Living My Dreams by Shanna

Hello again all you lovely crafters out there. I have been waiting to share this art journal piece I recently made.

Sometimes with stencils your never sure what to do with or you just want an excuse to use a pattern. Well in today’s case that is exactly what I did with this art journal.


So I used the stencil Ravenscape – TCW529 to add texture with modeling paste and more details with black paint.

I just love the texture the stencil added when I used it with modeling paste and how it pops after adding color.



Here you can see up close the stencil I used Mini Believe Script – TCW541S again with black paint to add more pops and pow to the page.


I have created a video you can see HERE with the details of how I created this page.

Thank you so much or stopping by today.

Shanna Shands

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Mini she art, using an assortment of stencils…

Hello, I hope you are all well. Today I’m sharing a little she art  using an assortment of stencils to add dimension and texture. I love creating  she art girls and these little cuties were created on 5″ x 7″ canvas boards. I’m going to give you a quick step out on how too.

But first a couple of the stencils I used:

6×6 doodling templates – mini impressions

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Impressions

6×6 doodling templates – mini butterfly collage

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Butterfly Collage

6×6 doodling templates – hourglass


The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Template - Hourglass

6×6 doodling templates – mini repeating pods

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Repeating Pods

Step 1: Grab some canvas boards any size you like to work with. I’m using 5×7 boards. Use an assortment of papers and collage, using a clear drying decoupage glue. Allow to dry.

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Step 2: Grab some texture paste and stencils. Randomly stencil all over, mix it up by using different designs. Allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 01b

Step 3: Using sprays and inks and randomly paint your inks on. Allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 004

Step 4: Use an assortment of stamps and a permanent ink and randomly stamp.28 august TCW leeann pearce 005

Step 5: Cut out each of your girls using scraps of pattern paper and glue down. Allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 006

Step 6: Paint in her skin color and hair. Add texture to her dress using a stencil and texture paste. Allow to dry.

Doodling template -Daisy window fragments

The Crafter's Workshop - Rhonda's Fragments - Doodling Template - Daisy Window Fragments

6×6 doodling template – mini daisy splash

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Daisy Splash

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Step 7: Color your stencil design in using ink. Add a short quote using random sticker words. Painted a flower in hair and allow to dry.28 august TCW leeann pearce 008

Step 8: Once everything is dry. Add the rest of your details using gel pens, rub-ons, bling and stamps etc.28 august TCW leeann pearce 009

and the end result. You can now frame these canvas or send to a friend. I’m going to take these in and get postcards made up and send some hello’s to special friends.
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Thank you for popping by today and I hope I have inspired you to have a wee play with your stencils.


Leeann Pearce… Design Team Member for The Crafters Workshop

Celebration Gift Wrapping

Hello everyone Jen here. Today’s post is on creating your very own


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My daughter’s birthday is coming up and when I found myself needing more wrapping paper I thought I would try a hand at creating my own. This is a very simple and fun way to create vibrant paper for any gift giving occasion.

Supplies needed:


Step 1:  Choose  paint for your background, then roll out your freezer paper to desired length.

(I painted on the dull side of the freezer paper) the color I used was “Alizarine Crimson”, aka. Magenta for the background.

I found using a wide foam brush worked really well when you have a large surface to cover.

Let this 1st layer dry.

Step 1 painting

Step 2: Adding stencil & color

Place the stencil ( TCW # 528 daily buzz flower portion ) over your first layer of paint.

I used “Brilliant Violet” to stencil the flowers.

Step 2 stecncil

I then alternated between painting the flowers violet and a dusty pink.

Step 2 layering color

You’ll want to paint you entire piece of paper with the stencil. You can fill in any gaps and go back over the piece with sections or different sizes of the flowers.

filling in the gaps

Here’s the full sheet-you can stop here if you like, bit I decided to take this a bit further.


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I decided to layer over the flowers with TCW # 2075 Hot Air Balloon. 

Step 3 Balloon stencil

Placing the stencil around in random places on the paper in “Buttermilk”. Really loving how you can see the layers of colors peeking through the hot air balloon.

Step 3 with balloons


Step 3 done with layer

Let paper dry, completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 4: Adding detail and outlining

I used a white paint pen and traced around each hot air balloon while giving some details to the flowers.

Step 4 adding details flowers

Here’s a close up shot.

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and the full page of painted paper

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I tried another stencil, Tiled Flowers TCW # 537

I painted the background blue then used gesso over this stencil.



I found that the freezer paper held up really well to multiple layers of paint, being flexible while being very durable, holds up to folding without even a wrinkle! Perfect to create your own custom gift wrapping.

Hope you enjoyed this post.


2015  Crafter’s Workshop 2015 Design Team


Stencil Your Own Diecuts – LOVE (& hope)

Hi everyone!  I love diecuts and using them to layer under photos or cluster together.  I thought this ‘Cabbage Roses’ stencil would be great, fussy cut to make my own diecuts.  I used a couple other stencils to create the background on a piece of vanilla cardstock.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 final

You can click below or HERE to go the video on my YouTube Channel.

I used different stencils that are linked below. (the Word Association Template in 2 different sizes)

WordAssociation TCW514CabbageRoses tinycircles

To begin, I misted the background using the ‘Tiny Circles’ stencil in teal and gold mist.  I used plain white modeling paste with both the 6×6 and 12×12 ‘Word Association’ stencil on top of the misted background.  I wanted to keep it subtle and make sure the photo and the roses were the focus.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 (9)I used different shades of pinks and peaches to color the rose petals in Distress Ink and other ink pads. I used the same technique with the green leaf stencil and cut them all out leaving a small white border.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 (7)I mounted the vanilla cardstock onto a piece of wood grained patterned paper.  After creating a cluster underneath my photo, I stitched through the border, flowers and other embellishments.  I added some other stickers and splatters to finish it off.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 (10)I hope this inspired you to make your own diecuts and embellishments using stencils in a different way!  Be sure to share your stencil creations on our Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

Stencils used:





Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!

Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Remind me of the warm summer days…

I really LOVE warm summer days. So when the colder days come : remind me of the warm summer days…

These are the colors to go with it as far as I am concerned. roodgeel stencilTCW blad collage (1)

This stencil is an all-timer… also so versatile!!!

 I am busy with a wall-hanger with this (bay branches) stencil too, but you will have to do with this card today ! :)

roodgeel stencilTCW blad collage (2)

I used structure paste and distress inks to create it.

Ellie Knol

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


STENCILs USED: (click on picture)


TCW261 Art 6x6