An art canvas with Crafter’s Workshop

Welcome back to the Blog today!  I have something to share I have been working on over the last few days.

Here’s the finished canvas.


I had some serious creative fun creating the background for this canvas.  There are many, many layers, so I will just share a few of them with you, and you can see how the texture and dimension was achieved.


I cut up scrap paper and used Pebeo Gel Medium to glue it down.


Next is torn up pieces of surviettes and then Pebeo Texture paste through TCW204s Mosaic Squares


More layers with Gesso, texture paste and black ink  I used a very versatile Template for this layer.  It is a really cool one for adding a variety of textures.  TCW470s Geometric Art Layers



This template gives a lot of options as you can see!  Very cool Stencil!


I drew the girl and coloured the Image with Mepxy Markers (alcohol markers)


I painted the sides to finish it off, and its ready to hang on my wall!

Thanks for stopping in…..and have a great day!

Lydell :-)

The Crafter’s Workshop Designer

Christmas Gift: All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Hello! Karenliz here. Are you like me? I know Christmas is coming but I’m never ready for it.  This year I decided to make a few Christmas gifts and stencils are the perfect tools to help.

I have lots of wooden frames that I picked up in the dollar bin a few years ago. I like to turn them into a home décor items that you can either hang up or put on a table. I took the frame and painted it white and added Random Stars stencil (TCW479s) with modeling paste. When it dried I added many different layers of white and gold paint.


I also used the same technique on an embellishments but this time I used the North Star stencil (TCW481s).


Now that everything is dry I was able to put it all together.


Here is a close up of frame and deer to see the stencils I used.


Here are all the supplies I used:

Do you make Christmas Gifts? Yes! Go grab some stencils and start creating. There’s still lots of time left before Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
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Colour your world

Hi Everyone Beck BT here today, and I am sharing with you a canvas I created using The Crafter’s workshop ‘Gothic Romance‘ (TCW457) stencil teamed up with lots of fun Viva Las VegaStamps to create a colouful piece of art.

I stencilled using the various designs as part of the stencil.  I mixed whipped spackle with Gelatos to create the different colours to stencil with.

I used the Viva Las VegaStamps for my tissue paper transfer technique:

  1. Add some pattern tissue paper to the background using a transfer technique:
    1. Stamp some images onto the tissue paper with permanent ink any desired stamps
    2. Apply some modge Podge/gel medium/ decopage paste to the canvas (whichever you have) where you are going to add the tissue paper.
    3. Place the tissue paper over the top and then apply more paste to the top to seal it in.

This created some fun interest with the different images

canvas full

Here you can see the texture I created with the stencil by mixing some Fabter-Castell Gelatos into their Whipped Spackle and using a pallet knife stencilling.  I did this with some different colours teal and purple. Oh it was so much fun!

Canvas classI hope you enjoyed my share today and I have inspired to you to get creating!

Happy Crafting!!
xxxBeck BT


Molding Paste & The Stick Flowers Stencil

BlogPostHeaderHello!  My name is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I’m the designer behind the Balzer Designs line of Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I love stenciling and I’m delighted to be sharing that passion with you!  Look for posts from me on this blog once a month.

I love using molding (also known as modeling) paste through my stencils!  Today I’m going to show you two projects that use the exact same technique with the exact same stencil.

First up: a scrapbook page.  I’m usually known for my super bright and colorful projects, but today I wanted to share a layout with you that’s mostly monochromatic.  In fact, the only colorful thing about it is the background paper.



I used molding paste through the Stick Flowers stencil…


…over an old piece of patterned paper that I no longer liked.  By mostly masking the paper, I turned it into something that I now love!

I used the same technique on my art journal cover!


This time I used gold molding paste over a background that was painted red.  A super duper easy way to jazz up the cover of my journal with very little effort.

Molding paste is a great way to make your stenciling really stand out!  And I particularly like how it looks with a stencil like “Stick Flowers” that has plenty of open space to let the molding paste shine!

Talk to you again next month!

xo Julie


Easy Christmas cards

Hi there, Sanna here again with an easy Christmas card background idea. All you need is two pieces of blue cardstock, a stencil and some white spray ink (of course you could use other colours too, if you prefer!).


Place the stencil onto the piece of cardstock and spray some white spray ink over it. This will create the first background pattern (the paper on the left). Then take the wet stencil and carefully place it over a second piece of blue cardstock and use a paper towel roll or a brayer to press the image onto the paper. Make sure the stencil and the paper do not move, otherwise you will not get a proper image. Then carefully lift the stencil from the paper. You now have a negative image of the stencil and a fun background pattern for your cards.


These are the two cards I created with the blue inked and stenciled paper. I also added some modeling pasted stencil images to create more interest and detail to the upper card. These modeling pasted pieces are leftovers from the “two of a kind” layout I did for the 1 Stencil 4 Ways post here.


For my last card I also used some modeling pasted leftover pieces and additionally pressed the leftover ink from a stencil onto the background. I had used the small “Beaded Curtain” stencil with some blue Distress Ink and now just sprayed the inked areas with some water spray and then pressed the leftover ink onto the background.

I still have plenty of that blue cardstock left, so I can go on and make some more Christmas cards later.

Hope you like the idea! Have fun!
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Beaded Curtain (12×12 & 6×6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Blazonry (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Spray Ink – Dylusions
Pens – Signo Uni-ball white, Stampin´ Up!
Stamps – Studio Calico, Stampin´ Up!
Stamp ink – Hero Arts Shadow Inks
Glue – Aleene´s
Other – Rhinestones, Sequins