Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Nathalie Kalbch's StencilGirl Stencil Hop--Typewriter

Hi it's Maria!
Welcome to the Nathalie Kalbach Stencil Hop with the Typewriter stencil she designed for StencilGirl! I thought I'd do my post over here today instead of my own blog to let all you StencilGirl Fans in on the fun!


Maria McGuire Stencil

My inspiration for this art journal page came from just looking at my life right now. 
I am CRAZY busy--most days I don't know which end is up, but you know what I can do it all, LOL! and it is ALL good stuff!

Maria McGuire stencilMaria McGuire stencil


I started with layers and layers and layers of tape on my journal page alternating different colors of paint as I went. Before I started with the stencil, I created a little pocket and then painted over it for yet another layer.

Maria McGuire stencil


I used acrylic paint to stencil the typewriter on and then added some doodling. The last step was to write some notes to myself about what was whirling around in my head. Art journaling is a great way to get somethings out of your brain when you are stressed :)


Thanks Nat for having me hop with you!
Now it is time for you to go see what the other artists did with the typewriter stencil.
But before you do, make sure you leave a comment here because I hear that Nathalie is giving away a typewriter stencil to one lucky winner and EVERY comment in the hop will be eligible to win. 
The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Here is your hop list!


Make sure you come back tomorrow!
Jessica Sporn will be here Guest Designing!


Maria McGuire









47 comments:

  1. Love your journal page. Great idea with the pocket. Totally in love with the colors and the stencil! Great work!

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  2. Oh I love this and how clever you included the pocket as part of the stencil design-that is so cool! Love it! Thank you so much Maria for hopping along!

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  3. Cool way to insert the paper in the typewriter. Love the page

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  4. Your crazy life illustrated is so much fun. Great idea about how you made those pockets Maria....Love it! xox

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  5. What fun (not that things are crazy- well that is kind of fun too) to have the papers flying out of the typewriter! Love the writing- both the typed and the hand drawn!

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  6. Fun, fun, fun! Love the pocket. Great color and I'm in love the with typewriter stencil!

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  7. So creative! Love the little pockets!
    You are such an inspiration, Maria, with all your amazing art this week!! :)

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  8. Love the way you processed your crazy life! The papers truly look like they're swirling around -- just like the thoughts in your head! This is a terrific stencil and what you did with it is just great.

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  9. Love the art journal page. The pocket is a really cool idea - thanks for sharing!

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  10. Crazy is the key word lately, isn't it? You seem to handle it very well, my friend. This project is love.. the pockets the words??? You got me.

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  11. I always think, when this craziness is over, I'll get down to journaling...and the craziness never stops! I love your colors...pockets are always fun!

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  12. Fabulous page...oh how I can relate with your sentiments...YES I CAN ?!?!?

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  13. Oh so cool. I absolutely love what you did with this stencil!!!

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  14. Hi Maria. Very clever ideas you have used on this journal page. The typewriter stencil is great!

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  15. I love what you did with the pocket, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!! I really should do more with stencils!

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  16. I can well appreciate your journaling, Maria! Although I am retired, some of my days (weeks?) are like that, too. Love the "pocket" technique you incorporated into this page. Such a great stencil!

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  17. Great use of the stencil! We can all use a reminder to step away from the to-do list and take time for ourselves. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  18. Great stencil! and what a great page - I love the pocket idea!
    Thanks!

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  19. I love how you cut the slit and inserted a page into the typewriter. Well done!

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  20. This is filled with good ideas. Can't wait to try taping a pocket to a taped page. Fun ideas for the typewriter!

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  21. How cute that is to make the actual typewritten pages! I love it and the flap to put the page in at the typewriter is very smart :) hopping along

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  22. hi maria, what a great idea using tape, i have been thinking alot about tape lately because i have not been able to afford the wasi tapes everyone uses and they are so cute, but the light went on the other day to use plain household tapes and decorate them, now you used plain tape so that confirms my idea! tx for sharing, i told you following your bloghops i just keep on learning new little tricks! aloha, angi in hana

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  23. Tape is one of my favorite backgrounds. I have a whole collection of varying widths. It's so versatile! Cheers!

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  24. That pocket idea works perfectly! You can change the note as needed! I'm running straight to a bulletin board with that idea!

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  25. Love this project! So clever using the pocket & I love the typewritten words - "Yes, I am freaking out" LOL

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  26. can you imagine type little notes like that again on a typewriter? Yikes!

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  27. I love layering tape- it looks amazing here!!! Beautiful deep color too- I know how you feel about the busy busy- I co Stanton have to stop one thing to start another. So e days I feel like I have ADD with all the half finished projects, tasks and errands I have.

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  28. Love this! Such a fun stencil!

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  29. Fabulous Maria. I love what you've done!

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  30. Hope you don't mind hearing "FABULOUS" again! Because that's exactly what this is. Love your typing and pockets.

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  31. Great page... love the colors and the layers.

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  32. Love the lists and pockets! Great colors. Too much fun!

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  33. Beautiful page!! I love how you created the pocket - an awesome journal spread. TFS.

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  34. I love your inspiration. Neat idea about that pocket. I like it's boldness.

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  35. I always struggle with yellow in any shade. You've done a wonderful thing with it.

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  36. I love typewriters. Fabulous layout - I like the pockets! Thanks so much for sharing and for the give-away!

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  37. Great use of multiple-media! Really love this stencil!

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  38. I really love this journal page, especially the pocket idea- fab!

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  39. Love the page, the pockets and the messages on the individual pages.. lol TFS

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  41. This is such a fun page - you almost sound like the little engine that could! Yes you can!!

    Carmen L

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  42. I love this shade of yellow with the blackened patina and that pocket idea is fab. Such a fun layout!!

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  43. Another fun stencil and demo from Ms Nathalie! You rock!
    textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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  44. ahhhhhhh....hi maria, nice to see your pretty face. thank you for all the help with charity wings hun. stencil girls rock big time. you did an incredible job with the stencil, so clever. and i loved all the bright colors. i just love old typewriters and cameras so i sure hope i win this one, it will be put in my favorite folder. thanks for everything maria. xox

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  45. Amazing..I enjoyed looking! wonderful! love the blog hop!

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