Friday, July 26, 2013

Stencil Blog Hop today!

Today I'm playing around with a few things to showcase  Andrew Borloz Crossed Rounds & Squares Stencil L159.

All the shapes on this large stencil are great for a wide variety of applications.  I am working on watercolor paper with a variety of paint opacities to build layers.
I placed two pieces of watercolor paper under the stencil and lightly misted
over the surface with acrylic ink

I like the varying degrees of coverage I got.

Since there is still quite a bit of ink sitting on the surface of the stencil,
I placed it over another paper that has several layers of acrylic paint.
You may notice that I used Wendy Aikin's Waterway stencil as part of this design.

Using a paper towel I rubbed the stencil to displace the ink onto the paper underneath.

The result is a faint mark that ghosts the more opaque ones made with the same stencil.
Cool!


Because I like to vary the scale of the dominant shapes on a piece,
I hand-painted partial circles across the surface.




I used a brush and quickly painted several squares on this piece.
Next, I will work back into the larger shapes with a bright opaque yellow.

Thank you for stopping by!  Please visit the other Creative Team members to get more ideas!
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133 comments:

  1. Wonderful tutorial Leslie! I love the ghosting that you achieved.

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    1. Thank you, Maria! This stencil has so many uses! It will be a frequent "go to".

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  2. Just wonderful. This stencil is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Donna. It is a very versatile stencil.

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  3. That Waterway stencil is so cool!

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    1. Yes! It worked very well in conjunction with the Crossed Rounds & Squares stencil. I love combining them.

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  4. thank you for the chance to win that's gr8 smilz

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  5. Love the background you've created. And thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. You are welcome, and thank YOU for stopping by. Come back often!

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  6. Thanks for another chance to win. Hopping along.
    Stay inspired!

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  7. Loving the layering - and the colours. Many thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad you like the colors/layers, Kate. I love the hot colors of summer, don't you?!

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    1. Thanks, kliaksa. This stencil is a wonderful way to built background layers.

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  9. I like the idea of using stencils and free-hand drawing of the similar shapes! Thanks so much for sharing this cool technique!

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    1. Thank you Andrew! It is a carry-over from building layers on cloth with thickened dye. I'm glad you like it! Great stencil!!

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  10. I love your color choice and love your layering. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I like to have quite a few going at once. Some make the cut, some don't, but it is a great way to get the rhythm going.

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  11. Love your page it's so vibrant!

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    1. Thank you! I seem to have two extremes: vibrant and neutral. LOL!

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  12. Beautiful page!
    Love the analogous color palette, too!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. One of the colors is a metallic yellow-gold. I'm not sure how well that translates with the pics. It seemed to fit right in!

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  13. Great background, the bold painted shapes pop!

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  14. Love all the layers! The colors really pop!

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  15. What fun! I love seeing the different ways this stencil is being used!

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    1. I agree! Like you, I'm enjoying what everyone has done with the stencil. Lots of great ideas floating around!

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  16. Love the colors, love the use of both paint and spray. Great use of the stencils.

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    1. Thanks LaurieJay. The spray method adds something extra to the layers, I think. I like combining application techniques because it seems to create more depth.

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  17. Beautiful! Love the layers and different techniques...Anna H

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  18. I love the idea of echoing the shapes with larger hand painted versions. BTW, you've got my name spelled wrong in the blog hop list.

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    1. I know, Linda! I went in and changed it! Sorry bout that.

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  19. great background. love the colors

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  20. love this. Gorgeous colours

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by, Annie. Hope to see you again!

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  21. Love this "HOP". you all show such great yet different ideas on how to use this wonderful stencil.

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    1. It is really fun to do a hop using the same stencil for that very reason!

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  22. Very cool! I like that you added more shapes at the end!

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    1. Thanks. Changing up the scale of the images adds a bit more depth, I think.

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  23. u are so talented! and make it look so easy! i did some spray painting yesterday, something i learned from watching u! i love it, tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, anti, and I am thrilled that the post inspired you to go do some spray painting! Go girl!

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  24. Love seeing all the amazing things everyone is doing with this stencil! Love how you are getting multiple pages from your '1' spray. Very cool.

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    1. I like to get as much bang for my buck as I can LOL! Plus the spray-field is wide enough that I have learned I might as well line a couple of things up!

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  25. What a fun stencil and your color choices are great!

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    1. Thanks, Caroline! Love the hat in your pic!

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  26. I love the w ay you used this great stencil. Amazing project.

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    1. I love those hot yellow-orange-reds! Woo Hoo!

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  28. Wonderful layers! Thanks for the insparation!

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  29. I love seeing how you used watercolours with the stencils, very inspiring.

