Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hopping along with THE StencilGirl and her book!


Welcome to the blog hop celebrating THE one and only Stencil Girl ~ Mary Beth Shaw!
We are celebrating MaryBeth this week by demonstrating techniques published in her book Stencil Girl Mixed Media Techniques for making & Using Stencils available at StencilGirlProducts for only $24.95.  It is a great resource to have on your shelf when you are "stuck" and need some inspiration.  Hopefully, the design team can help inspire you this week while we show you how we tackled the techniques in the book!

I worked with the Magazine Magic technique on page 31 in the Stencil Girl book.


For the magazine rubbing, I used Mary C. Nasser's map stencil.  I placed the stencil under the magazine page and began rubbing lightly with fine grain sandpaper until I reached the desired effect.  I chose portions of the magazine that had interesting texture already because I am TEXTURE GEEK! :)



Ooooh....just love the texture this stencil gave the paper!


I tore the paper into layers ~ dark, lighter, and light.  I then laid them out to form a trio of collages.


After they were glued down, I added some more texture with molding paste and Maria McGuire's Tiny Medallion stencil.


I then tore book paper and stamped the words Live, Laugh and Love.  I edged the molding paste and paper in brown staz-on ink but for some reason when I sealed it, it turned greenish.  Weird.  Not sure why that happened but I think it looks kind of interesting!





Thank you for stopping by and watching me demonstrate Magazine Magic!


If you enjoyed this tutorial, be sure to check my other free tutorials on my blog page above or at
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GIVEAWAY!!!

We are giving away one stencil per day with the comments left on all the blogs in the hop! There will be a Grand Prize of Stencil Girl Mixed Media Techniques book and a package of stencils chosen from ALL the comments left for the week. So be sure to leave a comment to increase your chances of winning!

Here is the rest of this week's line up:

Monday
Mary Nasser

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday




33 comments:

  1. These are fantastic and would look great on my wall!! Um, just saying....LOL....love the art you created today!

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  2. Don't you love the crazy simplicity of that technique? And I LOVE how you have used it, such a beautiful group of paintings. You rocked this :)

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  3. Kirsten, you have to know I am a fan- these are so beautiful- such a simple trio that would look lovely anywhere! Love them!! xo

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  4. That was a great tutorial and I would never have guessed the background was magazine pages! I like the texture from sanding the paper over the stencils. Your lacy medallions make them so striking. Beautiful work to hang on a wall!
    Thank you for sharing your excellent tutorial and lovely work! :)

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  5. Fabulous pieces! I would never have thought to rub OVER a stencil. Great idea from Mary's book. deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  6. I really need this book. I'd have never thought about putting the stencil underneath the paper.
    the finished product is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. LOVE the way you created the texture! Wonderful project...I MUST get this book.
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  8. These canvas collection is just beautiful. Great pictorial. I love this.

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  9. These look amazing! Love them!

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  10. This is such a cool effect. I was gifted a stack of high end furniture magazines with tons of fabric pictures that I'm going to try this on. Oh, and what do you use to seal your art?

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  11. It's amazing! I love it. I want to run to my studio and try out your techniques. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  12. Beautiful results! I'd never have thought to use a stencil that way ;))

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  13. Love the use of stencil paste on the three collage blocks. Great technique about rubbing papers over the stencil. Thanks for sharing your creative talents!

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  14. Magazine pages - never saw this technique before! FABulous!!!!

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  15. These are beautiful! Awesome technique, and I just love how they turned out! I'm definitely going to be trying this one :D

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  16. Beautiful triptych, Kirsten!
    Love your muted colors and text added!
    Thank you for using my stencil in this technique! :)

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  17. Kirsten, these pieces are just lovely. The depth that the paper technique gave them is so interesting. Then the layer with the medallion is the icing! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. totally awesome canvas!!! is so beautiful!!!

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  19. Wow -- these are really stunning! Beautiful work, Kirsten!

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  20. Fabulous - what a great technique !

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  21. Texture Geek....I LOVE it! These are great, and the medallion is wonderful. I have a medallion stamp that is a favorite - adds pizzazz just as yours has here. Wonderful!

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  22. I have tried this 'Magic Magazine' technique (MaryBeth demoed it somewhere) and it is awesome. I love what you did here--your designs are always so successful and the combo with Mary Nasser's map stencils--well I like yours and Mary's artwork, so in my eyes what a great combo! Thanks for this inspiring blog hop.

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  23. Oh, that magazine rubbing technique--Awesome!! I had no idea what you were going to do, then you place the stencil UNDER the magazine page & sand!! SOOO COOOOOL!! Kirsten, I'm so glad that I hopped along with the StencilGirl blog hop! Fantastic trio of box canvases! They're beautiful!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  24. I love what happened when you sealed it - that's the kind of serendipity that you just can't plan. The sanded magazine pages are really interesting too.
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  25. These are gorgeous! I love the neutral tones.
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