New stencil designs go off the page…

Hello, Today I have a couple of projects to share with you. And I would like to thank Fairfield World for supplying oly-fun multi-purpose craft material and American Crafts Bazzill for the cardstock. I used these products along with the  brand new stencil designs that were sent to me. Oh I am a lucky girl! Totally in love with the new designs. I think I squeal as I sprayed the inks over the new stencil designs.

So first up I made these storage art bags to help hold some supplies and tools. They totally add some awesomeness to my arty space.



Supplies needed for this project: Fairfield World oly-fun multi-purpose craft material assorted spray inks, stazon ink, sewing machine, sissors, pins.

Stencils used: TCW555 Art Deco Alphabet, TCW559 Triangle Sunburst, TCW570 Woven, TCW562 Shattered Triangles, TCW587 Receipt, TCW588 Moroccan Sun, TCW586 Raven Mosaic,TCW195 Brocade.

Please Note: There are no real measurements in my projects as I make everything up as I go. I use my eyes to measure. I am quite random with my projects and like to share my ideas for inspiration.

Cut a piece from the oly-fun multi-purpose craft material. Lay flat on a table grab your spray inks and stencils and go have some fun.


Here’s what it looks like after I have sprayed. Totally cool…Yeah!


Now before you clean the stencils, turn them upside down and stamp them on another piece of the fabric. How cool is that! No waste. and another cool  stencil/ink design. Allow the ink to dry.


Once the ink was dry I used the stazon ink and stencils to add extra detail.


and the end result after inking and stenciling.


I then layered each piece of my finished design onto another strip of  oly-fun fabric and used this as my backing. I machine stitched around the edges of the finished design. Trimmed the excess off, then use another piece of fabric to create a trim cuff and machine stitched this on, then I machine stitched it all together creating a  cylinder shape and lastly stitching the circle bottom on.


And now onto my next project which is another small sewing one. This time I made a very simply book. Using Fairfield World  oly-fun multi-purpose craft material and American Crafts Bazzill.



As you can see here i am backing this finished design with some of the oly-fun green fabric.


Machine stitch the finished design and backing piece together. Then trim excess.


Using some  American Crafts Bazzill cardstock trim each piece to fit inside the stitched cover. Layer all the pieces of cardstock together and place on the inside of the cover. Find the middle and run a stitch  all the way up and down a few times.


Once finished grab some  ribbon and place it in the middle, of the front cover then zig zag stitch it in place. I like to use extra length in ribbons so that I can wrap these around a few times and tie into a bow.

So there you have it a couple of fun projects made for my scrappy space. And it was awesome playing with extra products from Fairfield World  oly-fun multi-purpose craft material and American Crafts Bazzill.


I hope you were inspire to create this week.Thanks for popping by.

Leeann Pearce – The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member


El Dia Del Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Sugar Skull

Hello All!

Design Team Member, Keri Sallee, here!

Today, I am so excited to share with you my newest project for The Crafter’s Workshop!

Recently, I have become OBSESSED with a show on Spike TV called Ink Masters, where fellow tattoo artist battle it out to win $100,000. One of my favorite episodes is when they all had to tattoo Sugar Skulls.

If you’re not familiar with what a Sugar Skull is…it is a decorative skull that is used in a Spanish day of remembrance called El Dia Del Los Muertos or The Day of the Dead. It is a time for the people of the Spanish culture to remember those who have passed on.

Sugar Skulls are known for their symmetry  and ornate designs.

Here is my take on a Sugar Skull:


For this project, I used 3 stencils:


I used both the 12×12 and the 6×6 of “Daisy Buzz” and “Elegant Motif.”

I also used the Spiderweb Fragment:

Ronda Palazzari Spiderweb SF

I made this video tutorial to take you step by step through the process!

Here are a few closeups:

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project and it inspires you to try something new!!!



TCW Design Team and Certified Educator

Door Hangers

Hello Everyone, Jen here to show you a quick and easy way to brighten your home decor.

