Jill combined both the good and the bad that has been 2012 into a canvas featuring the Prima Craftsman papers and note cards, and the Crafters Workshop ‘Flower Garden’ template. Collaging the canvas and then layering paints, ink and mists over the template, incorporating autobiographical elements into your artwork is easy to do - not to mention therapeutic!
By combing both of the TCW stencils, Jill has painted over them in white to create a far more interesting background for her page. Finishing it off, she has used the Hod Podge book cover with roughly stitched holes, painted over it and then added the decorative rubon for even more interest.
As you probably already know The Crafters Workshop templates are a creative favourite for Louise. For this particular layout Louise has created an 'embossed' like pattern on her background, using the template, texture paste and gesso. The pattern of the template has been highlighted by the subtle use of Tattered Angels chalkboard glimmer mist behind and around the photo.
Dina Wakley has an amazing artistic style in both her art journaling and scrapbooking, using an array of templates, stamps, journaling, sewing, and mixed media/techniques. Thank you to Dina [the designer of the Boulders template] for allowing us to showcase her fabulous creativity using the Boulders template.
Cristin Gronnslett shows how less can be more using several different templates, lightly layered over one another for a stunning but subtle effect.
ris Uy utilized stencils from The Crafters Workshop to create an artsy textured background for this page. She loves using white cardstocks with The Crafter's Workshop stencils because it really allows her to play and experiment with her art mediums.
Here is another example of how Iris uses The Crafter's Workshop stencils to create highly textured details and effects on her projects. She layered over a mixture of gesso and glass bead gels over the stencil. After it dried, she then colored it with pigment powders and pan pastels.
Louise N is a big fan of creating her own layout backgrounds, and as such just loves The Crafters Workshop templates! Especially those designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. This poppy design by Julie is just wonderful and quirky enough to suit Louise's creative style. Louise has used gesso to create a resist image on her background and then has highlighted it with the use of Tattered Angels Chalkboard glimmer mists.
A big thank you to Gina Rodgers for allowing us to share her wonderful creativity using The Crafters Workshop templates! We love how she has distressed the look of the stencils rather than use them as solid shapes – in the top layout Gina has used the Wonky Circles template, and the page directly above showcases the gorgeous Herringbone.
Nenette Samson Madero is a very talented crafter who turned to TCW stencils to create this stunning trio canvas frame dedicated to her three children. She layered layers upon layers of colours, textures, collage materials, patterned papers. Each layer blends together beautifully through her clever use of colour. Thank you Nette for this wonderful inspirational piece of art!
Jane loved this quote so much that she decided to turn it into something she could hang in her craft room. Jane laid the leaf frame over the canvas and spread a thick costing of texture paste then gently lifted the template away and dried the canvas.
Layers of Glimmer Mists were sprayed over the top and allowed then to dry. For the quote piece Jane first applied a coat of spray adhesive to the back of the 'If You Believe' template, this will ensure that it will stay in place on her cardstock, she then applied VersaMark ink all over the card, removed the template then poured clear embossing powder over the whole piece and heat set it. When the Glimmer Mists are applied over it is when the magic begins and the quote comes to life!!
Jane loved playing with the leaf frame so she decided to try it on a card as well. She created this stunning effect above by laying the template on watercolour card and spreading a thick layer of texture paste over it and leaving it to dry. The leaves were covered in layers of colour – first she sprayed Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist was sprayed all over it and then painted Olive Vine Glimmer Mist with a paintbrush. She then sprayed Vanilla Breeze over the entire piece and dried it once again.
Jane recommends that the piece must be completely dry for the next step. She dabbed the VersaMark ink pad over the whole piece then poured clear embossing powder over it and heat set it, she repeated this step to give a rich thick shiny coating to resemble a glossy tile. Jane just loved the outcome and will definitely be doing this technique again!
Chris also shows us how the Crafter's Workshop Templates can easily be used to create a piece of artwork for your wall. Chris used the Inque Boutique blendable markers again on this project to create the background on the white cardstock. She scribbled with her markers onto a acrylic stamp block and then using a paint brush and a little bit of water she painted the background.
