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Using a Stencil on a Canvas for Michelle Ward’s Blog Hop

Video Using a Stencil on a Canvas for Michelle Ward's Blog Hop for StencilGirl by Carolyn Dube



I am a huge fan of Michelle Ward!  Not only does she have the most amazing sense of design-  she is a wonderful teacher.   If you ever have the opportunity to take a class with her, do it!  You can imagine my excitement when I heard she created 8 new stencils and a blog hop!

As I looked at her Segments Stencil from StencilGirl, I decided to play and stencil on a canvas.  I treated the canvas just like an art journal. Same techniques.  Same fun.


Click here to watch  Using a stencil on a canvas  on YouTube.

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Want to see more of Michelle’s stencils in action?  There are lots of great ideas in this hop! Be sure to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway!  All the hop giveaway details are  over on StencilGirl Talk.  Best part –  every comment you leave on every blog in the hop is a chance to win.  One comment per blog please (but you probably guessed that).  The giveaway will end on Friday, Jan. 31st at 11:59PM Central Time.

StencilGirl Talk
Michelle Ward
Mary Beth Shaw
Linda Kittmer
Julie Snidle
Judy Shea
Leslie Tucker Jenison
Carolyn Dube – You are here.
Mary C. Nasser
Janet Joehlin
Kirsten Reed
Maria McGuire

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  • Nancy Curry January 27, 2014, 1:25 am

    Loved the canvas project and your choice of colors. And, of course, loved listening to you on the video. Yay, you.

  • Maria McGuire January 27, 2014, 1:50 am

    This video made me smile 🙂 Carolyn signature colors, cool stencil–who could need more!

  • Janis in ID January 27, 2014, 2:04 am

    Brand-new to your site for the hop. Loved following your process on the video. TFS.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Cecilia Sawyer January 27, 2014, 2:10 am

    What a great way to color canvas! Posca paints are so great and I can now image doing a canvas using stencils like this. Great as always!

  • Heather B. January 27, 2014, 2:18 am

    I love your “impatience” and just working with stuff and having fun. You make art accessible to all in a fun way.

  • Michelle January 27, 2014, 2:33 am

    I never tire of your videos 🙂 Thank you again for your colorful inspiration and the chance to win!

  • Bernice January 27, 2014, 3:52 am

    Fabulous as ever

  • Kate M January 27, 2014, 5:26 am

    You once again promote the art of having confidence in how we each individually create and to continue if things don’t go the way we planned. Great to have you as a ‘partner’ on my journey.

  • Corrine January 27, 2014, 5:32 am

    with all that wonderful gridded color, the pencil just adds that nice final touch. xox

  • Sharon Davis January 27, 2014, 6:03 am

    Carolyn, I love the color selection. You make it all seem so simple. Thanks for sharing. I start each morning looking to see what you have created. You are all inspiring.

  • gill edwards January 27, 2014, 6:50 am

    i love the colours of acrylic you have, what a fab stencil i could have a lot of fun with one of those.

  • Laura January 27, 2014, 7:38 am

    Querida Carolyn, agradecimientos por tu vídeo, me gusta ver todo lo que haces, me animas a superar los límites que tengo en la mente. Me encanta tu dinamismo. Felicidades por el canvas y el uso de la plantilla. Besos.

  • VickiR in OH January 27, 2014, 8:10 am

    What a coincidence! I just subscribed to your YouTube channel last night. I’m fairly new to stencils, and LOVED the two videos of yours that I’ve watched so far. I’ll be back later to watch this one, when I have more time. Thanks so much for a chance to win some of Michelle’s awesome new stencil designs 🙂

  • Anna January 27, 2014, 8:21 am

    its like Mondrian for the enlightened..

    Stunning 🙂

  • Susan Johnson January 27, 2014, 8:22 am

    I just wish I was half as free and forgiving when things don’t work out. I love that you added the white paint at the end. These colors are so you and so cheering on a dreary winter day.

  • Tracy January 27, 2014, 8:35 am

    Joyful and playful!

  • Nancy Lefko January 27, 2014, 8:41 am

    Wonderfully colorful!

  • Kirsten Reed January 27, 2014, 8:42 am

    Classic Carolyn. Love it!

  • Jessica Sporn January 27, 2014, 8:52 am

    great colors and a wonderful project in true Carolyn style.

