Monday, February 8, 2016

Challenge # 6 - Playing with Stencils

Hello, Crafty Folks!

This week we are going to play with stencils!  Stencils open up new vistas of creativity for crafters at every skill level!    Later today, I will post a new Stencil project with a step by step tutorial.   As with all my Tutorials, draw inspiration, but if you don't have all the products...use what you have on hand, you may surprise yourself!

I am using the Tim Holtz Crackle Layering Stencil for this week's project!
BUT FIRST, HERE ARE OUR TOP THREE PROJECTS FROM CHALLENGE#5

 All of the projects were well done!  Thanks!

CHALLENGE # 5 - TOP THREE
(in no particular order)
Very balanced design!  Great image choices and composition!

The colors are nicely integrated and the bold sentiment definitely elevates the design!


Love the colors and the composition on this design!  
The addition of the twine was a great design decision.

Thanks, Ladies!  I will e-mail your badges!

CURRENT CHALLENGE:  PLAYING WITH STENCILS
The challenge this week is to use a stencil as the focal of your design.  
The FOCAL is the image, embellishment grouping, or sentiment that serves as the "center piece" of your project.  All other elements should complement the Focal point.  
Minor elements should never overwhelm your focal.  Even your background papers and layering papers should complement rather than distract from your focal elements.  
THINK PINK
This project, created for Canvas Corp Brands ® during Breast Cancer Awareness,  is one of my favorite creations using a stencil on canvas.  The Stencil "Live Inspired" is by Donna Downey.
The canvas size is 6" x 6".  

Hugz,
Chana
STAINED GLASS "NEW BABY" GIFT TAG



Supplies Needed:

Tag Dies or Tags #8,  Layering Stencil, Distress Inks, Modeling Paste, Mod Podge and Fairy Dust.
Clear Acetate.

STEPS

Determine the size of your tag, I used #8 which is the largest die in the Alterations Tag Die Set.  To get your frame,  you must use the large #8 and the next die down.   Cut a piece of card stock to serve as your base.  It should be large enough to cover the entire frame.

 Select the Distress Ink Colors you want to use for your stained glass window.  I used: Pine Needle, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy, and Chipped Sapphire.

Apply your distress ink in your desired pattern.  I used finger daubers, but I also applied ink using the Tim Holtz foam blending tool.   It is your creative decision!
Once you are satisfied with your window design, place your layering stencil (I used Tim Holtz's Crackle) over the design and apply a thin layer of modeling paste. Remove the stencil and allow the paste to air dry.  You should be able to see your colors through the paste.

After your paste has dried, use your blending tool to lightly swipe colors across the surface.  Allow the paint to dry (you can help it along with your heat tool.)  Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge and while it is still wet, sprinkle a light layer glitter over your window.  Allow to dry.
 To create the shadow box effect, apply foam tape to the sides of your window base.  I cut my foam strips in half.  I used three on each side as well as the top and bottom.  If you are making a shaker card, sealing the top and bottom will prevent your shaker elements from escaping.

You can now decorate your base and set it aside.

 Apply double stick tape to the back of your frame.  Cut a piece of Acetate large enough to cover your frame. (I cut a piece from an old die package.  I save these to use on projects.) Remove the tape cover from the frame and apply the acetate,

You can now assemble your project.  Remove the paper cover from the foam tape on your base and apply your frame.


 Backlighting highlights the Stained Glass Effect!


Remember, all challenge are open until December 31, 2016.


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for picking my Card as one of your TOP 5 ! I'm not sure if the badge has been sent but can you please resend it ? THANKS !!

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  2. Hi, Imke,
    I will get your badge out as soon as I get the final. Thanks for your patience!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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Hugz,
Chana