Saturday, April 18, 2015

Welcome NEW StencilGirl Artist Rae Missigman!!

A great BIG welcome to 
NEW StencilGirl Artist 

Guess what??!! Rae is here with a Guest Post to show you what she made with her new stencils! 
We will show you all of Rae's SIXTEEN new stencils down after her post along with a VERY special offer! is Mary Beth with a little video for you!

Can't see the video? Click HERE

Take it away Rae!!!!!

SO TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! I was so excited to create two fun, mixed media collections for StencilGirl. Nature's Happenstance and Mark Making. I am still amazed when I go to use them. Instead of having to re-create my favorite go-to marks each time I create, I just grab a stencil or mask and start making art! Here is  peek at some of the projects I have been working on with these in hand.

When it comes to art journaling I could not be without stencils or masks when it comes to creating in these. I found myself layering these over and over again while creating, sometimes using ALL of them in a layout. I believe that the delicate nature of many of them create some interesting results when using them in a layered manner. I especially loved creating with these in conjunction with the Gelli Plate. The following art journal page is one of my favorites. I created a WATCH THE PROCESS video for you to enjoy. I used the following stencils in this video process: MIX & MATCH SCALLOP EDGES, QUILLED ARROW, CLUSTERED TRIANGLES, CLASSIC FEATHER RETAKE, FRAZZLED & RUFFLED FEATHER, DOODLED IMAGINARY BLOOM. DOODLED NONSENSICAL BLOOM, DOODLED PLAYFUL BLOOM, LET YOURSELF BLOOM, WISE BUD, GROW STRONG, REPETITION, and ROWS OF TRIANGLES.

StencilGirl from Rae Missigman on Vimeo.

I love working on mini canvases too. They are rewarding because you have a masterpiece so quickly. I used WISE BUD, DOODLED PLAYFUL BLOOM, FRAZZLED & RUFFLED FEATHER, and REPETITION for this project. I layered up with paint, book paper and lots of detail marks. Using a makeup sponge is a great way to pick up every detail of these intricate stencils and masks. 

Because  a lot of my favorite go-to marks are something I recreate over and over again, this collection will be great for getting a jump start when creating. Like this little notebook. I used the LOOK HERE TRIO OF ARROWS and ROWS OF TRIANGLES to art up the cover of this little notebook. It saved me lots of time to grab stencils and masks in this instance, rather than hand sketch the detailed arrows.

Tag Art is one of my favorite projects. Dressing tags up and having them stockpiled is a must for me. I use them for mail art and thank you notes on a regular basis. For this black tag I loved the dramatic effect of painting with white through the LET YOURSELF BLOOM and GROW STRONG masks. They pop off the tag and really add a lot of texture to the piece as well. I used the same masks along with their coordinating stencil to create the layered fabric floral embellishments on the tag. I love how the fabric grabbed all that detail! 

Memory keeping is fast becoming a new way to incorporate our art into documenting our lives. I have long been a fan of hybrid scrapbooking. I love to mix the traditional patterned papers with paint and ink and of course, stencils. For this mini layout I used both DOODLED IMAGINARY BLOOM AND ROWS OF TRIANGLES. I love adding character to my triangles with the help of pen and pencil marks! 

For those of you who know me, you know that fabric is one of my true loves. I couldn’t wait to grab some paint and a few of my favorites from this collection and make a pretty pouch. One or two turned into five. I mean it, I love these! I was drawn to the feel of both abstract and organic in this project thanks to the incorporation of CLASSIC FEATHER RETAKE, REPETITION, FRAZZLED & RUFFLED FEATHER, LOOK HERE TRIO OF ARROWS, ROWS OF TRIANGLES. The addition of lots of penned details really made these stencils and masks stand out.

Here is another look at how I used these in my art journal. I love the simplicity of this layout. Bold swipes of color and large abstract shapes are the perfect foundation for adding organic details. I used MIX & MATCH SCALLOPED EDGES, POINTING IT OUT ARROW, LOOK HERE TRIO OF ARROWS, CLUSTERED TRIANGLES, QUILLED ARROW and REPETITION.

This art journal page drew me in with it’s color scheme. Later in the process, the added texture that I achieved by using IMAGINARY BIRD FEATHER, REPETITION, DOODLED NONSENSICAL BLOOM and QUILLED ARROW, really made the page take on a life of it’s own. The entire piece has a very organic feel, which is one of my favorite aspects of these collections.

I was so honored and thrilled to be working with StencilGirl and have had so much fun creating with this new collection. I hope that you will be inspired and that you will enjoy hours of fun creating with them! Be sure to hop over to my blog to see more details on these projects over the next few weeks. 

Ready to see Rae's stencils????
Rae has 16 new stencils that were just released TODAY over at StencilGirl!
We made a special package to celebrate StencilGirl and DLP and are calling it

The BUNCH includes ALL 16 of Rae's stencils in one package at a special introductory price...but hurry, we only packaged 100 this way and when they are gone, they are gone!
Of course, they will still be available at regular prices individually.
You can order the bunch HERE and see all of Rae's stencils HERE.

Here is a look at the individual stencils
(1) 9" x 12" and (16) 4" x 4"

If this isn't enough.....
Mary Beth is Guest Designing over at The Original Documented Life Project™ today and she is using Rae's stencils in her video! 
You can watch that video HERE and check out the DLP challenge for this week HERE.


  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! What a reveal!!
    Rae, your stencil collection is absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to play in my art journal with these! The stencils will fit nicely in the Dylusion's journal's front cover's envelop when I travel, too! What inspiring artwork you've created already with your new collection!
    And super-excited that Mary Beth Shaw is the featured artist for this week's DLP challenge, too!!

    1. Thank you Mary! I know you will do wonderful things with these! I can't wait to see!

  2. So very thrilled to be here and sharing today! It has been great artistic fun bringing these new stencils and masks to life! I can't wait to share even more creative ideas with you! It will be fantastic to see what everyone else does with these! Happy Creating to all!

  3. Wow! I knew it was going to be good - but Oh MY! Rae…you really really did it! These are awesome and yes, I got the whole shebang…I mean 'bunch'. I can't wait! Thank you for teaming up with Stencil Girl, what a great collision!

    1. Thanks so much Sue! You are so sweet! Happy to hear you are getting inspired and creative! Have fun!

  4. I love your new collection of stencils!! I love them all and I want them all!!!

  5. These are just so very versatile. thanks

  6. oooh! And what a fantastic video. Learned LOTS!!!


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