Category Archives: Altered Art

TCW – Unicorn

hello everyone!

Today I am back on the The Crafter’s Workshop blog (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop  sharing with you this art journal page.  it is by far one of my favourite art journal pages I have created in a long time.

Click here (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop to jump on over to their blog for the full tutorial on how i created this page.  I absolutely love how it turned out so much so it has inspired me for my next page already.  i will be back on the 22nd of September to offer you more inspiration using The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and paints!

in the meantime you can check in regularly with me on my Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook or you can check out my  Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram  feed to see what else i am up to during the month!





Sizzix Maker Challenge – Is it a House, a Pocket or a Flag!!

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I am back today to share with you a different way to use the Eileen Hull House/Pocket Stitchlit (https://www NULL.sizzix

I originally created my original project with this die as a banner and ever since then I have been thinking about a specific project and well this is the time to share it here with you!

in today’s world of social media it is so easy to request someone to share a prayer, a positive thought, sending a bit of light etc. and every time I see this I do a silent send their way and that is what got me thinking and creating

so i proceeded to cut out some house’s using the house/pocket stitchlit and in the way i folded it it turns out that i end up with a different type of banner bit that can be used!!

See you always need to be on the lookout for those extra ways right!

i took each one and folded down the top portion and sewed straight across the top in order to create a little pocket for a string to go through so i can hang these outside in the breeze.

next i placed the bits one at  a time into my stamping platform and sometimes using the initials and sometimes the first name of the individuals, i stamped using some paint.

I then just added various stamps on the flags and then strung them up outside.

here are a few of  the flags i want to share with you and hope it encourages you to look outside of what your die was created for and to what it can be used for as a bonus!

thanks for stopping by today! don’t forget that Sizzix has a Makers Challenge happening this month using Eileen’s Heartfelt collection. just click on this picture and it will take you there for all the details

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and here is the prize, which includes Eileen’s fabulous Journal die:
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remember you need to play along for a chance to win this prize!!!

until next time











TCW – stenciling furniture

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isn’t it hard to believe that August is almost over! where has this month gone.. this month i decided to add a bit of colour to my space

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

so I opened my home studio over a year ago and I just used old kitchen cabinets for storage and old tables with an added pressboard top for my workshops and they were working really well…but everything was darkish.   so I took it upon myself to paint the cabinets and well  since i did have lots of paint left over I figured why not paint the desk tops too!!

but then I couldn’t just leave them white right!! so I decided I would brighten them up just a bit and after choosing the Stained Glass stencils  and deciding i wanted to create a row using the colours of our chakras I began

i applied various colours through each stencil to create variation through out and kept going until i was happy.

i just kept sponging and mixing until i had all seven of the stencils in place

as much as  i love the crisper lines i wanted my image to appear aged so taking a baby wipe i wiped down each ring

now that is what i wanted!!  the table looked incomplete with just the 7 images down the centre so i took out the 6×6 of the same stencil and stencilled the corners as well as TCW261s and using the black licorice paint i bordered my tables. i purposefully didn’t use the entire stencil each time because once again i wanted that aged look

now for the final touch i used a couple of different tapes around the entire table

and here you have it.. my completed table tops

the crown chakra colours to the root chakra colours is what will greet my customers when they come in

and from where i sit and create is the root chakra colours to the crown chakra coloursi hope you have been inspired to use your stencils on pieces around your home. i have not stopped thinking about what i could stencil next!!!

A QUICK TIP:  something i did learn though this whole process is that one should always make sure to take note of where the bottom of your stencil is for those times you wanted to line it back up again to add colour.

Supplies used:

TCW261s (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop – art is
TCW462 (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop– stained glass
TCW heavy body paints (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop – black licorice, lemon custard, orange slice, candy apple red, blueberry pie, grape jelly, raspberry sorbet, blue jellybean, kale smoothy and spun sugar


Eileen Hull heart and soul meets powertex!

Hello everyone!!

today I am here to show you a project I created for Eileen Hull (http://www NULL.eileenhull team  using the heart and soul die  (http://www NULL.sizzix and spring leaves (http://www NULL.sizzix but it is not your typical project…

I had taken a powertex class from the wonderful Cheryl Bogliali in 2016 at a  local retreat and fell in love with the product but alas didn’t really do much with it again until  I sat down with my sister and created our figurines …..  but the itch to create was still quite strong.   so when Eileen challenged her inspiration team this month to create using her dies in a different way …. well out came my powertex and Kunin felt  and well here is what I did

I started off by die cutting the flower and leaves out of Kunin felt. I opted to use the darker colours as I wasn’t sure how this project would turn out. I then soaked them in powertex making sure the felt was completely saturated

I then attached it to a bottle using some cotton and let it set for a very long time to dry…….  once it was completely dry I set out to add a bit of shimmer, a few stones and a dragonfly brad and this is what I came up with

a simple little wine cuff to attach to a bottle to add that little extra touch to a gift!

how do you use your Eileen Hull dies in a different way!!! do share with us and let us know!



TCW – Joyful Sunflower canvas bag

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holy what a summer it has been so far right! I am not sure about you all but for me it has been and has it ever gone quickly!!!

today I am here to share with you my very first project created for  The Crafter’s Workshop blog (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.blogspot .

I had this bag at home that I knew I quite liked but a little too plain for me….in other words not a lick of colour! So I just knew that I needed to alter it.

I started out by smearing some gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop across the centre of the bag. I didn’t want to cover the whole thing but wanted a spot for a variance of colour.  I then chose to use TCW575-Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop to create the centre piece for my bag. So using some modelling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop I filled the centre of the flower and then picked up the stencil and allowed that portion to dry.

Now you need to bear with me a bit as it seems like this is going one way but ends up in a totally different place!! LOL

So now that the centre was dry, I laid the stencil back in place and then I started applying DecoArt Media Mister in  primary magenta.  (after making a mask to cover the centre of my flower)

Next, I started applying some paints using a make up sponge, each time laying the stencils back in place between drying times….I liked where it was going….

Now this is where it gets a little interesting.   I  thought I might change it up a bit. I loved, and was going for the brightness of the colours, but then decided that I should add a bit of white paint through the stencil 

Yes, I am liking this but it still wasn’t quite what I wanted. So once again I placed the stencil back down and this time I layered a thick layer of gel medium (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop and then sprinkled some seed beads onto it and set it all aside to dry

Now it was almost finished but not quite.. i dug out my jar of black gesso/water mixture and outlined all the petals (or tried too!) and here you have it once again.. my finished bag

I sure hope you have stuck with me from the beginning to see how my process went from a plain bag to the finished piece!


We would love to see what you create with The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils and Mediums.
You can share it with us on our Facebook page (https://www NULL.facebook, Instagram (https://www NULL.instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest (https://www NULL.pinterest using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

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


Supplies Used:

TCW575 – Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
TCW9001 – White Gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
TCW9005 – Modeling Paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
DecoArt Paints
seed beads
sharpie marker