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 Stencil...one 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!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August Stencil Club

I am sharing StencilGirl Talk today 
with two very talented gals.
Come over and see our SG Club art.

And go check out the new Brave Girl University.

New format.
New teachers.
New beginnings!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Start of Something New

I am so excited to announce that I have been
included in the teacher line up for 

September 1 is the launch date for this new format.
Today is pre-launch....
Expect hundreds of classes
including all of Melody's popoular
soulful material.....
A la Carte classes and Soul School classes....
All Of It!!!
Scads of new teachers!
Scads of learning!
Scads of Fun!

I am planning on teaching about art journaling
and how I do my Daily Journal.....
and wool applique and stitching.

I am no expert, but I can show you what I do
and what works for me.

I went to Brave Girls Camp in June 2012
and it literally changed my life.

From Fear to Confidence.
I wrote 'fear' on a stone and threw it in the river.
I wasn't bringing it back home with me....
Then I wrote 'confidence' on another stone
and tucked it in my pocket.
Symbolic, I know, but my life was forever changed.

No obligation yet.
Just save yourself a spot

One of the Brave Girl mottos is....
Life Changing Fun for Women!
Come and see for yourself.
Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 31, 2015

This Belongs to Sweet Pea

I am getting a new grand baby.
It's a girl!

A few months away yet...
But I was asked to do some art for her room.

Great Texture!

Even around the edges....

This style is new for me....
Inspired by an online class I took called Inspirational Drawing

For my grand baby whose nickname will forever be Sweet Pea!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Hey there!
Just stopped in to say hello.
I have really fallen in love with InstaGram 
and I try to post at least once a day....
You can look me up under janetjoehlin.

I think I will try to do shorter and simpler blog posts here...
.....if you don't mind....

Editing and resizing photos takes up so much of my left brain
that sometimes it wants to explode!

Simpler means...... glimpses into my art and my life.
There is so much going on here.
So much Excitement!

The view from my art table.....

Happy Arting Friends!

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Seth Apter Stencils

Hi Stencil Lovers!
We are art hopping with Seth Apter today
featuring his new stencil designs from StencilGirl Products.

I started with the star from the 9x12 Urban Outsiders stencil
and used the Urban Insider Star too.
I used StazOn Ink in Black Cherry and Pumpkin 
with my new Groove Tool ...
Then covered it in Golden Brand Gesso.
I wanted it to be in the background to start with.

I used some Perfect Pigment Acrylics and the Perfect Glaze on top of this.
It gave it beautifully intense colors.
I used a brayer to lay some color down and also to lift some color up.
I played with my background until I was happy with what I had.

Some of the stars needed accentuating at this point....
And some paint splats and drippiness needed happening.

A quote seemed appropriate here.....
First I wrote it in red but realized right away that it needed to be in black.
No worries. It's about playing and trying new things.

The page seemed kind of plain at this point.
I often put a scallop border on some of the edges...
so I looked at Seth's stencils and decided
I could use the long rectangle on his Urban Outsiders Stencil.
The Groove Tool makes it so easy to apply the ink.
This makes a good border, coupled with the texture
 from his 6x6 Transform Stencil.

And of course I used Seth's stencils in my Daily.

I started with the large rectangle again on the Urban Outsiders Stencil.
So now I had a box at the top of my page.....
Hmmm... what to fill it with....
There were some words on the 6x6 Transform Stencil.
Yes. Perfect....
So I shaded colors and played and added texture and drips.

I looked at that Techno Insider Circle
 and knew I had to use it somewhere...
It made a great border for along the top of this spread. 

I loved this Techno Circle Stencil as a border...

It gave me the idea to use the squares as a row...
Making it more like a unit instead of individual squares.
So....in my Gratitude Journal.....

I moved the design around in different directions
so each square was not totally identical to the one next to it...

What fun!
Seth Apter always comes up with unique designs! 
There is a giveaway to one lucky winner...
So go around to all the Artist's in the Hop and 
leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win.
Happy Hopping!