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TCW – Unicorn

hello everyone!

Today I am back on the The Crafter’s Workshop blog (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com)  sharing with you this art journal page.  it is by far one of my favourite art journal pages I have created in a long time.

Click here (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/blog/2017/09/art-journal-page-unicorn/) to jump on over to their blog for the full tutorial on how i created this page.  I absolutely love how it turned out so much so it has inspired me for my next page already.  i will be back on the 22nd of September to offer you more inspiration using The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and paints!

in the meantime you can check in regularly with me on my Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/missusgmoments/) or you can check out my  Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram NULL.com/dianahetherington/)  feed to see what else i am up to during the month!





mixed media monthly challenge #40 – vintage

hello everyone!

can you believe it is September 1st!!! holy moly that was a fast summer wasn’t it… let’s hope for some beautiful temperatures to take us into the fall season!

today i am here to share with my creation for this months Mixed Media Monthly challenge #40 – vintage

Please note though I  have received some of the products from Sizzix, The Crafter’s Workshop and Impression Obsession that I have used on this project, my opinions of the products are solely my own.

so before i go into the details of how i created this vintage art journal page i want to share a couple of things with you….. first off take a look at who our sponsor is this month!!!

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yes!! it is The Funkie Junkie (https://scontent NULL.fykz1-1 NULL.fna NULL.fbcdn NULL.net/v/t1 NULL.0-9/20264527_10209571695357231_1784606768953479936_n NULL.jpg?oh=08184221ff54b35d067458cee54d3a1b&oe=5A148905).. the place where you can get those much desired and sought after supplies!
and the second thing i wanted to share is this months image..  remember to add it to your post  if you want the chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/09/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-40-vintage NULL.html)

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okay now that those details are over let’s get into how i created my page

i first started by layering some  texture paste through the stencil and let it dry.

i then rubbed some  distress ink directly onto the paste and then blending it with the blending tool. i repeated this throughout the whole page

then removing the cover of the ink spray i flicked some from the end of the straw thingmajig!

i added some more water and watched the magic begin. loving the effect on this texture paste !!!

once my page was completely dry i added some modeling paste through the butterfly collage stencil

so while my paste was drying i cut some butterflies out of a vintage book

and applied some  distress ink to them. i wasn’t sure yet which one i was going to use so did a few and figure i would add the extras to my diecut folders

i then decided to use this beauty of a quote direct to my page and how did i do that and get such a nice crisp image you ask??

why by using the stamp platform of course !! i love that i can put my art journal pages right in there and stamp!!!!

i then sewed around the outside of my page, added a few bits of torn vintage paper and for the final step i added some crackle glaze to bits of the page for the aged effect

and once again here you have it… my finished vintage art journal page for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #40!!!

don’t forget to play along with us and add your project HERE!! we love seeing what you create and we also love hearing what you think of our projects!


Supplies used:

Sizzix – Bird & Butterflies thinlit by Eileen Hull (https://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661901/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-6pk-birds-butterflies)
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW554 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=tcw554&post_type=product) & TCW554 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/?s=tcw746&post_type=product)
Impression Obsession – Delight in the Beauty (http://www NULL.iostamps NULL.com/YB/J17083 NULL.html)
DecoArt – Crackle Glaze (http://decoart NULL.com/mixedmedia/crackle-glaze)
Ranger Ink – Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Dylusions Black Marble Spray











TCW – Joyful Sunflower canvas bag

hello everyone!!

holy what a summer it has been so far right! I am not sure about you all but for me it has been and has it ever gone quickly!!!

today I am here to share with you my very first project created for  The Crafter’s Workshop blog (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) .

I had this bag at home that I knew I quite liked but a little too plain for me….in other words not a lick of colour! So I just knew that I needed to alter it.

I started out by smearing some gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9001-white-gesso/) across the centre of the bag. I didn’t want to cover the whole thing but wanted a spot for a variance of colour.  I then chose to use TCW575-Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw575-joyful-sunflower/) to create the centre piece for my bag. So using some modelling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9005-modeling-paste/) I filled the centre of the flower and then picked up the stencil and allowed that portion to dry.

Now you need to bear with me a bit as it seems like this is going one way but ends up in a totally different place!! LOL

So now that the centre was dry, I laid the stencil back in place and then I started applying DecoArt Media Mister in  primary magenta.  (after making a mask to cover the centre of my flower)

Next, I started applying some paints using a make up sponge, each time laying the stencils back in place between drying times….I liked where it was going….

