Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW Release from StencilGirl, Carolyn Dube and Trish McKinney

NEW Stencil Release from StencilGirl Artist Carolyn Dube and NEW to the
StencilGirl Family Trish McKinney!!!


Let's start with Carolyn's NEW Release!!

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up next.......
 NEW StencilGirl Artist...

Here is Mary Beth with a welcoming Trish....

Trish has 3 designs that we are releasing today!

Welcome to the StencilGirl Family Trish!!!!

Find all the new releases on our WEBSITE!!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Art Journaling with August Stencil Club Stencils

Hi, everyone! Jessica Sporn here today to show you what I did with the
EXCLUSIVE August 2015 StencilClub stencils designed by Terri Stegmiller!  

I started with a page in my journal on which I had previously used up extra paint.  I had intended to journal in these stripes, but decided to use the page for Terri's stencils instead.

I stenciled with gesso using the 9 x 12.  I already loved this page - it has such a beachy feel!

I added some bursts of color with the 4 x 4.  I see a fireworks spread someday with this stencil!

I love the lacy feel of the 6 x 6.  But I wanted to get the imprints of the plastic, and not the negative space.  So I filled a plate with a black glaze, and dipped the stencil into it.

Then I "stamped" my art journal page with the inked stencil.

Once the black dried, I painted inside the black outlines with various glazes.

I had been saving this tissue paper for a while.  I "cut out" some of the flowers (instead of a scissor, paint around the areas with a thin brush dipped in water.  Then it's easy to tear out your elements without creating hard edges), and adhered them with matte medium.

I used the 4 x 4 stencil and some white paint to add some details to the flowers, and used the 9 x 12 to calm down the background a bit.

Time for some journaling, and done!

You are going to LOVE these stencils!!

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

How Do I Store My Stencils???

Our #1question at StencilGirl!!!!!
How the HECK do I store my STENCILS??!
Watch our NEW video from Mary Beth and the StencilGirl Team!!

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We hope you got some ideas! 
We want to see YOUR stencil storage ideas.
How do you show us????
Just post a photo and/or link to any of our social media pages linked below.
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We would LOVE to share YOUR ideas too!

Here are links to some of the products our team talked about in the video. Have a question?? Just leave us a comment below.

Items Mary Beth Mentioned:

Items Maria Mentioned:

Items Gwen Mentioned:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

EXCLUSIVE Release of the August StencilClub Designs from StencilGirl

The August StencilClub designs are here!!!!
Round About
designed by....

Here is Terri to tell you a little bit about them. 
Take it away Terri!!!

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Each and every month you will automatically receive THREE EXCLUSIVE stencils from StencilGirl delivered right to your home. You will also receive a newsletter each month with a video link and PDF to do a project with us using the stencils. Not only that, there are other member perks including our thriving and growing group of members that inspire each other daily in our private Facebook Group.

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Make sure you check back on the 3rd and 11th of this month when you will get a look at what our Creative Team made with the stencils for your INSPIRATION!!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What Does My Heart Say?

Hi Stencil Lovers!
I wanted to share a spread I have in my art journal
using lots of stencils and layers.

Where do I even begin?????
There's magazine pictures, tickets, numbers, stamping,
fabric, stitching, tissue paper and several stencils.
I see bike wheels and circles and chevrons.
Then I added color to the circles with gelatos.

The smallest of the July 2014 StencilClub stencils
 was perfect for the background of this.
I liked the busy-ness of it.

I knew I wanted to use Terri Stegmiller's
Bold Flowers Stencil as the focus design.
I love that there are different sized flowers on this stencil.
I used a sponge with white gesso for this.

I am also adding more color to the background as I go.
Gelatos and Neocolor II Crayons mostly.

At this point I am not ready to do the flowers...
but my background is where I like it and I decide on my message.
What Does My Heart Say?

I love the texture collage offers.
That strip of fabric with the stitching is fabulous!

I thought the flowers really needed to be bold!

Play Play Play....

There you go.....

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Art Journaling with StencilGirl Guest Designer Frieda Oxenham

No One Listened by Frieda Oxenham

It’s such a treat to be back here as guest designer for StencilGirl. I had a lot of fun creating this spread for you. There were several points where I thought I might be finished with the pages but then I just wanted to add another little something until eventually the page simply felt done. I know this is hard to explain but it’s like it suddenly resonates with you and it feels complete. You get to trust that feeling inside when you do a lot of art making: the moment of Just Rightness.

The inspiration for this spread came from the fact that the voters in Scotland are facing no fewer than 4 votes in 4 years. Two are behind us and 2 are still to come. All the political discussions in the newspapers, digitally and on TV have only one result: no one is listening anymore!

Here are my steps:
  1. Working in the Dylusions Journal, gesso the pages.
  2. Brush turquoise, purple and pink paint over the page and rub back with a baby wipe through the Doodle It Borders stencil.

  3. Repeat step 2 using green paint.

  4. Using the 3 x 5” small gelli plate, stencil L348, and yellow paint, mask off areas of the page with waxed paper, stamp with the gelli plate through the stencil to make patterned lines on the page.

  5. Stick on strips of fabric and washi tape using a mix of plain and sparkly glue (I used the Decopatch ones
  6. Spray blue hands on two sheets of white paper using both sides of stencil Tangled Tribal Hand, with a permanent ink spray (I used Liquitex). Cut out hands.
  7. Glue on hands to the pages as shown with matte medium.

  8. Colour in hands and cover with a wash of watered down yellow fluid acrylic paint.
  9. Stamp on yellow spirals (using a homemade stamp).
  10. Add large white circles using fingers, and small circles using sequin waste and white acrylic paint.
  11. Paint on pink in selected areas using fingers.

  12. Spray on words from stencil Fridge Poetry using a white permanent ink spray (I used Liquitex)
  13. Outline some words using a black marker.
  14. Glue on text.
  15. Outline hands, text and circles using a black Stabilo All pencil.
  16. More outlining using water soluble oil pastels in yellow, pink and turquoise.

  17. As the Decoart decoupage glues proved to be rather sticky I finished by carefully (so as not to disturb the oil pastels and Stabilo All lines) putting on a layer of matte medium and I used that opportunity to add some lapis lazuli tinsel glitter from Martha Stewart.
  18. Outline hands and text with white marker (I used a Posca marker)
  19. Dribble and Splatter inks (including some pearlescent ones) over the page.
I thought I was finished at this stage but it turned out I was wrong!
  1. Using Paynes Grey and using Past, Present, Future stencil on words and little circles as shown, and outline with white and coloured markers.

(c) Frieda Oxenham June 2015. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.

Stencils Used: