Tea Party Favor Bags

Hello everyone. Shanna here with a fun quick goodie bag project. I got the inspiration from my daughter as she loves to have tea parties. I love drinking loose leaf tea and thought finding a way to share that with others would be really fun.


So I got these cute bags from Hobby Lobby and thought giving them a TEA makeover would be perfect for slipping some tea into.

I played with my watercolor pencils, 3D Matte Gel Medium, and my Teatime Remnant Stencil (TCW2082).

Check out the Snapguide Tutorial I created to show you how to make your own “Tea Bag” party favors.

 Thank so much for stopping by today!!
Shanna Shands… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Revamp an old craft table… grab those stencils!

Hello there… it’s Leeann here with a revamping project for all of us to do. I have this old craft table sitting in the garage and I normally cover it with a cloth and paint away. But not this week I decide to clear it and give it a wee face lift, with the help of a few stencils  from the crafters workshop which also arrived this week too.

Here’s what stencils I used: 12 x 12 Word Association

12 x 12 Cathedral of love

12 x 12 Repeating Pods

12 x 12 Windmills

Other materials: Assorted house or craft paints, brushes, rollers, masking tape, cloth for dusting, electric sander.

Step 1: I start with an old painted table using some masking tape to secure a few of the stencils in place. I also wanted a few different colored stripes.

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 Step 3: Use a roller and carefully roll over the stencils. A couple of coats and allow to dry.

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 Step 4: Once the paint is dry remove masking tapes and stencils. Grab your electric sander and whizz over the top a few times.

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 This is the result of a sand… love it!

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 Step 5:  Grab a another stencil and add just a wee touch more in a few random spots. Allow to dry and give a wee sand to blend in.

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 and again the end result. Its kinda cool don’t yay think.

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 Here she is… my revamped crafting table! I wont be covering this with a cloth and I  can’t wait to add more color to this as I go.TCW project 3 008 Thanks for popping by and I hope you have fun playing with your stencils this weekend!

Leeann Pearce   xxx


Mask your Masks Technique

Welcome to Friday! This is Rachel Kleinman here to share a fun technique to try with your TCW masks (or Bits and Fragments). So let’s mask your masks!


This card uses three TCW stencils and is quick to put together…


Start with a Bit or Fragment and a patterned stencil. I’m putting the design on a piece of white cardstock (4″ x 5.25″) with my Rock Crystals stencil on the bottom and the Sugar Skull Bit on top.



I taped the Sugar Skull to the cardstock to keep it in place. Now I inked around the mask onto the cardstock, being careful not to get any ink inside the Sugar Skull. I added a second ink color in a similar shade to add some depth to the background.



Remove the Rock Crystals stencil and position the Sugar Skull Bit back into the masked spot. Tape the mask down so it doesn’t shift and trace the outline.


Now go in with two colors of ink and blend inside the Sugar Skull Bit. I used a yellow and pink to blend the pattern easily.



To finish my card base, I added some black modeling paste through the Word Associations stencil to make the word ‘imagine’. Once the paste dries just add it to a folded card base and it’s finished!



Since the technique was so simple I threw together another card…


For my Dream card I used Daisy Splash as the background and Hot Air Balloon Fragment for the mask.


After creating these cards I see my Bits and Fragments in another light! I hope you give this technique a try to create some unique cards and art journal pages with your masks. Happy stenciling!

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 2053 – Sugar Skull Bit

TCW 527s – Word Association

TCW 2075 – Hot Air Balloon Fragment

TCW 552s – Daisy Splash

TCW 522s – Rock Crystals

Memorial Day Art Journal Page

Hi Friends!  Carmen Whitehead here with my first post for The Crafter’s Workshop 2015 Design Team!  I have a simple art journal page for you today, but this technique can be used to create a canvas, wood pallet canvas, or even a card.

We have so much to be grateful for in this country.  I am a naturalized citizen of the United States, I was born in Cuba, but chose to become a US citizen.  Coming from a Communist country I have a great appreciation for the freedoms we have here and I’m so thankful for the men and women that have served our country to give us those freedoms.

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This sentiment on this art journal page is one of my favorite.  It absolutely takes bravery to join the military and put your life at risk to protect our country and the freedoms that we enjoy.

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I started the page with some gesso, then scraped on with a plastic card some DecoArt Americana acrylics in red, white and blue to create the shape of the US flag.  I used The Crafter’s Workshop stencils  TCW512 and TCW547 for the adding detail to the stripes and  Balzer Bits Star TCW2055.  The sentiment was written with Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen in black, and the smaller stars with my new favorite white maker, Molotow paint marker

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So, this Memorial Day take a small break from the barbeque and festivities and say a special thank you to the men and women that have given us this sacrifice.

Make sure you check back often to The Crafter’s Workshop site for more inspiration and projects!

Thanks so much for visiting!



The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

create – Documenting Creativity Itself with Stencils

Happy Wednesday crafters!

After sifting thru all the new stencils, I knew I HAD to use this one called ‘Flow Chart’ to document my journey into Art Journaling!

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I just love the graphics, the scale and obviously the word ‘CREATE!’

The Crafter's Workshop - 12 x 12 Doodling Templates - Flow Chart

I started with a photo of some text play from my journal and the 12×12 ‘Flow Chart’ stencil.

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I am a little obsessed with ombre colors and this allowed me to use lots of mists while keeping the color palette to just a few tones.

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I started with the darkest color at the top and worked my way down, holding the mist farther away towards the bottom of the page.

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After the misting dried, I used black distress ink to stencil some of the numbers and postmark from the ‘Mini Ravenscape’ stencil over a few of the misted blocks of color.

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I used this delicious gold embossing paste over a couple words from the ‘Mini Word Association’ stencil to add some texture.

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I punched a few pieces of patterned paper to lay over a couple of the color blocked areas as well.

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Finally, I layered some more patterned paper, tracing paper and gold thread under my photo and tucked in a couple other embellishments.

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Some doodling, washi and black India ink splatters finished my page!  I know this is a stencil that will be getting lots of use!!

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Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  Hope you are inspired to create and have an amazing day!

Jenni Calma – The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils used:

 Flow Chart – TCW508

Mini Word Association – TCW527S

Mini Ravenscape – TCW529S