The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils by Rebekah Meier

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When I was at CHA in Anaheim in January my friend Rebekah Meier was doing a demo with some new stencils she had with The Crafter’s Workshop and she asked me if I might like to receive some to play around with.

Well, yeah!

 

The Crafter's Workshop Stencils

 

They were even prettier than I remembered and these designs are right up my alley!

Rebekah asked if I would like to be part of a blog hop today sharing her new stencils with the creative world and I jumped at the chance to help promote a friend.

The problem was that I couldn’t just pick one stencil to work with.

So I had to use them all!

 

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My husband had cut several pieces of plywood into 6″x6″ squares for me to use on another project so I grabbed four and they were the perfect size.

Then I applied 2 coats of gesso.

 

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While the gesso dried I went digging around in my supplies to see what else I had to use.

I found several bottles of Plaid Liquid Leaf in Brass, Copper, Gold and Silver and painted each board with two coats.

Once that was dry I gave each board a coat of Liquitex Matte Gel Medium and let that dry.

For the next step I sprayed the back of the stencils with some Aleene’s Temporary Adhesive and adhered them to the plywood.

 

The Crafter's Workshop Stencils

 

 

I used some Heavy Body Liquitex Acrylic with a good stiff brush to cover the plywood.

Some of the stencils have a lot of detail so the stiff brush helps to get paint into the details.

While that was drying I rummaged some more.

 

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And found a rubber stamp and Staz-On in Timber Brown.

I stamped right over the stencil in several places on each piece.

Then I found some Perfect Pearls Mist and Dylusions Ink Sprays and gave each board a mist of a couple of colors.

More drying.

 

The Crafter's Workshop Stencils

 

 

And then once everything was dry to the touch I carefully removed the stencil.

 

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In a few places the sprays got under the stencil but I like the way it looks.

Using the heavy body paint really raised the paint level above the Liquid Leaf giving each board some great details.

My youngest son thought they were tiles… which is just what I was going for!

 

The Crafter's Workshop Stencils

 

 

The red on is my personal favorite.

The only down side is that my son now thinks they belong to him and he should have them for his room. He really likes them.

Am I the only person who has trouble with their kids wanting their art?

I guess it’s a good problem to have, right?

 

 

I did a little shopping for you and found some of the products I used in this project and added them to the amazon.com widget below.

Please note that this is an affiliate link and I may be compensated if you choose to purchase something. 

 

 

Disclosure: Some product in this post was provided for my use. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

 

 

Would you like to see what some of the other people made with Rebekah’s wonderful stencils? Check them out here!!

Rebekah Meier

Madeline Arendt

Ann Butler

Cheryl Boglioli

Lisa Fulmer

Beth Watson

Tammy Tutterow

Eileen Hull

 

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22 Responses to “The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils by Rebekah Meier”

  1. Katie B.
    April 18, 2014 at 5:01 am #

    Wow, that is a wonderful compliment from your son. :) Beautiful work. Love these new stencils and want them all! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

    • April 18, 2014 at 11:33 am #

      Thanks Katie. I love the stencils too. Can’t wait to play with them some more. :)

  2. jpscraps
    April 17, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    These are fabulous! Although I really like them all the green one is my favorite. :)

  3. April 16, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    I wish my kids wanted my artwork! They don’t even want me to send them birthday cards ;) Young men eh! I love what you achieved with your experiments.

    • April 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

      Thank you Joanna. I guess I’m a really lucky mom. All four of my kids like getting and giving handmade things.

  4. April 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

    Oh, brilliant!! Love, love this idea!!

  5. April 15, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Great project, Vicki. I am finding that I love using wood as a substrate for so many things! Love this collection!

    • April 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      Thanks Cheryl. Yeah, wood will definitely hold things that canvas never could. It’s a great substrate.

  6. Sue Chesley
    April 15, 2014 at 2:22 am #

    I love how you did this! They make a perfect set and they are great together…I must make a set like this! Thank you for sharing!

    • April 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

      Thank you Sue. I hope you’ll share a photo of yours! :)

  7. April 15, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    really cool technique with the stamp and mask – a perfect quad!

  8. Ann Butler
    April 15, 2014 at 1:09 am #

    I love how these turned out and showcased Rebekah’s stencils wonderfully.

  9. April 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    Vicki,

    I love that the stenciled design is not perfect and that the paint leaked through. I am with your son. These are awesome!

    • April 14, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

      Thanks Rebekah. I’m glad you like them! :)

  10. April 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Awesome! Um, I’d say let him make his own tiles LOL!

  11. Denise
    April 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    I love how you used the stencils. When I saw the photo of the four paintings at the top I thought they were tiles also. I would display all four together. And no wonder your son wanted them! :-)

    • April 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      Thank you Denise! Yeah, he’s thinking he will swipe them all and hang them together too. You BOTH have great taste. HAHA! :)

  12. Norene S
    April 14, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    I Love what you did with the stencils, Vicki! What a wonderful compliment your son paid you too by wanting them. What a surprise that the red one is your favorite–not :-).

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Thanks Norene! You are beginning know me pretty well. :)

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