Chris then laid the template over the painted background and inked all around the template with black ink. The exciting part is removing the template and revealing the gorgeous image! Chris then inked the butterflies onto another piece of white cardstock, cut them out and used 3D foam tape to layer them over the butterflies on the image to give them extra pop! The sentiment is also from the Hero Arts Anytime Messages set.
Oh what fun Chris had with the 6x6 Crafter's Workshop Templates. For this bright and colourful card she used the Inque Boutique Blendable markers to colour in the flowers of the template onto white cardstock. She then coloured in a few of the flowers a second time onto another piece of white cardstock and cut them out to mount them onto her card using 3D foam tape.
To make the flowers pop even more Chris added some Hero Arts flowers and Zva Creative Crystals. The sentiment is also Hero Arts from the ‘Anytime Messages’ set.
With the Houndstooth template Chris has mixed together some polished pigments and acrylic medium and painted it over the template onto the Basic Grey pattern paper. This creates a whole new look for the paper and can be used as a background pattern on the card. The flowers on the card are also cut out from the Basic Grey Hello Luscious 6x6 paper pad . The card was finished off with the Hero Arts 'Anytime Messages' sentiment.
We thank Roberta Wax for sharing her lovely card using The Crafters Workshop 6x6 template. Roberta placed the Gathered Flowers template onto the cardstock and used a few different coloured sprays to create this wonderful effect. Roberta says "The fun thing about playing with sprays and templates is that you can make several background sheets at once, giving you a nice stash for later." Thank you Roberta.
Finally we spotted this fab card by Angela Ploegman using the inner circle of the Sunburst 12 x 12 template by The Crafters Workshop. Angela says the card was Inspired by an Allison Davis Card Sketch (Sketch Support) and she used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists with The Crafters Workshop template to create this effect. Many thanks for sharing your lovely card with us Angela.
Innovative new templates from The Crafter’s Workshop in this release, as well as a brand new line designed by the talented Julie Fei-Fan Balzer which will have you looking at templates in a completely different way. See the full release here.
Iris had a blast playing with this 6x6 template from The Crafter's Workshop. All she needed was some white cardstock and her favourite Glimmer Mists to create this brick background. She ended up doing four cards in one sitting with this fabulous template which is perfect for creating backgrounds for cards and scrapbook pages.
Jane positioned the largest heart shape on the 6x6in heart template on cream card and sponge a sand coloured ink over it to fill in the area, concentrate the ink around the outer edge and leave the centre lighter to give depth. She then placed the smallest heart on template over the inked heart, then filled this area in with mahogany ink. Papers and stickers used are Webster's Pages.
On these two cards, Jane created custom backgrounds for her cards with BasicGrey Curio papers and two different techniques using Crafters Workshop Templates. On the first one, she used the 6x6 vine template on reversed BasicGrey Curio upholstery paper using Glimmer Mist Tattered Leather. With the second card she placed the Crafter's Template 6x6in template on reversed BasicGrey Curio, and outlined the template using a white gel pen. Jane notes that you need to ensure you let the gel dry before removing the template as it may smudge!
We would like to thank Irma Peredne for this beautiful layout. This is what she has to say about this layout: "Raising two very wild and crazy boys, I seldom get to scrap romantic, pretty pages. My eldest son featured in this page, is always a willing model to my impromptu photo shoots. For this page I've used The Crafter's Workshop template Cherry Blossoms TCW177. I coloured in the template with colour pencils." Thank you Irma for this wonderful source of inspiration.
Here is another stunning page by Irma where she used the 6" x 6" The Crafter's Workshop template (Sunburst TCW166). This page is about an emotion - the moment when your child is born and you hear his voice for the first time. Irma tried to capture the glorious nature of that experience in sunny, bright colours, and a big dose of optimism.
Iris thought of converting an old leather covered box lid into a Christmas wall hanging. The Crafter's Workshop template helped her to create the Christmas Tree which was hand cut from BasicGrey's Jovial paper. She outlined the edges of the tree with stickles and added gold paint and gold mica to the corners of the frame.
Kathie admits that she is a bit circle-challenged when it comes to scrapbooking. So when she spied the new Crafters Workshop Dots all Around templates, she thought they might be a useful addition to her collection.
