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Block Prints StencilClub Release

 

 

 


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If you’re wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately, I’ve been keeping a secret.  And I’m teally happy now I can finally share it with you.   I’m just so excited that I was asked to design the December 2020 StencilClub set for StencilGirl®️.  The set is called Block Prints, an homage to their inspiration, my collection of vintage Japanese Block Print books published in the mid 1800’s. 

In case you’ve not heard about StencilGirl’s StencilClub, here’s how it works. It’s a subscription club without any strings.  There are no commitments of any kind.  On the 15th of each month, StencilGirl®️ releases a special coordinated collection of three stencils, (a 9”x12”, a 6”x6” and a 4”x4”) to their members only.  These stencils are not sold to the general public. The set comes with a video tutorial by the designer along with a downloadable PDF that feature a project using the stencils. In addition, you get access to a private FaceBook group where you’ll always find support, encouragement, and inspiration.  I’ve been a member since 2015 and I think it’s one of the best deals around.

I’ve got a fun project planned for this month to go with the club set - and it’s just in time for the holiday season.  We’ll be making stenciled origami gift card holders from everyday copy paper.  They are simply addictive.  I love them because they add a touch of love and warmth to any gift card you give.  They can be quick and simple to make or you can take them up a notch with velvet, buttons, and other embellishments.  Either way, they are special and hand made by you.  And if you are someone who is intimidated by origami, don’t be; it’s just folded copy paper.  And I’m going to break it down step-by-step for you.   Here’s a peek at some of the ones that I’ve been folding.

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I’ve been having so much fun with this stencil set.  Here are a few things I’ve been working on since I got them.

a background with acrylic inks....

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My version of tiling and a few art journal pages...

I really hope you love these stencils as much as I do.  If you’re not yet a member of the club yet, head on over to StencilGirl®️ for all of the details.  If you are, I’ll be seeing you on the 15th of December 2020.

Hugs until then.  Jill

 

 

 

 

 

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