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Registration is now open for Creative JumpStart 2022! There are 38, yes 38, videos each from a different artist exploring the theme of Creating Connections. Before I go any further, just a heads up, that the early bird prices are happening now!

$65 Dec. 4, 12:01am – Dec. 31, 11:59pm ET
$79 Jan. 1, 12:01am ET regular price

Each video is about 10 minutes long so that means you can squeeze the fun into busy schedules! And what an amazing lineup Nat Kalbach has put together! Nat’s the mastermind behind this online workshop that is now in its 11th year!

Along with 38 downloadable videos you also get

  • daily emails with additional tips and tricks
  • LIVE Webinars throughout the program to help guide you through the ups and downs of making art
  • Awesome Sponsor Giveaways
  • and the NEW Forum where you can connect with students and teachers and share your artwork and ideas.

Starting on January 1, 2022, you’ll get a new video every day for 38 days! It’s all happening inside the classroom on Nat’s website. Once you’ve got a video, you have the choice to download it (so you’ll have it forever) or to stream it in the classroom. The classroom will be open until November of 2022.

We’ll each be bringing our unique style and favorite media and methods to the classroom to share with you. Get ready for ideas, techniques, tips, tricks and most of all to be inspired as you JumpStart YOUR creativity in 2022!

$65 Dec. 4, 12:01am – Dec. 31, 11:59pm ET
$79 Jan. 1, 12:01am ET regular price

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Stencils are versatile because of all the different ways you can use them and the wide variety of art supplies that play well with them! Here are some of my favorite ways to use StencilGirl Stencils!

Of course you can use stencils with paint but what about ink? Absolutely! Here’s one way to use them!

Gel plates and stencils are like peanut butter and chocolate, meant to be together. So many ways you can use stencils on a plate!

You can “stretch” your stencil to create different looks, so that a short stencil suddenly becomes tall!

Size doesn’t matter when stenciling! You can cover any size area with a repeating pattern.

You can combine two or more stencils together. A butterfly can help her fly!

You can repeat a stencil or use only part of it to create more looks. In this video, I’m taking one arch and repeating it to create a Leaning Tower of Pisa vibe.

Ever have an ugly print or paper? Stencils can rescue that!

Create conversation starters with stencils for your next gathering!

Stenciling words onto tissue paper makes it easy to have just the word you need on hand when you’re art journaling, or collaging, or cardmaking.

Crayola crayons are great for making stencil rubbings.

You can use a stencil more than one way. In this video, you’ll see the words as the background, but due to an O.O.P.S. the stencil got used in a very different way to add a bit colorful grunge to the page.

This is an idea that came directly from Mary Beth Shaw, to use washi tape with stencils.

You can use a pen with a stencil, in fact, you can use almost anything with a stencil. I say almost just because I am sure there is something but I can’t think of it!

Fabric and stencils play together nicely! These small stuffed art dolls were made using a stencil inspired by Matisse.

Is this everything you can do with a stencil? Goodness no! But hopefully, you’ve got some ideas for how you can use your stencils in new ways! And keep an eye out here because I’ve got more videos coming with stencils!


Can you gel print on fabric? Absolutely! This is a great way to create patterned fabric for any of your projects. Plus, the bonus is you have it in any color you want! The video above you’ll see the entire process and below you’ll see some other fabric prints used to make smaller gnomes.

The gnomes were created following a wonderful tutorial by Ruffles and Rain Boots. If you like making gnomes, check her out! You can see more fabric being printed and the mini gnomes that were made with it in the Instagram post below. The supply list is at the end of this post.


Here are the supplies used. Some of these links may be affiliate links which means I get a small percentage and it doesn’t cost you anything extra! It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you get a really good feeling knowing that you are helping keep the free tutorials coming!