How to Create an Upcycled Valentine With TCW Stencils

TCW design team member, Tami Sanders shows you how to make an upcycled valentine card using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Gelatos and scrap materials...

How to Create an Upcycled Valentine With TCW Stencils
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supplies...

supplies...

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tape scrap paper down to work surface, then lay down book page and tack it to scrap paper. lay stencil over page and tack it down as well. this holds everything steady for the next steps...

tape scrap paper down to work surface, then lay down book page and tack it to scrap paper. lay stencil over page and tack it down as well. this holds everything steady for the next steps...

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start at top of stencil with bubble gum gelato and lightly color inside the stencil - don't worry about completely filling in designs. then use guava, then lavender, overlapping the colors slightly...

start at top of stencil with bubble gum gelato and lightly color inside the stencil - don't worry about completely filling in designs. then use guava, then lavender, overlapping the colors slightly...

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dip paintbrush in water and blot on paper towel. begin blending the gelato colors within the stenciled design. don't worry about being perfect, it's ok if some of the color bleeds under the edges...

dip paintbrush in water and blot on paper towel. begin blending the gelato colors within the stenciled design. don't worry about being perfect, it's ok if some of the color bleeds under the edges...

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blended colors. do not remove stencil and set aside to dry...

blended colors. do not remove stencil and set aside to dry...

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use black pen to roughly outline design. for a more "random" look, lightly outline some areas and more heavily outline others...

use black pen to roughly outline design. for a more "random" look, lightly outline some areas and more heavily outline others...

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remove stencil to reveal background paper...

remove stencil to reveal background paper...

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find a partially blank page and tape it down to scrap paper. then tape heart stencil down to page...

find a partially blank page and tape it down to scrap paper. then tape heart stencil down to page...

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fill in areas of stencil using red cherry gelato...

fill in areas of stencil using red cherry gelato...

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use a paintbrush and water to blend color as before. work with an almost dry brush around words, holding stencil in place as you go. set aside to dry leaving stencil in place...

use a paintbrush and water to blend color as before. work with an almost dry brush around words, holding stencil in place as you go. set aside to dry leaving stencil in place...

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use black pen to outline stencil design as before...

use black pen to outline stencil design as before...

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remove stencil to reveal heart embellishment...

remove stencil to reveal heart embellishment...

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cut out heart, leaving about an 1/8" border around it. use black pen to color in border...

cut out heart, leaving about an 1/8" border around it. use black pen to color in border...

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cut shopping bag down and fold in half to form card base...

cut shopping bag down and fold in half to form card base...

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tack bag card base down to scrap paper, then tack herringbone stencil down to bag. make sure you have a complete row of chevrons at the right side...

tack bag card base down to scrap paper, then tack herringbone stencil down to bag. make sure you have a complete row of chevrons at the right side...

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outline row of chevrons at right side of card...

outline row of chevrons at right side of card...

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add a random zig zag pattern to fill in designs...

add a random zig zag pattern to fill in designs...

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finished border design...

finished border design...

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tear edges of background paper to fit on card front. leave about a 1/2" border around top, bottom and left side. the border at the right should be mostly revealed...

tear edges of background paper to fit on card front. leave about a 1/2" border around top, bottom and left side. the border at the right should be mostly revealed...

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adhere background paper to card front...

adhere background paper to card front...

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adhere heart on a slant near bottom right of card front...

adhere heart on a slant near bottom right of card front...

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finished valentine...      tami sanders * paper crafter: www.tamisanders.com --- the crafter's workshop: www.thecraftersworkshop.com --- TCW blog:  www.thecraftersworkshop.com/blog

finished valentine... tami sanders * paper crafter: www.tamisanders.com --- the crafter's workshop: www.thecraftersworkshop.com --- TCW blog: www.thecraftersworkshop.com/b…

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