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Gwen
South Jordan, UT
Interests: mixed media art, travel, scrapbooking, crafting, watching sports (especially ice hockey), reading, cooking
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Hi everyone! I'm so excited to have been asked by Seth Apter to create some projects with his new stamps and Wood Chips from PaperArtsy! For these projects, I thought it would be fun to take inspiration from the Library of Memories masterclass I took with him in 2015 and make a new version of that class project. These two projects are made to fit together, so here you can see how it looks when you put the book inside of the case: There are lots more pictures and some short tutorials and process descriptions over on StencilGirl Talk, but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gwen
Your cards are gorgeous Terrie, and I love your altered book! It's beautiful so far... great theme!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on ATCs & Altered Books at Lost Art Creations
Absolutely fantastic release Dina! I'm going to have to have pretty much all of it... lol. That journal - swoon!
Thank you so much Kristie! So glad you like them!
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Hi everyone, I'm up on StencilGirl Talk today with a new project and tutorial... this month I made nine statement necklaces using stencils as my foundation. If you hop over to StencilGirl Talk, you can see more photos of each of the necklaces, as well as a quick little tutorial on how I made them. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gwen
Hi Gwendy, This was actually almost 6 years ago and I never took a before picture of the supplies, unfortunately. I had done the Scrapbook on the Road online class with Ali Edwards and bought the kit that went with it and then supplemented it with papers, stamps, and embellishments from my stash that matched where I was going. I made the book ahead of time and had all of the pages in it, and then when I went I just took that along with a small box of supplies - scissors and adhesive, some clips, mini stapler and extra staples, and a cheap 1/4" hole punch from the office supply store (although that thing will get caught at security every time if you carry on your supplies - I did so I could work on the pages in airports and on the planes. No one can ever figure out what it is through the x-ray photos!) I also took mini alphabet stickers, some rubons, and washi tape. Most all of the embellishment was done before I left so that I didn't have to take it with me. Then I just added the 5x7 photos after I got back. If you look under the tag for Scrapbook on the Road, you'll see other posts from other books I made - some of them have before posts with pictures or descriptions of what I take with me. I've streamlined it even more for recent trips. Hope that helps! Gwen
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2017 on Scrapbook on the Road at Gwen
Hi everyone, just popping in to post the video of a fun little Skype interview that I did a week or so ago with Nathalie Kalbach. We talked about my project for Creative JumpStart, how my travels inspire my work, finding time to be creative with a full-time job, and lots more! I hope you enjoy it :) You can learn more or sign up for Creative JumpStart - we've already started, but videos can be viewed and downloaded through December, so it's not too late to join in! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Gwen
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I was lucky enough to be included, for the 2nd year in a row, amongst the amazing talent that Nathalie has lined up for Creative JumpStart 2017! I can't share my actual project with you - you can only see the whole thing if you sign up, but I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things about the process so you could get a peek (or better yet, decide to sign up and join us!) 1. I got to use my Ornamental Peacock Feathers stencil from StencilGirl. You know the saying "put a bird on it?" For me,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Gwen
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Hi everyone, I'm excited to be participating in the blog hop with StencilGirl and PaperArtsy! It was loads of fun to combine stencils together with all the fabulous Fresco Finish acrylic paints, Infusions, and the awesome rubber stamp designs. In fact, it was so much fun that I made two projects! First, I made what I'm calling a mixed media medallion - I've named this piece "The Lady of the Lake" - I think you might be able to see why! Here's a little overview of how this came together: I started with a sheet of vellum finish Bristol paper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Gwen
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Hi Everyone! It's time for Gwen's Gems again on StencilGirl Talk... this month I'm sharing a tutorial for making some fun stenciled mixed media door signs. My sign is being used to mark the door of my studio! (Well... since I'm lucky enough to have a studio AND a spare room, this marks my sewing / storage room.) If you want to see more (including that tutorial I mentioned,) head on over to StencilGirl Talk for the full post. PS... don't forget, the extra $5 coupon has expired, but there's still a discounted price to join me and 26 other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Gwen
Thanks so much Dina! Love yours too :)
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2016 on Indian Summer Themed Artist Trading Cards at Gwen
