Monday, February 24, 2014

StencilGirl Products and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Welcome to the StencilGirl and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop! 
This time we are doing something a little different and actually having your first piece of inspiration artwork right here on StencilGirl Talk. Our friend, Judi Kauffman, is hopping with us and has a beautiful project for you to see right here. Information about our GIVEAWAY is the end of the post. Have fun hopping!
Take it away Judi!!!



By Judi Kauffman for Walnut Hollow

I thought it would be fun to create two tissue boxes, one for "His" nightstand and one for "Hers", using the same colors so they would look good on opposite sides of the bed. To tie things together, I used the same stencil on the top of both boxes. The Map pattern and Sporn Flowers Negative are an unexpected juxtaposition, but the two stencils have the same general feel - complex pattern in the same scale, and I love the way they look together!

Instructions:

1. Base coat both boxes with French Gray Blue acrylic paint. Allow paint to dry.


2. HIS - Paint: Using a stencil brush and Snow (Titanium) White acrylic paint, stencil Map pattern on the top and all four sides of the "His" box. Keep the effect dappled rather than precise by using a tapping motion and relatively little paint. Allow paint to dry.

3. HERS - Paint: Using a stencil brush and Snow (Titanium) White acrylic paint, stencil Map pattern on the top of the "Hers" box and Sporn FlowersNegative Stencil on all four sides. Keep the effect dappled rather than precise by using a tapping motion and relatively little paint. Allow paint to dry.


4. HIS - Embellishments: For the "His" box, use a sponge applicator and StazOn Jet Black and Midnight Blue ink to stencil Map pattern onto a 5" x 6" piece of Australian Opal Gemstones Shimmer Sheetz. When ink is dry, cover the back of the stenciled Shimmer Sheetz with double-sided adhesive sheet. Using a paper trimmer or craft knife, straight edge, and cutting mat, cut the rectangle lengthwise into random-width strips ranging from 3/8" to 1". Adhere the strips to the sides and top of the box, alternating horizontal and vertical bands of varying lengths as shown or as you prefer.



5. HERS - Embellishments: For the "Hers" box, use a sponge applicator and StazOn Midnight Blue ink to stencil the smaller butterfly from the Butterfly Duo stencil four times onto lightly-sanded Australian Opal Gemstones Shimmer Sheetz. When ink is dry, cut out the butterflies. Embellish each butterfly with a mix of Glitter Hearts and Glitter Dots Peel-offs (Hearts in Silver on antennae and wings, Dots in Silver and Black on wings and body). Use a Power Tab to attach one butterfly to each side of the box as shown or as you prefer.


6. Options:
*Use only the Sporn Flowers Negative stencil for the "Hers" box if you don't want a contrasting pattern on the top.
*Choose colors that suit your taste and decor.
*Instead of only two, use three or more paint colors for the Map pattern Sporn Flowers.
*Go for a tone-on-tone effect, using two paint colors that are in the same family instead of two that have a lot of contrast.
*ShimmerSheetz comes in over two dozen colors, as does StazOn Ink, so you can switch to a different palette for your embellishments.




SUPPLIES



ShimmerSheetz in Australian Opal Gemstones


StazOnInk in Midnight Blue and Jet Black

Other 

Tombow Power Tabs (1 per butterfly); stencil brush; sponge applicator; scissors; paper trimmer or craft knife, straight edge, and cutting mat

**GIVEAWAY! NOW CLOSED**
One lucky winner will will the following prizes by StencilGirl and Walnut Hollow. What do you have to do to be entered? Just leave a comment below. All comments on the ENTIRE hop are eligible. The more comments you leave, the more entries you get! One comment per blog please.
Giveaway will close at 11:59PM Central Time on Sunday, March 2nd.

WINNER!!!!
Congratulations!!!!
Sue Chesley
This comment was picked from Janet Joehlin's blog.




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122 comments:

  1. Great tissue box, now I will need to get some wooden box to play with it!

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    1. I am INSPIRED! Your ideas are always a day brightener!

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  2. Love walnut hollow and stencil girl. Lissag123@verizon.net

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  3. Way cool!! I like the colors and that you make the stenciling effect dappling instead of bold. Looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Very cool idea with that Shimmer Sheetz- I thought it was washi tape at first glance!

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  5. Awesome use of stencils, nice to go off road (paper) once and a while :)

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  6. I love these his and hers variations. Great idea!

