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Gwen
Connecticut
Interests: travel, scrapbooking, crafting, watching sports (especially ice hockey), reading, cooking
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I'm up on the StencilGirl blog again today with a post combining magazine pages with paint, ink, and stencils to create a fun little collage. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Gwen
Thanks Patty! You should definitely check them out... I thought they were at least as good as the Blick / Utrecht artist grade fluid acrylics, and maybe even as good as Golden, only cheaper. Most of the same colors available and they were nice and vibrant with a good sheen. On the whole I think they were a bit more transparent, but they work well as you layer them. I think they have a pretty good deal on a starter kit if you're interested.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on New Mixed Media Painting - DecoArt Media at Gwen
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Today I have a new mixed media painting to share. It was so much fun to get back to this after weeks of traveling and craziness with holidays and work and classes... I finally had a chance to relax and do one of the projects that's been floating around in my head! Background for this project: early last month I was contacted to see if I would be interested in playing with some new products. Um... yes!!! So when I got back from Thanksgiving, there was a wonderful and extremely generous box from DecoArt waiting for me with lots of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gwen
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Just a quick FYI... I have a post up today over on StencilGirl Talk showing a technique and a project using for December StencilClub. I'm doing mono-printing with a handmade printing plate made from this month's stencils: I hope you'll stop by! Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Gwen
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Just popping in to let you know that I'm over on the StencilGirl Blog today with a cute little project I did to celebrate Thanksgiving. Head on over for details on how I made him, along with a link to get the pattern to make the turkey. Happy Thanksgiving! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Gwen
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I'm so excited to be participating in this week's blog hop with Leslie Riley and StencilGirl! I've always loved the look of transfers, especially photo transfers, so I was excited to use Leslie's Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) along with stencils for this week's project. I frequently audition ideas for bigger pieces of art in my art journal, and I had an idea I wanted to try out using TAP to transfer a photo and embellish with stenciling. So my project today is my art journal "prototype" using a picture of my niece Aubrey that was just begging to be played... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Gwen
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Just popping in for a fun little announcement... the latest issue of Mixed Media Art Magazine just came out, and I have an article in it! It's a 13 "page" product review of a variety of IMAGINE Crafts / Tsukineko products. I have several small projects and tips that are shared in here where I used and reviewed the various products they sent me. The magazine is digital only... you can download their app for free and either subscribe our purchase individual issues. You can check out the MMAM Facebook page for details, links, and fun posts. Anyway, I was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Gwen
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Hi everyone, I'm over on the StencilGirl Blog today with a post and tutorial on making a stenciled Halloween portfolio (I turned it into a mini album.) Stop on over and check it out! Lots more photos, inside pages, and an overview of how to make it are all in my post. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Gwen
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This week the StencilGirl creative team is joining up with Clearsnap for a fun blog hop full of great projects and inspiration! I had so much fun putting together my project for this, and I got to play with some fun supplies that I've been wanting to try with my stencils for a while now! My project is a faux-ceramic tile treasure box with "tiles" made from cardboard (you all know how I like my cardboard!) I started with a wood box I found at Joann that has a recessed top, perfect for filling in with tiles or some other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Gwen
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I have a few projects and updates that I haven't gotten around to posting here yet, so I'm doing a very quick round-up post... First up, a few art journal pages that I did last month. The smaller book is a vintage physics book I found at the used bookstore and I've been working on top of the pages. I used the September StencilGirl StencilClub stencils on this page. The page on the right uses the Moroccan Doily stencil, acrylic paint, and lots of Liquid Pearls. Next up, I got the chance to go to see the Black Keys in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Gwen
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It's the start of a new month, and that means this month's StencilClub stencils have been revealed over at StencilGirl! I'm totally in love with this month's stencils... I've been playing with them since I got them. Today I'm sharing two art journal spreads that I made with them over on StencilGirl Talk... head on over for more details! A little hint... the one on the right uses my first (but not last!) homemade screen print. It turned out great! Anyway, hope you enjoy :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Gwen
Thanks Tammie! So glad you liked it! Make sure you link me up if you make your own... I'm sure it'd be gorgeous!
