Car Art…creating with TCW on the move

Hello Creative Friends!

Keri Sallee here and it’s time for another rousing edition of: WHAT CAN I MAKE IN MY CAR!?

When I know I’m going to be traveling in my car for an extended period of time, I like to challenge myself to create something with limited space and limited supplies.

Here is what I came up with this time:


I used the 6×6 TCW541 “Believe Script” with my #157 Dark Indigo Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen and the 6×6 TCW404 “Silhouette Script” { both by Balzer Designs} with my Licorice Double Scoop Gelatos, along with We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi in Apricot to make my base.

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Here is what the base page looked like before I added all the color:


As you can see…in the car it’s VERY easy to make little mistakes or smudges, but this is a good exercise in just rolling with it (something not that easy for a perfectionist like me!)

I then started layering NeoColors, Gelatos by Design Memory Craft and Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens for more color and texture, as well as stamp for Graphic 45 and Unity Stamp Company. {See below for a full list of supplies}

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I hope today’s post challenged you to try a little car art for yourself the next time you have a long trip.




TCW #404S-Silhoutte Script

TCW #541S-Believe Script

Gesso (page was pre-gessoed before I got in the car)

We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi-Apricot

Film Strip Washi-Paper Studio

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens-Dark Indigo, Cadmiun Yellow, Orange Glaze, White, Black & Deep Scarlet Red

Faber-Castell Gelatos Double Scoop-Licorice

NeoColor II Wax Pastels-Turquoise Blue, Cobalt Blue& Purple (it looks pink to me! LOL)

Unity Stamp Company Layers of Life-August 2014-Everything Matters Heart Stamp

Unity Stamp Company Layers of Life-June 2014-Beautiful Wish Circle Stamp

Graphic 45 by Hampton Arts-Artisan Style 1-Word Stamp

Letterpress with Balzer Bits

Hi!  Julie Fei-Fan Balzer here! It’s super easy to create letterpress (i.e. a debossed colored image) with any of my Balzer Bits!  Watch the video for the how-to:

Here’s the sample from the video:


I used the same technique to create the focal images for these cards:


The sentiment was created with one of my hand carved stamps.


To create the pattern on the house, I stamped an image onto the House Bit and sprayed it with water just before I put it through the die cut machine!


I hope you’ll give this technique a try!  Be sure to visit my blog for more tips, tricks, and tutorials!

TCW 545: Many Faces Stencil

I hope that you will love my “Many Faces” stencil as much as I do!



This versatile stencil features five faces of varying sizes and styles.  If you have both the 6×6 and 12×12 versions, then you have TEN different faces!  I designed this stencil to leave you as much creative room as possible, while still providing plenty of guidance!

This is a very-typically-Julie-face, made with this stencil:



And yet, here are six more faces (made with the same stencil) in a wide variety of styles!



I hope you’ll give the “Many Faces” stencil a try.  No matter what your style, it’s sure to help you create the kinds of faces you’d like to!

I hope you’ll visit my blog for lots of artsy tips, tricks, and projects!

xxxooo, Julie

Wall decor and stencils

Hi there! Today I´d like to share with you a 6×6 inch canvas in pastellic colors. I find that this particular piece would make for a nice Valentine´s or Mother´s Day present.

I used the “Indian Leaves” 12×12 inch stencil on the background as well as on the pink flowers.

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First I treated the canvas with white gesso and when it was dry, I added some light texture paste thru the stencil onto the background. When the paste had dried up, I sprayed some Glimmer Mist colors (pink, purple, blue and green) onto the background and let the colors dry properly. When the background was all dry, splodged some darker pink color spray here and there for additional interest.

Sanna LippertWhile the spray colors were drying, I took a piece of watercolor paper and inked the pattern thru the stencil onto the paper and cut circles in various sizes. I then inked the edges of the flowers with the ink blending tool and scrunched each circle up a bit. Then I layered them to create flowers and added a brad in the middle.

After that I just needed to glue the flowers down onto the canvas, add some stenciled, fussy cut leaves (created with the Mini Abstract Leaves stencil), rhinestones and a stamped, fussy cut sentiment onto the canvas. Sanna Lippert

Here is close-up on the finished piece. I like the happy and cheerfull end result. Can you tell, how much I am already looking forward to spring? :)

Have a lovely, creative day!
xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Indian Leaves, 12×12 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Abstract Leaves, 6×6 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Glimmer Mist (pink, purple, green and blue) – Tattered Angels
Distress Inks – Ranger
Stamp – Technique Tuesday
Rhinestones - Zva Creative
Other – Texture Paste, Brads, Glue, Palette knife

Making an Inspiration Plaque with Balzer Designs

Hello Creative Friends!

Today, I want to show you how you can make this inexpensive plaque using just a chalkboard plaque from Walmart ($2), old alphabet stickers and “Chevron” stencil by Balzer Designs for TCW.


I made this Snapguide to guide you step-by-step:

Check out How to Make a Chevron Plaque With the Crafter’s Workshop by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.


Have an amazingly creative day!!