Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stencil Girl Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to the StencilGirl Products and Imagine Blog Hop, DAY TWO!

For this hop I received three stencils:  Jessica Sporn's Rain, Andrea Matus deMeng's Eve, a modern woman small stencil, Seth Apter's Techno Insiders Circle.  It was so easy to use all three, actually it became an addictive process, I haven't been able to stop using them all month long!  This is the project I chose to share today, it is called " Steampunked Namaste".  It is part of an art journal of faces, she just has an elaborate head gear and flowers.  I will make a series of faces like these and then bind all the pages together in a hand made journal.

The background gets its color from Fireworks! Craft Spray in the Lilac Posies color, sprayed over Seth's Techno Insiders Circle.  Then I used the Techno Insiders Circle again on top of that with Fireworks! Desert Sand spray.  The face is Andrea's Eve stencil. I evened out the skin tones with Jane Davenport's Paint Over Pens, using Unicorn, Beach and Starfish.   Even the flowers in the foreground are a StencilGirls stencil designed by Mary Beth Shaw.  On a separate piece of water color paper,  I sprayed the Fireworks! sprays through the stencil then added additional shading by pouring some of the Fireworks! in a water brush and applying it where needed.  When the flowers were dry I cut them out and adhered them with Tear It! tape.   Here are a few close up shots of the background and the face.

To give her a "Steampunk" look I adhered cogs and gears with Imagine On Point Glue and a touch of the Iridescent Blue Creative Medium.  By using the On Point Glue I can better isolate the areas where I want to adhere the glass glitter.

After applying gesso through the words on the Rain stencil, I allowed drying time, then I highlighted the words with London Fog ink and a small dauber.

Here is another very similar art journal page using the same stencils but in Fireworks! Craft Spray in primarily blues and greens.  I used all the same stencils just differently.

What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY?!!  One special winner will receive prizes from both StencilGirl Products and Imagine, a $25 Gift Certificate from each.

What do you have to do to enter?
Just visit the blogs of the fabulous designers and comment for your chance to win.  The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have.  (One comment per blog, please)
You have until Sunday, July 23rd 11:59 PM Central Time to leave your comments.  
The winner will be announced on the StencilGirl Facebook page and the Imagine Facebook page
on Monday July 24th.

Renee Zarate ~ You are here
Elina Stromberg ~ Your next stop

Product List:

StencilGirl Products

 Jessica Sporn's Rain, Andrea Matus deMeng's Eve, a modern woman small stencil, Seth Apter's Techno Insiders Circle and the flowers came from a stencil designed by Mary Beth Shaw

Imagine Products

Fireworks! Craft Spray- Lilac Posies, Desert Sand, Blue Hawaii, Tangelo and New Sprout
StazOn Jet Black ink
Memento London Fog ink
Blue Iridescent Creative Medium
Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray (on the lips and eyes)
Sheer Shimmer Spritz Frost
Tear It! tape
On Point Glue
Craft Mat
Palette Knife
Small dauber

Other Supplies

140# water color paper measuring 8 1/2" by 11"
Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens
Bird nest stamp from Michaels
Fude Ball black pen
Prima Metal Cogs and Glass Glitter
Paper towels for blotting
Heat tool
Water Pens

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.  There is one more day of the blog hop so be sure and stop by tomorrow for the list of designers.
Hugs~ Renee


  1. This Blog Hop made me fall in love with Fireworks!, a product I've not seen before. And you have created a beautiful piece of art in "Steampunked Namaste". ~Rachel Bell

  2. Love the way that you used the face stencil

  3. The ladies face is beautiful.
    The shading is exquisite.
    Love the page. Hope to
    see the other album pages.
    thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful faces, Renee! You have become the queen of faces in my book. Those products look terrific. I always love knowing your techniques for creating.

  5. Oh wow - that is completely awesome! I love faces!

  6. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Amazing art as always Renee! Love the blues on the journal page...really pretty!

  8. So beautiful! Love the backgrounds! And all the fun details!

  9. This is a beautiful piece! I love the quote, the face, the background . . . everything!

  10. Love your Lady, and her background is beautiful.
    Tour creativity shines through this piece.

  11. The gears in her hair/head are awesome and I love the saying too - thank you so much for your inspiration!

  12. Your page turned out beautifully!

  13. Fabulous projects. Love all of your elements. TFS

  14. love the way you created your background. (ps..the first click on your link did not work)

  15. What a beautiful page! (I have the same furniture rearranging problem since moving from Boston to So. CA.)

  16. So creative using the Stencil Girl stencils and Imagine products!

  17. Beautiful, Renee! Really beautiful!

  18. Love the colors and textures! Beautiful projects!

  19. Beautiful - i especially love the feel of the backgrounds.

  20. Great job on these - the blending is superb!

  21. great pages.. love the flower embellishments.. :)

  22. She is beautiful Renee! I so love those backgrounds! Gorgeous! the blue one looks so ethereal!
    Hoping all is well with you!
    big hugs,Jackie xx