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Video | The Crafter’s Workshop Templates

[Editor's Note: Working with templates is hot hot hot right now in papercrafting, and who better to bring Scrapbook Update readers a tutorial on how to work with them than the designer of the hottest line of templates in the industry - Julie Fei-Fan Balzer! Many thanks to Julie for sharing her expertise with us!]

When May Flaum asked me to contribute a technique to her book, Scrapbook Workshop: The Best Techniques From Your Favorite Scrapbook Bloggers, I was incredibly flattered and then incredibly scared.  I wanted to pick the absolute perfect technique that was going to be simply the most amazing thing in the whole world.  Well, May gave me some good advice: She told me not to overcomplicate it and just do what came naturally to me.

The technique I share in the book is how to paint titles for your scrapbook. It’s something I love doing. And while it’s easy to do, I have run into a lot of people who hate their handwriting and want their titles to look like mine. And so I finally came up with a solution!

Earlier this year I teamed up with The Crafter’s Workshop to design a line of templates. Two of the eighteen templates are word masks. I used one…

…to title this layout:

Watch the video to learn three ways to stamp with your stencils!

Here are the samples from the video:

I hope you’ll give it a try!

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8 Responses to Video | The Crafter’s Workshop Templates

  1. Marlene Moore September 30, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Wow! love this video, am going to go try this right now! Thanks Julie, love all your videos :)

  2. Deanna September 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    OH I really like this! Thank you!

  3. Lisa M. Zepponi September 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Love Julie’s stencils/masks! Great video! I just wish Two Peas and simon says carried them!! Love that layout! thanks for sharing!

  4. Judy Webb September 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    So glad to learn more uses for mask.

  5. Mary L September 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I am already a follower of Julie on her blog (totally addicted) and she just rocks these stencils along with lots of other great ideas on how to use all kinds of mediums. I really love her artist journal pages along with her scrapbook layouts.

  6. Angie September 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I appreciate your posting this info, I’m going to share it with friends. This was really creative! Thanks!

  7. lyneen October 1, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    Great technique…. love how well the template works as a stamp!!!

  8. Kathy H October 17, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Absolutely love this!! I don’t know which I love more, the stencil techniques or the tip using the roll of paper towels! Well done!!! ( sorry for the prolific use of the exclamation mark for those that are annoyed by it!:)

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