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)

  • Lynn Parker

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    Very inspirational- thank you for your clear instructions too!

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  • Lynn good

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

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  • Barbara I.

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    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.

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  • Grenae

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

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  • wendy

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    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!

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  • linda trapp

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

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  • Cuchy

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

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  • Louise

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    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

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  • Carmen Lucero

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    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

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  • Gemma maggs

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

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