Stencil Hop – Oldtimer



Welcome to my first Stencil Blog Hop! I invited four wonderful artist friends to hop along with me today and play with my StencilGirl Products Oldtimer Stencil which is a 6 x 6 Stencil:



You have four chances to win this stencil. Leave a comment on each of the listed blogs (Jamie’s comment function didn’t work in the morning – so if you posted on all blogs a comment that worked I will count them as if you did comment on hers too;) ) 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 July 30th, 2013 – midnight EST.

Edited August 4, 2013: The winner is Gerd Andersen – Congratulations. Gerd please email me with your postal address so I can get this stencil sent out to you :), Nat


Here are my friends joining me:

Jessica Sporn who does wonderful Mixed Media art and has her own amazing range of StencilGirl Product Stencils.

Stephanie Schütze – a super talented Scrapbooker from Switzerland

Jamie Dougherty – who is a super good workshop teacher and does stunning Mixed Media- and Scrapbooking-Projects

Maria McGuire – she does beautiful scrapbooking and Mixed Media Projects and coordinates also the awesome StencilGirl Products Blog called StencilGirl Talk


I am a big fan of oldtimer cars and so I knew I wanted to do this stencil for all kinds of projects. Check out some samples here:



Here is what I created for today:


I do love to create some depth with my stencils -so here is how I did it here. I sprayed through the Stencil with Liquitex Spraypaints- but you can use any other paint media.



Then I cut out the car – just around the outline


I picked a page in my art journal where I had already played a bit with a background and gathered some repositionable double sided adhesive, distress ink and a blending tool.


I adhered the old timer with the repositionable adhesive  and then applied a bit darker distress ink with the blending tool – to outline the car.



I used another distress ink color and the stencil again, which I laid over the car again and went over it again with the blending tool.


As you can see it gave a another shadow- as the first sprayed stencil image still peaks through- and it adds already more depth to the oldtimer



Now I peeled of the oldtimer car and then carefully rubbed off the adhesive dots.



Next I placed the car directly onto the background into the before outlined borders-



I do this so later when you raise the car with foam pads- there is a shadow visible.



Then I cut out some faces that would fit behind the windows



and I cut out two windows of the oldtimer car on the paper



I applied foam pads to the backs of the faces



adhered them using the image of the oldtimer on the background and slightly a bit off



then I stacked two foam pads on top of each other- to give more height -to the back of the oldtimer car on the paper



and adhered the car also slightly off



and there you have it :) I think it is a great way to add dimension and depth with stencils.



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 :)

Edited August 4, 2013: The winner is Gerd Andersen – Congratulations. Gerd please email me with your postal address so I can get this stencil sent out to you :), Nat

Jessica Sporn 

Stephanie Schütze

Jamie Dougherty 

Maria McGuire



Comments (39)

  • Jacalyn Claes


    Nat, What a cute page. I love the idea of putting people in as passengers


  • Glenda Hoagland


    Oh My Gosh, I just love what you did, The people in the car just thrilled me and it was so simple, but lifting the card on dots you could put the passengers in. I just love it.


  • Vicki Romaine


    This piece is amazing. I just love that car stencil! So different!


  • Deleted User


    After this, i started loving those vintage stencils, in special this car. As soon as i finish with the Acrylic Paint workshop, (which i am delighted with) will let my juices flow! ! Love also the Blog Hop!…


  • Sue Clarke


    I had to come back and leave another comment after visiting the other blogs. Oh my. Such a variety of ways to use the car stencil. Each one more unique than the last. Thanks for the chance to win and the inspiration is wonderful Nat!


  • donna


    Great dimensional look Nathalie, thanks for sharing with US!


  • Stephanie C.


    Hi Nath,

    I love what you did with the old timer! Btw, I have just purchased your crackled stencil and cannot wait to play with it! Thanks :-)


  • Janelle R


    Wow – a whole new way to use the stencils. Would love to win that stencil! Following your blog for a while now, and I can get lost in your work. Can’t wait to try this!


  • Johanne L.


    I love your page. Great tutorial. And I love the design of your stencil. Thanks for the chance,


  • Jeanne Kelly


    Funny, I just found the “stencil girl” stencils site and now I am directed to your site by artist Julie ….like all of this was meant to be. I read your post re the Jewish Museum and could not comment as my stomach was just sick…thank you for having the courage to post about your experience and share with all of us…that was brave in so many ways.
    Thank you for also sharing your beautiful art work!!!


  • Pat


    Stencils, spray paint, and masks, oh my! I love the how you used dots to enhance the 3D effect! Very cool!


  • Rhonda Strickland


    Thanks for the awesome tutorial and the chance to win. You have some very AWESOME friends too. Thanks! :o)


  • Andrene


    Your spread is awesome – love all the blues! The stencil is too cool but then again all of your stencils are great!


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