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Have you signed up for Creative JumpStart 2017? Last year was my first year, and I was so impressed with the variety of projects and how inspired I was to create and try new things as I watched the videos! If you've been thinking about it, I thought I'd post a little teaser that may (or may not!) push you over the edge ;) The theme this year is Mix, Match, and Master, and we're mixing styles and supplies in our projects! I'll give you a little hint... mine is mixed media assemblage, and I even added 10+ minutes of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Gwen
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Hi everyone! I'm super excited to announce that I'm the designer for the December 2016 StencilClub collection from StencilGirl! This month's set is called Heraldry, and I think you can see why: This set is chock full of hand-drawn designs. You can create your own family crest or coat of arms, or you can use individual elements for backgrounds, borders, journaling blocks, and more! Here's a little video I put together to introduce the stencils; I share my inspiration along with a few different ideas and projects for things you can do with this stencil set: These are two of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Gwen
I'm super excited to announce that I'll be back again this year participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2017, run for the 6th time by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2017. Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. Throughout January participants get access to 27 downloadable videos from 27 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself: Announcing Creative JumpStart 2017 - CJS17 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo. Head... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Gwen
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Guess what? It's Cyber Monday at StencilGirl! This means that all of my stencils (and hundreds of other amazing designs,) are all on sale! Save 25% off from now until 12pm Central Time with coupon code: cyber25 Then, you can still save 20% off from noon until 11:59pm Central Time with coupon code: cyber20 What are you waiting for? Time to get shopping! Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Gwen
Thank you Sandra! This is definitely the perfect type of artwork for low-cost creativity... I've seen pretty cool designs done with a ball point pen on a Post-It note! I haven't had a lot of time to keep it up lately, so good for you for sticking with it!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on All tangled up at Gwen
Thanks Missy! So glad you liked it!
Thanks Nancy!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on Stenciled Holiday Ornaments at Gwen
Thanks Michael - they're lots of fun... I hope you try them since I'm sure whatever you did would be awesome!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2016 on Stenciled Holiday Ornaments at Gwen
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Hi everyone, I'm up on StencilGirl Talk today with my November project for Gwen's Gems! This month I'm making stenciled holiday ornaments. Make sure to head on over so you can see photos of the individual ornaments, as well as a quick little tutorial on how I made these! P.S., all of these ornaments are now available for sale! $18 each including shipping within the United States. If you want one, better hurry - they're already selling! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Gwen
One of the things that's fallen to the back-burner with all the travel, work business, assignments, etc... going on over the last few months has been documenting my trip to China, Mongolia, and Russia on the Transiberian Railroad. I flew to China in August and spent a week there (where I took precisely one short video,) before crossing into Mongolia and boarding the Zarengold private train where I spent the next two weeks going up through Mongolia and then into Siberia and all the way across Russia to Moscow. From there I flew back to Salt Lake (via Frankfurt and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Gwen
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Wow, an actual new post! I've been busy with lots of stuff lately, but a good chunk of it has been for projects that I can't share just yet, so my poor blog has been neglected while I work on my deadlines. I'm trying to start squeezing in a few posts here and there... I thought I'd start with the ATCs I made for this month's swap. Our theme was La Belle Epoque, and we had such a fun kit to work with! There were lots of great collage images, and I had a great time pulling these together. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Gwen
Hi Don, Thanks so much for the invite! Looks like a lot of great work happening in the group from what's on your board. Do you have more information about it? How it works, etc...? You can message me on Facebook if that works - https://www.facebook.com/gwenythlafleur Thanks! Gwen
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2016 on Carve December Part 2 at Gwen
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Hi everyone, I'm up on StencilGirl Talk today sharing some mini stenciled junque journals that I made to give out as gifts. Here you can see the books I made: You can head over to the StencilGirl blog to see more photos of the books as well as a little tutorial on how I made them. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Gwen
Thanks Tina! Isn't that a great video? I need to get her other ones. I'd love to have my own line of commercially produced stamps. Since I already have my stencils with StencilGirl, getting my stamps to go with them would be amazing - I'd love to be able to have them all coordinate, but we'll see :) Thanks again!