New Stencils Are Coming!

Hey!  Julie Fei-Fan Balzer here and I’m super duper excited about the new Balzer Designs stencils!  I thought I’d share a peek at one of my faves:


This one is called “Hex Flowers.”  It’s super lacy and delicate.  Here’s a photo of the 6×6 version of the stencil with my hand for scale:


And here’s a peek at an art journal page made with this stencil (in both 6×6 and 12×12):

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I can’t wait to share the rest of the release with you!  So excited!!!

Talk to you next month!

Art With Limited Supplies

Happy Monday, everyone! Just because it’s the start of the work week doesn’t mean we can’t take some artsy time for ourselves! Today I’m sharing some tags that I created with a very verrry limited supply list…


I’ve actually been in the process of moving, and just bought my first home last week! So things have definitely been crazy… and things have also been stuck in boxes! In an earlier post I showed you how to spruce up some travel pouches. This post shows how I used those supplies to makes some fun tags!


I started with an old tag I was going to throw away and some old book text. I glued the two together and then fringed the edges with my scissors


The rest of my tags are created using only Gelatos and The Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 stencils.


I used the “Believe Script” stencil with a wet sponge to wipe away some of the color. You could also use a baby wipe to create this look (but my baby wipes were in a box!)


Next I used the “Daily Buzz” stencil to add stems and flowers. I placed the stencil where I wanted the stems and rubbed green Gelatos with my finger. Next I placed the flower and rubbed Red and Pink Gelatos over the stencils.




Here’s my finished tag….


I created another tag using all the same steps just with different colors and stencils…


Thanks for stopping in today! With just a few supplies you can still create some very fun tags! Happy stenciling :)

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 528s – Daily Buzz

TCW 554s – Butterfly Collage

TCW 541s – Believe Script

TCW 222s – Triangle Mosaic

Cards Created with the New 2015 Stencils

Hi Everyone, Karenliz here.
I’m so excited to show you what I created with the new Joyful Sunflower (TCW575s) and Sheet Music (TCW579s) stencils!
You can see all the new stencils HERE!

Today I have two cards to show you.
Here is the first one.


This card is easy to create
To create the background, I used white acrylic paint through the Sheet Music stencil. When it was dry I added Imaginecrafts Irresistible Texture Spray in Electric Yellow and watered down orange acrylic paint to add more color to the background.


I created the sunflower using Ranger Archrival Inks in coffee, jet black, monarch orange, dandelion and saffron though the stencil. I wanted the sunflower to sit off to the side so I made sure I added the sunflower to the side of the white cardstock. When I cut it out it attached perfectly to the black cardstock where I wanted it.

Karenliz_TCWDT_SnflwrCardbI attached it to the card plus the little sentiment and I was done.


This next card takes time to create but I love the result.

Karenliz_TCWDT_SnflwrCardThis first thing I did was to trace the sunflower stencil with white pen on black cardstock. I used a utility craft knife to cut out the inside of each pedal of the sunflower.

Karenliz_TCWDT_SnflwrCarddWhen I was done I turned it over and added crackle paste to add the inside part of the sunflower.

Karenliz_TCWDT_SnflwrCarda When the crackle paste dried, I attached it to the polka dot pre-made card.
This one is my favorite.


I hope you are excited as I am to try these new stencil designs.
I know you will love them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
My Blog: My Creative Endeavors

Blue Bird – Art Journal & Process Video

Hi there stencil lovers!  Jenni here today to share an art journal spread and the video of my process.BlueBird_TCW_Aug 2015 Final

You can click below or HERE to go the video on my YouTube Channel.

I used the 3 different stencils that are linked below.

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I started by adding lots of yellows, oranges and pinks to my art journal using gelatos and mists.  I used a thick layer of modeling paste with the Striped Flower Stencil.  I went over the stenciled part several times with colored pencil, watercolor crayons and gesso to help add definition and tone down the color.

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I added another layer of detail using the Doodling Pebble Art stencil with ink and paint.  The last stencil I used is the 12×12 Fly Away, using a sponge dauber and Archival Ink.

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I added color to the bird and a little around the rest of the pages with Distress Inks and a brush.  I finished up the spread with lots of black & white doodles and dots and this stamp I love!

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Be sure to share your stencil creations on our Facebook page or by tagging The Crafter’s Workshop on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!

Stencils used:




Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!

Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member