Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Inchie Arts and a StencilGirl Hop

Hi Stencil Lovers!
Inchie Arts, LLC and StencilGirl has teamed up for a fabulous Hop!
I made myself a dozen ATC cards with the 2.5 X 3.5 Precision Cut Matboards.
Some are to keep and some are to give away!

First thing I did was line up the cards and play with them.
I tried paints and sprays and inks with a number of stencils
(I will make a list of the stencils I used at the end of this post).

These made fabulous background textures.
I kept adding layers and layers. 

I used a Stampin' Up Dictionary Stamp on some of them for added interest.

I used magazine cut-out words on many of the ATC's.
As well as my own writing...
and image transfers and stamps and doodles and a daisy applique. 
The little oval of 'gratitude' is from RubberMoon Art Stamps.

I drew the silhouette of  people standing on the edge of something...

I love this hand stencil.  I didn't even want to add words to this.

This beautiful baby ATC is one I am keeping!

The quality of the Inchie Art Squares products is wonderful.
I hope you have fun with them too!

These are the stencils I randomly used throughout.....


We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive a $25 StencilGirl Products Gift Certificate and
1 package each of White 4", 3", ATC (2.5" X 3.5") and Swatch (2" X 4") size Art Squares!

All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered. 
One comment per blog. 
Comments close on January 30th @ 11:59PM Central.
Winner will be announced on StencilGirl Product’s Facebook Page on January 31st.

Now go visit all the hop artists and see all 
the great projects made with Inchie Art Square products.
 See you next time!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Get Your Groove On

Hi Friends! 
Ready to get your groove on?
Today is Day 3 of StencilGirl's Groove Tool Hop.
This is a great tool to have in your arsenal!
Want to see how it works? Go here.....

I find that I use the Groove Tool often in my art and play time.
(Another place I used the Groove Tool is  here.)
And many more times too!
I liked it so much I went and bought more tips for it!

Here I used it in my Documented Life Planner in July.

It was quick and easy applying StazOn Ink with
the Damask Medium Stencil by Michelle Ward! 

Along with the Groove Tool,
which was so much fun to add to my pages.
How nice that the DLP theme for July was ephemera!
Good timing!

I especially loved the little pocket....
I put tiny pictures of my grandson in there.

I love the crisp clean edges when I use the tool with my stencil!

There is a giveaway so go to all the hop blogs these 3 days
and leave comments on all of them. (only one comment per blog, though)

The prize is an awesome Groove Tool and a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate.
You have till 11:59 PM Central Time on Sept. 26.......

September 23

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

USArtQuest & a StencilGirl Hop

Hi Friends. 
It is Hop Time with StencilGirl and USArtQuest this week.

I made more art for my granddaughter's baby room.
How could I resist!

Here are the supplies I used....
An 8"x10" canvas from the art store....
Art Paper by USArtQuest....
Traci Bautista's Double Zinnia stencil.....
Chipboard letters from my stash.....

First thing I did was cut some pretty floral Art Paper to fit the 8x10 canvas board.
Mod Podge to glue....
Then gessoed over the whole thing...
Then the paint and glaze through the stencil.
Play Play Play!

Layering the Magenta, Orange and Bright Yellow Perfect Pigment Paint
mixed with the Perfect Glaze
gave the piece a beautiful textured look.
The Perfect Pigment Paints are intensely colored!

Chipboard letters painted white and glued down...
a little shading here and there...
then some doodling around the edges to finish it off.

I love how it turned out!
More wall art for my Sweet Pea's room!

Hope you enjoyed the first day of this Two Day Hop.
Check out tomorrow's artists too!
Leave comments on all the blogs for more chances to win.
Comments close on September 19th @ 11:59PM Central.

USArtQuest Decorative Papers and Perfect Pigment Acrylics
and a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!

September 15
StencilGirl Talk
Carolyn Dube
Janet Joehlin
Mary C. Nasser

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September StencilClub Preview

I am over on the StencilTalk blog today
 showing what I did with the September StencilClub stencils
designed by Julie Snidle.

See you there!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Someone Pinch Me!

I am serious friends!
Someone pinch me! 
I am going to teach some classes over at Brave Girl University on how I do my Daily!
Can you believe it? I can hardly breathe!
I am so excited and thrilled and terrified all at once!
Is that even possible?

I want to tell everyone to just do it.
Sit down and create art!
Don't you hate when someone says that?
Just do it!

But it is time for me to get my thoughts and ideas and words
organized in my head and on that paper.....
and try my best to communicate what I know and how I feel .....
and WHY I am so passionate about how important it is
to create every express myself.
I am talking mental health and sanity here people. 

I am really pouring my heart into this....
and THAT is the scary part.
Putting yourself out there.
Being vulnerable.
But it is time...and here I go!

So if you have any desire at all... any inkling of curiosity about my Daily...
Any urging of your soul to express yourself in a way you may not have ever thought of...

Here's the thing.....
You don't just get my classes.
You get ALL the classes for the one price of  $24.95 a month.

Did you know Kelly Rae Roberts is on this teacher list?
And Flora Bowley? And Christine Mason Miller?
And Tamara Laporte? And Dina Wakely?
And more? Many Many Many More?

I have their books! I've taken their classes!
I am So Grateful that Melody and Kathy believed in me enough
 to include me on this list of fabulous teachers!

I am expecting some magic!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

StencilGirl Meets Verday

One of the perks of being on the StencilGirl Creative Team
is that I am sent some fabulous products to try out along with stencils.

are more fun to play with than I ever could have imagined! 

I ended up with those great books in the top photo....
But here is some of my experimentation along the way....

I watched some YouTube videos from the fun girls at Ten Second Studio to begin with.
I started with some cardboard box pieces in manageable sizes,
and painted them with some great DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.

 I used the big X-12 Stencil by Terri Stegmiller on the base.
I followed the directions and sprayed the patina over the iron metalized paint 
and it turned that nice rusty orange.
 Oh Wow!
Then topped it with Michelle Ward's
Damask Medium of my favorites.

Love this!

Here's the X-12 Stencil, then the Medium Damask Stencil, & the X-12 Stencil again.

I am really partial to blues... I love this!
I added Rae Missigman's Repetition Stencil as texture with the X-12.
I love layers!

And then another with some turquoise paints....
I used Nathalie Kalbach's Crackle Stencil
under the X-12 here for even more texture.


Okay, can you see I have book making on my mind here?
Two of everything! 

 So on to my finished project...
I started with each of the metalized paints as the base coat and then
proceeded with experimentation from there.....

Here is how they ended up...

These four were bound into little books...
I even covered the book tape bindings in the VerDay Paints.
Since they can go on fabric I figured I'd give it a try.

Every surface was sprayed with a fixative 
and then covered in Mod Podge for a smooth clean finish. 

I really loved this project and the fun that went with it.
Thanks to the gals at Ten Seconds Studio for the opportunity to play!

4-piece VerDay Kit of Reactive Metal Paint & Patina
and a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!

All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered. 
One comment per blog. 
Comments close on August 21st @ 11:59PM Central.

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