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Chicago, IL
Interests: mixed media art, travel, scrapbooking, crafting, watching sports (especially ice hockey), reading, cooking
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Hi everyone, I'm up on the StencilGirl blog sharing a new project - this month using some of my new stencils! I made a painted spice tin inspired by Pinterest, and there's a tutorial to show you how to make your own. Make sure you head on over to see more photos plus the tutorial! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gwen
Thanks so much Seth! Much appreciated :)
Thanks Elizabeth! Yes, the gelli plate for sure! That's always fun with any stencils!
Thanks Laura! I agree on using pattern to build up backgrounds - it's really fun to see what evolves as you go, isn't it?
Thank you Monica! I hadn't thought of shrink plastic... great idea! It would be really cool to see how that turned out - especially with the 4x4s!
Thanks Susan! I always love to decorate journal covers, so this was a lot of fun :)
Thanks Janice! I was really trying to do something that I wanted to use but that hopefully others would find versatile as well, so I'm glad to hear you say that! I haven't tried them with LuminArte or Pearl Ex yet, but that's going to have to go on my list!
Thanks so much Yvonne - and if you missed them this time, there's always next time!
lol, thanks Anna! I'll cross my fingers for you when I do the drawing ;) I'm definitely on a metallic kick lately, and I don't see it going away soon - it's so fun to add them into my projects!
Thanks Annie - I'm so glad you've been inspired! I hope you'll post the covers no matter what you use so I can see what you've done :)
Thank you so much Denise!
Thanks Gill! I love using them with molding paste as well, but I haven't tried shimmer sprays yet - that's going on my list!
Thanks Jean! If I ever get back to scrapbooking, I might have to try making an album cover with them - great idea!
Ooh, that sounds like a fun project! I want to see how your table turns out regardless of what you use to finish it! I think the purple and teal scheme sounds like it would be gorgeous.
Thanks Mary! I'm excited to see what everyone does with them as well - I'm sure I'll be learning a lot by watching!
Thanks Lisa! They're actually all hand-drawn, but some of them are a little more obvious than others :)
Thanks Denise! The Permission to Play journal would be a fun place for these! I've got that class bookmarked so I can try that myself sometime. I've tried gelli printing with them, and they work pretty well :) Good luck with the giveaway!
Thanks so much Veronica!
Thanks Donna! Yes, they're awesome with rubbing on papers! One of the ways they work really well is if you have a stencil underneath a piece of paper where you're cleaning off your brush or wiping excess paint off of a baby wipe. It picks up a lot of texture from underneath, then I save those papers to use later. I haven't tried handmade papers, but I'm going to have to try it now!
Thanks Kim! I haven't done any canvases with these yet, but that's on my list too :) Good luck!
You know, I haven't made any cards with these yet - but you're right! The 4x4s are the perfect size to use with them. I have a few birthday cards I need to make... thanks for the idea!
Thanks Terrie! I love the texture you get when you use the 3D mediums... it's worth actually having to clean my stencils afterwards ;)
Ooh... I haven't used that yet - I want to try them with that too! lol.
Thanks Mary! Mostly I made stencils I wanted to use... lol (I'm sure you know how that goes!) So I'm glad that they're designs others want to use as well!
Thanks Patty! I actually tested all of them with the Gelli plate before I approved the designs - they work great! If I do say so myself ;)