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TCW218 Henna Hands

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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 (including my own little online shop).  See a complete list here.

Today I've got another little stencil hop with four of my favorite paper artiste types:

And which stencil did I send these talented ladies?

Meet TCW218 Henna Hands:

This is one of my favorite stencils!  It's just so very different from anything I've seen around.  I was totally inspired by some of the absolutely stunning doodly henna designs I've seen around Pinterest.  (See some inspiring images here.)

Here is some sun printed fabric:

I adore how it turned out! 

Of course, you can use the hands individually instead of all together:

Here's a project that uses the Henna Hands stencil from one of my talented students, Karen:

And I made this layout last night.  I love how the hands are present, but you don't even realize the circle is made up of hands at first:

You can even make some super cute jewelry with just a little bit of know-how.

I made the larger pair from the 12x12 version of the Henna Hands stencil, and the small earrings from the 6x6 version of the stencil.  Here's a size comparison:

But, wait!  They're so much smaller than the stencils?  How? What?  Well, watch the video to find out:

To win both the 6x6 and 12x12 versions of the Triangle Plaid Stencil, answer the Question of the Day:

Which of the designers in today's hop has inspired you to try something new?  And what is it?

Just a reminder: To be eligible to win, you must post your comment in the comment section of this blog post.  You cannot post on Facebook or by replying to the e-mail (if you subscribe) in your inbox.  The reason for this is that I pick a winner via "random number generator" so I need a single list of comments.

Thanks for stopping by!  Now go and get hopping: