It's finally time to start debuting my summer stencil release from The Crafter's Workshop. Over the next couple months i will be sharing with you my new designs every Wednesday here on the blog! There are 19 in total this release which means i will have lots of creations to inspire you. Last week i shared Fancy Feathers & Giraffe Print with you. Today is Climbing Vine (TCW 391) & Moroccan Tiles (TCW 385).
I love a gentle stroll in the garden, especially when you see vines growing up the trellis or along the sides of old cottages. There is something so magical about these special places. A quiet forititude. My Climbing Vine stencil is reminiscent of those beautiful green spaces, bringing a bit of magic to your creations.
Like all my stencils, it comes in 6x6 and 12x12 sizes.
The stencil is a mask where you color the space around the vines but it can also be stamped using spray inks (or other wet mediums) to create a beautiful look.
On the left is the stamped stencil design and on the right is the stencil image with spray inks.
On my "Sunshine" layout i started with black cardstock then added layers of gesso and distress paints. Don't those colors just pop with the black vine? I am going to have to order some more distress paints!
You had a peek at this art journal page early this year but now it's time to reveal the whole page. I used gelatos for that pop of color and then a light layer of gesso over the mask. Once the vine had subtle coverage, I outlined it using a stabilo marking pencil to make them pop a bit more.
On this tag, i first colored the background with Maya Road Mists. Next i layered more colors over the mask creating a stellar back drop for this tag.
This stencil is called Moroccan Tiles. It was inspired by my travels in the Middle East. There are so many wonderful designs that tend to show up in buildings and in tiles. I am fascinated by the repeating patterns. I’ve included 9 “tiles” on this stencil that make for beautiful backgrounds.
It looks great in both the 12×12 and 6×6 sizes. The petite patterns are so darn cute.
The larger tiles on the 12×12 can be used as is or you can repeat the patterns for a cool new look. On each of these tags, i repeated the 9 tiles showing you their versatility.
Just like all the stencils, you can use them as is or "stamp" with them to create a whole new look using the reverse image.
On this layout I used the same technique as last week using light modeling paste, a transparency, and three “tiles” from the Moroccan Tiles stencil. I love the tone on tone looks that is reflective of the area. It’s a nice subtle design for this layout.
But don’t be fooled, because this Moroccan Tiles stencil also knows how to shine! This 6×6 card was created using distress inks in a variety of colors. I repeated the same colors on a second sheet and randomly popped up some of the elements.
Stay tuned as I will be sharing my new stencils here each Wednesday. Are you ready to see them all? Grab the above badge and show me how you want to be stenciled in.