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Stencils and Copper Leaf Mixed Media Cards

She's got a video showing to do copper foiling creating art journal style cards! with StencilGirl stencils and USArtQuest!

What’s the play for today?  I’m going mixed media card making today with goodies from  USArtQuest  and StencilGirl Products for a blog hop! You probably know that blog hop means giveaway so be sure to check out the details at the end.

In the video, you see me make the very careful and precise background with the Perfect Pigment paints.  Okay…not careful at all! And I wasn’t careful with the Duo adhesive through Mary Beth Shaw’s Little Eddy Rose stencil.  And I wasn’t careful doing the leafing.  Noticing a theme?  I wasn’t precise in any way and had such fun playing!

Watch  Stencils and copper leaf mixed media cards on YouTube.

The way the copper leafing shines against the matte finish of the paint is scrumptious!

She's got a video showing to do copper foiling creating art journal style cards! with StencilGirl stencils and USArtQuest!

The texture in the black paper was tactile heaven!  I loved it on the edge so much that I just had to add a touch of it in the center.  You’ve probably guessed by now that I didn’t cut  those circles in the middle carefully… Here’s the whole set, ready to go!

She's got a video showing to do copper foiling creating art journal style cards! with StencilGirl stencils and USArtQuest!

Giveaway Details!

What can you win?  USArtQuest decoartive papers (which are loaded with touchable texture) and Perfect Pigment acrylics plus a $25 StencilGirl gift certificate!  Leave a comment here to be entered and if you want more chances to win, head on over to all the blogs in the hop and leave a comment there too!  One comment per blog please.  The giveaway closes on September 19th at 11:59 pm central time.

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  • Laura September 15, 2015, 2:52 am

    That’s awesome. I’ve never done leafing before, because I was always kind of afraid you had to be really precise with it and… nope. That isn’t for me. Nice to see that it can be a bit more…. forgiving than I thought. I’ll have to give it a try.

  • Faith Cohen September 15, 2015, 2:54 am

    I love the copper!! As always, I love your video. ?

  • Lisa September 15, 2015, 7:51 am

    Those are very pretty. I love your colors.

  • Sybil September 15, 2015, 8:05 am

    Love your videos! They are so much fun and informative. I have some leafing sheets and now I have to try this out. Thanks!

  • Jean Marmo September 15, 2015, 9:20 am

    I love seeing how you do this! Such fun! Your cards are wonderful!!

  • Felicia Aaron September 15, 2015, 9:30 am

    Carolyn, as always, you nailed it with a wonderful project! I love how those cards turned out and that paper is awesome! I have never done leafing before, so it looks like a definite try! 🙂

  • An September 15, 2015, 9:33 am

    Carolyn, I am so grateful to you for your playful, “doesn’t have to be perfect” approach. The cards are wonderful!!! What paper did you use for the painting, and what type of paper did you mount the cards on?

  • Suztats September 15, 2015, 9:44 am

    What fun! Great to watch you play with the copper leafing. Love the cards you created.

  • Mary Holshouser September 15, 2015, 9:48 am

    The weather people point out the eye of the storm when they are doing their forecast. These look much like the swirling of the storms.
    thanks for sharing the video and the beautiful finished project.

  • LynneP September 15, 2015, 10:05 am

    Love what you did with the leaf and paint-so scrumptious-just really appeals to me!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Cheryl Gebhart September 15, 2015, 10:10 am

    I love your cards and would love to win the giveaway. Thanks for sharing your play!

  • Joy Taves September 15, 2015, 10:21 am

    Loved your video and your finished card. I love how relaxed you are when you are creating. I tend to be too uptight because I want perfection. Definitely, my perfection has been a problem for me.

  • Terrie Lutz September 15, 2015, 10:22 am

    Thanks for another inspiring video loved the gold I mean copper leafing

  • Judy Shea September 15, 2015, 10:36 am

    I just love metal leafing. These are beautifully simple.. thanks for sharing your fun creation.

  • Shannen leib September 15, 2015, 11:10 am

    Love love love the copper leafing. With Fall knocking at the door this is a perfect addition to my art supplies.

  • diana September 15, 2015, 11:20 am

    Carolyn like always enjoy your tutorials !

  • susan salyer September 15, 2015, 11:27 am

    wow! I had no idea. I have seen this product but had no idea how to work with it. Thank you so much!

  • Amy Roswick September 15, 2015, 11:38 am

    These cards look amazing. I’d love to win to give it a try. Thanks!

  • Michele Haderer September 15, 2015, 11:45 am

    Great cards, Carolyn! I love that copper leafing!

  • Cheryl Donohew September 15, 2015, 11:45 am

    Love the leafing and the black paper. Very cool effect! Another technique to try. Awesome play as always Carolyn. Thanks for the first fun video.

