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StencilGirl® Products & Ampersand Blog Hop

Hi friends! Thank you for joining me for the StencilGirl® & Ampersand Blog Hop. I’m especially excited about this blog hop because it combines two products that I use regularly.

You’re already familiar with my love of StencilGirl stencils, but I also use a variety of Ampersand panels in my creative process. I like to use them for collage making, when playing with encaustics, pan pastels, acrylics, watercolor, and alcohol inks, as I’ve done here.

If you haven’t previously used Ampersand panels, you can learn more about them HERE.

I started with 2 8×8 clayboard panels.

After first giving my panels a light spray with rubbing alcohol, i added drops of ranger alcohol inks and let it flow.

Introducing a second color of alcohol ink is where you begin to see the magic happen. I just love how they blend and pool.

Never one to be shy of color, I added a brighter pop of color and more alcohol until I was satisfied with the results.

Once the alcohol inks were dry, I used the Circle Play Stencil and white gesso to help create some contrast.

Because alcohol inks react wonderfully with rubbing alcohol, I used alcohol prep pads, much like I would baby wipes, and removed color through the Union Small Stencil to create some texture.

One on my favorite part of using these clayboard panels is that you can scratch into them, which is what I did here. Using some clay tools, I scratched into them, through the Hash Marks Stencil.

Using pan pastels, I gave my scratched hash marks some definition.

To create some drama, I used the Soulful Scribbles Dots Dash Stencil and some black acrylic.

To finish off my panels, I stamped out a sentiment and adhered it using matte medium.

Thank you for following along and sharing in my creative process.

Now what would be a Blog Hop without a GIVEAWAY, amiright?? Well we’ve got you covered!

You can enter by commenting below.

Once you’ve done that simply hop from blog to blog, checking out the many wonderful projects created by the rest of the StencilGirl Team. Be sure to comment along the way for multiple chances to win!

 

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Ampersand
AND a $50 Gift Certificate to
StencilGirl® Studio!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment 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 Tuesday, November 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl® Product’s Facebook page on Wednesday, November 21.

Blog Hop Order:

Mary Beth Shaw

Mary C. Nasser

Debi Adams
Gwen Lafleur
Belen Sotelo– You Are Here
Tina Walker

 

StencilGirl / Lindy’s Gang Blog Hop

Hi and thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m so excited to be taking part in this StencilGirl / Lindy’s Gang Blog Hop. For me, this was a wonderful opportunity to bring together products from two companies that I’m crazy about,

This is a BIG blog hop, full of inspiration from both creative teams, so 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 started with a spiral bound media journal and gave it a generous layer of gesso. I taped off the handle so as to not get gesso on it.

Once the gesso was dry, I used modeling paste and the Fleur Mix Stencil to add some texture to the cover.

I added color using some of Lindy’s fabulous sprays. The colors I used were:

  • Tears On My Pillow Tangerine
  • Summer Lovin’ Sea
  • Mango Mania
  • Autumn maple Crimson

After hitting it with a heat gun, I used the New Orleans 4 stencil and a bit more modeling paste to add some contrasting texture.

While that dried, I sprayed some resin moulded flowers with Autumn maple Crimson Lindy’s spray then rubbed a bit of gesso lightly over the tops of each to enhance the ridges and grooves.

I added some scraps of trim that I had in my stash and an old photo, then added Sandra Dee Sepia spray and touches of Magical Shaker in Guten Tag Teal for contrast.

To finish it off, I added some burlap and lace butterflies and mounted all the pieces to my journal using hot glue.

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

Blog Hop Order:
April 18
Mary Beth Shaw
Gwen Lafleur
Mary C. Nasser
Debi Adams
Tina Walker
Kate Palmer
Cindy Wille
Natalie May
Pascale Bernard
Anat Weksler
Bertheas Peggy aka Nirvana
Elena Martynova

April 19
Belen Sotelo – You are here
Cindy Gilstrap
Kiala Givehand
Torrie Gass
Janet Joehlin
Valerie Ouellet
Aga Baraniak
Sivan Amedi
Aleksandra Mihelič
Joanna Marquet
Phoebe Tonosaki
Caroline Parent

April 20
Carol Baxter
Sandee Setliff
Karen Gaunt
Louise Nelson
Sherry Canino
Kerry Fellowes
Yulianna Efremova
Kasia Bogatko-Skoczypiec
Olga Bielska
Olga Ravenskaya

 

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to Lindy’s Gang
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment 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 Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Lindy’s Gang’s Facebook page on Wednesday, April 25.

