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)

  • Corrine


    Sweet ride around town for those two ladies. I love seeing them peering out from the car….great quote too. xox


  • Shirley


    I bet you’re so excited for your stencils to be sent out into the big world! I’m excited for you. Love your examples…TFS!


  • Jean A Marmo


    You do such amazing work! Every time i read the blog I learn something new! Love this stencil!


  • Kathy P


    Wow, Nat— you rocked this! Love the dimensional look you got with your stencil!


  • Gerd Andersson


    Clever ideas in your tutorial! I love the outcome! And of course I love the stencil! My father had two Mercedes from 1951, so I can recognize the picture. Sadly, both of them got destroyed in terrible accidents, one in Germany and the other in Tunisia.


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      HiGerd, you were drawn as the winner of the oldtimer Stencil – please email me your postal address – so I can have the stencil sent out to you!
      Thank you! :)


  • Lissa goldsmith


    You are amazing! I love the stencil and would love to try creating with it!!


  • Jessica Sporn


    Your post is so full of techniques and strategies for adding texture and depth. Wow, I am so inspired. I am also honored and happy to be part of this blog hop. Thanks Nat!


  • Gunvor


    Thanks for arranging a blog hop! I so look forward to loads of inspiration from new (to me) artists! and i love the way you added dimension – great technique and now on my “must try” list


  • Jennifer Palmer


    Hi Nat
    I really love that stencil and what you have done. Your page made me quite teary as my dad used to restore vintage cars. I would spend hours helping him hours spent in his shed . One car was a 1927 Chevolet it had a rumble seat and I spent hours driving that car up and down the driveway.
    They are so precious those memories now as he passed away and even after all these years anything with vintage cars makes me smile and tear up.
    So thanks for the memories and love the art and will check out your friends art too.
    Jenny Palmer
    waves from Tassie


  • Joan von Metzinger


    Thanks for sharing and thanks for doing the blog hop….Love meeting new designers/mixed media artists!


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