Friday, August 30, 2013

StencilGirl Blog Hop Featuring Jamie Fingal

Welcome to the StencilGirl Blog Hop
 featuring stencil artist 
You made it to the end of the HOP!
If you are just visiting my blog the Hop List is below so you can start at the beginnng.

I am a HUGE fan of Jamie's work and stencils. 
Her Blog, Twisted Sister, is one of my favorites!

Today we are featuring Jamie's Houses stencil that she designed for StencilGirl.


I decided to show you how I use stencils with Copic markers and paint on fabric. 
Copic markers are permanent so they are perfect for this kind of project.

I made a Christmas ornament with one section of the stencil.  
I know, I know it's early...I probably won't even be able to find it in December!



Here is a few shots of my process:

I started by stenciling onto muslin with some black craft paint. 
This stencil makes such crisp outlines--LOVE that when I'm doing a project like this!


Then I used my Copic markers to color it in!
Just fast and not worrying about what I was doing.


I also took one of the markers and wrote our family name and year on the back side of the ornament to stitch later.


The one part that I forgot to take a picture of was the beading process--I guess I was "in the moment".
Here is a close-up.


Thanks for hopping with me!
Make sure you leave a comment before you leave--you never know where that winning comment to win Jamie's Houses stencil that StencilGirl Products is giving away will be coming from!

Hop List
Maria McGuire (You Are Here)

56 comments :

  1. So darn adorable. You got great color with the markers! xox

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  2. Fabulous!
    These would make lovely little gifts!

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  3. Hi Maria... what a great idea and the rest of the houses will make a bevy of ornaments to pass along as small gifts to friends. Love the colors the markers add and the beading, a signature for your work, just "make" the little ornament sing!
    Thanks for the ideas for this great Jamie and Stencil Girls inspired project...
    Bethany Garner in Kingston ON Canada

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  4. I love your little house ornament. What a great idea for my house or to give as gifts to friends. The copics do brighten it up but the beading makes it so sparkly and holidayish. Thanks

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  5. So glad I had the time to make it to the end of the hop today! What a treat to see a Christmas ornament....would not have thought of that use for this stencil! Loved it and I love this stencil! thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh my gosh!! Christmas ornaments, what a genius idea especially with this particular stencil. You rock, Maria :)
    xo

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  7. That is just adorable! Adding beads is the icing on the design. Well done, great use of Jamie's stencil. Love it!!

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  8. Never too early for Christmas ornaments. Fun, fun, fun.

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  9. I love how your pillow came out and the tutorial with supplies. I have never used those markers before, so I will have to try them. I usually use art markers since they are waterproof and love coloring in things like this, with them.

    Debbie

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  10. I love this stencil ... and I LOVE how you used it! What a neat idea!

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  11. I hadn't thought of using Copic markers on fabric- until now...and the beading- this is absolutely amazing!

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  12. I love what you did with the stencil! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

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  13. What a great little project - it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your process!

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  14. What a cute idea! Love how you are all using the stencil in such different ways

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  15. what really beautiful gifts these make!! I had to chuckle about trying to find it again in Dec. I don't own any copic markers but the way you used them here reminds me of watercoloring. Love it!

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  16. beautiful idea for presents love the coloring

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  17. How adorable! I love the idea of the Christmas ornament. It would make a great gift for friends and family. A "from my house to yours" kind of thing. Thanks.

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  18. hee hee might not be able to find it in December hee hee.
    I love it. Copics... I just had a duh moment. I have a few Copics I can use with my stencils. Thank you for my ah aha moment! :) Love your hop.

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  19. This is a great idea for these beautiful stencils and I love the added beads and stitching.

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  20. Maria, I loved what you chose to do with the house stencil! What a delightful little pillow! Yes, the added touch of beads was so creative! Thank you so much for sharing with us hoppers!

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  21. Another great use of this awesome stencil. Love your work, and so many ideas on this blog hop! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win one!
    Janelle R

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  22. Way cool...yeah I'm telling my age! lol Will have to try your approach sometime soon!

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  23. What a cute ornament for the tree. Great use for the stencil; gives me some ideas

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  24. The beading adds the extra touch to a already beautiful ornament. The tree lights will reflect nicely. Great idea!

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  25. Love the green grass beads out in front! What a clever idea!
    Getting ready for Christmas...wow! My hat is off to you!!

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  26. What a great idea-making an ornament. There are so many great uses for the Houses stencil - I just LOVE it! Hope I'm lucky enough to win it :) Thanks for playing along in this fun blog hop:)

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  27. Fantastic use of fibers and beads! Love the outcome! Sanna

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  28. Love it! This is right up my alley as I am currently involved in a project using drawing with markers on fabric, then embellishing. Beautiful!

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  29. I didn't expect to hear fabric mentioned in every one of these hop sites, but each one is wonderful, and yours is no exception. Sweet little ornament, Maria. Anni

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  30. loooove what u did maria, so much talent! tx for sharing and this is one stencil on my wish list! aloha, angi in hana

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  31. I love what you did with color and embellishment. I've colored and painted with stencils, but have never embellished them. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  32. What a delightful little pillow ornament! I can see a full size pillow on my couch with a row of these houses. Thanks for the idea!

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  33. Would love to give this a go and also love the idea above of using the stencils on cushions.

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  34. i just love this stencil maria, every one, including you did an awesome job with the projects. just great. xoox

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  35. What a great way to use this awesome stencil! Love the ornament you made. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Wow! I would never have thought that Copics would work on muslin so nicely! Well done!

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  37. love that you used the Copics! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Can't wait to try markers on fabric. Thanks for the inspiration again.

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  39. Think this is my favorite. Had no idea that you could use copics on fabric - so exciting! Thanks for sharing

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  40. This would make a great new home gift! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Your ornament is just adorable. Each artist created such diverse, beautiful works of art. I love the whimsy of your choice to make an ornament!!!

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  42. Such a sweet ornament. Thanks for sharing about using the copics. I love the beading too. I appreciate the inspiration. Hoping to win this fun stencil!

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  43. Very cute! Thanks for demoing the Copic markers. I've been wanting to see how they work on fabric before trying them myself. I'm really impressed with the crisp bright colors. Oh boy... a new toy!

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  44. I always struggle with the neighbor gifts. You've given me the perfect idea!

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  45. your stuff is beautiful! i love the idea of ornaments!

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  46. wonderful ornament - thanks so much for the idea! I just found out that my guild wants an ornament from each member for a 'boutique' at our upcoming quilt show - now I know what MY ornament will be 8-) thanks also for another chance to win that adorable stencil!

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  47. That's just fabulous! How cool to have a jump on Christmas already... you GO girl!

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  48. I hope you find this pretty ornament when Christmas time arrives, and hope you make some more. very pretty! thank you for a chance to win that beautiful stencil! love it. Cheers from MOntreal.

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