Hello, this is Nancy, and you’re reading my first post as a Design Team Member for The Crafter’s Workshop. I’m thrilled to be a part of this team and look forward to creating with fabulous stencils.

With the onset of warmer days ahead, I was inspired to create an art journal spread that bursts with enthusiasm and energy. Winters in New Hampshire can be very long and when they’re over, we jump for joy!

A journal spread by Nancy Lefko featuring TCW stencils and celebrating spring

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Supplies Used:

TCW157s Flower Frenzy 6″ x 6″

TCW287s Mini Burst 6 ” x 6″

CraftSmart acrylic paints: mustard, aqua

ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inks: deep lagoon, yellow ochre

Pam Carriker Matte Mixed Media Adhesive

Baby wipes

Miscellaneous papers

Staz-On ink: teal

Wite-Out correction pen

Uni Ball Signo black gel pen

Vintage image

Glue stick

I began this spread by collaging miscellaneous papers onto the journal paper and coating with a matte medium to better receive the aqua and mustard acrylic paints. The paints were blended with a baby wipe.

Collaged papers receive a coating of matte medium followed by acrylic paint

Art journal background is fully covered in acrylic paint

The Mini Burst 6″ x 6″ stencil, used with deep lagoon and yellow ochre fluid chalk inks, added design to the spread.

Mini Burst TCW stencils and inks add design to the journal spread background

Additional design was created with the Flower Frenzy 6″ x 6″ stencil and inks.

Floral Frenzy TCW stencil and yellow ochre ink add design to journal spread

Adding a focal image underscores the ‘jump for joy’ feeling of this journal spread.

Focal point of the journal page adds to the joy

The message of this journal page is added with gel pen, Wite-Out correction pen and words stamped onto vintage paper. (Using a white charcoal pencil first assures that the message is accurate before adding the correction pen/marker.)

Text is added to the journal spread with markers and stamped words

The journal spread is framed with an application of fluid chalk ink around the outside edge.

Completed Nancy Lefko journal spread

The Crafter’s Workshop stencils can add so much to the design of your journal spread, making your background BURST with joy!

Nancy Lefko

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member



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