Stencil Blog Hop – Typewriter

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, Stencils and Masks



Welcome to my 4th Stencil  Blog Hop! This time I invited four wonderful artist friends to hop along with me and show case my StencilGirl Products Typewriter Stencil. It is a 6×6 inch stencil.



And I give away one Typewriter Stencil! Comment here for an entry into this giveaway! And if you also comment on all the other listed blogs I will  give you an entry into the giveaway for each blog you comment on–how cool is that! You have five chances to win it. Leave a comment on each of the listed blogs and on my blog  and let us know how you like the projects and I will pick randomly one lucky winner. You have time to comment till August 20, 2013 – midnight EST.

Edited on August 21, 2013: The winner is Lura Brown, Congratulations. Lura, please email me with your postal address so I can get this stencil sent out to you :) , Nat

Here are my friends joining me this time :


Martha Richardson: I know Martha now for some time- we worked together on a design team and she always blew me away with her amazing projects.

Maria McGuire: She is rocking it now for several blog hops- she is awesome!

Corrine Gilman: I discovered her because she is a member of the StencilGirl Creative Team and boy do I love her work – it is so beautiful!

Michelle Hernandez: Michelle is an awesome scrapbooker who makes me laugh a lot with her humor and who I finally had the pleasure to meet this summer in NYC


I designed this stencil because I love typewriters. When I grew up I had this gigantic old office typewriter from the 40s which I used to write my first novel on. The novel never made it to more then 11 pages, when it was replaced by a new idea- but anyway- I loved my typewriter. I am also one of those people that learned proper blind typewriting and I am quite quick and good at it – LOL. I bought a nice old one at a flea market and it must weigh a thousand pounds. There is a lot I connect with typewriters: vintage, office, notes, letters, work, messages….

Check out some samples I did already here:

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Here is what I created for today:



It is a crazy art journal page 😉 I do love to use random pages in my art journal and scrape off leftover paint, try out on an small area a little technique and often times I get this huge dimension and depth in a background which is ready to finish. I used the typewriter Stencil with some acrylic paint that stenciled through onto some marbleized paper.



I cut out the typewriter – added a slid through which I put a piece of canvas with with a “note to myself” tag and then mounted it on small 3D Foam Pads. The journaling reads “Seriously don’t take others or yourself too serious!”

I also love using the typing keys of the typewriter by itself for mark making -and you can see I did it throughout the spread but also around the pages as a frame.



Here are the supplies I used:


Now hop on over to my friends and check what they did and comment for some changes to win the stencil 🙂

Martha Richardson

Maria McGuire

Corrine Gilman

Michelle Hernandez


Have Fun





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Comments (57)

  • carolann


    I love typewriters too so fun to see them as art now!
    I hope I win the stencil it would be way fun!


  • textilerecycler


    Love the stencil! Some years ago I made a quilt from a photo of vintage typewriters. Would love to get my hands on that stencil and use it in some quilts too! Thanks for creating it and sharing.


  • Lura Brown


    you just keep getting better and better. i love all your stencils but i have to say that this has to be one of my favorites, i have always loved old typewriters and you did just an awesome job making a stencil out of this one. i will go to all the other blogs cause i love seeing what they did with it and get to meet new artists that i might not have ever found besides thru you. remember we met at CHA last year?? i sure am hoping that you are coming again in january. would love to see you and of course give you a hug. thanks for doing these blog giveaways, i cant afford to buy much living on disability so it is uber cool to have so many chances to win. you are the best! much love. xoxo


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      Nathalie Kalbach


      Congratulations Lura- you are the winner of the typewriter Stencil- please email me with your address- so we can send you out the stencil! Nat


  • Marjie Kemper


    This is one very happy riot of color… LOVE it and the typewriter is awesome as a solid sturdy base on top of all the rich layers of color.


  • Cindy J, Holland


    Oh, what a lovely stencil! I am a secretary and also learned how to type at home on such an old mechanical one. It was painful for my smallest finger, because sometimes it slipped between two keys. Nice, colourfull artwork. Greetings, Cindy


  • Dria Finn


    I just found your site through another blog hops and how they lead me to wonderful inspiration! wonderful! love the blog hop!


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