I am loving stencils lately. A while back I saw on Jenny Doh's blog that she was using doilies and bakers twine together. This caused me to grab some doilies and start using them in my collaged backgrounds. I either spritzed or painted through the doilies, using them as a stencil and fell in love with the look. They are so dainty and add such an old-fashioned look to my art. I then saw a video with Mara Johnson, where she was using stencils on an old file cabinet and it looked like a lot of fun to try. I ordered the 12x12 stencils from Creative Imaginations, thinking I'd like to do a piece of furniture. I actually have started that and will post pictures when I am done.
I was up in the Sacramento area teaching back in May, when I discovered some 6x6 stencils by Crafter's Workshop at The Stamp Art Shoppe and started using them extensively in my backgrounds. I have yet to find them in a local store so I was elated when I found them in San Jose at A Work of Heart, while teaching there. Of course I bought more because we were using them in the project. I received a huge order this week and am furiously creating more with them. I am officially addicted to stencils. I can't seem to get enough of them! Will post pictures of my stencil crazy creations in a couple of days.