Present tags & stencils

Hi there, today I´d like to share with you some quick and easy tags I created. They are perfect for little presents and also can be added as decorational elements to different kinds of artworks.

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I first took a piece of watercolor paper and created multi-colored backgrounds with Distress Inks and water. After that layer was dry I mied some texture paste together with various acrylic paint colors and then just started adding the paste onto the watercolor paper pieces.

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After that I added some ink splatters here and there in various colors that matched the color scheme of the particular tag. I then went and added all kinds of decorational elements and even stamped some sentiments to my tags. Finally I just added a piece of ribbon on top. While I was at it I created quite a few backgrounds at once. It is kind of addictive once you start.

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For this last tag I just changed the texture paste to embossing paste and mixed it together with some green glitter. Once the paste is dry the glitter will not come off and it is much more cleaner and easier to work with the glitter once mixed together with the paste.

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I also glued some of the backgrounds onto card bases to create a series of small cards. I used some stamp images to highlight the cards and added a suitable sentiment to go with the image.

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On projects like these I like also to use up some older stash. For example the big flowers are ones I bought when I first started scrapbooking and that is a while back. When you mix and match you can use up quite a few older products at once :). I hope you give this idea a try! Have fun!

Happy creating,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter´s Workshop Stencils – Positive, Persian Gate, Vineyard, Coptic Impressions, Alhambra, Labyrinth, Kasias Letters, Random Stars, Netting, Sea Creatures, Abstract Leaves
The Crafter´s Workshop Fragments – Filmreel Fragments
The Crafter´s Workshop Balzer Bits – View Master Bits
Ink – Distress Inks by Ranger
Archival ink – Ranger
Acrylic paint – PaperArtsy
Spray ink – Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
Stamps – Dina Wakley for Ranger
Other – Brads, Flowers, Ribbon, Glue

Wall decor and stencils

Hi there! Today I´d like to share with you a 6×6 inch canvas in pastellic colors. I find that this particular piece would make for a nice Valentine´s or Mother´s Day present.

I used the “Indian Leaves” 12×12 inch stencil on the background as well as on the pink flowers.

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First I treated the canvas with white gesso and when it was dry, I added some light texture paste thru the stencil onto the background. When the paste had dried up, I sprayed some Glimmer Mist colors (pink, purple, blue and green) onto the background and let the colors dry properly. When the background was all dry, splodged some darker pink color spray here and there for additional interest.

Sanna LippertWhile the spray colors were drying, I took a piece of watercolor paper and inked the pattern thru the stencil onto the paper and cut circles in various sizes. I then inked the edges of the flowers with the ink blending tool and scrunched each circle up a bit. Then I layered them to create flowers and added a brad in the middle.

After that I just needed to glue the flowers down onto the canvas, add some stenciled, fussy cut leaves (created with the Mini Abstract Leaves stencil), rhinestones and a stamped, fussy cut sentiment onto the canvas. Sanna Lippert

Here is close-up on the finished piece. I like the happy and cheerfull end result. Can you tell, how much I am already looking forward to spring? :)

Have a lovely, creative day!
xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Indian Leaves, 12×12 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Abstract Leaves, 6×6 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Glimmer Mist (pink, purple, green and blue) – Tattered Angels
Distress Inks – Ranger
Stamp – Technique Tuesday
Rhinestones - Zva Creative
Other – Texture Paste, Brads, Glue, Palette knife

Mixed Media Beach inspired board

Hi Everyone,

Beck BT back again with another share.  I was away on my holidays and our holiday got unexpectedly extended, well for the boys and I anyway… We have been having so much fun at the beach, that well I seem to now be doing through my ‘Beachy’ artistic phase LOL While we were away the Caravan park helped up out moving our caravan so that we could stay longer (I had no car for a week) so I thought it nice to give them a little something to brighten up their VERY new office as a way of saying thanks.

Beach canvas

The stencils I used on this board are these divine beach inspired stencilsTCW495SeaBubbles

TCW495 – Sea Bubbles 6 x 6″ stencil


TCW496s – Sea Creatures 6 x 6″ stencil

I have even created a short video for you showing you how I applied my stencilling to the background.  I just love layering different patterns and textures.  I teamed up the layering in the background with some carpet tape adding some great varied textures and patterns to the finished piece.

After I had my divine beach inspired base, I then embellished it in the main with products from Kaisercraft’s ‘Sandy Toes’ collection – it was just perfect!

Here is another detail picture so you can see all that lovely stencil texture!

Beach canvas detail 1

I hope you enjoyed my share today and are inspired by your surroundings as I was when I created this.

Happy Crafting!!
xxxBeck BT

Textures with TCW

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Hey there crafty peeps Rita Barakat here with some monochromatic ideas for decorating! I had these hat boxes that did not go with my studio and for my display at CHA, so I decided to change them up with a little color and my TCW stencils!Jan 2015 047100
I ended up with four different color boxes. This one I did with rasberry and grape Gelatos. I used Gesso over the entire project (some of it was glossy so it really helped) then I added  a little whipped spackle with various TCW stencils. I also used textures like burlap or canvas. I colored each box with Gelatos and a little misted water.

Here are two of the boxes at CHA in green and purples. This is such an easy project to replicate I hope you will try it!

Be blessed!

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for The Crafters Workshop, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV,  Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers


A day in paradise – Stencils with Pastels

Hello there, Sanna here today to share a layout that is quite different to my regular style. The reason? I recently added some PanPastels to my stash and they are so fabulously soft in tone and color that I just needed to create a very pastellic, romantic kind of layout.

Here is what I did:

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I took a 12×12 inch piece of white cardstock, placed the “Ripples” stencil over it and wiped some PanPastels thru the stencil onto the white cardstock surface. I used purple, yellow, green, blue and orange pastels on the background.


I then went and applied some washi tape around the edgesand layered some patterned paper on the top and bottom of the page. Next I went over these layers using a grey pastel tone and the “Sea Creatures” stencil. After that I took the “Punchinella” 6×6 inch stencil and applied some golden molding paste onto the background here and there. After that I just added little bits and pieces of chipboard and other embellishments here and there to finalize my layout. This is how the finished piece looks like:

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for some close-up photos, visit my blog. Now this is a totally different kind of layout that I usually create. It has lots and lots of different layers and is full of details. I really enjoyed creating this page – from time to time one just needs to try out something new :).

How about you – when have you last created something totally outside your comfort zone?

Have fun scrapping,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Ripples 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Sea Creatures 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Punchinella 6×6 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Patterned Paper – Amy Tangerine “Stitched”
Pastels – PanPastel Pearlescent Set
Golden Modeling Paste – Lukas
Chipboard – ScrapMatts
Washi Tape – Freckled Fawn
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Golden Wax crayon – Stockmar
Glimmer Glaze Oil Slick – Tattered Angels
Other – Ribbon, Beads and Glossy Accents