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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Blog Hop and Special Artistcellar Giveaway!

"Gentle Leader"
watercolor, ink, acrylic and oil pastel on wood


Giveaway Now Closed: winner is Mary Cline!

Hello All You Wonderful People!

I am so honored to be able to be one of the first to tell you about an exciting new stencil set from Artistcellar!  And even better yet.. I get to give one set away!  

 IF YOU ARE READING THIS POST FROM MY WEBSITE, and cannot comment below...please click this link to go to my BLOG directly.  Click here.  Sorry...my website host doesn't allow comments for an imported blog.  grrr....

Anyway! 

Now most of you know...I am not a stencil kind of girl.  But...Artistcellar contacted me to try this one out and I couldn't resist.  I had been longing to do something similar to the design of stencils in my work...but hadn't quite figured out how to do it without long hours of painstaking....hair tearing out...drawing.  They read my mind and developed a stencil.... And wait...NOT ONE stencil...a WHOLE ENTIRE SET OF FOUR!  Whoop Whoop!

And they are beyond LOVELY...and exciting!  


In fact...they are so exciting...that I forgot to snap a photo of them pristine in the package.  I thought I could get away with it and put them back neatly...but as you can see...I already christened them.  Sorry. 

But...for a stencil to get me that excited....these are really badass!  They versatility alone is A+++ in my book.  You can do so much with these!  And more A+++'s for the size and quality! These bad boys will stand up to some heavy duty you know what!

The set is called Diamond Series. There are four stencils in the set:

111 - Brilliant
112 - Flanders
113 - Heart 
114 - Radiant 

They are all great.  But...what I noticed right away when I got them...was how fascinating they were all together. So..that's how I used them in the painting above..."Gentle Leader".

They created the sun/moon shape in the sky.


I started out with 111 Brilliant...the circle one.  I overlapped it off my wood panel.



After it had dried....I left it in place and taped 112 Flanders on top of it.  This covered up some of the lines from the Brilliant stencil...but not all of them.  And I added a lighter color on top.  I kept if messy and kind of distressed looking.



And I let that dry completely before removing the stencils.

 I added a wash of light blue to tone it back a little and unite the shape with the rest of the painting.

Then I used the raised edges left from the stencils
to my advantage...and lightly hit them with metallic oil pastels.


 And I was super happy with the results!  The stencils have definitely exceeded my expectations.

Now...I get to give one of you lucky folks an awesome set of Diamond Series Stencils!  Just leave me a comment below and let me know how you would use the stencils. And PLEASE only one comment...multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning.  It will eliminate you. 

 I will pick a random winner on 12/8! So check back then!

Remember if you can't see where to comment...it's because you need to click this link and go directly to my blog (not my imported blog on my website).  So...no worries...just click here.

And remember to check out all the other blogs for a chance to win there too!  Here's the line up:

11/30 - Lisa Cousineau/Artistcellar, artistcellar.com/blogs/news
12/1 - Wyanne Thompson, wyartjewels.blogspot.com
12/2 - Jane LaFazio, janeville.blogspot.com
12/3 - Sue Bleiweiss, suebleiweiss.com/blog/
12/5 - Jill K. Berry, jillberrydesign.com/blog/
12/6 - Effy Wild, http://effybird.com
12/7 - Felicia Borges, artistcellar.com/blogs/news

Thanks for reading!  Good luck.  I can't wait to read your creative ideas!  And thanks Artistcellar!  You can fine out more about the stencils here.  







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88 comments:

  1. What a beautiful use of the stecils. I would have never thought of stacking them. Turned out so beautiful in your piece. Of course, I would want to try sacking them if I had a set. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the heart stencil and I would use it writing good memories from my childhood in each section to remind me that I am loved and of all the things that I love that make me who I am. I am not broken but whole and loved.

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  3. I would love to make Christmas cards with these stencils! I love what you have done with them! Very cute

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  4. These stencils are wonderful, I would love to use them i my journals and as a part of my painted quilt design series.

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  5. I so love your work Wyanne and this series with these stencils are just brilliant. I never would have thought of stacking them like you did here...opens up a whole new way of using them! Happy December!

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  6. Oh, so gorgeous. Would love to win I t!

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  7. Winning this would be wonderful.

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  8. Winning this would be wonderful.

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  9. Wow gorgeous, such a neat idea and new technique for me. I would love to win a set of these gorgeous stencils. thank you for the opp :)

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  10. I love what you did with the stencils

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  11. Wyanne, Love your stencils. Sad that You and Me has ended but wishing you all the best. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday season.

