Tuesday, September 16, 2014

StencilGirl THE BOOK Blog Hop Day 2




I was so excited when I was asked to be part of this blog hop - a hop about the book by Stencil Girl herself, Mary Beth Shaw.  And, trust me, this is THE BOOK to have to learn mixed-media techniques to use with your stencils. I had to pick a technique from the book and put my take on it.  I kinda merged two techniques - Woulda Coulda Burn Wood page 18 in the book) and the Doodle Mania Bonus Project (page 77 in the book) - but I made mine into a Wood Burned StenDoodle!




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Before heading to the step by step - here is a list of the blogs to hit today!  

StencilGirl Talk

Janet Joehlin

Jennifer Priest

Michael A. Trent
You are already here!


The GIVEAWAY!! 

One lucky winner will receive Stencil Girl The Book with an exclusive bookmark stencil AND (3) 6" x 5" stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw.

Giveaway will close on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:59PM Central Time.

All comments left on the hop are entered in the giveaway - so make sure you leave a comment on each blog the whole week.  The more comments you leave, the more chances you have of winning this amazing book and the stencils.

Good Luck Everyone!!

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If you cannot wait to get your hands on this book....you can purchase it 


When you order from StencilGirl, you will receive an EXCLUSIVE stencil book mark with your order.

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Step by Step:

1.  Place the Geomaze stencil over the wood frame and trace, with a pencil or pen, the sections you want to wood burn.  


2.  Using the wood burning tool, burn the trace marks.  If you are new to wood burning, follow the instructions that came with the tool and try each of the tips on a piece of scrap wood that come with the tool to see how each one works.  




3.  For some of the larger areas, I wanted to add parts of other stencils - in order to StenDoodle the frame.  I used the checkerboard section from the Borders 9J stencil and I used some of the Stars from the 6 Point Starry Night stencil (both by Jessica Sporn).  As you did above, trace with a pen or pencil and then wood burn where you traced.




4.  Now to paint.  I used various watercolor paints, which I thinned out with water and brushed onto the areas.  I did several coats but you can just do one if you want a lighter effect.  When all is dry, I sprayed it with a fixative to give a big of a glossy look.  



Insert a photo and you are done! 


Supplies Used:

Wood Burning Tool with various tips
Wood frame - I used those $1 frames from your local art store
Watercolor Paints and a brush
Spray fixative 
Pencil/Pen
Black Fine Tip Permanent Marker - Sharpie

Hope you liked this project.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered for the Giveaway.

Hugs from Brasil -
Michael

61 comments:

  1. Hi Michael, love your frame. It is so happy and perfect for that adorable picture!

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  2. Amazing creations!! Love it! Lissag123@verizon.net

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    1. Thanks so much Lissa!! Glad you liked it.

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  3. A Wood Burned StenDoodle! Genius!
    Love the intricacies and brilliant colors, Michael!

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    1. Thanks Mary. I love the colors too! Glad you liked it!

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  4. Oh my goodness! This is spectacular!

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  5. great frame, love the colors.

    heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. Great frame and fun design for a happy photo with those sweeties. Very interesting the way you combined the different stencils.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks!! Glad you liked. Can't wait to see those sweeties next week!

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  7. Great project tutorial and such lovely bright colors!

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    1. Thanks Shari. Brasil seems to bring the bright colors out of me!

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  8. Wonderful tutorial Michael! What a great idea to use for custom gifts! Thanks! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Janet! They would be great gifts.

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  9. What an awesome project, Michael! Who woulda known you could get such design and texture with a woodburning tool and some stencils. I haven't done woodburning since elementary school but will now consider doing it again. deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Honestly, I have not done woodburning in years!! But it was fun to try again. And, design wise, the options are endless with stencils! Glad you liked.

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  10. This is terrific! The colors remind me of Brazil :)

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    1. LOL. Thanks Tasha. Brasil does bring out these colors in my art. Glad you liked!

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  11. thanks for the detailed instructions. the colors are so bright and bold. I have some old frames that will work for this technique. Now I have something to do with them - other than collect dust.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

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    1. Glad you liked the project. Hope you get around to dusting off those frames!!

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  12. Very cool! I was so surprised to see that the paint is watercolors since I had guessed acrylic. Live, learn and create! Nice work Michael.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I saw a project of wooden buttons where they used watercolors and thought to give it a try. I did use several layers but if you only use one or two, it will just be a much lighter look. Have fun with them!!

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  13. That's so neat!....and a lovely photo too.

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  14. You did a fantastic job, as always, Michael -- and this artwork in particular will certainly stand the test of time!

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    1. Thanks so much Cecilia. Glad you liked.

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  15. love this! Awesome idea for the grandson's pics. Thanks

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  16. I love that you combined stendoodling into this project! Love all the color and pattern... this turned into a super cool project!

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    1. Thanks Gwen. I seem to be able to combine StenDoodles into anything lately. LOL. Glad you liked.

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  17. Great frame. I like the colors. The wood burning is cool.

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  18. WOW, great frame, great colors and another wood burning tut. I must try it. Wood burning looks like tons of fun. Thank you for the inspiration. suzschultz23@aol.com (in case I have picked the lucky number}

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    1. Thanks Sue. Stencils and woodburning open up so may options. Glad I inspired you to try!

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  19. So cool! This would be a great idea for gifts. I'm trying it! Love the colors! Great project!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Yeah...I love bright colors. Please share when you make something!

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  20. loved the stenciled frame, very cool

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    1. Thanks Margaret. It was a lot of fun to make!

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  21. What a great idea, to combine the techniques, I just love how this turned out. Cute picture too :)

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    1. Thanks Mary Beth. I wanted to keep going with the design but did not have the right tip. Next time I will! Glad you liked.

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  22. Great frame Micheal! Love the wood burn accentuating those colors!!

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    1. Thanks Jackie. It was a lot of fun to make.

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  23. I didn't know you could use watercolors on wood. Anita

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    1. To be honest Anita, neither did I until I saw buttons on Pinterest that had been painted with watercolors. And that got me to try on this piece. Go try!!

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  24. Very clever idea for using a stencil! You rock!

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I do rock...and sometimes I roll. LOL. Sorry....bad...

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  25. Oh so very cool Michael! I Love the wood burning design, your wonderful custom stenciled designs and hand painting to create this marvelous frame!! Superb and thanks for sharing another fabulous bit of inspiration from the book!!! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Linsey! Glad you loved it. This is a great idea for gifts and each one can be different!

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  26. Fantastic projects, so vibrant, so coloring! love it!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Brasil brings out these bright colors in me!! By the way, I love your blog too!

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  27. Love it! I need to try some wood burning for sure!

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    1. Thanks Liz. Have fun with it. Very easy!

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  28. Fabulous, Fabulous!! I'm so glad that I'm hopping over from StencilGirl, Michael! Your frame is amazing--what a HOT and fun technique! Yeah, it looks like I'm going to need Mary Beth's books!! Thank you for sharing your step-x-steps and darling picture you're showcasing with your one-of-a-kind frame!! XOXO-Shari T.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments Shari! Keep checking back on my blog as I always have great step by steps! And make sure to get MB's book (unless you win, of course).

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  29. This is fabulous Michael - I've never tried wood burning!

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  30. Your projects are always great Michael. Thank you!

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  31. The picture frame is very *you* and the photo's lovely.
    cathsheard (at) xtra.co.nz

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