Monday, January 27, 2014

Michelle Ward SG blog hop

I'm so glad you stopped by!  I am excited to show you Michelle Ward's new Segments Small Stencil.  I like the large negative spaces in this design.




I had two ideas I wanted to explore with this stencil.  The first is a piece of watercolor paper that had been previously gelatin mono printed and stamped with my hand-cut acrylic stamps.  Some of the shapes in the stamp reminded me of this stencil.
Here is the paper before the addition of the stencil

I put the stencil over a portion of the surface.
My intent is to lightly spray acrylic paint (Liquitex) in a series of layers.



I like the way this looks.  The lightly sprayed paint allows the base layers to be seen through the stencil openings.

For the next project I used a small box that was part of a holiday gift.
Using washi tape on the sides and over the surface I was able to alter the appearance.




Once the top of the lid was fully covered, I placed the stencil on the surface and
pounced a layer of opaque white paint into it.



I love the ghosted pattern of the tape under the white paint and the linear openings from the stencil!

I drew around the edges of the paint with a black pen.


I had a previously cut, fused piece of fabric from Jamie Fingal's new line from Hoffman.
Since fabric fuses quite nicely to paper (and boxes!) I decided it was a fun addition to this
box.  Since it was a coffee cup it needed some "steam".


I wrote a few thoughts about my love of coffee into the "steam".

I hope you like my little box project.   A little tape, a bit of paint with this fun stencil, 
a bit of leftover fabric, and you have a great little gift box that is truly unique.

Thanks for stopping by!




Please be sure to stop by the other blogs on the hop and remember:  every comment you leave increases your eligibility to win a selection of Michelle's new stencils.

99 comments:

  1. I agree that they have terrific negative space and you used it all to your advantage.

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  2. Your spray paint project reminds me of those crazy mazes--cool! That box! LOVE LOVE it!

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  3. Your projects are cool! Love the steam coming off your coffee cup. Love how the stenciled parts of your projects seem to float over the top of the base background.
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  4. You really offered a way to take very busy prints and calm them down. Good affect. Thanks for sharing the process. Many of us have crazy wild Gelli prints and love some of the colors but...way too wild. thanks

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  5. This project intrigues me. I like how you combined the fabric into he design. I"m still new to all the layering and journal aspects in designs- its seems like do more or go home--- and just continuing to layer turns out really wonderful designs. I'm still curious how the fabric sticks to the tape on the box. Did I miss the adhesive you used?

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    1. Heather, prior to cutting the coffee cup shape out of the fabric I used Mistyfuse over the entire piece, then "fussy cut" the shape. Easier than to fuse after cutting. The fusible adheres to the surface by ironing.
      If you search my blog you will find a tutorial on how to use it. Hope that helped!

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  6. How clever! I love the layers and texture you created. Seeing projects like this are what make it hard for me to throw things out! Thank you for the inspiration, and the chance to win!

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  7. what a great idea and as a box hoarder, oops I mean collector, this technique will be used quite often, thanks

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  8. Really like the projects. You are always inspiring. I really will need to add these stencils. Thanks.

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  9. Glad I made it over to you, interesting to see the way you use the stencil.

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  10. Fantástica tu creación, me ha gustado mucho cómo incluir la plantilla en este proyecto de caja.Felicidades. Gracias.

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  11. Clever box project, Leslie! Thanks for sharing your ideas using Michelle's new stencils, and for a chance to win. Fingers crossed :)

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  12. Great way to use that stencil. Love the box.

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  13. Very clever little box you created! :)

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  14. What a cool project you did with that box! Love it. And you showed how versatile this stencil is. Great post.

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  15. Great idea with the box! I especially appreciate the words in the steam.

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  16. Love the box and how you used the stencil.

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  17. You are so inventive! I love how the box turned out, really cool.

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  18. Loving this design, Leslie. This box turned out great.. so many layers and cool steps.

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  19. I so agree with you about the negative spaces! Loved seeing the box layers build!

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  20. What a cool box with the white paint, pen work and Jamie's fabric! Love it, Leslie!!

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  21. love the box. I mostly use paper now but after hopping on this blog I think I may want to try some fabric! Thanks for theinspiration

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  22. What a clever way to re-purpose a box that might end up in the trash. The black outlining makes the design look like stained glass, the "steam" coming from the coffee cup - using part of the stencil - is great. I have several boxes of fabric from SU. I've been wondering what I was going to use them for. Now I know. Thanks for sharing a great idea.

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  23. How innovative. Love what you have done here.

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  24. How clever to use the stencil in this way. Great box. Love blog hops for the inspiration of using the stencils in so many ways!

