Monday, May 30, 2016

Embroidery with StencilGirl Stencils!

Hi, Elise Buskey here today to show you a couple of Embroidery Samplers I made
with cloth that I altered using StencilGirl Stencils!
The stencil designs are so beautiful that they can stand alone without much meddling from me!

I used acrylic paint, texture paste, discharge paste and Softscrub with stencils to decorate cloth.
I also Tea Dyed some of the painted fabric.
The cloth will be cut into pieces and will find a home in the art quilts that I make.

I do not plan or design ahead of time. I grabbed stencils and supplies and worked randomly. I took photos of the process and added text to explain what each photo is about. I think it is easier to show rather than tell so I will let the photos do the work for me.

Here is the larger Sampler that I made. I am exploring color so I grabbed fabric randomly and sewed the pieces together just to see what would happen. I was surprised to see that I had only one piece of pink fabric in the whole pc since it is my favorite color.  As I embellished the piece, I noticed pink cloth was my go to choice. Interesting that when I just randomly grabbed fabric, no pink was selected.

Below you will find the rest of the photos. Hope you enjoy them and please ask any questions you have.
Thank you and have a great day!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Throw Back Thursday Blog Hop!

Welcome to
Throw Back Thursday
Blog Hop!
StencilGirl Creative Team members are playing with some oldies but goodies!

Get ready! Maria McGuire is hopping along with us!

Sit back and enjoy a fabulous range of projects today!
We hope to inspire you!

Maria McGuire
Maria's creating a range of projects with TWO of her stencils!
See all the details on her blog HERE.

Carol Baxter
Carol couldn't get colorful gumballs out of her head while creating her work!
See all the details on her blog HERE.

Gwen Lafleur
Gwen's making another AMAZING portrait!
See all the details on her blog HERE.

Janet Joehlin
Janet's made GORGEOUS embroidery!
See all the details on her blog HERE.

Mary C. Nasser
And Mary's doing mixed media art journaling!
See all the details on her blog HERE.

And what would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!
One lucky winner will receive
EVERY StencilGirl Stencil showcased on today’s Blog Hop!
Stitch a Greek Border
Stitch a Circle

Retail Value $84!

What do you have to do to enter?
Just leave a comment below by Sunday, May 29th at 11:59PM Central Time.
The more blogs you comment on in the blog hop, the more chances you have of winning!
Winner will be announced on StencilGirl Product’s Facebook Page 
on May 30th.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Undecided Art Journal Pages by Frieda Oxenham

It’s a privilege to be back as Guest Designer with another project done in my A4 Dylusions art journal.
This one is heavily influenced by my trip to New York back in April,
and some urban grittiness has slipped into the background.
I never cycled there though but admired those that did. It looked like madness!
Hope you enjoy these pages.

1.      Gesso both pages.

2.      Using 3 colours of paint apply randomly on the spread and rub away with a baby wipe,
through large stencil from Carol Wiebe's Circle Tower stencils from StencilClub February 2016.

3.      Using the circular stencil from Mary Beth Shaw's Private Collection 14.3 (October 2014 StencilClub)
and white paint, stencil on bits of the stencil in selected areas.

4.      Outline some of the stenciling from step 3 with permanent black marker.

5.      Add on bits of vintage paper (mine were taking from a technical drawing book) using matte medium.

6.      Stencil with blue paint parts of the stencil you used in step 2,
on top of the vintage pages you added in the previous step.

7.      Stencil on the circular part from the stencil from step 2 with purple paint in several areas.

8.      Glue on collage elements such as the text, the shutters and the girl on the bike.

9.      Outline with black and white markers.

10.  Stamp dots and stars with small circular stamps and a blue permanent ink pad.

11.  Add the black rub-ons with the numbers.

12.  Edge the pages with blue ink pad.

(C) Frieda Oxenham 2016. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Rocking the Gold with Mary Beth's River Rocks Stencil

Hi all you lovely stencil lovers!
My name is Kristie Taylor and I have a fun project to show you!
I just love color, and something I love even more is texture so when I got the idea for this project, I knew exactly which Stencilgirl stencil I was going to use: River Rocks

Here is the finished project:

Now let me show you how easy it is:

First use a palate knife to spread some modeling paste through the "river rock" stencil.

Then dry that with a heat tool.

Next, repeat that with the large StencilClub from Mary Beth Shaw's Private Collection 16.1

Dry that with the heat tool, I honestly don't know what I would do without my heat tool..... I have ZERO patience to wait for things to dry.

Now for the flower medallion I used a piece I found at a thrift store and made a mold of it with amazing mold putty, and amazing casting resin.

Now we need to cover the entire piece with a coat of gesso, this will give our paints something to stick to.

Now it's time to add some color;
I added color in layers, with gold being first, once that was dry, I added pink then purple. I used a combination of heavy bodied paints, fluid acrylics and then added some homemade shimmer inks. While all of that was still wet, i sprinkled on some 90% alcohol. This creates a cool effect when combined with the wet paints/inks. now the hard part, i had to set it aside to dry, because of you rush it with a heat gun, then the alcohol techniques doesnt work as well.

Then I used a foam brush to gently add some gold to the raised stenciled designs and the flower.

That's all there is to it!!

Just two stencils and a few paints and we have a colorful, textured wall hanging!

Now, what are you waiting for, go out there and stencil all the things!!!!