Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bring Daisy Wildflowers and Chantilly Citrus & more into your home decor with NEW large format stencils and NEW "chipboard cutouts"!

Mary Beth Shaw is ecstatic to announce:
*NEW home decor stencils from adored designer, 
Terri Stegmiller 
*stencils from talented new designer, Jennifer Evans
*plus there are NEW "Chipboard Cutouts" available for each of Jennifer's NEW stencils!

Are you ready to rock mixed media home decor?



Here is Jennifer Evans' 10”x20” canvas tutorial in her own words ~ acrylic paint and Bell Flowers stencil and chipboard cutouts.



Step 1: Gesso 10”x20” canvas. If using chipboard add-ons, gesso these as well (this prevents as much buckling once you introduce more water based media into the project). Paint the leaf add-ons green. Paint your background color on the canvas (I used light green).

Bell Flowers 12"x24" G023 stencil and NEW Chipboard Cutouts
Step 2: Center the Bellflower stencil on the canvas and sponge or drybrush medium green through the leaf and stem openings. With a pencil, mark where the flower placements will go. 


Step 3: To make a more interesting background, I wanted a watercolor effect on the canvas. I reached for my Inktense blocks to achieve this. Create a puddle of water on your palette, then color or rub in some blue Inktense – go ahead and make a muddy mess. 


Using broad strokes, brush the blue hue over the canvas, allowing some of the pigment to pool. 


For an interesting contrast, layer in an accent color. I used yellow, for luminosity. You could even “spatter” in your highlight color.


Step 4: Select 5 different stencils to transfer pattern to the chipboard Bellflowers. Using a palette knife, push matte gel through your stencils onto each flower, and let dry. Drip alcohol inks over the flower shapes. This is a fun experiment. I tried using a base coat color, then introducing 1 or 2 more colors into the flower by dripping and letting the alcohol ink spread. I was going for jewel tones, so I used purple twilight, sunset orange, sunshine yellow, red and blue. If you don’t like the result of the inks mixing, have a paper towel handy to pull up some of the color – this also creates a neat effect! You will find that the looser, more open stencil designs allow more of a “dripping” tie-dye effect, while the tighter designs allowed the color to find the “nooks and crannies” faster, allowing areas to grasp color and well up a bit. 




Step 5: Attach chipboard add-ons to the canvas, placing the leaves and the Bellflowers. I decided to give my piece more of a burst of flowers, so I used the stencil to trace 6 more flowers (using the smallest 2 Bellflowers as templates) I had been studying Delphinium and Gladiolas for a recent sketch, so I must have been inspired by them! I also had gorgeous handmade papers waiting to be used, and this seemed to be the perfect project . 


I also roughly cut some circle centers. Secure everything in place with matte gel medium and let dry.

Step 6: If desired, add definition to the flowers by outlining them with Inktense pencil. Any water soluble pencil will do. I chose blue, to bring out the blue/purple flower in the lower right of the canvas. 


Using a thin brush and water, liquefy your pencil sketches to make them look more like watercolor. 


Step 7: Seal the final canvas with a fixative or spray varnish.

Jennifer Evans paints a lot of botanicals in her own artwork. Flowers and organic plants are the "go to" subject matter for this artist that grew up around her gardening grandmother. Jennifer says: "The shapes of flowers and plants come instinctively to me, without having to use a source to design from; they are embedded in my mind, always with me. This is not true for any other subject matter, where I usually rely on source material."


More large format 12"x24" stencils and corresponding chipboard cutouts (sold separately):
G022 Plumeria stencil & cutouts, G021 Daisy Wildflowers stencil & cutouts,
G020 Leaves and Berries stencil & cutouts.
Downloadable PDF tutorials links:
Leaves & Berries stencil and cutouts 
Plumeria stencil and cutouts
Daisy Wildflowers stencil and cutouts

Discover more about Jennifer on her website: Jennifer Evans 

Step into the grove with Chantilly Citrus + 6 more stencils

Fabric maven and artist Terri Stegmiller has designed this set of  stencils to work in concert with one another if you, as the decorator of your home, so desires.



The next 3 photos (that are not stencils) are painted cotton duck cloth. Terri says: "I use these for sewing projects like pillow covers and tote bags."



G013 Chantilly Citrus Companion 2, 12"x24" stencil
G014 Chantilly Citrus, 12"x24" stencil

G017 Elegant Fence, 12"x24" stencil

G015 Chantilly Citrus Companion 1, 12"x24" stencil
G016 Connected Vines, 12"x24" stencil
Pictured below is a painted cotton duck table runner Terri stenciled. For a tip on working with cotton duck fabric, check out our June 24 Scoop newsletter.


G019 Floral Grid, 12"x24" stencil
Terri shares on her blog how she made the fabric for this brightly striped pillow.

G018 Flower Path, 12"x24" stencil

Still want more? Instructions for Terri's pouf (and several more projects) with previously released home decor stencils are in this StencilGirl Talk post.

Wait! 

Three members of StencilGirl's Creative Team have projects to share too! 
Check out: 
blogs to discover what they have made using StencilGirl's home decor stencils.


We hope your mind is buzzing with ideas! You can find all the large format, 12"x24" home decor stencils RIGHT HERE!

5 comments:

  1. Chipboard cut-outs! What a fantastic idea!!! And the way these are decorated is totally outstanding! So are the new stencils!

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  2. Lots of gorges new stencils here !!

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  3. Love how horse are used. Beautiful. And darn, I just placed an order last night. Maybe next month.

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