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)

  • 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!


  • Laura Strack


    Very cool stencil! Love the Blog Hop and glad you only have a limited number of blogs to visit.. Sometimes blog hops have way too many post to visit. Have a great day!!


  • angi eharis


    i can’t believe what u did, it looks awesome! i think the fun part of this blog is seeing what each artist does, u are all totally using different techniques which i love! i did go to jamies blog also, hers was simple but gorgeous too, i think i have one more! tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana


  • Gail Bassett


    I love the way you added depth to your car, and thanks for the tutorial on how it was done.


  • Lura Brown


    thank you so much for the great tutorial. ya know i love ya girl. hope to see you again at the jan CHA! thanks for the blog hop, hoping for a win. xoxo

    i will go to all the artists and know jamie well. all artists amazing. xox


  • Gill


    I visited Jamie but couldn’t leave a comment!
    I like her project using wood!


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