Monday, April 28, 2014

It's StencilGirls Blog Hop Time & A GIVEAWAY!

Well it's time for another Blog Hop on the StencilGirls Talk Blog!!!

AND we have a GIVEAWAY!!! All comments on the hop are eligible for the giveaway. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win.
Giveaway will close on Sunday, May 4th at 11:59PM Central Time.
PRIZE: 2 lucky winners, each will get a set of Seth Apter's new releases.
 
 


This time I used the stencil Inside Out.


I love working with paints and inks on the stencils so that's what we did here. Father's Day is around the corner, and this would be fun gift to give to Dad.


This is a Masonite Male Bust XL cut-out from Retro Cafe Art Gallery that comes with 4 pieces. It also has a heart and a crown.
First I base coated both pieces with Stone Fresco Paint.


Then I added several greens to the back with foam squares.
 I used Eggplant paint to add the "456" and "secret" sections of the stencil. Dark Blue Tombow and White Sharpie pen marks are next. The "Enter" part on the right is stenciled with Black Archival Ink.
I filled in 3 spots with a small stamp and Sepia Archival Ink, then stamped "man" on the head with Jet Black Ink. 


I liked this side the best, so it's the front to me. Again using the stencil, only with a Snow Cap White paint dabber, I added the areas as shown. Then to highlight them, I outlined them in dark blue pen. The same stamps were used on this side.


Here's a detailed closeup of the stand.


The base is painted with 3 Fresco Paints and stenciled using Jet Black Archival Ink.
The White Sharpie Pen makes the colors pop.
  
I painted the Crown and the Medium Gear Wheels with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and stamped an image on the Crown from Lynne Perrella's LPC028 collection. This set also has the other small stamp I used.
Then I drilled a hole in the base and added a length of chain with 2 die cut  Mini Clock Keys of black chipboard glued together for the pull.

Glue on your wheels and you're good to go! And they really turn!

That's it for me. Check out the other fantastic Artists on the Hop, and don't forget to leave a comment to win a chance for a StencilGirl Prize!!!
 

121 comments:

Helen said...

That's a fabulous project Linda, hope your Dad loves it!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

wow!! Fantastic project!

Linda Kittmer said...

Incredible creation LInda. Love everything about it!

Boni said...

wonderful idea

ros b said...

WOW your work is fantastic

Ruth L said...

Amazing project, love that style!

Joyce said...

Very inspiring use of Seth's new stencil. I admire your creativity!

Barbara said...

Beautiful pieces!! Cant wait to give these stencils a try. Thanks

Theresa said...

I LOVE this! The key on the end of the chain is adorable!!! The whole thing is great!!

JackieP Neal said...

Awesome and wonderful! What else can I say?!

Susan Falkler said...

Nothing against the other Artists, but YOURS is the coolest of all. I love all your RetroArt stuff, but this is adorable. I bet we'll be seeing alot of Retro stuff using these stencils.

shari said...

Awesome project, you have quite the imagination!

woodenstamp said...

Wow, you really do have a great imagination! Love it.

Karen Buchanan said...

Great use of the stencils! Love it

april dawn said...

How interesting! Such style.

Robin Broitman said...

Very imaginative use of Seth's stencils!

Carolyn Dube said...

Your 3D stuff is stunning! I love how playful this is and what a strong shape too!

Claudine Criner said...

Oh wow, amazing. I love this and those stencils are wonderful

Janet Joehlin said...

Wow Linda. Just WoW!!! You really knocked it out of the park with this one! I really need to go check out the Retro Cafe site! Thanks for sharing!

Monica Lore said...

Its a very fun piece - with such creatively used elements. Just awesome!

Julie Steed said...

Wow - fabulous piece! What a fun and inspired project.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This totally rocks, Linda! I love it!!!

stamping sue said...

what an unique project!
stamping sue
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susiew said...

Great piece and love the stencil designs .... you did a fab job using them.
SusieW

Helen Arroyo Hall said...

Mind blown! This is stunning! Great inspiration. Thank you.

SusanK said...

