Layouts and Stencils…..

Hi Everyone…..Lynne Forsythe here, I am OVER THE MOON EXCITED to be sharing with you one of my latest creations using the Crafter’s Workshop stencils.

As my children have grown older I began to shy away from layouts
and to expand into forms of Mixed Media.
Now, my art is about to return to it’s roots…..
with a new little addition to my family… grandson Izaya!
I have more pictures of this little one than I know what to do with!


I LOVE Mixed Media so I began to experiment with how to
integrate the techniques into my layouts.

You're Special by Lynne Forsythe

I pulled out a few of my to go to stencils…
TCW267 ~ Ledger
TCW278 ~ Circle Explosion
TCW202 ~ Harlequin
TCW324 ~ Hexagon

You're Special by Lynne Forsythe

As I am a bit unfamiliar with applying “mists” through stencils
I decided to experiment with a few different applicators…
Make up Sponges
Paint Brush
Sea Sponge

You're Special by Lynne Forsythe

I LOVED how the Sea Sponge gave the appearance of texture.

You're Special by Lynne Forsythe

When I was happy with my “misty” background
I just had to add some texture….
a bit of Ferro through the TCW202 Harlequin Stencil.

You're Special by Lynne ForsytheFor a bit of a pop…..
I ran a bit of Molding Paste through
the TCW267 Ledger Stencil
….the perfect addition.

Now that my background was complete
I scrapped this “manly” page of “My Lil Bug!”
Isn’t he just the cutest??!??!?

Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
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Lejdi’s book

Lejdi made this lovely book. I think for her mom. My Polish is about as good as my Greek (ie: non-existent!)

She has used a combination of stencils…TCW267 Leger, TCW261 Art Is, TCW271 Cursive Alphabet and TCW248 cubist along with Molding paste and watercolors.

TCW267 Ledger

TCW261 Art is

Click here to see her blog post. Thanks Lejdi!!

TCW271 Cursive Alphabet

TCW248 Cubist

Vicky Varvadouka from Greece!!

Zinnia TCW143

Can you say WOW? Wait, scroll down and look at Vicky‘s other layouts. Awesome, right? Love, love, love!!  I’ll just whet your appetite with these images, but you really should click over to her blog. She is amazing. And there are good close-up shots of all of her layouts. Go.  Now! (After you scroll down, of course!!)

Ledger TCW267

Capricious TCW124