Welcome to Stencil-a-Palooza! Several days a week for the next month or so I'll be featuring one of my eighteen stencil designs for The Crafter's Workshop! Each post comes with a giveaway. Leave a comment answering the question-of-the-day and you might be the winner of that day's featured stencil in both 6x6 and 12x12! Comments will remain open on this post for seventy-two hours. The winner will be announced after that. In the meantime, if you'd like to purchase any of the stencils there are many in-person and online shops to choose from. See a complete list here.
Meet TCW223 Fragmented Flower:
Like all Balzer Designs for TCW stencils, this stencil comes in 6x6 and 12x12. And it's a great one for us to start with. Super versatile. Many stencils tend to have small open spaces. I wanted some of mine to have big bold open areas that would lend themselves to "stencil-in-stencil" or "stamp-in-stencil" action! As you'll recall from a previous post, here is the Fragmented Flower stencil layered with the Punchinella stencil in my art journal:
(Recognize the Balzer Designs for Stamping Bella heart and circle stamps?)
And remember, stencils aren't just for paint and ink! Here's a bag I made from the 12x12 version of this wicked cool stencil:
I simply traced the design onto freezer paper, ironed the freezer paper to scraps of fabric, cut out the fabric, and sewed it all onto this pre-made canvas bag! It was super easy to do. Took me about two hours to do the whole thing.
Watch the video below for a similar effect with paper on a scrapbook layout.
Here's the layout:
And finally here is some of the sunprinted fabric I made, with the clear impression of the Fragmented Flower stencil:
What would you use this stencil for?
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. The sign-up for September's Art Journal Every Day will be up later this afternoon.