Thursday, April 27, 2017

4 Jubilant Journals and a Marvelous Mixed Media Piece

Welcome! So glad you've taken a moment out of your days to check out our Throwback Thursday art treats!

Junk Journal for Spring ~ Cindy Gilstrap


Hop over to Cindy’s blog and find out to create this fun Junk Journal with Stenciled Ribbon.




Daniella Woolf's Succulent stencil is featured on the lovely ribbon:

S224 Succulents

Challenge the World by Tina Walker


 

Butterfly Journal

Delve into Tina's mind, stencils used, and processes for these projects over on her blog.




















Inside Happy with Tammy Tutterow


Hello! Tammy Tutterow checking in. Earlier this month I shared a tutorial featuring my Happy Moments Journal that I created for the StencilGirl and Canvas Corp Match Up.  I wanted to revisit it today to share a quick look inside.


When I make mini books and journals, I like to follow a formula for my pages that I use over and over through out the book.  I think it makes creating a book easier and allows me to put the focus on my words and photos.  I also like to try to integrate elements from my cover on the inside pages.


For this journal, I carried the polka dot theme from the cover to the inside by using the same Mini Dots Stencil.  I also brought the polka dots and ticking theme inside with pattern paper.  I introduced a few other favorite stencils that are repeated on the other inside pages: S002 Journal Notes 6 and S054 Your Thoughts 6.

Not Blank Anymore Journal - Carol Baxter

Hello! Carol chiming in now. 

What to do with an entirely blank small journal? I started out with Canvas Corp's Naked Journal from 7 Gypsies.

spritzed all the pages of the journal quite randomly with:



L179 Hands stencil

I stenciled in a bunch of hands using Jessica Sporn's stencil, then I looked for the eldest released stencil in my stash.


This is the 4th mini stencil StencilGirl ever produced. Mini Downward Stairs.


For some reason it struck me as dice, not lucky 7s but snake eyes... and as there is ever a song in my head... Do you hear good ol' Mr. Jagger singing, "You got to roll me and call me tumbin' dice"?




My art journal is the result of an afternoon's stenciling. I am sure I will continue to embellish it, but right now, I am going to let it rest.

A couple of newer stencils found their way into the journal too, including Mary Beth Shaw's Random Lace and the Winter Solstice Mini from StencilClub, Roxanne Evans Stout's Ocean Glider, Daniella Woolf's small Guitars and Dancing Lights, Carol Wiebe's Lunar Symbols, and Gwen Lafleur's Ornamental Compass Mask.

"Striving."


"Shining soul, drop on head."


"When the magic begins."








"Sometimes it happens out of sync." (above)


"Cacophony with applause."


"Gamble." (here it is, in the works)


"Everyone's a critic."

Am I my own worst one? That sweet little fish might be upside down. Thank goodness there are no stencil police!


Tip: If you have yet to layer once stencil over another, I highly recommend that you try it! I doubt Mary Beth thought her Random Lace would be used as scales, but I bet she'd be the first to tell you that the use of a stencil is in the eye of the beholder.




"Big laughs."

The Lunar Symbols stencil reminds me of a heart. It also looks like... oh! I can't tell you because now I want to see if I can make it into what I just saw as I am writing this post.



Do you save fortunes you break out of cookies? Apparently Mary Nasser does too. Check out her gorgeous journal cover and appropriate fortune here.

"Art friends share paint." (back cover)



This concludes our Throwback Thursday projects, but wait!


There is still time to enter for a chance to win a prize!

Now, of course, what would a matchup be without a fun giveaway? Here’s your chance to get your hands on a products from both ​StencilGirl Products and Canvas Corp Brands!

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is:

  • leave a comment here on any or all of the Match-up Posts during the month of April with StencilGirl Products and CCB. You can leave one on each post for more chances to win. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #SGPCCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on any of the CCB Instagram posts or StencilGirl Products Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the SGP team. Don’t forget to include #SGPCCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • You can follow along by searching #SGPCCBmatchup. If you love what you see and would like to join the Facebook group CCBCollective – ask to join today.
  • You can find all StencilGirl Products in our shop – www.stencilgirlproducts.com
  • We will be sharing projects the entire month of April – learn new techniques, see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from members of the SGP and CCB creative teams.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Angela Cartwright's Habitat Collection of Stencils was created Just for Fun!

New Designer ~ New Stencils!

You may remember Angela Cartwright learning to sing do. re. mi from an Austrian nun, or as a famous comedian’s daughter for 7 years, or perhaps as a space explorer lost in space... but Angela’s true love is making art, fusing together photography and painting to create altered art.


Pursuing her passion for art and photography, Angela authored Mixed Emulsions – Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery, which explores her hand-painted photography, as well as her unique altered art mixed media techniques. A pair of books, In This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques, and In This Garden: Explorations in Mixed Media Visual Narrative, further explored various altered art techniques.  Angela self publishes Pasticcio Quartz a Quality ART Zine. Angela’s art has been featured in Somerset Studios magazines and other art publications and her book Styling The Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archives won countless design awards.

Angela has also pioneered and produced a clothing and jewelry line, Angela Cartwright Studio, which incorporates her hand painted art.ography images on natural art.wear and accessories. Her art and photography has been licensed for numerous products and is exhibited and collected around the world.  She travels the planet with Craftours, teaching her unique art techniques and leads an annual trip to Salzburg, Austria where she shares her personal behind the scenes Sound of Music experiences.

Angela’s an artist, actress, author, photographer, curator, collaborator, instructor, traveler, wife, mother, and grandmother, not always in that order...

StencilGirl Products is ecstatic to introduce Angela Cartwight as our newest stencil designer!

Just for Fun ~ The Habitat Collection

This set of stencils is full of people and pets, windows and doors, a tree and sweet details to style your own habitat.