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  7. What a great give away. The kleenex boxes are wonderfully creative.

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  8. Love the "His and Hers" boxes, great way to co ordinate without being matchy. Will have to get some shimmer sheets to play with!

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  9. What a great idea to decorate a tissue box with stencils and a 3-D butterfly too! Lovely. I love these blog hops as I get so much inspiration from them. Thanks.

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  10. Awesome projects and love the his and hers ideas! Great 3D effect with Maria's butterfly too.

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  11. Leave it to Judi to class up our tissue boxes! Thing is, I totally want to do this now :)

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    1. But you are the road, right? lol They are pretty cool. Great idea to invite Judi.

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  12. Such a great idea.. I love them both.

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  13. What a fun idea. I love the 3d butterfly embilishment.

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  14. Midnight blue is so nice instead of black sometimes. Lovely!

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  15. I've been a designer for a very long time and a guest designer, too, but this is my first time being in a Blog Hop and I didn't quite know what to expect! The awesome comments are such an amazing way to start the week - Thank you for being so welcoming and complimentary. I hope I get invited back.
    Judi Kauffman

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    1. You took something quite ordinary that most of us don't think about and turned it into a piece of art! You'll be back, I bet. Thank you.

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  16. Clever lady. Really like the layering.

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  17. I never know if my name is attached when it comes up unknown so here goes for the above comment. gjeneve@gmail.com

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  18. What a great project - thanks!

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  19. Great idea...my Hubbie needs his own tissue box. It is always empty when I go to grab a tissue. Lol. Plus, I want one with pretty butterflies all over it. Looking forward to this Hop!

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  20. OMG, I would LOVE to try the woodburning technique using the stencils as inspiration. The tissue boxes are great, too. PLEASE ENTER ME TO WIN!

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  21. Love the French blue color..so pretty

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  22. I LOVE your stencils! I just got into Art Journaling and stencils make me look so much more creative than I am!

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  23. The His & Her tissue boxes are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win that awesome giveaway!

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  24. Who wouldn't want to win such a generous prize? I surely would!

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  25. That's such a great idea. I have tissue boxes in my bathrooms, now they could be colour co-ordinated...thanks. What a great giveaway!!!!!! I'll be hopping like mad.

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  26. How cool is this! I'm going to steal this idea!

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    1. Can't be stolen if it is offered. lol It is a good one.

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    2. So true! There's an old saying (though I don't know who said it) that sums things up for me: Give all your ideas away to make room in your head for more! The reason I loved teaching is the reason I now love designing and writing instructions - sending ideas out and watching them fly around in the hands of others.

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  27. What a great house warming gift. Love it

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  28. What a great idea. I never would have thought to add the shimmer sheetz strips on the 'His' box, but it was a great addition. Thanks for this generous giveaway opportunity!

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  29. Love this idea. Just one more way to use my stash of stencils.

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  30. What a great idea. I especially like the second one with the yellow. Need to make some of these as gifts.

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  31. Love your idea. Thanks for your giveaway;

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  32. This was pretty cute and looks like fun.

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  33. I am so excited to try these projects!

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  34. Such awesome projects you all out did yourselves on these ones, thanks for the giveaway and the great ideas!

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  35. I love these! What a cute idea.

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  36. I've never liked tissue box covers...these are wonderful!

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    1. Same here. What a great idea! And they will never get mashed.

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  37. Such wonderful projects! So many ideas swirling through my head!!

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    1. Possibilities are endless for these boxes. This for me, that for hubby, and another for daughter. And on and on.

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    2. Watch out...once you start working on those boxes there's no end to the possibilities. I think they are somewhat like oversized Artist Trading Cards - four rectangles just waiting to be decorated and that additional little challenge of the top with the oval cutout in the middle... I have probably designed at least a dozen at this point, but I've been very good about sharing them and only have three at my house, not counting the three that are base coated and waiting for the Muse to visit and two more that are plain wood. I think wood burning is next.

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  38. Judi,
    LOVE your his and her boxes! And delighted you used the map stencil I designed. :) Was so happy to see what you created with it!! :)

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  39. Woo! You do some great work. Keep it up.
    Susan Samuel
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  40. Kudos to Judi! The tissue boxes are awesome and the directions easy to follow. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I love those tissue boxes. The Sporn stencil is one of my all time favorites. Love the color choices and easy to follow directions. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  42. Great project! I would love to win this giveaway!

