Posts Tagged ‘Crafter’s Workshop Stencil’
Good morning everyone. As promised yesterday, I have another Paperie In Bloom project to share with you today, a sunflower picture frame.
The frame is 12X12 and was purchased unfinished from Michael’s. I first applied a light brown base coat of Kaisercraft Mocha acrylic paint. Once dry, I used a wood grain stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop for my frame’s background design. For added texture, I mixed nearly equal parts of Golden Light Modeling Paste together with Windsor & Newton’s Van Dyke Brown artist paint. I then applied paint mixture using an art spatula to stencil the wood grain pattern onto the frame and afterwards set frame aside to dry for a few hours.
While the frame was drying, I cut out the sunflower parts using my Provocraft electronic die cutting machine. I manipulated a leaf cut from the Freshly Picked Cricut Art cartridge. After cuts were complete, petals were inked using Mustard Seed Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. I then used a ball stylus and a Blossoms Molding mat from McGill to shape and mold each petal. Afterwards, I assembled each flower using Inkessential’s Glossy Accents as my choice of adhesive. Full detailed instructions to assemble these flowers can be found here.
The flower stems are wooden dowel rods also purchased from Michael’s. I painted them with green acrylic paint. The leaves were die cut using Spellbinders Sunflower#2 die set. Once die cut and embossed, I applied Peeled Paint Distress Ink to both sides of each leaf and then molded and shaped leaves similar to the petals mentioned earlier. I adhered leaves and stems using Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
Next, I adhered the sunflower heads to their stems. I added 3-4 pop dots behind each flower head along with a dab of Inkessentials Glossy Accents and adhered each flower head to a corresponding flower stem. To complete each flower, I coated 5 Prima wooden buttons with a product called Elements: Mud Pie. Elements has several available textures in their product line. I love this product even though it can be a bit messy to work with. I applied a liberal coat of Inkessentials Glossy Accents to each button and poured on the Mud Pie texture. Please allow this product ample time to dry. I was a bit ancy and handled the buttons a bit too early and found that some of the texture fell off and actually slightly discolored a few inner petals of the flowers. Not a big deal, but it is a lesson learned.
Lastly, I cleaned the frame’s glass insert and cut a coordinating 5X7 piece of card stock for presentation. I hope you enjoyed today’s featured picture frame. I love making frames as everyone has family photos they like to display. Unfinished frames are inexpensive and are so easy to personalize and make great “expensive” looking gifts. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stay tuned as Monday, I plan to debut October’s Paperie In Bloom flower. Have a fabulous Saturday.
Good morning everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was productive and fun……..I spent much of the weekend in my creative playground, aka studio. Today, I am pleased to show you one of the projects I was busy working on, a mixed media canvas that highlight’s this month’s Paperie In Bloom, the hydrangea.
I had so much fun creating this canvas and remembered to have my camera nearby. I took pictures (below) throughout the creative process. To start, I used a primed 11×14 canvas from Michael’s.
And below is a photo of the completed and embellished mixed media hydrangea canvas. My apologies that I forgot to photograph the making of the hydrangea as I made the hydrangea and leaves prior to making the canvas. Click here for detailed instructions.
Below are some close ups. All pictures will enlarge when double clicked.
I am quite pleased with my results and I had so much fun creating this canvas and really enjoyed working with a plethora of media. I included a general list of supplies below. I have also decided to use this canvas as my entry for this week’s Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities II challenge. This week’s technique is Creative Coordinations. The technique can be found on page 61 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. In addition, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this week’s challenge. I am a frequent customer of Simon Says Stamp. They have the latest and greatest, free shipping over $75, and process their orders quickly. Click here for additional information regarding the challenge.
11X14 Primed Canvas from Michael’s
Various colors of Liquitex Heavy and Soft Body Acrylic and Kaisercraft Paint
Various stencils from the Crafter’s Workshop
Various rubber stamps stamped with Ranger’s Jet Black Archival Ink
Various colors of Faber Castell Big Brush Pens
Permaball Pilot Pen for doodling
Various embossing folders from Provocraft and Sizzix
Word Play Sizzix Alterations die for lettering
Vagabond Die Cut Machine to cut and emboss letters
4 inch Styrofoam ball cut in half for hydrangea bloom
Provocraft Cricut Die Cut Machine used to cut hydrangea petals and leaves
Provocraft Creative Memories Traveler Cricut Cartridge hydrangea petal image
Provocraft Giant Flowers Cartridge to cut hydrangea leaves
Coated garden tie wire for flower stem
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Ranger Perfect Pearls White Opal for flower centers
Stampin Up Pearls for canvas embellishments
Tiny Type Black Letter Stickers for small sized text
I think I covered everything. Feel free to email me with any questions and/or leave a comment telling me of you have tried mixed media play yourself. If you have not…….I challenge you to try it. It is quite freeing……as there are no rules and no such thing as a mistake. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and I hope you come back again soon. Have a great day!
