{Flutter-bye} Necklace by Tami Sanders

Hello! Tami Sanders here to share a project with you; a necklace made using the 6″ Solid Butterflies template – TCW465s

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The butterfly pieces were made using the Solid Butterflies template filled in with colored pencils on Super Sanded Shrink Film from Grafix. The colors in the designs intensify and brighten when the film is shrunk…

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Holes were punched before shrinking, and “junque” chain from a broken necklace, along with jump rings and a clasp, were used to put the necklace together.

Here are a few hints to help make creating this project easier:

  • use painter’s tape to secure the shrink film down to your work surface, then tape the template to the shrink film.
  • fill in the larger portions of the designs first, then sharpen your pencils to a very fine point to color in the smaller areas.
  • once you’ve completed your designs, use the painter’s tape to remove any pencil dust. just dab tape onto your design and pull up. much easier and safer than trying to brush off dust which may lead to stray markings on your design.

Templates from The Crafter’s Workshop come in hundreds of different designs so you are sure to find one that will work for your jewelry project. Keep in mind that the shrink film will reduce by about 50% when selecting your templates.




Easy Peasy Card Background by Karenliz

Hi Everyone! I needed to make a couple of generic cards but I didn’t have a lot of time. I needed to create card backgrounds quickly.  The best way you can create a quick back ground is take take a stencil, add ink and spray it with water.


The take your card and place it on top of the stencil for a few second and lift up. I used two new stencils TCW438 ClimbingVineRevd and TCW454 Speciman.  I just added focal images to the front and I’m done.


These were truly easy peasy! Thanks so much for stopping by!


We play


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

The Crafter’s Workshop First EVER Design Team Call

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We are super excited to announce The Crafter’s Workshop first-ever Design Team Call.   Our templates and stencils work fabulously with all art styles and with a wide variety of mediums, so we are looking for dedicated design team members that work well with deadlines, direction and have a creative spirit to best showcase The Crafter’s Workshop products.   Read below for all the details.

DEADLINE is April 15, 2015 11:59 pm EST.  Please read carefully.

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Application

We are a family-owned, independent manufacturer & distributor of some very cool templates and stencils and we are looking for new design team members to promote our amazing products. If you’d like to be part of one of the most creative and versatile design teams out there, this call is for you!!!

As a design team member for The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW), you will serve a 6-month term beginning 5/5/2014.

As a part of the The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team you will receive…

  • A variety of The Crafter’s Workshop products and advance releases of new TCW products when applicable
  • Endorsement fees for published layouts
  • Amazing products from Preferred Partners throughout your term

Your responsibilities a part of the The Crafter’s Workshop Team will be:

  • Effective and timely communication.
  • Good project photography skills – clear, properly exposed photos are mandatory.
  • 2-3 projects per month consisting of (but not including all every month) blog posts on TCW blog and your personal blog, and Preferred Partner/Blog Hop projects. These dates will be provided to you through our editorial calendar. Tutorials – either video or step-out are always appreciated.
  • Keeping your personal blog up to date and hyperlinking The Crafter’s Workshop at every opportunity. Using and hyperlinking Preferred Partners product is also required.
  • Active participation in TCW Social Media channels ie Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google + and YouTube involvement. Social Media is big in the industry and we want you to be a part of it!!!
  • We encourage submissions to magazines and publications.
  • Special projects as per requested for shows, catalogs, promotional items and trade shows.

If you are interested in being a part of a fantastic team, please send the following information in a single email:

  1. Name, address, daytime/evening phone number and email address.
  2. Do you consider yourself a ‘niche’ crafter i.e. Do you only create layouts, cards, DIY, mixed media art, home décor, fabric art?
  3. Short biography.
  4. Links to any online galleries, blogs, social media channels ie Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and video streams ( YouTube, Ustream, Vimeo)
  5. List or attached resume of other design teams you are or have previously been on.
  6. A brief paragraph letting us know why you would like to be a part of the The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team.
  7. 3-5 examples of your work that will best showcase what you will bring to TCW table. (Layouts, cards, altered art, mixed media, sewing projects, crafts etc.) Make sure to list any special techniques you’ve used with TCW stencils .  Please no photos bigger than 500kb each.
  8. Anything else you feel we need to know about you.

Please submit your application to cheryl@thecraftersworkshop.com by April 15, 2014 with “The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Application” as the subject. No late submissions will be accepted. New members of The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be announced by May 5, 2014.

Rose Window Resist & Calm Art Journal Page

Ronda Palazzari Calm Art Journal Details

Last week i shared with you with my Rose Wheel Stencil (TCW 423).  Today i want to share with you a resist technique using the 12×12 stencil in my art journal.  i really love this stencil for the open areas and the elegance it brings to any project.

Ronda Palazzari Calm Art Journal

Here’s a look at the full page.  I love the colors peeking through the “stained glass window.”  I could wipe away more of the black paint from the window but i kind of like the sooty look for this particular journal piece.


In the video, i first collage the page using vintage papers, music sheets, and old book texts.  i then use heavy body acrylic paints and a translucent medium with a palette knife.  i hope you enjoy the video!

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