Crochet & Stencil Tutorial :: Spring 2012 Stencil Hop with Balzer Designs & The Crafter's Workshop
I am so happy to be part of the Spring 2012 Stencil Hop with Balzer Designs, featuring the wonderful new stencils designed by Julie Balzer for The Crafter's Workshop. The stencil that I have used for this project is the Pointy Circles stencil, in both the large and small sizes.
I started with a rectangle that I crocheted with rows of simple single crochet stitches, using 12-ply hemp yarn. I added some accent crochet on the top and bottom edges with white cotton yarn. I sprayed fabric adhesive to the back side of the large stencil and placed the stencil right on top of the crochet. Then I spray painted it black. The reason I used the spray adhesive is because it allowed the stencil to touch the textured crochet super close and tight, allowing the spray paint to land precisely on the crochet.
How cool is that?
I spray painted a shipping tag using the smaller Pointy Circles stencil. No spray adhesive needed. So cute.
I added a little crochted heart to the top of the tag. (Pattern for the heart can be found here.) And I added text with a white gel pen.
On my front door this piece hangs ... to let visitors know about what it is that lives in this home and and guides the people in it.
Many thanks to the talented Julie Balzer for inviting me to be part of this stencil hop and also to the good people at Crafter's Workshop. Check out other cool projects using the Pointy Circles Stencil by these talented participants:
And of course if you want to see the collected projects using this stencil, check out Julie Balzer's site here:
And check out the entire line of kickin' stencils from Crafter's Workshop here.