Friday, August 2, 2013

Original Stencils for Mixed Media, Gelli Plate Printing, Tags, Etc.

I'm so excited to be finally offering some of my originally designed stencils in my Etsy shop. There will be many more to come, but here's a taste...

These numbers are "Pottery Barn inspired". In case you haven't noticed, I really like numbers and letters. I threaten HubbyDoc that if he stands still long enough, he'll have a number slapped on his forehead.
These are my loves. I adore keys, and these are my original designs. Remember the key table? These are  individual stencils or masks, which are fun because you can put them exactly where you want them, like arranging them on your Gelli Plate in combination with other stencils, or using them as masks on tags. These range from 7.5" tall to 2.5". 
This is my 7x9" stencil. It is intricately cut with my trusty Black Cat Cougar. You won't find this anywhere else, peeps.  

And, here's a 6.5x7" key stencil. I think this is my favorite.

So, feel free to visit my Etsy shop. When you purchase a stencil, convo me and let me know you read my blog, and I'm likely to throw in and extra little goodie for your crafting adventures.
Thanks again for visiting my blog. I'm blessed to have people who are interested in what I do.
Fondly, Tami

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shabby Chic Junk Journal

So, I've been having a great time making items for my Etsy shop. I LOVE creating things, but what makes them even more special is creating them for other people, whether they're used as gifts or retail items. Here's my latest:

I'm a true fan of white on white-ish. This made me smile.

The heart medallion is melted UTEE, the flower is stamped, and the key is rubbed with white gesso. Gotta love gesso.

The elderly woman is an old picture (transferred onto the page) of my great great grandma, Ma Kelly, who lived to be 103 yrs. old. Little did she know she'd end up on Etsy.

I used a wide variety of techniques in this shabby chic book. Way, way too much fun.

It was made from a vintage Do-It-Yourself encyclopedia.

I fashioned a tag with a pocket.

The book included clips, crinkle ribbon, hand-painted papers, glitter, modeling paste, glass bead gel, stamped images, etc., etc., etc. It was hard to know when to stop.

Lots of texture.

Vintage buttons.

Pearl pens, corrogated cardboard.


Altered chipboard elements

Printed canvas and hand-painted papers

Stamped images, embossing powders, rhinestones, vintage measuring tape

Twine, distress paint

Distress glitter

More embossing, crinkle ribbon, and my signature Howsewears key image

Printed canvas back

I hope you enjoyed the "tour" of my book.