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TCW223 Fragmented Flower Stencil

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:

Simply layer one stencil over the other and color with paint or ink pads to create this effect.  And here's the same technique using the 6x6 version on the front of a card!

(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:

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

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.