Hello everyone!!! I'm super-duper excited to be here with all of you today!
I've always been a clean and simple artist but since Creativation this year, I've been intrigued with mixed media and stencils! I met Mary Beth Shaw while at the show and was amazed at what she shared with me!
The first StencilGirl Stencil I bought was Circles Circles and have been in love since.
So I'm here today to share with you some projects I created using some of my StencilGirl Products!
Sit back and check out what I created for you today:
Hello Scout Book
For this notebook, I used Mandalas, Circles, and Spheres by Maria McGuire to create the center design in the middle of this notebook.
Here is how I created this design:
1. Place the stencil in the center of the notebook and place masking tape around the stencil as to not get the paint in place you do not want it.
2. Add the different color paints on top of the stencil and use the brayer to spread it around the stencil evenly.
3. Carefully lift the tape, then the stencil to reveal the beautiful design underneath.
4. Add the sentiment in the center of the design.
Take a closer look:
Pretty easy and simple.
Now onto the second project!
Make It Matter Notebook
For this notebook, I used Feathers 6 by Cecilia Swatton to create the cover!
Here is how I created this notebook:
1. I used Recollection Watercolor Crayons to create the watercolor background.
2. Once the watercolor dried, I placed the Feathers 6 Stencil on top of the watercolor panel.
3. Using white acrylic paint, dab the paint using a makeup sponge
4. Once the paint dried, I stamped the sentiment using black ink.
Now it's time to make the notebook!
I used the Cinch machine to punch holes and bind the pages of this book. The inside pages are mixed media pages so that you can use different mediums in this notebook.
Here's a close up:
Totally awesome!! Easy and fun to create, and it’s a great gift to give to someone.
Now onto the third project!
Stenciled Tin Pans
I found these tin pans in the clearance section of my local craft store.Immediately I knew I wanted to try and stencil on them to see what I would get!
Take a look:
For these tins, I used Mod Ovals and Circles Small by Lizze Mayne and a stencil from Mandalas, Circles, and Spheres.
Decorating the cover of these tins was easy!
1. Place the stencil on top of the lid of the tin, holding it in place with your fingers.
2. Use a makeup sponge and gently dab the paint over the stencil with little pressure.
3. Once the lid is covered, gently lift the stencil to reveal the design.
4. Once the paint dries, use a rub-on and add the sentiment over the design.
I'm very pleased with how this turned out. It was a first for me but certainly will not be the last! They make super cute gifts to give that could hold a gem inside.
Art Journaling Page
For this art journaling page, I used StencilGirl July 2017 Maya Love stencil collection by Jessica Sporn, ATC Mixup 1, Numbers Stencil, and Deconstructed Della Robbia Cluster Mask and Stencil.
Creating art journaling is so far from my clean and simple style, but I love it!! I love playing with paint, stencils and paste. I love learning about different techniques and how to use different products.
Creating this page was totally not planned at all. I choose items that were sitting on my desk.
So what do you think? Would you give these clean and simple mixed media projects a try?
I would love to hear from you.
Wait, before you go, I have a giveaway!!
I love sharing what I create so I'm giving away all of the projects created!!
Yes!!! That means four winners!
To qualify, leave a comment below letting me know why you love using stencils for a chance to win.
The giveaway will end on July 28th at 11:59pm. The four winners will be chosen randomly.
Thanks again, StencilGirl Products, for having me!
Kymona is a woman who never slows down and loves it. Yes... she is the energizer bunny's sister. She keeps going and going. She is a single mom of two wonderful children, 19 and 10 years of age. Besides running from one activity to another with them, she works full time at a hospital, teaches high school students on the weekends and has a huge love of learning new things. Kymona started scrapbooking when her son was born and has been paper-crafting ever since. Kymona also has a love for card making, photography, knitting and mixed media. Besides being a mom, Kymona thinks crafting has been one of the most rewarding accomplishments. According to her, being able to share with the world community makes life so rewarding!