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be a somebody to everybody

hello everyone!

i am so excited to share today’s post. it is one of those projects that one starts to create and it just keeps building and building until it ends exactly where you want it too!!

Please note that although i have received some of the products used to create this project from some great companies, the opinions I share are solely my own.

so during Creativation this year i feel in love with the oxide on gloss paper technique from Tim Holtz and made a few pages with it but alas ran out of paper and in the meantime remembered i had some black  gloss paper so thought maybe that would work

oh how i loved where this was going.. so while this piece was drying i thought i would try a whole page and started layering my colours

but i discovered something…. this turns out to be not the same kind of gloss paper as the white.. so what to do… i figured i needed a layer between my oxides and the ‘outside’ to preserve the layer so i searched my stash and found an old bottle of goosebumps. i spread that out over my entire page and ended up smearing my colours more than i had intended but you know what… it turn out wonderful so i just needed to decide how i was going to do the next step.

so i went back to my original piece of black gloss paper as well as a piece of heavy white yardstick and started applying some modelling paste through my stencil in various colours

once it was all dry i then fuzzy cut out the pieces and started the process of layering the bits together

i loved how these pieces all look together.. now was time to lay them onto the background!!

to finish i found a quote that i thought was perfect. to me it looks like the mermaid is talking to the jellyfish so…..

i then just used my black marker and outlined most of my page, added some bits of modeling paste to the page and then called it done

 

and now here are a few close ups!

Remember, we would love to see what you create with The Crafters Workshop Stencils and Mediums.
You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/TheCraftersWorkshop/?fref=ts)Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/tcwstencils/),  Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/TCWstencils), and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) by using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

until next time my friends,

diana hetherington
Design Team Member

Supplies used:
The Crafter’s Workshop

Stencil
TCW783  – Mermaid Dreams (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw783-mermaid-dreams/)

 modeling pastes 
Marcasite Silver (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9043-marcasite-silver-modeling-paste-2-oz/)
White Pearl (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9040-white-pearl-modeling-paste-2-oz/)
Copper Penny (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9039-copper-penny-modeling-paste-2-oz/)
Champagne Gold (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9036-champagne-gold-modeling-paste-2-oz/)

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #45

hello everyone!

today i am sharing with you a page i have created for Challenge #45- photo inspiration (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2018/02/mixed-media-monthly-february-challenge NULL.html) challenge for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Please note that although i have received some of the products used to create this project from some great companies, the opinions I share are solely my own.

This month our theme is:
(Create a mixed media project based on your interpretation of our challenge photo inspiration.)
***please remember to add this graphic to your blog post***

The random draw winner of our challenge 
will receive a $25 gift card to Topflight Stamps (https://topflightstamps NULL.com/)!

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so for my project i thought i would get out my Gel Press and some TCW paints and just play..

and that is exactly what i did… played and played until it was time to add some stamps.

i added some along the edges, as well as added some extra circles using a paint cover, a few doodles and some extra colour

then i just kept playing and layering and using my stamp platform i layered my face stamp using paints.. i also stamped my dream catcher onto another piece of paper and then cut out and pop dotted it onto my page after stamping my quote

and then with a little stitching a few more stamps and here you have it my finished piece

thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to jump on over to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge page and check out everyone else’s projects. also while you are there you can check out the rules on adding a project to have a chance to win the prize !

until next time my friends,

diana

Supplies used:

Visible Image:

no space for dreams (https://topflightstamps NULL.com/collections/visible-image-uk/products/visible-image-no-space-for-dreams-clear-polymer-stamp-set)

the ripple effect (https://topflightstamps NULL.com/collections/visible-image-uk/products/visible-image-the-ripple-effect-clear-polymer-stamp-set)

TCW:

 

 

 

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #44

hello everyone!!

holy moly… January 1st, 2018…. where did 2017 go!!

today i am here to share with you  quick project i create, or rather a project i created quickly as i was away for work the last little while so my studio time has been nil!!

so this month our challenge is – Ring in the New

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I absolutely love the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life’, by far one of my favourite Christmas shows …. in that show there is a famous line ‘every time a bell rings and angel gets it’s wings’….. totally my inspiration for this months piece:

a little close up of the angel in the dome

thanks for stopping by and checking out my project this month!

Make sure you visit each designer’s blog and leave some comment love for them… we all LOVE hearing from you all!
Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.

* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct postnot your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

can’t wait to see what you have come up with!!
until next time my friends,
diana

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TCW – Merry Christmas

hello everyone!!!

can you believe it is Christmas time already!!

today I just wanted to share with you a  quick and easy card I made using Decofoil Transfer Gel and some Deco Foil transfer sheets

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

I know it says to use a laminator but I like to experiment.. you see I don’t own a laminator so I figured there must be a way I can do this because I had a vision.

so here is what I did. I stared out by spreading a thinish layer of gel onto a piece of mixed media paper through my stencil.  I then set it aside to dry..

and because I had so much left on my stencil if thought why not make a couple more!!!

once they were dry I laid on a sheet of transfer sheet and using my heat tool (NOT my embossing tool because, well I did try that but it melted my foil before it would actual adhere to my gel)

as it was heating I took a stick and rubbed onto of my stencil image…checking every so often to be sure all places were covered.

I then repeated it with the centre bow but this time I used some of Rebekah’s foil.. it worked the same way. I then stuck that onto a piece of black cardstock and fuzzy cut and set aside.

to finish my card was so simple.. a bit of stitching and stamping, and adhereing my bow.. all done.. just like that!!!

I hope you enjoyed my quick little tutorial and that you take the time to play and experiment using the supplies you have on hand and some of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils… and if you do, please do share with us.. we love to see what you are up to! You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/TheCraftersWorkshop/?fref=ts)Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/tcwstencils/),  Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/TCWstencils), and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) by using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

until next time my friends,

diana hetherington
Design Team Member

Supplies:

The Crafter’s Workshop:
TCW721s – Big Wreath (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw721-big-wreath/)

therm-o-web:
transfer gel (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/deco-foil-transfer-gel)
transfer sheets (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/deco-foil-transfer-sheets-•-emerald-watercolor)
Rekekah Meier Designs mixed media art paper (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-mixed-media-art-paper-9-x-12-4-sheets-per-pack)
Rebekah Meier Designs foil (vintage tin) (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-transfer-foil-6-x-6-12-sheets-per-pack-•-vintage-tin)

TCW- art journalling- don’t regret

hello everyone!

today i am here to share with you an art journal page i created using a lot of different The Crafter’s Workshop stencils. This is another one of those pages where you doodle, stop, take a boo and then doodle some more.  to me a page isn’t finished  until i apply the quote.  so let’s see the process i went through to create this page

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

i wanted to use this mixed media tape on my page so chose a couple of stencils and paints and started

now this was a good place to start..coloured mixed media tape and a mop up page (though the one shown is not the one i used)

but the green one in the background of this picture is the one i used. the top one will be in a future post!

i then started working on building layers on my background. i layered many many times and stencils before i got to this point.

my main focal point/stencil used for this page was the Stencil Screen Print. it has so many different patterns on it and if you mix and match the large stencil and small stencil with paints you have endless layers on your page. i love that.

i just had to share this picture with you…. while i was creating and lost in the process my friend snapped this picture of me. this is truly me in my element….enjoying the process and just being….

at this point i had used various stencils and paints to layer and layer this page….. after i was done doodling a little bit i decided i needed one main focal point and chose the dragon fly from that stencil

i then inked the outside of it with my white gel pen and using my black stabilo pencil i outlined my media tape

now it was just time to add a quote…… typically when i see a dragonfly i see it as a message from another so i added what i felt an appropriate quote , a fine back ground stamp and that is what finished my page….

Remember, we would love to see what you create with The Crafters Workshop Stencils and Mediums.
You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/TheCraftersWorkshop/?fref=ts)Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/tcwstencils/),  Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/TCWstencils), and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) by using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

until next time my friends,

diana hetherington
Design Team Member

Supplies:

The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils – TCW737 – Love Sonnet (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw737-love-sonnet/) TCW278- Stencil Circle Explosion (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/stencil-circle-explosion/), TCW730 – Scandinavia Garden (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw730-scandinavian-garden/), TCW525 – Stencil Screen Print (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=tcw525s&post_type=product)
The Crafter’s Workshop Heavy Body Paints – various colours (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9020-raspberry-sorbet-heavy-body-paint-4-0z/)
Rebekah Meier mixed media tape (http://www NULL.thermowebonline NULL.com/p/rebekah-meier-designs-mixed-media-art-tape-1-5-x-8-yd)

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