Thursday, December 20, 2018

Join me Through the Looking Glass of Layers with Art Walk Alchemy

Art Walk Alchemy is a year-long online art retreat focused on totems and talismans—those ideas, objects, and emblems that represent something significant in our lives. 

Guess what!? I am teaching! 

And I've gotta say, I love the class that I filmed. I practically had an out of body experience during this one, isn't that weird? As much as I teach, you would think I might have shared it all, but I scratched a new surface and I am anxious to share it with you. 

You get waaaaayyyy more than me with Art Walk Alchemy! When you sign up for this course you will receive:
Access to 24 professional artists each one giving an in-depth video lesson in one of our favorite six art forms: paper art, clay, mixed media, fiber, jewelry, and painting. 

My mixed media art project is Through the Looking Glass of Layers

Here is a sneak peek:

This class starts with free writing exercises that help us explore the various totems of influence in our artistic lives; totems need not be limited to animals but could be as diverse as emblems we receive from our communities, a line of poetry or song, or even a particular food. 

Once we have delved into this journey, we will work to develop a symbolic visual language – through the use of collage, stamps, and stencils – and will create a series of clear and opaque layers to represent each totem. Expect to use transparent material that can be worked from the front and back side, alcohol ink, acrylic paint, stamp pads, ink, and embossing powder. 

The final painting will move through stages of building up and excavating back down, as the layers are transformed into a final piece of art that leads us to uncover our individual truths.

Save $26 through December 31st, 2018!
After that is is $125.
Discover all the perks and surprises that will come to you on your Art Walk Alchemy HERE.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Creative Jump Start 2019

I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2019, run for the 8th year by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2019. This year, we are celebrating the meaning of home.
Learn Techniques
Discover New Materials
Connect with other Artists and Crafters
Throughout January, participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. I'm delighted to be a “JumpStarters" artist.

Nathalie Kalbach interviewed me:

See for yourself all the fabulous artists who are also teaching:

Head on over to Nathalie's site for more details and to sign up.
You get 31 videos - over 5 hours worth of video content -  for just $40 (USD) if you sign up by 11:59 pm EST, Monday, November 26, 2018. 

After Cyber Monday, the price is $45 through November 30, 2018. 

The month of December it will be $50, before it goes to its normal $60 on January 1, 2019.

What are you are waiting for? Jump in! Make your home your castle!

Mary Beth

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Grow your stencil stockpile with big savings Cyber Sunday and beyond!


Spectacular Savings for YOU starting on Cyber Sunday!
Save 25% off allstencils
Use code: cyber25 

Sunday November 25 until & Monday, November 26, 2018,
11:59 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time) USA.

Better yet, our 10% discount when you buy 6 stencils of the same size still applies automatically!

BONUS! Choose 1 FREE large stencil for every $100 spent 
(after discounts are applied). 

Please, you MUST specify your choice(s) by L### (such as L048) in the comments section of the cart when you check out or it will be StencilGirl's choice. 
Sorry, no exceptions. 
If you have ordered the stencil, 
please do not list it as your freebie or you'll get it twice.

Tuesday & Wednesday your savings changes!
Save 20% off all* stencils
Use code: cyber20
Tuesday, November 27, 2017, & Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Sale ends at 11:59 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time) USA.
10% off 6 stencils of the same size discount, and FREE stencil(s) still apply.

*Stencils only. Does not apply to DVDs, books, tools, wholesale orders, StencilClub, or gift certificates. The StencilClub exclusive monthly member discount does not apply. 

Thanks so much for loving StencilGirl® stencils!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The stencil sale of the year is almost here!

StencilGirl® stencils are going on sale for Cyber Monday. You can start filling your stocking now!

Coupon codes coming in the Scoop newsletter. You can sign up here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

StencilGirl® and Ampersand Blog Hop

Join me as I explain the ins and outs of my favorite Ampersand substrates. 

And if you want to see me  painting,
check out my bonus video on StencilGirl®'s Facebook page!

One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Ampersand
AND a $50 Gift Certificate to 
StencilGirl® Studio!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, November 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl® Product's Facebook page on Wednesday, November 21.
Blog Hop Order:
Mary Beth Shaw (you are here)
Judi Kaufmann

Monday, November 12, 2018

Last Day to get the 100 courses in ART BUNDLES for GOOD!

