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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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Thanks Tracey! I just love Jill's work - there's always so much depth and detail and you can feel how she always puts herself into it. I was excited to be able to share this gorgeousness!
So fun to read your recap of the weekend (thank you - you're way too kind! lol.) and I love seeing the gorgeous piece you created! Love it!
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The Artist Tribe never stops creating inspiring work, and today Jill McDowell is sharing a stunning piece of mixed media artwork she made in my "All Mixed Up" workshop at Mary Beth Shaw's studio in St. Louis two weeks ago, along with a workshop summary. Here's a little peek at her finished artwork: Jill used Dresden trim, a bunch of my stencils - including the new Decorative Flower Stamen Medallion stencil (and you may also see one here that's going to be released in June that was handed out to workshop attendees as a special surprise!) Make sure to head... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Gwen
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Welcome to day one of a fabulous, inspiration packed blog hop with StencilGirl and Lindy's Stamp Gang! I've been excited to participate in this collaboration because Lindy's has some wonderful products that work perfectly with stencils and they'd been on my "to-try" list for ages! For my project, I decided to make a handmade mini art journal; I thought it would be a great way to showcase several fun techniques in a single project. Here you can see the outside of the book as well as the inside of the front cover and the first page: Of course, I put... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gwen
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Linda Edkins Wyatt from the Artist Tribe is jumping in today to share an absolutely fabulous Art Deco inspired mixed media project! I absolutely love the quote by Rumi that she used - it really resonates with me! For her piece, Linda used my Art Deco Bookplates stencil, along with some Turkmen jewelry parts, plus some brads and other metal findings and accents. Make sure you head over to her blog for all of the details and lots more photos! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Gwen
So many great tips in here, and the artwork is gorgeous! I love this idea Jill... thank you!
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We have another fabulous post from the Artist Tribe today as Jill McDowell shares a fabulous way to upcycle your used teabags... stencil them and turn them into mixed media artwork! Jill used a bunch of my stencil designs on these projects, including my Decorative 6-Petal Flower Stencil (4x4) and the Decorative 6-Petal Flower Screen (6x6,) as well as my Decorative Medallion stencil. On the art journal page below, she's used both the 4x4 and 6x6 Ornamental Compass designs from my Ornamental stencil collection. Head on over to Jill's blog for lots more photos and details, including a how-to on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Gwen
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Another wonderful project from the Artist Tribe today... Lynda Shoup is popping in with this gorgeous mixed media wall hanging! She's used my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil along with some sari yarn, embellished sari scraps, and a Turkmen pendant along with some other beads and papers from her stash. Head on over to her blog where you can see more photos and get details on this beautiful artwork! Also, today is the last day for the anniversary sale at the shop! 15% off all mixed media supplies with the coupon 1stAnniversary15. The offer expires tonight (3/28) at midnight mountain time. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Gwen
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Jackie Neal from the Artist Tribe is joining us today to share how she's journaling her art journey with this gorgeous art journal page! Jackie used my Ornamental Peacock Feathers stencil along with some sari scraps and a few bits of Turkmen jewelry to help complete her page. Make sure you head on over to her blog for lots more closeups and details! Just a quick reminder - my shop anniversary sale was extended so you can still save 15% on all mixed media supplies when you use the code 1stAnniversary15 between now and 11:59pm mountain time on 3/28. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Gwen
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Last Wednesday I announced the release of five new stencil designs from StencilGirl and shared the background and inspiration for my two new 9"x12" stencils along with some samples. Today I wanted to focus on the other three designs. First up is my new Scribble X Mask stencil. I've been a doodler for as long as I can remember - I doodled in my classes all the way from elementary school through college, and then as an adult I've continued; I think that's the reason I continue to take notes in a notebook instead of on my computer! It helps... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Gwen
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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of using embossing powder in my mixed media artwork, so when Seth Apter asked me if I'd be willing to do a project showcasing his seven new flavors of Baked Texture embossing powder from Emerald Creek, I jumped at the chance! When the long awaited powders finally arrived, I dove in head first and explored. One of the results of my playtime, er... experimentation was this mixed media panel that uses all 7 blends and a variety of different techniques. I took some photos as I worked so that you can see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Gwen
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Linda Edkins Wyatt is popping in from the Artist Tribe today with a fabulous project... she's made a gorgeous and totally unique set of mixed media art paper dolls! Linda used several different colors of embossing powder to add texture and a bit of shine to the details of her dolls. If you look closely, you'll also see bits of Dresden trim and some embellished sari scraps! Make sure you stop by her blog to see close-ups of each of the art dolls and get more details on the project and products she used. Also, just a quick reminder that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Gwen
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I'm super excited to share that I have five new stencil designs releasing today from StencilGirl! I'm really excited about these stencils - it's a bit of a mixed bag and in the past I've always released in collections, but each one is a design that I really loved and so I decided to just put them all out there together in a bit of an eclectic mix. Without further ado... here they are! (You can tell that mine are already getting plenty of use :) Do these designs look familiar at all? If you follow me on Instagram you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Gwen
