Stencil Blog Hop – Typewriter



Welcome to my 4th Stencil  Blog Hop! This time I invited four wonderful artist friends to hop along with me and show case my StencilGirl Products Typewriter Stencil. It is a 6×6 inch stencil.



And I give away one Typewriter Stencil! Comment here 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 20, 2013 – midnight EST.

Edited on August 21, 2013: The winner is Lura Brown, Congratulations. Lura, please email me with your postal address so I can get this stencil sent out to you :) , Nat

Here are my friends joining me this time :


Martha Richardson: I know Martha now for some time- we worked together on a design team and she always blew me away with her amazing projects.

Maria McGuire: She is rocking it now for several blog hops- she is awesome!

Corrine Gilman: I discovered her because she is a member of the StencilGirl Creative Team and boy do I love her work – it is so beautiful!

Michelle Hernandez: Michelle is an awesome scrapbooker who makes me laugh a lot with her humor and who I finally had the pleasure to meet this summer in NYC


I designed this stencil because I love typewriters. When I grew up I had this gigantic old office typewriter from the 40s which I used to write my first novel on. The novel never made it to more then 11 pages, when it was replaced by a new idea- but anyway- I loved my typewriter. I am also one of those people that learned proper blind typewriting and I am quite quick and good at it – LOL. I bought a nice old one at a flea market and it must weigh a thousand pounds. There is a lot I connect with typewriters: vintage, office, notes, letters, work, messages….

Check out some samples I did already here:

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Here is what I created for today:



It is a crazy art journal page ;) I do love to use random pages in my art journal and scrape off leftover paint, try out on an small area a little technique and often times I get this huge dimension and depth in a background which is ready to finish. I used the typewriter Stencil with some acrylic paint that stenciled through onto some marbleized paper.



I cut out the typewriter – added a slid through which I put a piece of canvas with with a “note to myself” tag and then mounted it on small 3D Foam Pads. The journaling reads “Seriously don’t take others or yourself too serious!”

I also love using the typing keys of the typewriter by itself for mark making -and you can see I did it throughout the spread but also around the pages as a frame.



Here are the supplies I used:


Now hop on over to my friends and check what they did and comment for some changes to win the stencil :)

Martha Richardson

Maria McGuire

Corrine Gilman

Michelle Hernandez


Have Fun



Comments (57)

  • Jean A Marmo


    Such a cool stencil! I LOVE seeing it used so many different ways!


  • Laurie Kahn


    ❤ The new stencil. Reminds me of my antique typewriter that I use in still life’s for my students.


  • Linda on the Prairie


    That which is old shall be new again. I learned on an Underwood that could anchor a cruise ship. This stencil offers so many possibilities.


  • Michelle


    I totally love vintage typewriters too! i have a bunch of typewriter font stamps but naturally i left them all in storage for my big move. regret! regret!
    I LOVE this project Nat! The color is amazing!
    I also love how you used the keys to make punchinella type marks. Beautiful layering!!!
    I have an old typewriter I rarely use because it’s so clunky. I regret getting it because the dude who sold to me was sooo shady. I bought 2 others and had to fight with him to exchange them because they all had rust and stuck key issues. The guy tried to tell me mechanical stuff doesn’t break like digital stuff does. Huh? Do i look 8 years old? i learned to type on a typewriter not an ipod! lol! if i knew he was gonna be so untrustworthy i would have never bought from him!
    Anyway at least the one I have now works. I hear Salt Lake has great vintage shopping so I’m crossing my fingers I’ll find a baby blue Vulcan brand typewriter here- that is my dream machine!


  • Denise Spillane


    Oh I love typewriters too. Very intimate to our writing. But I never got fast. I have two old ones I need to dig out. Thank you for the hop and inspiration!


  • Christi Conley


    I, too, love old typewriters – If I had the money (and the room!) I’d collect them. This is a GREAT stencil & looks fab on your beautiful journal pages.


  • julie


    Love the colors on this page. I too learned how to type on an old typewriter – wish i knew where it was today. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway. Love the way you used the keys by themselves for the edges.


  • Melissa`


    Oh this is a great image. So retro and reminds me when we use to play office as a kid


  • Sandra Strait


    What beautiful journal pages. You really know how to get the most out of a stencil image!


  • Gerd Andersson


    The typewriter stencil is so cute! Still remember my old typewriter. Love your journal page!


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