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Monday, March 31, 2014

StencilGirl Blog Hop featuring Andrea Matus deMeng


Today I'm creating a little piece using Andrea Matus DeMeng's Rose stencil, a new release from StencilGirl Products.

I've chosen to work on a 6 x 6" claybord, a smooth carvable panel from Ampersand.
  I've added dabs of titanium white, paynes gray, and quinacridone nickel azo gold acrylic paint to the stark white surface.
I scraped the paint with a cardboard shim to achieve an interesting green background.

I wanted to create a raised image so I applied Golden's crackle paste through the stencil with a palette knife.
I added a swoop of crackle paste at the bottom, too, and wrote in it with a skewer.
Once the crackle paste was completely dry, I diluted some different inks with water and
applied them loosely with a small brush.

These are the inks I used.


I sprayed the final piece with a matte acrylic protective coating to keep the inks intact.

Thank you for hopping onto my blog today.  If you're hopping in order, Maria McGuire is next.
-Julie Snidle

Blog Hop Order


  • This is a progressive hop which means you can hop from blog to blog all in one day but will have the entire week to comment for the giveaway.

  • We will have a giveaway on StencilGirl Talk consisting of Andrea's new designs. Giveaway = Two winners-one will receive a set of the new 6"x 6" stencils and one will receive a set of the new 9" x 12". All comments on the hop are eligible for the giveaway. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. Giveaway will close on Sunday, April 6th at 11:59PM Central Time.

  • Andrea will be hopping with us (YAY!) and has 12 new stencils that are being released during the hop. If you would like a little more info about Andrea you can see her profile on StencilGirl Products HERE and HERE is a link to her website.


Live Links

L251 Abigail, A Timeless Woman



L254 It's All in Your Headdress

L256 Doris, A Vintage Woman, Light Plate

L257 Doris, a Vintage Woman, Dark Plate

S201
A Rose by Any Other Name

S202 Precocious Peony

S203
Thanks a Lotus Stencil

S204 Fowl Play Stencil

S205 A Little Birdie Told Me







65 comments:

  1. Great rose, love the terra cotta color!

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  2. What a lovely art piece! I just love the techniques you showed. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Looks like a Tuscan tile. Wanna do my kitchen backsplash :)

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  4. I never knew stencils can be so great.

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  5. Love it! The background is incredible just by scraping, wow!

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  6. What a lovely, sweet painting, Julie!
    Reminds me of frescoes I saw in Italy!

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  7. Love the rose! and the colors are great...

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  8. So pretty. This Rose is so perfect as it is. Great work x

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  9. Love the background! Beautiful flower!

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  10. The background does have a Tuscan look to it. Looks great.

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  11. beautiful work, love all the stencils too

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  12. Oh I like how it turned out! Thank you for showing your process!

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  13. Nice idea. When I use white through a stencil I'm at a loss how to add color and this is a great idea. Your project was quite nice. Thank you.

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  14. Great piece! It turned out beautifully.

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  15. all that texture -- yummmmmm. Love what you did here Julie!

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  16. Love the texture with the rose - beautiful! Thank you Julie!

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  17. Love the stencil you were working with and all that yummy texture

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  18. Love the added dimension. The finished work is so satisfying.

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  19. Beautiful use of the rose stencil!
    ...Raine

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  20. LoVe it! Thanks for sharing your talents with us on this Hop. Thanks for the chance to win... ;0)

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  21. Great texture and dimension!

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  22. Raising the texture, was such a great idea. I confess, I don't do that nearly enough! Love how different each of you are and how much potential there is in the stencils! Love the blog hop! Laura :)

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  23. The texture worked quite well with the rose! Very nice!

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  24. Beautiful. Love the dimension!

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  25. Julie, loved what you did with the stencil........will be a new follower!!! great

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  26. This has the look of plaster or fresco the way you did it. Lovely!!!

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  27. gosh-what a beautiful rose! love your technique.
    Happy Spring!

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  28. beautiful flower! Andrea's stencils are great and would love to win one. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  29. I like how you used the crackle paste, the rose is beautiful! Have a good day! Hopping along....

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  30. fab texture, love the new stencils

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  31. I love seeing what you did with the rose stencil, especially after spending the day out in my garden today. Thanks for sharing your process.

    marilyn sandau
    marimuseinpt@gmail.com

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  32. It does have a Tuscan feel, I have to agree. You did a great job…I love it!

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  33. Crackle paste... who'da thought! Thank you...

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  34. I thought it would have been some thick medium not crackle paste. Do you think you could use whatever you have?
    You can learn so much doing/ reading this BLOG HOP that winning the stencil would be the icing on the cake. I give thanks for HOPS, Stencil Girl Blog Hops that is.

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  35. more lovely stencil work! You gals are all just amazing and use the stencils so creatively! i'd love to give it a try so my fingers are crossed!

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  36. Love the "rosa" ..... great colors! It all made a unique finished piece .... love it.
    SusieW

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  37. I love the raised effect from the molding paste!

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  38. Nice way to do the background, and love the swoop at the bottom.

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  39. Beautiful Julie! Love the idea of swiping the crackle paste and then writing in it!

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  40. Roses + crackle = a beautiful combination!

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  41. oh I want that one
    great project
    bibiana

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  42. What a great texture you've created in the rose!

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  43. I love the writing in the paste...the rose is awesome too :)

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  44. Judy, love the rose stencil. this is on my "need" list!

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  45. Very soft and pretty....I love your use of the crackle paste through the stencil!

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  46. bella, bella! perfect, aloha, angi in hana

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  47. Gorgeous work - loving these new stencils!

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  48. So pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. I loved your techniques ... interesting way to work and loved the variety.

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