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)

  • Helen


    great stencil ! I do albums about amateur radio from time to time – for friends who are in this hobby – this stencil will be sooo good to make such backgrounds!


  • nixiness


    I LOVE this stencil. If I don’t win one, where can I buy one?!


  • Jean A Marmo


    Love this stencil! Love the hop seeing all the ways it was used!!


  • Lissa


    Love the stencil. Reminds me of the old NYC subway map!


  • Helmi


    Beautiful piece……thanks for a chance to win it.


  • Birgit Koopsen


    This is sooo cool! Love it! Thanks for having me play along sweetie, you know I love your stencils :)


  • clare


    great new stencil and love the technique you used. x


  • Jeannette van Dongen


    I really love thuis stencil and would not mind winning one :)


  • grace


    what a cool stencil you designed! The texture created with embossing paste over it is fantastic.


  • Linda


    Hi Nathalie,

    What a very super duper stencil. I thought it looks like a subwayplan. You made a very awesome journalpage. I love the colors of de Dylusions.



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