Stencil Fun With Fiber Paste

Hi everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you a fun way to make some embellishments using your TCW stencils and fiber paste.

Here’s the page I made.

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Do you see the word “Art” in my title and the green leaves? I made those using fiber paste and TCW482 Vineyard and TCW488s Viva La Art stencils.

To start you’ll need fiber paste, your stencil, and a non porous surface. I used a clear plastic sheet (I save the plastic sleeves that package the TCW stencils).

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Wipe a generous amount of fiber paste over the vines then lift the stencil up. Let the paste dry. When the paste is dry you can peel off the shapes from the non porous backing and this is what you should have.

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These shapes have a great texture and organic look to them!  Also, you can leave them white or color them. I used Twinkling H20s to paint mine.

MiaeRowe_TCW_Nature's Art (7)Such a simple way to make so many different textured shapes for your projects!  And before I forget, I used TCW454 Speciman and molding paste on the background of my page to build my page up. Here’s some close ups:

MiaeRowe_TCW_Nature's Art (4)MiaeRowe_TCW_Nature's Art (2)MiaeRowe_TCW_Nature's Art (3)Have a creative day!


The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team


Molding Paste & The Stick Flowers Stencil

BlogPostHeaderHello!  My name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I’m the designer behind the Balzer Designs line of Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I love stenciling and I’m delighted to be sharing that passion with you!  Look for posts from me on this blog once a month.

I love using molding (also known as modeling) paste through my stencils!  Today I’m going to show you two projects that use the exact same technique with the exact same stencil.

First up: a scrapbook page.  I’m usually known for my super bright and colorful projects, but today I wanted to share a layout with you that’s mostly monochromatic.  In fact, the only colorful thing about it is the background paper.



I used molding paste through the Stick Flowers stencil…


…over an old piece of patterned paper that I no longer liked.  By mostly masking the paper, I turned it into something that I now love!

I used the same technique on my art journal cover!


This time I used gold molding paste over a background that was painted red.  A super duper easy way to jazz up the cover of my journal with very little effort.

Molding paste is a great way to make your stenciling really stand out!  And I particularly like how it looks with a stencil like “Stick Flowers” that has plenty of open space to let the molding paste shine!

Talk to you again next month!

xo Julie


{Give Thanks} Thanksgiving Decor

Hi! Tami Sanders here today with a decor project for Thanksgiving.

One of my favorite TCW stencils for fall is TCW368s Mini Pattern Leaves, the shapes and designs are so pretty. I made up lots of leaves using the stencil to embellish a vintage book…tcw give thanks book - wm

The leaves were first embossed on a light-weight kraft cardstock, then spritzed using ColorBox Spritzers in Lemon Drop and Pumpkin Pie. For a little shimmer, they were also spritzed in a few spots using Spun Sugar Smooch Spritz.

After the leaves dried, they were cut out and the embossed areas were inked using Mudslide ColorBox Archival Dye Ink. The edges of all the leaves were distressed using the same ink as well…

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The book was opened to the center and pressed down to “crack” the spine and help the book lay flatter. Each half was glued to the covers. The right hand page was carefully pulled loose from the spine and then the center of the page was torn out to make room for the sentiment. The loose page as well as the left hand page were inked around the edges using Mudslide Dye Ink and Harvest ColorBox Chalk Ink. The page at the right – once the loose page had been removed – was inked at the center with Harvest Chalk Ink. The left hand page was also inked at the center using Harvest Ink. The sentiment was added using TC47 Perky Letters and a brown pen…

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After tracing the torn out center of the page onto chipboard, the page was adhered to the chipboard and mounted back in the book using 3D squares. Then the leaves were slightly crumpled, arranged and then adhered to the book. A raffia bow finishes off the piece.

thanks for visiting the TCW Blog!



Tami Sanders

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Easy Christmas cards

Hi there, Sanna here again with an easy Christmas card background idea. All you need is two pieces of blue cardstock, a stencil and some white spray ink (of course you could use other colours too, if you prefer!).


Place the stencil onto the piece of cardstock and spray some white spray ink over it. This will create the first background pattern (the paper on the left). Then take the wet stencil and carefully place it over a second piece of blue cardstock and use a paper towel roll or a brayer to press the image onto the paper. Make sure the stencil and the paper do not move, otherwise you will not get a proper image. Then carefully lift the stencil from the paper. You now have a negative image of the stencil and a fun background pattern for your cards.


These are the two cards I created with the blue inked and stenciled paper. I also added some modeling pasted stencil images to create more interest and detail to the upper card. These modeling pasted pieces are leftovers from the “two of a kind” layout I did for the 1 Stencil 4 Ways post here.


For my last card I also used some modeling pasted leftover pieces and additionally pressed the leftover ink from a stencil onto the background. I had used the small “Beaded Curtain” stencil with some blue Distress Ink and now just sprayed the inked areas with some water spray and then pressed the leftover ink onto the background.

I still have plenty of that blue cardstock left, so I can go on and make some more Christmas cards later.

Hope you like the idea! Have fun!
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Beaded Curtain (12×12 & 6×6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Blazonry (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Spray Ink – Dylusions
Pens – Signo Uni-ball white, Stampin´ Up!
Stamps – Studio Calico, Stampin´ Up!
Stamp ink – Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Glue – Aleene´s
Other – Rhinestones, Sequins

I Cut Up My Stencil

Hi Karenliz here. Yes, I cut up my stencil. I can’t believe I did it. Sounds crazy right? Let me explain.

You ever have a stencil that you love because of one design on it? Well this stencil I always seem to use the square and circle frames on mixed media projects. It already has perforations so I cut out what I needed. Here is my stencil, TCW474 Hand Drawn Frames.  Let me tell you it was hard to do.

Karenliz_TCW474This is the 12×12 stencil. I keep my 6×6 six together. Below you can see I used the circle frame to create some texture on this tag.


After the modeling paste dried I added acrylic inks, scrap paper, pieces of embellishments, string and the butterfly is from Prima.


I don’t recommend cutting up all your stencils. I cut this one because it didn’t ruin the all the frames. I can still attach the two missing frames with a little tape to use it as one stencil again.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
Blog: My Creative Endeavors