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Just popping in to let you know that I'm up on StencilGirl Talk today with the March edition of Gwen's Gems. This month I'm showing how you can use a stencil to create a pattern for wire jewelry - see how I made this wire peacock feather pendant from start to finish! Make sure you head over to StencilGirl Talk to see the tutorial. (PS... the necklace is now sold - thank you!) Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at Gwen
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Hi all, welcome to my stop on the blog hop with StencilGirl and etchall! For my project, I knew immediately what I wanted to do... about two years ago I'd taken an old multi-paned window that I'd found in an architectural salvage shop and painted it, then added some stenciled deli paper to the panes. At the time, I wished that I'd etched the glass instead, so when this project came up, I decided to go back and do what I'd originally wanted to do with that old window. Here's how it turned out! The how-to for this couldn't be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Gwen
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I'm absolutely loving the project that Jill McDowell is sharing today from the Artist Tribe... she's used my stencil designs to make these utterly fabulous stenciled Easter eggs! Aren't they incredible? She's used several of my stencil designs from both my original Ornamental stencil collection as well as my Decorative stencil designs. Make sure you stop by her blog today to see more photos of these beautiful eggs as well as details on how she made them! P.S., don't forget about the shop anniversary sale that starts Friday! You won't want to miss it! Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Gwen
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We're starting the new week off on a high note with this fabulous project from the Artist Tribe - this stunning mixed media shrine by Jackie Neal! Isn't that just gorgeous? She's used one of the small handmade Mexican nichos from the shop combined with a peacock finding, Turkmen jewelry parts, and lots of fun beads and goodies from her stash. Make sure you head over to Jackie's blog for more photos and details about this stunning project. Psst... a little heads up - my little shop is a year old this month and I'll be celebrating with a sale!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Gwen
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Linda Edkins Wyatt is joining us today with another inspirational post from The Artist Tribe! I love this handmade boho-style necklace she created... isn't it fabulous? Linda used sari yarn and pieces from an assortment of Turkmen jewelry parts, along with beads and fabric scraps, to make her necklace. Make sure you swing by her blog to see more photos and get all of the details on how she made her beautiful project! Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Gwen
Love this idea Jill, and it turned out great - such fabulous prints! I didn't realize that I've made collograph plates before... lol. But I didn't know you could seal them or how to do that, so next time I'll try that too. Thank you!
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Jill McDowell from the Artist Tribe is sharing a fabulous project today; she's used some of my stencil designs to make collograph plates and then print with them! Here you can see where she used my Ornamental Peacock Feathers stencil along with my Ornamental Circle Clusters Screen stencil to make some really cool designs. Make sure you stop by Jill's blog today to see all of the details of how she made her collographs, along with lots more gorgeous prints! Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Gwen
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We have one final post from the Artist Tribe this week... Linda Edkins Wyatt is sharing some gorgeous, grungy mixed media using pieces made in the Radiant Rust workshop with Seth Apter: Linda used my Art Deco Sun Medallion stencil along with a Dresden crown and the fabulous Baked Texture embossing powders. She also added some gorgeous natural elements for the perfect finishing touch. Head on over to Linda's blog to see more photos and get all of the details of this beautiful project! Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Gwen
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Jackie Neal is back again today with part 2 of Tuesday's post, showing more of her love for using sari scraps in her art journal. In addition to the sari scraps, Jackie used my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil and my Art Deco Sunburst Background stencil. (I'm really loving the texture and color she got with that one - check out this closeup!) Make sure to stop over at Jackie's blog today to see the rest of the photos and details! Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Gwen
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Lynda Shoup is back again today from the Artist Tribe sharing another project to celebrate Chinese New Year - a good fortune keeper! What a fun project! Lynda used one of the Chinese coin tassels from the shop, along with a metal wafer die (I only have a few left and my supplier is no longer carrying these designs, so first come, first served!) She's also using some sari yarn. Make sure you head over to Lynda's blog to see more details and get the background on how she's using this fabulous piece to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Feeling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at Gwen
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Today Artist Tribe member Jackie Neal is kicking off part 1 of a 2-part series using embellished sari scraps in her art journal. Check out the spreads she's showcasing today! On this first page, Jackie used small pieces cut from sari scraps along with an embroidered Hmong star and my Art Deco Bookplates stencil. For this second page, I love the way she created a pocket for loose beads using another piece of a sari scrap! Underneath, she stamped and painted an elephant from a hand-carved woodblock stamp. Make sure you head over to Jackie's blog to see all of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Gwen
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Hi all - just popping in to let you know that it's time for Gwen's Gems again over on StencilGirl Talk! This month I'm sharing a pretty intuitive mixed media piece with a super textured and grungy background accented with pink, gold, and plenty of glam! Head on over to StencilGirl Talk to see the full piece along with a tutorial. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Gwen