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  12. You've created a wonderful globe with these stencils and have me wanting to try something similar. Crossing my fingers that I am lucky, I continue to admire your work and creativity.

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  13. Hey Wyanne,
    Your art is so beautiful, I'd love to create something as special as your deer pictures. I just got a Gelli plate so the stencils would make a wonderful addition to my supply stash! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. x

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  14. Stunning project. I loved hearing about your layers and techniques, especially the metallic oil pastels. I didn't know there was such a thing. Oh the wonderful world of art supplies!

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  15. I can imagine using modeling past through these stencils, then painting with a metallic paint. It would add a beautiful texture to a canvas. Yum!

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  16. I would like to use them in a collage.

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  17. I don't usually love stencils, either, Wyanne, but you have shown how amazing they can look, when in the proper hands! They look awesome and seem so versatile. Hopefully I'll get to try them out in person! fingers crossed! Love you and your work! Have a blessed Christmas!

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  18. Now that I see HOW (technique) you used these stencils, I am encouraged to utilize them in a background 'impression' (visual) of texture within a sky/landscape. I love the overlapping. Your art stuns me Wyanne. That touch of silver! Oh my (I have to sit down.)! Your art makes me happy. Many blessings. Norma

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  19. Such a beautiful painting! I'l love to experiment creating backgrounds with these stencils.

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  20. I think I would use them both as background and to add texture with modeling paste...bea

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  21. Love what you did with these stencils Wyanne, beautiful and soft. I like the web-like effect I might be able to make with these stencils and I'm thinking about windows, like stained glass in a a church or old building. I'd like to experiment in this direction. I have a couple of Artist Cellar stencils, they are a super helpful company and shipped to outside the USA, when other companies wanted to charge exorbitant amounts for shipping.

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  22. I love how you used the stencils. In the past, I've used stencils with poly filla to create a raised design on plaques, which I then paint, drybrush and antique. I'm not really an artist (at all, actually), but I've found this technique is simple enough for even me!! xo

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  23. What a great way to create complex layers. It would be great fun to add text between the lines.

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  24. Beautiful work! I don't think I would have thought of using them this way. I'd love to win a set!

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  25. I'd use them in my art work as background stencils, or with modelling paste to create gorgeous texture! Thanks for this give-away, Wyanne. I love your painting for this project and overlapping the stencils was pure genius! <3

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  26. How patient are you leaving the paint to dry before you removed them! I can't resist lifting stencils straight away to use as stamps on something else. This set gives lovely textures.

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  27. I love these stencils and would use for art journaling and also use with my round gelli plate. Could use with collage as well.

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  28. Love how you used the stencils in Gentle Leader. Beautiful piece and beautiful stencils.

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  29. They are so cool. I'd love to win.

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  30. I have been enjoying your beautiful deer paintings. I love how you used the stencils! I have a jar of molding paste that I haven't tried yet! I'd love to try it with these stencils!

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  31. Awesome!!! I love how you layered them - I would love to try that! Your work is always stunning to me ��

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  32. Those are so awesome! I would love to use them similar to you - they would make a great center for a mandala-esque canvas!!

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  33. I love what you have done with these stencils

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  34. I would use some light molding paste for raised textures in backgrounds of my art and art journal. Those stencils are fierce. Thank you for the opportunity .

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  35. Beautiful! Your art is so delicate and soul soothing

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  36. These are beautiful. What a great idea to use them to add background detail. I love what you did with them.

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  37. Thank you so much for the opportunity to possibly win your stunning stencils. I am always inspired by your creations and the deer are one of my favorites! May you be blessed this Christmas season and always and thank you for sharing.

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  38. Wow! I love the effect of the stencils n your painting!

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  39. Loving these latest paintings of yours! I would use these stencils for many experiments and for sure I would try stacking them as you have shown here!

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  40. Oh my goodness gracious, these stencils are a must have to creating artwork. I'm trying to get back to doing what I love, overcoming some health issues. These would add some extra texture and designs to any painting. That's also great the company ArtistCellar contacted you for this exciting product. Your artwork is one-of-a-kind. Wishing good things your way, Michelle Kirkland

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  41. Oh my goodness gracious, these stencils are a must have to creating artwork. I'm trying to get back to doing what I love, overcoming some health issues. These would add some extra texture and designs to any painting. That's also great the company ArtistCellar contacted you for this exciting product. Your artwork is one-of-a-kind. Wishing good things your way, Michelle Kirkland

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  42. Lovely! I don't use stencils much either, but when I do, I use them more as masks over my acrylic backgrounds. Love your work, especially the cat series and the latest, Quiet Creative! P.S. I make jewelry too! (during painting blocks...)

