Creatastic Blog Hop with Susan K Weckesser Inc-Day 1



Welcome to day 1 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop.  Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   Susan K Weckesser’s Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop.

Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page.

We have a fabulous project today by Yvonne Yam with a stunning mixed-media canvas tutorial.


Hello there! It’s Yvonne here to share my mixed media canvas using The Crafter’s Workshop TCW 481S and Susan K Weckesser’s stamp.


I started by blending some Faber Castell gelatos and water on a sheet of Basic Grey patterned paper. Then I added some texturing by using the Susan K Weckesser’s background stamp with Archival Ink .

TCW-partner-event-mixed-media-canvas-by-Yvonne-Yam6Then I applied Golden Coarse Molding Paste with The Crafter’s Workshop TCW 481S.


I finished by intensifying the colours with some Silks glaze paint and embellishments.



Yvonne Yam

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team


Don’t forget to leave a comment here and over at Susan K Weckesser’s blog for a chance to win a prize that will be given away each day!

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Hi there, Sanna here today! I´d like to share with you an easy and simple way I love to use stencils on my layouts. I love the effect you can create with them and I very often use a stencil with some modeling paste just as it is. I simply wipe the paste thru the stencil onto the background and use the stenciled details to enhance my photos. I then only add a few embellishments and/or some pieces of patterned paper, the title and some journaling and my layouts is done.


On this layout I have used the “Geometric Art Layers” & the “Random Stars” stencils. I really like the contrast on the white paste against the dark background paper. Simple and effective :).



I hope you get inspired to try some modeling paste on your artworks! Have fun!

The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
Random Stars (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Geometric Art Layers (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s WorkshopPapers and Embellishments – Studio Calico Kit
White Ink – Dylusions

You don’t have to be an artist to create journal pages!

You don't have to be an artist to create journal pages!

Good morning!  

I know many of you enjoy creating journal pages and it’s such a blessing to have the ability to join groups available online that encourage and support this endeavor and passion:)

In a few of the groups that I am apart of, it is often shared…”I’m not an artist, but I would love to create beautiful pages.”

There are so many tools out there to help anyone at any “level” create works of art…

STENCILS are just the tool!! They can be used in so many ways…today I share a few!

Below are The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils that I used.





My journaling today is in my Bible.  As Design Team Member Lydell so beautifully shared here there are endless creative uses for stenciling in your journaling.

To prepare my page for the process, I put a very light coat of gesso (you can barely see it)                   in the margin.  Doing this, will prevent any color or pen marks                                       from bleeding through the page.

Next, I took a “drug store” make-up sponge and applied embossing ink over the stencils.

Using the same kind of sponge, I “brushed on” color with a Pan Pastel…

pan pastel

the images magically appear! (I love that part)

You don't have to be an artist to create journal pages!

I added some journaling and details including some outlining using a faber-castell pitt pen (xs) and a uniball-signo pen in white.

If you don’t feel confident with your penmanship, you can type out your thoughts and print them on a separate piece of paper and tape or glue onto your page.  Another option would be to cut out the words you want from old books or magazines.

You don't have to be an artist to create journal pages!

Using images and personal lettering helps me to remember the important truths I discover as I study.  Hope this post encourages you to find the freedom to let go and enjoy your quiet times even more using the great resources found at The Crafters Workshop!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read!

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The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member

One Stencil, One Frame, Perfect Gift

Hello! Karenliz here to show you a quick and easy gift to make.

Here is the list of supplies I used:
TCW437 Texturized Stencil
8×8 Wooden Picture Frame
Acrylic Paints and Inks in Blues, Greens, and White
Liquitex Modeling Paste

When I’m thinking of making a gift I try to make it simple to do in order to do more than one.  The trick to doing that is choosing a stencil with more than one design in it like the Texturized Stencil. Just use all the designs to create a cool design. I used blues, greens and white but you can use your favorite colors.


Once the above was dry I added modeling paste, dried it for a few seconds with a heat gun then added a darker blue. The modeling paste soaks up the dark blue color. When it’s all dry I spray it with acrylic sealer.



As you can see by layering and layering the stencils it gives the frame a cool look. The holidays are approaching fast. Pictures and cool looking frames make great gifts!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
Blog: My Creative Endeavors

Christmas Tag Album using TCW Stencils

Karen here sharing a Christmas tag album that I created using TCW stencils, manila tags and inks. I love how this came together. This particular album is perfect for my 2014 Christmas pics.

Christmas Album TCW Karen Jiles II

Using various stencils adds a lot of interest and versatility to your projects. I used the Netting (TCW484s), XOXO (TCW 491s), Sketch Grid (TCW456s), and Christmas Tree Frags (TCW2045) TCW stencils to create the background for the tags. I used 6 manila tags and 2 pieces of tag shaped chipboard as the base for the album. Below, I share how I created the backgrounds.

Christmas Album TCW Karen Jiles 1

Step One: Lay TCW484 Netting stencil on top of manila tags and spray inks randomly. I used Dylusions Ink colors: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Cut Grass.

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Step Two: Lay manila tags on top of inked stencil to absorb loose ink on the surface of the stencil. The result is a reversed image. This also provides additional tags to work with throughout your project.

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Step Three: Lay XOXO (TCW491) and Christmas Tree Frags (TCW2045) stencils on top of manila tags and spray inks randomly. I used Postbox Red ink by Dylusions. Add chipboard to the chosen inked patterns and adhere. Embellish as desired.

Creating tags with stencils are a lot of fun and can be extremely quick. I love how my stencils that I chose to use weren’t all Holiday themed. I gravitated more to the color of ink choices to tie in with the Christmas theme. This also extended the use of my collection of stencils.

Christmas Album TCW Karen Jiles II

Christmas Tag Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Buttons, Metals: Paper Studios; Bookplate: Advantus; Ink: Ranger; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!


The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member