Stencils aren’t just for mists and inks

Jun 20, 2013

Friendship Tag

When I see all the awe­some things my friend Ron­da Palaz­zari cre­ates with her sten­cil line I am absolute­ly amazed. I saw her in action while vis­it­ing her a few months ago and there is a rea­son why she wears a full apron and I wear a half apron. I am so not a messy kin­da girl but I do love great sten­cil designs, I just go about using them dif­fer­ent­ly. This is just anoth­er way we are so sim­i­lar yet so dif­fer­ent. We  use a lot of the same prod­ucts just in very dif­fer­ent man­ners.

Textured Background

Since Ron­da is cur­rent­ly off trav­el­ing the world and spend­ing time with her fam­i­ly she asked if I would cre­ate a tuto­r­i­al for her blog. So I decid­ed to show you how I achieved the tex­tured back­ground  for this tag. You might rec­og­nize the pat­terns on the back­ground as they are two of  Ron­da’s sten­cils but I bet you don’t know who I got the embossed look. I’ll let you know when this tuto­r­i­al is post­ed so you can check out her blog  the day my cre­ative secrets are shared. Hon­est­ly, I thought it was going to be today but I was wrong, very, very wrong.

S how about I tell you about some of my favorite embell­ish­ments fea­tur­ing new and old prod­ucts. You are going to love the New Maya Road prod­ucts debut­ing at CHA‑S. They are awe­some and you are going to want every sin­gle one.

Plaster Frozen Charlotte Doll

I love accent­ing projects using Petaloo Petite Cot­ton Paper Flow­ers as they are the per­fect size to fill small areas beau­ti­ful­ly. The new Maya Road Cream Pearl Ball Pins are now one of my new craft­ing sta­ples. They are awe­some.  And there is always a spot for a Tim Holtz Memo Pin. I love knot­ting a small piece of Twine Cord­ing around the pick. It accents the pin per­fect­ly. And the new Maya Road Twine Cord­ing Tiramisu is anoth­er new favorite. You will be see­ing this used a lot in future projects. The col­or is awe­some. And lets talk about that Frozen Char­lotte Doll, I cre­at­ed her from plas­ter then applied Bis­cot­ti Per­fect Pearls over the entire doll. I LOVE the way it looks. Real­ly the pho­to does not do it jus­tice.

Petaloo Flowers

The Petaloo Petite Cot­ton Paper Flow­ers are altered using Plum and Gold Per­fect Pearls. All you  need to do is apply Plum Per­fect Pearls all over the flower using a Tim Holtz Fine Detail Tip Water Brush. Then accent the edges of each petal with Gold Per­fect Pearls applied with a Tim Holtz Fine Detail Tip Water Brush. Super sim­ple. To take the flower to the next lev­el add a small amount of Dia­mond Stick­les to each flower sta­men. This com­pletes the flow­ers beau­ti­ful­ly and adds addi­tion­al sparkle that looks great with the Maya Road Vin­tage Jew­el Iri­des­cent Dia­mond Rhine­stone Trim.

The embell­ish­ment you see oppo­site of the flow­ers is a new Maya Road Vin­tage Bronze Amber Pearl Met­al Trin­ket. This lit­tle beau­ty is a won­der­ful embell­ish­ment to accent any project. And I LOVE Eileen Hul­l’s Doily, Lace Medal­lion Die from Sizzix. This is the die I used to cre­ate the book page doily. Eileen’s die is great for cut­ting doilies out of all kinds of dif­fer­ent items… muslin, ledger paper, book pages, sheet music, fab­ric, chip­board, real­ly just about any­thing!

Maya Road Pearl Bead Chain and Spool

The piece dan­gling from the tag under the Maya Road Vin­tage But­ter­milk Tu-Tu Tulle is made from a strand of Maya Road 6mm Pearl Bead Chain they have an 8mm size too and a Maya Road Vin­tage Chunky Spool. I altered the spool by wrap­ping a strip of paper from a vin­tage book page around the cen­ter then applied a thin lay­er of Envi­ro­Tex Jew­el­ry Resin on top. Before apply­ing the resin I sealed the book page with a small amount of Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage. I did not want to seal it com­plete­ly as I want­ed the resin to seep under­neath some areas of the book page. If you do not want this look apply sev­er­al lay­ers of Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage on top of the book page allow­ing it to dry in between coats.

I love embell­ish­ments and dis­cov­er­ing new tech­niques so it was super fun cre­at­ing this altered tag. Let me know what you think.

Hugs!

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