Friday, March 15, 2013

New Stencils from The Crafter's Workshop!

Greetings my inky friends! It's May Flaum here, back with some fresh inspiration for you featuring two of the new Crafter's Workshop stencils just released! Check out some of the new designs now in the shop!


Before I share my project today, I want to share with you my favorite trick that I've just recently begun using when I want to stencil just a small part of a design. I have found that scotch tape is perfect for preventing blunders!


I adhere a piece (or as many needed) of tape to the edge of the stencil if I am worried about going over the edge but don't have enough space between the edge and the design to comfortably rely on using a piece of scrap paper as a barrier. I also use it at times to make sure I only get one part of a design. This works fantastic - just make sure that when you do this the sticky side is facing UP and not down onto your project. Your foam blending tool (if applying ink) will not stick to it - it just glides right over the tacky tape! If you're using a mist that still works - it will not absorb.


Also, as long as you remove the tape when you're done, there should be no sticky residue or harm to your stencil. I do love a good trick to get more from my stencils.

Speaking of stencil love, that new mosaic leaf (shown above) is a favorite, and another absolutely "what did I ever do without this" stencil for me is definitely the mini confetti stencil.


This one is cool as-is, but where it truly rocks is used in small bits and pieces to accent a project. It can look so soft, so random, even I sometimes wonder how I got certain splatters of color and then I remember - it is my magic new stencil! Here you can see my finished scrapbook layout:

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Using the foam blending tool with ink (most any should work!) is my favorite way to get good color coverage and I love all it adds to my page. These ideas aren't just for scrapbooking pages either! Cards, mixed media pieces, altered arts, tags, and all other kinds of craft projects can benefit from some of these fabulous stencils.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at some of my favorite new Crafter's Workshop stencils. You can find them now in the Simon Says Stamp shop, and if you're looking for more crafty fun and ideas with these stencils and more be sure to visit me on my blog where I'm often found getting my hands inky and using my stencils often.

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109 comments:

  1. Fabulous samples and beautiful examples!!

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  2. Sorry!! I meant to say fabulous stencils and beautiful examples!!

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  3. There are so many fabulous new stencils - like I need them all! Love your layout.

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  4. Your LO here is awesome, and so are all these new stencils here. Definately some of them that´ll be pretty fun to get a go on.
    Have a wonderful week-end here everyone.

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  5. Oh I love TCW's stencils and these new ones are just gorgeous! I want them all! ;) Gorgeous layout.

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  6. Some of those stencils are really beautiful!

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  7. I LOVE this company and their products. Love the artsy feel you can achieve using stencils.

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  8. I also like using foam blending tool and ink with stencils. And The Crafter's Workshop stencils are always very creative!

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  9. Love this stencils. Can make so beautiful artwork with them.

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  10. yes, i do like that stencil!!! thanks for showcasing the creativity with the stencils
    ava g

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  11. These new stencils look yummy. Glad you showed that confetti one. Very useful

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  12. So many cool stencil designs!! Love the page you made with one!

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  13. love these stencils! Can't wait to try!

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  14. Stencils are just the best art tool around these days. So versatile and easy to use for a spot of color wherever it is needed.

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  15. Hi May, Your layout is fabulous. I love the way you have used the stencils to create a soft & delicate design that enhances the photos, while not detracting from them.

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  16. that looks so pretty - always think of using sprays - thank you for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

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  17. Really fun new stencils! Need to start playing with them again! ~God bless~

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  18. Wonderful layout! I've never worked with stencils before but you make it look easy. Looks like great fun too! Happy weekend!

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  19. Great stencil tips, and that mini confetti one will have to go on my wish list! Fun layout, love how you used the stencils around the photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I just love stencils, but have a hard time finding good ones that work on cards. These look amazing! I'm ordering some of them today! Thanks for sharing the tip about using tape on them!

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  21. I love the stencils-and your pages are AWESOME!!

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  22. That's a great tip sometimes you need a small part not all the stencil.

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  23. always lovely to hop by and see your new stuff and these stencils are great
    Hugs Kate x

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  24. Cool page layout and lovely color palette. I edge my stencils on all sides with duct tape on front and back for a 3" border--saves scrap paper. Scotch makes a low tack artist's tape (in a dispenser like regular tape) that works on stencils. Handy if you find peeling up tape difficult.

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  25. Holy! These are must have! Love the stencils!

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  26. Beautiful layout!!! I love that technique. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  27. Such a variety of stencils! Thanks forthe inspiration May.

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  28. These stencils are fantastic. Thanks to May for the tips and ideas too!!!

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  29. More fab products!! Love! Love! Thanks for the ideas!

