Friday, September 13, 2013

StencilGirl Blog Hop Featuring Seth Apter

Hello Stencil Lovers.
Thanks for joining me on this Stencil Hop
featuring stencil designs by Seth Apter.
 
You have probably seen me use Seth's stencils
several times in my Daily.
For example: 

 

 
For this hop, though, I thought I would do something different.

 

This is a word I have really had on my mind lately.....

Story Time Stencil L183 and Numbers Stencil L184.
Here are two of the three awesome stencils Seth designed.
There is so much you can do with his scrumptious textures.

I began this page with clear gesso randomly
painted through the stencil onto the plain paper.
It will act as a resist as color will soak
into the paper differently than it will over gesso.

 I let it dry completely to obtain the best result.
I used a paper towel and rubbed
Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist and some thinned brown acrylic paint
over the gessoed page to bring the texture out.

I used office supply stencil letters for my word CHOICE.
I used a finger dauber and brown StazOn Ink.
I also used the ink pad to smudge and darken
around the outside edge of the journal.
To me it kind of frames the page.


I love that the texture still shows through the brown letters.

But it was too stark a contrast for me.
I had envisioned more blending....something softer....
so I took out my trusty 2" brayer to play with.
I used thinned out white acrylic paint and
more Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist.
I layed it down and picked it up.... 
I daubed more brown ink through pieces and parts of Seth's stencil....
Then dripped yellow and orange inks around the edges
and sprayed water to blend them in. 



I played until I liked it.
That's the fun part of art!
Playing.....



I found the perfect sentiment in my stamp pile,
A Melody Ross design from Unity Stamp Co.


The last perfect touch.
Voila'

Thanks for joining me on this hop!
 
There is a Give Away on the StencilGirl Talk Blog.
Go visit the rest of the participating hop artists
and leave a comment on each and every blog post for more chances to win!
 
 
 
 


112 comments:

  1. great art with the stencils! fantastic!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. That stencil made a great background! Love the sentimemnt too.

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  3. Marvelous how you picked out the parts to add to your journal pages. The neutral piece is so unexpected, fab Janet. xox

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  4. Love your finished piece- nice sentiment!

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  5. Such a rich background you created for choice! The soft neutrals are beautiful!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your process. I like the toned down look you achieved. Love Seth's stencils!

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  7. Your art journal is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Thank you for being part of this blog hop and introducing me to your work! Thank you also for the wonderful opportunity to win Seth's stencils! This is lots of fun and I love all of your different styles and gorgeous artwork.

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  9. I really like the way you used clear gesso to work a textured background using Seth's stencils. Just shows how versatile his stencils are for any art project. Thank you for the opportunity to win these great stencils.

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  10. terrific step outs and techniques. Love the interest you achieved with all those warm neutrals. Very autumn-y with a perfect quote for the start of the school year. Thanks for sharing all your steps.

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  11. great work, love Seth's stencils, would love to win them

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  12. Choices.. we all have to make them... wisely I hope...

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  13. Love how warm and rich your layering turned out!

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  14. Beautiful texturing and layering. What a great idea to use clear gesso with the stencil. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Boy, do i ever LOVE those stencils! And I also love the technique you showed us. Awesome! Thanks!

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  16. Fabulous stencils! and yes, life is meant to be lived!!!

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  17. Very cool! There are so many ways to use these stencils!!!

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  18. Great piece. These stencils offer so many possibilities. Just so happy to be here for inspiration!

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  19. Awesome spread, I love the colors!

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  20. nice pages! Would love to win a stencil of my own to play with!

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  21. Really cool! Love the idea of the stenciled gesso before adding the color to give the tone on tone effect!

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  22. This is great! I love this idea and gonna have to try it after I win my stencil. LOL!

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  23. Love these stencils....Great "choice". Very cool project.

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  24. Thanks for the great description of how you did this page! Love all the texture you achieved with using this great stencil!

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  25. This is the second time I've heard clear gesso being used today. I'd never heard of it before but like the effect. Will be looking out for it.

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  26. Wonderful!! Love all the texture and layers!!

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  27. Great stencil play.....nice color and texture too.

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing your process. Its amazing to me all the depth with the layers and this awesome stencil. Am now following you. Look forward to learning more from you. Janelle R

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  29. At first glance one wouldn't even know all the work that had gone into this. Great job. love it.

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  30. Boy, this looks pretty "cool" and in "style" to me - stunning!!

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  31. These stencils offer so
    Many possibilities!

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  32. Wouldn't mind giving these a whirl myself!

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  33. What a cool technique. Looks great.

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  34. LOVED this, thanks for sharing your technique!

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  35. I love the graffiti feel of your piece. Blessings!

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  36. Very cool technique! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Annette

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  37. I agree-Life is meant to be lived! <3

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  38. Great use of Seth's stencils. Thanks

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  39. Love what you've done with these stencils. Seth's stencils are just to jam packed with so much stuff!

    dottididit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Love what you did-really enjoy seeing each person's use of the stencils.

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  41. Fabulous, Janet!
    Love how you've used these stencils so many different ways recently!
    Very inspiring!!

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  42. Great project, love the techniques you used!

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  43. This is my first blog hop and it is a great adventure to see how different people interpret the stencils!

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  44. Stunning project, great use of Seth's stencil.

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  45. Very cool! Your choice of word is perfect.:) Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Gorgeous! I like the look of the clear gesso! beautiful pages!

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  47. A very good CHOICE! Thank you!
    Pupton58 at gmail dot com

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  48. I love this. I love the color and the texture. It sure does inspire me to "play" with one of Seth's new stencils to see what I come up with.

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  49. I am new to all of this and so your process is very interesting and informative to me!!! Love your work.
    <3 J

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  50. love your art work and especially what u did with seth's stencil and your other work using his stencils too! tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana

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  51. I learn so much on these hops! Thank you! Starting with clear gesso is what I learned today.

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  52. Love your background technique and that it still showed through your letters (great word)!

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  53. Oooh I love how you softened the letters of your design with that crackle like metallic. Very cool.

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  54. Sometimes just one word can convey so much. The treatments you used brought out the depth of meaning. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  55. Love how the texture comes through the word choice

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  56. Great inspiration for using Seth's stencils...

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  57. came by your blog via my mixed media group on FB & then the blog hop...
    ~ thanks for sharing your art, I am enjoying it ~ inspired, R ;)

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  58. Beautiful....glad I found your site! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  59. Awesome work! I especially love the tip about using clear gesso over parts of the page. That added another level of texture and interest. Can't wait to try it.

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  60. I am really digging the diversity of these stencils!

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  61. Thanks so much for being a part of the blog hop Janet. I loved how you used the stencils to create a resist. The subtle way in which the page is designed is fantastic!

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  62. I'm still reeling from the fact that everyones work with the same stencil is so different yet so wonderful.

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  63. Beautiful! Love the color and texture.

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  64. seth is amazing and you didnt let him down with your use of his stencils. great work. xoxo

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  65. Love your choice of colours with this great stencil!

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  66. This is soo cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. what an awesome piece. love the colors. your blog is definitely not lacking in awesome colors. love it

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  68. What a great use of Seth's stencil. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  69. Lovely! These stencils look different at each blog. love 'em!

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  70. love the way you used the stencils and love the colors you used. thanks for sharing .... hopping along

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  71. Another good idea for these stencils

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  72. Really love this journal spread, it looks simple but has so much yummy textured colors!

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  73. OMG!!! Love this!!! You guys rock at using Seth's stencils!!! Jealous much... I want..... no, I NEED!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

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  74. so much fun and color.. I enjoyed watching your play with Seths stencil.. !! I have to have this stencil!!

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  75. Wowy. I love your pages! Colors that speak to me. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. I love your soft and subtle use of Seth's stencils for the blog hop. It's way different from the others but very powerful. I am just now hearing about and seeing Seth's stencils and I think they are amazing! Thanks for the chances to win and thanks for sharing your beautiful art with all of us. <3 Candy

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  77. I love how you colors come together. That is a great stencil and you used it in a lovely manner. You are right about the stamp. Perfect addition!

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  78. Awesome. Love the piece you created from Seth's stencil. Way cool. Will have to try out your technique.

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  79. Wonderful! I love what you created with Seth's stencil and the use of the word choice!

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  80. I love your subtle use of these great stencils. Can't wait to get my hands on them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Love your "choice" of colors! My favorites!
    Love a blog hop!

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  82. Love your colors, and love finding all of you artists that I wasn't aware of, great blog hop.

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  83. Thanks for sharing your technique on this piece. I got some new ideas. I like that Seth's stencils can be used in many different ways.

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  84. Loving what you did with the stencils.

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  85. your CHOICE of the art work and the stencils is great!

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  86. Love your project!!! What a grat set of stencils. chefl@swbell.net

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  87. If not for this hop, I would never have discovered all of the incredible artists, working in a medium I have aspired to for some time. Thank you for sharing your techniques and work. I can't wait to work on an altered book using what I have seen and read on the hop today. I will be back!

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  88. I really appreciate the sharing and your interesting use of Seth's stencil!! Thanks!

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  89. I am amazed by your use of clear gesso and how it affects the paint, ink, etc. Love your subtle colors. Now I need to go play!

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  90. I agree that the fun part of art is the playing, and the experimenting! Thanks for the hop :)

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  91. Such creativity! One of those stencils would make me happy!

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  92. Having a ball discovering today.. all the different sites and beautiful work created.. Amazing work but yet play at the same time..

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  93. thank you for the inspiration. this is truly an awesome stencil. cant wait to get one hope I win. Smilz.

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  94. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the look of the bold word, with lots of textures showing behind the letters.

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