Creating a Large Tag Using Hand Drawn Frames Stencil – TCW474s

Hi Karenliz here! I’m so excited to show you how a happy accident helped me create this project.

My Supplies:
TCW474s – Hand Drawn Frames
TCW478s – Beaded Curtain
Liquitex Acrylic Inks
Golden Gel Medium/Modeling Paste
VivaLasVegas Stamps
Core’dination 110lbs. Card Stock – White
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint Stamp

First, I cut the Core’dinations card stock to 9″ x 4″ and added bits of a stamp from VivaLasVegaStamps, then I took the Beaded Curtain stencil and used modeling paste through the stencil for the background. Once it was dry I used Liquitex Acrylic Ink and water and added it to the tag.  After this picture was taken, I decided to add some yellow to the tag too.



Now for the happy accident. I dropped the Hand Drawn Frames stencil full of black gel medium by accident onto my plastic paint palette. When it dried the frames were perfect to cut out and use as embellishments. I left some of the plastic in the frames to create a really cool look. To complete the large tag, I attached to frames with gel medium and added the stamped bat and a few paper punched bats.



Sometimes accidents are truly happy.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
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Fall Decor Frame


Tami Sanders here from still VERY sunny and VERY hot San Antonio, Texas. The leaves haven’t started to turn yet and there isn’t much of a nip in the air, but I’ve created a little bit of Fall for my home…

fall frame WM

I found this frame at the dollar store and added it to my stash to do “something” with. I liked the 3 windows and thought it would work well for home decor. This project is very inexpensive and simple to make; something even the kids could help with. I started with plain white heavy-weight cardstock. Core’dinations 110lb works really well for this. I layered on a few of the NEW! stencils and spritzed away using ColorBox Spritzers in Autumn colors.

For a little added texture, the spritzed pieces were given one more layer thanks to some stamps found in the Pound O’ Rubber assortment from Viva Las Vegas and ColorBox Harvest Chalk Ink.

The leaves were spritzed with only one template to keep their pretty patterns intact. But they did get a light spritzing to remove some of the WHITE!

The cardstock pieces as well as the leaves were both distressed using Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink.

The verse was added to the glass using a black permanent pen. Cut strips of burlap from 7gypsies – Canvas Corp were used as trim before the leaves were slightly bent and adhered.

I’ve made a Snapguide that takes you through all the steps of this project – including how to use the excess ink left on the stencils after spritzing to make “ghost images” for future projects.


The TCW Templates used to create this project are:

—all 6 X 6 templates…

TCW494s: Trapeziod Flowers

TCW77s: Chrysanthemum

TCW493s: Folk Art Flowers

TCW481s: North Star

TCW473s: Fireworks

TCW487s: Alhambra

TCW395s: Abstract Leaves

thanks for stopping by!

Tami Sanders

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


More Summer Stencils!

It’s Ronda here sharing with you today more of my Summer Stencils releases. I am super excited to show you just some of the possibilities of these cool new stencils & fragments!  The design team has been knocking my socks off with their creations. i always love seeing what people create with my stencils so please always feel free to share with me.  Here are some of my latest creations.  

Ronda Palazzari Spoonful

Hand Drawn Frames (TCW 474) is a great stencil in both sizes, 12 x 12 & 6 x 6.  You have so many different options with 9 different frames all drawn by little ole me.  Use them all or just use a few across your page, art journal, card, or any other crafty endevour.  These frames would also look great in your Project Life Pockets.  Don’t forget about those stitches too!  Leave off the frames and use them as a great grid layout.  i started my layout with layers of paint & spray ink dripping down the page.  I then used the 6 x 6 stencil to add frames down the colorful area and filled in with the stitches. i added in bits & pieces of patterned paper into the frames.  My little instagram photo looks great layered over the background.   Ronda Palazzari My Path

Geometric Art Layers (TCW 470) is a fun blocked stencil filled with all kinds of cool shapes & patterns. This stencil has so many uses both as a whole stencil or just using individual pieces. Those white spaces are perfect for photos if you want to use this stencil as a template for a layout or art journal page. My Path Layout uses both the 12 x 12 stencil and 6×6. Those shapes are so much fun to stack around my page. i love that big bold number pattern in black to the left of my photo. i used the triangles on the 12 x 12 stencil with my NeocolorII crayons to give the background some color and layered the small 6 x 6 stencil circles on top.  i could create with this stencil all day long!