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  30. Thanks for the alert. I never think about using stencils for my greeting cards. They would be a fast and interesting element to add.

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  31. Wow...These are great. Love the projects today. Those stencils are wonderful.

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  32. Those project are simply beautiful! I have a couple stencils but have yet to use them. I really need to get them inky!

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  33. I love to work with stencils, great products and wonderful ideas. Thanks.

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  34. This mosaic effect is really nice !!!

    Hugs from France
    Lunéa♥

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  35. Love all the new stencils! The mini subway is my fav! Such great ideas! Thank you!

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  36. Very pretty and a lot of assortment!

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  37. Very cool, thanks for the tip too!

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  38. Gorgeous layout! I love the look that you achieve with the stencils...so pretty!

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  39. oh good golly, these stencils are amazing!

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  40. Love the "perfect" splatters!

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  41. I have used these stencils before & love the new ones out now! Thanks for sharing your tips and great layout!!

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  42. Awesome, love these stencils! And the Disney LO is so inspiring!

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  43. Thanks for the scotch tape trick!

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  44. Cool stencils.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
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  45. Really neat LO and thanks for the tip on using the tape with the stencils!

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  46. Love your layout. You do magic with those stencils, or was that a sprinkling of fairy dust?

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  47. Oh wow, these stencils are fantastic. So is May's work :)

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  48. Awesome, I love that technique!:)

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  49. Great designs and what a great example of what you can do with them. Great Layout!

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  50. Love this stencils. Can make so beautiful artwork with them.

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  51. The new stencils are fabulous. I hadn't noticed the Mosaic Leaf before!

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  52. LOVE their stencils! I just ordered a couple!

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  53. wonderful tip on applying the inks. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  54. The stencils are wonderful, really love the urban skyline

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  55. Great tip with using tape. Great layout as always May! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  56. Great tip, those pages look great! Lovely colors :). Hugs, Hanneke

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  57. For some reason the tip about the tape is eluding me! I can not see in my mind what you mean. If the tape is sticky side up - how does it stay in place? Beautiful project by the way!!!

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  58. I like the idea of tape because I use a lot of the stencils and are always have to lay a piece of paper over the area I don't want ink in

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  59. Fabulous LO! Loving these new stencils.

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  60. These are so fun! Love the new ones!

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  61. Thanks for the inspiration! I even have some stencils!!!

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  62. I LOOOOVE stencils! Thanks, May!

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  63. May, your scrapbook page looks beautiful! And the new stencils are awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on some!

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  66. Great new stencils and thanks for the tape tip.

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  67. Enjoyed your inspiration today thank you.

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  68. Great designs and what a great example of what you can do with them. Great Layout!

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  69. These stencils make the layout so unique.

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  70. I love how May used the stencil.

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  71. Those stencils looks like a lot of fun!

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  72. Oh - what fun! I'm really loving stencils lately - so many ways to play. Thanks so much for the tips.

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  73. Those are some great stencils. I'd love to try them out with my sprays...

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  74. Great looking stencils, would be fun
    to use I'm sure.
    Carla from Utah

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  75. Enjoyed seeing the stencil use. Looks great!
    Linda

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  76. So many awesome stencils and thanks for the pointers....I need to pick up a couple and play with them.

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  77. What fun new toys to play with! The corner of your layout is totally cool!

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  78. What a fab technique - thamks for shaaring the tips :)

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  79. I have just started getting into mask and I love them, they are brillant.

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  80. I love the look of stencils but rarely get it to look ok when I try... Have to practice that one :)

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  81. Gorgeous technique! Great layout!

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  82. Thanks for the comprehensive roundup and discussion about stencils. There are such cool designs now, as opposed to back in the '80s. ;-) These look terrific.

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  83. Love these new stencils. What great projects from the DT.

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  84. Fabulous assortment of stencils.... got to try some!

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  85. Such a pretty way to use that stencil!

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  86. Thanks for these great tips and ideas. ;-)

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  87. Oh wow, fabulous new stencils! What a cute layout too! :)

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  88. Awesome ideas and I love this layout! I definitely 'need' some more crafters workshop templates. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  89. OOPS, my comment disappeared! Didn't realize there were these templates and love the idea and various designs of them (went to SSS store and checked...LOL!) Thanks for the tips and ideas. Especially like the scotch tape tip. Sticky side UP? eh? I WAS using Painter's Tape, but it would sometimes pull off some cardstock, regardless of repeatedly sticking to clothing beforehand...grrr. frustrating. Also, Scotch tape comes in varied widths, so that helps. Love your layout. TFS~

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  90. Love what you did with the mosaic stencils! Love the colors and how the stenciling frames your photos! Thanks so much for sharing!

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