Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stencil Girl THE BOOK Blog Hop

This is not the conventional StencilGirl Hop we usually participate in.
All the Hop Artists are using different techniques from different chapters of a book.
I am referring to Mary Beth Shaw's second stencil book titled

I found my inspiration on pages 38-43 in the chapter titled...
Let's Get Dimensional.
I used Sculpey Clay, three stencils and a stamp.
See the Seeds Stencil? The Bullet Holes stencil?
The Broken Circles 6 Stencil?
I cooked my little clay circles as the package directed,
let them cool and started painting them.

I guess I was already envisioning colorful flowers...
because these are definitely the centers of flowers!

Page 41 had the best TIP ever!
Now I am able to do a positive and a negative of the Seeds Stencil!

I collaged some doilies and circles onto a blank homemade canvas for texture.
I spread some paint around to get an idea of where I wanted flowers..
and stamped my Seed Stencil stamp here and there.

And since I was getting dimensional....
I squeezed out some Winsor&Newton Galeria tube acrylics in Permanent Green Light.

My centers are done, I am ready for my focal flowers so I pull out a couple more tubes of paint...
I generously squeeze out 'petals'
 and using the Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel on the backs of my centers,
I gently place them where I want them...

Then I step away from the canvas....for a long, long time!
Lady...Did you Hear me? Step Away from the Canvas....

I let it dry in front of the studio fan all day and all night......
I figured it would take a long time to dry.

More details...More depth.
Hmmmm.... Needs a word.....

I love it!

Visit the StencilGirl StencilTalk blog all week to see what else this book offers!
StencilGirl is generously giving away one stencil every day
and a Grand Prize of Mary Beth's Book and a package of stencils at the end of the week.
So leave comments on everything!

This book is chock full of ideas and inspiration.
If you order it from StencilGirl Products you will receive the exclusive bookmark stencil
 that I previously used in the last half of this post HERE.
I can't wait to see what you have come up with too!

This is today's list:
StencilGirl Talk
>>>>Janet Joehlin<<<<
Jennifer Priest
Michael Trent

Happy Arting!


  1. Wow what a fun idea! Love learning these new things.

  2. This is so absolutely cool. Lissag123@verizon.net

  3. Love, love, love this, Janet!!!
    So gorgeous and inspiring! The colors and dimensions are wonderful!! :)

  4. Stunning!! Just love all the texture!

  5. This is a beautiful canvas, I am amazed at the amount of detail and texture. Love it.

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  6. That is a great canvas! I love the layers of flowers and all the great techniques you used. So many details, one of my favs being the dainty outlines on the flowers. Thanks for sharing your awesome work! :)

  7. Gorgeous canvas....so bright and full of texture!

  8. So gorgeous and beautiful colors and texture! This book looks like it would be amazing helpful!

  9. You continue to blow my mind. I would never think to use clay in the stencil for a 3D effect. Just a fantastic tutorial and piece of art!!

  10. Lovely, bright, and textural! Really gorgeous! deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. Love the idea of squeezing out the paint to make the petals, etc.
    Easy way to get depth and a look that is not "forced".
    My problem is that I get too close to a project and keep seeing the flaws. Step away from the project for a long time is a good mantra.
    Great canvas - very pretty. thanks for sharing.

  12. Great tips and techniques shared - thank you!!

  13. another new technique. Great texture. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Love these flowers so much. The colors are so rich. Thanks for sharing.

  15. A fabulous, and very new to me, technique. Must have this book!

  16. Your color combinations are so exciting! Thank you for sharing this project and reminding everyone that this book is a wonderful resource! I refer to my copy all the time.

  17. I love the way you used the clay> Awesome idea! Your colors just "BLOOM"

  18. I think I need to go back and revisit this chapter in the book! This is such a cool project... I want to go try out some of these techniques! Awesome!

  19. The textures are amazing. I like the bright colors. Fantastic work.

  20. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial! What a colorful and lovely canvas and can't wait to check out the book!

  21. Great project! So many neat techniques I cannot wait to try. I especially love how you made the centers of the flowers with clay. My turn!

  22. Oh my gosh, Janet!!! This is so awesome. You did *exactly* what I had hoped that readers would do - take my tips & techniques and turn them into something wonderful. So incredible!

  23. Janet! i love your blooms! What a great idea! Bravo!

  24. Chunky floral goodness. Love the clay. xox

  25. I love your canvas♥ The flowers are so cheerful!!

  26. Oooooo! I just found a bunch of sculpey I had forgotten I have. I've got to try this!

  27. OMG!! This is just amazing, Janet!! I'm super happy just looking at the bright, happy flowers!! Love the dimensional flowers you made with the tube acrylics! It would take all my will to not touch them :) Fabulous canvas!! XOXO-Shari T.

  28. Is awesome canvas, so beautiful!!!!

  29. This is fabulous - I love it!!

  30. Wow! This is so innovative, vibrant and interesting. So many new ideas for me. Thank you--I love it.

  31. Ah yes, the step away moment - when just one more fiddle creates a muddy colour, or a smear! This is lovely and bright, perfect to cheer me up as today as grey, cold and there's a howling gale.
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  32. Fabulous!
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  33. you are so talented, mom! I love you :)