Sunday, October 28, 2018

Artists Trading Coins using StencilGirl stencils

Have you heard about Artists Trading Coins?  I keep seeing and hearing about them in magazines and online so I ordered a few different sizes from  The coins that are sold by Joggles are made from water color paper so they lend themselves to many different coloring mediums:  inks, paints, matte medium, etc.  I used stencils for this collection and Tim Holtz's new Distress Oxide inks, these can also be purchased online at  I like the results.

The stencils are from; these faces are the new ones in Pam Carriker's collection, the background stencils are from Seth Apter's newest ATC stencil.  Like all ATCs each one is a small piece of art, these happen to measure 6".

Thanks for stopping by!  Take care, have a great week ~ Renee

Friday, October 19, 2018

Distorted Faces using Pam Carriker's stencils

I'm still such a fan of Pam Carriker's newest face stencils found at Stencil Girl Products!  I am reworking an old canvas using acrylic paints, gesso and the stencils.

I hope you're having a fun day.  The sun is shining here and the temperatures are in the upper 60's.  Amen, comfortable at last!

Thanks for stopping by, hugs ~ Renee

Monday, October 8, 2018

Hurricane Florence, local floods and a new stencil from StencilGirl Products

We had quite a scare with the recent hurricane (Florence) that skirted past our area and then the subsequent local flooding.  We boarded up our house and literally fled as quickly as we could to Atlanta, GA for nearly a week to get out of harm's way.  As soon as we returned we heard about the flooding heading our way from North Carolina so we sandbagged our house with scores of sandbags and yards of heavy plastic.  Our neighbors reported snakes in their yards that were being displaced from a local river that was rising.  That was eerie!  I have been leery about walking into the backyard ever since, I take a good look around wherever I step.  Now we're gearing up just a little for what we hope will only be a Tropical Storm (Michael) when it gets to South Carolina.  Better a tropical storm than any "category" hurricane.  

So I needed something nice to brighten my mood and Mary Beth Shaw provided that!

A couple of weeks ago I entered my name in a contest to win a StencilGirl Products ATC stencil and look at what I won!  This is Seth Apter's new ATC stencil and it has been a real pleasure to use this over the past few days.  There are many different artists who have created stencils using this format which is great when you're making a lot of ATCs.  With this stencil I'm not fighting the excess areas that I don't want to use, it makes the process very simple.  Just click on the link below to take a look at the new collection.

ATC Mixup Apter Stencil designed by Seth Apter

Here's a group of the ATCs I've made using this tool with ink and Tim Holtz's paper dolls.  I added some of Prima's micro beads for a touch of bling.

Your limits are only your imagination!  Thank you Mary Beth and Stencil Girl Products for my new fun stencil, it's made me really happy.

Take care and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs ~ Renee