Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Denim transformation with StencilGirl


Hey there Stencil fans!

Natalie here today sharing a very Wearable project using StencilGirl and acrylic paint.

Last month I got my hands on the new Dream Imagine Inspire Create Mask by Trish McKenny and knew right away that I wanted to transform a denim dress that Jessica once used to wear.

I started by putting a layer of greaseproof paper inside the dress so that if the paint bled through the denim, the back of the dress would be protected.

I started by using a wide brush to add a light coat of gesso to not only seal the denim but also add some lightness to the dress.

I chose a few cool colors to compliment the denim as I was after a softer look rather than a bright overwhelming finish.

Once dry, I used a sponge roller to lightly apply the paint over the stencil, starting with the lightest color and moving to the darker colors.




Next, I used the Scribble Scratch Handwriting stencil on the pocket by rolling a little paint direct onto the stencil then using it as a stamp by pressing it down onto the denim. This gave a really light finish.

The Little Painted Rainbow Stencil was the perfect size to fit on the pocket so I used a latex wedge to add the paint before using a paintbrush to darken the color and add white for highlight.



I finished the dress off with a few white paint splatters before putting it out in the sun to dry for a few hours.

I'm pretty happy with the alteration to this denim dress and my model agrees!

Thanks for stopping by,

Stencils Used .... 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Junk Journal and Magicals


Hey there !

Today I am creating in my Junk Journal – I love this little journal – its made up of all types of papers and surfaces making me stretch my imagination that little bit further!

Here are a few simple steps to create this project.

  • I am working on some graph paper and some street directory paper, so before I start, I needed to give the pages a coat in gesso to seal them.
  • Next, I added some collage elements – tissue paper, die cuts & book paper. Use Gel Medium to stick those down.
  • I added a little gesso over the top of those elements to make sure the surface was the same all over the page
  • I used Archival Ink to stamp images around the page
  • Now mix up some Magicals by adding a little powder to a palette then adding water.
  • Swatch your colors before you start
  • Use a large round paintbrush to puddle on the colors, moving quickly and drying as you go.
  • I next added some old rub-ons
  • Stamp your focal image onto vellum and stapled to the page
  • Add some additional stamping to finish

And done!  Here is a Video showing you how to create it in a bit more depth.

Lindy’s Products

Other Products

  • Graph paper, street directory or map

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

It's time for another SHOW ...


Catch me online from Thursday September 10 for the Great Australian Craft Show.


There are some great special plus daily demo sessions live on Facebook and a daily exclusive as well!

Check out all the details below ... Dont forget its starts at 9am Thursday Morning until midnight Sunday!


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

***HOME DECOR PROJECT*** Coffee Anyone? Create Cups with Stencils

Hey guys,

Today I am showing you a cool little project creating your own custom coffee cups!


This is really easy and super fun.  
Here are a few simple steps on how I created these two bright mugs!

I purchased two cheap glossy cups and gave them a light spray with Krylon Gesso Spray so that the acrylic paint had a nice surface to sit on.

I then used a combination of colors to color the mugs and allowed them to dry.


Using a latex sponge, I added some light pattern to the background using the same colours to add simple dimension.


I used a latex sponge and Ranger Black Archival ink to sponge on the images from the Scared Hearts ATC MixUp & Alchemy and the heat set them to ensure that they were dry


Next I used Pilot Pintor Paint pens to go over the sponged images to give them a darker black and bring the images all together. 

Once dry, I popped them into the oven for an hour to set the ink before giving them a light spray with a semi gloss sealer to give them a shine.



Have a fabulous day ... and go create something!

Natalie May