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    1. The paints are all water-based, some pretty close to watercolor, but in this case, I didn't actually use watercolors. They will work beautifully with this process, however!

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  30. Love your journal pages and descrition of its creation. Great stencil as well! What a wonderful giveaway!

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  31. Very cool how you layered this piece!

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  32. love all you layering with this awesome stencil!

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    1. This stencil will be a "frequent flier" in my adventures on paper!

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  33. Really vibrant layered page! TFS!!!

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  34. Cool page, love all the layers!
    Thanks,
    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Tanya, and be sure to hop on over the the other artists if you haven't done so already!

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  35. Cool use of awesome stencils! Thanks!

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  36. Very pretty page!!!! Love the colors and patterns!

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  37. Thanks for sharing your process with us.

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  38. Love all those layers. Great stencil.

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  39. So many cool layers that play off one another. I love the color choices as well.

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  40. Love the color combo and the fun layering of shapes.

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  41. It is so cool! I love the layers and colors!

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  42. I love the layers and the ghosting technique. I just recently discovered it by accident when I was cleaning a stencil. I use it a lot now.

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  43. Love this page. Fantastic ghosting technique!

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  44. Loving the colors you used and how the ghosting adds another dimension to the page. So Cool!

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  45. Love the way you used this stencil - your colors are so vibrant and the layering is fabulous!

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  46. Fabulous!! and I love the colours you used!

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  47. The layers, the ghosting, love your examples of using the stencil. So many ideas! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!
    Janelle R

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  48. From one Texan to another...GREAT PAGE!!!!
    Melissa
    aka vwgirl

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  49. Another TX girl chiming in great page and use of the new stencil. Love the vibrant colors.

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  50. Wonderful use of the stencil.

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  51. Love the stencil and how it can be used so many ways!

    dottididit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I love seeing all the steps in your process!

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  53. Love your tutorial and the differences made by the different types of media.

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  54. Love all the layers and all the bright bold colors. Thank you for sharing your process. I'm inspired to open up my journal. You have a new follower!!! (((HUGS)))

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    1. Well, YAY! Thanks for being a follower! I'm glad you are inspired to open the journal. Just open it up in the middle and make a few marks in it so it is no longer "perfect". Perfect is highly over-rated!
      LOL. Have fun!

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  55. Amazed what can be done with this Stencil, beautiful.

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  56. I am loving this blog. What different looks all from the same stencil. thanks for the inspiration

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  57. Fun tutorial, Leslie. I have a StencilGirl package expected Monday. Can't wait to play!

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    1. You are in for a real treat, Handgathered!

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  58. Like the use of sprays, this stencil is awesome.

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  59. Leslie.. beautiful use of color.

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  60. fun fun fun. great color! thanks for the chance.

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  61. Sweet job.Great colors. Thanks

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  62. I'm so thrilled at all the responses. I want to respond to each of you, individually, and was off to a great start. The reality of prepping for a trip to the Long Beach quilt festival began to tap me on the shoulder. I hope you understand that I had to resort to a more general response. To each of you, I want to say thanks. I'm glad you dropped by, left a comment, and I hope to see you again on future "hops", or simply whenever you want to stop by and visit! Go in your studio and make stuff!

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  63. After all these tutorials, I'll definitely be a making stuff! ~Hobby

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  64. I love the colors and all the layers. Your hand painted shapes really pull it all together and add depth. Now I want to go play!

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  65. Yay to all of you who are inspired to go play! Don't worry too much about the outcome: focus more on experimenting. Lots of great things, those "happy accidents" happen that way!

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  66. Such creative use of these stencils, Leslie! Kudos to you on these projects!

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  67. Thanks, Kay! I'm sitting in the Phoenix airport reading your responses. I brought my next project along because I'm not quite finished with it. Might as well play in my hotel room, right?!

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  68. Love it! The colors are so luminous, and I love the way the shapes interplay. Thank you for sharing!

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  69. Leslie, love this project and the colors are great.
    Thanks for being part of this great blog hop.

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  70. What a warm and wonderful palette and all of those layers, I want to wrap myself up in them.

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  71. oh, a quilt festival, sounds like fun!! awesome colors and designs with the stencil.

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  72. Love the colors you are using, I am on a red and burgundy kick right now!

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  73. Such festive fun! Thanks for sharing your creative techniques.

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  74. Such vibrant colors and the yellow ghost image! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carmen L

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  75. nice use of that amazing stencil

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  76. How beautiful! Loving your color scheme.

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  77. That was great.
    Thanks for sharing the process

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  78. This is so cool. Thank you for sharing this with us!!!

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  79. Such a versatile stencil! Love the warmth of these pages

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