Around the World with Mary Nasser’s Stencil

Step-by-step using Mary Nasser's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube


Mary Nasser's stencil for StencilGirl Products

Where did my art play take me today?  Around the world with Mary Nasser’s Latitude and Longitude stencil for StencilGirl Products.

While I stayed in my studio I did end up in a very unexpected place as I played- a land of the monochromatic.  Who would have guessed that I would not use the entire rainbow.



Step-by-step using Mary Nasser's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube


A collage of vintage checks started me on my “trip”.  Mary’s Latitude and Longitude stencil used with modeling paste became my focal image on this canvas board.





Step-by-step using Mary Nasser's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube


Layers of paint and ink added here.  I let it sit for a while at this point because I loved it so much but it did seem strange to do something in only 1 color….so this is what monochromatic looks like…





Step-by-step using Mary Nasser's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube



Next came the words from a rubber stamp (Invoke Arts).  The one color thing still felt strange but I was still loving the monochromatic…





Step-by-step using Mary Nasser's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube



More words with rub-ons.  So pleased that I used up some of the stash I was hoarding.





Step-by-step using Mary Nasser's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube


I debated and debated about adding color but in the end I gave into my color addiction. But only a little since the color is muted…



Mary is giving away a set of all 4 of her wonderful stencils!  Just leave a comment by Oct. 4th at 11:59 pm Central time to be entered.  And you can do that on every blog in the hop. That’s a lot of chances because I had to take off my socks to count all the way up to 16!  And lots of creative blogs to check out!

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71 Responses to Around the World with Mary Nasser’s Stencil

  1. kae pea says:

    Love this Carolyn! So happy to be on this hop with all of you wonderful artists!!

  2. I would LOVE to win these stencils and play with them in my new journal !!! Thanks.

  3. Bev says:

    Gorgeous! Love the blue colour scheme and that stencil of course!

  4. Corrine says:

    Yummy, scrummy texture. I’ll go on a blue journey with you anyday. xox

  5. Lovely piece, I think you do monochrome quite well.

  6. Leslie says:

    Always so fun to see what you do!!!

  7. Susan Johnson says:

    Love this piece – using modeling paste was brilliant.

  8. Janet says:

    Hmmmmm… so that’s what monochromatic looks like! You crack me up! Love ya!

  9. TheaM says:

    …so glad I’m not the only one with ‘anti-monochromatic syndrome’!
    love your blog – thanks for all the great inspiration!

  10. Dorothy B. says:

    Love this piece

  11. Your use of the stencil is gorgeous. I love the textures, the colors, the text…everything!

  12. Denny says:

    The monochrome is so pleasing to the eye!

  13. Ruth Hinman says:

    I must be in a blues phase… this piece is absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you so much for being such an inspiration and such a wonderful hostess with so many gorgeous things to see on my way hopping through! :) Thanks for being a part of this hop… I found great art and a really fun blog!

  14. oh yes..this little bit of color made it ! Fantastic piece Carolyn!

  15. Melva Bates says:

    You have used the stencil in a wonderful way.

  16. Gill says:

    Great use of Mary’s stencil – with the added texture these remind me of crab/lobster pots!!

  17. Great work! I am so happy to be with you on this blog hop!

  18. Aubien says:

    I love it! And I love it when artists share step by step how their project came into being. It is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing all of your pictures as you went along. And thank you for the chance to win the stencils!

  19. Amy says:

    Love this monochromatic piece! Thanks for sharing your process!

  20. Kelly Watts says:

    Wow, I love this. You have created such a lovely piece.

  21. Saranne Valentine says:

    Love the monochromatic colors and the black wording!

  22. SO “un Carolyn” and SO SO beautiful all at the same time!!! LOVE the words with the stencil!!

  23. Darlene Propp says:

    Vintage checks – who would have thought! I thought I was good at keeping stashes of stuff! You used them beautifully!

  24. anja says:

    since the online course, use your words, i follow your every step and i am happy to follow you around the world today….could this lead me to my winning the stencils? that’s the question:)

  25. Yvonne says:

    What a great board! Very different for you, but it is perfect. The lavender just hits the spot. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

  26. Janene Ford says:

    I like these very much.

  27. Judy Shea says:

    You art makes me happy.. blog peer. You know I’m a texture fiend. This fulfills.

  28. Jean says:

    I love what you did with the stencil! I would love to win this set!

  29. I love it. These are great stencils. It makes me think of that song “He’s got the whole world in his hands!”. Love it.

  30. Melanie K says:

    I really love her stencils … and I do love what you did. Impressive!

