How to Create a Mixed Media Piece Using 1 Stencil 2 Ways

by Keri Sallee

I am always looking for ways to use products for multiple uses. Today...I want to show you a mixed media piece i made, using 1 Stencil by The Craft Warehouse 2 different ways.


  • The Craft Workshop Stencils-Blazony
  • Crate Paper Portrait Collection Kit
  • Crate Paper Storyteller Collection
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Primros
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Chartreuse
  • Faber Castel Gelato in Gold
  • Paper Doily by Wiltons
  • Mod Podge by Plaid
  • Gold Acrylic Paint
  • Archival Ink by Ranger-Brown
  • Foam Stamps by Claudia Helmouth
  • Misc Stamps
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Lace
  • Butterfly Embellishments
  • Misc: Dress & Flourish Felt Embellishments
  • 11 x 13 Canvas Panel
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

    Step 2

    choose your background paper and trim to fit. since my panel is 11 x 14, and I am using 12 x 12 paper, I had to trim and add a bit.

    Step 3

    We are going to be using our stencil 2 ways. First, we are going to cut shapes using it. You can do this by either (A) Using a craft knife OR....

    Step 4

    Tracing the shape and.....

    Step 5

    And then cutting it out. This second way is better for those who are scared of cutting their stencils, but the first was is faster. Cut 10-12 pieces in different patterns.

    Step 6

    Build your background! tear various patterns and sizes of papers. I like allowing some white core to show because it adds instant interest and depth. Remember: Mod Podge goes under/over your paper

    Step 7

    Layer our cut out shapes so that you have a nice contrast of patterns next to each other. Adhere down with your Mod Podge.

    Step 8

    Layer your doilies and allow to dry. Then, using your stencil and acrylic paint, paint your shape in various areas on your canvas. Once the paint it dry, add accents with your gold gelato.

    Step 9

    Grab your gold acrylic paint and your foam stamp. Stamp circles in 3-5 places, allowing some to hang off the edge of your canvas.

    Step 10

    Using your gold paint again, lightly swipe your paint brush across your canvas.

    Step 11

    It's time for Color Shine!!! Lightly spray 3 areas with the Chartreuse (remember to shake the bottle first!) Use a heat gun to speed drying.

    Step 12

    With the Primrose, shake it well and then remove the cap. Use the tube to flick it on to your canvas. Lift your canvas and lightly tap it down to allow the drops to slide down. Use your heat gun again

    Step 13

    Now it's time for stamping!! I LOVE my huge harlequin stamp from Stampin' Up! It adds a great grungy detail when lightly stamped with Brown Archival Ink by Ranger.

    Step 14

    A Good flower stamp (I think) keeps with the girly feel of the piece.

    Step 15

    I LOVE a good flourish.

    Step 16

    Just a friendly reminder...always hit Archival Ink with a heat gun to set it and make it permanent.

    Step 17

    for my centerpiece, I used a black felt dress form and matching flourishes. I layered lace over the "skirt" and added a butterfly I made with Mod Podge melts and painted.

    Step 18

    My title was made by stamping the quote, cutting it into strips and lightly edging them with gold and blue gelato.

    Step 19

    I hope you enjoyed my project today!