Don't you love stencil hop days? I know that I do! I'm a bit sad to think that we only have four more hops after this. I can't even tell you how difficult it was to choose which designs to feature. For the Spring Hop we only had eleven spots, but twenty-one stencil designs! If you're ever wanting to know which of The Crafter's Workshop stencils I designed, you can see all the Balzer Designs stencils here (there are thirty-nine designs so far, with more to come this Summer! Yay!)
Enough blathering, let's get to this week's amazing lineup of guests:
- Traci Bunkers: Traci is a two-time creative book author: The Art Journal Workshop and Print & Stamp Lab. Her layered pages, full of color, photos, and personal stories are very inspiring. Be sure to check out her shop of artful goodies.
- Marcy Penner: Since stumbling upon Marcy's blog I've become addicted to her clean meets artsy scrapbooking style. Marcy has a cool shop full of fun papercrafting goodies. She is on the design team for October Afternoon.
- Paula Phillips: Paula is an accomplished art journaler. Be sure to check out her ustream channel, where she frequently broadcasts super cool tutorials, and don't forget about her DVD: Layered & Textured Backgrounds.
And what stencil did these ladies get to play with? I call it Wood Parquet...
...and you can probably guess why. The Crafter's Workshop does have a regular woodgrain stencil, which is awesome, but I wanted something more delicate. This stencil has a lacey quality that I really like.
It works as a strong design element. I used the 6x6 version to decorate this altered book spread:
For this next layout I went for texture:
And the precision! I used the 12x12 version of the stencil with super heavy gesso and the 6x6 version of the stencil with Distress Ink.
Finally, this stencil makes a great background for a card.
I applied Versamark Ink through the Wood Parquet stencil and embossed the design with embossing powder.
Which of the ladies in today's hop has a style closest to your own?
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