Ronda Palazzari Hello Love

Fireworks (TCW 473) is one of those fun background stencils that’s perfect for every occasion. i love all the different shapes you can see within this stencil. Do you see the small gear like shape? The dashed lines? Mask this stencil for so many possibilities. You can be bold with this stencil like the tag below or softer like this layout. Love is a layout capturing those Colorado Sunsets. Since i wanted my photo to be the main focus point, i chose to layer the stencil softly in the background with a tone on tone approach. Did you notice the doodles with the stencil? i love those tiny black triangles sprinkled on the page!

Ronda Palazzari Seabrook

Contact Sheet (TCW 476) is such a fun stencil ready to be filled with your heart’s desires.  The openings on the 12″ x 12″ sheet are approximately 2″ x 1 1/2″, perfect for lots of photos.  Of course you can fill it with colors, patterned paper, paint, stamps, etc. The 6″ x 6″ openings are approximately 1″ x 3/4″.  On my Seabrook layout, i offset the filmstrips using black ink to stencil the image on the page.  i then added in photos and patterned paper into the sections, choosing to leave some areas blank. i loved using this stencil to add lots of photos of my vacation to this layout! 

Here’s a look at some tags using all the above stencils in the 6″ x 6″ size:

Ronda Palazzari Hand Drawn Frames

Ronda Palazzari Geometric Art Layers

Ronda Palazzari Fireworks  Ronda Palazzari Contact Sheet


Ronda Palazzari Signature

Family selfie – adding small stencilled details to a layout

Hello there, Sanna here today to share a simple idea how to incorporate small stencilled details onto layouts.

While testing the new stencils I randomly wiped some ink thru them onto a piece of watercolour paper. That is how I ended up with this 12×12 inch piece of paper full of different stencil images.

Sanna Lippert - stencils and inks

Sanna Lippert - stencil images

I was thinking I could use these images in little portions on a layout, so I first created a strong background for these images (I like colour and strong contrasts). I therefore chose a piece of black woodgrain cardstock and dabbed some white acrylic paint thru the “North Star” stencil onto the background.

Sanna Lippert - acrylic paint

Next I chose matching papers and embellishments to go with the stencilled images and colours and started creating and layering the layout. This is what my finished layout looks like:

Sanna Lippert - family selfie

and here are some close-ups:

Sanna lippert - familyselfie
(The journaling says: “We take at least one family selfie on every vacation we are on”.)

SannaLippert - familyselfie

I just love the new designs and they all work together so well!! I hope you get inspired to create with stencils!! Have fun :)

The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
Woodgrain cardstock – American Crafts
North Star – The Crafter´s Workshop
Netting – The Crafter´s Workshop
Persian gate – The Crafter´s Workshop
Fireworks – The Crafter´s Workshop
Chrysantheum – The Crafter´s Workshop
Labyrinth – The Crafter´s Workshop
Alhambra – The Crafter´s Workshop
Folk Art Flower - The Crafter´s Workshop
White Acrylic Paint
Shadow Inks – Hero Arts
Ink blending tool – Ranger
Watercolor paper – Art supply store
Twine – Whisker Graphics
Chipboard butterflies – Scrapfellow
Golden ink – iZink
Pen – K&Company & Signo Uni-ball
Flowers – Prima Marketing
Alphas - American Crafts
Other – glue

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.

Streaky bay detail 1

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

Happy Creating!

Beck BT signature

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member