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.

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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.

Distress Oxides  dabbing distress oxides

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!!!

Wanderlust stencil with Dylusions spray Black Licorice heavy body paint

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.

Clear Modeling Paste  

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.

Gold and white Gesso

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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