New stencil designs go off the page…

Hello, Today I have a couple of projects to share with you. And I would like to thank Fairfield World for supplying oly-fun multi-purpose craft material and American Crafts Bazzill for the cardstock. I used these products along with the  brand new stencil designs that were sent to me. Oh I am a lucky girl! Totally in love with the new designs. I think I squeal as I sprayed the inks over the new stencil designs.

So first up I made these storage art bags to help hold some supplies and tools. They totally add some awesomeness to my arty space.



Supplies needed for this project: Fairfield World oly-fun multi-purpose craft material assorted spray inks, stazon ink, sewing machine, sissors, pins.

Stencils used: TCW555 Art Deco Alphabet, TCW559 Triangle Sunburst, TCW570 Woven, TCW562 Shattered Triangles, TCW587 Receipt, TCW588 Moroccan Sun, TCW586 Raven Mosaic,TCW195 Brocade.

Please Note: There are no real measurements in my projects as I make everything up as I go. I use my eyes to measure. I am quite random with my projects and like to share my ideas for inspiration.

Cut a piece from the oly-fun multi-purpose craft material. Lay flat on a table grab your spray inks and stencils and go have some fun.


Here’s what it looks like after I have sprayed. Totally cool…Yeah!


Now before you clean the stencils, turn them upside down and stamp them on another piece of the fabric. How cool is that! No waste. and another cool  stencil/ink design. Allow the ink to dry.


Once the ink was dry I used the stazon ink and stencils to add extra detail.


and the end result after inking and stenciling.


I then layered each piece of my finished design onto another strip of  oly-fun fabric and used this as my backing. I machine stitched around the edges of the finished design. Trimmed the excess off, then use another piece of fabric to create a trim cuff and machine stitched this on, then I machine stitched it all together creating a  cylinder shape and lastly stitching the circle bottom on.


And now onto my next project which is another small sewing one. This time I made a very simply book. Using Fairfield World  oly-fun multi-purpose craft material and American Crafts Bazzill.



As you can see here i am backing this finished design with some of the oly-fun green fabric.


Machine stitch the finished design and backing piece together. Then trim excess.


Using some  American Crafts Bazzill cardstock trim each piece to fit inside the stitched cover. Layer all the pieces of cardstock together and place on the inside of the cover. Find the middle and run a stitch  all the way up and down a few times.


Once finished grab some  ribbon and place it in the middle, of the front cover then zig zag stitch it in place. I like to use extra length in ribbons so that I can wrap these around a few times and tie into a bow.

So there you have it a couple of fun projects made for my scrappy space. And it was awesome playing with extra products from Fairfield World  oly-fun multi-purpose craft material and American Crafts Bazzill.


I hope you were inspire to create this week.Thanks for popping by.

Leeann Pearce – The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member


Love and Peace Canvas

Hello dear friends!  This is Carmen back with you for another great tutorial. October is for many a time for Halloween and to start decorating for Autumn.  But, it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness month and to recognize it, I’ve created this 8″ x 10″  Love and Peace canvas with some of my new The Crafter’s Workshop stencils.

Love and Peace Canvas created by #breastcancerawarenessmonth

I used one stencil design in 2 different sizes (6″x6″ and 12″x12″) TCW 584s and TCW 584 Love and Peace.

Love and Peace canvas

I started with an 8″ x 10″ stapled back canvas and I knew right away that some of the segments in the larger stencil would be too big for this canvas, but I was so happy to have it’s smaller counter part to use.

I adhered a layer of vintage book pages, music sheets and scrapbook paper to the canvas with DecoArt Decoupage Matte sealant.

Love and Peace canvas created by #breastcancerawarenessmonth

Next I did a glaze of Americana acrylic paint in Soft Sage over the entire canvas to tone down the background.  Then using part of the 12″ x 12″ Love and Peace stencil I applied a mixture of DecoArt Media Line Crackle Paste and Watermelon Slice acrylic paint.

Love and Peace canvas created by #breastcancerawarenessmonth

The smaller broken heart and words were the perfect size for this canvas.  I used Mulberry acrylic for the heart and outlined it with a charcoal pencil to define the “broken heart” look.  The words were created with Light Avocado paint and modeling paste to give them more dimension.

