Sunny Layout about True Love

Hi everyone!

It is Tanya. Today I have sunny layout that I made with my lovely The Crafters Workshop stencils for my dear friend. I used mists and black gesso for the background. Lets see!

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Do you interest how I create my background!? I have a few photos of process.

1. I choose paper with black and white pattern. Then I covered a part of paper with white acrylic primer

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2. I prepared 2 stencils The Crafters Workshop:





3. I added color on diagonal with mist:




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4. I made texture with black gesso and stensil



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5. Then I again added  color on black surface




6. Some stamping:





7. And finally – black mist:





My background is ready!




I used scrap paper, chipboards, vellum and die cuts for the layering and buttons, drops and sequins for the accent in my LO



Have a great day!

The Crafters Workshop products:



Tanya Palamarchuk

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

An altered butterfly book …

Today I’d like to share how to easily change the cover of a dummy book!

This is how it turned out:

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A step by step tutorial:

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Start by sanding the cover really well to get rid of the gloss, and so the gesso in the next step will have some grip to it .

TCW boek blauwbruin crackle stencil vlinder  (2) Paint the cover with white gesso, front and back!  Leave to dry…

TCW boek blauwbruin crackle stencil vlinder  (3) Paint the cover with brown acrylic paint… it doesn’t have to be all covered, a distressed feel to it is OK. Leave to dry.
Paint the cover with (quick) crackle medium. Leave to dry.

TCW boek blauwbruin crackle stencil vlinder  (4) Paint the cover with white acrylic paint, it will immediately start to crack, so add your paint in one streak, don’t go over the same spot twice. It doesn’t matter if the paint doesn’t get on evenly, it adds to the distressed feel of it!
Leave to dry…

TCW boek blauwbruin crackle stencil vlinder  (5) Spray some color onto the book. I used a custom made pearl spray. Leave to dry.

TCW boek blauwbruin crackle stencil vlinder  (6) Stamp some script (Magenta Style) onto the cover with a black permanent ink.

TCW boek blauwbruin crackle stencil vlinder  (7)  And now for the fun part:
Add structure to the cover with the Butterfly Collage stencil :
add structure paste with a palette knife.
Leave to dry. 
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LOVE this stencil, I will be using this one a lot!
Hope you like it!

See you next time;
Ellie Knol
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


TCW554 Butterfly Collage 6×6

a little canvas art… happy

Hello to all the crafters workshop fans. Today I have a wee project that you could whip up quickly. And if you know me by now you will see I really am a circle girl!  Ok so let take a wee look at the project and then grab some supplies and get busy!



project 2 - july lp 3project 2 - july lp 1project 2 - july lp 2I am in love with this stencil – 12 x 12 doodling Template Parasolsproject 2 - july lp 4 Step 1: Place Parasols stencil on canvas and use some texture paste.  Peel off and allow to dry.project 2 - july lp 5Step 2: Now we have a fabulous  design from the Parasols stencil. It will give dimension to our canvas also.project 2 - july lp 6Step 3: Use an assorted of inky sprays randomly. Allow to dry. Cut out some random circles from scrappy card stock and place on inky canvas.project 2 - july lp 7Step 4: Using a black ink, spray all over a few times. Allow to dry and lift the hand cut circles away. project 2 - july lp 8Step 5: Once completely dry use a white gel pen and doodle around each circle to make it pop. Then simply embellish your canvas with a simple word. Maybe it could be your word that you wish to focus on this year.

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For me I wish to be simply “happy” …: thanks for popping over today and I hope you were inspired!

Leeann Pearce … design team member for “The Crafters Workshop”


Family Layout

Hello everyone!

It is Tanya here. I have a layout today. This LO about me and my lovely children. They are all my inspiration and life.


I used many paints and stencils by The Crafters Workshop. I have many photos of process.

I started my work with The Crafters Workshop Doodling Template TCW2059,  watercolor paper and embossing inks




Then I pressed the template to a sheet , sprinkle embossing powder and baked



I drench paper  with water


And added color with mist

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After drying I saw resist-effect


Next step – I added new color to my project. I used color texture paste with The Crafters Workshop stencil  TCW552s.

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I decided to add black color for the contrast. I used also TCW 2081 and mist

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Some shtamping, splash of incs and my background is ready

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Then I added a lot of layers of different materials – lace, paper, cloth, cutting


Also I used TCW 2063 with black liner

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Do you love sequins as me?


So in final I added  white splash and sequins and my LO is ready





Have a great day!

The Crafters Workshop products:


TCW 2063

TCW 2081


Tanya Palamarchuk

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Stenciled Wrapping Paper

Hello stencil lovers!  Jenni here today to share my use of both the 12×12 & 6×6 Daily Buzz Doodling Template to stencil my own wrapping paper.  In sifting through my stash of paper to wrap my nieces birthday gift, all I found was a mix of Christmas paper and baby pink papers.Stenciled Wrapping Paper_TCW_June 2015 (19)This is the stencil I used below, along with a roll of light kraft paper I keep on hand for the kids’ art projects.

DaisyBuzzStenciled Wrapping Paper_TCW_June 2015 (18)I used a combination of the two different sized stencils and three different Distress Inks to make a random pattern of flowers all across the paper.Stenciled Wrapping Paper_TCW_June 2015 (3)Stenciled Wrapping Paper_TCW_June 2015 (8) used the same Distress Inks to color a white shipping tag.   I used one of the larger flowers and some iridescent pearl modeling cream to stencil on top of the tag.Stenciled Wrapping Paper_TCW_June 2015 (11)Stenciled Wrapping Paper_TCW_June 2015 (16)  Below are the boxes I wrapped with some twine and tied my tag onto the bow.Stenciled Wrapping Paper_TCW_June 2015 (26)

I will definitely be using more stencils to customize my own papers in the future.  Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!

Stencils used:

TCW528 – 12×12 Doodling Template – Daily Buzz

TCW528s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Daily Buzz

Jenni Calma – The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member