Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stencil Love

I have found myself using stencils over and over again lately in a lot of my mixed media work. Stencils have been on the scene for quite a long time but they seem to be exploding lately. There are more choices of styles and sizes than ever before. And many people are making their own.


Of the many choices of stencil sources out there, one of my favorites is Mary Beth Shaw's StencilGirl Products. You can count on wonderful quality, a large selection, and an all-star team of artists who design for the company. In fact, earlier this year I posted about two sets of stencils from Jessica Sporn here and here.

In addition to the website and online store, Mary Beth has started a new blog called StencilGirl Talk that highlights the company's stencils. She has even created a Stencil of the Month Club.

I feel honored to announce that I have recently joined the team of stencil artists at StencilGirl and have created three large (9x12) stencils that will be added to the online shop and available in retail outlets very soon. The designs are a bit of a departure from many of the stencils that are currently available and I am excited to see the direction that artists take when using them. Here is one small section...


I will be "revealing" them next week at CREATE mixed media retreat, where I will be selling a limited number of each stencil at the Artist's Faire on Friday, July 19th. They will not be available anywhere else until just after the retreat. Look for another post on my blog when they are more widely available.


If you are interested in learning techniques for adding texture to your artwork using stencils, you can download Dimensional Stenciling, my eMag published by Cloth Paper Scissors as part of their Art Lessons Series. You can read more about this publication here.

26 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Congrats Seth. I am sure your stencils will be a blast to work with. xox

Jessica Sporn said...

Yay Seth! This Stencil Girl is so happy you're a Stencil Boy!

Sharon W. said...

If anything would make me attend CREATE, the chance to get my hands on those stencils could do it. Alas, I shall just possess my soul with patience until they hit the market. Can't wait to see them as well as get a look at what you will do with them. Congrats!!!!

Patti said...

I agree, stencils are showing up everywhere (well, places I look anyway:). Congrats - look forward to seeing yours!

The Creative Beast said...

Congratulations on becoming part of the design team! I'll be looking out for your stencil designs in your future blog posts - I have no doubt the designs you create will be unique =-)

Carol said...

This is wonderful news! I love using stencils and can't wait to see yours.

elle said...

oh, BOY! This is gonna be so great! :)

Maria McGuire said...

Welcome to the family Seth! Thanks so much for sharing about our new blog too!People are going to LOVE your stencils!

Barbara L. said...

I hope they will be available at AU too! Love the departure.

Jo Murray said...

Goodonya Seth...is there no end to your talents? I downloaded Dimensional Stencilling and am having FUN!!!

Lindi Stevenson said...

Awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic! That sneak peek looks gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing them in person!

Don Madden said...

Looking forward to your stencil debue!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Looking forward to your stencil debut, too! Looks wonderful in the sneak peek!

Linda Cain said...

VERY cool, Seth!

Lynn Cohen said...

I just by chance popped into a shop in Berkeley today and came out with two large sheets of stencils, clock faces, and different sized circles and squares. I have a gelli plate now too and created my first little book with it ! What fun!

Great about becoming a stencil pusher! ;-)

Renee said...

Wow! I'm sure I'm going to love them. You just keep bringing more and more to the party!! Thanks.

Judy Shea said...

Oh that looks enticing, Seth. SG is so lucky to have you. Now you're a StencilGuy, I guess?

David Hayes said...

Wow! Very impressive!! Congrats on this latest venture!! ! (So when are you going to start developing "stencil apps"?)

betsi said...

congrats Seth! So far, by looking at the one you posted here, I can see in the future that I will be spending alot of money on stencils. since I couldn't make it to Create this year, I'll have to wait like everyone else. :-(

Edie said...

Can't wait to see you there Seth, and get all of your stencils too! :)

Michele said...

Congratulations, Seth! Great news and such a natural path for you to take with your talent. I will look forward to adding them to my collection!

Brian Kasstle said...

Congratulations Seth on your latest endeavor!!!

Jane Wetzel said...

great place! Love Stencil girl..they have the best stencils ever. I own one, hope to get more..but..I do think they are a bit over priced..:( Several people have mentioned that.

angi eharis said...

congrats seth! one of my fav sites is stencil girls, i love buying stencils from them and i was just thinking about joining their monthly stencil club, will for sure i am now that u are on the team! aloha, angi in hana

Tracy Verdugo said...

I've been going crazy with stencils too Seth! Love these ones of yours..will def. buy some from you in CT. Big congrats! xx