Friday, February 10, 2017

Guest Designer: Ivy Newport

Hello there! It’s IvyNewport here,and I’m so excited to share a special painting with you today
using three wonderful stencils from StencilGirl!
When I was asked to be a guest designer for StencilGirl, I was thrilled! Such a fabulous opportunity!
My imagination began to run wild the minute I began to peruse all the gorgeous stencils available.
After much thought, I selected three beautiful stencils - Marrakesh Mix, Hash Marks and Bloom True.
Visions of a lantern lit night began to swirl around my mind and I couldn’t wait to get started!

Supply List
Marrakesh Mix stencil
Hash Marks stencil
Bloom True Stencil
Art board 11” x 14”
White gesso
Tracing paper
Acrylic/craft paints
Carbothello Pastel pencils
Clear gesso
Mechanical pencil
White charcoal pencil
Saral Transfer paper in white
Soft chalk pastels
Fine liner applicator
White gel pen
Gold gel pen
Gold acrylic paint
Makeup sponge
Black Stabilo Marks-all pencil

Artwork Color Inspiration: Young Woman with Lantern, 1921 by Gene Pressler.

I hope you enjoy the making of “The Night of Lanterns.”

Watch Ivy Newport's The Night of Lanterns, Part 1, here.

Watch Ivy Newport's The Night of Lanterns, Part 2, here.

Watch Ivy Newport's The Night of Lanterns, Part 3, here.

If you would like to see more free tutorials from me you can head on over to my website:

You can also check out my latest online classes here:

Happy creating!
Ivy Newport
Artist * Teacher * Creative Guide


  1. What a great idea to use the Marrakesh stencil to create lanterns! I love how you pushed the top blooms into the shadows and highlighted the ones in the foreground, the glow on her face ... So much to admire here. You've created a beautiful piece!

  2. Ivy, I was going to say the same thing as EmmaJane, very cool to use Marrakesh as lanterns. Lovely piece - enjoyed hearing your thoughts about the process as you built the composition. Bravo!!

  3. Love your classes and tutorials. Thanks for your inspiration for painting with StencilGirl stencils.


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