Supplies needed:

1 supplies

  • Wooden door hanger
  • Gesso
  • Paint
  • Palette knife
  • Whipped Spackle
  • Foam paint brush
  • Stencils  (Here I used)  TCW 557 Lace,  TCW 585 Inspired Words,
  • TCW 588 Moroccan Sun

Step 1:

I primed the wooden door hanger with a coat of Gesso. Allow to dry and paint your first layer of color.

Step 2 gesso

Step 2: Painting more layers of color

I did my first layer in Titanium White, then a second layer in Turquoise.

Layer 2 in turquiose

Step 3: Place stencil over door hanger then apply a layer of whipped spackle with a palette knife.

Step 3 whipped spacklie

Here I used the NEW TCW 588 Moroccan Sun stencil

step 4 whipp spackle

Loving the raised texture! (TCW 588 Moroccan Sun stencil)


Step 4: Adding more stencil detail w/ TCW 588 Moroccan Sun

adding detail

Here I used TCW 585 Inspired Words stencil.



Step 5: Adding more color

I was really happy with how this turned out and was thinking of leaving as is but I felt it needed a blast of color so I got out my spray inks.



Loving this texture and explosion of color!


I decided to use a white paint pen over the inspirational words so they stand out better.


Hope you enjoyed this!


Jen-Signature  2015 Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

Family Layout Video Tutorials with Amy Prior

Hi there Crafter’s Workshop fans! Amy Prior back with you all today, this time sharing 2 scrapbook layouts using lots of Mixed Media Techniques and both include a video tutorial that I have created for Scraps of Darkness while also using Crafter’s Workshop stencils!tn_Family is the key to everything by Amy Prior A closeup so you can see the gorgeous texture on this layout.tn_Family is the key to everything by Amy Prior5 Click play below to watch the complete start to finish video of this layout using lots of yummy products from the Crafter’s Workshop and the Scraps of Darkness September Kit.
For this layout I have used TCW311s – Paint Lids & TCW522s – Rock CrystalsTCW311 TCW522
The next layout that I have to share with you all is featuring the same kit contents as the last layout but this time focusing more on the purple and green colours. tn_Us by Amy Prior Here is a closeup image so you can see the fun texture from the Shimmerz paint and stencilling.tn_Us by Amy Prior5Click play below to watch the complete start to finish video of this layout using lots of yummy products from the Crafter’s Workshop and the Scraps of Darkness September Kit.

For this layout I have used TCW191s – Bricks stencil which is an oldie but still one of my all time favourites.
Well that is all from me today, I hope these videos have helped inspire new things to do with your favourite Crafter’s Workshop stencils and until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior…The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Home Decor Video Tutorial

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Hi TCW fans, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a project I made using the 12″x12″ Moving Vines (TCW568) and 6″x6″ Organic Matter Stencil (TCW564).  I worked on a 12″x 24″ canvas, using texture paste, the two TCW stencils and some Shimmerz Paints.  So much fun creating this home decor item and it came together quit easily!  I made up a video tutorial to show you a quick little step by step on how this piece was made….

I hope you enjoyed my little video tutorial and that you come away inspiration to play with your TCW stencils on canvas!  Here are a few close-ups of the canvas….

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This is one of those times where a 12″x 12″ is just the ticket for a project!  I added my texture design directly to the canvas using a credit card on the stencil for quick easy application.  I used Shimmerz Paints (Bamboo Leaf, Olive Branch and Glorious Day) spritzes to color my canvas, letting some of the paint color pool around the edges of the texture design.

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I added patches of texture using the 6″x 6″ Organic Matter stencil and added a little title/quote at the bottom of my canvas from the Moving Vines stencil.  Then I just wired the bottle onto the canvas and my project was complete! Easy-peasy!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post, and hope you are inspired to get playing with some of the fun new Summer release stencils!

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