TCW Stencils Seen Around the Web



Imagine Crafts always has great project inspiration on their blog.  We sent their team a few stencils to play with and love the projects they have been sharing.   Here is one that you should definitely check out by Isha Gupta.

Click on photo above to go directly to Imagine Crafts website and scroll down to Dragonfly Thank You for instructions on how she created this gorgeous card using our Dancing Leaves stencil.

Imagine What is Possible with Karenliz

Hi Karenliz here!

Today I’m using the Mini Palms stencil to decorate a small 5″ x 5″ wooden frame. The project takes time but it looks so good when its done.

I painted the wooden frame black and then I traced the stencil on the frame.


Using a scrap of deli paper I traced the stencil on the back. The tricky part is to trace the stencil using the opposite side so it matches what you traced on the frame. Then slowly using matte medium I attached each piece to the frame. It did take time to do and its best to half the frame and wait for it to dry and then continue.


Although it took time to piece the stencil design on the frame, it worked out perfect. Like I said anything is possible with a stencil.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Heathered Feathered Box Purse by Tami Sanders

Hello! Tami Sanders here with a VERY inky, VERY layered altered purse project to share with you…

heathered feathered purse - tsanders wm

This purse started out as a plain, wood, box purse, then layers of inks and designs were added. The inks were heat set after each layer to avoid blending them into each other.

The first layer was a nice, base coat of white acrylic paint. The first layer of design was added using the 12″ Moroccan Tiles template - TCW385 and ColorBox Mix’d Media Inx in Mossy and Verdigris applied using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips. The next layer was made using the 12″ Scallop Flower template - TCW366 and Adobe and Leather Inks. Next, the 12″ Art Is template - TCW261 was inked randomly using Adobe and Leather Inx. Then Mossy Inx was rubbed lightly over the entire purse using a sponge. When dry, the purse was distressed with sandpaper, with heavier “distressing” around the edges.

The raised feather design was created using the 12″ Fancy Feathers templateTCW389 and Golden’s Coarse Molding Paste applied with a palette knife. The paste was allowed to set and dry overnight. It was then tinted using touches of the Vintage and Verdigris Mix’d Media Inx as well as ColorBox Squash and Mudslide Archival Dye Inks from the refill bottles mixed with a little water and applied with a paintbrush.

Holes were drilled in the top of the purse, and wire and beads were used to make the handle.

Think DIMENSION with The Crafter’s Workshop templates and Molding Paste!


Altered Corkboard by Tami Sanders

Hello! Tami Sanders here to share a project with you; an altered corkboard featuring the 12″ Moroccan Tiles template – TCW385

color squared cork memo board - tsanders wm

This 12 X 12 corkboard started out as 4 – 6 X 6 corkboard squares and a 12 X 12 piece of chipboard. Each corkboard square was inked with different areas of the Moroccan Tiles template. Vintage, Patina, Wisteria and Peaches ColorBox Mix’d Media Inx were used for this project and were applied using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips, then heat set.

The corkboard squares were adhered to the chipboard with a ribbon hanger to complete the piece.

This project would be great for your home office, or maybe as a gift to send off with a new college student.

When you look at your templates from The Crafter’s Workshop, think of different ways to use or layer them. The tiles on this template were not used individually, but the inner quadrants of 4 tiles were used instead.


Circles Flower Card by Tami Sanders

Hello! Tami Sanders here today with a card featuring two templates from The Crafter’s Workshop to share with you…pretty petals card - tsanders wm

The background for the card was created using the 6″ Quatrefoil templateTCW381. White cardstock was spritzed with Sunkissed Smooch Spritz first and allowed to dry. Then, with the Quatrefoil template in place, the cardstock was spritzed again using Limolicious with touches of Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.

The flower was made by by punching 8 – 1 1/2″, 5 – 1″ and 1 – 3/4″ circles out of white cardstock that had been spritzed randomly with Sunkissed, Limolicious, Splash and Wine Berry Smooch Spritz.Then when dry, layered with the 6″ Peacock Doily template  - TCW 403  and spritzed with Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.

The paper strip embellishment was cut from the darker area of the spritzed cardstock. All pieces were arranged and mounted on a 5 X 10 kraft card base folded in half to make a     5 X 5 card.

Sentiment was stamped using Poolside ColorBox Archival Dye Ink and lace and rhinestone trims finish off the card.