold Gesso. I then used a paint brush to water down TCW 9001 White Gesso and TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Paint and splattered onto my chipboard. I used my heat gun to dry and then cut into 2 pieces using scissors.

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I used TCW 9001 White Gesso to brush around my photo very lightly using my index finger and then once it was dry I used iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive to adhere my chipboard pieces and cheese cloth and photo to my layout.

To finish it off I then splattered some Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber using a little bit of water a small paint brush.

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Thanks for dropping by

Farrel Tailor

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

A Dream is a Wish Art Journal Page – TCW DT

I am super excited to be sharing with you all my first creation using some amazing stencils and TCW mixed media products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see how I created my art journal page.stenciled-art-journal-farrel-tailor

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

I started by building my background, I stamped onto some tissue paper using black archival ink and the Darkroom Door stamp – Measuring Tape, then adhered to my page using TCW9011 Clear Matte Gel Medium.

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Once it was dry, I then blended Heavy Body Paints in TCW9017 Lemon Custard, TCW9018 Orange Slice and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet using a make up sponge I bought from one of my local cheap shops. These paints are such a dream to use and dry very quickly which is always a positive!!

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Next I used the TCW735 6×6 Lacy Tiles stencil and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Paint. I did originally want to only use parts of the stencil but I ended up falling in love with this design and decided to fill in the gaps with the stencil.

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Once the background was dry, I then used TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste to stencil through the TCW726 6×6 Onion Blossoms stencil. This paste is amazing!!! It’s so thick and but not too heavy on the page.

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To finish off the page I added some lines on the onion blossoms using a white paint pen and added a title using some stickers.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create something special in your art journal.

A Dream is a Wish – Art Journal Page

Hello Lovelies!!

I am super excited to be sharing with you all my first creation using some amazing stencils and TCW mixed media products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see how I created my art journal page.

(please excuse the auto focusing on the video – I had changed the settings and didn’t realise until I was editing. I have fixed this so I won’t be touching the settings again lol)

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Materials Used:

TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – TCW9017 Lemon Custard, TCW9018 Orange Slice, TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet

TCW9011 Clear Matte Gel Medium

TCW735 6×6 Lacy Tiles stencil

TCW726 6×6 Onion Blossoms stencil

TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste

Uni Posca 0.7mm white and black paint pens, Tim Holtz small talk stickers, Tissue Paper and Darkroom Door Measuring Tape Stamp

Thanks for dropping by until next time – Stay Crafty!!!

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