Jill Berry’s Stencil Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Today is my turn in a blog hop to introduce Jill K. Berry’s new line of stencils, TEXTures, from Artistcellar. There are 4 stencils to this set, and they are all from Jill’s abstracted calligraphic work.

I decided to use them on a journal page.

I applied some collage and paint after putting down a thin layer of gesso.



Then after putting some more paint onto the spread, I decided to print with one of the stencils for a background. I used a brayer to roll some paint onto the wrong side of the stencil.


Then I put the stencil paint side down onto the journal page. I put a piece of wax paper on top, and used a clean brayer to roll over it to make sure it all printed. The wax paper is to protect my brayer from paint.


Then I printed more.


Before the paint was completely dry, I used a baby wipe to scrub around, removing some of the paint. (I like grunge.)


After drying it, I collaged down some things, and added some lavendar paint.


Then I stamped some text with my Nashville Alphabet stamps. And used the Runes stencil to stencil some graphic borders.


Here’s the finished journal page. For the writing, I used a [amazon_link id=”B002LJRKN8″ target=”_blank” ]Pentel Pocket Brush Pen[/amazon_link], which I love to write with. I also used a black [amazon_link id=”B000S14PFM” target=”_blank” ]Sakura Glaze Gel Pen[/amazon_link], a red [amazon_link id=”B001I2C0VQ” target=”_blank” ]Pitt Big Brush Marker[/amazon_link], one of my hand-carved rubber stamps, and added some subtle color at the very end with [amazon_link id=”B000WKGAY8″ target=”_blank” ]Stabilo Woody Watercolor Crayons[/amazon_link].

Okay, now on to the giveaway! Each artist in the blog hop is doing a giveaway, so you have lots of chances to win. To enter to win a stencil set from me, all you have to do is enter below.

NOTE: Although you can leave a comment for me, that will not enter you in the giveaway. Enter below in the “Giveaway Entry Box.”

You have until Dec. 8th at 12am to enter. A winner will be automatically chosen for me from rafflecopter, and then I’ll contact the winner. If I don’t hear from the winner by Wednesday, Dec. 10th and noon central time, I’ll pick a new winner.

Jill Berry's TEXTures stencils

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With each day of the blog hop, that artist will show work that they created using the stencils, and will give away a set!

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  1. How do you think you’ll use the stencils? Well, there are so many things I can do with them, I can’t just pick one, but I think I would first try my hand on a Journal Page, then move to the front and create a PaperFabric Cover, using them. Would be even greater to win a set. TFS and the chance to win.

  2. It has been very interesting to see the many different ways these stencils are being used by the blog hopsters. I like the approach you took, it is one I could easily adapt to my own use.

  3. Another yummy, multi-layered page, Traci. Thanks for the inspiration! I also really appreciated the tip about using a brayer on a stencil backwards then flipping and covering with wax paper. Can’t wait to try that!

  4. Thanks for another great, multi-layered page — excellent inspiration, Traci! I particularly love the way you came back in with the blue runes towards the end. They seem to fit your style so well.

  5. Wow! I love your blog! I hadn’t been here before but will come back many many more times! I would use the TEXTures stencils on a variety of backgrounds for mixed media! Love them! And thank you!

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