Monday, June 23, 2014

StencilGirl Blog Hop Featuring NEW Artist Orly Avineri

Do you believe that stencils can heal?
I don't know if I actually believe that either, I mean they are just Mylar after all. I do know that the day I used Orly's new stencils, I was working through some issues and it seemed like they had a magical effect on me because I gained instant clarity into my situation. It must have been the stencils, right?
I'll be frank. Orly's stencils probably aren't for everyone. They are intense. They are raw. They are beautiful. The symbolism is rich. These are stencils that make me think and I absolutely adore them.
Here are some of the ways I've been using them.
First of all - to make backgrounds. Those intricate bits are so gorgeous, I can see using them literally all the time.



 Deli Paper anyone? I had some extra paint on my palette and made a collage bit.
And here is the spread that I did. I used several of the stencils and love the way they work together as well as separately. The drips are pretty darn fab if I do say so myself. You know with 'real' dripping you lose control.  (I mean duh, rigth?). This is different because you can place it exactly where you want. Does that make me a control freak, wanting to 'place' my drips? 

Take a visit to everyone in the Hop and be sure to enter comments for our contest. And if you don't win a set of the stencils, just hurry over to StencilGirl and get them for yourself. I think you will be pleased. You can see all of Orly's new stencils HERE.


76 comments:

  1. Yes, I do believe that stencils can heal. I also believe that beautiful inspiration like you have given us here also heals.

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  2. Your journal spread is awesome, Mary Beth, as always. I really love Orly's stencils. Such great detail and design! I would love to win them but if I don't I'll definitely be ordering them. Thank you!

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  3. Awww these are so beautiful Mary beth. I am so honored to see how the stenciling is woven into your visual world. This truly moves me. Thank you sooooo much for "adopting" me into your Stencil Girl family, saying those sweet words to me on your video, and creating such inspiring images, yes inspiring healing as well, no doubt!!!! Orly

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  4. You are right Mary Beth, Orly's stencils will make you think, but that is what she wants us to do. I remember one thing from her class, it is about the process, not the product. These words have carried me a long way and I would love to win one of these stencils. But, even if I do not win, I will definitely buy one, I always support Orly.

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  5. So excited for these !!! I'd love to win them, but will order if I don't!

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  6. Mary Beth! These are fantastic!!!

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  7. I love all your work and this piece you have done is fabulous

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  8. i like the new stencils---because they are so different from anything else...

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  9. loving the new layering effects of the stencils

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  10. I definitely believe that stencils can heal! :)
    What inspiring backgrounds and another AMAZINGLY layered journal spread!!
    Your video introducing Orly's stencils is wonderful, too! :)

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  11. All wonderful, Mary Beth. The third piece with blue and green is calling my name.

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  12. I love Orly's raw and true style so much!
    Thanks for celebrating that, MB!
    Thanks for the chance to win these cool tool.

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  13. I just love everything about them. Simples! x

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  14. The colors and the stencils are really inspirational. Thanks.

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  15. great way to add intricate texture it appears from the way you've used these! I love it!

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  16. the possibilities look endless! what a fun way to create!

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  17. Great art journal page!

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  18. Loved everything about your spread, the colors, the layers but especially the transparency!

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  19. Wow - love to see the way you used Orly's stencils! Thanks for the chance to win one of her stencils!

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  20. Thanks for this opportunity, Mary Beth I am loving these stencils already!

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  21. Beautiful pages and layers!

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  22. Love these new unique stencils. Love how you used them and would love to win one to play with myself. : )

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  23. love the work you did with Orly's new stencils. Very cool.

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  24. wow.. there are so many part of these stencils that I am in love with. Great pieces, MB.

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  25. Love the detail and the textures....

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  26. There's definitely something about these stencils and their rawness that's kind of healing... I felt that a bit too while I was doing mine! And these are beautiful pages!

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  27. What a nice textures

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  28. These stencils may not be for everyone, but they certainly struck a chord with me. They are " absolutely fabulous" in my best Ricardo Monteban/Billy Crystal voice.

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  29. I love what you have done with these stencils! They work perfectly for backgrounds. Hope I am randomly picked for one!

