Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Create a Stenciled Cube with Kiala Givehand


Hello again StencilGirl friends, 

I'm back with another fun tutorial that I hope will have you making gifts and sharing your love of stencils with family and friends. 


Every now and then I remember something that I loved as a kid and I want to find new ways to make that thing today. My most recent obsession is with cubes. 

Do you remember the old school photo cubes? My mother had them all around our house. There was one for each of the kids, one that was of family photos, and then several from our time at the beach, fishing, and summers with my aunts. 

So today I'm sharing my take on those old photo cubes. 

Let's make a stenciled cube. 


Stencils Used in this tutorial:

Snow Prints by Daniella Woolf

MB Makes Marks Pipette Stencil by Mary Beth Shaw

Pattern Play by Carolyn Dube

Seeds and Pods by Mary Beth Shaw

Leap of Faith from the Loosed Woman Collection by Sue Pelletier

Hemispheres Stencil by Mary Nasser

Are We There Yet Stencil by Carolyn Dube

In the tutorial I mention a downloadable template for the cube. CLICK HERE to grab it.

I sure hope to see your cubes. Share them with us on Instagram. Be sure to mention me and StencilGirl so we can show you some love and celebrate your creativity.

See you soon...
Kiala

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Labyrinths of Thought by Frieda Oxenham

Sometime ago I produced a journal page for a challenge that seemed to work out so well so I thought today I would share with you how to achieve a similar effect using StencilGirl Stencils.

Here is the step-by-step tutorial: 
1.       Gesso two pages in your art journal. I used the A4 sized Dylusions journal. 

2.       Add paints and remove them through the large stencil from May 2016 StencilClub. Make sure to let each color dry thoroughly before adding the next layer.

3.       Add some collage. I used tissue wrap with big black letters (from 7Gypsies) as well as pieces of rose themed paper napkins (make sure to only use the top layer so the piece is transparent).

4.       Using the same stencil as step 2, add more patterns by spraying through the stencil with a permanent acrylic paint spray.  

5.       Add even more texture by using a rubber stamp and a black Archival stamp pad.

6.       Let some acrylic ink in different colors drip down the pages. Help it on its way with a water spray if necessary. 

7.       Add more rubber stamping with a text stamp of your choice. 

8.       Stencil on more pattern by using the same stencil as in step 2 and Titanium white paint.

9.       Now use stencil Blueprint of Archaeological Treasures and mark it out on the pages using a pencil. You can choose to do this mirror fashion or you can turn the stencil over, turn it upside down etc. till you find a way that pleases your eye.
My stencil has turned blue with paint over time. Tape down the stencil with masking tape to hold it in position while you mark it.

10.   Now start filling in the spaces around the shapes with a black marker (I used a Sharpie permanent marker W10. It can be hard to see where to fill in with black and if that happens position your stencil on top temporary to see where the black should be (i.e. where the stencil plastic is).

11.   Fill in the black spaces, apart from the frames around the rectangular blocks, with white little circles. I used a Signo Uniball white pen. 

12.   Outline the rectangular blocks with a thick white marker. I used a White Sharpie. 

13.   Add your chosen text where you want. I used text from a vintage book and added it bottom right. 
(C) Frieda Oxenham 2017. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.

Friday, October 20, 2017

StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Ranger Blog Hop - Day 3!


Welcome to Day THREE of our very special blog hop
using Mary Beth Shaw's 3 favorite Tim Holtz products
by Ranger Ink with StencilGirl stencils!
What fun we've had!
Hasn't the inspiration been fabulous!

We aren't done yet! 
Today, we're combining StencilGirl stencils with
Tim Holtz’s Distress Crayons!
Follow the links below to see today's projects!


Sherry is creating colorful tags!
See her tutorial here!


Torrie has made this amazing set of spirit-animal note cards!
See her project here!


Mary's made a dimensional cover for her art journal!
See her video tutorial here to create your own!


We love Kiala's affirmation cards!
See how she made these on her blog post here!


Last, but certainly not least, is Janet's lovely artwork!
Be sure to check out her inspiring art here!


And what would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products!

Sign Up below for The Scoop for your chance to WIN!
Then visit the blogs of Team StencilGirl and comment for MORE chances to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from The Scoop subscribers and blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Tuesday, October 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, October 25th.

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p.s. One of our favorite places to purchase Tim Holtz products is Simon Says Stamp! :)
Thanks so much for hopping with us!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Ranger Blog Hop - Day 2!


Welcome to Day TWO of our very special blog hop
using Mary Beth Shaw's 3 favorite Tim Holtz products
by Ranger Ink with StencilGirl stencils!
Today, we're combining StencilGirl stencils with
Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Ink Pads!

And now it's time to get inspired by Mary Beth's team!



Gwen has created this exquisite art journal with file folders and Distress Oxide Inks!
See her process on her blog post here!


Belen is making delightful and colorful art journal tags!
See her tutorial on her blog post here!


Tina Walker has created this amazing book, filled with StencilGirl stencils!
See her video tutorial here!


Karen Gaunt has a surprise in store for you!
See her video tutorial on her blog post here!



We love the texture that Louise has created!
See how she did this on her blog post here!


And what would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

We'll be picking one lucky winner
to receive a $50 Gift Certificate for StencilGirl Products!

Sign Up below for The Scoop for your chance to WIN!
Then visit the blogs of Team StencilGirl and comment for MORE chances to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from The Scoop subscribers and blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Tuesday, October 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, October 25th.

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See you back tomorrow for even more projects with StencilGirl stencils and
Tim Holtz’s Distress Crayons!

p.s. One of our favorite places to purchase Tim Holtz products is Simon Says Stamp! :)
Thanks so much for hopping with us!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Ranger Blog Hop - Day 1!


Welcome to Day One of a very special blog hop!
For the next THREE days, Team StencilGirl will be using
Mary Beth Shaw's 3 favorite Tim Holtz products by Ranger Ink
We hope to inspire you to combine StencilGirl stencils with


We are so happy that Mary Beth Shaw is hopping along with us today!


Check out her video sharing techniques with StencilGirl stencils, and her favorite Tim Holtz product...Distress Crayons!


And now it's time to get inspired by Mary Beth's team


Destiny called Debi Adams to make this awesome cell phone case!
See her tutorial here!


We love Cindy Gilstrap's vivid floral painting on canvas!
See Cindy's video of her alcohol ink techniques here!


Carol Baxter has created delightful collages!
See her creations on her blog post here!


Sandee Setliff has made a plethora of fun prints!
Watch her colorful process here!


And what would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!
Sign Up for The Scoop for your chance to WIN!
Then visit the blogs of Team StencilGirl and comment for MORE chances to win!

Today's Links:

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from The Scoop subscribers and blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, October 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, October 25th.

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See you back tomorrow for even more projects with StencilGirl stencils and
Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Ink Pads!

p.s. One of our favorite places to purchase Tim Holtz products is Simon Says Stamp! :)
Thanks so much for hopping with us!!