Today, November 12, 2018, is the last day to get the Art Bundle for Good! Get 100 courses, books, and other resources to help you develop your art skills for one low price. This is a 97% discount!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to invest in your future. 25% of the profits are going to Courageous Kitchen, a charity helping refugees in Bangkok. Save time and accelerate your creative development with training from dozens of top artists.

Check it out!

  1. Mixed Tape Volume I (Effy Wild - Value $80
  2. 7 Course Track: Beginner Breakthroughs (Pencil Kings - Value $105
  3. Color Theory for Artists: A Complete Beginner's Guide (Patricia Caldeira - Value $100
  4. Journey with the Light (Tamara Laporte - Value $23
  5. Using Critical Analysis to Improve Your Drawing Skills (Michelle Tabares - Value $25
  6. Rock Your Online Art or Craft Shop Class (Jennibellie - Value $103
  7. Fawn and Forest(Micki Wilde - Value $48
  8. Animal Antics (Tracy Verdugo - Value $65
  9. Digital Illustration: Develop Your Own Style (Sydney Height - Value $59
  10. Mini Gut Art 2015 (Mystele Kirkeeng - Value $50
  11. "Into the Myst" Workshop (Katrina Koltes - Value $57
  12. Back 2 Back Collage (Dina Wakley - Value $75
  13. Creative Explorer Lessons (Andrea Gomoll - Value $91
  14. Abstract Watercolour Flowers (Iris Fritschi-Cussens - Value $45
  15. 5 Landscape Pack (Colin Bradley - Value $26
  16. Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo (Jessica Sanders - Value $25
  17. Angels Escape (Renata Loree - Value $45
  18. Selling Notebooks & Low Content Paperback Books On Amazon $199 (Rob Cubbon - Value $199
  19. Mandala and Leaf Painting Workshop Bundle (Faith Evans-Sills - Value $70
  20. Create Fun Patterns Easily For Sketching, Doodling and Lettering (Shelley Hitz - Value $39
  21. Intuitive Mandala Mediations (Shelley Klammer - Value $39
  22. The Tangled Sanctuary - Zentangle-inspired Art Journaling (Sadelle Wiltshire - Value $39
  23. How to Draw Eyes Accurately - Part I - Sketch (Emmy Kalia -  Value $5
  24. The Creative Inspiration Bundle for Artists (Bonnie Glendinning - Value $90
  25. Painting Watercolor Textures (Andy Walker - Value $30
  26. Monochrome Love (Olga Furman - Value $36
  27. Colorful Portrait, Limited Palette (Lucy Chen - Value $29
  28. Bloom True Bootcamp: Thirty Days of Prompts to Ignite Your Creative Fire (Flora Bowley - Value $39
  29. Character Design Crash Course: Dynamic Design in Four Steps! (Melissa Lee - Value $45
  30. Flying Free Art Journaling Class (Jennibellie - Value $52
  31. The Gift of the Present (Mary Beth Shaw - Value $29
  32. Meditation Girl (Tamara Laporte - Value $23
  33. Masterful Art Journaling (Dina Wakley - Value $65
  34. What's in a Face? (Mystele Kirkeeng - Value $40
  35. Learn to Paint an Abstract Landscape Painting (Jacquie Gouveia - Value $40
  36. "Soul Whispers" workshop (Katrina Koltes - Value $34
  37. Vintage Whimsy in Wax (Diana Riukas - Value $53
  38. My Inner Wizard (Jenny Grant - Value $35
  39. The Tale of Two Sisters (Karine Bosse - Value $35
  40. How to Draw Majestic Animals: Cats | Master Drawing Animals (Patricia Caldeira - Value $80
  41. Chalk It Up Mixed Media Course (Angela Kennedy - Value $40
  42. Mandala Fun - Hand Drawing in Symmetry (Jane Snedden Peever - Value $35
  43. If The Crown Fits Mixed Media Project (Nadine Larder - Value $70
  44. Fearless Expression (Annie Hamman - Value $75
  45. Draw Islamic Geometric Patterns With A Compass And Ruler (Samira Mian - Value $63
  46. 8 Course Track: Getting Started: Doodles to Full Cartoon Figures (Pencil Kings - Value $120
  47. Painting large with Encaustic (Lora Murphy - Value $60
  48. Mixed Tape Volume II (Effy Wild - Value $80
  49. Jump Trust Repeat (Jessica Swift - Value $77
