Layering Stencils

Layering stencils to create a blended background.

for Tag it Tuesday

tag

For Tag it Tuesday, a tag with a layered stencil background. After finding a set of flower stencils in my stash, I had the idea to create a background that would blend together by layering the flower images in different colors.

materials

I used three colors of Distress Oxide ink adjacent to each other on the color wheel: pink, orange, and yellow.

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close up tag

Here is a close-up image of the tag to show the layering of the flower stencils. The text is from a printable available in the store. [art word printable]

Tag it Tuesday – Donations

finished tag

This week’s tag is created with materials that were donated to me by DecoArt, TCW, and AALL & Create. I started with a painted piece of cardstock. The cardstock had paint that was left over from another project but I knew I wanted to use it. The colors were too pretty not to do something with them. So I cut the piece into a tag.

materials

Using a stencil from Divinity Designs, I covered the tag with stencil butter from TCW. I knew I wanted a stencil that wouldn’t cover too much of the paint colors and this floral design worked well.

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In this close-up image, you can see how well the colors work together.

Tag it Tuesday – Print and Cut

final penguin tag

This cute tag is made with a print and then cut image of a penguin from Vecteezy. It is a fun winter-themed tag with a stenciled background and finished off with an appropriate saying.

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Brother Scan n Cut
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Divinity Designs
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Finger Daubers
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Reptile Glue
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Word Sticker - Temu
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close up

This close-up image shows the detail of ink blending along the edges of the tag and penguin.

Tag it Tuesday – Stencil

finished tag

I started this tag with Distress Oxide Sprays that I found on clearance, knowing I wanted to stencil on top of them. And then it grew from there. Not really having a set plan in place. A variety of materials were used and I will link them at the bottom of this post.

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Craft Brushes
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Distress Oxide Spray
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Mini Maker
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Number Collage Stencil
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Pixie Spray
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Pops of Color
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Rinea Foiled Paper - jade and gold
Rinea Foiled Paper – jade and gold
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Scrapbook Scissors
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Temu Butterfly Washi
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WRMK – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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close-up

In this close-up view, you can see the visual and actual texture of the tag.

Start Mandala Painting

How to start dot painting.

trio of mandalas

Dot Mandala painting is trendy. It isn’t a difficult craft but it does require practice. You can build on your technique and difficulty of imagery. To start you will want some basic craft paint, a few tools for dot-making (which can be found around your house), a pallet, and paper.

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dot painting

Tools you can use to make dots can be made. Here is a tutorial for making your own ball tool [DIY Ball Tool]. Other items you might want to collect and try:

  • push pin
  • end of paintbrush
  • dry pen
  • pencil eraser
  • needle
  • dowel
  • knitting needle
  • crochet hook
pallet and tools

Next, you will want to get your paint to the right consistency. Adding a bit of water if needed to make a liquid or runny paint. I am using craft paint from Arteza.

If you don’t want to mix water into your paint you may want to buy paint made for pour painting since it will be a good consistency for dot painting. Arteza has a variety of pour paint sets. There are even color sets that coordinate. And if you are truly just getting started and have no materials, you might be interested in the Arteza Dot Tool Kit. It includes everything you will need except paint.

After practicing your dots and you are now ready to paint a mandala, many people start with a stencil. There are many stencils you can use to create mandalas. If you have a personal cutting machine you can use this SVG file and cut one, to begin with. [madala stencil]

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Making a Beary Cute Card

Working with products from the Maker’s Movement made this card so bear cute!

with Maker’s Movement

Planning, coloring, and die-cutting this card was so peacefully enjoyable. I knew the moment I saw the bear stamp he was going to be a polar bear. My daughter loves polar bears. What excites me about the card is that I used the leftover cut-out leaves from a past project as the stencil to create the background! What a great way to extend the use of the die and the card stock. I keep all my left-over parts just in case for moments like this.

