Monday, April 28, 2014

StencilGirl Blog Hop Featuring Seth Apter's New Releases

Welcome to another fun StencilGirl blog hop stop!  Today I'm using Seth Apter's new stencil called Inside Out for a mixed media encaustic piece.

I started by lightly misting a sanded board (see here re: my use of recycled art boards) and then using Caran D'Ache Neocolor II wax crayons to create the first layer.  Since these are water-soluble crayons, I sprayed the piece with a fixative before adding the first layer of encaustic medium.
Some layers of tissue paper, one on which I had written a quote, were added next.

In my fibre art group, Group of Eight Fibre Artists, we participate in two challenges each year. The current challenge is "Secrets", so although I have another piece I'm doing for the challenge, I thought I'd also use that theme for this piece.

The quote reads, "...there are two types of secrets...the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out."





Seth's stencil, in addition to having many fabulous design elements, includes the words 'inside', 'out', and 'secret'.  Perfect for the quote right!?

I used oil pastel to add some of the elements from the stencil onto the surface, and then used a heat gun to slightly melt and fuse the pastel with the encaustic medium.

I drew some simple dots with the oil pastel and doodled circles around them with either a permanent black pen or my Signo white pen, again fusing the ink into the wax.






































Great news...StencilGirl has a giveaway! 

Two lucky winners will each get a set of Seth Apter's newly released stencils!

All comments left on the hop are eligible for the giveaway so 
the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you will have to win. 
Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

The giveaway will close on Sunday, May 4th at 11:59PM Central Time. 

Please Note: Although this is considered a one day hop, 
you have the ENTIRE week to comment to win the prize.

Note about replies during blog hops: Blogger seems to cut me off at a certain number of replies (no sure how many) and then stops letting me post comments from you. Since I want anyone to have a chance to win the giveaway prizes,  I have decided to only reply if someone asks a direct question.  
Please know that all of your comments are much appreciated.  I do read them all, and I thank you for all of your kind and thoughtful words!

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97 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun with this one. Great colors and I love the use of the words!

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  2. the colours you use in your work are so vibrant I love how you have used Seth's stencils

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  3. I love your colorful project, I use wax crayons and oil pastels but mainly as a finishing touch, I will try it as a whole page next time.

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  4. Love the quote you used and all of the vibrant colors. What a very special creation!

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  5. Linda, A beautiful canvas! Love your use of black and white with all of your gorgeous color!! Great stencils from Seth! TFS!

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  6. Love the many different designs on the stencil so they can be used separately.
    Bev Longford

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  7. This is just lovely! Somehting I have never tried but which would be so much fun!

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  8. How fun, something I have never tried but will one day! Great piece

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  9. You are so so so inspiring me to play with encaustics!!

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  10. Love what you've done here.....so colorful!

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  11. Love your colors...and Seth Apters new stencils are great.

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  12. Nice Linda.... Great quote. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Wonderful creation, loving the way you used those stencils!

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  14. The bold colours really appeal - great use of the new stencils!

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  15. What a great idea to fuse in oil pastel with your encaustic layers! Brilliant, Linda!

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  16. I'm fascinated by encaustic. This is a beautiful piece.

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  17. nice! guess it's time to pull out my oil pastels and play!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  18. Great colors and unique use of the stencil ...
    SusieW

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  19. Love the display of vivid color...lets the eye wander and discover more.

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  20. This is a really beautiful piece, Linda. I have never tried using my oil pastels with encaustic but why not, eh? Need to try it.

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  21. You had me at "wax". WOW. These colors are to die for. Love it.

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  22. I love the way you use white. Beautiful!

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  23. Very bright and happy! I love the encaustic, too.

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  24. Beautiful, bright colors.. love it!

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  25. These blog hops are so fun and inspiring - takes a bit of time, but you each have such great ideas, it's hard to skip one! Such great pages!

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  26. Wow, I love the brilliant colors on this piece! Stunning!

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  27. Lots of depth and SO colorful! ♥

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  28. I have yet to try the encaustic technique - I love the depth and softness you get from it.

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  29. There's something quite luscious about encaustic, and your colours are superb. Seth's stencils certainly are perfect for this project.

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  30. Thanks for sharing your piece - I especially like the idea of fusing other mediums to the encaustic.

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  31. I have never used waxed crayons, but I love what you did with all this yummy color! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I have yet to delve into encaustics - I love the translucenceness and the layers, and I really love how you used this stencil in this piece…thank you!

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  33. Very nice Linda , I like the movement .

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  34. I LOVE how your colors just P-O-P! Great way to use Seth Apter's stencils!
    Wish I could win them. I've NEVER won anything... :(

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  35. Wow love this, those oil pastels look really good - Sam xx

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  36. wow - so fun to see how each of you use the new stencils - such inspiration. hope I win so I can try too!