  • Kelly Rish September 15, 2015, 11:48 am

    I have this journal sitting here for a friend.. it just needs a cover and I was “stuck” on the cover.. now I know what I am going to do on it! Thanks!

  • Glenda L September 15, 2015, 11:51 am

    Oh my, what a wonderful video and idea. Love making card sets and the brilliant colors and shine just make me so happy. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

  • carol September 15, 2015, 12:08 pm

    Just love your attention to detail. . . beautiful cards!

  • Deb Berkebile September 15, 2015, 12:20 pm

    I love this. I had a class in Houston that we did this, but love your video! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • RaeLynn Reffruschinni September 15, 2015, 12:37 pm

    I love your “precision” cutting! Works for me! The cards turned out beautifully.

  • Sally Malec September 15, 2015, 12:43 pm

    Love the copper foiling!

  • Anna September 15, 2015, 12:58 pm

    awesome job…. now I know how to do this… always needed to know. Thanks!!<3

  • Carla Hundley September 15, 2015, 1:49 pm

    Looks like you had a lot
    of fun crafting these!
    Came out pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  • Lisa September 15, 2015, 1:56 pm

    Love you videos. Anna what a great prize pack. Good luck everyone

  • kath white September 15, 2015, 2:24 pm

    Love your design. The hop is such fun.

  • Nancylee September 15, 2015, 2:35 pm

    The copper is just beautiful! Oh my, wonderful!

  • Susan Pickering Rothamel September 15, 2015, 2:42 pm

    Carolyn I love these! I am going to try them on all kinds of papers. I have a few in my stash!

  • Frieda Oxenham September 15, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Fun is what it is all about, specially with such beautiful results.

  • Denise Spillane September 15, 2015, 2:50 pm

    Beautiful! Love the colors and the use of foils. Thanks Carolyn.

  • Audrey Bosley September 15, 2015, 2:59 pm

    That looks so pretty. Makes me want to try something like this. You make it look easy.

  • Sue Bowen September 15, 2015, 3:05 pm

    Loved the video. I never would have thought to do it the way you did, and your way is so easy and fun. Bonus…..you always make me smile. 🙂 Thank you!

  • Susan Kapp September 15, 2015, 3:18 pm

    I have a whole bunch of this stuff, used it with rubber stamps. I love the idea of using the leafing with stencils. Now to go dig everything out and play!

  • Julie Hulver September 15, 2015, 3:46 pm

    Fun new use for leafing! I’ve only used it with polymer clay…will have to dig it out.

  • nicole September 15, 2015, 4:17 pm

    my wish list is huge, so i’d love to win!! thanks for the chance and the blog hop!

  • Kathy Gledsdale September 15, 2015, 4:38 pm

    This is lovely, I wonder how this idea would look on an old wine bottle!

  • Janie September 15, 2015, 4:39 pm

    Love the color choices. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Amanda Clemons September 15, 2015, 4:56 pm

    I love your cards. I have never used this paper or the paint products in this project. The different textures are wonderful together. Thank you for taking the time to inspire us all and offer us a chance to win the giveaway.

  • Carole September 15, 2015, 5:01 pm

    wow love the technique and that black paper is super.

  • jeannie ginsberg September 15, 2015, 5:42 pm

    Carolyn you are such an inspiration – thank you!

  • Annie Choate September 15, 2015, 6:24 pm

    Love the copper and the green. How long does it take copper foil to form verdegris? …..all on a Tuesday afternoon…

  • Cecilia Swatton September 15, 2015, 6:48 pm

    Copper leaf on aqua background — gorgeous! Great idea and beautifully done!

  • Anne DeHart September 15, 2015, 6:55 pm

    I’d love to win!!!

  • Sue September 15, 2015, 7:18 pm

    what a cool idea. I love copper leaf.

  • Thea McC September 15, 2015, 7:35 pm

    another fun idea to try! thanks!

  • KhrisM September 15, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Great idea and copper bling is always good! thanks for another great video and demonstrating your whole process,

  • JackieP Neal September 15, 2015, 8:38 pm

    Carolyn, I love that copper leafing- just beautiful!

  • Nancy Sapp September 15, 2015, 8:44 pm

    I’m READY to start copper leafing now!! I know I can do it after watching your video! Thanks.

  • Terri H September 15, 2015, 8:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! Love the copper leafing!

  • Joanne Wiggins September 15, 2015, 8:53 pm

    I too enjoy making cards and your display has given me some new ideas. Thank you for the creativity.

  • Sherri Scott September 15, 2015, 8:56 pm

    Carolyn, when I first started in mixed media I used USArt Quest products first. I love their tinted glazes. Love the way you work them

  • Catherine Lenoci September 15, 2015, 9:11 pm

    The Perfect Pigment Paints look great! And watching how the copper leafing was applied was very helpful! Great instructions -can’t wait to try that myself- thank you!!

