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TCW222 Triangle 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.

Today I've got an awesome stencil hop with six stunningly talented paper artiste types:

  • Dina Wakley: Dina is an amazing scrapbooker and art journaler with a distinct style.  She has a wonderful new line of stamps out from Stampington.   She travels all over the world teaching classes and getting students' hands dirty!
  • Suze Weinberg: Suze is the inventor of the Melting Pot.  She has written several craft and calligraphy books, including Melt Art Made Easy with Suze Weinberg, and appeared on the Carol Duvall show multiple times.
  • Bianca Mandity: Bianca is an accomplished teacher and artist.  She's in charge of Copic Markers' Fine Arts Education program and on the faculty at the Indianapolis Art Center.
  • Vicki Boutin: Vicki is on the design teams for 7gypsies and Pink Paislee, among others.  She is a Creating Keepsakes Hall of Famer and her first book, Creative Foundations, is currently available for pre-order.  There's even a Kindle version.
  • Ali Edwards: Ali was a long time Contributing Editor and columnist at Creating Keepsakes Magazine.  She has written several books (including this one, which blew my mind when I started scrapping) and has an extensive line of digital products from Designer Digitals and clear stamps from Technique Tuesday.
  • Christy Tomlinson: Christy is a mixed media artist whose very popular "She" girl canvases have spread across the internet!  She is the owner of the Scarlet Lime kit club and has a wonderful online mixed media shop.

With such a rock star lineup I had to send these girls one of my most favorite stencils, didn't I?

Meet TCW222 Triangle:

This is one of my favorite designs ever.  I just love the rhythm of it.  It's what I call a "workhorse" stencil.  What does that mean?  It's the kind of thing you use a million times but it never stands out as a "star."  You've seen me use it lots and lots and probably never even noticed.

Remember the tutorial I posted on how to make this tag?

How about the Halloween tags from this post?

I used it on this layout, which I shared last week:

When I announced I had just signed a contract to design stencils, I shared this fabric:

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And this video:

I also used it on this tag, which I know I've shown before:

And here's a layout from my "Drab to Fab" blog post:

LittleMissReliable-sm(The frame around the photo uses the Chevron stencil in 6x6.)

And in my Stencil 101 class I used the Triangle stencil to demonstrate how best to apply different mediums through a stencil:

This is such a workhorse stencil, I love it!

I made a few new projects for today's blog hop.  First up, some Christmas tags!

I made a layout that I absolutely *love* and adore:

I basically used the stencil to create texture in the background (and for the little triangle at the top).  I often share layouts where the stenciled design is the focus of the piece, but don't forget that stencils are great for creating texture and atmosphere too.

 And finally, here is a spread from my art journal:

This is a much more minimalist spread than I normally do, but I love it.  I think it feels a little Dina-ish to me, which I suppose is appropriate given that she's one of the hop participants today!

Check out the video to see me putting this spread together:

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

Which of the projects from the hop is closest to your personal art-making style?

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 get hopping!