Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog Hop - Textures 2 Series Stencils by Jill K. Berry & Articellar

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I am thrilled to be a participant in a Blog Hop featuring the TEXTures 2 Series stencils. This is a collaboration between Jill K. Berry and Artistcellar.
You can find these Artistcellar Signature Series Stencils by Jill K Berry here: http://www.artistcellar.com/stampstencil/acSignatureSeries.html
The individual stencil names are: 069-Picasso, 070-Bird, 071-Gera, 072-Miro. The style number is etched on the stencil somewhere.
Simply comment below how YOU would like to use these stencils in your own style, and I'll pick a name using random.org on 12/20/13   In order to qualify, YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENTS USING THE name(at)domain(dot)com FORMAT. For example my email address would be kimnugent(at)yahoo(dot)com. When you use the (at) and (dot) in parentheses, the Spambots can't get your e-mail address (it's how you get on lists you don't want to get on).
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For my project I decided to make a journal with an etched brass cover. I securely taped the Gera stencil down to a piece of brass. Then used a sponge to sponge StazOn ink over the stencil to act as a resist. Next I etched to cover.
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I also etched some scrap pieces of copper using the same technique. Eyelets were used to fasten the copper to the brass and holes for the binding.
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Close-up view.
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I also made some pages using packing tape transfers from magazine pages. The page on the top was the packing tape transfer. The page below is the magazine page after the transfer was removed. This first transfer worked so well I was lured into a sense of false skill.
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The second transfer didn’t come off of the magazine page nearly as easily. I am happy with the end results though.
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I ran out of time to make more pages. It was time to put the journal together using coptic binding.
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The journal is 4” x 5”.
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Ready for journaling!
 
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My husband and I went out to listen to some blues music. As a last minute thought I decided to take this journal along. While sketching Raven Reverand the design from Jill’s stencil filled the page like the music that was filling the room…and my soul!
 
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I used a pencil and jelly pen to draw while listening to the blues music. This morning I painted in washes of color in my studio. I also used a thicker marker to bring more emphasis to the words.
There are many more techniques that I would like to explore using these stencils.
 
Check out the other participating blogs for more inspiration and chances to win. I am already looking forward to trying some of their ideas!
12/7 Artistcellar   www.artistcellar.com/wp
12/8 Kecia Deveney  http://www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com
12/9 Sketchbook Challenge/Jill   http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/
12/10 Brian Kasstle   http://apaperbear.wordpress.com
12/11 Mel Kolstad  http://reliefpress.blogspot.com

12/12 Kim Rae Nugent  http://www.kimraenugent.blogspot.com
12/13 Jodi Ohl  www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com
12/14 Effy Wild  www.effywild.com
12/15 Tamara Laporte  www.willowing.org/blog
12/16 Jane Davenport  http://janedavenport.com/
12/17 Chris Cozen  http://chriscozenartist.typepad.com/my-blog/
12/18 Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal  http://guadasartplace.blogspot.com.ar/
12/19 Jill Berry  http://jillberrydesign.com/blog

































74 comments:

Raine said...

I love all of the creative ways you used these stencils. The journal cover is amazing!!!

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Gill said...

I love your journal - I'd use them in my journal, my style is still evolving!

Gill said...

Oops - forgot my email!

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just jody said...

I've just started experimenting with fabric painting and free motion sewing. I'd love to play around with Jills stencils in this new (to me) medium.

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Janis said...

Esp love your journal cover! I am a beginner at branching out into other art forms.....getting out of my card-making comfort zone! Would love a set of stencils to learn with.
<3 J

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Fiona said...

I love what you have done with these stencils. I will have to find out more about the magazine transfer technique and would like to try this out myself.
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Mel Kolstad said...

Oh my GOSH, Kim!! I absolutely LOVE what you did with these stencils!! Holy smokes. You are an inspiration - I NEVER in a million years would've thought you could use these somehow on metal!! Love the end result - your journal is GORGEOUS! :D Brava to you! :D

Magenta said...

Fabulous book, unique, love the cover, inspiring.

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Diana Caho said...

Oh my Lord, I love the journal. I want that! LOL Would be nice to win the stencils, but if you decide to find a home for that journal cover, I wouldn't mind having that too. TFS

Bea said...

I'm crazy for books and really like the way you used the stencil on your book. Thanks for the ideas...bea

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Candice Thomas said...

These stencils are so versatile. And, you have usespd them to great advantage. Love the pages you did

Candice Thomas said...

Love these stencils

Susan Falkler said...

I love the etched brass. I like the depth these stencils make. Maybe make some bangle bracelets using the etched metals.

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Jackie said...

Kim -very cool idea using Jill's stencils! Great journal cover!

upstateLisa said...

I love all the different ways these stencils are used. What a beautiful journal!
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Carina said...

It is very interesting how different every artist's interpretation and use of Jill's stencils has been.

Carina said...

All the artist's have used Jill's stencils in such different ways. Great job Kim. elakmor(at)yahoo(Dot)com

suzieq23 said...

Wow, love how you used the new stencils to add texture to your pages. Would love to win a set. Thanks.
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Stephanie said...

Holy cow, that is way cool. You are very brave...I'm still too self-conscious to do any sketching/art in public. =D Thanks for sharing your work. I do a lot of sketching (privately, lol)and really like how you used the stencil and sketch together...I think I would like to try that! love2colorinaz(at)hotmail(dot)com

mmpm88 said...

I really love these stencils and how you have used them. Thank you so much for sharing and hosting this giveaway. Happy Holidays! mmpm88(at)aol(dot)com

ginigin said...

I just saw Paula's video on the packing tape transfer and have been itching to do that, so that's the first thing I'd do. Then I'd spray a bunch of envelopes with some shimmery sprays. Fingers so crossed! cooper(at)swva(dot)net

bwheather said...

Just adore your cover. I am currently hooked on getting wonderful texture in my art journal using molding paste and stencils. I've love to see how these looked, especially for a cover. You can contact me on hgoldsmith(at)gmail(dot)com when I win. Cheeky, I know. ;-)

creative arts from my heart said...

I am loving all these posts about Jills stencils and I LOVE what you have done....I hope I win

Thanks
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artatag said...

OMG this is such an awesome journal. Amazing what you created with these stencils!

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Rocky Cross Studio said...

Wow I'm digging this what great art!!!
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Carolyn B said...

Awesome, Kim - love the metal. As I mentioned to Mel, I've been collecting stencils for sunprinting with fabric paints (when the weather warms up a bit more in the summer) - Cheers,
Carolyn
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KarenS said...

Looks fun. I would use these stencils to make decorated papers for collage.

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Lura said...

oh gosh, what an awesome bunch of stencils, i thank you for the chance to win and for all the inspirations and chances to win. xoxo

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Candice Thomas said...

These are great and I love what you did. I want to use these stencils in my mixed media postcards I send to my friend each week. We used to get together every week and " do art" together, but then I moved 800 miles away and now we just talk on the phone every week and "discuss the art" we share with each other. I miss her and "doing art" together.

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Karen said...

I am so impressed at all of the clever techniques used in this hop! Yours are so unique! I just love texture in all of my work, and don't do a piece without it. I would like to use them with a resist and watercolor over the resist for a transparent look. Can't wait to try if I win,

Karen said...

oh what a wonderful project and great use of the stencils!

Angela said...

Love your style! Your journal cover is gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity to win a set of these versatile stencils! artisticdreamspace(at)gmail(dot)com

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous way to use the stencils! dotssecret at yahoo dot com

Bibliofil said...

I really like how the painting and stencil are coming together on your page, It really does feel like music!

Toni Stacey Simpson said...

Nice work! I would love to win!

Charlene said...

Wow, I love that journal cover! Super creative. Thanks for the chance to win a set of stencils!

lindsey piereder said...

Amazing work. Would love to win the stencils! Lindseypiereder (@) yahoo.com

Shells said...

Wow, awesome work so very inspiring. Looking forward to getting my set and using them in my journal and for gelli plate printing.

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Susan Bee said...

wonderful journal. then stencils are very nice. and your work is inspiring.

Debbie said...

