Breathe art journal spread

Hello there, everyone, Sanna here today with my last post. I can´t believe how fast time has flewn. I have enjoyed every second of it. This has been such a great team to be in and I am glad I have had the pleasure of being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Truly great memories!!

So today it is time for me to say goodbye and share one last project with you. As my final post I created an art journal spread using a ton of stencils (all stencils I´ve used here, are also available at Here is what I did:

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First I applied gesso on my art journal pages and let the layer dry properly.

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Next I took some semi opaque matte mist in purple, pink and yellow (by Tattered Angels) and sprayed random circles onto the gessoed surface and again let the layer dry really properly.

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After that I took various 6×6 inch stencils and started dabbing heavy body acrylic paint (by Dina Wakley) thru the stencils with a foam brush onto the background. I used turquoise, tangerine, lime and magenta here. And again after applying the paint I needed to let the layer dry – this is really hard for me as I am not very patient :).

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Then I took some profile stencils and added those in the middle of my art journal spread. I used black acrylic paint here. I wanted to add another bold pattern to go with the profiles, so I chose to use the number stencil. I again used black paint here and applied the paint with a foam brush.

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I felt that the right side profile was not standing out enough, so I colored her hair with a black Sharpie and after that I added some metallic creative medium thru some stencils onto the ladies hair. I also sprinkled some shabby white embossing enamel here and there for additional interest and then heat set the enamel with a heat gun.

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I then wanted to add some fun hashtag words to go with my journaling, so I stamped words that fit the theme of my page with a black ink and wrote the text along the edges of the spread. I really like how bold and retro this spread looks like. Here are some detail photos so you can see the enamel and creative medium details better:

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and here is my finished art journal spread:

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It has been such a pleasure being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it has been an amazing time designing with TCW stencils. And what a great team of colleagues I have had the pleasure to work with – they have all been such an inspiration! – and what a fab company to work with! I am sure the new team will rock your socks off with their artworks!! I know I am going to be keeping an eye on them and already looking forward to the inspiration they will be sharing!!

ps. a few weeks back I taped a video in Finnish about some fun and easy stenciling techniques and while I was at it, I thought, I might as well do an English one too, so here it is, just a little extra to go with my post:

Thanks for a great time,
xxx, Sanna

Canvas fun

Hi everyone, it’s Beck BT here today sharing with you a canvas using some fun Crafters Workshop stencils and mixed media products

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I had fun creating my first real Art Journal page today.  I included some of my favourite The Crafter’s Workshop stencils as well as inks and paint.  So much fun!

I used the Paint lids and reversed chickenwire stencils to create my Canvas background:

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I first added the stencilling with texture paste – I used whipped spackle and then once dry added some diluted gelatos to help add som interesting colour.  I also used the gelatos in the background.

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I also used the Today Framed Frags stencil to add some words to my canvas with texture paste.

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Here are some detail pictures so you can get up and close with all that texture!

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I hope you enjoyed my share today and have a go yourself at having fun with some texture with the help of stencils!

Happy Crafting!!

xxxBeck BT

Stencils & embossing

Hello there! Sanna here today to share a little start to finish video with you. I have used various 6×6 inch stencils on this layout and combined those with different embossing media. I hope you get inspired to try these techniques and create your own interesting background patterns!

And here is the finished layout:

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Now it´s your turn! Have fun creating!!

The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter´s Workshop stencils: Texturized (12×12 inch), Viva La Art, Star Fall, Dash Circle Dash (6×6 inch)
Sticky Embossing Powder – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Distress Glitter – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Papers – 7 Dots Studio
Embellishments – 3rd Eye Craft
White Ink – Liquitex Titanium White
Oil Slick – Tattered Angels
Black and white pen
Aleene´s Tacky Glue

A Week of Stamps and Stencils with Viva Las VegaStamps! – Day 3

Hi everyone,

We have another exciting week here at The Crafter’s Workshop as we are partnering with Viva Las VegaStamps to bring you many projects with stamps and stencils!

Viva Las VegaStamps makes and sells deeply etched pink rubber stamps. And they have so MANY different subjects, styles and patterns…I’ve been to their store before and believe me, I’ve never seen so many stamps in one place!

I decided to make layout about a place I’d like to visit but haven’t yet been to…Greece! And it’s on my bucket list!

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Photo courtesy of inObrAS from deviantart

I used stamps from Plate 880:

VLVS Two ColumnsVLVS Steampunk Flying Greek, VLVS Drunken Baby/Cherub

And from The Crafter’s Workshop I used:

TCW438 City Grid, TCW487s Alhambra, and TCW471s Positive

Here’s how I went about making this page:

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Stamp entire background using two different shades of grey.

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Mix a paste of super heavy gesso and black gesso to get grey and apply paste over TCW438 City Grid.

When paste is dry, lay down the stencil again and apply crackle medium.

When paste is dry, lay down the stencil again and apply crackle medium.

Heat emboss stamped images and cut out.

Heat emboss VLVS stamped images and cut out.

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Cut out shapes on vellum paper (I used my Cameo) and decorate them with Positive and Alhambra stencils and chalk ink.

Now you have your background and main embellishments!

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See what fun you can have with Vivs Las VegaStamps and The Crafter’s Workshop!


The Crafters Workshop Design Team




Calm before the storm

Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie here again with another layout that I hope you enjoy!  The photo in this layout featured a VERY calm photo I took while on holidays.  I thought it would contrast nicely with some yummy texture in the background.  I thought that the Kelp Forest TCW498 mini stencil would be PERFECT for this!

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I started off by inking with the new Kelp Forest TCW498 mini stencil on the background with some white ink.  I then added Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Glistening snow.


I decided a little later that the white on it’s own wasn’t enough so if you look to the picture below you will see some added copper Metallic Melts by re-heating the white metallic melts and sprinkling over some Copper and re-melting.   I also added some contrasting blue stencilling with a blue ink pad.Streaky bay detail 3

Next I wanted to add some of the same pattern to the foreground of the design.  To do this I stencilled with the blue in on a white strip of paper


I also inked the edges with some brown ink to accent it a little more.3

Here are some detail pictures of the finished layout.  As you can see I added additional texture with some gesso that I added to some bubble wrap and then when dry removed the bubble wrap for some lovely texture pieces ready to add to another layout, as well as some more pattern paper twine and bunting.

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Streaky bay detail 2  I hope you enjoyed my share today and experiment with your stencils too :)

Happy Creating!

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member