  • Jennifer January 27, 2014, 9:21 am

    Great project. Another great idea for use of these stencils. Love the bright colors you used.

  • Mary Beth Shaw January 27, 2014, 9:41 am

    Happy Colors!!! And your video cracked me up (as usual).

  • Renee Zarate January 27, 2014, 9:45 am

    Love the color blocking look! Great choice of colors, looks happy.

  • Judy Shea January 27, 2014, 9:45 am

    Love the colors, love the video, love your voice. Fun. Great hopping with you, as always.

  • Mary C. Nasser January 27, 2014, 10:13 am

    Love the colors and video!
    Always inspiring to visit your blog, Carolyn!

  • Helen Markee January 27, 2014, 10:48 am

    I loved the video!! I love your sense of humor and your art, of course. thanks for the inspiration

  • bearsmother January 27, 2014, 10:52 am

    The colors are so bright and cheerful. A welcome relief from the cold and dark of the winter. Thanks for sharing the video.

  • Ann Daly January 27, 2014, 10:59 am

    Thank you for the video. I love your bright colors.

  • Theresa H January 27, 2014, 11:11 am

    A fabulous piece of abstract art. Thanks for the video Carolyn.

  • Rita Perfater January 27, 2014, 11:18 am

    First time visiting with you. I enjoyed your attitude as much as your art. Thank you.

  • Daryl January 27, 2014, 11:18 am

    Fantastic use of the stencil! Great inspiration on this blog hop!

  • Linda McLaughlin January 27, 2014, 11:19 am

    Love how the canvas came out, I’m liking these stencils more and more.

  • Linda Kittmer January 27, 2014, 11:21 am

    Simply beautiful Carolyn! I love your bright colours…so you!

    • Linda Kittmer January 27, 2014, 11:22 am

      Carolyn, I know when we meet…and I know we will…your personality will totally match those fabulously bright, playful colours! Can’t wait!

  • Melva Bates January 27, 2014, 12:36 pm

    Love these stencils. The way you have used them is wonderful. Colours gorgeous.

  • Judy N January 27, 2014, 1:28 pm

    Loved watching your video and loved the colors you used.
    Until later,

  • Suztats January 27, 2014, 1:28 pm

    These stencils look like a lot of fun. Love the bright and happy colours!

  • Jo Murray January 27, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Your colours are always scrumptious Carolyn. What versatile stencils…everyone has done amazing stuff.

  • Barbara Albrecht January 27, 2014, 1:50 pm

    I see the rainbow is back…LOL! Of course I love your project! Thanks for yet another fun video…keep’em comin’!

  • Michelle Ward January 27, 2014, 1:51 pm

    Carolyn, your cheery choice of color is a reminder that Spring is on the way! So fun to see you in action and hear your thoughts while the hands are moving. You are the ambassador for Just Go With It. ….love it

  • Barbara Mason January 27, 2014, 2:16 pm

    Love your playful use of colors and the stencil too!!!

  • Juliette January 27, 2014, 2:19 pm

    Really liking that stencil in your project. Nice work! 🙂

  • julie m January 27, 2014, 2:26 pm

    Like the colors and the outlines combo. Color pattern eminds me somewhat of Piet Mondrian.

  • Wendy January 27, 2014, 2:47 pm

    So vibrant! I love your ‘OOPS’ acronym – a great philosophy for the “patience impaired” among us, myself included. Fun video, fun canvas.

  • candy January 27, 2014, 2:47 pm

    This has been a very fun hop with great ideas. Thanks.

  • Beverley January 27, 2014, 2:53 pm

    Love this stencil, and what you did with it, its a happy piece.

  • stephanie January 27, 2014, 3:29 pm

    just great!!!

  • Gerrina January 27, 2014, 3:30 pm

    Love the way you´ve highlighted the forms bij drawning lines around them!

  • Denise Spillane January 27, 2014, 3:36 pm

    Love it. Vibrant, joyful, what more could one need?

  • Frieda Oxenham January 27, 2014, 3:47 pm

    A really happy and cheerful layout!

  • Kathy Gledsdale January 27, 2014, 3:52 pm

    Love your Oops! They are so helpful to me who has lots of Oops, which I panic about!

  • Jane January 27, 2014, 3:58 pm

    Colors are bright and beautiful!

