Stencilled Onesie

Tami Sanders over at the Clearsnap blog did this adorable onesie using our stencils.  Here is her blog post:

Hello! Hostess Tami here today with a Spring-y project perfect for your baby girl.

A bouquet of colorful flowers were stenciled on a onsie using Crafter’s Ink and a template from Crafter’s Workshop…Crafter’s Ink is perfect to use on your wearable art projects as it is permanent when heat set, and comes in 14 fashionable colors. Crafter’s Inks are super creamy pigment inks that can be used on a multitude of surfaces including wood, clay and fabric just to name a few.

Pairing Crafter’s Inks with a template from Crafter’s Workshop is an easy way to transform a t-shirt, jeans or in this case a onsie from plain to fabulous in under an hour.

After taping the template down to the onsie, ColorBox Stylus & Tips were used to apply and blend the inks on the fabric. A bow and a few buttons complete the look…

Do think safety when altering or designing clothing for babies or young children. Trims and buttons must be WELL and SECURELY sewn, and checked often for any looseness to prevent them from becoming a choking hazard. This is true for any project intended for our little ones – toys, bedding, etc.

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  • Scissors, Cardboard and Masking Tape


  1. Insert a piece of cardboard a little larger than design area inside onsie.
  2. Tape template down to front of onsie with masking tape at corners.
  3. Begin applying inks, using Stylus & Tips. Make sure pad is well inked but not saturated, then work onto fabric using small circular motions being careful not to get ink under template. You may want to use one hand to hold template in place while you ink with the other.
  4. Continue adding colors and working to fill in designs on template. Don’t worry if you get ink outside the outer edges of the template, that ink will be blended later.
  5. After you have filled in all the portions of the design you wish to, carefully blend inks together in the areas between the flowers, then remove template.
  6. Using the Stylus & a clean Tip, gently work to blend inks in outside the edges of the template. Add additional ink if needed to create a “box” of blended ink around the design and to blend areas inside the design if needed.
  7. Allow ink at least 30 minutes, then set iron to setting that corresponds to fabric type. Leave cardboard in place, and cover design with clean white copy paper and begin to iron design. Iron each area several minutes to heat set ink. 
  8. Sew on buttons and bow trim to finish.

We’d love to see your altered wearables on our facebook page! If you create something fun and unique using Crafter’s Ink, please show it off!

Thanks Tami!!!!!!!

Stencil Hop: Wedding Ring

I’m going to let Julie Fei-Fan Balzer present today’s Stencil Hop as only she can….

It’s stencil hop time, baby!  I present to you four fantastically talented women:

These ladies are going to be showing off the Wedding Ring stencil:

Here are a few examples of what you’ll find during your blog hop:

Jaime here – to read all about how/why this is a “Wedding Ring” stencil, click here.

If you’d like to win the Wedding Ring Stencil in 6×6 and 12×12 leave a comment on Julie’s blog answering the following question:

What is a craft/art supply you’d like to learn more about?

 Now go and visit the four other blogs in the hop for some awesome inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis, one of our favorite (favourite) Canadians created this layout. It was featured in the Canadian Scrapbooker Backstage Pass blog with Jackie Ludlage.

Can you see the Stars and Circles template in purple? I know you see the Reversed Chickenwire!! (One of our faves here at TCW!!)

Click here to read Karen’s post on the Canadian Scrapbooker blog, and click here to see more of Karen’s work on her blog!!

Gesso and Stencils

I really like how April pulled together a bunch of different elements into this layout. INCLUDING using our Woodgrain template with gesso (pronounced JESS-oh).  Here’s a great photo how-to:

Apri* To create part of the background for this layout, I started by placing a wood grain template on top of a sheet of cardstock.

* Then I used an old itunes card to swipe a thin layer of gesso over the template. After I made sure all the cracks were covered, I lifted the template off the page and set the cardstock aside to dry.

Click here to see the entire post by April.