Wednesday, July 02, 2014

blog hop - Lynn Krawczyk's "Marked" Series Stencils from Artistcellar

Just this past weekend, I was playing with my recent order of Artistcellar stencils when I got asked to fill in for one of the artist spots for this blog hop.  Guess which set of stencils I was using to make prints on my Gelli plate to create a paper house for no particular reason?  Just because I felt like doing it while I sat and watched a movie.  Yes, it included Lynn K's new "Marked" series from Artistcellar. This was the project I was working on last weekend.

The house is held together with some washi tape on the outside. It is reinforced with masking tape on the inside.  It is sitting on a book while I am sitting on the couch watching some movie.  I have included the templates that I have used.  You are welcome to email me (right column of my blog), include it in the your comment, or message me in FB, if you would like a copy of the house templates.  If you include it in your comment, plz give me a place to send it. Thanks!










While I was playing with my new Artistcellar stencils, I used a Gelli plate, Pebeo acrylics, cards stock, Lynn K's new Marked series stencils, other Articellar stencils, washi tape, masking tape, house template, and brayer.

Here are the 4 stencils that are in the "Marked" series.  Here is what they look like out of the package and used with a lot of ♥

They are great abstract, texture, and background stencils.  Their broad design works well on paper and with fabric.  If you read to the end of this blogpost, you will find out how you can win your own, clean set of this fab stencils!



 Once asked to do the blog hop, I had to decide what projects to do with these stencils. If you know me, I have a tendency to do more than less. It is a teacher thing to over plan and to do more than less.

My first project was to give my first house a friend.  I did some more printing on the Gelli plate.  Yet, at the same time, I didn't want the tall house to have an exact twin, so I made the second house a different size.








Not all of the sides of the smaller house were done with printing. Some of the sides were done with Marked stencils + Pebeo iridescent paint mixed with gel medium to give it a little more texture.

Second project was something that is I always like to do since I love texture!  This is where I took a large sheet of watercolor paper and just randomly laid the stencils down in different places.  I used a palette knife to apply the paint/gel medium mixture to the watercolor paper.  If you want, you can apply a foundation color first, otherwise, you have to make sure the stenciled paint is completely dry before you can apply any other color to it.  Once the stencil mixture was dried, I applied a background color and different metallic/iridescent colors to the texured stenciled ridges to create contrast.




The edging was done with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Pads.  Black, then Vintage Photo, then Red Brick for that burnt look without actually having to burn any edges at all. Ribbon is sari ribbon from Leilani Arts.

Third project was a ton of fun using some extra fabric that I had left-over from doing demos from the Quilt Show.  I love to tear and sew, tear and sew.  Quite a long time ago, I bought these spools from someone at a show and have been using them here and there for different projects.  They come in different sizes.  I made sure the widths of the fabric were smaller than the ends of the spool. I sewed together the different bits of printed fabric.  I also sewed the edged lengths to make sure they would not fray down the line. I also sewed the open end a bit turned over to make rolling open the fabric easier.






Here are some of my process pictures:


















Basic Supplies that I used:








Now for the part that you've been waiting patiently reading through to get to.  Just comment below and you will get a chance to win your own set of Lynn K's "Marked" series Articellar set of 4 stencils (similar to the stencils you see above, except they will be new and clean!).  You have until July 6th to visit each of the blog hop artists and comment for your chance to win!

June 28 - Lisa Cousineau
June 29 - Melanie Testa
June 30 - Lisa Chin
July 1    - Jen Osborn
July 2    - Belinda Spiwak
July 3    - Kristin LaFlamme
July 4    - Ingrid Dijkers
July 5    - Guadalupe Cabal
July 6    - Lynn Krawczyk


If you are Pinterest fan, you can click on the link:  Marked Stencil Series

Thanks so much for taking an interest in my artwork and stencils, reading my blog, and commenting on the stencils ♥

Good luck!






40 comments:

Sylvia said...

Thanks for the chance to win a set of these wonderful stencils!

Sandy said...

You sure had a great time with these stencils. I think the fabric scrolls are my favorite.

Lynda said...

Would love to win these stencils. Looks like you had quite a time with them!

Be Grim said...

I love all of your layering. I would love to have a chance to win!

Patty S said...

I would like to use the stencils with fabric. Thanks for the opportunity!

Liz Lumsden said...

You had to much creative fun with these stencils! Love your creations.

Laney said...

WOW! Loved seeing your work. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the stencils!!

Jay said...

Very cool! Love what you have done with Lynn's stencils!

Contessa Kris said...

Loving the little houses and oh me, the fabric! Must make my own! Would love to win!

c3006a08-02b9-11e4-abfe-63c28035ebba said...

Wow, Belinda...nice job. I love what you created with the stencils. I'd love to play with them, too.

Cheryl Mansfield said...

okay...weird person name above is from Cheryl Mansfield

Linda M said...

Great little stencils, I'd love to win a set.

SaveOurWorld said...

love the way you have used the stencils thanks for the chance to win one

Denise Spillane said...

Wow, love your projects. I always wanted to do a spool roll too! So much inspiration in this post. Thank you.

Jacki Young said...

I love your charming houses! Thank you for a chance to win the "Marked" stencils!

Carol S. said...

wonderful houses. Would love to win the new stencil series.

Ros said...

what a fun way to use the stencils thanks for the chance to win them

Gill said...

Gosh - you've been busy!
I love the houses, especially the tall skinny one!
I would love to win the stencils!

Katrina said...

Love all the different things you did with the stencils, I love my Gelli plate too!

roc said...

wonderful projects!

NM_Creatrix said...

Love the houses! would love to win...

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Oh my - those tags made me drool! I love them! Beautiful use of the stencils!

Lori Wostl said...

Oh great idea - I'm going to use these to paint the birdhouses! thanks for the fun!

Dylanbug said...

The tracks stencil works great on the house roof. Love all of your bold colors. Your stencils look like mine after they've been used! :)

Jennifer said...

I can tell you had some crazy art girl fun using these stencils in your projects. Thanks for sharing the inky fun!

Carina said...

My, oh my, once you got that Gelli plate up and running there was no stopping you.

Jeanette MacDonald said...

really cool...are you always creating? that was a lot of art! Love!

Ain't No Ninny said...

Love your gelli prints using the new stencils! And your paper houses...so adorable! You are a creating machine.

Coco said...

A set of fabulous projects, wow!!! Love especially the two little houses, they are so lovely!! Thank you. Wishes from France, Coco

manoraya said...

I love all of your layering.Thanks for the chance to win a set of these wonderful stencils!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love your little houses and the fabric is a great idea.

Carolyn said...

Your creativity is Soooo... Inspiring! Would love to play with these stencils.

Dotti said...

You sure went to town with these stencils...and it's easy to see why...they are so versatile

Cozycomfycouch said...

Really beautiful prints! Lovely stencils!

FarStarr said...

Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

Deanna said...

The many ways you used these stencils are inspiring. I need to buy a set.

Corinne Loomer said...

Great use of Lynn's stencils!

Amy Malla said...

WOW, love this blog hop - your art is fabulous. Thanks for sharing the way you made the house, cant wait to try myself with or without the stencils.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jax Garren said...

I think I like the stencils better post use with all the lovely colors! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

Carolyn Morgan said...

Love your houses! Glad you make time to make art with your busy schedule. That is an inspiration to me!