Stencil Blog Hop – Circuit

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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

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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:

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Here is what I created for today:

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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.

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

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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Here are the supplies I used:

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

Stephanie Schütze

Birgit Koopsen

Marjie Kemper

Samie Harding

 

Have Fun

Nat

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Comments (98)

  • Kirsten Alicia

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    That is a gorgeous page, the gold embossing paste looks great. I love the circuit stencil, already have it on my wish list & thank you for the chance to win.

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  • Margaret

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    Awesome! Love the stencil and techniques! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  • Melanie K

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    I would LOVE to have this stencil!!!! Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  • Janea McDonald

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    I went over to Stephanie’s blog, very beautiful projects but it’s not loading correctly. It’s not fully loading and there is no place to comment. If you talk to her let her know her projects are lovely!

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  • SusanJane

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    I have a thing for nerds… and nerdy things! ;) Love this stencil and how you’ve used it here!

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  • Janea McDonald

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    Awesome stencil! Great for a punk or more masculine feel. Thank you for the blog hop.

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  • Shelly Schmidt

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    WOW- loving the stencil paste and like the idea of some of it showing in gols and some not…and the water making the ghosting on the background- love that effect! Awesome stencil and love the page!!!

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  • Barb

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    love this stencil and what you created

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  • Susan(Sanna) Burgess

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    Love the stencil idea and what you did with it too using the gold like a resistant relief paste! Came out wonderful! My husband would even like this one because he’s an engineer! Would love to win it! Hope you do well with the shows and love your St paul! Sanna

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  • Stephanie Rodgers

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    Very cool stencil! I could just imagine the things I could do with it!

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  • Christi Conley

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    Love this stencil – I have never seen one like this before – very inspiring :)

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  • Gina Sismilich

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    I love stencils and I especially love the simple design of this one. The gold paste is great hear – love the pages!

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  • Karenliz

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    Love your colorful pages and your new stencil.

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  • Gerd Andersson

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    Beautiful colouring and design! I love the stencil!

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  • Helen Markee

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    I love your circuit stencil!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  • Sandy

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    It really is a circuit isn’t it!! Love your make – the colors are splendid. And I can see where you used your stencil. How fun!
    sandy

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  • Denise Spillane

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    Love this. I enjoy seeing all the options for using it.

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  • Susan Samuel

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    Love the way the embossed stencil comes through the paint colours to show a distinct pattern to lead your eye round the whole of the card.
    Excellent work.

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  • Stephanie Schütze

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    Oh so Super. Das Gold ist ein Hingucker und alles zusammen bringt eine tolle Kombination. Schöne page! Lieben Dank dass ich wieder dabei sein durfte, der circuit stencil ist schon was ganz ganz besonderes und im Kreise von Euch Allen ist es mir eine solche Ehre!!! Lieben Dank Nat!

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  • Stacy Buller

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    I have been in love with this stencil since your first sneak peek. I love how versatile it is…and know it would be one I’d use again and again. Thanks for putting together this blog hop and thanks for the chance to win!

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  • Leann Lindeman

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    Yay! I would love to win a new stencil!

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  • Kathi R

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    I love this stencil and adore what you did with it.

    Thanks for the step out photos and the instructions.

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  • Stacy B

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    I have loved this stencil from the first time I saw it and seeing how versatile it is in the projects today just makes me “need” it more. So fun! I love the effect of the gold embossing paste…might “need” some of that too. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Couldn’t comment on Samie’s blog but that is a good find for further reading for me.

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  • Barb Adams

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    Your line of stencils for Stencil Girls is great! This one, especially.

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