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Materials:

  • card stock – white and patterned
  • the Works Board
  • Let’s Get Cozy Die (leaves)
  • Woodland Friends – die and stamp sets
  • Distress Oxide
  • blending brush
  • Mini Maker
  • tape runner
  • Stazon black ink pad
  • Intense black ink pad
  • washi tape
  • Derwent Inktense pencils

Because I video the process, I didn’t get a chance to stop and photograph the ink blending with the DIY stencil on the front of the card. But you can see it all happen in the video tutorial below.

Isn’t that bear just so cute? After stamping and coloring, I taped the die in place then sent it all through the Mini Maker to cut. The only thing left to do is stamp the sentiment and put the card together.

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Intense Black Ink Pad
Intense Black Ink Pad
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Maker's Movement
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Mini Maker
Mini Maker
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Professional Makeup Brush Set
Professional Makeup Brush Set
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StazOn
StazOn
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Tape Runner
Tape Runner
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We R Memory Keepers - All-In-One Tool - The Works
We R Memory Keepers – All-In-One Tool – The Works
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Westcott 14849 8
Westcott 14849 8″ Straight Titanium Bonded Non-Stick Scissors
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How to Etch a Glass Decanter with EtchAll

The minute I saw this decanter advertised on the Dollar Tree website, I knew I had to have it. I wanted to etch it with etchall. I love the iridescent quality of the glass. I had a hard time deciding which color decanter to get but ultimately decided upon the purple version. I originally envisioned etching all four sides of the glass, but I ran into a bit of an issue I will explain in detail below. 

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Materials:

  • glass decanter
  • etchall creme
  • paintbrush
  • cardstock scrap
  • vinyl
  • free SVG file
  • personal cutting machine (Cricut Maker)
  • craft knife
  • rubbing alcohol
  • paper towels

Directions:

Download the free SVG file. [stencil]


Cut the stencil design from vinyl.


Weed away the area that will etch.


Here is where I ran into a bit of trouble. The first time I etched the decanter it removed the purple iridescent layer.
So I used a craft knife to scratch off all the purple from one side of the decanter.


Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and then adhere the stencil to the glass.


Cover the stencil with etchall etching creme, be generous.


After 15 minutes has passed, remove the excess creme and return it to the container.
I used a scrap of cardstock to remove the creme.
etchall creme is reusable.


Here is a close-up of the final result.
I am happy I resolved my issue and it turned out well!

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How to Make a Trinket Box with Little Birdie

I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection group blog hop that is sponsored by Little Birdie this month. The decoupage trinket box is what I made with the supplies Little Birdie provided.

The Designer Crafts Connection group is hosting a blog hop that is sponsored by Little Birdie this month. The above decoupage trinket box is what I made with the supplies Little Birdie provided. I really enjoyed the creative process of making the trinket box and I added a few parts as I was creating that I had not originally envisioned. These additions were the stenciling and the feet. I am excited to see what the other designers made since I believe we all received different materials to work with. 

This is the box I received from Little Birdie.


The box contained two coasters, two packs of the decoupage paper, Deco Magic in matte and glossy, and Varnish.

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Materials:

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Directions:


To begin, I mixed ivory chalk paint and blue together for the inside of the box.


I painted one coat inside.
 


The outside I covered in one coat of the chalk paint.
 


I began to decoupage over the outside painted surface, one side at a time.
 


After each side was decoupaged under and over the paper, and it had dried, I cut the paper for the opening.
 


I then decoupaged the inside of the box.
Note, the edges are messed up but they get fixed before I finish the box.


I stenciled the light blue color on the top of the box.
This hints at the inside color.
 


The focal image was fussy cut from the decoupage paper and added to the top of the box, then the entire box was covered three times with the decoupage glue.
 


I decided to add feet to the box and painted beads to match with blue paint and then sealed them with the decoupage glue.
 


Using mixed media glue, I added them to the bottom of the box.
 


Here is the inside of the finished box.
Notice those edges are all cleaned up!
This might be my favorite part of the trinket box.
 


Here is the finished box from the side.
I really think those feet are a great addition.

Don’t forget to check out the other designer posts for this blog hop with Little Birdie. Just click the logo above.