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video tutorial using Andrew Borloz's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube

Welcome to the StencilGirl blog hop!  The star of our hop is Andrew Borloz’s Crossed Rounds and Squares stencil at StencilGirl Products!  Want to win his stencil?  The details are at the end of this post!

You can watch the video on YouTube here.

Andrew Borloz's Crossed Rounds and Squares stencil at StencilGirlProducts



Andrew’s stencil repeats extremely well so it can make any size pattern and all the patterns work well together so this is one versatile stencil!





video tutorial using Andrew Borloz's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube

Here’s what the patterned paper looks like with the stamped paper under the deli paper. Such a 20’s art deco feel to me!

This was a great Oops for me- the pattern is a bit off in the top left and I love how it looks- I know what I want to try next time I play with this stencil!



video tutorial using Andrew Borloz's stencil from StencilGirl Products by Carolyn Dube


Here’s what I made with the patterned deli paper and the best part is that I have a huge piece of the paper for other projects!

After the camera was off I did add a touch of white stabilo pencil to the woman.



You can win Andrew’s stencil!  And you can enter 12 times!  How do you enter? With a comment! Leave a comment on each blog in the hop and you’ll have 12 chances to win! But only one comment per blog will be eligible, but you probably figured that out already!  The winner will be selected randomly this Sunday night at 11:59pm Central time!

So on with the hop!  Next stop, Paula Phillips!

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  • Maria McGuire July 26, 2013, 1:26 am

    I had a couple Ah Ha moments while watching your video. This is a awesome tutorial on the stencil!! I’m also drooling over the green trim!

  • Grace July 26, 2013, 2:07 am

    Looks like such fun. Love the pattern the stencil made and the use of that trim. Very cool!

  • Ronda July 26, 2013, 2:53 am

    thank you for the chance to win that’s gr8 smilz

  • Astrid July 26, 2013, 2:57 am

    Gorgeous layers, fab spread! Love the video too, thanks!!

  • leslie tucker jenison July 26, 2013, 2:57 am

    I love these colors together, coupled with black. Beautiful.

  • Creativeoutletter July 26, 2013, 3:23 am

    I love the greens and blues you used. The lay-out looks beautiful.

  • Michelle V. Alkerton July 26, 2013, 5:16 am

    Thanks for sharing. I’d love to win a stencil.
    Stay inspired!

  • Kate M July 26, 2013, 6:26 am

    Another great share from you…and with a possible bonus of a great stencil!
    Many thanks.

  • Corrine July 26, 2013, 6:36 am

    Fab use of the stencil. You really brought out the art deco theme so well and your whole piece with fabric and trim is just wonderful…….NICE! xox

  • Andrew Borloz July 26, 2013, 7:02 am

    Fantastic tutorial! Thank you so much for showing people how to use that stencil!

  • Helen July 26, 2013, 7:49 am

    Greate tutorial, Carolyn, thank you for sharing!

  • Janet July 26, 2013, 8:04 am

    Hi Carolyn. Great tutorial. It does look very art deco! I love your results!

  • Karen Borusiewicz July 26, 2013, 8:28 am

    love the video and the results – thank you!!

  • Gerd Andersson July 26, 2013, 8:50 am

    I love how you use the stencil! The video is detailed and fun with lots of tips and tricks! Thanks!

  • Denise Spillane July 26, 2013, 8:57 am

    Carolyn, as always your work is so inspiring! Love how you used this stencil. I joined the stencil girl stencil club because of your inspirations.

  • Judy Shea July 26, 2013, 9:05 am

    Big swoon over here, Carolyn. Fairy in the pocket time again. Colors, flower, trim.. amazing!!!

  • Karen Buchanan July 26, 2013, 9:10 am

    Beautiful page!

  • Mary C. Nasser July 26, 2013, 9:24 am

    Great tutorial, Carolyn!
    Love how you always have a sense of humor during the painting process…you always seem to be having fun when you paint!! 🙂

  • LaurieJay July 26, 2013, 9:43 am

    Carolyn, you are one of my favorite art peeps ever. I love your work and this is no exception. I took your Gelli Plate class and would have loved to have this stencil to play with at that time. Great stuff!

  • Carol C July 26, 2013, 9:44 am

    Thanks for a video tutorial!!! Another great example of using these stencils to create art. I hope I win!

  • Anna H July 26, 2013, 9:54 am

    Love the colors, and thanks for the tutorial…

  • Linda Kittmer July 26, 2013, 10:20 am

    Awesome tut Carolyn!

  • Sheri July 26, 2013, 10:24 am

    awesome page!

  • Annie July 26, 2013, 10:28 am

    Great use of the stencil. Great Tut.

  • Donna Johnson July 26, 2013, 10:42 am

    Love your videos! Thanks for the chance to win the stencil.