I love your journal, and your examples using the new stencils. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Textile Recycler said...

Well first, I LOVE what YOU did with the stencils. I would use them with fabric for art quilts and fabric journal covers. textilerecycler(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jane said...

WOW ..... love your take on the use of the stencils. The journal cover is truly gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win a set of these stencils. jec0988@shaw.ca
Jane

HeidiHey said...

I would really love to play and create with this stencil set! Have a happy day-Heidi. Hjmedhurst(at)shaw(dot)ca

Carolyn Morgan said...

I love the book you made. The cover is stunning using stencils on metal!!! I am a fabric gal myself. I am beginning to venture into journaling. Would love to try out these stencils. Thanks!!

Suzanne said...

Love your use of the stencil on the cover. Never seen that done before. Truly inspiring.

Pambi7 said...

I am learning so much following this blog hop. So many different ways to use Jill's stencils. Thank you for your creative project. I am just starting to journal, I like how you used brass for your cover. Thank you for sharing. pambi7(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pambi7 said...

I love how you used brass with the stencils. Your journal cover is fabulous. I am learning so many techniques. It is exciting. Thank you. I would use the stencils in my journal and other art pieces.

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Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

How cool these are! Love to play with them.
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Sue Young said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these stencils! And love your use of them!So creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tahn said...

Great use of the stencils! I love seeing how others would use them. It's inspiring.

Tahn said...

Darn, forgot my email !
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sarah said...

My mind is racing with different ways to use these fabulous stencils. My newest wishlist item.

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Janene McAnally said...

Wow these texture stencils look WONDERFUL!!! I am in love with stencils and use them on nearly every art journal page that I do! I hate to think how much money I have spent over the last year that I have gotten back into art work on stencils hehe.

Carmen Whitehead said...

I already have the whimsy collection from Tamara, these would be perfect for adding to my backgrounds!
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Gillian Pearce said...

I love that red background. I would use the stencils with molding paste to create texture. I'd also like to try them with crackle paste with ink on top.

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Dee Priest said...

Immediately thought of coloured flexible moulding paste but now I want to make a book! I'll have to combine it! Love your work and so pleased to discover your blog. Email deepriest84(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

I am loving this hop. I get to see so many new artists and their work. You blew my mind. I was thinking multi colors, molding past and taking off from there. Cindywagner4(at)yahoo(dot)com

Creative Soul Juice - Hobby Parent said...

Good luck everyone! Thanks for sharing your techniques RAEvN. ~Hobby hobbyparent(at)creativesouljuice(dot)com

JanetB said...

Love the image transfer idea with the stencil! That's a technique I definitely want to try! webnana [at] gmail [dot] com

Renee said...

Amazing journal!
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2peaches said...

I'm not a serious artist, but I do believe in using real art supplies with my kids. I'd live to try doing some rubbings with the stencils on various paper and maybe collage the result. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Jennafer said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I am just starting with stencils. I would probably layer them with paint and try to lift some up.
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Vicki Miller said...

Oh my goodness! I cant believe how creative you are with these stencils! I'm following you!

Robyn Wood said...

WOW! I love what you did with the stencils. The look of etched brass is awesome. purplesalt55(at)gmail(dot)com

tutorial girl said...

What a nice page and cover...love, love, love.
I would try to use them on a fabric and then top stitch in free motion doodles on top of it. Yummy.

Deb, Mark, Mandi, Jess said...

Love the journal cover. the stencils look like so much fun.

Jo Murray said...

That cover is to die for...and the following pages. I just love the versatility of these stencils.

Jo Murray said...

I forgot my email:
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Unknown said...

beautiful book and great metal cover

susiew said...

I would love a set of these stencils ... love the unique designs. I would use them in journals with texture and acrylics to add color. Wish me luck in the draw!
SusieW
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By Husum said...

I have so many ideas for using these stencils - would definitely try dry embossing with them. Anettehusum(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laura West said...

I love the way you used the new stencils! Gorgeous! I love those new stencils too :)

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Jamie Lynn said...

etching pretty cool

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Cozycomfycouch said...

Really beautiful!!! Lovely!
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