Monday, June 23, 2014

StencilGirl Blog Hop Featuring NEW Artist Orly Avineri


Welcome to the StencilGirl Blog Hop featuring Orly Avineri!

It has been so much fun working with Orly throughout the process of her stencils. She has a very unique style and I think it transferred over perfectly into her stencils.



This project came about in a way that made me so happy. I was sitting at the kitchen table just playing with the stencils and my daughter sat down next to me and asked if she could play with them too. Are you kidding me???!!! She NEVER has asked me that before. As a matter of fact, she always tells me that she doesn't know how to make art although she is very creative. My answer...YES!!!! sit down--which led to some fun that I wouldn't trade for anything!!!

My project started out like this....layers and layers using parts of each of Orly's stencils.


 It finally transformed into this:

The words "inside out" are from Seth Apter's stencil HERE.


For fun I thought I'd also show you what my daughter, Alexx, made. It was her first time ever using a stencil. I loved the time I spent with her doing this! She put one of her favorite Dexter quotes on it. She is a huge fan.



Thanks Orly for designing something that caught my daughters eye and giving me those precious moments that can't be described in words. Who knows, maybe she will Art Journal her way through college now :)



I'll be back later this week to show you something else I made with Orly's stencils.
Before you leave, make sure that you leave a comment to be entered into the GIVEAWAY on StencilGirl Talk.

PRIZE: 5 lucky winners, each will get a one of Orly's new releases.




Blog Hop Order
Maria McGuire You are HERE

63 comments :

  1. Both yours and your daughter's pieces are terrific! And what a blessing to spend time creating with your daughter! I am curious what medium you used on yours. It looks like ink on the top layer but I suspect it may be acrylic. The colors are yummy and I love the almost abstract look of it.

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  2. Great stuff Maria, please tell Alexx that I totally dig her creation...Too much fun is going around here.....
    Thank you very much Maria, I am honored by all of this...Orly

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  3. I love what you did with the stencils, and love how it got your daughter to create as well!! Happy to have gotten to know your blog through this blog hop, nice to meet you! :)

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  4. Maria, I love your page, the feeling is both haunting and purposeful. your daughters page is beautiful. How nice that you could work together.

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  5. Hello, Maria! I like what you do with stencils. For a mother it's very important to do a lot of things with her daughter be happy!

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  6. Oh this is beautiful, it almost looks like it could be fabric. I love that you were able to work with your daughter, would love to do that too.

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  7. Yay for Alexx stenciling!!
    What fun making art together! :)
    I love the richness and depth in these. Thank you for organizing another wonderful StencilGirl blog hop!

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  8. wow these effects are anything but twee--love them

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  9. love the art and the messages Maria! awesome!

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  10. This is great! I love the depth of your colors and how you've worked the light and darks! And to be able to do this with her- that's priceless! I can feel the joy coming off the screen!

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  11. lovely to be able to do art with your daughter she certainly looks as if she is going to take after her Mother

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  12. Love the variation of warm and cool colors, and I agree with your daughter, these are really great stencils!

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  13. These works DO look like fabrics! I envy that time you spent with your daughter. Wish I could win 1 of Orly's stencils. I need more stencils in my stash.
    Thanks for the chance,
    Grandma Nancy

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  14. I love that your daughter joined in! Looks like she's got some pretty natural stenciling skills ;) And I love how you used these! Perfect page theme for these stencils... I may have to do something similar :)

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  15. I love that you did these together! How special ~ and clearly Alexx has a bit of her mama's talents! Great job girls!

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  16. Spending time with our girls is always fun. For that reason alone your art is magically beautiful! Love to win a stencil and do the same with my girls. : )

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  17. love what you did with the new Orly stencils.!!

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  18. Your daughter is a chip off the old block as they say. You both did a fabulous job. Hopefully this is the start of many more art sessions you two will have together

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  19. It's definitely exciting when your kids wants to create with you. It's rare. She darn good, too. Loving all the stenciled layers.

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  20. Love what you created and that your daughter joined in! These stencils are great!!!

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  21. Maria, such an excellent message to go with the attention grabbing art. And tell Alexx, please, that I foresee a bright future in art for her.