  • Glenda Lovchik January 27, 2014, 4:00 pm

    I cannot believe it. You didn’t use a single word on that project. It’s great the way it is though. Love the cheery colors. Thanks for all your videos. They really make my day.

  • PetraB January 27, 2014, 4:17 pm

    So cool. The vibrant colours are amazing.

  • Kirsten Alicia January 27, 2014, 4:21 pm

    That is a very cool stencil & I LOVE what you created with it.

  • Celeste beck January 27, 2014, 4:40 pm

    Love the bright colors.

  • Gina Sismilich January 27, 2014, 4:58 pm

    Love the stencil – love your brightly colored canvas.

  • RITA MONTGOMERY January 27, 2014, 5:00 pm

    Loved the canvas project and your choice of colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Gaye January 27, 2014, 5:17 pm

    Simple and fun. True Carolyn style!

  • Jane Ellen January 27, 2014, 5:53 pm

    Wow all those incredible bright colors. What a surprise. I love it and as always love your imagination and what a great result. Thanks.

  • Jackieb1965 January 27, 2014, 6:06 pm

    I love your carefree way of creating art and accepting all of your oops and turning them around to awesomeness! I always enjoy watching your youtube videos! Thank you!

  • Maggie Martin January 27, 2014, 6:32 pm

    I lack in the area of patience…In deed I do. I loved the stencil it had an industrial feel for me. Great color choice as well. Enjoyed watching.

  • Julia January 27, 2014, 6:48 pm

    Love it! It’s like a Mondrian with bright, poppier colors! As soon as I saw the stencil I was reminded of “Broadway Boogie Woogie.”

  • Jean January 27, 2014, 7:13 pm

    Love your use of color as always! Great canvas!

  • Janet Johnston January 27, 2014, 7:19 pm

    Luv the retro look of the stencils.

  • Janet Johnston January 27, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Luv the retro look of all the stencils.

  • Michelle Gray January 27, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Love the finishing touch of outling each shape with black. TFS!

  • April Lopez January 27, 2014, 7:22 pm

    Love the colors!

  • Saranne January 27, 2014, 7:33 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! ❤

  • Maggie M January 27, 2014, 7:51 pm

    I know I’ve said this before, but you have the greatest “video” voice! Your canvas is terrific…I’d make a book cover out of it:)

  • donna joy January 27, 2014, 8:18 pm

    Fun and great colors! love seeing all the different interpretations of the stencils!

  • morningdove January 27, 2014, 8:43 pm

    you are such a bright person, so loving that and how you are a matter-a-fact artist.

  • Jackie January 27, 2014, 8:47 pm

    Your videos always make me happy and ready to paint! I knew I was going to love the pieces you would create with these stencils!! Awesome!

  • Beth Figiel January 27, 2014, 9:18 pm

    Hi Carolyn, I am already a follower of your blog & youtube. Your stencil painting is such a HAPPY painting … reminds me of easter and stained class. Thanks for the demo.

  • Susan Schultheis January 27, 2014, 9:47 pm

    All of the Stencil Girls’ stencils are fantastic and Michelle’s are no exception. I would love to play with the new stencils. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Deborah F January 27, 2014, 10:15 pm

    Great job! I love this stencil, I can see using some of the squares for journaling space. Hope I’m the winner…:)

  • Ruth Feria January 27, 2014, 10:51 pm

    you made a fabulous page with that stencil and those wonderful neon colors….outstanding

  • textilerecycler January 28, 2014, 12:22 am

    Another winning project! Thanks for showing us how to do it…
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Raine January 28, 2014, 2:22 am

    Another wonderful video for my Facebook page. We have to keep your Muse happy!!! I love your color choices. In fact, I see a few of them in my FB profile photo!

  • Ruth L January 28, 2014, 4:58 am

    Love your abstract canvas Carolyn!

  • Linda on the Prairie January 28, 2014, 6:49 am

    I’ll take OOPS to heart! The color choices are perfect to cheer up this cold, dreary day.

  • Lori Bradford January 28, 2014, 9:16 am

    Ok, Im hooked. Consider me another follower!

  • Susan Mower January 28, 2014, 1:03 pm

    Thanks for always making me laugh and the inspiration. Your videos are always something to look forward to and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the monthly Gelli Colorful Journey – always check out all the entries.

