Stencil blog hop!

I’m happy to be a part of another of Julie Balzer’s stencil blog hops today! Today the focus is on the leaf and flower frame stencils. I managed to work in both – and I had a lot of fun.

First I placed the leaf stencil onto a piece of green (kraft core) cardstock, then I used the green patina perfect pearls mist all over. I did not spray heavily – I wanted a dotted/misted look not a solid look. I then dabbed gold acrylic paint all over, and because it was still wet (and I knew this going in!) it smudged in some places. LOVE the look!

Where the mist is – it’s barely visible and in person SO sparkly. LOVE this green patina mist. Once dry I added my photos, stitched a bit, and used some yellow paint + flower frame (6″) stencil to accent my page…

In addition to the stenciled spot, I turned over the (wet) stencil and “stamped” a few spots on my page. Great use of the extra paint and I love the look!

I also used the leaf frame and (my favorite) punchinella stencils on a strip of patterned paper to add more color and depth to it. FUN.

I misted a leaf onto my journaling tag, and added a few paint, distress stickles, and other accents to finish the page.

I could see the leaves taking on a spring feel, bolder green for summer, perhaps a tropical vacation page… so many things.

As you can see I used the leaf stencil 3 ways on this page in addition to the punchinella and flower frame stencils.

A great selection of Crafter’s Workshop templates can be found at, a ton of the 6″ templates are available at, and also has a number of their templates.

Be sure to check out the other ladies in today’s hop too:
Amy Tan:
Karen Ellis:
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer:

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18 thoughts on “Stencil blog hop!”

  1. wonderful – love the fact that you used the flower stencil as a stamp!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

  2. I am always inspired looking at your projects and REALLY appreciate your detailed descriptions of what exactly you’ve done, some of us need those step by step instructions – Thanks, Suzy in Skokie, IL

    ps. If you have time when you post, could you tell us of things you may have done differently or that didn’t quite work as you had planned? We all have these “oops” moments, sometimes they are better than what we planned!

  3. Beautiful! I love the texture and layering you’ve created, and the way you’ve tucked the photos and journaling into that awesome strip of paper you gussied up!

  4. Love, love, love it! Aren’t Julie’s stencils great? Once again you have inspired me with your creativity.

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