Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August StencilClub Inspiration!

Hi, everyone! Mary here today to show you what I did with the 
EXCLUSIVE August 2014 StencilClub stencils designed by MaryBeth Shaw!
Being in StencilClub is such a treat!
But it always feels extra special when the stencils are part of Mary Beth's Private Collection

I used all 3 stencils to create an art journal spread!


I played with the 9" x 12" to create text boxes with gesso and a cosmetic sponge.
After outlining these text boxes with my 6B pencil, I did free-writing about travels within the boxes.

These stencils work really wonderfully together and made it easy to create lots of rhythm and movement!
They're the perfect balance of geometric-like shapes and gestural marks!
Below are some details:


Of course, I had to try spreading white Wendy Vechi Embossing Paste through that mini-grid with my palette knife, and it worked great!


That 6-inch swirl stencil/mask belonged around my world and map stickers because it reminds me of a galaxy or the orbit of planets!


Was hard to stop on these pages because I was having SO MUCH FUN!

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22 comments:

  1. Love what you did with the stencils, Maria! Enter me in the giveaway lizandrashaw (at) gmail (dot com).

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  2. Love this journal spread Mary. Great work.

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    1. Thank you, Michael! These stencils are so fun!

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  3. I am planning my art as soon as I get mine! I loved the idea of a map...I will have to get out my atlas! Beautiful Mary!

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    1. Thank you!! Can't wait to see what you make with these stencils! Please post a photo in the Facebook StencilClub group! :)

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  4. Oh I am so looking forward to getting and playing with these stencils. How fun. This is an exciting spread. Wish I had this knowledge when I went to Austrailia so many years ago!

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    1. Thanks, Denise! Can't wait to see what you make with these stencils, too!
      p.s. I hope to go to Australia one day also! :-)

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  5. Great journal spread Mary! Love how you have incorporated the different elements! ")

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! It was fun incorporating all these elements!

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  6. Superb Mary....AND my fave colours.

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  7. These new stencils that Mary Beth designed are gorgeous! And you've shown great ways of using them -- thanks, Mary!

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! I do love these stencil designs!

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  8. I love these mary - they are so fun and playful! And a new way to use our stencils!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! You'll have fun playing with these! Hope you'll post photos in the Facebook group of what you make! :)

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  9. I really like this journal spread and I agree you created nice movement and rhythm.

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    1. Thanks, Mary Beth! I adore these stencils you designed! :)

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  10. Mary, Mary - not at all contrary - I love your pages here! I think it's sheer genius how you used the 9x12 to create text boxes! Are my stencils here yet? The anticipation is killing me!

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