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:

Sanna Lippert

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!

Streaky bay layout

Kelp forest TCW498

Kelp Forest TCW498

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

Adding an arty feel

Hi everyone, Beck BT here again with another layout.  This time I went a little out there with my colours really featuring one of the extra versatile stencils in the new release.  I just LOVE these stencils that have the different number of patters in them perfect for layering to create interest in your background.  Here is the layout I created, and below a little more about what I did, supplies used as well as video so that you can see how I used the stencil on the layout. Art brings us together tcw This is the stencil I used on this layout – yes only one stencil created all that interesting background!  TCW488 Viva La Art Capture   Here is a link to my video for you to see how I used the stencil

I really had fun adding the pops of colour on this one with the stencil.  I actually only used the 6 x 6″ size but as the pattern is a repeatable one I was able to match it up and continue the pattern.  You can see this very clearly in the video.

The ‘ART’ word was perfect for this layout as you can see by the rest of the title.  I created the title by adding black gesso through the ART word on the stencil.

The pops of metallic goodness were created with my Tinby Designs Metallic Melts I applied this by inking through the stencil with a Tsukineko Brilliance ink pad in Sky Blue, lifted the stencil and then sprinkled the metallic melts over, added the excess back into the jar and then heated to melt. I just LOVE how all the stencilling takes centre stage on this layout because of the bold colours used.

Here are some up close pictures of the stencilling on the layout

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Happy Creating!

xxx Beck BT

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member