  50. From Acrylics to Oil Painting in 5 Easy Steps (Malcolm Dewey - Value $25
  51. DIY Recycled Flower Embellishments Video Tutorial (Jennibellie - Value $11
  52. Faux Metal Enameled Painting - No Kiln Needed (Prerna Poojara - Value $30
  53. Drawing Cartoons (Colin Bradley - Value $26
  54. Painting the Eye (Lauren Rudolph - Value $35
  55. 30 Texture Ideas (Keren Tamir - Value $25
  56. A Journey Into Colour (Iris Fritschi-Cussens - Value $25
  57. How to Blend with Colored Pencils - Draw a Sphere (Emmy Kalia - Value $5
  58. French Cursive Calligraphy Online Course - A Tour of France (mary-jane roussel - Value $20
  59. Herb Studies Workshop (Kelly Johnson - Value $15
  60. Soulful Portraits 1 (Renata Loree - Value $45
  61. Colour Vibe (Donna Munro Art - Value $30
  62. Digital Illustration: Color Mastery Level 1 (Sydney Height - Value $59
  63. Create Beveled Lettering in Adobe Illustrator (Natanael Gama - Value $23
  64. Designing and Drawing Meaningful Interiors That Tell a Story (Michelle Tabares - Value $43
  65. How to Draw Like a Master- Drawing a Hand (John Battalgazi) Value $30
  66. Fantasy Florals: A Mixed-Media Art Journaling Tutorial (Jessica Sanders - Value $20
  67. Getting Started with Brush Lettering (Jenn Coyle - Value $29
  68. Painting Skin Tone with Watercolors (Melissa Lee - Value $24
  69. Miniature Succulent Garden | Polymer Clay Sculpture (St├ęphanie Kilgast - Value $30
  70. Let's Make a One Page Auto-Biographical Comic (Michelle Tabares - Value $31
  71. Impressionistic Poppies on Glass (Jennifer Bonneteau - Value $25
  72. Introduction to Drawing - 10-Week Drawing Course for Beginners (Brenda Hoddinott - Value $20
  73. Be A Heart Beginner Modern Calligraphy Workbook (Erica Tighe - Value $15
  74. How to Make a Value Scale (Emmy Kalia - Value $5
  75. Writing and Designing Memorable Characters (Michelle Tabares - Value $43
  76. Social Media Strategy for Artists (Alix Sloan - Value $29
  77. InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop For Complete Beginners (DesignTuitive - Value $40
  78. Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners: The Complete Guide (Ashley Picanco - Value $15
  79. Mixed Tape Volume III (Effy Wild - Value $80
  80. Flowers: a Step-by-Step Guide to Master Realist Techniques in Graphite and Colored Pencil Painting (Veronica Winters - Value $16
  81. “What I See” Painted Quilts (Mystele Kirkeeng - Value $15
  82. French Cursive Calligraphy Workbook - A Tour of France (mary-jane roussel - Value $12
  83. Asking a Shadow to Dance (Mary Beth Shaw - Value $19
  84. An Artist's Survival Guide (Malcolm Dewey - Value $3
  85. Veggie Studies Workshop (Kelly Johnson - Value $15
  86. Be A Heart Brush Lettering Workbook (Erica Tighe - Value $15
  87. How to Draw Gesture (Stan Prokopenko - Value $15
  88. Digital Illustration: Color Mastery Level 2 (Sydney Height - Value $59
  89. Soulful Portraits 2 (Renata Loree - Value $45
  90. Designing Clothing For Characters (Linda Vuorenvirta - Value $17
  91. Angel of Letting Go (Tiare Smith - Value $20
  92. Productivity for Creative People (Mark McGuinness - Value $8
  93. Turn a Little into a Lot (Tamara Laporte - Value $13
  94. Figure Drawing From Life: Tools, Techniques, and Tricks (Donelli J. DiMaria - Value $10
  95. How to Draw, Shade Realistic Eyes with Graphite Pencils - Part II - Shading (Emmy Kalia - Value $5
  96. Summer Lovin Art Journaling Lesson (Jennibellie - Value $6
  97. Create Beautiful Abstract Artworks on iPhone / iPad (Jorge Luis Miraldo - Value $8
  98. Design Your Own Fonts. Plus A Bunch Of Typography Secrets. (Natanael Gama - Value $46
  99. A Complete Beginner's Guide to Travel Journaling (Michelle Tabares - Value $37
  100. Learn How to Shade with Charcoal and Graphite Pencils (Emmy Kalia - Value $5

Sale ends at 11:59pm EST November 12th. Don't miss out!