  • Gilda (McStamper) September 15, 2015, 9:23 pm

    Love your beautiful idea. Thanks for the video.

  • Sue Knoll September 15, 2015, 10:15 pm

    Wow! This was a cool demonstration! I’ve never worked with copper leaf but it looks so good combined with turquoise! I enjoyed learning something new!

  • Sue Chesley September 15, 2015, 11:53 pm

    I L*O*V*E your cards, Carolyn! I have been playing with gold leafing a little bit and I love it so so much! Your scribbling was the perfect finishing touch, too. Can I buy one of your cards? Seriously, I love them that much! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

  • Martice Smith II September 16, 2015, 12:13 am

    The copper leaf is so cool! I’ve never tried it before. Time to change that! Great project and video, Carolyn.

  • Beverly Jordan September 16, 2015, 12:59 am

    Looks super fun and especially love the result! Hadn’t thought of leafing in a long time but will try it soon! Love your love of color especially! Gorgeous!

  • Rachel September 16, 2015, 2:22 am

    Cool technique … Thanks for the giveaway

  • candy September 16, 2015, 7:42 am

    OK I love the copper leafing. Have to get some of that. Thanks

  • Margaret Griffiths September 16, 2015, 9:29 am

    great cards, love the random shine

  • Joe Morgan September 16, 2015, 10:08 am

    Cool technique! Would love to try that with a lot of stencils I have!

  • Mary Hutchinson September 16, 2015, 10:09 am

    I love the copper -it’s my favorite. These cards are great!

  • Marilyn H September 16, 2015, 10:27 am

    Love the mixed media cards!

  • kp September 16, 2015, 11:00 am

    this looks like something I would love to try! just add it to the list of projects I need to get busy on!

  • Connie September 16, 2015, 11:14 am

    Thanks for a neat video! How neat, I can’t wait to try it!

  • Leslie Cernocky September 16, 2015, 11:20 am

    Interesting effect

  • Barbara DeLisle September 16, 2015, 11:28 am

    thanks for saying your wonderful ideas

  • Barbara Tobey September 16, 2015, 11:31 am

    Love the copper leafing. It adds so much. bobbytobey at Verizon dot net

  • Christine Emerson September 16, 2015, 11:34 am

    Love this design Carolyn x

  • Barbara Cobb September 16, 2015, 12:34 pm

    Carolyn I love the look of the copper on your card…must run to the art store to find some….

  • Carole Lassak September 16, 2015, 1:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing your great project. BTW–Joe sent me.

  • Linda Ries September 16, 2015, 1:19 pm

    So awesome, thanks for sharing the fun idea!

  • Debbi Haynes-Jacintho September 16, 2015, 1:37 pm

    OMG I love these cards !!!!! Can I come stay at your house for a while and just play, and hang out, and make stuff with you ??

  • kathy September 16, 2015, 2:53 pm

    Love the simplicity of this card. So fun to make!

  • Tamera Rutledge September 16, 2015, 3:40 pm

    This is my first time to visit your website. Love your blog hop artwork. So pretty!

  • Sheree' Neumann September 16, 2015, 3:57 pm

    Great project, makes me want to dive in.
    Joe sent me.

  • cmhawkins September 16, 2015, 4:19 pm

    What a great project and video. You are fun and creative.

  • Debbie Kaste September 16, 2015, 4:31 pm

    Ohhhh, I love the idea of using copper with the stencils. Haven’t tried that yet but great inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

  • Kirsten Reed September 16, 2015, 5:29 pm

    Love what you created here! So modern and full of simple interest and texture. Beautiful!

  • Beth Wilkinson September 16, 2015, 5:49 pm

    HI carolyn, Great notecards. I have watched a lot of your gelli plate videos and wish I could be a lot free-er in my art. Your results are gorgeoys!

  • Peggy September 16, 2015, 6:29 pm

    I have never done this technique before! Thanks for sharing!

  • Rhonda Van Ginkel September 16, 2015, 7:04 pm

    Stunning results and so much fun!!! Great techniques!

  • Gina Patt September 16, 2015, 7:34 pm

    I like this idea. I’ll have to try it. Thanks,

  • Lisa Walker September 16, 2015, 8:11 pm

    Oh what fun !

  • Rhonda Peterson September 16, 2015, 8:49 pm

    I love this technique! I have never been a fan of precision and measuring. This is right up my alley!

  • Mary C. Nasser September 16, 2015, 8:56 pm

    LOVE this color combination!! Always so delightful seeing your process! So happy you are on this blog hop! 🙂

  • Susan Schultheis September 16, 2015, 9:25 pm

    As always Carolyn I enjoyed your video and project. I have never used the copper (or gold) leaf but now that I see how easy it is, I will be running out to get my own. Thanks for the new technique and will look for your next fun project very soon.

