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New Tutorial with The Crafter’s Workshop: Monoprinted and Textured Backgrounds

Today is the beginning of my journey as part of the The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils Design Team and I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate I’m sharing a detailed step by step tutorial on these Tropical themed monoprinted and textured cards on TCW’s blog
Out of all the stencil techniques I’ve tried out, adding texture to stenciled patterns has to be one of my favorite things to do. You’ll find glitter, embossing powder, mica as texture finishes, and it was lots of fun to experiment with all those different mediums. I’m also using one of my favorite stencils: TCW643 Infinite Lace by Rebekah Meier. I used craft paints this time and as you can see I’ve been into bold, Summer colors lately so I had to go for a strong color combo this time also. I used the new Magnolia Dreams flower stamp to finish my cards, some SVG leaf cuts and a word bead colored with alcohol markers.

TUTORIAL

Click here to view the complete step by step tutorial on TCW Stencils blog. This technique makes your backgrounds look so elaborate, especially with this beautiful medallion stencil, but you’ll find that it is not hard to make at all. You will need to get your hands dirty with paints -which is one of the most freeing aspects of mixed media- but other than that, I know you will love making this project.


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Leave me a comment letting me know what you think! It’s my first time posting for TCW so it would be great to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by. See you on TCW’s blog!

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Tutorial: Monoprinting with Deco Foil and Rebekah Meier Designs

Mixed Media has recaptured my heart this year, with stencils, illustration, medium and above all color! The freedom it gives me to create texture and colors gives me the greatest satisfaction. Today’s tutorial and project was a true experience. I will be sharing with you how to monoprint a background with paint, Deco Foil and other textures.

I have a gelli plate that had not seen the light of day in ages and I decided to take it out to try out some monoprinting (which is a tremendously addictive process). The idea of monoprinting with foil had been wandering in my head for at least almost 2 years but of course monoprinting directly with Deco Foil or Deco Foil Mediums would most likely ruin the gelli plate… So I came up with a trick that allowed me to add that foil monoprinted look easily!

The backgrounds turned out so incredibly textured and colorful I had to finish them off as cards with one of my digital stamp sentiments from my shop (Always Remember stamp set). But that is all I’m going to say because it’s time to head over to Therm O Web to view the details on this tutorial!

Tutorial:
Click here to see the complete supply list and step by step tutorial on these Foil Monoprinted Backgrounds.

Leave me a comment and tell me… Do you like this technique and would you try it out? Now see you on Therm O Web for the full tutorial post! Thanks for stopping by!

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Foil Stamped Flowers on Vellum – New year’s Inspirational card –

With the new year also come new crafty tools and new techniques to try out; New opportunities in every sense and new energy to give it our best. So today I have a card for you that represents all of the above in an elegant and inspirational way.

I went for black and white, adding gold as my transition shade and the result ended up reminding me of the old 30’s glamour. The Arched Elegance dies also contribute with the look of the card and since they are new to my stash I went ahead and layered them as uniquely as I possibly could.

I used so many different materials on this card: vellum, craft metal, decofoil and even acrylic paint for the monoprinted background. I started out using a 5″ by 7″ Gelli plate to create a gold and silver background (love the effect), then I heat embossed in silver a few snowflakes on it; I also cut the flourishes from the same paper. I die cut a few archs on craft metal (which looks like aluminum foil but it’s sturdier), and layered a few other archs cut from black patterned paper. I also foiled stamped my flowers on vellum, using Stamp ‘n Bond and Gold Decofoil sheets and then colored them (from the back) with Spectrum Noir markers. The process requires a bit of patience but the result is absolutely worth it! The inspiring sentiment is stamped with gold glitter embossing powder (my new favorite).

I wanted to add a few unexpected elements to my card such as the gold lattice ribbon pieces on the sides and the snowflake die cuts under the flowers that I heat embossed with Bridal Tinsel powder to add a bit of sparkle. I wanted this design to be sort of transitional, with a new year feel and a bit of a winter touch. It all blends nicely in the end thanks to the neutral tones.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Update: I added a quick tutorial on how I foil stamped my flowers and you can find it HERE. Until next time.

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