Art supply caddy

Hi, everyone! Today I wanted to share a project that so many of us can use since buying art supplies is an obsession we share!

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsI found the 4-pack holder in my stash and decided to dress it up to hold some of my markers, pencils and pens on my art table. It is a simple process and didn’t take much time at all.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsThe first step I took was to paint the background with some of my favorite green acrylics using a very slip-slap technique to create a mottled effect.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsI then applied Liquitex modeling paste to create texture with two stencils. I used the Mini Butterfly Collage stencil and the Mini Tatting stencil for the designs. I let the modeling paste dry for a couple hours.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsUsing a dry brush, I added metallic green and silver to both the background and the texture paste, concentrating the silver on the texture paste designs.

Art supply caddy made from a recycled 4-pack using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • #artsupplies #organizing #stencilsTo finish off my art supply caddy, I painted the inside and bottom with black acrylic. I added touches of black and bronze on all the edges of the caddy with a dry brush. The final touch was to add splatters of bronze over the entire piece. It is a sweet, simple addition to my art table. The stencil designs are the star and really needed very little embellishment added to make them stand out.

Thanks for joining me today!


The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Stencil 2 ways – Getting creative in more ways than one!



Hello… Today I created a quick and simple page using two stencils from The Crafters Workshop. I used the stencils in two ways. The first was using texture paste and the second was using a pen to doodle the image design.


So lets take a wee lookie at how I created this fabulous page!

Stencils used:

– 12×12 Doodling template believe script 

– 6×6 Doodling template mini patterns


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Step 1: Grab the 12×12 believe script stencil and place on background paper, then swipe some texture paste over the stencil. Remove stencil.

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Step 3: Copy and paste  or save my hand drawn doodle feathers to your computer and print out.Top Step 4: Grab your watercolor paints and color each feather.TCW project june 005

Step 5: Once you have colored each feather grab the 6×6 mini pattern stencil and place over the feathers and doodle trace a pattern on to each feather.TCW project june 006

Step 6: Cut each feather out and add machine stitching for added texture.TCW project june 007Now  all you have to do is put your page together. Have fun creating this week!


Leeann Pearce … Design team Member for “The Crafters workshop”



Embrace Imperfection Canvas with Amy Prior

Hi Crafter’s Workshop fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing a canvas made using lots of gorgeous Shimmerz paints and of course the Crafter’s Workshop stencils.

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Lots of gorgeous layers of texture, glimmer and shimmer on this canvas including chipboard from Blue Fern Studios.tn_Embrace Imperfection2

I have got a process video for you all showing exactly how I have decorated the Prima Marketing Resin Artefact pieces and the layers of detail on the canvas itself. tn_Embrace Imperfection3

For this canvas, I have used the Crafter’s Workshop TCW541S – Believe Script, TCW536S – Postcard, and TCW537S – Tiled Flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed watching this process video! Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior…The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Fly Away – Art Journal

Hi there crafters and Happy June!

I am sharing an Art Journal layout I made using 6 different stencils, inspired by butterfly stencils and a lyric from the amazing James Morrison.  I am new to Art Journaling as we know it now, but have always kept a journal or sketch book within hands reach.

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Below are the stencils I used on my project!

TCW541S – Mini Believe Script

TCW551 – Chlorophyll

TCW5545 – Mini Butterfly Collage

TCW521 – Whimsy Garden

TCW526S – Mini Fly Away

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I started with several different mists on my pages and misted them heavily with water let them blend naturally and give a watercolor effect.

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I used the 6×6 Mini Believe Script stencil and some dark brown mist on a neutral wood grain paper.

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I hand cut circles in varying sizes out of the misted paper and arranged them across the pages.

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I used an ink blending tool and black ink with the ‘Chlorophyll’ stencil to “bookmark” the edges.

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Using matte medium, I adhered the stenciled circles and to seal both pages with an even coat.

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One of my favorite new stencils is the ‘Mini Butterfly Collage.’  I used it to add an iridescent modeling cream over the tea stain like circles.  Using washi tape to mask of the butterfly in the center of the larger circle, I added them around all the patterned paper.

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I also used some tiny wood alpha stamps to stamp out my song lyric in a wavy pattern around the spread, ending the phrase with a larger, bolder font.

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Using a plain white modeling paste, I added different sized butterflies and dragonflies to each circle using both the ‘Whimsy Garden’ and the ‘Butterfly Collage’ stencil again.  Once the modeling paste was dry, I painted them with watercolors and gelatos.  Originally I was fairly loose and let the paint drip and puddle, but later went back and cleaned them up a bit.

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Then I just doodled and played with markers and paint pens in curvy winding lines around the words and circles.  The black and white reminds me of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ by Tim Burton.

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Finally, I added more doodling and markers around the butterflies and misted the title using the ‘Fly Away’ stencil in the bottom right corner.

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The last thing I did was to drop some ink splatters across both pages.

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One of my favorite inspirations for anything creative is music!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  Hope you are inspired to create and have an amazing day!

Jenni Calma – The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


Desert Garden Painted Canvas

Good afternoon crafters and Happy June! This is Rachel here today to share a stenciled canvas I created for my father.


My dad has always been a big lover of desert plants and has quite the collection of succulents on the patio. This canvas makes it look like I have a lot more talent than I really do, all thanks to the beautiful Desert Garden stencil (don’t ya love that about TCW stencils?!).


I started with a 4″x4″ block canvas that I covered with vintage dictionary paper. I added some simple background pattern with yellow paint and the TCW Impressions stencil. I didn’t add much to the background because I really want to make sure the Desert Garden scene remains the focus.


I used some Whipped Spackle texture paste over the Desert Garden stencil and let it dry overnight before I began painting.


I used a variety of Twinkling H2O watercolors to paint over my scene. I used these paints because they aren’t as translucent as other watercolors, and the colors are so bright and vivid, just like these plants. I painted the first layer of colors and let dry completely before blending in the second shading color…


The picture above shows the plants painted with all the layers of color.


I used another image from the Impressions stencil to add a little more design to the background and the sides of the canvas.

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I sprayed the canvas with some finishing/fixative spray to seal the watercolors and this canvas is done! I love the texture that the canvas has with the crumbled dictionary paper and the texture paste from the stencil.


I think it’s ready to ship in the mail for my dad! I hope you give this technique a try to make some of your own artsy canvases!

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 520s – Desert Garden

TCW 502s – Impressions