Friday, October 24, 2014

StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop Day LAST DAY




It is the LAST day
 of our
StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop! 
We are sad to see it come to an end, but you still have until Sunday night at 11:59PM Central to hop and enter the giveaway!!! 
Thanks for joining us! 
On to today's projects!!!



StencilGirl Stencils Used
See Carolyn's project and the Clearsnap products she used HERE.



StencilGirl Stencils Used:
See Maria's project and the Clearsnap products she used HERE.
GIVEAWAY
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop Day FOUR



We have made it to 
Day FOUR
of the
See you back tomorrow for our final day...



StencilGirl Stencils Used: 

Buildings

See Julia's project and the Clearsnap products she used HERE.





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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop Day THREE



Welcome to
 Day THREE
of the
StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop!
We hope you are enjoying all the projects! 


Gwen Lafleur
StencilGirl Stencils Used:


See Gwen's post and the Clearsnap products she used HERE.




See you back tomorrow for day FOUR!!!!

Today's Blog Hop Order

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop Day TWO



Welcome to
 Day TWO
of the
StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop!!
Yesterday we started with a bang! 
Time to see what day two has in store for us!!!
Take it away Janet!



StencilGirl Stencils Used: Rose Window


See Janet's project and the Clearsnap products she used HERE.


Today's Blog Hop Order


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Monday, October 20, 2014

StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop Day ONE


DAY ONE


Welcome to the StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop!
What could be better with stencils than ink, spray and all the cool products that Clearsnap has to offer! Sit back and enjoy a week of NEW posts each day combining the two companies products!
Are you ready???!!! 
Here is a "peek" at Mary Beth and Mary's projects and then follow the hop list below to see ALL the projects on the hop today!
We will see you back here tomorrow for another round!


StencilGirl Stencils Used:


You can see Mary Beth's post and the Clearsnap products she used HERE.





StencilGirl Stencil Used:

See Mary's post and the Clearsnap products she used HERE.




See you back tomorrow for the LAST DAY!!!




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Friday, October 17, 2014

Have You Met The StenDoodled Elephant From Marrakech?


I have to admit, as soon as I saw the new Elephant Parade stencil by Nathalie Kalbach I knew that I had to have it.  And that it had to be StenDoodled.  It is a perfect stencil for this technique due to the large open area in which to work!  

I have a feeling that this stencil is going to be a favorite for many people.  I did this project as a stand alone piece of "home decor" for a shelf.  But this can be done in a journal or canvas too!  Hope you guys like this project!

Step By Step:

1.  Place the Elephant Parade stencil on a 8.5" x 5.5" piece of heavyweight cover or cardstock, and trace with a permanent fine tip marker. 



2.  Place the Marrakech stencil on top of the traced elephant so that you can trace a row of the quadrefoil design in the center of the elephant. Then place the stencil down again so that the next row of Quadrefoils are about 2/16" apart from each other.  Trace until the whole elephant image has been filled in.


3.  On another piece of cardstock, trace the Quadrefoils 8-10 times with the permanent marker.


4.  Using stencils with smaller design elements in them, trace parts of the stencils within each of the Quadrefoils to give them each a different design. Then color them in with your favorite medium (I used a mixture of Tombows and Sharpie fine tip markers).


Also color in the space between each of the Quadrefoils (the part that is kind of like tile grout).  Then cut out the elephant and each of the Quadrefoils and distress around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and an applicator.  (Hint: Every time I cut something out of white paper, I distress around the edges with either Vintage Photo or Black Soot to hide the white core of the paper and so that the pieces will blend into the project better).


5.  Now to put together the Quadrefoils.  I placed the elephant down and played around with the different Quadrefoils until I got the look I wanted. Some will be glued down to the elephant and others will be 3D using pop dots.  Knowing that I was not going to use a quadrefoil on the trunk, tail section, or on the bottom of each leg, I went back and did some StenDoodles in these sections.

Then I glued the pieces down, turned the elephant over and trimmed the excess away. The final pieces were the 3 center pieces that I did 3D with pop dots.  I like how these 3 came out looking like a piece of fabric or blanket over the back of the elephant.  Then I applied some stickles in various areas to give it some bling and make it POP.

6.  While the elephant was drying, I took another piece of 8.5" x 5.5" piece of cardstock and distressed around the edges using Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean, and Shaded Lilac distress inks and an applicator.


  
7.  Once the elephant dried, I adhered it to the distressed cardstock with some pop dots.    


Hope you liked this piece and I hope you add this fantastic elephant to your stencil collection.

~Michael

Supply List:
Various smaller StencilGirl stencils.  See No. 4, above for a list of what I used in the project.
Fine tip permanent marker (Copic, Sharpie, Micron)
Distress inks and an applicator
Pop Dots
Stickles in various colors

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

StencilGirl Guest Designer Julie Prichard

Welcome to Guest Designer

 "Untitled 17” encaustic on cradled wood , 14x18"

Making a painting using StencilGirl stencils at their request was easy.. I am a fan of the bold, geometric, repeating patterns of StencilGirl designer, Michelle Ward, and frequently use these specific shapes in my art. 



Mixing the stencils of one designer is easy.. the shapes compliment each other seamlessly. They are timeless, handsome and chic. In this encaustic painting, I used 5 different stencils to create a monochromatic abstract. I love how layering the stencils and slightly varying the tone of the wax effortlessly creates an ethereal look.


Carving the shapes out of the wax using the stencil is very easy. I also like to carve the shape into the wax and fill it with a contrasting tone. The larger sized shapes make this fun. Metallic gold wax anyone? Delicious.

“Carnival” , encaustic on cradled wood, 16x16"

My first painting is what I would call stencil heavy, whereas in this encaustic painting, I used one stencil as an accent only. I love the contrast of the pale background and the bold pattern peaking through just a little. I use stencils a lot this way.. having only a small hint of the design peak through layers and layers of paint; in this case, layers of wax and encaustic medium.


Author and Instructor Julie Prichard lives in San Diego, CA and teaches many affordable online workshops. Visit www.TheLandofLostLuggage.com to keep in touch, or find her on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/JuliePrichardArtist