  • Sheila July 26, 2013, 10:52 am

    Thanks for the tutorial. Your work is lovely !

  • Jone johnson July 26, 2013, 11:08 am

    I started out at your website. I love watching your videos on YouTube. I have watched you with other stencils. I particularly liked how you showed how to easily line up the parts of the stencil as I’m no great math genius & am not particularly great with spacial orientations. Thanks also for always showing us that an” oops ” is not always fatal to our work. I have many of Stencil Girls stencils but have not tried this one. Now I am considering it & ones along the same lines as everyone has shown such versatility.

  • becky voth July 26, 2013, 11:19 am

    I love your work! I’ve watched several of your Gelli videos & ALWAYS learn something new! TFS!

  • Caroline D. July 26, 2013, 11:53 am

    Beautiful and it looks like it was so fun to make!!

  • Julie G. July 26, 2013, 12:04 pm

    Love this stencil and what you’ve done with it! So many inspiring works of art.

  • Vicki Romaine July 26, 2013, 12:04 pm

    Another great video! This stencil looks like fun and very versatile. You have helped me cope with Oops which I make frequently.

  • Bev July 26, 2013, 12:05 pm

    Love your creation! It is a fun page! Great stencil as well! What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Debi K July 26, 2013, 12:07 pm

    I have been following you for awhile and I learned to much from you!

  • Nancy Lefko July 26, 2013, 12:16 pm

    Beautiful work…LOVE the colors!

  • Annette G July 26, 2013, 12:17 pm

    smashing video with fab results Carolyn, Happy PPF, hugs Annette x

  • Victoria July 26, 2013, 12:21 pm

    I just love your style and videos. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Mary July 26, 2013, 12:36 pm

    Thanks for the great video. So inspiring.

  • Patti July 26, 2013, 12:50 pm

    Great tutorial and I especially like your fabric flower touch.

  • Elizabeth Kaplan July 26, 2013, 12:53 pm

    My inner architect said, “There are times you need to measure. This is not one if those times.” This stencil is crazy versatile. Must have. 🙂

  • lizzie July 26, 2013, 1:04 pm

    love the video

  • Chandra July 26, 2013, 1:06 pm

    Very cool Art Deco style I love the woman and the white pencil! The lace is a nice touch as well 🙂

  • Tanya P. July 26, 2013, 1:11 pm

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  • angela eharis July 26, 2013, 1:15 pm

    i love what u did carolyn, i tell u i am learning so many tricks/techniques in this bloghop, i am off to get some deli paper! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

  • Stephanie Rodgers July 26, 2013, 1:38 pm

    Loved your video!

  • Tameko July 26, 2013, 1:58 pm

    Fabulous project. I love seeing how you created this, and you make it all look so easy!

  • Renee July 26, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Amazing… I love how this came out!
    Stopping in from PPF to say hello…
    have an artful weekend!
    Renee xoxo

  • Gaye July 26, 2013, 2:15 pm

    It’s all about layering! Love it! Thanks for the fun video, too.

  • AngieB July 26, 2013, 2:30 pm

    LOVED the video! You made me chuckle several times. What could be better, to learn more about mixed media with a generous dose of chuckles! I am SO NOT the engineer type and do not have patience so I was grinning and enjoying every minute of your video. Love the little tips to get things lined up! Gorgeous finished project! Will need to remember the little trick of painting the silhouettes! TFS. I shared your video on fb, added you to my bloglovn account, added you to my youtube playlist!

  • Sabine Schneider July 26, 2013, 2:35 pm

    Oh, love it!!!!

  • Susan Tidwell July 26, 2013, 2:54 pm

    What a versatile stencil! Love it.

  • Tricia July 26, 2013, 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the video and showing us ways to use this great stencil!

  • Jo Murray July 26, 2013, 3:08 pm

    I was entranced by your video. It’s always worth watching the process and trying to understand the choices artists make.

  • Gillian Pearce July 26, 2013, 3:30 pm

    Nice to see the stencil being used as a repeat. There seem to be so many possibilities for it.

  • joy July 26, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Wonderful video – love the results of your repeated and layered patterns. Thanks for sharing.

  • Barbara Albrecht July 26, 2013, 3:39 pm

    Coming out of lurkdom to say…Super tutorial!! Love watching how you get from nothing to a beautiful piece. Also…I thought I was the only one left in the world with the original Xyron 850! So happy to know I’m not alone.

  • Kate Pyle July 26, 2013, 3:46 pm

    Great video and what a fun piece. I love your style.

  • Kirsten Reed July 26, 2013, 4:17 pm

    Love the look of this piece!! Great tutorial!

  • Gill July 26, 2013, 4:48 pm

    Such a fabulously versatile stencil!
    I love the page you created!

