She did…..

Howdy Crafter’s Workshop fans….
Lynne Forsythe here to share another project.
I’ve been playing with some new paints and
texture mediums….what better product to use
then The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils!!

She Lynne Forsythe

I used TCW478s ~ Beaded Curtain


and TCW2059 Layered Flower Bits


I wanted to try both a stencil and a fragment with
Perfect Paints and various surfaces.

She Did by Lynne Forsythe

Canvas Corp Brands ~ Kraft Cardstock
Canvas and White Canvas.

She Did by Lynne Forsythe

the results!!
What is your favorite medium to use with your
Crafter’s Workshop Stencil???

Pearl Plaster ~ Shimmering Moon
Shimmering Matte Acrylic ~ Rainstorm
Thickening Gel Additive

Moroccan Inspired Canvas Purse

Hello! Tami Sanders here today with a project using several of the new stencils to share with you.

The Crafter’s Workshop released a bunch of FAB NEW stencils at the winter CHA, you can view them all here: WINTER 2015 CHA RELEASE

I had a plain canvas purse that I wanted to embellish. I went through the new designs and found the new TCW2066 Eye Bits Stencil…

The Crafter's Workshop - Balzer Bits - Doodling Template - Eye

It reminded me of a graphic version of a “Moroccan”-style eye, so I went back through the stencils and pulled out stencils that I thought would work for a Moroccan theme…

TCW524s TattingThe Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Tatting

TCW502 Impressions

The Crafter's Workshop - 12 x 12 Doodling Templates - Impressions

TCW525s Screen Print

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Screen Print

TCW541s Believe Script

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Believe Script

TCW553 Stone Rings

The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Mini Stone Rings

TCW554 Butterfly Collage

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

I mixed and layered the stencils inking the designs with ColorBox Crafter’s Inks. I used Spun Sugar Smooch Spritz to add some “distress” to the project. Then I heat set the designs to set the inks.

The eye design was added to the center, filled in with the Crafter’s Inks, then Izink for some shimmer and finally outlined using a fine tip brown sharpie.

Some natural cotton fringe was tinted using ColorBox Archival Dye Ink Sprays. The fringe was then glued along the bottom of the purse and a row of vintage sequin trim added for a little more bling. As a finishing touch, a few scraps taken from “junque” vintage jewelry were attached to the zipper pull

Here is the finished bag…

moroccan bag canvas purse - use WM

I’ve put together a Snapguide that shows how you can make this Moroccan-Inspired Canvas Purse yourself. The guide includes both photos and written directions as well as a complete supply list. You can view it here: MOROCCAN INSPIRED CANVAS BAG

thanks for visiting the TCW Blog!



Tami Sanders

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Burlap Purse with Embroidered Patterns

Hello! Tami Sanders here today to show you another great way to use TCW templates. I’ll show you how to use the wonderful TCW designs to embellish home decor, clothing, accessories and more with embroidery!

For today’s project, I’ll be turning a burlap pillow cover from 7gypsies Canvas Corp Brand into a retro-look satchel purse. I was hoping that I had received the round pillow cover like Lynne used in her Textiles and Templates post back in June. I was envisioning a drawstring type purse made using that form. BUT… I didn’t get the round form, I got a rectangle form. But i STILL wanted to make a purse!

So I played with it awhile, turning it around and folding it this way and that. And then, with just ONE simple fold, I figured out how i COULD turn this pillow cover into a purse! A retro-style satchel purse with a fold over flap.

With that figured out, all I needed to decide on was how to embellish it. I had a HUGE STACK of new templates to play with, so I started there, pulling out ones I thought would work for this project.

The weave in the burlap looked like it would work well with embroidered designs. And I remembered shopping bags I’d seen in Mexico that had black outlined designs filled in with wool embroidery designs, so I used those colorful images for inspiration.

With my plan in place I got to work, and here is my finished pillow cover turned purse… heart art purse - snapguide - wm I’ve put together a step-by-step how to guide to make this project yourself on Snapguide: Embroidered Burlap Purse With TCW Templates

You can view ALL the brand spanking NEW! stencil designs here…


I’m sure you will find some designs that inspire YOU to create!

Supplies Used:

THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOPThe Crafter’s Workshop: TCW469: Brush AlphaThe Crafter’s Workshop: TCW488: Viva La Art and The Crafter’s Workshop: TCW2049: Heartstrings Frag

OTHER: 7gyspsies: Canvas Corp: Rectangle Burlap Pillow CoverBeacon’s Fabri-Tac or Quick Grip GlueAssorted Colors of Cotton Craft Embroidery ThreadTapestry NeedleBlue Painter’s TapeVintage Buttons and Vintage Buttons 

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Creating with “Misfits”

As a Designer, I accumulate many “Misfits”,
pieces parts that never made it onto a creation…
flowers, leaves, textiles etc.
Every once in a while I like to have a free create time
using my “Misfits”!

Here are three ATC’s I created!

Love for a Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe

I began with (3) Canvas Corp Brands ~ Canvas ATC’s.

Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe

Using The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Texturized Template
and Distress Markers along with a bit of spritzed water,
I created my background to my ATC’s.

Here is a close up of the ATC’s,
I just love the effect I achieved when I spritzed the
Distress Markers on the Canvas ATC’s.
HINT: Spritz the backside of the Canvas ATC’s,
especially if you will be drying with a Heat Tool.

Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe

Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe

Love for A Lifetime by Lynne ForsytheI then pulled out my “Misfits” to complete my ATC’s.
Here are my finished little Darlings!!

Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe

Love for A Lifetime by Lynne ForsytheLove for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe

Hope you enjoyed my free create and I encourage you
to whip up something using your
and The Crafter’s Workshop Templates!


Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Textiles and Templates

I LOVE using textiles in my creations….
vintage fabrics, lace, burlap and canvas
are among my favorites.

So…..when I received my Canvas Corp Burlap Pillow Round
I couldn’t WAIT to play with it!!
…..and here is my finished product!

My Life Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI do have to say this was my first try at stenciling on burlap….
I was very unsure of how it was going to work
due to the weave of the fabric and the density of the fibers…
but I was going to give it a try anyways!

I chose the Crafters Workshop ~ Quatrefoil Reversed 12×12 template and
a bit of Precious Metal Effect Paint ~ Mother of Pearl
and a makeup sponge,
…..can I say…. it worked WONDERFULLY!
Just a hint of color on the Canvas Corp Light Pink heart….PERFECT!

My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI just LOVE how it came out!

My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheNow when it comes to stenciling on canvas….
to me…..that is easy peasy!
I used the Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Chickenwire Reversed 6×6
and Sketch Grid 12×12
and applied small amounts of
Precious Metal Effect Paint ~ Gold
with a same makeup sponge.

My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheMy Heart Pillow by Lynne Forsythe

I accented the pillow with
Mother of Pearl Buttons and 7Gypsies Hardware and Metals.

My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI finished off my pillow with a Canvas Corp Burlap flower
accented with
more 7 Gypsies Hardware and Metal and a big ole Mother of Pearl button
and LOTS of hand stitching and Multi Medium to hold it all together.

My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI haven’t decided yet if I am going to stuff it and use
it as a pillow or hang it on my wall….
WHAT do you think??

I hope you have enjoyed my experiment….
may just have to TRY this AGAIN! Crafters Workshop Design Team