Stencil Blog Hop – Circuit



Welcome to my second Stencil  Blog Hop! Again I invited four wonderful artist friends to hop along with me and play with my StencilGirl Products Circuit Stencil which is a 9 x 12 Stencil

Circuit Stencil S161


And I give away one Circuit Stencil!Comment her 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 6, 2013 – midnight EST.


Edited August 8, 2013: The winner is Dorothy McCarthy – Congratulations. Dorothy please email me with your postal address so I can get this stencil sent out to you :) , Nat

Edited September 23, 2013: Although I tried hard to get the winner’s addy – I never heard back. I will do a new drawing from a different post soon as I am sure someone else will be happy to receive the stencil :)


Here are my friends joining me:

Stephanie Schütze who joined me last week already and did some amazing cards and a layout- I love her style!

Birgit Koopsen a close friend of mine, not only do I love teaching together with her…she is also super duper colorful in her work!

Marjie Kemper, I met Marjie in NYC a while back when I was teaching workshops- and she is doing amazing things on her blog – check her out!

Samie Harding  – is a huge art journaler who also does a lot of fun videos on her art journaling.


I designed the Circuit Stencil because I do love technical signs in my work -I love when something is whimsy and then you can put some straight technical background to it. I also wanted to have a stencil which you can use as a background stencil but also to frame your work.

Check out some samples here:

Bildschirmfoto 2013-07-29 um 14.31.15

Here is what I created for today:


It is a very simple yet colorful sparkling art journaling page :) I used Wendy Vecchi’s Golden Embossing Paste over the Stencil- simply scrape it over with an old credit card or hotel key card.


I let it dry and then used three different colors of Dylusion Sprays over it.


At some areas I dabbed the color off while still wet – so it got sparkly gold again, at some areas I just let the color sit and dry on top of the circuit pattern.


Next I used a water mister and laid out the Circuit Stencil over areas that weren’t covered yet with the pattern, spritzed over the stencil and used a rag to rub through the stencil. As the Dylusions get reactivated by water, you take off some of the colors and get a little Circuit Ghost Effect :)



Voila- a nice background that you can add photos, journaling, stamping etc. I simply used a little quote I liked, by Pablo Picasso – I love filling my art journal with quotes.


Here are the supplies I used:


Now hop on over to my friends and check what they did :)

Stephanie Schütze

Birgit Koopsen

Marjie Kemper

Samie Harding


Have Fun



Comments (98)

  • Nancy Sapp


    Also saw you are doing a redo so thought I’d sign in TOO!
    Thanks for the 2nd chance. I’d LOVE to win 1 of your stencils.
    Grandma Nancy Sapp


  • Susan (Sanna) Burgess


    Just saw you are doing a redo so thought I’d sign in for a chance~! Hugs, Sanna


  • Carmen Lucero


    Nat, thanks for the second chance to win this awesome stencil! I had left you a comment before, and I still love this!!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com


  • Susan Stimson


    I love all the creative things that you did with this stencil and would love the opportunity to win this.


  • Dara Lynn


    Have loved this stencil from the beginning …..would love to play with it on my gelli, make tags…..layouts…totally a favorite to be for sure!!!


  • Lynn Parker


    Love it!


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