StencilGirl / resketch Blog Hop

Hi friends, welcome to my blog! Today, in honor of Earth Day, StencilGirl has teamed up with resketch for a fantastic blog hop!

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated worldwide on April 22. People from around the world come together to celebrate our planet and demonstrate support for environmental protection.

In case you aren’t familiar with resketch, they create wonderful journals and books, often using reclaimed paper. That makes their products some of the most eco-friendly paper products in the world.

I’m excited to share with you what I created, so let’s dig in! After you’re done here be sure to hop on over to the other blogs and comment along the way for a chance to win the Giveaway!


I stared off with giving my page a coat of gesso.

I brushed on a blue background, using acrylic paint and rough strokes to creates some texture.

Next I used Dina Wakley’s white gesso, in random spots over the glow to add a variation of dimension. This is my favorite gesso for this type of application, I basically just use it like white paint.

Next, using that same white gesso, I sponged on a leaf pattern from the Inspired By Frida stencil, then went back over it with a mixture of greens.

I used black acrylic to sponge on Frida’s hair & eyebrows, as well as some bright yellow for her blouse.

After giving the paint a minute or two to dry, I went back over the blouse with fuchsia acrylic to add a few details to her blouse.

Once everything was dry, I added Frida’s trademark floral headpiece, again, using the Inspired by Frida stencil. I did this using an assortment of gel pens.

I added a small spider monkey to her shoulder, a couple of butterflies, and stamped out a sentient.

To finish it off I added an assortment of mark using the Soulful Scribbles Dots Dash stencil.

Thank you for following along. Please leave a comment below for a chance to win the giveaway prize!

And what would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

One lucky winner will receive both StencilGuts
Resketch Gift Pack !

What do you have to do to enter? Just leave a comment below. Then visit these amazing artists’ blogs and comment for your chance to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Wednesday, April 25th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 26th.

Blog Hop Order

Mary C. Nasser

Tina Walker

Belen Sotelo

Debi Adams

Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Kiala Givehand

Janet Joehlin


33 Comments on StencilGirl / resketch Blog Hop

  1. Rachel Bell
    April 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm (3 years ago)

    COLOR, color everywhere! So vivid and beautiful! ~Rachel Bell bellbrzs (at) cox (dot net)

  2. Robn
    April 21, 2018 at 10:52 pm (3 years ago)

    So pretty! Love this!

  3. Jane Keeling
    April 21, 2018 at 11:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Fabulous prize , I always enjoy your artist posts and blogs to fill me with inspirational ideas to use your super stencils , thankyou .

  4. Jen
    April 22, 2018 at 4:36 am (3 years ago)

    Nice work. I love your Frida

  5. Kelly
    April 22, 2018 at 5:22 am (3 years ago)

    Love Frida!!

  6. wendy
    April 22, 2018 at 6:30 am (3 years ago)

    Love your Frida page – the colors are so vibrant!

  7. Terry O'Neill
    April 22, 2018 at 8:13 am (3 years ago)

    Delightful use of those stencils!

  8. Carol Baxter
    April 22, 2018 at 8:44 am (3 years ago)

    Nice job!

  9. marian riley
    April 22, 2018 at 9:08 am (3 years ago)


  10. Terri Hamlin
    April 22, 2018 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)


  11. Mary Holshouser
    April 22, 2018 at 9:52 am (3 years ago)

    Love this.
    Makes me think of warm weather and
    fun. thanks for sharing

    • Jinx Engstrom
      April 22, 2018 at 10:02 am (3 years ago)

      Frida is so inspirational as are you!

  12. Denise Spillane
    April 22, 2018 at 12:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh Frida, how I love her tortured soul. Great spread. Looks like the paper holds up quite well! Dee

  13. Debi Vought
    April 22, 2018 at 1:46 pm (3 years ago)

    So colorful, Belen! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  14. Gloria
    April 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Love it. Colors are so vibrant too.

  15. Lori Schoen
    April 22, 2018 at 3:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy Earth day to you and Frida. Love your journal spread! Thanks!

  16. Nicole Jamison
    April 22, 2018 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this journal spread! Such a great tribute to an amazing artist!

  17. Ann-Marie McIntire
    April 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Great subject!

  18. Laurie
    April 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fun page!

  19. Jean Marmo
    April 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Such fun. Love the wonderful details.

  20. Michele
    April 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm (3 years ago)


  21. becs Middleton
    April 22, 2018 at 9:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful spread! And my favorite stencils!
    – becs Middleton

  22. Yvonne B.
    April 22, 2018 at 11:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing your steps in making your journal pages! Fantastic! So many lovely touches and I love the monkey! 😉

  23. Barbara M
    April 23, 2018 at 5:10 am (3 years ago)

    The bright colors are perfect for spring.

  24. Pam Hurd
    April 23, 2018 at 7:16 am (3 years ago)

    So much fun love Frida!

  25. Pam Hurd
    April 23, 2018 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)

    Great color what fun love frida

  26. Patty D.
    April 23, 2018 at 8:11 am (3 years ago)

    Love the bright colors & the little monkey 🙂

  27. Tina Walker
    April 23, 2018 at 3:44 pm (3 years ago)

    I love what you did with the journal! Bright, colorful and happy!

  28. Jakki Garlans
    April 23, 2018 at 5:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I am learning to gesso my pages as I’ve found I like the way the paint goes on over it. I am also learning that different papers make a huge difference to the way paints handle…it’s all go! I do like the way you use gesso over the blue paint to make a highlighted area. It really sets both the white and the blue off to their best advantage

  29. Elisa Ablett
    April 24, 2018 at 3:33 am (3 years ago)

    Such a bright and fun project, thank you for the inspiration xx

  30. Arianna Barbara
    April 24, 2018 at 5:59 am (3 years ago)

    Wow! Awesome pages, colors and technique!!!

  31. Jill Holmes
    April 24, 2018 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

    Love your colors!


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