He is so cool! I guess I need to remind you of my address so I can admire him in person. lol

MB Shaw said...

Linda, your man is so cool! What a great idea and I love your techniques, colors and all of it.

Jane Martin said...

Great Father's Day gift!

Judy Shea said...

Linda.. i love this from head to toe.. even though there are no toes. The colors and that added crown. Wow. Great hopping with you.

Estrella said...

These stencils are so gorgeous that I would just use a piece of dark beige watercolor paper, lay the stencil down & color with acrylic paints on a Gelli Plate. Once dry, I would then use a micron black ink pen to outline & highlight the parts of the stencil that I want to stand out (probably the words). I would then frame the pieces, probably using a black mat. Gorgeous!

Sandra Strait said...

What a fantastic way to use the stencils! Beautiful work!

Saranne Valentine said...

Love this and your colors!

Terrie Purkey said...

These blog hops are so fun and inspiring - takes a bit of time, but you each have such great ideas, it's hard to skip one! Oh my - just love your use of the stencils!

Lori said...

Such a fun, cool piece! You're rockin' the stencils, girl!

Nicole Foshee said...

Such a super cool piece! thanks for sharing!

Karen K. said...

I tend to forget about outlining my stenciled shapes to highlight them - what a fun piece to give your dad for Father's Day!

Jo Murray said...

What a fabulous project! Seth's stencils are perfect for the job.

Amy Davis King said...

What a unique project - thanks for sharing.

Felicia said...

This is an awesome project! I love, love this! Wonderful creativity with color and stencils! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Chesley said...

This is really cute!! Thank you for yet another amazing technique! I think I really need to get on over to the retro cafe too. I love how you used Seth's stencils here - very creative!

Anonymous said...

Your project looks SO complicated & totally cool! I NEED some of Seth Apter's stencils!
Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to type my name on the above comment!
Grandma Nancy LOVES your projects!

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sam21ski said...

Fabulous ideas as ever Linda xxx

Tommy McDonell said...

Interesting ideas and post.

JLeigh Designs said...

I'm in awe - I love the 3-dimensional artwork. I'm loving these stencils from Seth and I enjoy these blog hops because I get a chance to get introduced to new artwork. Thank you.

cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

wow - so fun to see how each of you use the new stencils - such inspiration. love what you did!

Sharon Lynn Williams said...

Please enter me in the draw -love this stencil set

Lynn Richards said...

This is crazy good! So much inspiration on this hop!

Jean said...

Wow! How Cool!!

rscowtown said...

Totally Rad!! What a fun unique idea! THanks so much for sharing it with us!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a unique piece! Loved how you used the stencil on this project!

Caroline D. said...

What a cool creation!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Meme said...

I love when you use stencils, you have a great style!
Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy your posts!

Kelli G said...

Love that project. I would have never thought to use the stencils like that. Thanks for sharing!

Marsha Boyer said...

A wonderful thinking out side the box project.

Raine said...

What a wonderful art piece! You are so creative!!!

suzieq23 said...

You are so creative.. Wish I had your "sight". Love the creation and love Seth's new stencils. Now I need the new set to try and make a cool looking project like yours.

Ruth said...

These new stencils are so cool! I'd love to have them! Thanks for the giveaway!

Blessedsue said...

Love the stencils and how incredibly creative & unique each artist is with using them. Love this project; great gift for Father's Day. tfs, Blessings, Suzanne :)

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

NM_Creatrix said...

Love Love Love them!

salvage chica said...

Wow!! This was do totally cool and creative! Luv it! You are so talented!

salvage chica said...

Wow!! This was so totally cool and creative! Luv it! Seth's stencils have do much diversity!

Bill said...

I love it! Seth's stencils are wonderful.

SmokieBlueRose said...

Both sides are cool but, the blue side is just a little cooler:) I like the way you used the stencils.

marylouh said...

this project is so fun. Lots of ways for you to express yourself and end up with a very decorative piece. Love it.

smokeysmom said...

