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

Stenciling on Mylar – Cardmaking

Hello there Card Makers!  I love making cards for people, it is a gift in itself and a truly thoughtful way to share our love of creative crafting!  I also love to give blank cards, in a set, to someone for them to give someone else!  It is a great little gift for teachers or as a hostess gift.TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (19)

I used the 3 stencils below with a combination of spray mist & Staz-On Ink.OrganicMatterStencil           ComplicatedHearts           TCW - Mini Graceful Moths

I started with the 12×12 Organic Matter Stencil on Bazzill white cardstock and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Blush.
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I love that this stencil also has the reverse mask!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (1)

I used the Complicated Hearts and Graceful Moths 6×6 stencils on a piece of yellow Bazzill Mylar.  I used both black and white Staz-On Ink and it worked great!  I was a little worried it would smudge or not stencil clearly, but it was easy and dried beautifully!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (7)

I cut my cardstock down to 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ cards to mount onto a black card base.  I also trimmed out all the mylar pieces I stenciled.  I made extras and could make more cards or will save some for another project.TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (14)

I made a simple formula for each card, layering 2 different doilies, gold thread and one of the mylar stencils on top.TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (21)

 I used the stencils from the Graceful Moths stencil, even though I thought they were butterflies!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (25)

I also added a tiny clothespin holding a sticker for a sentiment.  They are all general and could be used for a variety of card needs!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (27)

I stacked the cards up with vellum envelopes, wrapped a piece of vellum around the stack and added one of the stenciled hearts and twine to hold it all together!TCW_Mylar Steciled Cards_Sept 2015 (30)I hope this inspired you to play with some stencils and give the gift of your creativity to someone else!  Sort of like paying it forward, crafty style!! :)

You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.

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


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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Truth Cards inspired by Melody Ross

Hello All!

Design Team Member Keri Sallee here!

I LOVE artists who use their creatives talents to change the world and one of my favorite inspirational artists is Melody Ross, the founder of Brave Girls Club.

One of her most powerful creations is Truth Cards. In her own words, Truth Cards are:

The idea for Truth Cards came as a way to overpower the awful script that sometimes runs in our head, preventing our souls from feeling whole or healed. Truth cards are little messages of love and truth that are written directly to our souls….telling us the TRUTH when we are believing words that are keeping us from believing the love and truth.

I have always LOVED the idea of these beautiful little nuggets of truth and decided to finally try making them myself.

Here is the full book of Truth Cards I made.


Today…I want to show you how I made 2 of them.

To start with I used Heidi Swapp’s “Favorite Things” collection for Michael’s and 5×4 cards cut from chipboard.


I used the 3 brand NEW TCW Stencils for this project:

TCW557S “Mini Lace”


TCW 589 Butterflight


TCW2093 “Sequin Waste Bit”


After I used my Liquitex Matte Gel Medium to adhere my patterned paper to my chipboard, I used a makeup wedge with Adirondack Inks in Watermelon and Wild Plum through my Sequin Waste Bit Stencil. I also used the Watermelon around the edges to make it pop.


The bright pink and purple along with the colorful chevron add a FUN ’80s feel.


Next, I added some film strip washi tape:


After adding my words, I wanted to add a little darker image, so I used my Butterflight stencil and my Archival Ink in Jet Black to add some graphic butterflies around my words.


Here is the finished product!


I chose to use a scripture from the Bible, but you can use ANYTHING that speaks to you…song lyrics, book quotes…whatever hold TRUTH to you!

Here’s another super simple Truth Card.

Start with a pretty patterned paper and Matte Gel it to a chipboard piece.

Using the Mini Lace Stencil and Adirondack Inks with makeup wedges, add a couple colors to your card background. With the size of these cards, I was just trying to add texture and color to my background, not necessarily show the exact image.


Here is the finished Truth Card:


I hope today inspired you to find some TRUTH in your life and document it.


Keri Sallee

TCW Design Team Member

P.S. To see more, check out my blog at: Truth Cards Inspired by Melody Ross.

Monoprint Home Decor with Rachel Kleinman

Welcome back, crafty souls! This is Rachel Kleinman here to share some fun and easy home decor ideas using The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, paint, and a gelatin plate!


This Halloweeny image above is my favorite one, and it was created with just one stencil: Sugar Skull! I added a few paint drops of each color in pink, lime green, yellow, and light blue on top of a gelatin printing plate. Then I carefully used a brayer to spread the paint, but not mix the colors. I laid the Sugar Skull bit on top of the paint and place black cardstock on top. The result is completely Frame-Worthy! Especially for this time of year!


Same as above, but switching out different paint colors. I especially love the look on black cardstock rather than the traditional white paper or deli paper.


It’s fun to switch the paper element to achieve completely different results. Here I used a torn page from an old book. I mixed a variety of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, with Stone Rings being the focus, and did multiple prints on top of each other.


Another mix of multiple stencils to create a layered print. The gold paint through the stencils on a black cardstock is beautiful!

The set of 4 ‘mini’ monoprints actually use the same combination of stencils: Scribbled Rose, Geodesic, Daisy Window, and Repeating Pods. Changing paint colors and the alignment of the stencil makes all the difference!


Thanks for browsing my newest monoprints! I will put them all in a frame and display them over our fireplace :) Easy works of art!

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 2053 – Sugar Skull

TCW 2056 – Scribbled Rose

TCW 2078 – Daisy Window

TCW 510s – Geodesic

TCW 553s – Stone Rings

TCW 547s – Repeating Pods