Circles and Script Scrapbooking Layouts with Amy Prior

 Hi Crafter’s Workshop fans! Amy Prior back with you all again today, this time sharing some scrapbooking layouts that I have created recently using lots of gorgeous The Crafter’s Workshop stencils.

It is so very hard to pick a single favourite stencil from TCW. In saying that, the scripted stencils seem to be my most used and therefore I guess one of my favourite types of stencils available from The Crafter’s Workshop.tn_You & Me by Amy Prior

Underneath the layers of gorgeous flowers and embellishments, lie layers of beautiful Kaisercraft papers mounted on top of Shimmerz Paint Products. For the background watercolor effect, I have used Shimmerz Inklingz just mixed with a little water, followed by some Shimmerz Texturez paint paste through a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil.

tn_You & Me by Amy Prior4

I have used the 6 inch TCW261 ‘Art Is…’ Stencil for this layout and although it is an oldy, it is still one of my most used stencils.

TCW261 Art Is…


The next layout that I have to share with you all today is a fun and funky bright layout mounted onto a black cardstock background. Black backgrounds can be so much fun to work with especially when pared with bold and daring colors.

tn_Little Bo Beep by Amy Prior

The background for this layout was very quick and simple. I have mixed some Viva Decor Inka Gold with a little water, before dry brushing onto the background in various strokes. I have used the Magenta and Turquoise colors and have then drizzled some of the Inka Gold/Water mixture around randomly as well. tn_Little Bo Beep by Amy Prior3

For this layout I have used the 6 inch ‘Believe Script’ Stencil from Crafter’s Workshop. Again another script stencil that I just cannot live without. I use this regularly in both the 6 inch and 12 inch designs.

TCW541 Believe Script


Finally I have a layout to share with you all that features lots of gorgeous Prima Marketing papers and embellishments, as well as SEVEN stencils all used together. Yes you read right, I said 7!

tn_Feeding the Roos by Amy Prior

The background of this layout was created using lots of gorgeous Crafter’s Workshop circle style stencils. I have gradually added various mediums through each stencil such as Molding Paste (modelling paste/texture paste), plus some Shimmerz Dazzlerz and Texturez paint products. When the base of texture was dry, I have added some various Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Powders mixed with a touch of water to bring some color and shimmer back to the background.  tn_Feeding the Roos by Amy Prior3

Finally I have added some Inka Gold to the textured areas and some Brown Archival Ink through a couple more stencils to complete. I just love how this layout came together, even though I seem to have lost 2 of my letter stickers between creating and photography. The sub-title at the bottom right of the page is meant to say ‘Reptile Park’ not eptil park hehe.

Here are those seven Crafter’s Workshop stencils that were used for this layout.

TCW384S Well Rounded        TCW553S Stone Ring      TCW554S Butterfly Collage 

TCW384  TCW553 TCW554 

TCW2081 Radar               TCW2083 Trivet            TCW454S Specimens

 TCW2081 TCW2083TCW454

TCW458S Coffee Stains


Thanks so much for stopping by the Crafter’s Workshop blog today. I hope that I have inspired you all with new and fun ways to use your Crafter’s Workshop stash. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior...The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

“Dreams” Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Creatives!

Keri Sallee, DT Member, here.

Today…it’s all about letting go of your doubt and following your dreams!

TCW July 2015_Dreams_Full

To make my background, I used TCW503  Stencil “Signals” by Rhonda Palazzari. I have to admit…this stencil has always intimidated me. I never really knew what to do with it! Why I chose this stencil for this project was the contrast of straightline…almost masculine background with the feminine colors and embellishments I planned on using.

{On a funny note..I showed this stench to my kids and they said “hey…that looks like a Pokeball & the X-Man Symbol! LOL}

Signals Stencil

For my color, I mixed Whipped Spackle from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft with 3 colors of Gelatos: (L to R) Aqua Dolce, Watermelon & Margarita Mix. To mix them, I used a small spatula to cut a small chunk of my gelato off the stick and then used the same spatula to smoosh and smear (those are technical terms! HAHA!)  the whipped spackle and gelatos together until completely incorporated.


HINT: If your gelato appears a little dry when you cut off a small piece, hitting it with a heat gun for a few seconds with help it mix better. Just soften it…don’t melt it! :)

I then laid my 12 x 12 Stencil over my 8×8 canvas panel, making sure to keep it straight. I used an old hotel key card to scrape my colored Whipped Spackle through my stencil, ransoming alternating the colors.


Don’t try to be perfect. You can see I have some white spaces peeking through my colors.

Next…add layers! Have fun with it…splatter..smear…stamps…whatever! I added layers of a stamped diamond in “Watermelon” in Adirondack Ink, various spray inks from Imagine Crafts and acrylic paint dabbers from Adirondack to make my background messy and grungy, but still keeping with my girly colors.

TCW July 2015_Dreams_Top Corner TCW July 2015_Dreams_Right Bottom Corner

I topped my background off with a bunch of fun embellishments like washi tape, corrugated cardboard, Junque & Gems, Stems and Flowers from Marion Smith Designs, misc. flowers and a chipboard word I sprayed with Imagine Crafts IRESISTables spray ink.

TCW July 2015_Dreams_Flowers I added words printed from a word program to finish my quote.

TCW July 2015_Dreams_Words

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.


Keri Sallee

TCW Design Team Member & Certified Instructor

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”


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.

TCW project june 012Step 2: Allow the paste to dry. Once dry using watercolors inks brush and randomly splash inks all over. Remove excess and allow to dry.

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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”