Summer time is in full swing here which means it's time for my summer TCW stencil release! i have 9 new stencils and 9 new stencil fragments this release. Today i am sharing two new stencils & one new stencil fragment: Positive, Chrysanthemum, & Heartstrings Fragment.
Positive (TCW 471)
i am Positive you will love this stencil! This great handrawn plus design is right on trend! i love the rows of these little beauties that are offset for a great background. It comes in both 12" x 12" and 6" x 6" sizes.
On this layout i used both the 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 sizes. In fact you saw this stencil on yesterday's layout titled "Hello Again" on the middle diamond shape. i decided to color the background and stencil in the images in black.
i used a black pen with the 12 x 12 stencil to outline the shapes on the page. With a simple quarter turn, the plus signs become these wonderful cross-stitched shape. i love how they look with just the outline!
i used the 6x6 stencil with black ink to add just a touch of design to the manilla tag.
Chrsythanthemum (TCW 477)
Chrsythanthemum. Such a fun word to say. Such a fun stencil to use. This stencil has wide open areas that are begging to be used in a variety of ways. Fill them in with colors, pictures, texture, and every thing in between. It comes in both 12" x 12" and 6" x 6" sizes.
i did use a variety of materials in those delicious open spaces. i had so much fun creating the above black tag that i started my layout on black cardstock. i used a white pen and filled in the inner star petals with doodles. I then added patterned paper and neocolorII to the other shapes and then more doodles. Did you notice i didn't use the whole shape of the stencil?
Heartstrings (TCW 2049)
Heartstrings is a great Ronda's Fragment that is nearly 4 x 4. i have a thing for hearts and could collect a variety of them. i even have a Pinterest board titled the art of HEARTS & LOVE. i wanted this heart a little different so i added in those strings to create a fun design and tied them togethter with that little center heart! It also fits nicely in project life pages, looks great on scrapbook layouts, cards, tags, or art journal pages. Imagine the possiblities with a gelli printing plate!
On my sample, i first colored my background and then used gesso through the fragment to create some texture. Once the gesso was dry, i went back in and added more color and then journaled on top. So very cool!
So what stencil(s) caught your eye today?