Monday, September 15, 2014

Stencil Girl THE BOOK Blog Hop!




Here is project that didn't make it into the book.



Mod Squad, inspired by Seth Apter.

Supplies:
Cutting Mat and craft knife
Contact paper or Freezer paper, tape
Sharpie Marker
Acrylic paint, foam sponges or dauber tools, brushes
Stencils, rubber stamps
Canvas Panel
Gel Medium, glue brush

1. Tape the contact paper or freezer paper down to your cutting mat.
2. Using the Sharpie Marker, draw funky shapes in the middle of the contact paper. Be sure and leave a framework around the edges and don't allow the individual shapes to touch each other. 
3. Cut the shapes out from the background. Save both parts.

4. Use either the shapes or the background on top of interesting text pages and stencil over top of them using acrylic paint. You don't need to remove the backing from the contact paper. The stencil tool is a foam dauber.
5.  Place the mask on top of the canvas panel so that it is blocking out parts of the panel (I removed the sticky backing so it would lay flat, this part is optional depending on whether you want to use this mask again). Spread acrylic paint across a rubber stamp using your sponge and stamp on top of the masked area. Repeat several times to get desired look.
6. Cut out shapes that you previously painted and consider assembly options. Play with the pieces as though they are puzzle and figure out different ways to arrange them.
7. Collage the paper parts onto your substrate using Gel Medium. Continue to layer by alternating between stenciled areas (the x's) and collage parts. 

Monday's Blog Hop List





Prize: One lucky winner will receive Stencil Girl The Book with exclusive bookmark stencil and (3) 6"x5" stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw.
Giveaway will close: Sunday, September 21st @ 11:59PM Central TIme

43 comments:

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  2. Can't wait to get the stencils!

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  3. Great idea! Will have to try it.

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  4. This looks fun! Thank you for the tips!

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  5. I like the look of all the layers. Each project will be truly unique.
    Thank you for the great tutorial and good luck with your new book! :)

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  6. What a fun and easy way to make a stencil. My art journal is sitting there - waiting for me to start filling the pages. I could start with this project.
    Thanks for sharing a great idea. The page is wonderful.

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  7. Awesome technique, Mary Beth!
    Love that you use both the positive and negative shapes!
    And all those layers are super!! :)

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  8. Very cool! Love the layers :)

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  9. very neat, really like the cut out stencil, great layers

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  10. What a great idea! I have tons of contact paper that I could use. Love your style, Mary Beth!
    deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  11. Congrats on your latest book, Mary Beth!! WOW WOW!! What an opportunity to learn from you! I would love to win your new book and limited edition stencils to further my creative education :)
    I love this layered canvas, Mary! The colors are wonderful together and I love the funky shapes that you created and layered. Totally Cool!! XOXO-Shari T.
    aintthatartsyfartsy (at) Hotmail (dot com)

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  12. Hi Mary Beth, love the example. The book is wonderful and the projects inspire. I love this extra and I will print and keep in my book. I am always so inspired by your art.

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  13. Interesting project...I'd love to try it. Thanks for the information. Bet the book is awesome!
    jo.murray.art(at)gmail(dot com)

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  14. I'm just getting into mixed media. Thanks for your ideas. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. rchernowski(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Great project Thanks for idea....

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  16. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing...
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  18. Thanks for making such a helpful step by step. It really helps a lot! Love the project and colors! ~kim
    blueroseblogger (at) gmail (dot com)

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  19. More great ideas! This is such a great way to make backgrounds.

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  20. Wow - how cool is this! Thanks for the instructions!

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  21. Wow, what an awesome idea. this is beautiful

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  22. I love the colors and the layering of shapes in this project! Fab :)

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  23. Thanks for showing us the process. Love seeing all the great ways to use stencils to create depth!

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  24. I love that you used CONTACT PAPER!!! That is so old school! Love it! Great project too!

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  25. Great Project! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. How fun, thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great stencil idea! I can do that! Thanks! Love the shapes, so interesting!

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  28. Ou I would love to win the book and these stencils! Neat composition on the last one! Love the work that went into the one around that photo too! They are all so good! Sanna
    arttage@yahoo.com

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  29. Such a fun technique! I love this! I think I now need to add freezer paper to my hoard of supplies since I don't have it in my kitchen. lol.

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  30. Love the technique! I love freezer paper and now have a new way to use it! Thanks for the book and tutorial!

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  31. Congratulations MaryBeth on another release!! How Fab!! Can't wait to see what's inside!
    Your Mod Squad piece is so very cool-thanks so much for sharing the technique here- and I love those colors with that retro look-they all go so well!! ")

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  32. Thank you for this a lot of ideas from this techniques. and taking the time to share this.Linda

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  33. great design, amazing technique!

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  34. This is so awesome it has so much inspiration I just want to play

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  35. Oops! Forgot the email. Acclack at msn dot com

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  36. This looks fun!!

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  37. I love the way you play with the pieces as though they are parts of a puzzle - it's one of the things I enjoy watching in your videos.
    cathsheard (at) xtra.co.nz

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  38. You are amazing! This book is on my birthday "buy me" list. I can't wait to read it cover to cover. katy.laulo@gmail.com

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  39. I love how you used the stencil.
    lacyquilter (at) gmail (dot com)

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  40. Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.
    jlpfeffer@gmail.com

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  41. This was a great tutorial. I love working with the SG stencils. They are so original. I would love to win this book. Hint: it would be a great belated birthday gift as my BD is the 11th. Holding my breath.
    vickiromaine(at)yahoo.com

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  42. Having met you and enjoyed the enthusiasm you exude, I would love to win ! Your sparkle is contagious. I love Traci's work too...not lucky enough to have met her YET though, maybe one day.
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