This past weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a fun, a la carte style class at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway, CA in which we used Craft Attitude and pencils to create a home decor piece in the style of an altered canvas.


I printed a variety of clip art from The Graphics Fairy onto Craft Attitude film and brought the images to class so that everyone could choose their own custom image if they did not want the bee that was on my sample. Here are two works in progress by students in the class – I just love that bird and the pop of blue with the bumblee is perfect:


I really like how everyone went to town on the embellishment bar and made their creations uniquely their own!


Here are some more projects from the class — I made the Christmas one in class as a sample and the two middle “bees” are student projects — they did an excellent job, right?! I almost took them home by mistake! LOL


The beauty of Craft Attitude is that is really can transfer images to surfaces that are impossible to print on, such as these pencils. Here a student is smoothing out the film onto the pencils for a nice, secure transfer.


All you need to adhere is a glue stick! Spray adhesive and the Xyron Sticker Makers work wonderfully as well. Here, I used a glue stick  that Craft Attitude supplied to apply this Santa Claus to the pencil canvas:


One trick I found is that when trying to apply the film to a very uneven surface, like these pencils, use a bone folder or the closed edge of a pair of scissors to press the film and backing into tight crevices. Once the backing has been removed, gently use your fingers to smooth out the image. Using a bone folder or scissors once the backing has been removed may rip the film.


I had a blast and the students in class loved their creations! What would you use Craft Attitude to create?


I hope you enjoyed today's post!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Craftin’ Pencil Canvases with Craft Attitude

  1. How fun! Did you just
    glue the pencils onto
    a board or chipboard
    or what!
    Carla from Utah

    Posted on October 3, 2013 at 7:34 am
    1. Thanks! We glued them to a piece of chipboard. I made a how-to vid that is at

      Posted on October 3, 2013 at 10:17 am
  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I am going to use what we learned in the pencil class. My granddaughter’s school picture is
    beautiful and I am going to put it on canvas. It will be a Christmas gift. If it comes out the way
    I visualize it. I will be a happy camper! I will take pictures and share.

    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 3:17 am