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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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It's time for another catch-up post! Today I'm sharing the art journal pages I did in my ARTifacts journal to document my artsy endeavors in the month of June. First up - opening page for the month, with a window flap that lifts up to show my StencilGirl project for June's "Gwen's Gems" post: On the left, you can see where I used the Tadanoori Yokoo Posters washi tape. I also added random texture stamping and rubons to the background as well as some paint skins from my palette. The tag is an old Heidi Swapp tag with a resist... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Gwen
lol, I recognized that one right away! It's a wafer die from China :D I have a two of them and they're pretty cool designs. I might need to just cut a bunch and make the diecuts available in the shop! I can also see if I can get my hands on the dies themselves if there's interest in buying them... I don't think they were too expensive.
This is SUCH a gorgeous page, and I love seeing it come together! Plus the flower applique on the right... it looks so wonderful here! I didn't know you could thin YES! paste with another medium - I have a few jars of it and I'm going to have to try that... looks like a really good glue for this!
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We're back today with another post from The Artist Tribe... today Sandee is sharing some art journaling from her 8x8 Khadi Papers journal. Sandee is also using Tibet Jewels sari ribbon from Darn Good Yarn, paper from the Marbled Paper Sampler Pack, and some Turkmen jewelry parts mixed in with other charms and beads for some fantastic dangling bits! Make sure you head over to Sandee's blog to see more photos and details about her fabulous art journal spread! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Get my newsletter for the latest projects, tutorials, and updates from the shop! Save Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gwen
Hi Kelly, thanks! It's been a while since I made it, but all of the backgrounds were done with Dylusions and Tim Holtz paints. I think this page used the Dylusions dark blue and purple paints with gold ink on top through the stencil. Hope that helps!
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I'm excited to be back at last with another gorgeous project from The Artist Tribe at Gwen Lafleur Studios! Today, Jill McDowell is sharing a stunning art journal page with lots of gorgeous Asian elements, layers, stenciling, and more. Jill is using my Ornamental Compass and Ornamental Petals masks, as well as their companion 6x6 stencils, along with beautiful papers, downloadable collage cutouts, and lots of other fun techniques and products! Make sure you stop by her blog to see more photos and get details about how she made this beautiful project! _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Get my newsletter for the latest projects,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gwen
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Hi all! Today I'm up over on StencilGirl Talk with the September edition of Gwen's Gems! This month I'm getting ready to travel, so I'm showing how I use my stencils to help prep my travel journal so it's all set to go on the road with me :) Head on over to see lots more photos, as well as a little overview of how I used stencils to make the covers and decorate the inside pages of my journal. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Gwen
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Today I'm excited to share another gorgeous project from The Artist Tribe at Gwen Lafleur Studios... Linda Edkins Wyatt has made a fabulous shabby chic art journal cover! Linda used the popular Khadi Papers 8x8 journal and then covered it with tea-stained fabric. Linda embellished by using paint with some mini woodblock border stamps and also took roses from my downloadable collage cutout sheets and distressed them before adhering to the cover! (PS... there's a coupon in the newsletter for all downloadable collage sheets throughout the month of September!) Make sure you head over to Linda's blog for more photos... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Gwen
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Today I'm excited to share another fabulous project from The Artist Tribe! Jackie Neal has made a beautiful mixed media shrine using a whole bunch of shop goodies! Here you can see where she's used my Art Deco Flower Medallion stencil as the main pattern, along with hand-printed papers and some jacquard ribbon from the Enchanting Elephants Mixed Media Collage & Embellishment Pack. She also accented the top with Turkmen jewelry parts and a bronze Hamsa charm. On the back, there's more from the Enchanting Elephants pack, along with some washi tape and images cut from the Lovely Lotus downloadable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Gwen
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As I'm continually playing catch-up (where did August go? Seriously!) I wanted to make sure that I got another post up with more pages from my ARTifacts art journal. A busy year means that there's always plenty to document in my journal! May was no exception... I collaged some hand-printed papers in the background, then added a hand-printed tag and some fun washi tape and other embellishments, including a Dresden medallion peeking through. I really like the gold threads hanging down from the top! The tag flips up to show the painting I made for my mom's birthday present, along... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Gwen
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We've got another fabulous post from The Artist Tribe today! Sandee Setliff is sharing the gorgeous artwork she's made to decorate the cover of her Khadi Papers 8x8 sketchbook / journal: In addition to the Khadi Papers notebook, Sandee also used an Irresistible India Mini Woodblock Border Stamp, Handmade Newspaper Yarn from Darn Good Yarn, and Turkmen jewelry parts. Make sure you head over to Sandee's blog to see more photos and close-ups of this beautiful art journal cover, and get more details on how the whole project came together! PS... if you're looking for my stencils or other shop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Gwen
This is awesome Jill! Apparently I now need another type of Lutradur to play with... lol. And wow - I didn't even recognize that the tree came from that sheet of paper with the plum blossoms on it! What an awesome way to use that as a foundation and then make it your own!