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  30. The stencils make very unique backgrounds. fun designs.

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  31. What an inspired addition to the StencilGirl Family! Love how you integrated the stencil designs into the background MB!

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  32. Nice. It looks provocative and evocative. Makes you stop and wonder.

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  33. MaryBeth, I love how you described these stencils. I got this feeling/reaction to them immediately. Don't know what it is, but I do feel these will fit my work and make for some amazing art. Love them. Thank you for introducing Orly. I am intrigued.

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  34. StencilGirl has just gotten a little bot more awesomER than it already was! It's OK to want to control your drips, Mary Beth! Perhaps we all have a little control freak inside of us at times….

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  35. Slightly spooky image...but great backgrounds. The stencils you used are awesome!

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  36. I definitely believe that stencils can heal! :)
    What better way to work through your emotions than to incorporate stencils that already addresses the situation? What a great way to jump start a project, too.

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  37. Orly's stencils are fabulous !

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  38. I totally agree about the versatility of these stencils. Intense if you want of Lacey for a whole different look. You did good, girl choosing Orly! Thanks for the blog hop...I love them:) Laura

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  39. Love, love, LOVE these new stencils! Thank you for the chance to win. I just know they are going to be my new favorites. ;-)

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  40. Stencils are awesome! Thank you, Mary Beth and Pam, for a fabulous weekend at Donna Downey Studio! BTW... I was not mauled by a bear.

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  41. Love the stencils and your designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I will love using these! Count on a sale here if I don't get lucky

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  43. Thanks for your creative products...I am working mostly in encaustic at the moment, and know how awesome these would be!

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  44. Love this new take on stencils!

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  45. This is freaking me out, it is so different than the stencils I usually like...a change is in the air...I feel it!

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  46. I love these new stencils! Congratulations Orly! I love your examples Mary Beth!

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  47. these are great!! artistic stencils :)

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  48. I love those drips, too, Mary Beth!

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  49. I want all of these!

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  50. oh i love these! got to have em, lol :)

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  51. wow! really like all your samples.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  52. I love what you've done with these incredible stencils!

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  53. love how you piece all the elements together in such a free way!

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  54. Excited to try these, love working on backgrounds and can see these being my "go to" items along with gesso, gel pens, and stamps and.......lol. Love new toys!

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  55. OMG I love what you made - is that glass bead gel? Thanks for the fun game for breakfast - Glad Orly is on board too.

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  56. I love these new stencils!!!!!

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  57. Excited to try these, love working on backgrounds and can see these being my "go to" items along with gesso, gel pens, and stamps and.......lol. Love new toys!

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  58. Excited to try these, love working on backgrounds and can see these being my "go to" items along with gesso, gel pens, and stamps and.......lol. Love new toys!

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  59. Orly's new stencils are absolutely delicious!

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  60. Absolutely love Orly's new stencils!!! thank you for a delightful giveaway chance!!

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  61. Love all of the texture that is created with these stencils. Awesome pages! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  62. Beautiful pages with so many interesting layers peeking through!!

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  63. Love Orly's new stencils and I love what you've done with them Mary Beth. Deli paper is my new 'go to' of choice for using up my bits of paint. Yep, would love to win a stencil but I will be placing an order soon. A girl can never have too many stencils.

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  64. Love the stencils, you and Orly! What an inspiring combo of artists and tools that could make me feel like I could do something as cool as their work.

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  65. So fabulous, I just love following your projects--you use somany colors, mediums and techniques yet nothing get muddy looking --fabulous and inspiring
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    thank-you

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  66. Mind expanding stencils, look like so much fun!

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  67. The stencils look amazing. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  68. These stencils are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. in love with your use of Orly's new stencil...fab job!! peace & paint michel

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  70. Wonderful stencils!

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  71. WoWza! Love your journal page using Orly'stencils! Beautiful!

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  72. These are stunning pieces. I absolutely love them and would love to have a go myself. Please can I go into the hat for the giveaway? Thank you.

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  73. love what you have done with these stencils - hoping I get picked to win them!!

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  74. Hope you have had a lovely bday!! Happy stenciling!

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  75. These are fabulous stencils! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

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  76. awesome stencils!! love them!!

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