Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Map Stencils by Mary Nasser

My love affair with maps is many years old. The first series I ever did, Windows, involved collage using maps; my second series, Common Denominator had maps; Community used maps; One, a solo show I did incorporated lots of maps. I think you get the idea that I like maps, eh?
Uh....yeah.....
They are symbolic of so many things for me - land, soil, grounding - but also family, history, place.
Imagine my thrill when Mary Nasser told me she wanted to make map stencils for StencilGirl Products, I mean WOO HOO in all caps.
I had so much fun playing with her new stencils.
The Latitude and Longitude Stencil is a stencil I know I will reach for frequently, I can already tell that - it is map-like but also celestial. And check out those ittby bitty carved claybord parts. That is Map Stencil.  You can see the sweet little Compass too!

Planetary Sequence by Mary Beth Shaw
And guess what?
Every blog comment gets entered for a give away of a set of all 4 Mary Nasser map stencils. So be sure and leave me a comment below. 
And then, hop along and go see what everyone else made.....

73 comments:

  1. Celestially gorgeous...love the palette...and the stencils.

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  2. Love Mary's stencils and Stencilgirl of course!

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  3. I would LOVE to win these stencils and play with them in my new journal !!! Thanks.

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  4. Love your universe Mary Beth....xox

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  5. ethereal dream scape - love those stencils!

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  6. Love your creation...these stencils are awesome

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  7. I love Mary's map stencils!

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  8. I love what you did with the stencils, Mary Beth. Great variation on the circle theme.

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  9. These are such unique stencils and I would love to play with them in my journal!!

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  10. Cool way to incorporate that stencil into your painting.

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  11. I love the clever and colorful way you utilized the stencils! Maps are amazing... a journey in and of themselves! Thank you for having us here to find your work or enjoy more of it... and thanks for hosting this opportunity to win Mary's stencils! :)

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  12. I love following your work and hope to take a class with you sometime. Thanks for a chance to win the stencils!

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  13. Right there with you! Maps rock our worlds... Really like your celestial group.

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  14. I know I could find lots of ways to use these stencils! Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  15. I am just starting to use maps in my creations and I really like how they add a little funky to whatever I am working on. Especially the old ones. I like what you said about the symbolism of maps ... never thought about it that way. I will now. Thanks for the chance to win the stencils!

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  16. I love the textures in your piece, great colors too! So many stencils, so little time. These are lovely and would be a great addition to my collection. They would be going to a good home, used and loved! :-) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  17. These certainly would be useful. If only???????'

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  18. Wow - this is only the 2nd blog I've visited on this hop and I'm drooling! (no one is looking - I hope) I love your painting with the stencils. Hope to win one - but will have to buy the rest anyway!

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  19. Really fun colors you used with Mary's stencil, Mary Beth! Looks like you had a great time.

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  20. I love these stencils and your art work. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Love the stencils, must have1

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  22. Love your artwork and love the new stencils! Always love the variety of the stencils! thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. FABULOUS use of Mary's stencils!!!

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  24. What a wonderful piece! Love it!

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  25. Love these stencils!

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  26. really FAB stencils! I love both your map art and Mary's so what a thrill it would be to win these stencils and put some mapping into my art!

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  27. The map stencils work so well in your work! Beautiful!

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  28. The map stencils I can see are a must! so lovely!

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  29. wonderful stencils; you prove it; a must have, but with a chance to win them i join in with my message and for once I'm not a silent admirer of your art.

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  30. What a clever use of stencils. Love them.

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  31. Congrats on the new stencils Mary they are completely fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway hop, what fun!

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  32. Beautiful stencils and your piece of art is amazing. Love them.

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  33. Mary Beth,
    I absolutely LOVE what you created with the new map stencils!
    It's such an honor for me to be a StencilGirl Artist and have you participate in this blog hop.
    You truly are an inspiration!
    xo
    Mary

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  34. mary beth, you always create awesomeness. i love what you did with them and love the stencils. thanks so much for the chance to win. xoxo off to hoping and hopping. xoxo

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  35. Wow, love what you did with the stencils, I love maps too, so excited by all the amazing artists. thanks for a chance to win.

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  36. Dare I say: "out of this world!"

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  37. Great stencils! I love them, and would be thrilled to win. :)

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  38. Love how you've used the stencils! I NEED them all for my travel journal!!!

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  39. Oh I love the use of them in the circles - now I have a design I would love to try with these! Love the colors - and thanks for sharing and a chance to win a set of these!
    Janelle Rourke

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  40. Inspirational piece. My stencil envy continues.

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  41. Beautiful! And inspiring!

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  42. It's nice to know there's another map lover. I once took a gazetteer apart and used it to paper the inside of my closet. It was great every time I opened the closet door I took a trip. I'm sure the stencils are lots of fun.

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  43. Love the colors chosen in your piece....pops of orange...brilliant!

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  44. Your project is GREAT! Every blog I have visited using these stencils have really produced some fantastic pieces of art. I just love these stencils and hope I can win a set to play with. thanks so much.

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  45. I rather like your part of the galaxy, my dear. :)

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  46. The colors are so beautiful! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

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  47. Your view of the galaxy is beautiful! Would love to win these stencils.

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  48. These are awesome and would be so loved at my studio!

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  49. Love the molding paste on that stencil! really makes it pop!

    Carmen L

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  50. Loved the colors of your project...

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  51. Love them! They would be used over and over in my studio!

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  52. I too am drawn to mappy things, so these stencils are right up my alley! Would love to win them.. thanks for creating and the give-away!

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  53. there look so just I imagined the universe!

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  54. Who would of thought maps could be SO much fun? The ideas keep coming to SG. Thanks!

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  55. Great maps and compass. Who wouldn't want these to work with.

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  56. Wow!. See all this wonderful work on the different blogs is inspiring.

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  57. These are great stencils! Such inspiration!

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  58. I see the whole universe in this canvas. Just beautiful.

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  59. Great use of the stencils in an unexpected way! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I just love how everyone interprets the same stencils - amazing!

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  61. love that L&L stencil , and the page you made with it

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  62. Wow look what you did with these stencils, awesome job. Love them. Would be great to win these. Thanks so much! :)

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  63. Love seeing how each of you used this stencil!!!

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  64. Beautiful! I love these stencils!

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  65. Loving the white in this. ...And that cool compass stencil.

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  66. Great use of these stencils !! And of course, I hope I am the winner.

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  67. Love the stencils and how you used them....thanks for a chance !

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  68. Great stencils~thanks for sharing you talent.

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  69. I agree maps are great. New old parts of.

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