  31. susan reiser says:

    Love the sre brave to cover the checks..that is the place I falter and then my backgrounds are flat love it, love the stencils. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Barbara Albrecht says:

    LOL!!! You are right, Carolyn, so not used to seeing monochromatic on your blog!! I love what you’ve done with Mary’s stencil. Love that stencil…gotta have it for my up coming trip to Italy…would make wonderful pages for my travel photos!!!

  33. Great use of the globe stencil :) I would be thrilled to win the stencil prize!

  34. Wendy says:

    If it’s going to be monochromatic, this is my colour! Love the layers.

  35. Lura Brown says:

    i just love what you did, i love the color. and i really love words. you did a great job. and easy. i love easy. thanks for the inspiration. on to hoping and hopping. xoxo

  36. Joanne says:

    You always inspire me with the way you use your stencils. I’ve tried molding paste with mine but then never did paint and ink on top: so cool. I’d love to win this stencil and play the way you do.

  37. Joanne Rosario says:

    You always inspire me with the way you use your stencils. I’ve tried molding paste with mine but then never did paint and ink on top: so cool. I’d love to win this stencil and play the way you do.

  38. Kate M says:

    Using a restricted palette gives us different creative choices. Thanks for giving an alternative view of your colourful journey today. Off to experiment…

  39. Janelle Rourke says:

    Fun project! Oh would love to try this! And I do love monochromatic! Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win.

  40. Oh, Carolyn!
    What a delightful little painting!
    I love it, love it, love it!!!
    Blue is my FAVORITE color, and I love your combination of textures and text and the way the globe goes off the picture plane!
    Did I mention that I LOVE this?!!!!
    Thank you for being in the hop! You rock!!

  41. Nelda Johnson says:

    Wow! I really like how your piece came out. This is such a great stencil and I would love to win a set.

  42. sue schultheis says:

    I love your monochromatic page with just a little teeny weenie bit of color!! just perfect!! I would just love to win a set of Mary Nasser’s stencils so I will cross my fingers and toes and pray to my gelli plate! Thanks.

  43. Lynda Harley says:

    I am loving the blue! So inspiring….fun use of the stencil!

  44. Nancy Curry says:

    Great texture and color choice. It was a perfect choice for what you did with Mary’s stencil. Great hoppin’ w you!!!

  45. Patty Boyd says:

    GREAT art as usual Carolyn! Loved your use of this stencil! Thanks for participating in this hop and for sharing!

  46. Trish Busby says:

    Loved the monochromatic play. Would love to win stencils.

  47. Rosie says:

    The blue is beautiful. I so like the stencils and the original pieces of art presented by so many talented artists Thanks much!

  48. Carmen Lucero says:

    Love the almost monochromatic look and the simplicity of this project!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carmen L

  49. Denise says:

    Love your project. So much fun

  50. Ruth L says:

    Great work as usual and very inspirational!

  51. Nan G says:

    Your version of monochromatic piece is fab! So glad I follow your blog you’ve introduce me to some many new artists, styles and ….to just explore and have fun! Thanks

  52. Restrained, but lovely – great use of color. And even the monochromatic one is fun….this is a great set of stencils!

  53. Jo Murray says:

    That’s really cool…great use of the stencil.

  54. I love this monocromatic page, is fantastic all composition

  55. No surprise.. you’ve made another couple of great pieces.

  56. Deb says:

    Love how you project turned out! Love the use of stencils and adore the color!

  57. Alex says:

    Wow, this monochromatic page looks beautiful! I think you’ve chosen the right colour for the earth-stamp.

  58. Mary H says:

    Oooooh! Beautiful – restrained, elegant, contemplative. Your muse was having a special day.

  59. Carol Woodley says:

    I love this project. Sometimes you just need to sit and look at things and they will tell you what they need.

  60. Nancy Lee says:

    Well, that really worked out nicely!

  61. I like the monochromatic. I keep telling myself that and then, I too add a little color. Nice jobl

  62. Sometimes when we wander of , we find new opportunities.
    Beautiful, calming piece of art.

  63. April says:

    I adore the various textures, and think the monochromatic choice was perfect.

  64. even with restraining your use of color this is still full of beautifully saturated goodness! Just gorgeous work.

  65. Valerie Gilreath says:

    Beautiful piece. One of my favorites of the hop.

  66. Robyn C. says:

    Simply Stunning! I love the combination of the stencil images with the words. Amazing what sticking to a minimum number of colors can look like. A good lesson for me.

  67. Kathleen says:

    Wow! I love everything about this – the colors, texture, depth, use of this stencil!!!
    Gorgeous and Fun! Kathleen

  68. NatashaMay says:

    This stencil is freaking awesome! And I always love your artwork. :)

  69. Jean Marmo says:

    Love how you did this!

  70. Jackie says:

    Carolyn, I am a fan! of course you knew that! I love the monochromatic(but not as much as your color!!) hugs!

  71. Nicole says:

    I love how you used the stencil…Love your blog !