Both the 12x12 and the 6x6 template have been used on this page. Kathie used the guides on the larger template to shape her layout into a circle. She then inked through the smaller template to create the circle design on the background of her page. Finally, she added a mix of Webster’s Pages Life’s Portrait and Lullaby Lane, with some Hambly and October Afternoon to complete her page.
Louise just loves the versatility of The Crafters Workshop templates. Not only can they be used in the creation of an assortment of projects; Layouts, cards, ATC's OTP, but also in the projects utilising an assortment of styles. to illustrate this Louise has scrapped both a simple fun looking layout and a more grungy freestyle looking layout. She has used two different patterns from the same template, which actually has four in the 12 x 12 format.
For both layouts Louise has used a black Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. For this particular layout she has used the template pattern to create a background pattern on her paper covered cardstock.
And on this layout she has used it a a patterned background to her matted photo and chipboard alpha title.
This layout was created by Rhonda Van Ginkel, for a sketch challenge. The sketch was created by Anam Stubbington. Rhonda has used the 'Cosmic Bubbles' Crafters Workshop template to wonderful effect to carry through the bubble theme in her gorgeous photo. Thank you so very much Rhonda for sharing your gorgeous layout with us.
We thank Ranjini Malhotra, USA, for this next layout. Ranjini has created a beautiful stylish page. She applied metallic ink through a Mums template to create a stunning effect next to her photo. To give the stencilled image extra glitz, she’s added a glittery yellow button right in the middle.
We thank Kim Watson, Cape Town South Africa, for this next layout. Kim has used the Arabesque template as a mask and misted through it with Bubblegum Glimmer Mist. It creates a perfect soft background for her page. Kim's built up her page with a mix of bright elements and then finished it off with a beautiful orange ribbon fixed to the page with decorative pins! Stunning work, Kim!
In this adorable page, Lisa Dickinson, Colorado, has used the Mums template to create floral embellishments. She has misted through the templates and then cut out the resultant shapes once they were dry. These summery flowers contrast perfectly against the ledger paper in the background and are a great accent on this beach layout.
For those who love the look of personalising their pages with doodling or artwork and don’t think they can, The Crafters Workshop templates are the perfect solution. These are fabulous high quality templates that you can use with Glimmer Mist, chalks, paints, inks, texture paste – anything really.
Suz had a journalling heavy page where the photo was kind of secondary, and the 6x6 Gathered Flowers template provided the perfect subtle and slightly nostalgic background pattern, while the larger 12x12 Circle Circle Dot Dot template provided a vehicle for her journalling. Suz used the new Neutral Shades from the Trimcraft Chalks range to create the softness of the pattern she was looking for.
Kathie chose the 12x12 Cherry Blossom template to experiment with. And experiment she did! She has used it in a variety of ways on her layout. Firstly, she misted through a portion of it using blue Glimmer Mist. After that was dry, she cleaned and repositioned the stencil, and sponged Walnut Stain ink through it.
She then added the other layers to her page including some flowers made from rolled cardstock. Finally, she traced around some of the shapes on the stencil to create smaller blue flowers from blue paper. Kathie found the template sturdy, easy to position and easy to clean. And she is quite taken with the design of the Cherry Blossom!
Louise absolutely loved creating with the Crafters Workshop templates. Being able to create your own background patterns, patterned papers and embellishments, how versatile and fabulous are these templates!!!!! For this particular layout Louise has used one of the 4 doily style patterns on the Mums template to create a photo matt/background using a co-ordinating shade of glimmer mist. .
To add to the earthy and rustic feel of the layout, Louise has hand scrunched the misted patterned photo matt before final layering of her photo and embellishments.
For this layout Louise has used another of the 4 doily (Mums) patterns to create a flower like pattern to embellish her layout . Using 2 shades of Glimmer Mist to create the doily pattern with, she has then cut it up to create a photo frame and a journal frame to embellish her layout with.
Nicole selected the "Tree of Life" template to create this cute background. She created the trunk of the tree by tracing through the template and then she hand-cut the pieces and inked the edges. She created the leaves by again tracing through the template and hand cutting from various patterned papers, but she alternated some of the leaves by filling in the stencil with watercolour paints and then traced the edges with journalling pen.
The sun and the blue cloud are from the same template adding to the whimsical feel of the page and the "popping out" kite.