  • Teresa July 26, 2013, 5:15 pm

    I am just starting to build a collection of stencils and this would be a great one to add. Thanks for the chance to win it

  • Linda K July 26, 2013, 5:44 pm

    fab tutorial and yes -looks like a very versatile stencil. Awesome project Carolyn!!

  • candy July 26, 2013, 6:13 pm

    thanks for the imperfect perfect. Just shows what happens with opportunities. C

  • Janelle R July 26, 2013, 6:14 pm

    Oh I loved watching your video. I had alot of “Ah-has” as well! I also subscribed to your blog. Loved seeing how you used the stencil, thanks for sharing and look forward to more of your art.
    Janelle R

  • Sandy Karsten July 26, 2013, 6:16 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your videos – and this was fun to watch you layer this stencil.

  • TinkieBean July 26, 2013, 6:22 pm

    Lovely piece and nicely done tutorial!

  • Kristin M July 26, 2013, 6:25 pm

    I love the project you made from the typical crafter, I might use that pile. Love the colors and thanks for sharing.

  • Barbara I. July 26, 2013, 6:27 pm

    Carol, I so enjoyed the video. Your techniques were inspiring. I got a lot of new ideas and love the stencil. Hope to be the winner! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and art with us.

  • Susan (Sanna) Burgess July 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

    This was a great mini lesson on how to do the repeating patters. Thank you, your picture came out really pretty too! Hope I wine a stencil, Sanna

  • Dori July 26, 2013, 7:12 pm

    Wonderful use of the stencil.

  • Faye July 26, 2013, 7:43 pm

    Wow, Carolyn, great way to do stenciling. Beautiful colors.

  • Beverly G July 26, 2013, 7:52 pm

    Great video as always-your piece makes me think of Audrey Hepburn. This stencil is a must have.

  • Giggles July 26, 2013, 7:55 pm

    Inspiring, gorgeous art…thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

  • Barb July 26, 2013, 8:29 pm

    love the tutorial and the stencil

  • Melanie July 26, 2013, 8:41 pm

    I am so glad I found your wonderful blog!7

  • Melanie July 26, 2013, 8:43 pm

    I lovethis … thanks for all the ideas.

  • Yvonne July 26, 2013, 8:51 pm

    Love what you made using that stencil. How cool is that? You gave me a boost of inspiration.

  • Ruth July 26, 2013, 9:21 pm

    I loved seeing your process. Deli paper is my favorite!

  • ANGELA DALY July 26, 2013, 9:41 pm

    Carolyn Thanks for your awesome and energetic videos, Love them. You show how to line up stencils in such an easy way! thanks for the chance to win.
    Your art is so inspiring !
    Angela Daly
    Miami FL

  • Raine July 26, 2013, 10:57 pm

    Another wonderful video! I posted it on my facebook page and encouraged everyone to support you. You are one of my favorite artists. I LOVED your Gelli plate class! I have made an entire book out of Gelli prints that I love. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  • Kimberly Hogan July 27, 2013, 1:03 am

    I always enjoy your work, this is no exception. I love your color palette and how you encorporated the stencil into your piece. ((((HUGS)))

  • Christi Conley July 27, 2013, 2:38 am

    Never thought to use deli paper to make “paper” – what a fab idea!!

  • Kooky July 27, 2013, 5:08 am

    Such a great piece, those colours have omph and style!

  • Beverley July 27, 2013, 5:19 am

    More I see this stencil, more I love it.
    Love your videos – regular viewer, you make me smile with your asides. Thank you.

  • Glenda Hoagland July 27, 2013, 8:44 am

    As usual, I love your video. The way you explained how to use this stencil was perfect and I am going to give it a go. Thanks for sharing

  • Anne July 27, 2013, 8:46 am

    Love, love! Great color combination and the lace! <3

  • Tracy July 27, 2013, 9:09 am

    Gorgeous colors!

  • Carly Rogers July 27, 2013, 10:12 am

    Lovely page! I’m such a huge fan of Art Deco. Such a fun stencil!

  • Arnoldo L. Romero July 27, 2013, 10:15 am

    The colors in this piece are amazing!

  • Ayala Art July 27, 2013, 10:21 am

    Awesome video and WIPs!

  • Brenda July 27, 2013, 11:15 am

    BEAUTIFUL “oops” 🙂 Inspired me!!!!

  • Anni July 27, 2013, 12:43 pm

    Carolyn, your videos are the best! I see your name everywhere (Pinterest and YouTube) and have watched many of your tutorials. This one is no exception; you make me LOL while learning your techniques. Great project. Thanks for sharing. Anni

  • Kirsten Alicia July 27, 2013, 1:16 pm

    Great tutorial – thank you so much for the video – and the finished project looks terrific.

