Monday, June 23, 2014

Orly Avineri Blog Hop

Welcome to the Orly Avineri Blog Hop with StencilGirl Products!  Orly has designed a new line of stencils available through StencilGirl beginning today! :)


For my project,  I started with a background of deli papers, paint, and napkins.


I began making marks and using stencils.  The one below is Orly Avineri's Splats, Blooms, and Bones stencil.


I used Heidi Swapp's Color Shine spray in mustard and blocked off the edges so only the stencil would have spray.


I continued adding color and drips and marks and layers of stencils.



I finally decided to turn the board this way and began my composition.  Since I have been struggling with Balance in my life, this became the theme of my piece.


I used Carolyn Dube's Uplifting Words stencil to stencil my word, borrowing letters from the other words to spell the word I wanted...BALANCE.  I used a hefty amount of molding paste so the letters would pop off the canvas.


Using Orly's stencil again, I repeated the theme of flowers from my background with floral portion of her stencil.  I gave my piece dimension by scraping Golden Molding Paste through it.

More Close Ups

Using some mesh from my stash to add texture and molding paste with Orly's stencil:



Using Carolyn Dube's Jumbo Vintage Type Letters stencils...




And my final piece after a coat of resin:



If you enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to check my other free tutorials on my website at
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***STENCILGIRL GIVEAWAY***

Make sure you leave a comment because EVERY comment on EVERY blog is an entry to win FREE stencils on StencilGirl Talk!  
Five Lucky Winners will be chosen to win one of Orly's new stencils.
Giveaway will close Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.  Remember to keep hopping along with those artists listed below and the more comments you make the more entries! 
Good Luck!

Blog Hop Order
Kirsten Reed You are HERE
Gwen Lafleur Go here next!

112 comments:

  1. NO problem with balance here! Absolutely gorgeous colors and texture! LOVE that you rotated the canvas!

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  2. Fabulous colors!! Your piece has such depth and texture. After seeing your pieces in the last two blog hops I realize that I need to be less afraid of adding layer upon layer of color and texture.

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    1. I am so glad I have inspired you to be bold and try something new! :) Keep me posted on how you do!

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  3. The textures, the colors and the stencil work are simply fabulous.

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  4. It's so inspiring to see everyone use Orly's stencils! Great job!

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  5. crunchy, layering -- love them--nothing twee about the results!

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  6. LOVE IT, Kirsten!
    Such richness and depth to this painting! Amazing!

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  7. Well-balanced, indeed. The colorful layers meet in unexpected harmony. I'll have to try the resin coating.

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  8. It is so fun to see how these stencils are used by everyone! love your colors Kirsten!

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  9. the colours are so vivid its so interesting to see how you all interpret the stencils

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  10. You have so many details in here! The more I look the more I see- but that happens a lot with your work for me! Want to touch all that texture too! Love this!

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    1. Yes, lots of texture & layers...my fav! :)

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  11. Wow - fascinating to see your work and discover your blog. Thank for the chance to win one of Orly's stencils!

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  12. Loved every step of your project, from the collage till the end result, so many amazing layers, great mixed media piece!

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth ~ I am glad you enjoyed!

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  13. Kirsten, love how you used these stencils to create such a layered piece! Fabulous!

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  14. Beautiful spread! Love these new unique stencils and how you used them. Love to win one and play with myself. : )

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  15. Thanks so much for walking us through the process; it is a splendid page!

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  16. You did it again, my friend.. I get the "balance" thing. You created layers of deep, rich love.

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    1. Thank you Judy ~ you get the Biggest Cheerleader Award for always being so encouraging! :)

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  17. Like the use of the textures, colors combined with the stencils for so much depth....

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  18. I just adore this! Love all the color and the layers... and the resin on top makes it look so cool! Great job incorporating the stencils and showing their versatility!

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    1. Thanks Gwen! :) I do love the look of resin on this piece!

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  19. love your paintings, beautiful colors

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  20. the colors are beautiful - so bright and vibrant. Great design.

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  21. Loving the elements, the layers and the mystery here.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  22. All those layers give the finished piece a bit more mystery than the color palette initially leads you to expect.

