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The Crafter's Workshops' Template Stencils

Saturday, 14 August 2010  |  Nicola

We're really excited about the templates we've recently had in from The Crafter's Workshop. They have so many uses for Cardmakers, Scrapbookers, Fabric Artists, Sewers, Altered Artists and the list goes on.

Each template comes with a versatile range of patterns within patterns so they can be used as the whole stencil or arranged to create individual designs to suit.  

They're great for using in many different applications.  Here are just a few that we've come across:

      • You can use them to dry emboss paper and card, using a machine large enough to fit, such as the Cuttlebug.
      • Colour the stencil using ink suitable for non-porous materials (like alcohol ink or Stazon) and use them to form part of of a wall hanging.
      • Use them to perfectly align brads and eyelets.
      • Try using with a piercing tool to create great patterns, ready for stitching.
      • Align against foil and create beautiful shapes with a dry embossing tool. 
      • Use with slow drying ink and mica powder to create a subtly sparkly pattern to your design.
      • Use with transfer paints (great things these, create your artwork on paper then once dry dry, iron on manmade fibre to transfer the design - genius!).  There's a great blog post here: http://trishbee.wordpress.com/
      • Use them with fabric pens to create your own unique fabrics.
      • Create embossed patterns by sweeping your embossing ink over the template, remove then apply the powder as normal.
We strongly recommend taking a look at The Crafter's Workshop Blog - they have some fantastic ideas and inspiration.

We're introducing these at a great price of £4.25 for the mini templates, which are 6 x 6 inches.