  • Pat Healey January 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Loved how you used the stencil on canvas! Your video was fun and colorful. Thanks.

  • Susie F January 28, 2014, 3:46 pm

    I really want to give canvas a try. Good way to start. Thanks

  • Gill January 28, 2014, 4:56 pm

    Love this – wonderful colours!

  • Valerie Gilreath January 28, 2014, 5:50 pm

    I love it! And I love these stencils — so versatile.

  • jona January 28, 2014, 7:00 pm

    love the colors you use and like how you always seem to be having so much fun creating!

  • Amante del Papel January 28, 2014, 7:26 pm

    I love watching you work, you are an inspiration!

  • Jean Marmo January 28, 2014, 7:30 pm

    Gorgeous colors! I love how your projects don’t always go where you thought they would! You always make me smile!

  • Lorrie T. January 28, 2014, 10:36 pm

    I would have never thought to use more than one color with a single stencil! You are SO inspiring, thank you!! <3

  • jan January 29, 2014, 2:52 am

    thank you for the video…love your work…i watch all of your videos on you tube and i get sooooo inspired!

  • terri stegmiller January 29, 2014, 5:39 pm

    I love the new stencils by Michelle. Thanks for sharing!

  • Marjie Kemper January 29, 2014, 6:13 pm

    So bright and fun and I love that new design!

  • Heather Ferguson January 29, 2014, 6:47 pm

    I love this- looks like stained glass and it turned out beautifully- thanks for sharing, so glad I stumbled onto your blog.

  • Melissa January 29, 2014, 7:58 pm

    Love the popping color

  • Rebecca Buchanan January 29, 2014, 10:06 pm

    Wow–I loved watching the evolution of your piece on video. When you lifted the stencil, I actually said out loud, “wow”! So cool.

  • Marsha January 29, 2014, 11:09 pm

    I loved your video demo. I really like that you DO make mistakes and just go with the flow to bring things back around to a great composition.

  • nordljus January 30, 2014, 1:50 am

    Beautiful colours, and what a great stencil! Really like the geometrical design, it looks very versatile.

  • Sue January 30, 2014, 2:49 am

    Wow! You rocked, Carolyn! As usual! I’ve been watching your videos for awhile now – I knew you’d put those stencils (or one of them) to good use – I am learning so much from all of you talented Stencil Girls….thank you so much

  • Boo January 30, 2014, 8:03 am

    Love this card!!

  • Jennifer January 30, 2014, 9:30 am

    Love this piece! Looks great as is, but also has some potential to go further … what do you think you’ll do?

    • Carolyn Dube January 30, 2014, 9:31 am

      No idea- when it tells me where it wants to go I will follow!

  • Marsha January 30, 2014, 11:56 am

    Carolyn, you just crack me up. I love your style. That’s why I already follow you and have your “My Creative Journal Journey” and some of your stencil’s.

  • Laurie Hunt January 30, 2014, 1:55 pm

    I love this stencil. It’s been a while since I ordered but I feel the urge with what I’ve seen lately from stencil girl and her friends! Don’t know what you had in mind for your canvas but I must say that I kinda love where it ended up! Nicely done!

  • Kathy H January 30, 2014, 3:14 pm

    What a great bright use of color! These stencils will be fun to play with!!

  • Diana Johnson January 30, 2014, 9:11 pm

    Love your video! Actually love all your videos. Great colors.

  • Janice January 30, 2014, 9:46 pm

    Love it! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  • Karen D January 31, 2014, 6:27 am

    Glad I found your blog on this blog hop, your video was great fun. I really like the colours that you used, and something about the painting reminded me of Piet Mondrian!

  • Karen D January 31, 2014, 6:27 am

    Glad I found your blog on this blog hop, your video was great fun. I really like the colours that you used, and something about the painting reminded me of Piet Mondrian!

  • Cindi January 31, 2014, 3:37 pm

    Love the canvas art. Very cool way to use the stencil. =)

  • Sue January 31, 2014, 10:14 pm

    What fun…can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  • Sarah Jones February 1, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Love the colors!

  • Barbara February 2, 2014, 2:44 pm

    Love your bright colors! Love the stencils.

  • Denny February 3, 2014, 8:06 am

    You’re so good and so fun!

  • Candace February 3, 2014, 8:41 am

    I love watching your tutorials – you really give me inspiration. And I really like this new stencil. thanks!