Now this is where it gets a little interesting.   I  thought I might change it up a bit. I loved, and was going for the brightness of the colours, but then decided that I should add a bit of white paint through the stencil 

Yes, I am liking this but it still wasn’t quite what I wanted. So once again I placed the stencil back down and this time I layered a thick layer of gel medium (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9011-matte-gel-medium-8-oz/) and then sprinkled some seed beads onto it and set it all aside to dry

Now it was almost finished but not quite.. i dug out my jar of black gesso/water mixture and outlined all the petals (or tried too!) and here you have it once again.. my finished bag

I sure hope you have stuck with me from the beginning to see how my process went from a plain bag to the finished piece!


We would love to see what you create with The Crafter’s 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, and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest NULL.com/tcwstencils/) using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

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


Supplies Used:

TCW575 – Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw575-joyful-sunflower/)
TCW9001 – White Gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9001-white-gesso/)
TCW9005 – Modeling Paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.com/product/tcw9005-modeling-paste/)
DecoArt Paints
seed beads
sharpie marker


Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 – Positive affirmation

hello everyone!!

it has been quite a month for me and i am so very excited to be sharing with you here today that I am now a part of the Mixed Media Monthly team!!!!

and with that I am here today to post my first project for Mixed Media Monthly!! (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/06/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html)

As you will know, each month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly (http://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/ NULL. NULL. NULL./mixed-media-monthly NULL. NULL. NULL.), and this month our theme is “Altered Embellishments!

for my first challenge  with this team i was lucky enough to jump in using chipboard from UmWowStudio.

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UmWowStudio (https://umwowstudio NULL.com/)is an innovative – on trend – chipboard manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with other companies & now amazing designers (this months design was created by our very talented Lynne Forsythe (http://lynneforsythe NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)) their line is always expanding. The  chipboard is extra thick with a beautiful rich kraft finish ready for any medium.

okay before we go any further, here is the graphic for this month and if you decide to play in our challenge, remember to add it to your post if you want to be in with a chance to win our sponsor’s prize! You can read all about it HERE (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.ca/2017/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html#comment-form).

so for my project i had been planning on creating a positive affirmation sign in the entry way for when students/customers come and visit the studio so this was the perfect opportunity to create it using  chipboard bits!!

so i started with a base that I had created using  paper leather,  a TCW stencil, some crackle paste and some Emerald Creek embossing powder.

I then cut out a couple of flower pedals using the Eileen Hull Romance Flower die from Kunin felt and some canvas, added a bit of colour and  a bit of fabric stiffener, smooshed and then wrapped them in cling wrap to sit for the night

i am a self proclaimed hoarder of all things shiny but i thought it was time to use my little salvaged doll so off she went into a baggie with some alcohol in in red pepper

and then for the last step, after placing everything where i thought i wanted it on my framed panel to which i had added some patina effects, it was time to tackle my chipboard pieces.

so i played them down, dabbed some embossing ink on them and then sprinkled them with my all time favourite (well one of them anyway) embossing powders and then heat set them.. LOVE how these turned out and how they could be used and not having to worry about warping!!

and then using a bit of hot glue placed all bits together and here you have it..my completed project for the Mixed Media Monthly Design team!

thanks for stopping by !!! now how about sharing what you can do with some altered embellishments!! join us over at MMM challenge post (https://mixedmediamc NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2017/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38 NULL.html), check out the rules, and share share share!!!




  • unWowStudio chipboard pieces (http://umwowstudio NULL.com/)
  • Sizzix Leather paper (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/paperleather)
  • TCW631 Doodle bloom stencil (http://_wp_link_placeholder)
  • Emerald Creek burnt copper leaves embossing powder (http://www NULL.emeraldcreek NULL.org/Burnt-Copper-Leaves-Embossing-Powder-p/apc-bcl NULL.htm)
  • Eileen Hull Romance flower Die (http://www NULL.sizzix NULL.com/661110/sizzix-bigz-die-flower-romance)
  • Kunin Felt (http://kuningroup NULL.com/)
  • Idea-ology framed panel (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-FRAMED-PANEL-Structures-TH93283-TH93283RI?currency=USD),  adjustable easle  (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-ADJUSTABLE-EASEL-Structures-TH93285-TH93285RI?currency=USD)and salvaged doll (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-2015-SALVAGED-DOLLS-TH93196-TH93196)
  • Prima Patina Effects (https://www NULL.simonsaysstamp NULL.com/product/Prima-Marketing-PATINA-EFFECT-PASTE-Art-Extravagance-964351-964351PR)