Monday, May 11, 2015

May StencilClub Inspiration!

Hi, everyone! Mary Nasser here today to show you what I did with the
EXCLUSIVE May 2015 StencilClub stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw!

It’s always such a delight to get stencils Mary Beth has created for her own Private Collection
that are made available only to StencilClub members!

I had lots of fun embellishing my art journal covers with all three of these stencils!

Using techniques I learned in Cover Story, I layered vintage papers, gesso, acrylics, Sharpie Mean Streak, hand-carved stamps and inks with the fabulous shapes and patterns of these stencils to embellish the covers.

Being the end of the school year, it was especially fun to collage this 1918 vintage report card
onto the large art journal cover!

Below is a detail of the small art journal cover, too:

And I couldn't stop there! I'm using these stencils inside my art journals, too.
Below is one spread from my small art journal:

and a detail:

You are going to LOVE these stencils!!

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  1. Mary -- I'm in awe of your explorations of these new color combinations! You've launched yourself in a whole new direction and it's thrilling to see the results! And these May StencilClub stencils are fantastic -- StencilClub Members are a lucky bunch!

    1. Thank you, Cecilia! It's been fun experimenting with a variety of color combinations. I absolutely LOVE the shapes and lines in these stencils!!

  2. I'm loving these! Your covers and pages turned out awesome... great colors and layers (love your hand-carved stamps with this!) These stencils are just fabulous - such great shapes and versatility! Love the "donut" around the hole for your journal closure :D

    1. Thank you, Gwen! That "donut" shapes is one of my faves on the large stencil!! Just had to place it around the hole for the journal closure! :D Thank you for inspiring me to hand-carve stamps, too!!

  3. OH WOW ! i love these! This is so pretty Mary! I want these!

    1. Thank you, Rae! I learned so much in Cover Story and loved it!

  4. Oh Mary! I Beautiful! I love your color choices and I get excited when I see anything DLP and SG together….two of my innocent obsessions that I indulge in whenever I can. I can't wait for my club stencils to arrive - and I have been wanting to get the smaller sized journal, now I'm inspired and will get my order in so that hopefully it will arrive concurrently with my stencils. Thanks for the ideas! And I absolutely love how these stencils pair with the new stamps from DLP…so exciting!

    1. Happy I could inspire you, Sue! DLP + SG rocks!
      Looking forward to seeing what you create with the May StencilClub stencils! :)

  5. Mary your work is gorgeous! I so enjoyed meeting you in the class a few weeks ago and I hope I see you again in another workshop! Kathy Fritz

  6. Stunning! Graphic meets grunge! LOVE!


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