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TCW221: Triangle Plaid

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 a treat for you!  I've got a little stencil hop with four of my favorite paper artiste types:

So what stencil will these four girls be showing off today?

Meet TCW221 Triangle Plaid:

I designed it after a visit to the Neue Galerie - a small museum here in Manhattan.  I stared long and hard at this painting by Klimt:

It's called "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer."  The museum bought it for an amazing $135 million!  I stood in front of this wonderful painting and I drew this simple sketch:

That sketch filtered through my brain to become two stencils: the Triangle Plaid stencil and the Circle in Square stencil!  

The Triangle Plaid stencil has a kind of funky, vaguely Egyptian feeling to it and I think it's great for covering a background:



You can see that I used both sizes of the stencil on this page.  The large size in gold paint and the smaller one with colored spray inks.

And here's an art journal background just waiting for something:

But of course, it's not just reserved for your art journal!  Watch this video... see me put together this layout...

T-sm fast forward!

The Triangle Plaid stencil even works as an embroidery pattern:

Another few long plane trips and this hoop will be done!

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

What is your favorite project from the five blogs in today's blog hop and why?

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:


P.S. I just want to say thank you to the all the people who sent me sweet notes and kind words when asking for access to Stencil 101.  Your enthusiasm and compliments really made me smile!  It *almost* made having to respond one-by-one to hundreds and hundreds of e-mails an enjoyable task.  Almost.  (I think I underestimated how many people would be interested in the class!  My inbox has been exploding!)