Sunday, April 22, 2018

StencilGirl and ReSketch


Happy Earth Day!
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rethink. Right?
Each team member was sent two ReSketch journals to play in.
Blank pages! What fun!


I started out playing with the little journal covers and went from there.


I decided to make a little traveler's type of notebook cover
to hold the two ReSketch journals.
The outside cover is Tangerine Kraft-Tex Paper leftover from a previous hop.
I sewed canvas paper to the inside cover.



I used my own Curlicue Wide Borders on the outside covers.
I stenciled it lightly with white gesso 
and used Acrylic Paint Pens to color it.
I embellished the loopy loops into flowers 
and made a nice graphic cover design.





To construct the dori....
 I used notes from a class I had taken on making an Artsy Dori.
Not quite like the original but I love how it turned out!
I decided to start the new year with gratitude and positive affirmations.
So I filled the pages.... alphabetically? LOL


























I love that little pink scribbly design (March 2015 Stencil Kit (4" x 4"stencil)).







There you go! That was fun!
I love my little dori!


And what would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!
One lucky winner will receive both StencilGuts
AND a 
Resketch Gift Pack !
What do you have to do to enter? Just leave a comment below.
Then visit these amazing artists’ blogs and comment for more inspiration and extra chances to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Wednesday, April 25th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Thursday, April 26th.
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See you next time!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Good Things Happen When StencilGirl Meets Lindy's Gang


Welcome to Day 2 of this fabulous blog hop!
I have a confession....
I had never used Lindy's Gang Products until this hop...
And now I am on my third order from the company!
The Starburst Shimmer Sprays are my favorite!


Where have they been all my life?
(....insert dramatic crescendo music....)
Seriously, where?


You know I love making art journals.
Sometimes I don't even know I've started another journal
until I am most of the way done with it.


Here I was just having fun spraying those Starburst Shimmer Sprays 
and layering them to see how they mixed and blended.
And then it was...Yep, That's a book cover.

Here is how they started out.
My go-to Curlicue Floral as the base.


Then more layers and delicious shimmery drips.


Until we came to this!


Wow that was fun!

Then two more... but a little different approach.
I have some 12x12 deli paper that I layered and stenciled on.
I experimented with acrylic paints layered with the sprays.


 I used the X-12 and the Gridded stencils in the layers here.

When I was happy with the paper I glued it onto
some cardboard for book covers and proceeded from there.

I love the crinkly deli paper look!


My Green inside book covers are scrapbook paper cut and glued to fit.
Then some Starburst Sprays on top through the Curlicue Floral stencil.
The blue versions are acrylic paints as the base and a Krylon spray paint through 
the 9x12 stencil in the February 2018 StencilClub Kit.


There you go!
I admit I have a dozen projects going on using these
I highly recommend them!



GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to Lindy’s Gang
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to 
StencilGirl® Products!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl®'s Facebook page and Lindy’s Gang’s Facebook page on Wednesday, April 25.



Good Luck and see you next time!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

StencilGirl and Etchall Hop


Hi Stencil Friends.
Here we are at Day 2 of the StencilGirl and Etchall Hop.
In an effort to "reduce, reuse & recycle"
I looked around my house for objects to etch 
using these Etchall Products for our current Hop.


I found vases and glass frames galore... all possibilities....
 but settled on this broken white mug.


I cut the stencil to fit the size of the mug.
Following the directions on the product labels was pretty clear and easy.



Adding color to the etched design was not hard either.
The etching creme took the shiny glaze off leaving a rougher matte surface.
 I experimented with pens and different markers.


Fabrico Markers, Pitt Pens and Sharpies are what I liked using best.
Then I kept adding layers of color till I liked the finished results.


Voila'! A pretty pen holder for my art desk.






GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

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