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What happens when you put products from two great companies together –； magic!!! ？Right!!! ？That is just what happened when Crew Member， Patti Senter got her？hands on some of the new mixed media goodies from The Crafter’；s Workshop (TCW) and stencils and dove into her bag of goodies from Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) for a CCB Match Up –； Some might call it a blog hop， we like to refer to it as a Match Up where we get to see how the products work together， play with different mediums and open up our minds to new ideas. ？It is our goal to tell you some fun things yo can do with all the？products， teach a new technique or two and？just have fun. ？Let’；s see？what Patti did with for the Match Up and？don’；t forget to see details at the bottom on how you can win a wonderful prize that is worth over $50 in goodies from CCB and TCW.
When I received the Match Up products for Canvas Corp Brands and The Crafter’；s Workshop instantly I thought Art Journal page. After all I’；d had my art journal book for well over a year and had only accomplished one page in it. I loved all the yummy Glimmer Mists from Tattered Angels and The Crafter’；s Workshop mediums， well they were just down right intriguing. I was on my way or so I thought. Watching others create Art Journal pages is a pastime I partake in often， but having only found the courage to create one of my own presented a heart palpitating experience， self doubt here I come. Today’；s journey will show you it’；s a learning， work in progress. Sometimes when things just aren’；t going as you see them in your mind’；s eye you just have to keep forging forward and working through the process. After all it’；s all about what makes your heart sing with happiness when you look at what you’；ve created. Often it just doesn’；t happen it takes reworking and replaying until you can sit back and saypersonalized fathers day gifts， yes that’；s it. Well this is today’；s journal page. At the beginning I considered， ripping the pages out of my journal， stopping the video and creating a new page， or just doing a different project. I persevered and learned a lot along the way. The most important thing was I can do it， and I can have fun at the same time. If you’；ve not attempted an art journal page please pick up some products and just start playing， you’；ll be amazed at how fulfilled you’；ll feel when that page is done. After all， if I can do it you certainly can do it too!outdoor pillow covers
To begin my art journal page I did a little prepping by masking off an outside border with Post a Note tape and sliding some Freezer paper under the pages to catch drips， oversprays and spills and then I covered the entire surface with Clear Gesso from TCW.
I started by mixing Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists with the TCW Light &； Fluffy Modeling Paste to use through various TCW stencils， here I’；m using the Daisy Chain. On the video you’；ll see that the Glimmer Mists are used on their own as well as mixed with the TCW Modeling Paste， it all depends on the look I’；m going for. You simply must experiment， playing is the best means to a happy page.
Adding other elements such as fussy cut birds from Canvas Corp The Watering Can Birds &； Bees on Ivory and a tad bit of Canvas Corp Chocolate Burlap creates a textured interest on the page. The secret is remembering this is a page in a book that needs to be closed， so all elements must be able to lay fairly flat.
I love to write， to express myself with pen and ink so it’；s a natural conclusion to put my thoughts on the journal page. This time I chose to write around the frame but journaling could be placed anywhere， visual so everyone can read or see， or beneath other layers so only I know what’；s been written. This is a personal journey， one that would be very different for you from me. It’；s a fantastic way to express yourself with different mediums.
If you haven’；t taken the time to try an art journal page now is the perfect opportunity. CCB and TCW play so nicely together that your possibilities for products to use between the two is extensive. Most of all just create and have fun! Be sure and check out my video for the whole step by step process.
Mixed Media is not my norm， it’；s not that fuzzy place that I call my comfort zone. BUT， it’；s where I’；d told myself I’；d move into in 2017. Matching up TCW with Canvas Corp Brands this month was the perfect opportunity for me to push myself into this area of crafting. I’；ve done a few things but my confidence level just wasn’；t there. I’；m not sure if I was worried the Crafting Police would break down my craft room door and haul me away for trying but I’；d take all these gorgeous yummy supplies out， look them all over， and then I’；d put them all away again. Since making these cards， and deciding to just having fun playing with all these fabulous products， I can tell you right now you’；ll be seeing more mixed media coming from my craft room this year.
To a sheet of Canson Watercolor paper I used TCW’；s Morrocan Tiles Template with TCW Clear Gesso on 3 tiles and 3 tiles with TCW Light &； Fluffy Modeling Paste， which I tinted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Olive Vine， Capri Blue and Lobster. I found I needed very little product to make a statement and effect. One thing I did discover was the drying time on the Clear Gesso was much faster than I was. I would suggest if you are doing multiple squares do no more than 3 at a time， remove and clean the template， dry your design and then continue on.
