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)

  • Gill


    This is fabulous! I love what you did with the stencil!
    Thank you for sharing the process!


  • Maria McGuire


    I love your step outs Nat! But…I have to say my FAVORITE part is adding the people into the car-SO FUN!!!! Love the sentiment you used too! Thanks so much for having my “hop” along with you!!!


  • Kris


    I find your use of texture, depth, and vivid colors inspiring and as always it was awesome to see your process on this cool stencil.


  • textilerecycler


    You are talking my language with this one! Love the vintage look, photos and car…and the tute was great! Thanks for posting.


  • Patricia Wolf


    Love this stencil so much and the way you used it is so creative!
    Thanks for the chance to win it. Now I’m off to see the other blogs.


  • Stephanie


    Wow great techniques and awesome result! Eine tolle Arbeit und von den Ideen muss ich einige mitnehmen! :-) Lieben Dank dass ich mitmachen durfte, hat Riesen Spass gemacht mit dem oldtimer stencil zu arbeiten! Liebe Grüsse, Stephanie


  • Sue Clarke


    Nice. Reminds me of the movie theater canvas that you made for me. It still hangs in a place of honor in my kitchen and the Tim Holtz film strip has stayed in place. I just ordered the typewriter stencil and now I need this one too.


  • Mary C. Nasser


    Love the dimensions and the rich color you got, Nathalie!
    So inspiring!
    And how fun to put the people’s portraits in the old time car, too! :)


  • lacyquilter


    Great spread and I love the stenciled car on the text in the scrapbook page. I love stencils and don’t think you can ever have enough.


  • Carolyn Dube


    Your stencil is fabulous! Love how you gave it such depth and dimension! Great quote too!


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