New TCW Stencils in Mass Project Life Card Session!!

Hey there.

Lydell with you again sharing some creations with the NEW Crafter’s Workshop Templates.  There are so many really great templates….I know….there always is….but I love quite a few and can see myself going to several fav’s time and again!

I always like creating a stash of PL cards ready to go to when I need to get cracking with a new spread.  I am often falling behind, with all the things I have on, and I need to be able to get stuff out quickly and use what I have when I am ready.  So this stash will come in really handy, when I am looking for a particular colour, or just the right card!


Here’s a little look at how I did some of these…..


Some cards are simply sprayed over the templates.  This one is just the simple handwritten word ‘family’ with a texture spray from Imagine Crafts, (just before I pulled up the template from the paint)  These cards are really simple in design, and can stand to have some added elements when I go to use them.

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These ones are Watercolour Paints sponged through the stencils.  I used a cosmetic sponge and dipped it in a watery watercolour puddle, stamped off a few times, so its not too wet……then sponged through the stencil.

Something helpful to using some of the stencils effectively is this tip.

Mask off an area of the Templates which have several patterns on the one stencil.  I use painters tape, masking tape will work fine.  That way you get a clean print, without getting unwanted areas printed in your design.

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Another way I got prints Is using texture pastes and a palette knife to swipe the paste through the stencils.  This leaves an embossed (raised) print, which looks really effective.

I used Shimmerz Dazzlerz in varying colours.


This text stencil is gorgeous!!!




Another way I used the stencils to get prints is with Distress Inks.  This is probably the best way to get a crisp clear image, that looks quite graphic and clean.  I used a blending tool (a foam pad) which is sold specifically for the inks.  The results are quite striking on white card.


I liked this particular stencil print so much I did the same print with the same colour to use in one PL layout, so the page has a themed print across the spread.  I will mix it with other cards to coordinate.  I punched out some text shapes to accent.

You can also get creative and mix products together for interesting effects.  Here I used the Texture Spray “IrRESISTible” to spray the watercolour card.  I let it dry and then went over it with the silver Dazzlerz through a stencil.



 Here is the texture spray and brush Pen…..



So that’s quite a stack of cards and all from me today.  Loads of products and varying techniques, and many a stencil from the new release!!!!

Templates Used…..

TCW504S Life Tidbits, TCW508S Flow Chart, TCW540S Striped Flower Circle, TCW541S Believe Script, TCW550S Thoughts, TCW2063 Family Bits, TCW 2068 ‘2015’ Fragments,

Thanks for stopping in today.


Flowers and Butterflies, Think Spring

Hi Karenliz here today to show you a card I created with  the new stencils for 2015. I think these stencils are my all time favorite. You can check them out HERE.

To start my card I used the Impressions (TCW502) stencil with different shades of purples and greens on a piece of mixed media paper.


Originally this was going to be something else but the Daily Buzz (TCW528) stencil completely changed my mind. I saw the flowers on this stencil and knew I wanted to create individual paper flowers.  I traced the flowers and the little bee on to the back of the paper.


I cut the flowers out and added some very different to the inside to create the middle part of the flower.


I added little glass beads and the dried up paint inside the cap of a paint tube. Here is better picture of a bigger flower.


I keep everything! Next on my black card stock I used Imaginecrafts Iridescent Creative Medium in purple through the Mini Butterfly Collage (TCW554s). This medium is so cool. I love using black but it’s hard to get anything to show up on it. When you first use it you will only see white.


When it dries the color pops. It’s like magic!


To finish the card I attached the flower to the front and added Imaginecrafts Irresistible Texture Spray in Wedding Dress (white).  Here is my finished card.


I hope you love the card. Don’t forget that stencils can be used for anything even embellishments for a card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
Blog: My Creative Endeavors










Embossing fun with stencils

Hi Everyone, Beck Beattie here again to share a fun project using your stencils in a little of a different way.    I have decided to create a card teaming up the new Sprial Staircase stencil with some Core’dinations cardstock for striking effect.

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Here is the divine Spiral Staircase stencil I used:

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To show you this cool technique I have created a short video showing just how easy it is!

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I just love embossing on my projects and when it comes to Scrapbook pages as especially there is no folders that you can achieve embossing on a 12 x 12″ scale….. but with this nifty technique you sure can apply it in that way as well!

I would love to see you using this technique I have just shared so please share on our Facebook page!  We love to see how our followers are inspired.

Happy Creating!

xxxBeck Beattie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

Celebrating Friends with The Crafter’s Workshop

Hello Creatives!

Today is a very special day here at The Crafter’s Workshop…today is the birthday of our amazingly awesome, stupendous, lovely design team coordinator…Cheryl Boglioli!!


With my post being on her birthday, it got me to thinking about our friendship and just friendship in general…and I had this thought: Friends are the Beauty of Life.

When things are going rough and the world seems gloomy and grey…friends are there to brighten it all up and keep you focused on the good things.

Even a butterfly can make a pile of ashes seem less harsh because…even for a moment…it takes your eyes of the negative and shows you there is still beauty in the world despite tragedies and hurts that might come.

So today…the project is for you Cheryl…by birthday twin…my mentor…my soul sister.

Mixed Media using Butterfly Collage-Full Canvas

I started with a gessoed background that I added Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Harvest and French Lime and Tattered Angels Chalkboard in Firefly.

I then mixed cheap black acrylic craft paint with Liquitex Basics Gloss Gel Medium and scrapped it through the 12×12 Butterfly Collage Stencil, using only the cup rings and butterfly portions.


Next, using the 2 sizes of butterflies from 6×6 Butterfly Collage Stencil, I added pink and blue butterflies by rubbing Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos in Watermelon and Cotton Candy through the stencil with my finger.


I added fun accents from the 6×6 The Story Stencil using my Faber Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Artist Pen in Black. I also used the same pen to add shadows around my cup print. This pen is great because is remains wet for a few seconds after you apply it so you can move it around and use it for shading, but once it is dry, due to it being India Ink, it becomes permanent.

I also a circle stamp from the July 2014 Layers of Life Set by Unity Stamp company (“Beautiful Wish”) to add more texture using Rangers Archival Ink in Black and accented with white gelatos.

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My words are just handwritten on white card stock with a ballpoint pen, cut out and then distressed with Gray and Black Faber Castell Design Memory Craft PITT Pens and gelatos in Lemon, Margarita and Watermelon.

I finished by edging the whole project in gelatos in Black, Gray and Snow Cone.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and it inspires you not only to be creative…but to remember the beautiful people in your life.

Happy Birthday, Cheryl!



Tag Crazy!

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 Hey there artsy peeps Rita Barakat here and today I am sharing several techniques to use with your Crafters Workshop stencils! I was playing today with a Gelli plate and found it to be a perfect time to also play with some stencils. Here are three results on tags – I went tag crazy today!

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Tag 1 – pour some acrylic paint on the Gelli plate.

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Use the brayer to spread the color around, lay the first tag down and let dry. Spread the left over color around with the brayer.

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Added a stencil.

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Press the same tag on top and get a tone on tone color.

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Tag 2- A tag that already has a base coat, put a stencil on top and use gel paint on top. I used Radiant Gels – gel paint has a little more body so it doesn’t run underneath the stencil.

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Tag 3 – Use Gelatos to draw on the stencil and spread the color around with a dry sponge.

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Tag 4 – Use inks to add color, different inks have different effects.

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Fun stuff! I love these stencils! Whats nice about tags is you get quick results! So what about you? Think you might be going tag crazy any time soon?
I think you will like it! Just Sayin’ ;)

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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.