Starting with the Canvas Corp 12×；12 Paper Brushes on Ivory I fussy cut all the pieces out. To color I assembled drops of colors in my ？ ？ painters pallet using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Olive Vine， Sun Sisters， Lobster and Capri Blue along with Glimmer Glam in Rustic. From TCW I used the Shimmering Gold Gesso. First I thought I’；d just use the Gesso for the paintbrush handles but the more I played I realized I could mix the Gesso with the Mists and come us with a whole array of new shimmering colors.Fun stuff!
Next I sprayed the sheet numerous times with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and water， rolling the paper and drying to achieve the look that I liked. There is no right or wrong here， you just continue spraying and drying until you get the colors and designs that you like. When I was happy I cut the watercolor paper into six card mats， using 3 3？4 x 4 1？2″； as the finished size. Before mounting to Canvas Corp bulk Kraft card bases (I trimmed these also to 4″； to fit the mats) I edged the mats in TCW’；s Shimmering Gold and Black Gessos. This created a eye real popping effect and eliminated the bulk of paper matting.
The final step， and of course the most fun， is assembling the cards. With the mats and brushes painted it’；s just a matter of combining what looked good to my eye. I had created some sentiments which I printed on my pc. In order to keep the printer ink from running (mine isn’；t a laser printer) I sprayed my white cardstock with the Tattered Angels Glimmermists prior to printing making sure it was very dry then when I printed the sentiments out I already had color in place. Of course like most crafters the best laid plains get changed in the process. As I was coloring the brushes I realized that the sentiments still looked to white and pristine so I tore them into the sizes I’；d want and dipped their edges through the mists on my craft sheet. This worked perfectly.
I wrapped it all up by adding sentiments or brushes to finish the insides. I hope you’；ll try out all the wonderful templates and mixed media products from TCW， they are fantastic to work with. Pair them up with Canvas Corp and Tattered Angels and you have nothing but a winning combination!
Canvas Corp BasicsHeirloom Collection Brushes on IvoryBulk Card BasesMini White Paper Bags12×；12 Burlap Sheet –； ChocolateThe Watering Can Birds &； Bees on Ivory
Tattered AngelsGlimmer MistOlive VineCapri BlueLobsterSun Sisters
The Crafter’；s WorkshopClear Gesso Black GessoShimmering Gold GessoLight &； Fluffy Modeling Paste12×；12 Template –； Moroccan TilesDaisy Chain StencilMini Woven StencilMini Corazon StencilMini Butterflight Stencil
If you would like to see more of Patti’；s creations check out her blog or Instagram
We hope you enjoy this match up as much as we have enjoyed playing with all the great products from Jaime and her team at The Crafter’；s Workshop. ？Spend the next few weeks with us exploring many unique techniques and inspiration when we combine products from The Crafters Workshop， Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp. ？We will be giving away an exciting prize at then end of this adventure that could be yours？and here is all you？need to do.
What would a match up be without a fun prize!!!! ？Here is your chance to get？your？hands on a wonderful collection？of products from The Crafter’；s Workshop and Canvas Corp Brands. ？Here is all you need to do…；.
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We will be sharing projects the entire month of February –； learn new techniques， see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from the TCW and CCB designers.
Off to see the wizard this Halloween? Just follow the yellow brick road right to your craft room to whip up these DIY Wizard of Oz costumes. This list has options for just about every character from the classic tale, including tutorials for Dorothy, Toto, Glinda the Good Witch, and the Wicked Witch of the West. There are also ideas for the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Munchkins, and the Flying Monkeys. Oh, and there's even an idea to dress up as the Wizard of Oz himself! If you're looking for something a bit more outside of the box, there are even tutorials for the twister and Dorothy's house, which would definitely make you stand out at your Halloween party. Whether you're looking for a costume for your furry friend, a kid's ensemble, a couples costume, or an outfit for your toddler, there's an option that looks straight out of the Emerald City for everyone in the family. Although all of these Wizard of Oz costumes are put together by hand, they're so simple to make that both amateur and expert crafters alike can DIY them. In fact, some costumes can be put together using items that are in your closet. (Or, if you don't own most of the items already, you can purchase just about every piece you need for cheap!) It doesn't get much better than that.
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils fans. Our Instagram feed has been on fire this past week with some sizzling home decor projects featuring our stencils.? To show you how impressive our Instagram fan projects are this week, we have rounded up the best of the best. ? These projects were just too good to sit idly on on our smartphones so be sure to pin your favorites! Come be inspired by their creativity…