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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/nSyBNWRprCY Something I was wrong about, an old cookbook, and a pesky question I’ve asked for years all have something in common: my newest workshop, The Joy of Stenciling. You might be familiar with the iconic cookbook that my mother used a lot while I was growing up, The Joy of Cooking. That book was [...]

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 [...]

Turning a Paint Roller into Gel Printing Tool thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Nh3zEiniB_8 An interchangeable rolling pattern making tool for gel printing? That you can put any pattern on? YES! Just a paint roller and some PVC pipe! If you can stick it on the tube, you can make a print with it! I’m sharing what you need to know to create these, because there were a [...]

Image Transfer on Fabric thumbnail

https://youtu.be/T4S-yRMgFX0 Are image transfers on fabric washable? Why do you use tin foil? I’m sharing the answers to these questions and more in the video as I use the InkAid image transfer process on fabric. But just so you know, you can do an image transfer on many different surfaces from paper, to wood, to [...]

Sublimation Paint on a Gel Plate Tutorial thumbnail

https://youtu.be/HZS6NkBDJ2E Take a gel print and fuse it into fabric? You can with sublimation paint by Artesprix and a Gel Press plate! The image isn’t painted onto the pencil bag, it’s permanently fused into the fabric! The very fancy pattern making tool I’m using to create the print is a dryer vent from the hardware [...]

Art Houses thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Hy0twONn2ng What’s the play for today? It’s Art Houses! This is how I’d love to paint an actual neighborhood, but there are practical issues, so I’ll have to stick with mixed media ones for now! In this video you’ll see how I cheat on creating a random or serendipitous look, why I am grateful to [...]