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.

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Hello there! I had been playing with the new stencils yesterday and ended up creating this playful layout about my younger son fooling around with his daddy at his big brother´s birthday party. I wanted to capture the feel of that day and added all kinds of tiny, funny, cheerful bits and pieces for decoration.

I used these 3 stencils, but always added just a little detail here and there. (These are all Rebekah Meier’s stencils.)

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Here are some detail photos:



Wish you a lovely, happy day!!
xoxo, Sanna

Winter 2014: Quatrefoil Reverse & Rose Window Stencils

Hello it’s Ronda here!  Today & the rest of this month, i will be debuting my new Ronda Palazzari Designs/The Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I am so excited to share with you these new releases, including 14 new stencils & 10 Brand New “Ronda’s Fragments.”  These new little masks pack a punch, perfect for art journaling, gelli prints, tags, project life, scrapbooking, cards, & much much more.  I have been working hard to bring you creative inspiration along with new videos!  So are you ready for the first debuts?

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This stencil harkens back to those old church abbeys with those big beautiful stained glass windows.  I love the verstality of this stencil.  With big open areas, you can use this stencil is so many different ways including paper piecing or cutting photos into a unique shape.  It’s a great template for quilters too.

Ronda Palazzari Rose Window 6x6 Stencil

The Rose Window looks great in the 6×6 size.  On the left, I sprayed the tag with Dylusions & Maya Road mists and then used white paint through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil using Dylusions.

Ronda Palazzari Rose Window 12x12 Stencil

The Rose Window looks great in the 12×12 size too.  On the left, I painted the tag with and then used spray paint through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil with the spray paint left on the stencil. Look at those great open spaces!

Ronda Palazzari The Best Card

This card was featured on Simon Says Stamp blog and has inspired another project you will see tomorrow.  I used the 6×6 Rose Window stencil with lots of bright colors.  I completely adore the look of this card!

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This layout also uses the 6×6 stencil in multiple ways.  I knew I wanted to do some paper piercing with this stencil so I selected a pattered paper and used it to build the colors.  I loved the softer distress inked images against that awesome pieced image.

Ronda Palazzari Calm Art Journal Details

And here’s a sneak of an art journal piece you will see tomorrow using the 12×12 Rose Window stencil.  Not only do you get to see this beautiful page tomorrow but I will share a video tutorial detailing how to I created this art journal piece.

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My very first stencil release with the Crafter’s Workshop included the regal Quatrefoil stencil.  It has been a favorite among many readers/consumers.  The question I am always asked since its release was “when are you going to make the reverse image?”  The answer is NOW.

Ronda Palazzari Quatrefoil Reverse 6x6 Stencil

The Quatrefoil Reverse looks great in the 6×6 size.  On the left, I painted the tag and then used acrylic spray paint through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil using spray inks.  It’s such a pretty pattern!

Ronda Palazzari Quatrefoil Reverse 12x12 Stencil

The Quatrefoil Reverse looks great in the 12×12 size too.  On the left, I used some spray inks through the stencil.  On the right tag is the reverse image of the stencil with the spray inks left on the stencil.  Those open spaces on the left would look great colored in or even pieces of patterned paper popped up.

Ronda Palazzari AM Routine

Ronda Palazzari AM Routine Details

On this layout, i used the 12×12 with a variety of distress inks.  I love those blended areas and the transition of colors.  It really creates a stellar background for the building of layers to tell my story.

Stay tuned as I will be sharing all my new stencils this month. Are you ready to see them all?  These stencils are sold online and in Brick & Mortar stores.  Ask your favorite retailer to carry them!

Ronda Signature 75x50

Thankful for all you do

Hello there! It has been  a while since my last post and I am very happy to be able to share this card (and some more projects in the future) here at the TCW blog again.

So, what are your favorite stencils from the new line? I have MANY favorites :). I will start by sharing my absolute favorite from the BalzerBits new collection. I have a thing for light bulbs :).



This card was really easy to make. I just placed the stencil over the paper and wiped Distress Ink over it (green, pink, blue). Next I taped the edges with chalkboard washi tape for more contrast and adhered the piece onto the card base with 3D foam. For additional shine I used some rhinestones and Diamond Stickles. The sentiment is stamped on white paper that I then wiped with green, pink and blue Distress Inks.

See you soon!
Happy stenciling,Sanna

Heathered Feathered Box Purse by Tami Sanders

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

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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!