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2014 on StencilGirl: Stenciled and Shaped Books at Gwen
Thanks Cathy! So glad it helped to inspire you! And I'm a tiger, but I kind of gravitate toward the dragon too ;)
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2014 on StencilGirl: Stenciled and Shaped Books at Gwen
Thank you Jeanne!
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2014 on Fall Classes at Papercraft Clubhouse at Gwen
Thanks Jessica!
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2014 on Fall Classes at Papercraft Clubhouse at Gwen
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Hi everyone, I'm over on the StencilGirl blog today sharing a new project... a shaped hand-made book made from stencils! I can't tell you how much I love how this turned out... there are some better pictures and an outline of the process in the post, so head on over and check it out! P.S. This is one of the projects we'll be making in my stencil classes at Papercraft Clubhouse on October 17th-18th in Connecticut. So if you're in the area, get more class info in my last post and on the Clubhouse newsletter and Facebook page for more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Gwen
Thanks Mary! Hopefully one of these days we'll all get together and do a little in person playing!
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2014 on Fall Classes at Papercraft Clubhouse at Gwen
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If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you've probably already seen me posting, but I wanted to put everything together in one place - I have three new classes that I'll be teaching on October 17th and 18th at Papercraft Clubhouse in Westbrook, CT. So if you're in the area and interested, give them a call to sign up! Here are the classes... they're all mixed media, based on working with stencils (naturally!) Friday night from 6-9pm, I'll be teaching Beneath the Surface. I'm totally in love with these projects, and I hope we'll get plenty of people coming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Gwen
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This week we're having a super fun blog hop celebrating all of the cool techniques that you can find in Mary Beth Shaw's book, "Stencil Girl Mixed-Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils." This is a really great book, absolutely packed with great techniques and tutorials. This week, each member of the creative team is sharing a project inspired by one of the techniques in the book. I get to share my project based on the chapter "Spray it Again, Sam" (page 66) all about using spray paint with stencils. Yay! So fun! So with that, here's the project I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Gwen
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Thanks April, that's so nice of you to say!
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I'm over on the StencilGirl blog today with a post showing off this month's StencilClub stencils by Andrew Borloz. They're super awesome and extremely versatile! Hop on over and check it out! Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Gwen
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The StencilGirl creative team is back again all this week with a new blog hop going with the team over at Viva Las VegaStamps. Without further ado, here's my project for the hop - a steampunk inspired index card art journal in its own little case. I got to use a fabulous plate of stamps - steampunk animals and lots of other fun images. I combined their stamps with a bunch of great StencilGirl stencils and used the steampunk theme as inspiration for the project. Here are the stencils I used: Warped 9 by Lizzie Mayne Industrial Fence by Jamie... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Gwen
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This collection is just amazing! I love the colors and patterns... all of the gold and vellum, and that flower ephemera pack is awesome!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on New for Fall: Open Book at Crate Paper
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This week the StencilGirl creative team showcasing stamps and Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull! I was pretty excited about this, because I'm kind of going back to my roots with some stamping and scrapbooking. We got to work with some of Eileen's acrylic stamps and Sizzix ScoreBoards dies. For today's post, I'm using the Picket Fence stamp set, and diecuts from the Sizzix ScoreBoards Mini Album XL Die, and the Sizzix Bigz Flower Layers with Heart Petals Die along with a few stencils from StencilGirl. And without further ado, here's today's project: I used the mini album ScoreBoards diecut to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Gwen
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Hi Jenn, I don't remember the exact colors, but they were all Golden acrylics - fluid and heavy body. I think maybe Dioxazine purple, purple oxide... there was a a lighter heavy body too. The vivid colors just come from the quality of the paint - they have a high level of pigment which makes a huge difference. Hope that helps! Gwen
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2014 on StencilGirl and a New Mixed Media Canvas at Gwen