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    1. Yes, I think it's the 'balance' of happy along with inner complexity of our souls. thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I love the complexity and depth of this piece!

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  24. Love all of your work! Beautiful colors, form, and drips! Please don't stop creating!

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  25. Love your piece. Great color and theme since we all need balance in our lives. Love these stencils. I think they will become favorites!

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    1. Can't wait to see how you use them! :)

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  26. Your project is literally sweeping me off my feet, Kirsten! Your chosen pallet is so beautiful! Thank you!!!

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  27. What a great idea to rotate the canvas! I really like the richness and depth of textures.

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    1. Sometimes that is the best way to "see" something ~ just turn the canvas and look again. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Orly's stencils are fabulous aren't they??
    I love what you've done with them

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  29. Stunning work! Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these great new stencils.

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  30. Absolute gorgeousness Kirsten!! I totally get why you use that resin- it really does add a wonderful finish to the piece! Bravo!

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  31. Your art like you...amazing!

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  32. Very cool layering and textures!

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  33. Such a great demo! Can't wait to do more exploring with your posts!

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  34. YOUR ONE OF MY FAVORIT. I LOVE YOUR IDEAS. YOU ARE TRULY ORIGINAL, THANK YOU

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  35. I love these new stencils! Congratulations Orly! Your demo was very interesting!

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    1. They are great! Thanks for hopping along!

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  36. Kirsten. You totally went a whole other direction with your demo. I love the light, pastel"y" feel to your piece. Just goes to show, what a great stencil can do in so many different hands. Bookmarking my way thought this blog hop:) Laura

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    1. Thanks ~ hope to see you back here! :)

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  37. I really love your color palette, Kirsten, and all the yummy textures.

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  38. WOW! You always make nice art!

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  39. cool use of these great stencils! i have some great ideas for Halloween that I would love to try with these great stencils! tfs

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    1. They would be great for Halloween things!

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  40. terrific!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  41. So very amazing and cool. I love what you've done with the stencils. I do believe this is my favorite stencil out of the new release.

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  42. Nice to e-meet you on your blog! Love your texture and colors and good night nurse: your layers! Love!

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  43. Love your piece and style! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  44. These stencils are awesome and all the various artists use of them just amazed me. Can't wait to get some. Can see the fun I'm going to have

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  45. Fabulous, I love what Orly's new stencils add to the Stencil Girl line...a little extra depth and mystery...Delish!

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  46. Love Orly's new stencils!! Love to see what each artist is creating with them too! Thank you!

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  47. LOVE those bones stencils. Your page is yummy!

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  48. Your canvas's are always amazing to me! Love how you can still see some of the stencil patterns in the last picture (finished piece). Awesome work. Thank you for showing us your process photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  49. Gorgeous canvas with so many interesting bits and layers!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  50. Awesome use of Orly's stencils. Loved that you used the molding paste. I'm definitely going to do that on my next page. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. SO interesting to watch the progression of this piece. It take a lot of courage to keep going like this and I applaud your effort - the final result is awesome xo

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  52. I agree with Carolyn, the more you look the more you see! Love the resin with the theme of Orly's stencil, they go together so well! Thank you for the tutorial! I loved it.
    If you couldonlypick one of Orly's stencils, which would you pick?

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  53. Very cool work! Thanks for the chance to win one of Orly's stencils!

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  54. I really love what you did with these stencils. So many yummy layers, and thank you for the chance to win. :

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  55. fab use of Orly's new stencil...great balancing act!! peace & paint michel

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  56. Your painting is fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. Looks great! I'm loving the colors and the new stencils.

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  58. love these stencils and what you did with them

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  59. Wow, your art is special. I am coming from Marjie's blog.
    You have created amazing project with new stencilgirl stencils.. love your vibrant colors. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Happy to follow you on Bloglovin

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  60. I came over from Marjie's blog too. Your canvas is gorgeous and I love all the beautiful colourful layers you have created.

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  61. Thanks for sharing your process Kirsten, I loved seeing how this beautiful piece of art evolved.
    Alison xxx

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  62. Love your use of texture and vibrant color. Very effective!

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