Love and Peace canvas created by #breastcancerawarenessmonth

The larger stencil was then used for the phrase on the bottom.  Here you can see the crackle paste in detail.

Love and Peace canvas created by #breastcancerawarenessmonth

This canvas is great to give to a special lady battling with Breast Cancer.  It’s an encouraging message that can be displayed all year long.

May Love and Peace fill your heart, even when it’s broken

Love and Peace canvas created by #breastcancerawarenessmonth

So, don’t be afraid to mix and match the same design stencil in different sizes.  It can give you a totally new look and so many more options.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial for The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team.

Please come back soon for more inspiration!


El Dia Del Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Sugar Skull

Hello All!

Design Team Member, Keri Sallee, here!

Today, I am so excited to share with you my newest project for The Crafter’s Workshop!

Recently, I have become OBSESSED with a show on Spike TV called Ink Masters, where fellow tattoo artist battle it out to win $100,000. One of my favorite episodes is when they all had to tattoo Sugar Skulls.

If you’re not familiar with what a Sugar Skull is…it is a decorative skull that is used in a Spanish day of remembrance called El Dia Del Los Muertos or The Day of the Dead. It is a time for the people of the Spanish culture to remember those who have passed on.

Sugar Skulls are known for their symmetry  and ornate designs.

Here is my take on a Sugar Skull:


For this project, I used 3 stencils:


I used both the 12×12 and the 6×6 of “Daisy Buzz” and “Elegant Motif.”

I also used the Spiderweb Fragment:

Ronda Palazzari Spiderweb SF

I made this video tutorial to take you step by step through the process!

Here are a few closeups:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project and it inspires you to try something new!!!



TCW Design Team and Certified Educator

Combinations of green and pink…

I played with a lot of stencils lately, and want to show two of these creations in this post. They happen to have mostly green and pink colors on them. TCW background collage flower - Ellie Knol (1) Please don’t ask me to list the stencils I’ve used on this card, LOL.
What I like about this one is that, even when you sponge a lot of layers with a lot of different stencils in different colors, in the end it turns out to be a background.
So, go grab your stencils and PLAY!
The flowers are recycled from a postcard… LOVE doing that sometimes if it fits nicely on a background.


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On this card I used, YES, one grand brand NEW stencil from The Crafter´s Workshop!
At the same time it’s a NEW favorite stencil of mine, too!
The black is structure paste. I highlighted parts with a white acrylic marker.

I used this beautiful stencil :
TCW557 Lace 6×6

I also post a lot of creations with TCW stencils on my personal blog which I don’t post here at TCW, so if you’d wish to come and visit, you’re welcome!

Ellie Knol
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Bits, Fragments and Remnants with Karenliz

Hello. I’m going to show you the fun I had playing with Bits, Fragments and Remnants and here is a picture of what all the new ones look like.

You can find them and all the new stencils HERE.


These pictures are actually from a day I just played and created. I was lucky my camera was still in my art room!

I will tell you most of the mediums I used were all over my craft sheet from a previous project. I also tend to use more paint than anything but anything I do here can be done with distress inks and sponges, paint brushes and watercolors, etc., whatever you love to use.

First I pulled out my art journal. I always play in here first before I do anything. I took the Messy Script Bit (TCW2091) and placed in on my page and took a palette knife spread the heavy body acrylic paint on top of it.

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I also added some modeling paste.

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Look at all the cool texture it created. Love!

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Before the paint dried on the bit, I flipped it over and used the other page to take off the excess paint. How could you not love that look?

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I finished the pages by added the Pod Remnant, more paint, and added the words from the Mini Live Love Laugh stencils (TCW467s).

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You can also take a permanent marker and outline any of them. This one is the Berry Branch Bit (TCW2090). I traced the design on paper and cut it out. By just playing it gave a great idea for this bit. You will see that in another post.

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I decided to try this same technique with the Messy Script Bit but I didn’t cut it out.

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I wasn’t sure it was going to look okay but boy was I wrong.

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I added Color Burst in Burnt Orange by Ken Oliver Crafts and a Bat Doodle stamp from Stampendous and now I have a Halloween card.

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Here is the finished card.

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This card was so quick, easy and fun.

I hope you liked my play time with Bits, Fragments and Remnants. Did it spark some inspiration? I hope so. Now go and play!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
Blog: My Creative Endeavors