 

“Be Intentional” Stenciled Photo Frame

Hello beautiful friends. Today I’m over on the StencilGirl blog making a frame to hold my word for 2018.
My goal is to make some major progress in the area of being more Intentional in my actions. Intentional about being healthier, about what I spend my money on, and about what I focus my time and energy on.
Surrounding myself with visual reminders, like this frame, is a great way to help myself achieve that goal.

Happy stenciling!

xo, Belen

StencilGirl Holiday Hop – Stenciled Gift Wrap & Tags

Hi friends. Welcome to the StencilGirl Holiday Hop! Today I’m going to share an fun way to use your holiday stencils to create your own wrapping paper and gift tags.
 

I started with some distress inks and a craft tag then sprinkled some water droplets on it. This removed the color and mimicked a snowfall effect.

I placed the Snowman stencil over my tag, masked off the bits I didn’t want to paint. Then using heavy body acrylic I painted the hat and snowlan.

I removed the stencil and painted in the snowman to make him solid.

I placed the Snowman stencil back on and painted in the details using Distress Oxides and acrylic.

For some added sparkle & dimension, I accented my snowman with snowflake paste.

For the wrapping paper, I used the Snow Storm Stencil and Distress Oxides.

I added some ribbon and my package is ready to go under the tress, come holiday time.

The wonderful thing about using stencils to create tags & wrapping paper is the versatility you get from just a couple of stencils. Here I created an entirely different look, using the same process, but the Christmas Poinsettias stencil.

Creating your own gift wrap is a project that the kids have fun with too, so don’t be shying about getting them to join in on the fun!

Happy Stenciling!

GIVEAWAY

Hop on over to see the many wonderful things that the rest of the StencilGirl Team has created…

Tina Walker

Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Sherry Canino

Sandee Setliff

Kiala Givehand

Janet Joehlin

Belen Sotelo

Louise Nelson

Debi Adams

Carol Baxter

Be sure to comment along the way!

Comment by Midnight CST, November 8th and StencilGirl will randomly choose a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate Winner! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win!

Winner will be announced November 9th on the StencilGirl Facebook page.

 

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StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Ranger Blog Hop

Hi friends! This is such a Happy Day for me. Today is my turn to jump in on the StencilGirl / Tim Holtz Ranger blog hop that started yesterday. I get to share a video with you showing how I join together two of my favorite products, StencilGirl stencils and Distress Oxides, to create fun and vibrant art tags!

Before the art making begins, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of my post and leave a comment here on this page for a chance to win the giveaway.

When you’re done, please click on the rest of the StencilGirl team to hop on over to their blogs for even more artsy inspiration! Leave comments along the way, for multiple chances to enter the giveaway!

Now, let’s make some art, shall we?!

Stencils used:

I used the large and mini stencils from MaryBeth Shaw’s Private Collection 17.1 as well as her Hash Marks stencil

Carolyn Dube’s Scribble Scratch and Union Small stencils

Cat Kerr’s Starlight Starbright

and Rae Missigman’s Bittersweet Mini

 You can find my tutorials for dyeing your own ribbon HERE and HERE.

 

Be sure to visit the rest of the team. So much great stuff to see!

October 19: Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Gwen Lafleur

Belen Sotelo – You Are here

Tina Walker

Karen Gaunt

Louise Nelson

October 18: Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Mary Beth Shaw

Debi Adams

Cindy Gilstrap

Carol Baxter

Sandee Setliff

 

October 20: Distress Crayons
Sherry Canino

Torrie Gass

Mary C. Nasser

Kiala Givehand

Janet Joehlin

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Go to StencilGirlTalk.com and Sign Up for The Scoop for your chance to WIN!

Then visit the blogs of Team StencilGirl and comment for MORE chances to win!

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

One winner will be chosen at random from The Scoop subscribers and blog comments.

You have until Tuesday, October 24th at 11:50pm Central Time to leave your comments.

The Lucky WINNER will be announced on

StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Wednesday, October 25th.

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Mini Wall Hanging

Hello artsy peeps. Today I’m over on StencilGirl Talk sharing how I created this mini wall hanging using a Gel Press petite and a few of my fave StencilGirl stencils. I hope you’ll hop on over and take a look.

xo, Belen

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