Monday, November 14, 2016

Martha | Handmade Gift Box

Hello friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Handmade Gift Box that I made using the Wave Twist Petite ST-821 Stencil. It is a dual border stencil that you can use in many ways and today I used it to decorate a plain white box that I bought in a craft store. Take a look at my decorated gift box:

After I bought this box, I noticed that the material of the box is a little shiny so the ink didn't fix well. That is why I decided to paint the outside faces with gesso and let it dry before starting the easy process. This box came plain, so I needed to assemble it. With the box plain I secured the stencil Wave Twist Petite over it using Rebecca Baer Masking Tape and applied two colors of Distress Ink on the free areas of the border that I want to use. I used Mowed Lawn and Candied Apple. I moved and secured the stencil around the entire box. Then I sponged all the borders with PowderPuff Milk Chocolate Chalk Ink. Simple and fun! To decorate the top of the box I created a flower with the Flower Frency Bigz Large Die from Stampin Up and the Leafy Branch die cut from DieNamites. I tied a metal button with some thick thread and pasted all the pieces with dimensional.


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope my project inspires you for the upcoming holidays and you'll be able to hand make gifts for your friends and family members!
See you soon!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Susie | Stenciled Gift Box

Susie here today with my last project as a member of the 2016 Rebecca Baer Design Team.  Just in time for the holidays, I wanted to show you how easy it is to create a unique and beautiful gift box.

I found this 13" square fabric covered box at a local craft store and thought it would be perfect for holding a wedding album I was creating as a gift.  It was a little plain so I decided to add just a little detail with Rebecca's large sized Jamboree collage stencil.

I centered the stencil on top of the lid and held it in place with washi tape.

I chose 3 different shades of ink in the same color family as the fabric on the box because I wanted to create a subtle tone on tone effect.  These are very fast drying inks.

I applied the inks through the stencil using a blending tool.

When I removed the stencil I thought it still needed something around the edge.

I replaced the stencil and then just inked around the outside edge, creating a frame for the details on the center of the lid.

I added flowers, pearls and a chipboard word from my stash.

I love how it turned out!  I think the gift box is just as pretty as the gift I will be placing inside! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

  Materials for Stenciled Fabric Gift Box:
  • Rebecca Baer Designs Jamboree Stencil - Large, ST-1216
  • Fabric covered box
  • Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks - Antique Linen, Biscotti, Warm Sand
  • Want2Scrap Fancy Chipboard Word - Memories, small
  • Want2Scrap Le Creme Swirls Finesse
  • Recollections Fabric flowers
  • Ranger ink blending tool
  • Embossing ink and powder
  • Washi tape

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Karen | Wintry Painting Duo

I love to paint snow scenes.  The Snow Flurries Stencil by Rebecca Baer really captures the delicacy of the snowflake. 

The 16x20 painting below I had already painted my background and went over the 5.75x5.75 Snow Flurries stencil with white paint pretty heavily.
The Snowman below I used the Snow Flurries stencil (size 5.75x5.75) in the background using glazing medium with white paint so you can't see it until the bottom.
 I wanted the bottom design to be darker so I used the glazing medium with the Ultramarine blue paint to stencil the Snow Flurries stencil.  I blended the darker blue into the background.
 This is my last post on Rebecca Baer's design team.  I have so enjoyed using her intricate stencils and especially the brushes!!  I hope you've been inspired to shop with her and find your own stencils to use in your designs!
Thanks so much Rebecca for great DT year!!

 "Church in Winter" by Karen Conner

Karen Conner “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.”---Stanley Horowitz

Monday, November 7, 2016

Marie-Christine | Art Journal Inspiration

Hello crafty friends!

Today, it is Art Journal time with the lovely Rebecca Baer's stencil Harlequin Damask"" ST612 Small Size.

I used the stencil for my background with Distress Inks.
I cut some funny Christmas scrapbooking papers, some stamps, silver dots and snow texture.

You can find some others beautiful stencils at Rebecca Baer's shop.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Shilpa | Background Resist Technique

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here, with my last post as Rebecca Baer design team member 2016.

I am sharing background technique tutorial.

I kept Rebecca Baer Jamboree stencil Large 11.75" x 11.75" watercolor paper tag and applied Ranger distress glaze through stencil. and let it dry completely.

Next I applied distress stains Fossilized amber, mowed lawn and mermaid lagoon  on craft mat and sprinkled water on to it.

I turned tag into colors and swiped... distress glaze resisted distress stains reveling beautiful stencil design.

I added texture with bit of text stamping in the background. Cute bird is stamped image colored with distress stains. 
I love the way it turned out !! 
Hope you are inspired to try this technique with Rebecca Baer stencils!!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Irit | Cards & More!

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my final post as Rebecca Baer's DT member.
It was great time on this team and I really adore all delicious stencils I used.
So in this post I decided to show you all projects I made with Rebecca's stencils and not posted in her blog.
I made those projects for other design teams or just in case. I used Rebecca's stencils on all of those projects and most of them even have full tutorials  in my blog that I am going to link here.
 So please welcome those projects and get some final stencil inspiration.
The first one is a mini book with full tutorial and I used Marakesh Small stencil for the cover.
I know that not much is seen after the cover was embellished, but you still can feel the great dimension of this cover because of the stencil use.

 And here is a full tutorial link to this project.

I add one single photo with the stencil to show you here too.

 Here is a card that I made using Rebecca's Snow Flurries Small stencil as the background and it's also with a full tutorial here.

The next one is an art page made with two stencils and a full tutorial again here.

I used Flights of Fancy Medium stencil on the left side and Dragonfly Fantasy Medium on the right side of this art page:

You can see the use of stencils on one of tutorial's photos:

And now for the puzzle art board made with one of my most favorite stencils- Mosaic Medium one.
Again, there is a full tutorial here for you to see.

And one of the tutorial's photos with the best ever stencil:

This Mixed Media card was already in print in Scrap N' Stamp arts print magazine and yes, Enchanted Vine  stencil is a star of this card.

So as you can see you can do whatever you want with those fantastic stencils: mini book covers, cards, altered art and actually the sky is a limit.

I want to thank Rebecca Baer for the lovely time on this team and for her best ever stencil I am going to use more and more in the future.

See you all  over the virtual land!