OMG! This is one of the coolest mixed media projects I have ever seen! I love it! Seth's stencil parts were the perfect additions-fabulous art piece! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win these very cool stencils:)

Sueze said...

Very unique Linda

NANCY LEFKO said...

What a fun project....awesome new stencil designs!

luraisat said...

stencil girl blog hops always ROCK!! so much inspiration and add seth apter and WOW!! heres hoping. xox

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Susan Chong said...

Such fun!! I have always loved the combination of blue and orange. I love the blue side with the orange base! Great work! (as always!)
xooxoxo
Susan

Karenliz Henderson said...

This is amazing! I love it. Love the colors too.

Sandy said...

So many great ideas and techniques to create a cool art piece!

Darcy UK said...

Wow Linda that is wicked, I love it. The stencils look brilliant on it.

Patrice said...

Love what you've done with Seth's stencil!

Gill said...

What fun!!
I'd love to win a set!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wonderful project!!

Kristy Tyra said...

So many possibilities!

Ain't No Ninny said...

What a wonderful piece! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us.

catkitt said...

Inspiring. Great use of the stencils. Thanks.

Liz said...

Love this piece. I've got to go look at the Retro Art Cafe store :)

Sarah Lynch said...

This is just fantastic!!

Alisha Christian said...

I am completely blown away! This is out of this world Amazing!

Ingeborg van Peteghem said...

Very different kinda cool!

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stlbarb said...

What a great project. Helps me to see how to use just parts of a stencil. Thanks!

Beth Figiel said...

Never would have thought of anything like this 3D project. Like that it is something that I could get my son interested in making a fathers day gift.

Dara Lynn said...

This 3d project totally rocks Linda! Several great tips on how to get the most from this new stencil release! Perfect start off for my new bundle of Seth's stencils from his first release I just got delivered from Mondays' special!!

Jo said...

This is amazing! So unique.

patty a. said...

What an interesting project made with a crazy cool stencil!

TangledRose said...

Wow, just wow! So creative and so inspiring. Thanks for sharing and I love the blog hop! So fun to find new spots!

Christie Brooks said...

This blog hop is great - get to see all the artists! Seth's latest set of stencils are so put "together". Can't wait to use them! Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

Linda said...

I just love stencils!! And am seeing so many great ideas.

Barbara said...

Linda, you always do art in a very different way, the use of the retro café products are very cute, perfect for a man.

Suztats said...

I love seeing what each artist does with their stencils. This is really different!

Barbara I. said...

I love your creativity and how you used Seth's new stencils. Thanks for sharing your Father's Day gift idea with us!

RML said...

I love your project - so creative! Thanks for the chance to win!

JKW said...

I love Timeless, but this one is great too. Seth is an amazing new stencil inventor. OMGosh thank you, fathers day will be coming up soon. Blessings, Janet PPF

EmmaJane said...

Such a cool project and way to use these great stencils!

Rebecca said...

Awesome idea!!!

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kiaretta said...

love the stencils

lynnmcmvt said...

Interesting 3-D ideas!

Renee said...

So different and unusual, love it! Great stenciling ideas.

ShannonWL said...

Love how everyone is making such unique projects with theses great stencils.

EFKaplan said...

Thanks for sharing your very original work. :-)

Linda on the Prairie said...

Clever use of the stencils. Love the colors and the white accents.

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Creative use of those wonderful stencils...
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Kirsten Reed said...

HOLY INSPIRATION batman! These are fabulous!

Lynn Hardy said...

Seth's stencils work really well on your colourful project. I like the white highlights - they really make it pop!

Kialaya said...

That is a really original present to give to a Dad. :-)

Katie said...

Awesome work of art! Love that it moves. Love this stencil and how you used it too. The white really does make the colors pop. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Monica said...

awesome as always...love everything you do...

cathsheard said...

Ooh, that' *so* cool - what an amazing gift.

Martina2801 said...

Oh, Linda what can I say but WOW!!!
A very extraordinary and wonderful creation for your dear Dad ! Super idea and beautifully designed.

Anonymous said...

That is very cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Sue Marrazzo said...

INTERESTING and Awesome work!

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