Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April 2016 StencilClub Inspiration!

Are you into patterns? Then get ready to swoon!
The StencilGirl team used the March StencilClub patterns as
a single line of pattern, 
the whole square, 
or repeated the elements 
in a range of art, complex to simple, art journal to mixed media! 

Mary C. Nasser here to share
what I've been making with the April 2016 StencilClub stencils!

This month's designs by Mary Beth Shaw ROCK and am having lots of fun with them in my small Dylusions art journal!

I know I’ll be using these stencils often!

You are going to love these stencils!!

Newbie Carol popping in

with new paint in hand to try out on Mary Beth's super fun patterned stencils!
I made a simple scrapbook page by masking off the mini stencil with strips of contact paper and repeating the pattern. I actually had my ruler out but decided to just eyeball it - I like how unfettered it came out.
I used Mary Beth Shaw's Apple Chancery Alphabet stencil for the lettering. The pic had a hard edge I was not thrilled with so I used an Exacto blade to cut a ripple within the stencil pattern and tucked in the pic. I think I will continue the yellow pattern on the facing page and actually write over it in blue ink.  

and a quick little bracelet or wine bottle charm.... or both?
A piece of old book paper, stenciled with paint and traced with 
pen are what I placed in the bezel and covered with glaze. 

Hello! My turn!
Janet here ready to show you 
how I used these StencilClub stencils in my Daily Art Journals...

That 6x6 stencil will make great backgrounds.
I quickly ran my Tombow Markers through the random dashes for this colorful display.
Also used here is from the October 2013 SC yoga stencils by Jessica Sporn.

Also used here is the City Encompassed Stencil by Carol Wiebe
and a flower from the April 2015 SC stencil designed by Jessica Sporn.

All that variety of patterns made me swoon!
I think I tried most of them!

I repeated one of those square-ish patterns as a border on this page.
Then to add a little pizzazz and distinction I used the 
Viva Magic Transparent Perfect Pearl Pen over the colored in squares.
They look like dreamy poolside tiles.....
All shiny and smooth with a smack of fine glitter.

I taped off the corner design and repeated the square pattern 
for this fun tiled look below.
It reminds me of Mexican tiles.

Have fun with these multi-patterned stencils!
There's so much you can do!

Hi everyone, this is Gwen with even more inspiration 
with this month's fabulous and exclusive StencilClub stencils. 
I'm thinking inside the box again this month... this time I've used all of the wonderful patterns in this month's collection to make some decorative storage. 

I started with one of those faux wood boxes you get at the craft store; this one was covered in cheesy words, but at 50% off it was $5, so I picked it up knowing that I was going to paint over it. I added paint, lots of stenciling, of course, and some fun embellishments to end up with this:

I started by painting the entire box, then I stenciled the bottom and the lid using the 6x6 stencil and some Viva Turquoise crackle paste. I did it in sections and let each area dry so that I didn't smudge anything. I went over it all with a gold glaze for a bit of an antique feel.

On the sides, I wanted to make some medallion type things. I used some copper texture paste with 8 of the patterns on the 9x12 stencil and then layered them with a Spellbinders diecut to make the base of my embellishments. Here how they looked before I added all the pastes on top:

I rusted them, added Diamond Glaze over the centers, and used copper Liquid Pearls so that you can't even tell they were originally cardstock! I wrapped them around the corners and got a good crease before gluing them down around the edges.

Here you can see the top where I broke out my power drill and added a knob into the center of the 4x4 design. I surrounded it with pieces of jewelry, some clay poppies that I made for this, and more Liquid Pearls. I had a very old piece of trim with beads and coins hanging from it that I glued around the edges of the lid. 

Right now it's holding a fun little collection of rough turquoise and coral beads.

That's it for this month... I hope you liked it and are feeling inspired to use this month's stencils!

If you need to own the April StencilClub stencils you can sign up HERE.

We look forward to seeing what you create!


  1. I'm SO impressed!!! Great inspiration, all the way around -- and what a unique an beautiful art box!

  2. wow! you girls always blow my mind :)

  3. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Every one of these are great. Such a variety of inspirations to get us going and drooling. Can't wait - only ten more days

  4. Oh wow, such great projects! TFS! Mary, you rock those blues and greens!

  5. Lovely stencils and great art work. I specially loves Mary and Gwen's projects, but that is personal taste.<3

  6. All I can say is WOW!


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