Looking SHARP-{ie}!

Hello! Tami Sanders here to share an idea with you for adding a custom touch to your craft storage or school supplies.

When I saw the TCW280 Blazonry stencil, I thought it would be great to use to add word-art to a project. it just needed to be used with the designs running horizontal…

The Crafter's Workshop - 12 x 12 Doodling Templates - Blazonry

I had recently picked up a new 12 X 12 plastic zipper tote to carry finished layouts home from crops or retreats — it was nice but PLAIN! I thought it would be perfect to try out my word-art idea on.

I taped the stencil to the front of the tote using blue painters tape, then outlined the shapes using a dark grey Sharpie. Then, with the stencil still in place, I used different colors of Sharpies to add words, adjusting the height and width of the letters to fit in the ovals.

Here is a pic of the finished project…

the crafters workshop_ tcw blog_sharpie_stencil_altered storage_stencil with sharpie_blazonary stencil_tami sanders - wm

and here is a closeup pic of the word-art…

the crafters workshop_ tcw blog_sharpie_stencil_altered storage_stencil with sharpie_blazonary stencil_tami sanders - cu

To finish off the tote, I added borders along the top and bottom using designs from the TCW396 Arrows and Hearts stencil…

the crafters workshop_ tcw blog_sharpie_stencil_altered storage_stencil with sharpie_blazonary stencil_tami sanders - border 2 a

You could use the same technique to customize a canvas tote, t-shirt, wood or paper mache’ box or anything you wanted to make just a bit more personal! Use the 6 X 6 size and a finer pen for smaller projects.

Supplies Used:

THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOPTCW280 Blazonry and TCW396 Arrows and Hearts

OTHER:80’s Glam Sharpie Marker Set, 12 X 12 Plastic Zipper Tote and Blue Painters Tape

Tami Sanders… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

7 thoughts on “Looking SHARP-{ie}!

  1. Oh now that is a great idea and it looks fabulous!!! I have several of these same hard plastic 12×12 paper/supply holders and never even once thought to decorate them!!! ..and here I thought I was crafty. lol 😉 I need to go get me some Sharpies too I think! Awesome colors!! Thanks so much for sharing this cool project!

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