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)

  • loey

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    “processing” the possibilities of those circuits! if used as layers will the route be “circuitous”?! my muse is feeling a kinship to overlapping neural circuits!!

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  • Tameko

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    Fabulous journal page. Love the way you used the stencil with the embossing paste.

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  • Tricia

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    This stencil makes brilliant backgrounds. Congratulations!

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  • Miriam Prantner

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    Gorgeous page and I really love this stencil, it’s such a great size and the pattern is so versatile!

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  • Ann Jobes

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    What a beautiful bright page that just pops off the screen! Congrats on your stencil design – it looks very fun to work with.

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  • Devin

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    I absolutely love what you did with this stencils and all those bright colors!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Toni Leli

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    What a great stencil — right up my Techie style!

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  • Sue Pompetti

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    What a variety of beautiful images made with this very cool stencil!

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  • Carolyn Dube

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    Love these circuit lines and dots! So perfect in so many ways! Love it here with all the bright colors!

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  • eSeN

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    Oooh! I love the stencil and I love your page! So colourful and then a pop of elegance with the gold embossed stencil design.

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  • Ruth

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    I’m a software developer and love this stencil!

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    This stencil is so versatile …fabulous art!!

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  • Kate

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    I love the use of this circut stencil. The colors are amazing and I love the composition!

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  • Tecla

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    Hi Nat, what a cool use and combo of mediums and of the stencils. My mother’s maiden name was Kaulbach. I wonder if we’re related. she was dutch. thanks!!

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  • Kay Wallace

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    Since I am taking a class with Wendy Vecchi this weekend, I was especially interested in your use of her embossing paste and your oh-so-brilliant stencil! They work so well together to create both texture and interest! Love the result, Nat! Bravo!

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  • Julie G.

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    Great journal page! Love this stencil. I work in a tech environment and when I see the CAD designs I see art :)

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  • Marjie Kemper

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    How cool is that??? Love your page! Thanks so much for inviting me to play with your awesome Circuit stencil. But hey ~ who said you could use a hand? *wink*

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  • Caroline D.

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    Beautiful page and the circuits look great with the colors over the gold embossing paste!

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  • Jane

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    layers, layers, layers… and awesome color!… the shadows add a lot.

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  • angi eharis

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    amazing! i saw this stencil and did not think too much, and of course after seeing what u did my head is spinning with endless possibilities! i want it! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

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  • Gayle Price

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    Such a cool little stencil and I love how you have used it in combination with a metallic and those gorgeous bright colors.

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  • Sandy

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    The WV Embossing paste is new to me. Bet that gold just glitters! Great stencil design. Thanks for sharing your techniques, Nat!

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  • Amie

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    Nathalie, This is my favorite stencil so far. Just perfect for a bit of a tease towards all of the tech in our worlds. I am surprised to see you so active prior to the big move. Wonderful.

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  • Robin

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    Love the circuit stencil. As an Imaging equipment engineer, I’d love to try these!

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  • Yvonne

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    What beautiful color. So bright and vibrant. At first I wasn’t sure what I would use your stencil for but after being at the hop, I realized all the wonderful things that it would make. Love it.

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    • emilie

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      Love this stencil – makes me think of all the energy and wiring in my head! As an artist and someone with bipolar, neural pathways really interest me. I would live to use this stencil to explore the pathways of my marination and creativity

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