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Getting More from Your Stencils thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Z89cl38OaIs When you use a stencil you have options. You can use the entire stencil or just part of it. In the video, you’ll see how I take the Wrought Iron stencils I created for StencilGirl and build up layers using just pieces and parts of the designs. Having this option means you can get [...]

Colorful Conversations in my Art Journal thumbnail

https://youtu.be/zL8inH5iDRc This is a quick and easy way to create the layered look of stacked speech bubbles. The trick is the first layer, and after that, it’s just filling in the space! The stencil I’m using is Speech Bubbles that I designed for StencilGirl Products, and yup, you get the masks (the cutout areas of [...]

Building a Collage of Patterns on a Gel Plate thumbnail

https://youtu.be/OQuPhq-XhDE What happens when I see incredible wrought iron while in Savannah, Georgia? I get the urge to grab a gel plate and make prints right there! The curves in the ironwork, the details mounted on those windows, it all just screamed gel print with me! But there are some impracticalities with this. First, I [...]

A Surprise Hardware Store Gel Printing Tool! thumbnail

https://youtu.be/q0IZCy1DuGw Yup, I’ve been trolling the hardware store for printing goodies again! The moment I saw these shapes I knew I had to try them on a Gel Press plate! I was blown away by the prints these made and with just one layer! What are these pieces of wood that I’m using called? No [...]

Gel Printing Holiday Cards thumbnail

https://youtu.be/iuptxdX8U2M Need a quick holiday card? Grab a stencil, some paints and your gel plate! The stencil I’m using is from StencilGirl Products. I’m using the tree, but this technique will work with any open shape for any season or holiday! Here are the supplies used. Some of these links may be affiliate links which [...]

https://youtu.be/s7CN26sdR38 Creating dimension and texture is easy when you’ve got modeling paste and stencils! It’s surprisingly like frosting a cake! Plus, if you’ve ever wondered what you can do with random backgrounds you’ve made, try modeling paste and word stencils. What’s in this video is just some of what you can do with modeling paste, [...]

https://youtu.be/DnO1pwjFm0g I never expected my latest stencil to stir up so much controversy. But it did. I suspect that once everybody understands what’s going on with this word, they wont be quite so triggered. As a side note, it also created quite a few kind emails with helpful intentions! What is the word that created [...]

Gel Printing & Takeout Containers thumbnail

https://youtu.be/1nBL9rrzSXg Anything can be used to make patterns and texture in gel prints! This play is courtesy of not wanting to cook dinner and getting takeout. The cardboard/paper container is what is making all this pattern! In the video I share how to do it with 1, 2 or 3 colors of paint and using [...]

New Stencils! Random Thoughts Collection thumbnail

https://youtu.be/CfEbhFGfC4U Words are so versatile. That’s why they always seem to end up in whatever I’m creating. They can be a source of inspiration, a design element and add meaning. My latest word collection at StencilGirlProducts.com includes random phrases, sayings, sentences, and miscellaneous words. So I bet you can guess why this is called the [...]

Gel Printing with a Toy from the 80s thumbnail

https://youtu.be/9mU0dAoaBRs Gel printing tools can be anything, including cheap toys! The minute I saw the mini puzzle cube (a generic Rubiks cube) I wanted to see what it would do on a gel plate! You can print on more than just paper. Here, I used Dura-lar. What is that? It’s a clear surface that has [...]