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  25. Impressive and fun. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  26. Never would have thought of covering a box with Washi tape. It looks fabulous. Love the way you drew in the negative space. Theresa x

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  27. What a great way to personalize a little box that you can then use to store treasures, or to give as a special gift box for a dear friend! Love it!

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  28. WOW - this is so creative! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. What a fun project. You really have gone to town on this one.....

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  30. I like the box because the end was so different than how it started. I too like these stencils because of the negative spaces they create. Just makes me want to fill in those shapes. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. A gorgeous box...thanks for the tutorial. These stencils are so useful.

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  32. Love how the stencil changes the look of the patterned paper! Thanks for the tutorial, too.

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  33. Leslie, fun projects! I enjoyed seeing you turn the stencil as I'm way too linear to try that. And the box - with the pattern peeking through at the stencil lines is very clever.

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  34. Interesting use of the stencil -love the way you used it with the washi tape.

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  35. I really like the pop of the bright print against the white stencilled areas. Usually it's the white that pops. Really cool use of the stencil.

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  36. I too love to work with washirape, but rarely combine it with stencils, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Love your use of the stencil, negative space is always good. Love using the Washi tape.

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  38. That looks great. Don't own any washi tape but would love to try it over some old scrapbooking paper that needs a new life. Thanks for the ideas.

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  39. I love washi tape and this is beautiful.

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  40. What great projects - I love how the box turned out.

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  41. Love your box and using the washi tape...brilliant.

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  42. Wow Whdda thunk! Looks like a lot of work but the result is outstanding. It looks as though it was a lot of fun to make as you kept uncovering and making more of your artful design. Thank you.

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  43. the box is great. so many ideas

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  44. Another fabulous piece of art created with these awesome stencils. I am convinced that I need them now!

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  45. I loved the layering in both projects! Thank you for inspiring me to use my washi tape in a new easy and fun way!!

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  46. Fun stuff! I love that washi tape with the safety pins! I like how some of the artists are using the stencil literally to make the small tracings for journaling and writing!

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  47. Love your project! Great use of the new stencils.

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  48. I LOVE your box project! Great idea to add the white paint then wipe it off using the stencil pattern.

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  49. great idea~ love seeing all the different interpretations of the stencils!

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  50. you created a beautiful box using those stencils. amazing.

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  51. Cool box- thanks for sharing and for hopping!

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  52. I could not have guessed what stencil you used. You sure showed how to make it your own. Love the steam.

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  53. this is a great way to get a very cute little box. Great step outs!

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  54. a lovely box, I would have never been able to figure how it was made without your instructions.

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  55. Your project made me smile! Cute!
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  56. I LOVE this little box you decorated. What a creative use of this stencil!

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  57. lovely box... thanks for sharing the idea with us!

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  58. Unique, indeed! I'll have to try this technique.

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  59. Thank you for mentioning about fusing fabric to paper - that's one of my favorite "secret weapons"

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  60. Loved your ideas - so cool!

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  61. Leslie, love the idea of creating a box, love boxes!

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  62. I love your box. Along time ago I did decorative painting on outside of boxes and I would fuse fabric to cardboard and glue into inside. Never thought of fusing to outside. thanks for the great idea.

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  63. My favourite stencil - I love this!

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  64. Been several years since I bought quilting fabric, but I see Hoffman is still the greatest. Your work is very creative. :-)

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  65. So cute! And not at all what I expected. Great use of the stencil.

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  66. Wow - amazing use of the stencil!

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  67. what a fantastic idea! wash tape plus gesso and stencil, amazing!

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  68. So many great ideas in one project! Love, love, LOVE!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  69. Love this use of items and the cute stencil pattern on top. Thanks for sharing- gives me some new ideas!

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  70. Ha! I was wondering where the 2nd project was going--then voila--so cool--love the steam.

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  71. You make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing such a great project!

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  72. Amazing creativity! I am learning SO SO much on this blog hop! The only down side is having to wait 'til Sunday to see if I won, because I am so ready to order this set now.

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  73. I am having so much fun on this my first blog hop. You are amazing and so creative with one stencil. Who knew!

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  74. What an interesting project... I have only recently (finally!) bought some washi tapes and this has given me some inspiration to use them. Thank you

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  75. Avery creative use of washi tape and this stencil, the fabric coffee cup fused on top is a clever addition.

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  76. Love the box art! Super job with the stencil. =)

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  77. What a great idea, can't wait to try it.

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  78. What a sweet box idea! Love that stencil! Gotta have it

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  79. I love your project using these wonderful stencils.

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  80. How creative you are! How cool is this cup of coffee!

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