Happy Wednesday Crafter’s Workshop Fans!!!

I wanted to share with you one of my creations I made for CHA.

BELIEVE by Lynne Forsythe

I just love how this canvas came out.
I began by applying Perfect Paints ~ Polishing Plaster ~ Organic Sugar through
one of the Crafter’s Workshops classic stencils
TCW191S ~ Bricks


 onto an  5 x 7 canvas panel.
I then applied Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint ~ Rainforest
TCW2085 Crusaders Heart Remnant


When dry I spritzed the entire canvas with TA ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Crushed Shells.

BELIEVE by Lynne Forsythe

Do you see the SUPER CUTE dragonfly in the corner??
He is part of TCW521S ~ Whimsy Garden stencil.

BELIEVE by Lynne Forsythe

I finished off my canvas with a chippie “Believe”
and a mannequin made with vintage lace and
Petaloo’s Layered Flowers.

Lynne Forsythe
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

Getting started with zentangle

tcw card

Hi Beck Beattie here today with a share that I hope will help lots of you get started with one of the latest trends!  There is so much Zentangling out there and I can’t say I have had much of a chance to get to play with the technique.  I would love to do some classes or read a book to help me into it more.

While away at a retreat recently I thought I might have a bit of a play and well I just didn’t know where to start even though a friend had provided me with some printout information and pictures to help.  There I was sitting with all my Crafter’s Workshop stencils sitting in front of me and the light bulb went off!  Why not use my stencils as a starting point!

trapazoid flower TCW194

I created my main design using the Trapazoid Stencil, tracing it with a black felt marker.

Now the tricky bit… starting those patterns.   I dug into my stencils and found lots of stencils helpful for a pattern starting point so I got busy with them.  Building on the patterns as I went.

april post 2 collage

As you can see I used lots of different stencils for some different patterns.  I have a LONG way to go to improve with this art, but it sure was fun giving it a go.

I later took the design area and added it to a card base with a simple sentiment stamp and some enamel dots and it was complete.  I also love how gender neutral the card is, a great one to have up my sleeve for those unexpected birthday gifts!

tcw card

I would love to see you give this a go.  If you get a chance to play along with me. Just share them on the Facebook page!

Hope you love my share today!!

Beck Beattie

The Crafters Workshop

Design Team Membe

Drawing With TCW Stencils.


Hello Hello Hello.

Sarinda here with a watercolor journal entry using TCW Stencils. I enjoy using stencils to get my creative inspiration going. Be creative with the interior line work as well add some additional lines around the outside of each drawing for interest.

Using TCW2048 Maple Leaf Frags, TCW2044 Pods Fragments, TCW2043 Poppy Fragments. The line work was done with Copic Markers Multi Liner 0.3 Fine & 0.03 Really Fine.



Out line the stencils with the 0.03 Copic Pen. Then add in the inside line work and additional outside lines.


The thicker lines in the Poppy were made with the Copic pen 0.3.



Then just add color with watercolors of your choice. I like to go outside the lines and let the colors bleed together. The less perfect the better.IMG_9080


Happy Spring to you.


The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team


Playin’ with Fragments

I LOVE trying new things!!
I’m not very familiar with Fragments,
so I thought I would pull out a few
and try various techniques…….

I began by taping down the
3 Fragments I had chosen
TCW2069 Bokeh Fragment
TCW2072 Easter Egg Fragment
TCW2056 Scribbled Rose
to my work surface overtop my tag.

Fragment Play by Lynne Forsythe

For my first tag I applied a layer of
Perfect Paints ~ Polishing Plaster Texture Medium ~ Organic Sugar
through my Fragments.
I then smeared Gelatos all over the dried tag
and blended the color with water.
I liked how this tag came out!

Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe

I couldn’t wait to move onto my next tag.
I once again taped down my fragments.
This time I placed puddles of
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic
on my craft mat and applied it over
the fragments with a stencil sponge.
I lifted up the fragments to reveal
this FABULOUS tag!!!


For my last tag, I chose to color the tag first
with various Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist.
I then taped down my fragments and applied
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matt Acrylic ~ Shadow
over my fragments with a stencil sponge.
Now how COOL is that??!??!

Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe

I hope you enjoyed my creative journey….
now what will I try next???

In case you are wondering….
this is what I did with 2 of the tags.

Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe

Car Art…creating with TCW on the move

Hello Creative Friends!

Keri Sallee here and it’s time for another rousing edition of: WHAT CAN I MAKE IN MY CAR!?

When I know I’m going to be traveling in my car for an extended period of time, I like to challenge myself to create something with limited space and limited supplies.

Here is what I came up with this time:


I used the 6×6 TCW541 “Believe Script” with my #157 Dark Indigo Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen and the 6×6 TCW404 “Silhouette Script” { both by Balzer Designs} with my Licorice Double Scoop Gelatos, along with We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi in Apricot to make my base.

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Here is what the base page looked like before I added all the color:


As you can see…in the car it’s VERY easy to make little mistakes or smudges, but this is a good exercise in just rolling with it (something not that easy for a perfectionist like me!)

I then started layering NeoColors, Gelatos by Design Memory Craft and Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens for more color and texture, as well as stamp for Graphic 45 and Unity Stamp Company. {See below for a full list of supplies}

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I hope today’s post challenged you to try a little car art for yourself the next time you have a long trip.




TCW #404S-Silhoutte Script

TCW #541S-Believe Script

Gesso (page was pre-gessoed before I got in the car)

We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi-Apricot

Film Strip Washi-Paper Studio

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens-Dark Indigo, Cadmiun Yellow, Orange Glaze, White, Black & Deep Scarlet Red

Faber-Castell Gelatos Double Scoop-Licorice

NeoColor II Wax Pastels-Turquoise Blue, Cobalt Blue& Purple (it looks pink to me! LOL)

Unity Stamp Company Layers of Life-August 2014-Everything Matters Heart Stamp

Unity Stamp Company Layers of Life-June 2014-Beautiful Wish Circle Stamp

Graphic 45 by Hampton Arts-Artisan Style 1-Word Stamp