Good morning everyone! How is your weekend going? I am still battling my summer crud. You would think I would begin to feel better after nearly a week of this. Sick or not, I am determined to carry on as I have looming deadlines to meet this week. But first, I wanted to share a project I recently finished, an ostrich egg bird house.
Earlier this spring, a dental patient of mine had gifted me several ostrich eggs. Back in April, I experimented using various mediums on the outer surface of the shell. Click here to view that post. Today’s project goal was really a personal challenge, to see if I could somehow re purpose an ostrich egg into a bird house. I feel that I was successful and am pleased with the results. See the close ups below. All pictures can be clicked on for larger view.
Roof: Balsa Wood purchased from Michael’s
Utility Knife and Ruler
6X6 Woodgrain Crafter’s Workshop Stencil
Windsor and Newton Acrylic Paint Raw Umber and Vandyke Brown
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Sign: Stampendous Clear Stamp Set- Nest Egg
Jet Black Archival Ink from Ranger
Walnut Stain Distress Ink for the edges
Screw Eye and Jump Ring from Tim Holtz’s Ideology Line
Scrap of Brown Card Stock
Nest: Bird Nest with Eggs came from my stash. I added an assortment of Twigs, Excelsior, String, Dried Leaves, and Feathers (Michael’s)
Bird: Purchased from Michael’s
Assembly: Everything was pretty straight forward to create and assemble. I would like to comment about using E6000 adhesive. I used E6000 adhesive to adhere the roof top and the base to the ostrich egg because the product claims that it can bond anything together. I agree, but one should note that E6000 has a profound odor and definitely would recommend to work with this adhesive in a well ventilated area. The one drawback I found with E6000 is its drying time. Until my adhesive initially set, I found that I needed to prop up things around the house to help ensure that the roof top dried in the right place as it seemed to want to slide back wards at an angle. Same thing for the placement of the egg to the base, I surrounded the egg with props to ensure the correct placement of the egg on the base. I think the drying time is dependant upon your climate and for my are, it took a good day to dry.
I intended for this bird house to be purely decorative and am going to give it to the wonderful dental patient who gifted me a nice supply of ostrich eggs. I think she will appreciate seeing her eggs transformed into works of art.
I encourage you leave me a comment and/or questions you may have about my ostrich egg birdhouse. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again.
Hello everyone! The weather here in Minnesota remains unseasonably cool. Walking around the gardens earlier today, I observed that my bleeding hearts are beginning to bloom alongside my Bloodroot and Hellebore. With each gardening season, there is so much anticipation and a very long wish and to do list. I typically sit down with a cup of coffee and notepad and begin to record my thoughts and project ideas. Later on, I prioritize each item based upon budget, skills required, and or necessity. While composing my list, the idea of garden words arranged like subway art came to mind. So while driving on my way to work this past week, I began to brainstorm words that represent gardening. I jotted them down on a piece of scrap paper before I headed into work, and throughout my workday added to my list as additional words came to mind.
“Garden Scrabble” is an 11×14 canvas painted with acrylic paints. I used heavy modeling paste in areas for added texture. I had the idea to use scrap letters after watching a recent episode of Donna Downey’s inspiration Wednesday. I liked how she was able to use up her left over letters. I chose to use my remaining assorted sets of grunge board alphabets by Tim Holtz. Needless to say, it was a bit of a challenge to successfully spell and arrange each desired word. Afterwards, I thought it would be fun to colorize and emboss each word. At this point, I had all my words colorized and arranged on a sky blue canvas. The canvas needed something more. I used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil for the sun and embellished with Mustard Seed Distress Stickles by Ranger. I really wanted to add some flowers and after much experimentation, I decided to quill daisies. I used Provocraft’s Daisy quilling die and followed the instructions, it was pretty easy. Afterwards, I adhered them to the canvas and painted flower stems before adding a miniature garden trowel in a clump of dirt in the corner. The dirt is so cool, the product is called Elements Earth Textures for Arts & Crafts. Art Glitter is the manufacturer, I used walnuts and adhered it with Matte Accents.
Thank you for stopping by. I highly encourage you to create your own word art and use up those half used sets of letters that we all have. I have been working on this weeks Compendium of Curiosities challenge…this project too has evolved. I love it so far, but am waiting for a generous coat of Glossy Accents to dry likely overnight. Thank you again for stopping by and please visit again soon.