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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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  • kae pea October 2, 2013, 4:46 am

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

  • Linda Robison October 2, 2013, 8:04 am

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

  • Bev October 2, 2013, 8:04 am

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

  • Corrine October 2, 2013, 8:25 am

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

  • Mary Beth Shaw October 2, 2013, 9:01 am

    Lovely piece, I think you do monochrome quite well.

  • Leslie October 2, 2013, 9:16 am

    Always so fun to see what you do!!!

  • Susan Johnson October 2, 2013, 9:21 am

    Love this piece – using modeling paste was brilliant.

  • Janet October 2, 2013, 9:25 am

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

  • TheaM October 2, 2013, 9:34 am

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

  • Dorothy B. October 2, 2013, 10:00 am

    Love this piece

  • Anne O'Connor October 2, 2013, 10:08 am

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

  • Denny October 2, 2013, 10:28 am

    The monochrome is so pleasing to the eye!

  • Ruth Hinman October 2, 2013, 10:37 am

    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!

  • froebelsternchen Susi October 2, 2013, 11:30 am

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

  • Melva Bates October 2, 2013, 11:31 am

    You have used the stencil in a wonderful way.

  • Gill October 2, 2013, 11:59 am

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

  • Heather Haymart October 2, 2013, 12:24 pm

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

  • Aubien October 2, 2013, 12:40 pm

    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!

  • Amy October 2, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Love this monochromatic piece! Thanks for sharing your process!

  • Kelly Watts October 2, 2013, 1:36 pm

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

  • Saranne Valentine October 2, 2013, 1:39 pm

    Love the monochromatic colors and the black wording!

  • Maria McGuire October 2, 2013, 1:40 pm

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

  • Darlene Propp October 2, 2013, 2:06 pm

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

  • anja October 2, 2013, 2:28 pm

    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:)

  • Yvonne October 2, 2013, 2:30 pm

    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.

  • Janene Ford October 2, 2013, 2:43 pm

    I like these very much.

  • Judy Shea October 2, 2013, 2:56 pm

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

  • Jean October 2, 2013, 3:11 pm

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

  • Monica Lowrance October 2, 2013, 3:12 pm

    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.

  • Melanie K October 2, 2013, 3:18 pm

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

  • susan reiser October 2, 2013, 3:32 pm

    Love the monochromatic.you 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.

  • Barbara Albrecht October 2, 2013, 4:35 pm

    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!!!

  • Letha Richardson October 2, 2013, 5:07 pm

    Great use of the globe stencil 🙂 I would be thrilled to win the stencil prize!

  • Wendy October 2, 2013, 5:25 pm

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

  • Lura Brown October 2, 2013, 5:29 pm

    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

  • Joanne October 2, 2013, 5:36 pm

    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.

  • Joanne Rosario October 2, 2013, 5:37 pm

    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.

  • Kate M October 2, 2013, 6:02 pm

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

  • Janelle Rourke October 2, 2013, 6:26 pm

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

  • Mary C. Nasser October 2, 2013, 7:13 pm

    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!!

  • Nelda Johnson October 2, 2013, 8:21 pm

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

  • sue schultheis October 2, 2013, 9:13 pm

    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.

  • Lynda Harley October 2, 2013, 9:45 pm

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

  • Nancy Curry October 2, 2013, 10:04 pm

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

  • Patty Boyd October 2, 2013, 10:04 pm

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

  • Trish Busby October 2, 2013, 10:56 pm

    Loved the monochromatic play. Would love to win stencils.

  • Rosie October 2, 2013, 10:59 pm

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

  • Carmen Lucero October 3, 2013, 12:02 am

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

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carmen L

  • Denise October 3, 2013, 12:27 am

    Love your project. So much fun

  • Ruth L October 3, 2013, 3:34 am

    Great work as usual and very inspirational!

  • Nan G October 3, 2013, 9:10 am

    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

  • Terrie -Creative Explorer October 3, 2013, 12:15 pm

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

  • Jo Murray October 3, 2013, 1:30 pm

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

  • Amante del Papel October 3, 2013, 2:27 pm

    I love this monocromatic page, is fantastic all composition

  • textilerecycler October 3, 2013, 2:55 pm

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

  • Deb October 3, 2013, 3:19 pm

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

  • Alex October 3, 2013, 3:32 pm

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

  • Mary H October 3, 2013, 3:45 pm

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

  • Carol Woodley October 3, 2013, 6:07 pm

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

  • Nancy Lee October 3, 2013, 7:44 pm

    Well, that really worked out nicely!

  • Carol Loumeau October 3, 2013, 9:25 pm

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

  • butterfliecrafter October 4, 2013, 9:12 am

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

  • April October 4, 2013, 9:27 am

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

  • Jessica Sporn October 4, 2013, 10:48 am

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

  • Valerie Gilreath October 4, 2013, 11:13 am

    Beautiful piece. One of my favorites of the hop.

  • Robyn C. October 4, 2013, 5:06 pm

    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.

  • Kathleen October 5, 2013, 11:57 am

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

  • NatashaMay October 5, 2013, 5:40 pm

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

  • Jean Marmo October 5, 2013, 8:46 pm

    Love how you did this!

  • Jackie October 6, 2013, 5:33 pm

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

  • Nicole October 6, 2013, 6:48 pm

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