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Stencil Hop: Pomegranate

Remember all those stencil hops we used to have?  Well, they're back! For the next few weeks I'll be offering up lots of stencil ideas, inspiration, awesome people to go and visit, and giveaways!

Today I've chosen to show off the super cool Pomegranate Stencil (available in 12x12 and 6x6):

And I've asked three extremely talented ladies to play with the Pomegranate stencil as well:

  • Leslie Tucker Jenison: Leslie is a talented quilter with a generous heart.  I had a lovely stay with her at her beautiful home in San Antonio, TX last year.  Be sure to check out her hour-long instructional DVD called DIY Surface Design.
  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell: Michelle is an art journaler, scrapbooker, and color enthusiast!  I can spot her pages a mile away because of her distinct style!  I'd describe it as whimsical, colorful, and bold!  I enjoy reading her blog every day.
  • Paula Phillips: Paula is a stencil expert.  She is also a technique queen with a million-and-one cool ideas and lots of videos sharing those ideas!  Be sure to check out her YouTube channel and her DVD!

When I design stencils I'm not only trying to think of cool designs, but I'm trying to think of designs that will be versatile.  The Pomegranate stencil makes a great background, as you can see on this canvas:

I used molding paste to create some super dimensional texture with the stencil!

Or you can simply use part of the stencil, as on this art journal spread:

If you'd like to see me put together the page above in just two quick minutes, watch the video below:

And you can even use a single "pomegranate" as in the tag below:

It makes a perfect center for a flower, as you can see!

If you'd like to win the Pomegranate Stencil in 6x6 and 12x12 leave a comment answering the following question:

What is your favorite medium (ink, paint, pens etc.) to use with stencils?  Why?

Now go and visit the three other blogs in the hop for some awesome inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. If you're stencil shy, consider taking my FREE online class, "Stencil 101."