Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stenciled Poetry - Colours of the Rainbow with Natalie

Hey there Stencil Fans!

Natalie here sharing an Art Journal page for the Stenciled Poetry theme this month.

I am a huge lover of colour and using the colour wheel especially in my classes and I love using this stencil designed by Pam Carricker.

This page is so simple yet super effective.
Let me talk you through the process.

I started by using a Post-It and tacking the stencil to my page so it didn't move.

I used a Pitt Pen to trace each segment. I had to use a waterproof pen so when I added the water, I wouldn't loose the image.

I then used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to colour each segment, activating them with water, allowing the colour to bleed out into the page.

Once dry, I gave each segment another quick application of colour to increase the intensity before scribbling on a beautiful poem by Christie Ann Martine.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Need a weekend away?

Need a weekend away?
A spot has become available for the Retreat next month ...

Sunday, March 31, 2019

April Classes

What a busy week of classes coming up ... Classes to suit everyone ... If you would like to Book in or Confirm your booking - please message or email so make sure you dont miss out ... Spots are limited... 0409994322 or natmay@adam.com.au

Friday, March 29, 2019

Carry It for StencilGirl

Hey there StencilFans!

Natalie here today with something that is super special to me and a little on the creative side too.

This month, we have the theme of 'Carry It' and although the rest of the uber talented StencilGirl team have come up with incredibly impressive things to carry ... I wanted to create a Scrapbook page featuring my Grandmother who passed away a few years ago and how we Carry her memory in our hearts.

I am a big journaler ... I write notes and tell stories but not often do I put them on the front of my pages ... I scribble stories on the back of the pages so that the story isn't lost and the information is there for the next generation.

I created this Mixed Media Scrapbook Page to go into a frame to go on my studio wall.
It's surprisingly simple but with lots of layering elements.

I have used the following stencils to help with building those layers of colour and texture ...

I have produced a little video with full instruction on how to create this scrapbook page. 
You can view it on my You Tube Channel.

Here are a few close up images for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by
Natalie May

Thursday, March 28, 2019

What You Water Grows ... for Lindys

Hey Gang.
Today I am sharing a versatile art journal page created using Magical Shakers and a few different techniques. Choose your colors and the word you want to add over the page before you begin so you can match the feeling the colors create with the text.
Let me talk you through the process …
Start by giving your pages a really good coat of white gesso. We will be adding lots of water so a good thick coat is important to stop the water soaking through. I often use masking tape down the center to give extra protection!
Next, use a stencil and some texture paste to add images through the middle of the page. Once dry, add a little stamping in black archival ink.
Choose a couple of shades of blue – I used Hydrangea Blue and Bachelor Button Blue – and create a wash across the page. I love how the color pools around the stenciled images.
I needed to add some depth to the page so a few sprinkles of Barvarian Blue from a shaker, activated with water spray and swished around with a brush did it nicely. Allow the color to run down the page into the stenciled leaves.
Once dry, I stamped some images onto tissue paper and used gel medium to stick this onto the bottom of the page.  I then repeated the process on greens – using a combination of Lucky Shamrock Green and Lederhosen Laurel.
A few finishing touches such as stamping in blues and greens will make the page pop!

Lindy’s Products

This technique will look amazing with all sorts of different style stencils … I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Lindys Blog Ambassador badge 2019 Natalie

Dates for April/May/June

Monday, March 18, 2019

Adelaide Craft & Quilt Specials

This week is the
Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair
and I am busy packing up my
little shop to have everything
there just for YOU!

I have so many 
Here are just a few ...

Dina Wakley Paint  $4.50
Dylusions Paints  $5.50
Dina Wakley Stamps  $25
Dylusions Sprays  $5.00
Nuvo Drops  $5.00
StencilGirl 9x12  $15
Dina Wakley Stencils  $7
Distress Oxides Ink Pads  $8
Dylusions Large Journals  $30

PLUS I have so much 

New Release Lawn Fawn stamps & dies
La La Land Stamps
Mintay Paper Packs
New Lindys Gang Magicals & Squirts
New Distress Oxide Sprays
New Dina Wakley Stamps 
New 6x6 Dina Wakley Journals

and a HUGE range of 
Paper Collections & Kits from
Simple Stories
49 & Market

These Specials are ONLY for the Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair - Australia’s favourite craft event will be in Adelaide, March 21 to 24, 2019

The Craft & Quilt Fair is bigger and brighter than ever before! Join us for our 25th anniversary celebration, shop, learn and get hands-on. Meet international guest artist Danny Amazonas, see his work and enjoy free floortalks.

Learn from the experts who will get you started, buy kits and supplies to help you on your journey, be inspired by amazing displays such as the Adelaide Quilt Show, Best of QuiltCon and Prudence Mapstone's crochet installation. There’s textile art, beading, papercraft, sewing, knitting, embroidery and much more. Everyone has a creative side; discover yours.

It's your kind of show!

Join me each day at my Guest Artist Stand for a $5.00 Make & Take.
Sessions are at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and you need to book at my stand before the class. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

13arts Classes in Adelaide

There is just one spot left in each of these classes
Send me an email to book in  - natmay@adam.com.au

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sydney trip + Dreamer Layout Class in Adelaide


Are you in Adelaide?

I have a few spots left in my Scrapbook Class on the 23rd Feb using the NEW Lindys Gang Magicals colours ... couple of great unisex pages... Limited kits available so BOOK IN TODAY ... message or send me a text 0409994322

Friday, January 25, 2019

Love & Friendship

Hey there Stencil Fan!

Natalie here sharing an easy Scrapbook layout featuring the Love of my Life, Trevor's and my daughter Jessica. 

This month we are celebrating Love & Friendship here at StencilGirl and there was a heap of photos I could have scrapped but I particularly love this one taken in Tasmania a little while ago.

This was the trip we took to see my beautiful Grandmother and it would turn out to be the last time we saw her before she passed away ... so this trip was definitely all about love! 

I started by taking the Fallen Leave 9x12' stencil designed by Jessica Sporn and used three colors in the Lindys Sprays to add color to 2 pieces of flat white cardstock.


I then took one of the stenciled pieces and cut out a heap of those beautiful leaves.

With the remaining stenciled sheet, I trimmed it down to just under 9x11' and adhered it to my page.  To create the stitched edge, I used some 13arts transparent stickers instead of dragging out my sewing machine (I love a good shortcut).

I foam mounted the image to the page and then each of the leaves was then slid in underneath the photo before I added some pretty Prima flowers.

Here is a quick YouTube tutorial just to show you how easy it really is!

Thanks for dropping by and I would love to hear what you think so leave me some love!

Natalie May

LINDYS GANG PRODUCTS - Hydrangea Blue, Luscious Lime & Bachelor Button Blue
OTHER PRODUCTS - Rosie's Studio acetate,  13@rts stickers, Prima & Green Tara flowers

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