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  37. Love seeing how everyone used the stencil! So very cool!

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  38. wow love love love! Its busy but its not all at the same time. that probably doesn't make sense but it all comes together and is just an awesome piece of art! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  39. Your board/canvas is gorgeous!! So many yummy layers.... and the quote about secrets is great!

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  40. Love the quote and this piece is fabulousn

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    1. I think this one shows how versatile the stencil is in the hands of a great artist.

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  41. I like the way the piece is bright yet soft at the same time. Very cool.

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  42. You art piece came out great!

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  43. Wow Linda, love the page, the colors and Seth's stencils. It would be great to win a set. Thanks, Sue

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  44. These new stencils are so cool! I'd love to have them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Great piece and love the colours & sentiment. Tfs & be blessed, Suzanne :)

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  46. Fantastic art work! Great giveaway. Thanks for offering.

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  47. Awesome use of Seth's stencils!

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  48. The stencil and your quote do make a great fit. Your colors pop nicely!

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  49. The piece is very colorful. So many different elements were used to make a cohesive final project. Good luck on your next "secrets" piece.

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  50. I hopped out of blog order because I wondered how YOU would incorporate Seth's new stencils into your fiber art? What, no fiber art?! LOL

    Thanks for the chance to win Seth's great new stencils:)

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  51. Great work...beautiful stencils!

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  52. I loved the finished piece Linda but I have to admit I'd have loved to watch a video of it. Now I have to go check out your fibre art ;)

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  53. I tell you, Seth's stencils are very versatile! Love how you have used them!

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  54. A very fun piece. Love the bright colors and patterns! Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration!!
    xoxooxxoox
    Susan

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  55. Fascinated by your use of various media to create your intriguing artwork! The magic of mixed media:)

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  56. just love what you did......i so want to do encaustics. and cobalt blue is my fav color so realdd stely loved this. add stencil girls...my fav company, seth apter....so cute and talented and wow!! just have to win this one, want them soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. wishing, hoping and thanking you for the chances. xox

    lurabrown@gmail.com

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  57. Ohhh .. oil pastels with encaustics. I love learning new things!

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  58. Fabulous - I love the white highlights!

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  59. A great piece. and different technich ! What a blast !
    now I rreally want these. molly z..

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  60. I'm going to have to try encaustics. I really love the look of your piece! Thanks for sharing and giving us an opportunity to win Seth Apter's stencils!

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  61. Thanks for sharing your process, Linda. This is fascinating!

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  62. I love the quote a I love the layers you used. These stencils were definitely the perfect touch to use.

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  63. wow, this is totally awesome! I love it!

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  64. Hi Linda, just left a comment in the wrong place on your blog for the Blog Hop for Seth Apter's stencils. Love how you mix it up with your texture & media and colors too. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Thanks for sharing all that you make & teaching us.

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  65. Love the colors in this. I'd like to learn how to work with encaustics one day.

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  66. Looove seeing this beautiful inside out secret encaustic piece!

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  67. Your piece turned out great! Those stencils are crazy cool!

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  68. Wonderful color and texture. Thank you for showcasing your technique! Have a great day:)

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  69. great job. love all the different products used

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  70. I love the quote you used! Seth's latest stencil set works great together - can't wait to experiment! Thanks for the opportunity to win these. (By the way - love the colors of your blog background - ocean dreams...)

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  71. Linda, I love the quote and the "secret" and all the bright colors used.

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  72. I love how you used Seth's new stencils to create your art. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

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  73. Beautiful! I'm going to try this for sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. I am enjoying seeing all the wonderful uses of these great stencil blogs. Great works of art. Thank you. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  75. Always like seeing what you're up to--you incorporate materials, some of which I have, but have not used yet--very inspiring to see the possibilities! Thank you!

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  76. Thanks for sharing your process. Great project for these stencils!

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  77. beautiful page... love your colors.

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  78. Just WOW! Love the stencils.

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  79. Beautiful colorful piece. Love the use of encaustic!

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  80. Usually encaustics look out of focus to me. Yours POPS!! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. This is gorgeous Linda and I love everything you did! WOW!

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  82. What a great canvas - I love all the texture!

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  83. Such a colourful project you did. Thanks, I'd love to try something like that.

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  84. Very cool board! I have never worked with encaustic wax before. Love how you took parts of this stencil. Great work. Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  85. I love the way the colours really glow. I don't do encaustic but love seeing how stencils work with it. They really are so versatile.

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  86. Your work is so colourful. Love the blog and what a great idea with the beet juice.
    Sandra d.

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