Blog hopping with Jill Berry’s Stencils!

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Hello friends! :) I feel so lucky and happy to be participating in blog hops when my artsy friends bring out new products! I get to play with their awesome new artsy products and show off some new art created yay!

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So the fabulous Jill Berry also has a new set of stencils out with Artistcellar. These babies are texture-based and I just love them. I particularly love the stencils that look like lettering of some sorts though I can’t figure out what kind of lettering it is and to me it looks like Elvish (LOTR)! So magical! :)

So I used some of these stencils in my journal this week. I love using stencils as part of my layering and background making (many of you who follow my work or have been on my classes will know this!). :)

 

This week I also filmed & prepared my first lesson for Life Book 2014 (eeeee, only 2 more weeks or so until this fabulous art feast begins – make sure to sign up to experience it all from the beginning by the way!).

In my first lesson we’ll do a variety of things, first we listen to a meditation in which we are guided to meet our ‘inner artist guardian angel’ :). She is the person inside of all of us guarding us against any negative inner critic thoughts and talks that many of us suffer from. :) So in the meditation we meet this wonderful being and we are also guided to find our ‘word for the year’ and our ‘colour that resonates the most with us in the moment’. We then take some of the imagery from the meditation with us into our art exercises. :) 

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We start with a warm up exercise in which we do some really easy techniques for those with ‘blank page fear’ and we learn more about colour theory too. (We create bright colourful paint feasts such as in the image above!)

Then we do a main project in which we draw our artist guardian angel in a mixed media style. Lots of layering/ distressed and textured effects. :) It’s allll so yummy. :-)

 

28560d4e641e11e39ac2124aba1d8069_8My word for 2014. Presence as in: present to life, present to my feelings, present to the NOW. #lifebook2014

As a side note: I’ve chosen the word ‘presence’ for 2014. As in: I want to become more present to my life, my feelings, my needs, the now. :)

Anyhoo, I mention what we do in my first lesson because I felt so inspired by the “inner artist guardian girl” I had created, that I wanted to create her again in my journal which is also when I grabbed Jill’s stencils and used them too.

So here are some photos of what I’ve done:

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You can do truly fabulous things with these texture stencils! :D

Follow the blog hop to see what other artists are doing with them, here is the list (note: US date format: mm/dd):

12/7 Artistcellar   www.artistcellar.com/wp
12/8 Kecia Deveney  http://www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com
12/9 Sketchbook Challenge/Jill   http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/
12/10 Brian Kasstle   http://apaperbear.wordpress.com
12/11 Mel Kolstad  http://reliefpress.blogspot.com

12/12 Kim Rae Nugent  http://www.kimraenugent.blogspot.com
12/13 Jodi Ohl  www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com
12/14 Effy Wild  www.effywild.com
12/15 Tamara Laporte  www.willowing.org/blog
12/16 Jane Davenport  http://janedavenport.com/
12/17 Chris Cozen  http://chriscozenartist.typepad.com/my-blog/
12/18 Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal  http;//guadasartplace.blogspot.com.ar/
12/19 Jill Berry  http://jillberrydesign.com/blog

And woot woot: I can give away 1 set of Jill’s stencils to a lucky winner!

To enter the give away, leave a comment below telling me how you’d use Jill’s stencils if you won them. <3

Love always,

Tam x

My word for 2014. Presence as in: present to life, present to my feelings, present to the NOW. #lifebook2014

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