Keep it Junky!

Hello All!

Keri Sallee here and I am so excited to share my first project as a Crafter’s Workshop Design Team member.

Recently a fellow designer made what she called a “junk journal”, where she made a book that was filled with all sorts of fun different papers.

Today, I want to show you my version of  a “junk journal.”

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For this project, I used The Crafter’s Workshop “Hexagon” stencil.

Hexagon Stencil

To achieve the “cut out” designs, I followed these steps

Using your Crafter’s Workshop “Hexagon” stencil, pencil in the design.

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Using a sharp craft knife, cut along the edges of you penciled lines. Find a happy medium…too little pressure and it won’t cut through…too much and you will go all the way through your cardboard.

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Carefully lift the top layer of your cardboard from your cardboard from your image.

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If the top layer doesn’t lift all the way up, use your craft knife to loosen it more and pull the rest of it off. 

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The inside of my journal is exactly what I wanted it to be….lots of different patterns, textures and sizes.

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I can’t wait to use it and have all sorts of messy fun and bring you along for the ride!

Until next time…have a blessed day!



Supply List
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil “Hexagon”
Tattered Angels “Timberland”
Black and Blue Acrylic Paint-Plaid
Faber-Castell PITT Pen-White
D-Rings-Graphic 45
Foam Alpha Stamps-Pebbles, Inc.
Kraft Knife
Papers: Canvas Corp, We R Memory Keepers, Susan K. Weckesser, My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper

She’s a dreamer Journal page.

Hi here, Lydell with you again today, sharing an Art Journal page.

The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils are one of my staples for doing journal backgrounds, they help create texture and dimension, with out them life would be much harder! (LOL)

I started my pages with Gesso.  I used a heavy Gesso (by Pebeo) first up to cover the pages well.  (they used to be a recipe book!)

I then started adding texture with Modeling paste and other mediums to add more texture.  I used several stencils for this. Then I started adding the paint! (I used Pebeo Modeling Paste, Gloss Bindex and Raw Sand Mortar)


Then more stencils…… and more paint!!!!

I used Distress inks to create the distressed edges and I also used it through a couple of stencils to add the darker pattern.

I drew my girl and coloured her with Mepxy Markers (Alcohol markers) and graphite and cut her out.



I added her to the page and glued her down with gel medium.  I ‘grounded’ her with brown and maroon Big Brush markers.


I added more stenciling around the page and around the edges with the same brown Big Brush Marker.  Then I added my text with a Pentel Brush Pen.


and Its finished!


Loved my creative time today!

The Stencils I used on this page were…..

TCW473S, TCW320S, TCW492S, TCW438S, TCW481S

They can all be found HERE

Thanks for dropping in today!  Hope you got some creative time today!

Lydell :-)


Colour your world

Hi Everyone Beck BT here today, and I am sharing with you a canvas I created using The Crafter’s workshop ‘Gothic Romance‘ (TCW457) stencil teamed up with lots of fun Viva Las VegaStamps to create a colouful piece of art.

I stencilled using the various designs as part of the stencil.  I mixed whipped spackle with Gelatos to create the different colours to stencil with.

I used the Viva Las VegaStamps for my tissue paper transfer technique:

  1. Add some pattern tissue paper to the background using a transfer technique:
    1. Stamp some images onto the tissue paper with permanent ink any desired stamps
    2. Apply some modge Podge/gel medium/ decopage paste to the canvas (whichever you have) where you are going to add the tissue paper.
    3. Place the tissue paper over the top and then apply more paste to the top to seal it in.

This created some fun interest with the different images

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Here you can see the texture I created with the stencil by mixing some Fabter-Castell Gelatos into their Whipped Spackle and using a pallet knife stencilling.  I did this with some different colours teal and purple. Oh it was so much fun!

Canvas classI hope you enjoyed my share today and I have inspired to you to get creating!

Happy Crafting!!
xxxBeck BT


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:

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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