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Artist Tribe member Jill McDowell is at it again... today she's sharing a gorgeous art journal page filled with collage, stenciling, and mark making! Jill is using my Art Deco Borders and Ornamental Petals Screen stencils here, along with the flowers from the December 2016 set of Heraldry stencils that I designed exclusively for StencilClub! Make sure to head over to her blog for more photos, including some in-process shots and explanation on how she made this page! PS... if you're looking for stencils or other shop goodies, I'm having an end of summer Flash Sale in the shop at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Gwen
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The Artist Tribe is at it again... today Tribe member Lynda Shoup is sharing a gorgeous handmade embroidered zipper pouch made with my Ornamental Petals Screen stencil as her pattern. Isn't it stunning? Make sure you head over to Lynda's blog to see more photos and learn more about how she made this beautiful project! PS... if you're looking for stencils or other shop goodies, I'm having an end of summer Flash Sale in the shop at Gwen Lafleur Studios! From now until 8/31 you can save 10% off any order with this coupon code: WhereDidAugustGo Get my newsletter for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Gwen
This is so gorgeous Jill... I absolutely love it! The embossed and patina'd metal is such a great finishing touch :D Thanks for such a fabulous project!
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Hi everyone, I'm so excited to be sharing the first project from The Artist Tribe at Gwen Lafleur Studios! Today Jill McDowell is sharing a stunning mixed media art journal page on her blog... here are a few peeks to whet your appetite! As you can see, Jill's project includes lots of intricate details and some very cool techniques, so make sure you head over to see her full project! (In her peeks, Jill is using my Art Deco Flower Medallion stencil which is available in the shop.) Get my newsletter for the latest projects, tutorials, and updates from the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Gwen
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Hi all! I'm up on StencilGirl Talk today with this month's edition of Gwen's Gems! This month I'm making a large mixed media panel featuring clay, collage, painting, and lots of stencils, of course! Here's my project: Make sure you head over for more photos and a tutorial! (P.S. - for those who are interested, this piece is now available for sale on my website.) Get my newsletter for the latest projects, tutorials, and updates from the shop! Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at Gwen
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Hi all! Welcome to my stop on our blog hop with StencilGirl and Colourcraft! I was so excited to get to try some new-to-me products with stencils; I was able to just play and experiment and have a lot of fun in the process! For my project, I used the Brusho starter pack with 12 colors along with Aztec Lustres Craft Paints in Aquarmarine and Dark Blue. I also got to try a very cool medium - EXpandit 3D Expanding Fabric Medium - you can see how I used them all with StencilGirl stencils in the tutorial below, but first...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Gwen
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I love this! I ordered some of the mixed media sheets last night so that I can try this... LOVE how it looks and how you used it in your textile collage!
Thank you so much Jill! I'm beyond excited to have you on the team since your work inspires me just as much!
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I am so incredibly excited to announce The Artist Tribe! The first creative team for Gwen Lafleur Studios! I'd thought about whether or not to do this for months, and finally decided to go for it. I started with one member, then opened up a call to grow the team, and I was seriously blown away by the response! I wasn't expecting to get very many applications, so I was shocked at how many came in and how much talent I had to choose from! In the end, I had to make some difficult decisions... I really wish I could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Gwen
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I am so incredibly excited to announce The Artist Tribe! The first creative team for Gwen Lafleur Studios! I'd thought about whether or not to do this for months, and finally decided to go for it. I started with one member, then opened up a call to grow the team, and I was seriously blown away by the response! I wasn't expecting to get very many applications, so I was shocked at how many came in and how much talent I had to choose from! In the end, I had to make some difficult decisions... I really wish I could... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Gwen
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Whew, I'm very behind in sharing my ARTifacts updates on my blog... I've managed to keep up with the project itself, but my posting has been abysmal! I'm trying to get caught up before I get any further behind, so without further ado, here's April! First spread... it started out really dark - I tried to bring some Spring back into it by adding a butterfly, but I think the color palette doomed me from the start! LOL. Between that and the huge wave on the left (cut from origami paper,) I think my subconscious was trying to share how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Gwen
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Hello friends! For a few months now I've been thinking about starting a creative team for my stencils and shop and have finally decided to go ahead with it! I currently have a team of two (me and one fabulously talented lady soon to be announced,) and I would like to expand that just a bit... (Limiting it to US and Canada for now, just because of shipping!) So... I've just posted a call for a few new team members! The details are on my website, but the short version is that I'm looking for 2 projects a month using... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Gwen
This is gorgeous! I love your infinity flips - they're so cool!