Stencil Hop: Funky Tags
May 03, 2012
It's Thursday! That must mean it's time for another stencil hop! Today I've got three super talented gals for you to visit:
- Catherine Matthews-Scanlon: Cat and I first met when she was demoing in the EK Success booth at CHA several years ago. She teaches online classes at My Creative Classroom and has written two books: Art from the Heart: Mixed Media Collage and Scrapbooking Techniques: Sewing on Paper.
- Lisa Truesdell, aka "gluestick girl": Lisa is a "Garden Girl" at Two Peas in a Bucket and a member of the Studio Calico design team. I have long admired her inventive and playful sense of design.
- Dina Wakley: Dina is a stencil maven. She is currently writing an art journaling book and has a line of super cool stamps with Stampington. Her beautiful pages are full of color and energy, paint and stitch.
These three ladies will be showing off the possibilities of the "Funky Tags" stencil:
This stencil contains six tag designs in two sizes. If you're thinking that because the stencil comes in 6x6 and 12x12 you can actually get four different sizes of tags, you'd be wrong. :) I created the stencil so that the small tags on the 12x12 version are the same size as the big tags on the 6x6 version! Which is kind of cool to play with. Here's an image comparing the sizes:
I don't often tell you that you need both sizes of a stencil, but for this one, you might need both sizes. ;) By the way, the chart above was done with watercolor and pen. An easy way to use the stencil!
I believe I shared this layout around CHA time.
I traced the stencil onto felt, cut out the pieces, and stitched them back together again!
You could create a similar effect by paper piecing the tags too!
You can also use the stencil to create an overall pattern.
After I finished this background I couldn't bear to use it! I'm holding on to it for something special. In the meantime, it inspired me to create this layout, which I absolutely adore:
Watch the video to see it all come together!
And in a total shocker, I actually made a second video about this same stencil. I couldn't help myself. I probably could have made ten videos. There are so many different techniques you can do with this one stencil and we are just scraping the surface today! So here's a quick technique video:
And here are the tags from the video:
If you'd like to win the "Funky Tags" stencil in 6x6 and 12x12, leave an answer to the following question in the comments section of this blog:
Which of the projects from the hop has you excited?
Here are those blogs again:
Thanks for stopping by!