Inspired by pop art…

Inspired by pop art mixed media canvas



Hello there! It’s Yvonne here to share my creative inspiration.

I’ve always been fascinated by pop art colours and thought it would be fun to pull the colours from my photo [my three nephews + 1 niece] and extend it to the background of my mixed media canvas.

Inspired-by-pop-art-mixed-media-canvas-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafter's-WorkshopI started by adhering some found elements to the canvas using Liquitex Matte Gel medium. There were mostly parts from an old lighting – wires and nuts, fibers and lace. Then I went over with a layer of gesso. I added some Liquitex Resin Sand medium with the Viva La Art TCW 448 stencil at random spots to add more texture and interest to the canvas.


After that, I played with Daler-Rowney Pearlescent Acrylic Inks, spritzing with water and then adding colours at random spots with my fingers.



Then came the really fun part – pulling out all my little embellishments to add pops of colours on the entire canvas – my version of pop art! :)

Hope you’ve been inspired to work on a pop art piece yourself!



The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team




Mixed media cards

Hello there, Sanna here today to share with you a few cards I created using a wide selection of stencils from the new line.

The Art of Living - Sanna Lippert

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I have first used 3 sheets of the Core’dinations heavyweight white cardstock (cut in half) and misted them with spray inks. Then I have either added a plain white texture paste thru the stencils onto the surface or mixed a transparent texture paste with black acrylic paint together and applied that thru the stencils onto the surface. On some cards I´ve added both. On a few cards there is also a layer of transparent texture paste mixed either with loose glitter or I have just applied the paste thru a stencil and then added a layer of Distress Glitter over the wet paste. Other than that I have just embellished the cards and added the sentiment. Super fun and very easy to do!

Happy stenciling!!!
xoxo, SannaThe Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Cardstock: American Crafts – grey
Cardstock: Core’dinations – heavyweight white 6×6 inch
Spray Inks – Tattered Angels, Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Flowers – Prima Marketing, Kaisercraft
Stamps – LawnFawn, Stampin´ Up!
Stamp ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Buttons -  Basic Grey
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Pens – Copic
Rhinestones – Rayher Hobby
Distress Glitter – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Letter stickers – Making Memories
Loose fine glitter – Knorr prandell
Stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop
Other – white texture paste, transparent texture paste, black acrylic paint, ribbon

“Happy Thoughts” Keepsake


Karen here sharing a keepsake that I created with The Crafter’s Workshop stencils. What I love most about using stencils is that they give you an opportunity introduce so many fun elements quickly. I was able to add some really cool patterns and pops of color that really made this project take flight. This super fun project was all possible with the use of TCW stencils, frames, and paints.

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Stencil: TCW470 & TCW470s Geometric Art Layers

Stencil: TCW2044 Pods Fragments


Wooden Frames (2)

Acrylic Frames (2)


Ink Sprays



Core’dinations White Cardstock (3 Sheets)





Cosmetic Sponge

Adhesive: Xyron Creative Station


Hot Glue

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Step One: Lay TCW470 Geometric Art Layers stencil on top of Core’dinations white cardstock and spray inks randomly. I used Dylusions Ink colors: Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Vibrant Turquoise.

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Step Two: Lay 2nd sheet of Core’dinations cardstock on top of inked stencil. This extends the use of the ink that remains on the top of the stencil, enabling a reversed image that can be used for other projects. I was able to get 3 sheets of inked goodness from this inked stencil. Let the sheets dry and trim them down to layer on top of each frame, but do not adhere. Save the unused inked cardstock for a future project.

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Step Three: Using a cosmetic sponge, Seedless Preserves paint and Pods Fragments (TCW2044) stencil, randomly transfer image to cardstock. Let dry.

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Step Four: Using a cosmetic sponge, Salty Ocean paint and Geometric Art Layers (TCW470s) stencil, randomly transfer image to cardstock.

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Step Five: Apply black gelatos to edges of inked cardstock. Rub edges to blend.

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Step Six: Apply gesso to frames and adhere cardstock.

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Step Seven: Adhere smaller frame to larger frame using E6000 and continue layering. Add photo and embellishments as desired.

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Happy Thoughts by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW470 & TCW470s) Geometric Art Layers, Pod Fragments (TCW2044); Cardstock: Core’dinations, Stickers: DCWV; Flower: Prima; Ribbon: May Arts; Acrylic Frames: Making Memories; Paint: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Gesso, Wooden Frames

Thanks so much for visiting today!


The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member




Created A Scene with Stencils

Hello! Karenliz here to show you how I created a scene with stencils. I chose to use two new stencils called Koi Pond (TCW499), Sea Bubbles (TCW495), and Core’dinations Core Basics Heavyweight Paper 110 lbs., acrylic paints, and a $5 frame.

My first step was to use the fish from Koi Pond stencil with acrylic paints on the heavyweight paper from Core’dinations.  This paper is the best. It’s heavy weight and it takes a beating. Paint, modeling paste, gel medium, inks, etc.; it takes everything. Once the paint dried, I cut the individual Koi fish out to use in the scene.


When I make a scene in a frame I use the mat too. I used acrylic paints to create water and used the lily pads from the Koi Pond stencil and the bubbles from the Sea Bubbles stencil to finish it.  When creating a scene try to image what it looks like. That’s what helps me.

Now that the background is all set, I add the fish.  Its my little square Koi pond. What makes it perfect, I don’t have to feed the fish!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team







Making a Mermaid Tail

Hey there artsy friends, Rita Barakat here! Who wants to learn how to make a mermaid tail?
RitaBarakat3Here are The Crafters Workshop stencils I used for this project; #496 Sea Creatures and #500 Nautilus. Here’s a quick video…

RitaBarakat2And a close up of the mermaid tail! Hope you will try this!



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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.