  • Susan Schultheis September 16, 2015, 9:26 pm

    As always Carolyn I enjoyed your video and project. I have never used the copper (or gold) leaf but now that I see how easy it is, I will be running out to get my own. Thanks for the new technique and will look for your next fun project very soon.

    • Susan Schultheis September 16, 2015, 9:27 pm

      i dont know how this happened but definitely did not mean to put my comment on twice!!! I think its called an OOPS!!

  • Bea Savellano September 16, 2015, 10:20 pm

    You are the queen of video. I love the foil…b

  • Colleen Halpern September 16, 2015, 10:35 pm

    I love these cards. I own all these products; but had never though of using the Duo with stencils and the leafing. Thanks for the idea!

  • Barbara Bruder September 16, 2015, 10:41 pm

    Carolyn, this is a great project and love that copper leafing. It is so pretty and so easy to do. Thanks for a great project and a wonderful video.

  • susan September 17, 2015, 7:18 am

    oooooo — those prints were lovely!
    and thanks for a chance to win the goodies 😀

  • cindy coven September 17, 2015, 7:45 am

    Beautiful. Great video on how to. Thanks

  • Sharon Neeley September 17, 2015, 9:11 am

    Loved the free style with the copper leafing! I want some! so glad Joe sent me to your project!

  • Marti Ashby September 17, 2015, 11:16 am

    I am just playing with gelli prints and loving it. I still have a lot to learn. These cards are wonderful.

  • Carol Ponsford September 17, 2015, 1:50 pm

    Comment 101 should be lucky right? I would love to win these great products. Loved the cards you did for the hop! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Ozge Basagac September 17, 2015, 2:56 pm

    I definitely would like to try this. If only we had more options in Turkey.

  • Natalie Godfrey September 17, 2015, 2:57 pm

    Great design love the gold.

  • Carlene September 17, 2015, 7:52 pm

    Love gold leafing, haven’t done it in a while, you have motivated me to try it again now, thanks so much for the inspiration! Love those cards and I too like the way they glimmer on top of the matte finish!

  • Mary Hockett Thoma September 17, 2015, 8:24 pm

    Carolyn you are so good at letting your style be your style. The black scribble journaling was just the touch to tie in with the black sexy paper at the bottom. You rock!

  • Cathy Johnson September 17, 2015, 9:06 pm

    Love, love, love it! So quick and simple and looks great.

  • Grace September 17, 2015, 10:02 pm

    I love the shine against the mattish background!

  • Shannon September 18, 2015, 4:31 am

    Precisely groovy! Love these cards.

  • stamping sue September 18, 2015, 6:55 am

    I like that you made cards in your style!!!
    stamping sue

  • Michelle pribble September 18, 2015, 4:33 pm

    I just love watching your videos! So much inspiration!

  • Gerrie September 18, 2015, 4:36 pm

    The way you combined the leafing and the paint, they are made for each other. Love the final outcome of the cards…color, copper and black, can I say “perfect”!

  • Stacy September 18, 2015, 6:35 pm

    Love watching your videos Carolyn. I always learn so much. I am going to dig out my leafing stash and give it a go.

  • Annette Reed September 18, 2015, 8:58 pm

    Wow! This looks really cool! I love the shiny gilding. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Jo Anna September 18, 2015, 9:26 pm

    Beautiful! Have some leafing; will have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing. Joe sent me!

  • Joe Rotella September 19, 2015, 12:05 am

    Love the colors!

  • Karen September 19, 2015, 9:54 am

    I love watching your videos.

  • Susan Silver Dill September 19, 2015, 10:37 am

    You make it all look so easy! Absolutely beautiful. And copper is my favorite, so I like it all the more. Thank you for demoing these products!

  • helen m September 19, 2015, 12:22 pm

    What a cool technique!! Thanks for the video!

  • Carol September 19, 2015, 3:02 pm

    Great video! I have some gold leaf I brought back from Thailand and have never know how to really use it effectively. Now I know. And your cards are really beautiful! Thanks!

  • Lisa Chin September 19, 2015, 7:22 pm

    Pretty pretty cards! Thanks for the tutorial. Such a lovely giveaway. Thank you!

  • chark September 19, 2015, 10:25 pm

    gorgeous work–thanks for the video!

  • Jen Waugh September 20, 2015, 4:36 am

    Love these cards! I bought gold leaf ages ago, you’ve inspired me to use it!

  • Melanie Graffius September 22, 2015, 9:33 am

    Once again, Carolyn, you have created a lovely piece of art in your Beautiful Style!!

  • Gwen L. September 24, 2015, 12:07 am

    Love these! The leafing is so cool with that stencil, and the cards turned out fabulous!