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  43. I have recently discovered stencil girl stencils and am obsessed! great use for the tissue box!

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  44. Im going to need to try and make this! So cute!

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  45. Always love some fun home decor ideas!
    Thanks for the chance to win those juicy prizes!

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  46. What fabulous tissue boxes. Love them and the chance to win.

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  47. love you project. The stencils are awesome too. I am a new subscriber and look forward to seeing what comes to my door step.

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  48. I always love when art can be practical, too! Love 'em.

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  49. The tissue boxes are amazing. I love the stencils you chose and the colors. What a great idea. thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Great idea nd lovely give away :)

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  51. Oh wow! I'm looking at the plain tissue box on my desk and thinking that I have to dress this up! Thanks for the inspiration and the awesome chance to win!

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  52. I just love the his and her idea of matching boxes!!

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  53. What a wonderful idea! You are so creative :-)!

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  54. Love it - would make *great* gifts.

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  55. I even loved the look of the boxes with just the gray and white. Great idea!

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  56. Awesome! Best blog hop ever. Fabulous products & inspirational posts. StencilGirl & Walnut Hollow are a perfect match. Thanks Judi for teaching me about pattern juxtaposition. Theresa x

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    1. Theresa - You made my day!

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  57. You do such great work. thanks for the ideas.

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  58. I love this idea! Can't wait to try it out.

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  59. great ideas for any kind of box - thinking of my wooden cigar boxes ... I have 5 left in my stash... they might all get painted by the time I get to the end of this blog hop!

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  60. i would love to share your stencils on my Tuesday Night live show. hope I win

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  61. Wow!! Totally cool!! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!!

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  62. Great boxes. I'd love to win this prize. I'd have the push to get started using my stencils. thanks for having the hop so I could see so many great projects.

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  63. Me me me! I need to win this...but if I don't, congrats to whoever does :)

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  65. love this project and the lovely stencils, thanks for a chance to win :)

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  66. Fabulous boxes and a yummy give away.

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  67. Awesome opportunity, I am just salivating at the thought of winning this.Slknippel@aol.com

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  68. Great project and lovely give-away...

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  69. Wow, beautiful work! Would love to win the give away!

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  70. Love these tissue boxes! They are so pretty matching in the colors, but patterned differently makes it fun! Nice hop and wonderful prize pack! I'll cross all my fingers and toes! :)

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  71. Wow. I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance. Tissue boxes are cool!

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  72. i love walnut hollow products, love stencil girls even more. thank you for all the inspiration and chances to win great goodies. xoxo

    lurabrown@gmail.com only way i could sign in

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  73. Great ideas for the tissue covers! And another way to use the great stencils. Thanks for chances to win! tclyndaniels@gmail.com

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  74. I really need to check out walnut hollow more closely!

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  75. Started the day reading comments and hopping around, ended the day the same way. What a treat! I'm especially happy whenever someone says that my instructions were clear. Thank you so much for taking time to let me know that you like the tissue boxes.

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  76. Those are cute! I'm eyeballing everything around me now wondering how stenciling would look on it! Furniture, I'm thinking floor cloths, my shoes, the refrigerator! Stencil Girl runs in my veins!

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  77. I don't own any stencils and this blog hop is convincing me that I need them! Thanks :)

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  78. Very nice projects. Fun to see something unique. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. These tissue boxes are so simple and so attractive!

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  80. Love the colors and patterns- Inspiration for sure!!

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  81. I'm so glad to have rediscovered stencils and have been so inspired by so many talented artists who use them in such unique ways. Such great ideas.

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  82. What a great idea. Love the tissue boxes! I'll have to see if Michael's carries those boxes.

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  83. This is a fun project and a great way to use all my gel prints.

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  84. Love to see different ways to use stencils - the tissue boxes are wonderful!

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  85. Well it looks like I am going to have to go on a little art supply shopping trip! This project is great and has ideas spinning around in my head! Thanks for the great ideas as always!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  86. Fabulous tissue boxes, love the his and hers idea! Sue C x

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  87. Love when you do the blog hops! This is such a great idea for the tissue boxes...so personalized! would make a great gift!

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  88. what a nice idea. thanks for the inspiration

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  89. What a wonderful way to make something utilitarian a piece of art!

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  90. I always find delightful artists I hadn't met before during a blog hop!

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