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Stencil Hop: Leaf Grid

Hooray!  Stencil hop time is here again!  I've got four massively talented ladies lined up to wow you:

  • Wilna Furstenberg: Wilna is someone whose work I've admired for about as long as I can remember.  She is on the design team for October Afternoon and a Garden Girl at Two Peas in a Bucket, where she also sells lovely digital kits with a painterly feel.
  • Tammy Tutterow: Tammy's shabby chic style is so beautiful and delicate and her blog is constantly full of wonderful step-by-step tutorials.  She is the Design Team and Community Coordinator for Sizzix and teaches across the U.S. and internationally.
  • Dion Dior: Dion is a painting queen.  She was born in Australia and currently lives in Iowa with her husband and their two children.  She is an avid art journaler and teaches online classes.
  • Joanne Sharpe: Joanne is a lettering diva.  She has been published in many magazines including Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Art Journaling, CPS Studios, Somerset Apprentice, and Somerset Studio.  She teaches classes online and across the U.S.

These four ladies are going to show off what they did with the Leaf Grid stencil:

LOGOI made this scrapbook page:

You can see that I used the stencil two ways to create this background.  First, I sprayed through the stencil, and then I flipped it over and smushed it on to the page to create a print with the stencil.  Having both types of prints from the stencil makes for a great background.

I used the same technique to create the tags you see here on this unfinished art journal spread:

Watch the video for the "Spray Two Ways" demo:

Of course, you can also isolate portions of the stencil, as I did when I created the cover page of this altered book.

That's a single bough of leaves -- simply mask it off with post-its or tape and you can easily create an adorable embellishment.

If you'd like to win the 6x6 and the 12x12 version of the Leaf Grid stencil, please leave an answer to the following question in the comments section of this blog:

What is the most recent project that you used a stencil on?

If you don't know how to leave a comment, watch this video.

Now get hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!