Posts Tagged ‘stencils’

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 / 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
AND a
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

 

Stamp Carving with Stencils

StencilGirl / etchall Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to Day 2 of the StencilGirl / etchall Blog Hop! When you get to the bottom of my post be sure to comment to enter the giveaway then hop on over to the other blogs and comment for even more chances to win.

For my project I used these two etchall products.

  • etchall stencil spray
  • etchall etching creme

I also used a glass craft block that I picked up at my local craft store.

After giving the back of my Women Will Heal The World stencil a quick spray with the stencil spray, and letting it dry a few minutes, I placed it over the front of my glass block. I have to tell you, this spray is awesome. It prevented seepage and kept my etched design nice and crisp.

I used just a bit of washi to mask off any parts of the stencil that I didn’t want to etch into my block.

Next, using the an etchall squeegee, I applied the etching cream, per the directions and let it sit the required amount of time. It was about 15 minutes.

I love that the etching creme is reusable. Anything you scrape off can be put right back into the bottle!

Once all of the creme was removed I gave it a quick wipe with a baby wipe and rinse it under water.

To finish it off  I added a piece of gel plate printed card stock to the back of it and added a few lights inside. Just like that, and in a few short minutes, I transformed a plain glass block into a decorative nightlight.

These glass blocks are really versatile.If you want to dress it up even further, you can fill it with rocks, or corks as I’ve done below, affix some flowers to the outside, and add your lights.

Thanks for following along! Be sure to check out all of the other wonderful projects made with StencilGirl stencils & etchall products!

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
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, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

 

Blog Hop Order:

March 14
Mary Beth Shaw
Gwen Lafleur
Mary C. Nasser
Debi Adams
Tina Walker
Cindi McGee
Nadine Carlier
Joe Rotella

March 15
Belen Sotelo
Cindy Gilstrap
Kiala Givehand
Janet Joehlin
Anita Scroggins
Erin Reed
Candy Rosenberg
Susie Bentz

March 16
Carol Baxter
Sandee Setliff
Louise Nelson
Terry Ricioli
Christie Troxell
Steph Ackerman
Julie McGuffee

 

StencilGirl / Mixed Media Inspiration Deck: Empowerment Edition Blog Hop

Hi friends! Today is the start of the StencilGirl and Kiala Givehand Mixed Media Inspiration Deck: Empowerment Edition Blog Hop. The hop runs from January 10-12, 2018. That’s three days full of art inspiration!

I’m excited to share with you what I’ve created. When you reach the bottom of my post, remember to comment to enter the giveaway. Also, be sure to click on the rest of the StencilGirl team to hop on over to their blogs for even more wonderful inspiration! Hop along all three days and leave comments along the way, for multiple chances to enter the giveaway!

For this journal page I selected a three cards from the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ and a few of my fave StencilGirl stencils. I also decided to use watercolor as my primary medium, so I selected a few colors to use.

After priming my page with gesso, My first card from the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ directed me to use my non dominant hand, for me that ‘s my left, to scribble onto my page . I used a water soluble pencil.

My second card said to randomly add tissue paper or painted paper towel. I strayed a bit and decided to use underpaper because I love it so much.

Next, I laid down some color, using watercolors.

To help unify everything, I brushed on a bit of gesso.

My third card from the Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ directed me to use a stencil. I chose the Uplifting Words Stencil. I sponged on random words using a light colored acrylic.

Going back to my first card, to direct me what to do next, I used my left hand to doodle on more color and add a few more scribbles.

I wanted to add a bit more texture to my page, so I used the Repetition Stencil and watercolor. For those of you who aren’t sure, yes you absolutely can use watercolor with your stencils! I would suggest, however, that you may want to use a drier brush. It will still yield a wonderfully imperfect pattern with some fun seepage, but it will still allow your pattern to be discernible.

Going back to my non dominant hand, I made some marks, using my brush and more watercolor.

Next, I stenciled on “Be Present” using the Uplifting Words Stencil and a dark blue acrylic.

I added a bit more contrast to my page using that same darker blue and the Union Small Stencil. I love this pattern!

To finish it off, just a few more doodles and marks, using my non dominant hand.

Thank you for following along while I enjoyed some time in the studio with StencilGirl and Kiala’s Mixed Media Inspiration Deck: Empowerment Edition.

 

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a
Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ Empowerment Edition !

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 comment per blog please.)

You have until Sunday, January 14th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Monday, January 15th.

Then copy and paste the blog hop order with embedded permalinks for your day (and previous days if you are scheduled for Jan. 11 or 12) below and include it in your individual blog post:

Blog Hop Order

 

January 10
Mary Beth Shaw

Kiala Givehand

Tina Walker

Belen Sotelo – You are here

Art Journaling in the ARTmosphere

Hi everyone! I’m art journaling over on the ARTmosphere Rubbermoon blog today! Grab your paints & stamps and join me as I play with Moonlightduo Ink Pads and create this journal page. I may even share a creative tip or two. 

xo, Belen

“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

Tri-fold Desktop Calendar

Hello friends. December 1st already, can you believe it?! I have exciting news to share with you. Today is my very first project as part of the RubberMoon SpaceCrafters team and I made a tri-fold desktop calendar. Hop on over to the RubberMoon Blog to check it out..

Wishing you a wonderful week of whimsy.

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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Altered Tile Coasters

Hi friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Today I’m over on the StencilGirl blog sharing how I created this set of coasters using acrylic paint and a few stencils.

With the holidays fast approaching, these make wonderful gifts. They’re also a lovely way to protect your furniture at your next dinner party.

I hope you’ll stop by the StencilGirl blog for my tutorial and be inspired to create your own set.

Cheers!  -Belen

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