Wednesday, September 24, 2014

StencilGirl Guest Designer Rae Missigman


I was so excited when StencilGirl asked me to come back and do a few more projects using their awesome stencils! They have so many great stencils that it was really hard to choose just a few to work with, but I think you are going to love these latest three.

Don't these just look so yummy? I LOVE the way stencils look once they are broken in. Sometimes I hate to use them again because they look so good! For my first project I used the STRAIGHT STEMS STENCIL. I painted over fabric, added trim and details and stitched up a giant art pocket. I love it. And it is a great way to take your travel art supplies with you when you go. I load it up and keep it on hand all the time! 
The best part is, I can toss a pillow form in and it is transformed into a beautiful and artsy pillow! 

 How super cool is that?  I love this stencil for all the potential it has. I could see adding to this when I used it on a journal page, making each leaf a word or detailed doodle. 

For my next project I used the super cool SCRIBBLE SCRATCH HANDWRITING stencil. This might be my favorite.. For those of you who know and follow me you know I am always scribbling on everything, so I just fell in love with this stencil! I sketched and painted a small canvas as I normally would, adding layers as I went. When I liked what was forming, I added one last layer of white paint over the stencil bringing out the under colors in the process. Love it!

For my last project I chose to create a journal page. I use my journal daily and lots of stencils go into creating these pages, so this was the perfect substrate for using the CIRCLES CIRCLES stencil. I am a circle girl anyway. Circles and triangles. They are my go to shapes. I started by painting a dark purple paint over the stencil using a bristled brush. I like the rough look it left behind, giving my first layer some tooth. From there I just do what I do- add layer after layer. I added lots of color using both paint and inks moving it around and over the stenciled paint. Once dry I added lots of marks and journaling with pens, pencils and paint pens. I really love this look and see this stencil getting a lot of use. 
Now do you see why it was so hard to choose? 

Supplies Used: Canvas Material, Hand Dyed Muslin and RIbbons, White Gloss Paint Zipper, Sewing Machine, Thread, Straight Stems Stencil,  Golden Fluorescent Paints in PinkOrange, and Craft paints in BlueSky and Meadowlark and Carrot.

8 x 10 Canvas, SCRIBBLE SCRATCH HANDWRITING stencil, white gel pensketching pencilthese paint pens, Golden Fluorescents in RedPinkGreen and ChartreuseRed Ink, Assorted craft paints.

This art journal, CIRCLES CIRCLES stencil, Golden Paints in MagentaTealYellow and Green Gold, and OrangeWhite PaintInk joy penwhite gel pen, this set of paint pens, Golden Fluorescent GreenSketching Pencil and a paintbrush. 

Rae is a self taught mixed media artist, who loves to create, blog and instruct. She has a passion for re-purposing found items and turning them into something beautiful. Her mission- to integrate up-cycled tidbits of everyday life into her art, has inspired her to approach creating in a whole new light, sending her on scavenger hunts of the largest kind in search of new materials.
Rae has found a real love when it comes to combining paint, textiles, and paper- something that is evident in much of her art. her She has a fondness for both pattern and color, which has led her to create outside the lines, resulting in artwork that is both busy and polychromatic. When it comes to art, Rae is unable to devote herself to just one type media and is forever putting a new twist on old projects. From painted fabric to collaged canvas you will recognize her work for it’s funky feminine style and bright bold colors! Rae, a devoted mother of five, is happiest in her home based studio where she can balance both family and creating. Her work can be found in her Etsy shop, on her website, and in boutiques across the Southeast. She has been published in numerous art based publications. Rae lives in Harmony, FL with her supportive husband and five lovely children. 
To learn more, visit Rae’s Blog HERE  Interested in taking one of her workshops? Read about them HERE  For more inspiration and to see how Rae creates on the fly, you can watch her FREE 15 Minutes of Mixed Media© Video Series HERE.


  1. Thanks for reading Cath! This was great fun and these girls sure can put out some awesome stencils! Love them! Have fun creating!

  2. THANK YOU for having me back Girls! This is always such a fun environment and I love to see what everyone is creating with your great line. Not hard to come up with great projects when the stencils ROCK!

  3. These are so happy and playful and bright and WONDERFUL! Love how you used my scribble stencil!

  4. Luscious colours. LOVE the stencils and the cushion/supply bag.

  5. Rea, I have always loved your art since the first class I took with you at 21 Secrets! These projects are so creative and beautiful! I especially love the bag turned pillow case! So cool!!

  6. Such beautiful projects! I really love Rea's colors and styles!

  7. Awesome Artwork Rae ! I love all the designs and colors you used in these great projects

  8. Rae! Girl, you rocked these stencils!! I love each project you've shared with us - who can resist those luscious, energizing colors?! Excellent way to showcase the stencils!

  9. Oh Rae, these projects are wonderful!!! The colors are so lush and yummy. Thank you so much for playing with our stencils :)


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