The Folks with Pets stencil gives you large size figures for your journal, but feel free to alter their form to personalize the look you want. Dress them in tissue, photos or paint. The pets love to hang out inside the windows or on the doorstep. Great to use with acrylic, stamp ink, spray ink, pen, pencils, or make gelli prints.


FOLKS WITH PETS stencil L512

Technique: stencil on a photograph, detail with white pen
"First Date"





Create an inviting place to have a glass of wine or enjoy the view with the Bistro Patio Table and Chairs stencil. Or, use the umbrella on a rainy day with a kindred spirit or by the sea in a beachy art scene. 

BISTRO PATIO TABLE & CHAIRS stencil S459 6" x 6"
Angela says, "I would like artists who use my stencils to look beyond what is the norm.  Make the top of the jug a bird, the plant pot a hat, the side of the ladder flags blowing in the wind, the pattern in the door a towel.

Think outside the stencil and they can be limitless…"









BLOCK DOOR, CLIMBING & PURPOSE LADDERS stencil L512 
Ladders lead to something… all sorts of creative art. Use them literally up against a house, or metaphorically as a ladder leading to somewhere.  The Block door can be used as is, or the block pattern used as a background. (Did you notice Angela used it as a beach towel?)

These Kindred Spirits are flexible, dress them up or down, make your imagination soar. 

Make your habitat perfect with Angela's Edelweiss Door and Window stencil. This is a Bavarian door and window in a small village inspired this stencil. 
EDELWEISS DOOR & WINDOW stencil 




This bold and strong Life Tree stencil can be added to your art in a myriad of ways.  Stencil once and reverse it to make your tree symmetrical. Have it peek in from the side of your art. Keep adding to it to increase the size. It’s perfect for a lazy day or a grand family tree. Add a swing, lantern or birdcage. 


"Shadow Night" 
Technique: fragmented gelli print, micron pen and a water brush.
Two unique doors to create gateways into your art.  Inspired by doorways Angela found on her travels. Use the entire door or just part of the frame. 


"Seat of the Soul"





Take a seat in one of Angela Cartwright’s useful chairs. Sometimes you just need a place to sit. The art or rope chair will fill the bill. Create a background by repeating your chair stencil in a pattern, or try embroidering.  



Tell new story behind every window! 



PORTAL SHUTTERS stencil S460 6" x6"
A set of window portals that can be open or closed. Add shutters or a curious cat. Conducive to create a charming living space.






Want more tutorials with Angela's Habitat Collection? Just check out the April 27 Scoop ~ it is a portal into her imagination. There will be an apple tree you paint with your fingers and a stylin' mixed media paper doll for your art journal.

But first! We still have a stencil and a stencil mask to share!




Habitat Decor: Swing, Birdcages, Lanterns, Wine, Vases, Jug
Accessorize… sometimes you need that certain pop to your art. These d├ęcor accessories will make anyone’s habitat special.



This small Faux Window stencil mask offers a plethora of possibilities. Imagined from an Austrian window in Luftmalerei (literally ‘air paintings’) is a local version of trompe l’oeil painting which became popular in the 18th century. Use in homemade photo cards, in a painting or on an invite with your favorite quote. 


"Willingness"




You can order Angela's stencils HERE, and find out more about Angela via these links: 


showbiz         angela-cartwright.com  
art site
            acartwrightstudio.com 
art.where      angelacartwrightstudio.com
facebook
        
https://www.facebook.com/TheAngelaCartwright
twitter             twitter.com/acstudio
instagram     instagram.com/acstudio9




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Red White and Burlap Girl Journal



Greetings and Salutations! Carol Baxter here for the StencilGirl matchup with Canvas Corp.


I took put a stencil on it literally. I chose just one ~ the 6"sq from Mary Beth Shaw's Private Collection 15.1 for StencilClub.


I played with this one stencil ALL DAY LONG. (It's going to turn up in later projects as I kept switching back and forth between the project at hand and some art journal pages.)


Stenciling on burlap was a blast! I had a big smile on my face with how well the fibers took the paint each and every time. I saw the post about coasters and I am game to try that next time I need a house-warming gift!)

inside cover


Supplies in addition to the stencil:
1 rectangle of red striped cotton duck cloth and matching ribbon
4 pieces burlap, including 1 red
Red,White, Blue, and Turquoise Paint
sponges
5 Brads
Sewing Machine
Photos
Deckle Trimmer




Once I had the pages stenciled the way I wanted them, I carefully sewed the binding.




I must tell you, those dots on the round wheel thing still make me happy! I was simply stenciling away, not too worried about being exact (hard for me!) daubing away with white paint on my sponge.


See below ~ the dots are cute on the stripes too!



I have to tell you that the brads became a necessary creative accident. I really meant to sew the picture on the striped cloth and then sew cloth onto the burlap. When I realized what I had NOT done, I figured I might as well accent her earrings.

This project was pure play. I hope I've inspired you to go and have fun with your stencils and use them in a way you might not have tried before.

back cover
Want a chance at winning a prize? Of course you do!


 Here’s your chance to get your hands on a products from both ​StencilGirl Products and Canvas Corp Brands!
To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is:
  • leave a comment here on any or all of the Match-up Posts during the month of April with StencilGirl Products and CCB. You can leave one on each post for more chances to win. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #SGPCCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on any of the CCB Instagram posts or StencilGirl Products Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the SGP team. Don’t forget to include #SGPCCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • You can follow along by searching #SGPCCBmatchup. If you love what you see and would like to join the Facebook group CCBCollective – ask to join today.
  • You can find all StencilGirl Products in our shop – www.stencilgirlproducts.com
  • We will be sharing projects the entire month of April – learn new techniques, see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from members of the SGP and CCB creative teams.