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  22. Both beautiful. Glad you got that special treat with Alexx xox

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  23. I love the contrasts, the textures, and using parts of stencils. <3

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  24. Your daughter is going to give you a challenge in the future. She did an excellent job on her project.
    Both projects are fun and vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wonderful creations from you both. I particularly like the color choices you both made.

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  26. It is so satisfying to see your child engage in creative endeavors. My daughter, now 27 and finishing up grad school is more of a writer than a visual artist, but she has seen both me and my mother turn so readily to art to express ourselves that picking up a pencil and drawing something is not intimidating. Stencils are a gateway to other mediums.

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  27. Maria, this seems so different for yo. I love what you did. And your daughter is a pretty good artist on her own, love her piece too! Pretty intense with the quote , I love Dexter too!

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  28. I love your project, Maria, and how priceless that your daughter wanted to join you - her page is awesome too! I love your colors, and the Dexter quote is, I have to say, perfect for the art work presented! Thank you for sharing your and your daughters work, and for the chance to win one of these awesome stencils!

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  29. Your daughter is a pretty good artist, herself! Thank you for sharing your and your daughters work, and for the chance to win these awesome stencils!! :)

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  30. I love the brilliant background of orange, it adds such brightness to a stencil that I would be intimidated by. Your daughter's art is brilliant! What fun to see mother and daughter create magic.

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  31. I see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Thank you both for the inspiration!

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  32. Thank you for sharing your and your daughters work, and for the chance to win these awesome stencils!!

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  33. Love what you and your daughter made with these stencils. Feels very organic and tribal.

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  34. Very cool stencil and art from both you and your daughter. Love the colors too. :)

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  35. I love what both of you have done! Really nice backgrounds and colors. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  36. Wow maria, like Momma, like daughter- Alex sure has your artistic abilities! Both pieces are awesome as well as the quotes!!

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  37. I love these new stencils & loved your demo!

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  38. Great art! Your daughter has great instincts...

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  39. Wow. That was a great story. Pretty sure, that one will make Orliys already pretty happy day! Create On! Laura

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  40. I love hearing how this stencil inspired your daughter! And love both of your pieces.

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  41. so wonderful to hear about you and your daughter sitting together working on a piece of art. Love your daughter's piece; such great color choices

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  42. great piece and that you did it with your daughter is even better.....keep passing the love on :) love the stencils!

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  43. what fun for you to get to create with your daughter.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  44. That's a gorgeous piece! So many layers. And I love that your daughter showed up. Art Journaling is such an amazing release for all of us!!

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  45. Love what you and your daughter created.

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  46. Love what you have done with the new stencils from Orly. So versatile.

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  47. Love your piece and MAN-OH-MAN your daughter's! Especially the quote!! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  48. Fabulous !!
    Orly's stencils are stunning !

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  49. Love what you've done with Orly's new Stencil Girl stencils. They are delicious, love the depth and mystery they bring to the line!

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  50. Love Orly's new stencils and the unique ways each artist is using them! Thank you !

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  51. Your palette and technique are perfect for these stencils. Great to find common ground with your daughter. Bet she thinks these stencils are COOL... I do.

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  52. Beautiful work by both you and your daughter! I am glad you had fun creating together! Love the colors you used and the metallic on your daughters piece. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  53. How fun it must have been to create with your daughter! Hoping she got hooked on creating and using stencils. :) Both creations by both of you are just gorgeous! Please tell your daughter that she did an outstanding job! Love the colors and quotes she used. Yours had a great vintage metallic look to it. :)

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  54. Orly's stencils have such variety. Beautiful. What a gift to be able to work side by side with your daughter. Love what you have both created. You are obviously inspiring her.

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  55. So special that you and Alexx worked together. That is beautiful. Just like your work :)

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  56. I love the texture in your pieces. Thanks for the chance to win one of Orly's stencils!

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  57. Oh i love the color pallette for these too!! They are all pieces that i want to keep staring at again and again. If you could just buy one stencil of Orly's which one would you pick?

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    1. Hi Shay,

      That is a really hard question. I guess it depends on what you are looking for. For textures I would say either Skeletal plot or Sticks and Bones. Love the face and flowers on Soft Bones :)

      Maria

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  58. I really like what you did with these stencils. I really liked the deli papers . . . so much fun, and thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  59. Love your pages, especally the color scheme. I have a couple of Orly's stencils, but I would love to have them all!

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  60. love these stencils and what you did with them

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