Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stencil Girl Products typewriter stencil blog hop.



Hello!

I'm totally excited to be participating in this FAB blog hop for Stencil Girl Products!


On the eye candy menu today:
Michelle Hernandez (you're here- woot!)

I hope you swing by all the participating blogs to see how each artist used Nat's fab stencil design.

LOVE the styling of this design! A+ Nat!

It wouldn't be a proper blog hop without a GIVE AWAY.
One lucky reader will win a typewriter stencil on Nat's blog.
You can increase your chances by leaving one comment on each participating blog.
Deadline is Tuesday August 20th.
Good luck!

Normally I'm a fairly traditional Mommy scrapbooker but every once in a while I'll bust out a mixed media project to keep things real. (Ha!)

I love the hand drawn styling of this stencil so I put together a fairly abstract canvas using papers from Cosmo Cricket's 2wenty Thr3e line. 

Materials: light molding paste on Nat's Stencil Girl Products typewriter stencil, gesso to adhere cut paper to the canvas and water color pencils to give the background some depth.
Believe it or not this took me all day. !!!!
I wanted to make something inspiring I could stare at when I'm having a off moment (which is all the time).
Questions swirled in my head.
Should I include a famous quote? 
Do I add a photo?
Do I go for lots of white space or fill this baby up?

Going abstract scares me because it's quite challenging to make the work relatable but I've always found the genre incredibly invigorating and thought provoking so I decided to put my inhibitions aside and see where this took me.

I also made a quick card with bits from my first attempt:
This is on it's way to you Nat! Thank you and congrats on this new venture. 
You've put a wonderful new tool into my paint stained hands!

This is the last stop on the hop.
I hope we gave you something to think about and admire.

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing!

Michelle

52 comments:

  1. Michelle, I'm totaly in love with your canvas and card. The canvas is very harmonical and has great background. It fits so perfectly with the stencil. Looove!

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  2. WOOWWWW- that canvas is so beautiful - I love it so much!!!! And the card- yeahhh-t hank you Michelle- cannot wait to hold it in my hands. Thank you so much for playing along in my blog hop :) Nat

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  3. The canvas is awesome. No need to add anything else. Just beautiful

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    1. Thanks Cuchy I love your work-thank you for visiting my blog!

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  4. Simpley marvelous dimensional canvas and your cute card rocks too! Love these projects. xox

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  5. What a fantastic piece! I love how you created a pattern with the typewriter and how you used only some of it in areas! Wow!

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  6. I love blog hops. Each of you have used this wonderful typewriter stencil in a different way. I love your canvas and the card is too cute! Perfect!

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  7. Love the way you used the modeling paste to get a subtle and yet highly textured look. I'm a big fan of your white on white, with the bits of colors and mark to add interest and variety. Love this stencil and how you used it!

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  8. I love these creations, especially the card. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. WOW.. stands for White on White. I just love this and would never think of doing that. Bravo to you. It came out great.

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  10. This is stunning! the texture and all white! OOh, love it!

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  11. I love molding paste, I love texture! Great idea!!

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  12. Oh wow. I love this!!! Such an amazing job. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Great canvas Michelle...watch out because you may become hooked on this art form! I know I did and haven't created a LO in forever!

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  14. Michelle, I like your clever use of the typewriter stencil. It has been fun seeing the different ways each of you have created something entirely different while using this same typewriter stencil.

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  15. I love what all you girls have done with the stencil, but I have to admit that your project is my favorite, totally love the structure and the colours! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. Corrine sent me over, Michelle, and so glad that she did! I love both projects (lucky Nat for receiving the second!). I have never been too successful using white on white, but you have done so with aplomb! Super canvas!

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  17. I can totally believe this took you all day! It takes a lot of time to narrow down materials, colors, textures, and then try everything out against one another, and then -- finally -- actually attach it all in one cohesive piece. It turned out great. Love the texture, and great use of the stencil.

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  18. I love this!
    The typewriter looks fabulous!
    Thanks!

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  19. I really like your canvas! And using partial stencil impressions adds so much to the overall piece. Very nice. Lots of good ideas to borrow. :-)

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  20. Love the texture on your piece! This is one of my favorites I have seen today. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. That card looks wonderful! I still believe in snail mail and it's always delightful to receive a card like yours instead of junk mail!

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  22. Love your canvas! I'm a collage artist myself and totally understand the thought process you went through!

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  23. i love what you did, i am going to have to read this over again as i want to see if i can do some of what u did, it is so gorgeous! tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana

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  24. I love the shading & white of your canvas!

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  25. Love how you used a partial stencil in a number of places.

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  26. I love how you used parts of the stencils as design elements.

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  27. Both the card and the panel are awesome! You should "bust out" with more mixed media :)

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  28. Love the canvas! It speaks volumes!

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  29. Love the texture on this! Suchj fun seeing this stencil in use!

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  30. I think you should bust out mixed media more often because your piece is awesome! Love the card too :)

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  31. Love this texture! I'd love to rub my hand over it! (don't want to mess it up...)

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  32. I love the white and the texture.

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  33. Awesome job on both the canvas and the card!! The stencil looks great with the molding paste and the white was the perfect choice.

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  34. ooooooh I like your projects. Great job.

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  35. Love! The texture and white wash are so old fashioned looking and any word is so cool this way! Could work for adds or trying to bring people into things too! Awesome! Sanna

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  36. This is awesome! I love your application. How unboring!

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  37. Love, love, love what you did with this stencil. I believe it took all day! Beautiful.....

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the give-away!

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  38. Love the Use of Modeling Paste. But I also loved the subtle coloring in this canvas. Good job using this unique stencil!

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  39. Love how you have used pastel colours to create this beautiful canvas and card!

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  40. Wow... This woulda taken me a few days.. or even a week or so.. and it wouldnt have even come close!! lol I love that through all the white you used.. I still see splashes of color.. to show you there were layers upon layers there.. So much detail!! Never used modeling paste.. but I have some handy.. as soon as I find it again!! lol I will indeed try to use it with your pieces in mind.. They are embedded in my head.. in a good way!! TFS!!

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  41. I've been using lots of molding paste on my stencils and love the results; especially when I've sprayed the stencil first and then use the molding paste - it picks up the color of the spray and gives it a really neat marbled effect. Love your card, and I'm sure Nat will be ecstatic!

    Carmen L

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  42. The canvas is perfect and it reflects the time and thought that you put into it, no doubt. Love your card too. Great inspiration :)

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  43. Hi I love abstract too it makes art thinking more challenging! The typewriter stencil is a blast!

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  44. Wow! How cool are these! Way awesome... that's all I can say.... awesome..
    textlerecycler@yahoo.com

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  45. i have to say....dont tell the others.....but i loved yours the best. what a great, great piece. i sure would love to be able to recreate it. if i win the stencil i just might be able to come close. you did an excellent job with one of my favorite stencils. i love, love old typewriters and cameras so if i win this will of course go to my favorite stencil folder. i am nuts about stencils in general anyhow, but this one is tops. nathalie makes some of the best and stencil girls products are awesome. hoping to win. xoxoxoxox gonna follow your blog now too.

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  46. wonderful! love the blog hop!

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  47. That is so cool! I love the texture!

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  48. Very interesting projects here. I think I like the card the best.

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