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Stencil Hop: Wedding Ring

It's stencil hop time, baby!  I present to you four fantastically talented women:

These ladies are going to be showing off the Wedding Ring stencil:

Why is it called Wedding Ring?  It's based on a traditional quilting design called "Wedding Ring."

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But I wanted to find a way to make it my own, so I "Julie-d" it up with some cool tribal-esque patterns.

My first impulse with a stencil is to reach for the paint or the spray ink.  But don't forget that you can use all of your favorite pens with your stencils too!  I used a Sakura Pigma Micron to trace the stencil...

...and then colored part of it in with a Sakura Glaze Pen.  

Doesn't the tracing just look so darn cool?!

You can also use a single circle of the Wedding Ring pattern, as in this layout:

You can watch the how-to in this video:

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

What is a craft/art supply you'd like to learn more about?

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

Thanks for stopping by!