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  43. What a great idea to use them! Thank you for the opportunity. I love your work.

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  44. They are so nice. I'd love to win.

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  45. I am thinking of using them on fabric, hand-dyed, along with another moon/beaded/felted piece I have been working on... for background on a pillow top

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  46. these stencils sure look like fun. I would play with them in my art journal.

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  47. Gorgeous stencils. And thank you for the ideas on how to use them too.

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  48. Your painting is gorgeous, Wyanne! I love your style and the colors. I would use the stencils in an art journal and for fabric collages. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  49. Hi! I love using stencils in my artwork...and have recently gotten into sacred geometry and mandalas. These look like they would fit right in with that motif. Plus, I have just started a non-profit 'healing art journaling for those with alcoholism and addiction" and would love to have them for use with this group. Thanks so much for all you do! Art is life! Life is art!

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  50. Fabulous!
    I love using stencils in my journals

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  51. They look wonderful! I have some of her stencils, and I love to use them in paintings. Thank you so much.

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  52. They look wonderful! I have some of her stencils, and I love to use them in paintings. Thank you so much.

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  53. Just lovely work! Love the stenciling!

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  54. This is a gorgeous painting. These stencils look so fun to play with too.

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  55. These stencils are wonderful and I like how you used them. I might try them on a gelli plate as I love to use stencils in mono prints.

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  56. love to the metallic at the end.. these stencils are awesome!!

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    1. I love the reindeer and I would post a comment but I have no idea where I leave one so I am doing it this way, sorry.

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    2. Your art is beautiful! I like the stencils and how you have used them.

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    3. I too cannot find where or how to post so I will do so here. I would love to use them in my artwork.

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  57. Love your stencils and work. I'd love, love, love to use your stencils and techniques with my PALS art experimenting group. The four of us quilt, paint, draw, stencil, alter books, embroider, etc., etc. Whatever materials are around to use for fun and arty projects. Thanks so much. See you in Napa some day.

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  58. I am like you in that I sm not a stencil girl...yet. If you choose me as the winner of THIS set, I will use them to embellish a tote bag I use for journaling supplies but also on the Journaling pages. So excited for a chance to win!

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  59. Amazing how you have incorporated the stencils into the artwork. I'm looking forward to making stencils a part of my technique.

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  60. The way that you have layered the two stencils is so effective.

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  61. I would use them with my Geli Plate. Love the idea of layering them.

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  62. I love your creation - soft colors, and the layering. I'd love to try these stencils layering with a combination of my acrylic paints and metallic crayons.

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  63. Great idea using them all together! Love the subtle colors too

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  64. Your Artwork makes me feel such joy. Thank you so much as my heart was needing this touch!

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  65. ooh, I love the layering the stencils on top of each other as a mask! Nice! :)

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  66. I love the new stencils!
    I have stamps of different diamond shapes and think I would use those and the stencils and incorporate them in my journal!

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  67. LOVE how you did this! These stencils are perfect for so many things - art journaling, canvses, cards.

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  68. Beautiful work, I love the moon and the mood it brings to your ethereal piece. If I had these stencilsi could see myself using them in so many ways.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Wyanne, just love your art and your inspiration. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  70. Oh my, I have been pondering how to decorate stepping stones that will be used at the turns in our church labyrinth. These would work wonderfully and your technique of layering them would allow for endless designs. Thank you!

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  71. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the piece you did with the stencils.

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  72. beautiful work and great stencils! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  73. Lovely to discover your work!!!. Thanks for the opportunity to try these out!

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  74. I love these stencils. Thanks for the chance to win a set!
    Jorin

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  75. I'm really learning so much from this blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. I want to experiment with molding paste and I think these stencils would be perfect for that. I love your Gentle Leader!

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  77. What a beautiful piece. Wonderful way to use the stencils.

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  78. Nice work, Wyanne! Thanks for a chance to win these cool stencils!

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  79. Nice work, Wyanne! Thanks for a chance to win these cool stencils!

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  80. You are an amazing artist and teacher! I have watched in awe, the magnificent works of art you created. THank you for sharing so much. <3

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  81. This is so beautiful and ethereal. I love how you did this. I would love a chance to win these stencils. I don't do art journaling much, but I do use stencils to create interesting background textures and shapes on my painting canvases. That's how I would use this set. Thank you!

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  82. This is so beautiful and ethereal. I love how you did this. I would love a chance to win these stencils. I don't do art journaling much, but I do use stencils to create interesting background textures and shapes on my painting canvases. That's how I would use this set. Thank you!

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