Monday, July 20, 2015

Fun with Seth Apter & StencilGirl




Welcome to the StencilGirl blog hop featuring Seth Apter's newly released stencils.  

I love incorporating stencils subtly into my art for an extra layer of texture and interest.  I started with a canvas I had already prepared with collaged papers and paint - it was waiting for inspiration.  I immediately saw Seth's stencils in this to finish my vision.  In my mind they were just "enough" to add that final touch but still allow the background I created to shine through.


I sketched out my girl reaching for the sky.


I used Golden Fluid acrylic Titan buff and Titanium White with Seth Apter's Techo Insiders Star Stencils and Seth Apter's Urban Outsiders Stencil.







I used some Burnt Umber on the abstract ground and background with Seth's Techo Insiders Tag stencil and the Urban Outsider's stencil again.





I finished up with the details on the piece.


And this is how she turned out.


I may add a word or phrase later or just leave her like this.  I hope you enjoyed. Be sure to keep hopping along with all the artists listed below.  Also if you leave a comment, you will be entered for a giveaway!

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GIVEAWAY
$25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!
All comments left on the hop list participants posts will be entered. 
One comment per blog. 
Comments close on July 24th @ 11:59PM Central.

75 comments:

  1. The stars are definitely the touch that was needed to complete your canvas - love it!!!

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  2. What a lovely canvas Kirsten! I miss seeing you regularly! xo

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  3. Oh my gosh! This is absolutely delightful, Kirsten!
    This is one of my favorite paintings of yours yet!
    Just love how she is reaching for the stars!!

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  4. I love this! We should all reach for the stars......

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  5. I love the background in these designs. I have some tile that matches these colors - even the design matches. Would love to have these on my walls to bring attention to the tile and the pictures.
    thanks for sharing some amazing designs.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  6. What a great collage! There are so many things to look at, I keep going through your photos.

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  7. I love all your art and this one is no exception! It's lovely.

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  8. Loved how you used the stencils.

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  9. Beautiful piece Kirsten... LOVE how you incorporated the stars! So cool.

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  10. Totally beautiful work, made my heart smile. Love how you have shown us a totally different way to th I k.of using Seth's fab new stencils :)

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  11. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, showing how to create a lovely background, using subtle colors. I am going to go work with this technique today! Thanks!!,

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  12. Unique, beautiful and so much meaning in this Kirsten! Absolutely LOVE!

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  13. what an awesome piece of art!! Thanks for sharing this with us Kirsten!!

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  14. Fabulous piece! Love the background.

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  15. I like the muted background and all that layering. Very nice.

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  16. Love your layers and she is just perfect reaching for the stars!

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  17. I love your piece! Wonderful...puffinliz at yahoo dot com

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  18. That's a lovely background. I'm so inspired by these stencils. Thanks for the opportunity to win. wnerman@hotmail.com

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  19. What a wonderful background - it caught my eye right away.
    lisa(at)horseconsulting(dot com)

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  20. So excited to have MORE Seth Apter Stencils from the Urban Outsiders line! Whoohoo!!
    jrholmes (at) Comcast (dot net)

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  21. Your canvas is gorgeous and love the stars as that special addition! Really beautifully done!

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  22. Love how you used these stencils :)
    cynnthea@gmail.com

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  23. Love what you did with the stencils!!

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  24. The stars are shining brightly on this lovely piece you made for Seth's blog hop. I adore these new stencils that Seth has created. He does wonderful work. In the event I win, Seth has my e-mail address.

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  25. it's like she's reaching for the stars... reaching for more for better for what's out there. love this piece!

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  26. This is spectacular!! Just love it!

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  27. This is such a lovely page. Stars all over. I really like the subtle addition of the insiders. Beautiful work.

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  28. Wow.. outstanding.. love it.. what a great way a stencil on canvas.

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  29. Cool creation and love
    the textures on it!
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Oh my! what you did with these stencils is wonderful!

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  31. What could be better than stencils AND stamps. I love all of them...they look like so much fun! Love your inspiration. Thank you. suzschultz23@aol.com

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  32. Beautiful artwork :)

    Doreencars@gmail.com

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  33. Oh my! I fell in love with this piece the minute I laid eyes on it...the colors, the texture, the way you used Seth's stencil. It's gorgeous! I had to pin it right away. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  34. I really love the textures and subtle colors used in the background. Really a lovely piece of art. Gorgeous!

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  35. Your stars twinkle! ann_choate@yahoo.com

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  36. Those colors and that texture are yummy!

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  37. Love the texture and the stars, thank you for sharing your creativity and techniques

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  38. Love your canvas you created with these great stencils! The subtle colors are great!

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  39. Nice layering and subtle color palette. gmarkley (at) cfl.rr (dot com)

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  40. I LOVE THE WAY YOU USED HIS STENCILS, THANK YOU, C21CLAUDIA@AOL.COM

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  41. Love your stencil choice! wonderful layering and the way you used the pastel shades with the pop of color on her dress. Well done!

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  42. Fascinating use of texture and color with these stencils!

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  43. Love the subtle touch the stencils give her something to do

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  44. I love how you took the stencils and used them to fit your own style. Lovely....

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  45. I really like how the stars let the background show through

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  46. really nice! sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  47. that background is awesome and I love how you make the little girl stand out against it.. awesome!

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  48. I like how you used a canvas that you were working on and then added Seths new stencils, cool.

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  49. Fantastic project. The stars are the perfect touch with your girl...and loved how you choose red for her dress to make her stand out. Thanks for the chance to win.
    eternallybroken (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  50. I love what you've done with the colour; red and burnt umber and stencils. Beautiful layout.

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  51. So darn wonderful!! I love how you incorporated all the different stencils and your girl reaching for the stars! Thanks for the chance!!

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  52. Great use of repeats as background

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  53. Lovely image...and Seth's star was just perfect for the job.

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  54. What an awesome starry sky ... smilynstef at aol dot com

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  55. WOW ..... turned out so awesome. Love your work and found it truly inspirational. Good to see how everyone is using the new stencils.

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  56. Beautiful! and I love these stencils.

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  57. Love that reach for the stars! I really like the girl, great job and those stencils are super.
    soozyb at telus dot net

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  58. That collaged background was just the thing for those stencils!

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  59. I adore the texture on your page - beautiful!!

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  60. This page just keeps drawing you in
    Thank you for this chance to win

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  61. Love your girl and the color choices too! The stencils are subtle enough to not take away...yet they add that texture and depth! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. ooo she is wonderful! I love the girl and your canvas is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win!~kim
    blueroseblogger (at) gmail (dot com)

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  63. These paints sure look like fun and your project is simply awesome. I have my fingers crossed that I am a lucky winner.

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