Garden Stencil Tutorial

At long last, I’m here to share a Garden Stencil Tutorial with everyone. There have been lots of requests from followers, on how to make stencils with the Cricut Explore Air. Also asked is if I will sell stencils. The answer is yes I will have some for sale in my shop. More will be added as I create new stencils in different designs.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Here is a video showing the Garden Stencil Tutorial.

For this Garden Stencil Tutorial, I started by opening Cricut Design Space and selecting the Gardening Tools Boarder. Next Right click on the image once it is on your canvas and select weld. This will weld all the layers and color together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Duplicate the image and move to the right side of the first image. Line up and overlap with the first image. Select both images and then aline to the top. This will match these up nicely. Weld the two images together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

This is the first row of the stencil. Duplicate this row about four times. Position the second row under the first with a little overlap. Select both images and aline Left. Next Weld the two images together.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Take the third image and move up and overlap with the first two. Aline Left and Weld.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

Now that there are three stacked together It might be possible to duplicate this layer and be done. Duplicate the layer, position just below the first set, aline and weld.

Garden Stencil Tutorial

It wasn’t enough so I then took the orphaned image and moved it up to the bottom, aligned left and then weld.

Save your work! It isn’t fun to have a computer glitch and lose all your hard work. Set the software to cut. On the Cricut Air Explore choose Bonded Fabric for the cut setting. I found that this works the best for Transparency film.

Position the “write on” transparency” on the Cricut Mat. On a previous project, I told the Cricut to cut an 8.5 x 11 rectangle on 12 x 12 paper. It was set to cut deep and scarred the mat a little. This is the perfect place to put the transparency, using the scar marks to line up the transparency.

Cut the design. Each design takes a while to cut. I think this one took about 8 minutes.

Remove the finished design from the machine and then from the mat and enjoy! Don’t have a Cricut Explore Air but want a stencil? Check out my shop. I have added a few to purchase. Don’t see something you want, send me a message and I’ll see if I can make something for you.

Garden Stencil Tutorial Garden Stencil Tutorial

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CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Hello, my friends. It’s that exciting time again where I get to share my CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry. Being a part of this round robin has really helped me to stretch my creativity. What have you done lately to stretch your creativity?

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

For this CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry I decided to use a page of Mixed Media Origins Nature by Tattered Angles. This paper is almost like fabric. It has a beautiful texture and it is strong. Adding wet media to this paper is no problem and that is why I chose to use it today.

Here is a video showing how I created the CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry.

Some of the products used today were Mixed Media Origins Nature paper from Tattered Angels. One of my big go to products Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Iridescent Gold, Red Chillies, Crimson. I love how thick the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint is and how it adds that perfect touch, used; White and Black.

Loose or free form water coloring is so beautiful. When using the Mixed Media Origins Papers with Glimmer Mists you can get that beautiful water color effect with very little effort.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Spray Glimmer Mists into a palette and use a paint brush to add color where ever you want. Use water to dilute and move the color. A heat tool comes in handy to dry each layer of color.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

When I started using the Tim Holtz stencil with a foam brush I found that I wasn’t getting the coverage I wanted. So I switched to a stiff stencil brush. Sometimes you have to switch tools to get the look you want.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

The Vase of Roses image was something I found in my old digital image file folder and loved the boldness of the image. It seemed a perfect accent to the Nature paper with the roses highlighted in reds.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Every month I get a new journal as do 23 other artists. I hope you will take a look for the #CCBTRAVELINGARTJOURNAL tag to find all of the other CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entries.

To see the other journal entries do a search on Social media for this tag: #ccbtravellingartjournal or #ccbtravelingartjournal Also make sure you visit Canvas Corp Brands Blog, there are lots of beautiful things posted to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hobby Lobby & Michaels Haul & I made a Stencil

Hobby Lobby & Michaels Haul & I made a Stencil. I did a bad thing as my husband would say. I went shopping. Mainly because I had a gift card and because I wanted to get some items for my Happy Planner.

Hobby Lobby & Michaels Haul & I made a Stencil

Boy was I lucky that I went shopping! While at Hobby Lobby I found a Happy Planner 9 hole punch for $17.99. I was going to go to Michaels and purchase the one they offer but it was $39.99. So I figured I saved money even if I have to make two punches for an 8.5 in. x 11 in. page. It was worth saving the money.

Since I didn’t have to use a 40% off coupon to get the punch I did pick up a package of 12 page protectors. These I knew would be fun to add items to my planner.

But I did make it to Michaels because one of my Facebook friends posted that there was a new display of Unicorn items. She was so bad for doing this! LOL I just had to go see what was being offered. Thankfully I had a 60% off coupon I could use and was able to get a great deal on a set of stamps, a package of unicorn washi tape and even stickers. I’m so excited to be able to use these in my planner.

Here is a little video of the items I purchased.

Finally while watching a video by Karen Burchill on youtube about her making a stencil for her planner. I got an idea to make a stencil on my Silhouette Cameo 3 using write on transparency film. This stencil fits the boxes in my Happy Planner. When I want to decorate a box and not make a mess outside of that box I can lay my stencil down and it will protect the area around the box.

Being excited about making this stencil I ended up making 3 patterns and a plain box. I see myself making more of these. Now to draw some designs to scan into my computer!

What kind of images would you like to use on your stencils? I would love to read your ideas, it may spark an idea to help me create my own stencils. And maybe I’ll even share the file with you if you have a Silhouette.


Blue Fairy – Painting is different than drawing.

Blue Fairy - Painting is different than drawingThis Blue Fairy – Painting is different than drawing. I’ve been working on an image of a fairy for a couple of weeks now. Refining her look and then finally adding wings..  Painted on an 11 by 14 canvas, it is much larger than any of the other painting I have ever done. Used some tools from my studio to give some texture to the painting – like the punchanella as a stencil. Maybe I need to take a few lessons, or just practice until I have it down… lol

Painting is different than drawing.. While I’ve been learning to draw with a graphite pencil transferring this into acrylic paint is a little bit of a learning curve… But I think I’m getting the hang of things, plus I can always just paint over the canvas and start over if I don’t like how things turn out. lol..

What new thing have you tried? Maybe you want to learn to cook, to draw, to write? Go ahead and take the steps to learn.. I purchased a book and started reading. You don’t need a class to get started, just start something today.