Welcome back to my blog and another post for Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe. Exciting things have been happening over at Gwen Lafleur Studios this month. PaperArtsy released three new stamp sets from Gwen. I’ve been playing with the Peacock set and a quick technique I’m calling Stamp Tracing that I want to show you. Stamp tracing gives you the flexibility to put your own spin on stamp designs so that you can make them unique to you. And you won’t believe how fast and easy it is to get great results. Here are the three new sets: EGL16 Letters and... Read more →

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As part of an Instagram Hop, StencilGirl© recently challenged me to create something fabulous from a box of random art supplies that they sent me. Click here to go to my Instagram Post where you can find out how to enter. (Note that the contest will close on 10/18/21 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time USA.) My box of goodies included a generous selection of Sparkle and Spectral Spirit Alcohol Inks by Kristie Taylor, a Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Travel Palette, and an Oil Based Sharpie Marker. Anyone who follows StencilGirl’s Mary Beth Shaw knows that she is the ultimate Mad... Read more →

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I’m so in love with this project that I created for StencilGirl©. A decoupaged image, a StencilGirl© stencil and a little love turned this sad little chest of drawers into a sweet storage chest for my art studio. You can read how i created it and see more pics here on the StencilGirl© Talk Blog. Before: After: See you over on the StencilGirl© Talk Blog. Hugs until next time, Jill Read more →

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Today I’m playing in my art journal and sharing a quick and easy way to add a little background noise to your art journal pages with Gwen Lafleur’s Alphabet and Number stamp set and an idea for making some fun embossed reversible collage fodder. Read more →

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Welcome to another of my posts for Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe. If you’ve followed any of my art journeys then you probably know that I love to repurpose unusual things in my projects. I recently came across, (more like tripped over) a peach basket full of old piano keys in my garage. They had been stashed there compliments of a neighbor who generously left his old upright piano on the street for the monthly bulky trash pickup. Well that was just too tempting of a morsel for me to pass by. So with a big grin, I filled up my... Read more →

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Just a heads up that my spring column for the StencilGirl Talk Blog is available. This time I’m sharing tips on buying and cleaning vintage textiles and three techniques for printing on them using the sun. You can read all about it here. I hope you’ll stop by and see the process pics for this textile Cyanotype project using Rae Missigman’ s Botanical Wildflowers Stencil and my own Jardiniere Stencil design. Until next time.... Hugs, Jill Read more →

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Have you ever experienced a Kismet Moment? You know, when a little rush of adrenaline bleeds through your veins like an ink splat on a wet watercolor paper and whispers that the tiny scrap you just picked up off the floor is the perfect shade of blue to make your journal page sing anthems of joy kind of moment. (Ok, that was a really long sentence...). They don’t happen very often for me, probably because I have a tendency to overthink most things, which in turn stifles any opportunity for a kismet moment to actually happen. So when one does... Read more →

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Hi Friends, I’ve got a Sweet art journal page created for Gwen Lafleur’s Artist Tribe to share that I’m really excited about. If you haven’t heard, StencilGirl’s StencilClub release for February 2021, the Feathered Tribe was designed by Gwen Lafleur. And as members of her team, my creative co-conspirators and I got the opportunity to play with the set before its release. This page is all about layering papers, specifically layering stenciled papers using Gwen’s designs from her Feathered Tribe set with my own December 2020 StencilClub design called Block Prints to recreate a framed garden motif in my art... Read more →

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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. We’ll be creating origami gift card holders for our project. Read more →

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Want to learn how to get more out of your stencils? I created a short video to show you how I transform a stencil with a repeating linear pattern like this: To create a square motif like this: I’m using the 9x12 stencil for the December 2020 Block Print Collection in the video. It’s part of a set that I designed exclusively for StencilGirl’s StencilClub. If you’re not a member follow this link to find out how to join. Happy Stenciling! Jill Read more →

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