  • Ruthanne Parker July 27, 2013, 3:20 pm

    I do not have to be a engineer or even think

  • Ruthanne Parker July 27, 2013, 3:26 pm

    Oh heavens my computer went nuts. Love you site and the latest stencil technique.
    Thanks for sharing~you have taken the work out of it!

  • Snap July 27, 2013, 3:41 pm

    thanks for the video. i’m loving the hop … learning so much! thanks!

  • Nancy Lee July 27, 2013, 4:19 pm

    Oh how joyful! All those different mediums! Nice!

  • Jane July 27, 2013, 4:31 pm

    Loved the video..

  • Cat July 27, 2013, 4:41 pm

    As always, another great video!! That stencil is very versatile and one I will definitely add to my collection eventually…sooner if I am lucky enough to win it!! Gosh, I really love using stencils and there are so many awesome ones out there. Guess I’ll be broke forever ’cause I’ll be too busy buying stencils!!

  • Gina Sismilich July 27, 2013, 5:18 pm

    Love your page – will have to come back for the video. Trying to comment on as many blogs as possible. That is a very useful and fun stencil – I love using stencils in my paintings!

  • Hobby July 27, 2013, 9:05 pm

    Love the way the paper works with this stencil. Beautiful colors. ~Hobby

  • Melissa July 27, 2013, 10:11 pm

    Love the fact you made a video to show exactly how you created your project. I’m a new subscriber to you on YouTube….love your sense of humor and you help me be more free with my creating.

  • Ginigin July 27, 2013, 11:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing so many techniques and your inspiration. This is a fun blog hop. Already subscribe to yours but enjoying finding new ones.

  • Helen Markee July 28, 2013, 7:28 am

    WOW!! This blog hop is sooo fun. so many different ideas, all using the same stencil!! Thanks for the inspiration

  • samara July 28, 2013, 2:35 pm

    Just lovely Carolyn. I really enjoy your vids and how you make expansively. You are one darn wonderful artiste you! HeArtfully and a warm hug, Samara

  • Kay Wallace July 28, 2013, 2:59 pm

    Brilliant use of Andrew’s versatile stencil, Carolyn! Love all the layering both of the elements of the stencil itself, but of your other elements, as well! I am already a big fan of Carolyn Dube, but so happy to follow you as a member of the StencilGirl DT! Congrats yet again!!

  • April Cole July 28, 2013, 6:41 pm

    “HIP, HIP… HOORAY!!”
    **fantastic video**
    Love the post and a chance to win this incredible stencil… “count me in!” :]

  • Marjie Kemper July 28, 2013, 7:16 pm

    What a wonderful tutorial – such a great idea to show how you can fill a page with small patterns! Love what you’ve done here and you sure rocked the Xyron application, too!

  • Charlene July 28, 2013, 7:18 pm

    Carolyn, how stunning. I love ladies in black dresses, so elegant. Thanks for participating in this great blog hop! Hope I win that stencil!

  • Ruth Feria July 28, 2013, 8:19 pm

    oops, left a comment meant for here on another post, sorry. I loved your video, your ability to make art for us to learn from is awesome. well done

  • Saranne July 28, 2013, 8:27 pm

    Great tutorial! Love your work!

  • Jules July 28, 2013, 8:28 pm

    Great work! I’m bookmarking your blog – some of the comments you made in a more recent post (about the “kindergarten face” and your muse) are a train of thought I need to follow and work through, myself. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Terri Daniels July 28, 2013, 9:00 pm

    Beautiful, informative, fun video as usual!!

  • Sandy July 28, 2013, 9:29 pm

    Your use of deli paper is delish! Thanks for sharing your process and creativity:)

  • Anita McIntyre July 28, 2013, 9:44 pm

    Thanks for the instruction. As a beginner I need it.

  • Kathy July 28, 2013, 10:18 pm

    Great deli paper technique with the stencil!

  • Carmen Lucero July 28, 2013, 10:29 pm

    Carolyn, it was so much fun watching you make this project! You are so free to do whatever comes to you at that moment. I will try to put that same attitude to my projects and not be afraid to just do it!! Thanks for the inspiration!


    Carmen L

  • Julia July 28, 2013, 10:44 pm

    Deli paper prints up so beautifully, I love how you used it with the Xyron!

  • kendra July 28, 2013, 11:22 pm

    like watching your youtube videos first time at your blog. thanks hop

  • mmir July 28, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Love the deli paper and stencil work!

  • Yvonne July 28, 2013, 11:52 pm


    This is a great stencil. I haven’t seen anything like it before. I really want it in my stash. Thanks for the great tutorial

  • Devin July 29, 2013, 11:37 am

    I love all your work and videos. You put a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing this. I love it.