Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nathalie Kalbach's Elephant March Blog Hop!

Maria here...

Welcome to the Nathalie Kalbach Stencil Hop! I decided to do my post over here on the StencilGirl Talk blog today and today it is all about the Elephant March stencil that Nathalie designed for StencilGirl!!



I did my project in my art journal but I SO wish I would have done it on a canvas! I am in LOVE with the texture that this stencil gives! IN LOVE!

I started out on a page in my journal that was a mop up of another project (to be seen soon)! Sort of cool just the way it is.



The first thing I did was mix grey acrylic with Molding Paste and use the mixture through the stencil in the parts of the elephant's body.


After it was dry, I painted the area of the blanket purple and then I laid the stencil over the elephant and taped off the area around the blanket. I used red dimensional paste through the stencil onto the blanket.



Finishing touches were adding some Stickles Glitter Glue, some punched circles made from a Gelli Print on my desk and the Wisdom stamp by Kari McKnight-Holbrook.

Thanks for visiting me today. Now please hop on over to the other artist's on the list to see what they did with the Elephant March stencil! 

Before you go...make sure that you comment. Nathalie is giving away one of her Elephant March stencils to a lucky winner and ALL the comments on ALL the blogs are eligible! 

54 comments:

  1. I am in love with this. I wish it were on a canvas too so I could buy it from you! How about making prints of it... pleeeeeze? xox

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  2. I love how regal this elephant looks. What a wonderful canvas. I love it!

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  3. I'm loving this elephant. So many different ideas here.

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  4. Wow, bold, graphic and oh so regal for this elephant. xox

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  5. At first glance, the cover on the elephant looked like red velvet. This is a beauty.

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  6. gorgeous. i love elephants. would love to win the stencil!

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  7. I love how you do texture to the elephant is amazing!

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  8. Oh yes, this would be so perfect done on a canvas and hung in a nursery or child's room. Thanks for playing along in the stencil blog hop!

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  9. Wow I have to have that stencil :) its gorgeous

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  10. Yes, like Judy, I thought it was red velvet too! Seriously,this is stunning Maria!!

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  11. Yes, I agree on the texture! It's so awesome! Love how you applied all the different colours. And the writing on the spine of the elephant! Awesome page!!!

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  12. WOW...truly amazing! the textures and colours are fabulous!

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  13. GOODNESS~! Glad I popped on over - lovin' the step outs <3 That would be amazing on canvas but wondering if you can mount it on canvas - this is display-worthy, my uber talented friend! xo

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  14. Love it - and the depth! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Your elephant is so regal - looks like he stepped out of a history book page about the Indian Raj! I love the texture of wrinkled skin and the gold trimmings - would look amazing on a canvas! Thanks for showing how you created it.

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  16. love the products you used wiyh the elephant

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  17. Hi, Maria, This is lovely! Is the gold in the howdah blanket hand-applied Stickles? It is so perfectly done.

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    1. Hi Linda,

      The gold on the blanket is gold Liquitex paint with a very thin brush :)
      Thanks for visiting the blog!

      Maria

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  18. Love the elephant.. particularly the shiny gold

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  19. How cool is this?!?!? An how did you get the gold on those very fine lines of the blanket? Gorgeous!

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    1. Hello Marjie, my friend....Gold = Gold Liquitex paint and very thin brush :)
      Maria

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  20. Oh, the texture is great! And the blanket is beautiful! I love the use of gold too.

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  21. So Creative! Colors are rich and pop! Great work!

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  22. Love the texture on the blanket. Beautiful.

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  23. This is so fabulous and rich looking. Love it.

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  24. Some super creative gals in the hop. Would love to win this stencil but must have her anyway!

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  25. wow!!!!!!!!!! I love what you did with the blanket. It all turned out wonderful. I agree.. you should do this on a canvas.

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  26. Love this elephant! I like how you highlighted him with glitter

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  27. That's a really cool stencil. Love the idea of using dimensional paste.

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  28. This is really beautiful! I love all the texture you put into it. On canvas...oh my!

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  29. Wow, your piece is so rich in color and texture, so beautiful!

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  30. Beautiful - I just started reading Babar (the elephant) to my class and this would be a fun addition. I teach Special-needs children who thrive on sensory touch....and loved the technic of mixing molding paste to make the stencil more tactile.

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  31. Oh Maria- absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  32. Great texture. The circles at the top are lovely and go so well with the elephant

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  33. I love the texture of your page and love the stencil!

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  34. Love all the elements in this picture but particularly the newsprint circles and gold highlights.

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  35. I love elephants. This stencil would make a great t shirt stencil

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  36. I love elephants and I like the piece you did. Very different from the other bloggers. Thank you

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  37. LOVE how you did your elephant! The rich colors of the robe and the handwriting along the silhouette add so much.
    <3 J

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  38. I think your wrinkly elephant is great! Love it!

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  39. Your elephant spread is awesome! I love how you made the image 3D, and the colours are soooo vibrant!

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  40. Just love this stencil and your artwork is amazing, thanks for the tutorial on the how to!

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  41. Love this stencil! Especially loving the beautiful blanket you gave him!

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  42. wow that stencil is gorgeous. I just recently really started using alot of stencil's. I think they are super fun and a great way to add beauty to a project. especially for people like myself who cant draw a straight line even using a ruler. ahah love the project made above. great inspiration here

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  43. I would love a chance at winning this great stencil!

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  44. An absolutely stunning piece - you did great justice to Nat's stencil!!

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  45. Thank you for sharing your use of molding paste. I agree this would have been FABULOUS on a canvas. I love your color and your finish piece.

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  46. Maria, your elephant is so beautiful! Love all the dimension the paste gives it and that blanket - it is so colorful! Thanks for sharing an amazing page!

    Carmen L

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  47. WOW- this is so cool - I love love love this. The colors and the top - wonderful project. Thank you so much for playing along Maria!

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