Favorite Tattered Angels and Stencil Technique

I had a hard time trying to pick just one technique or material that I use in my Tattered Angels Projects. I figure over the last 2 years that I have been on the Design Team I have made at least 80 projects…wow! Since this month we are sharing favorites and the places we create I narrowed it down to my absolute favorite.

I love stencils and to create my own backgrounds with Tattered Angels paint products. I have done several posts about this but here is a quick look at what I do to create them.

I love using Strathmore watercolor paper because it absorbs Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist so beautifully, and with the texture of the paper the glimmer really pops once the paper is dry,

I then grab my stencil collection and assorted colors of Mist & Chalkboard…don’t think too much about colors…grab your favorites! I prefer The Crafter’s Workshop stencils…they just are perfect! By the way I do embrace Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s motto…

Start by creating a background with 3 or 4 Tattered Angels colors…no stencils yet. Let dry thoroughly {I usually allow them to dry overnight}. Grab your favorite stencils to start creating the second layer of colors. Adding different colors and shapes to your plain background.

Here are 4 papers that I just finished. I don’t worry too much about the designbecause I know that I will be cutting them up for various projects.

To give you an example I used my Vagabond and Sizzix Dies to create various tags that I’m going to finish decorating for Christmas gifts. I then cut some shapes from various Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. The remaining paper will just wait for the perfect project to come along.

I’m going to share one small corner of my studio…right now it is the cleanest but I will be back to share the entire studio later this month. This is my Vagabond cutting station…I love that it stands all alone,  has it’s own dedicated plug and I can use it at anytime! Everything is at my fingertips and there is a separate spot for my dies, embossing folders and accessories.

Have a great week! Hope  all your holiday plans are coming together! I will be back on the 22nd to share the rest of my studio with you.

4 Responses to “Favorite Tattered Angels and Stencil Technique”

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  1. Lene Neby says:

    Love your work!!!

  2. Vicki Chrisman says:

    Oh my …. glorious COLOR!!! You have such a way with it !!! Beautiful!!

  3. Totally fabulous papers, Martha…. love what you do with stencils!

  4. Wonderful techniques Martha! Love the colors!