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)

  • Lynn Parker


    Very inspirational- thank you for your clear instructions too!


  • Lynn good


    WOW fantastic work. Would love to win and use this stencil.


  • Barbara I.


    I love the circuit stencil Thanks for showing us how you used it on your journal page and sharing some new supplies that I am not familiar with. Your techniques have my brain percolating with some new ideas! I appreciate the chance to win this stencil. It looks like it would be a lot of fun to use in many art projects.


  • Grenae


    Great stencil! Would like to try the embossing paste. Your finished art journal page is so colorful – love it!


  • wendy


    Oh my, this is a stencil that’s right up my alley! I’m a software engineer by day, art journaler whenever I can get away with it, and this stencil would be perfect for my pages! I love what you’ve done with it – just gorgeous!


  • linda trapp


    love this stencil! The energy in your work vibrates off the page.


  • Cuchy


    Those are colours!!! awesome background.
    Your stencil make it shine!


  • Louise


    What a fabulous page, I adore your colours and love the way you have used your fabulous funky stencil- by adding and then subtracying, its like an acho <3


  • Carmen Lucero


    Nat, your project is absolutely fabulous. The way those inks shine and your stencil plays with them is great! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

    Carmen L


  • Gemma maggs


    I love this stencil and the colours you have used are beautiful. The journal page is beautiful.


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