Hello folks, Nancy here, and welcome to a tutorial for a fun mixed media piece using some great new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and products from Canvas Corp Brands.

match up logo for Canvas Corp Brands and The Crafter's Workshop

This month we are in a “Match-Up” with Canvas Corp Brands to show ways to use The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and mediums with a variety of Canvas Corp Brands products.

Don’t forget to see details at the bottom of this post for how you can win a wonderful prize package worth over $50 from TCW and CCB.


I created a mixed media piece using some great blues and greens to evoke a feeling of Spring…you know that feeling we all long for about this time of year? While we await that first crocus bud, let’s fill our pockets with LOVE, HOPE & LAUGHTER; it’ll help us through the cold & snow.

mixed media piece with Canvas Corp Brands and TCW stencils LEFKO

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

Supplies used:

6″ x 6″ TCW710s Endless Swirls Stencil

6″ x 6″ TCW711s Rose Garden Stencil

foam spouncer

Canvas Corp Papers: CCP2856 Green & Ivory Lattice, CCP2243 Blue & Ivory Ribbon Stripe, CCP2851 Garden Words on Ivory Reverse


Distress ink

stiff brush

Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry adhesive


Canvas Corp blue burlap

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: French Lime

Canvas Corp blue ticking canvas flower

Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac adhesive


Canvas Corp white envelopes

acrylic paint: citron

The Crafter’s Workshop Heavy Body Acrylic: Blue Jellybean

Fluid Chalk Ink: olive pastel, deep lagoon

hole punch, eyelet setter & eyelets

Canvas Corp cotton cording

hemp cord

Canvas Corp mini clothespins: blue, green


Adhere green & ivory lattice paper to cardboard with Zip Dry adhesive. Miter corners and fold to back & adhere.

green & ivory lattice paper and zip dry adhesive LEFKO

Mitered corner of green and ivory lattice paper LEFKO

Distress with stiff brush and distress ink.

Distress ink and green & ivory lattice paper LEFKO

Tear pieces of Blue & Ivory Ribbon Stripe paper and spray with French Lime Glimmer Mist. Ink edges with ivory pastel fluid chalk ink. Adhere to background along with blue burlap.

Blue & Ivory Ribbon Stripe paper and blue burlap LEFKO

Add design to white envelopes with Endless Swirls and Rose Garden stencils. Use foam spouncer to apply acrylic paints.

TCW Endlss Swirls stencil and citron acrylic paint LEFKO

TCW Rose Garden stencil & TCW heavy body acrylic paint LEFKO

Age envelopes with distress ink and stiff brush.

TCW stencils on envelopes aged with distress ink and stiff brush LEFKO

At top of piece use eyelet setter to add eyelets. Use hemp cord, threaded through eyelets, to attach cotton cord  to the piece.

hemp cord through eyelets to attach cotton cord to piece LEFKO

Use French Lime Glimmer Mist to spritz and dye cheesecloth. Attach cheesecloth to the center of the blue ticking canvas flower with Fabri-Tac adhesive.

French Lime Glimmer Mist and cheesecloth LEFKO

canvas flower with dyed cheesecloth center LEFKO

 Attach envelopes to cord at top of piece with mini-clothespins. Attach canvas flower and third envelope to the bottom of piece. Add mini-clothespin to center of canvas flower. Cut words from “Garden Words on Ivory Reverse” Canvas Corp paper and adhere to the envelopes. Ink edges of finished piece with deep lagoon fluid chalk ink.

mixed media piece with Canvas Corp Brands and TCW stencils LEFKO

Using new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and craft products from Canvas Corp Brands made this piece so much fun to create.


To celebrate our CCB & TCW match-up, over $50 worth of CCB and TCW goodies will go to one lucky winner.
What would a match-up be without a fun prize?!! Here is your chance to get your hands on a wonderful collection of products from The Crafter’s Workshop and Canvas Corp Brands. Here is all you need to do:
1. Leave a comment here or on any or all of the Match-Up Posts during the month of February with The Crafter’s Workshop and CCB. You can leave one on each post for more chances to win. Don’t forget to include #tcwccbmatchup so we can find you!
2. And/or leave a comment on the TCW Facebook page and the CCB Facebook page. Don’t forget to include #tcwccbmatchup so we can find you!
3. And/or leave a comment on any of the TCW Instragram posts and the CCB Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the TCW team. Don’t forget to include #tcwccbmatchup so we can find you!
You can follow along by searching #tcwccbmatchup too. If you love what you see and would like to join our Facebook group the CCB Collective – ask to join today.

Thanks for visiting!

Nancy Lefko

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member


  1. Fabulous project. I like the blue and green color combo and all the texture with the burlap and canvas. The clothespins are a cute touch.

  2. Oooo!!! Nancy—you rock!!! This piece is just wonderful!!! I love the color combo!! I also love how you’ve created such great texture by tearing some fab patterned papers and adding yummy elements like your spritzed-dyed cheesecloth, colored burlap and hemp cord!!! Loving it all SO much!!! #tcwccbmatchup

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