Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stencil Girl Blog Hop with Jane LaFazio!

The Pods and Eucalyptus stencils that my friend Jane LaFazio designed are just fab! 
take a look! 

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We all used Jane LaFazio's leaves and pods stencils from Stencil Girl Products for our creations. Take a look at each Artist's Blog listed at the end of my post.......


Jane's Pods stencil...I used a mix of red and gold acrylic paint
 Masa paper with acrylic, watercolor ...all stitched up with recycled sari ribbons

 Gold acrylic paint was used here with Jane's Eucalyptus stencil

 The Masa paper was soaked in water, crinkled and FW Burnt Umber Ink was added
 while the paper was wet. I also painted some of the leaves and pods with watercolors.
 Our theme was Gratitude...


Have fun Hopping!
Helen Shafer Garcia  Hey...that's me! 

76 comments:

Ruth L said...

Beautiful, I loved your colors!

Jo Murray said...

Leaves and Pods are awesome stencils, and I love the way you've used them. Your colours are gorgeous.

Amante del Papel said...

is a very impressive work! you're an amazing artist!

Linda Kittmer said...

Helen, I love what you did with the stencils. Such rich texture. Beautiful!

Jennifer Neuman said...

I've never heard of Masa paper ... looks like it has amazing texture. Another toy to check out LOL! Love the book you created with it and the stencils. Thanks for sharing!

Denny1600 said...

Pretty! It looks so rich! I love it!

Claudia said...

The colors you used are so beautiful! Warm and rich so very pretty-what a great idea to use sari ribbons too!

Jane LaFazio said...

Yummy!! love the colors you used, and the book is lovely! thanks so much for participating in the blog hop, dear Helen! xo

Gill said...

Fabulous!
I love the colours - I've never come across masa paper though??

*Wisher* said...

Thank you for your lovel idea..I came by via the log hop and i'm enjoying it.. Cheers.. :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

I'll need to look up Masa paper, Helen, because I really love the rich colors of the journal you created. Beautifully done!

Socrates said...

Beautiful book, it really does credit to the lovely stencil. Thanks for the detailed explanations.

NanW said...

Amazing and so beautiful.

Teresa R said...

Awesome stencils and amazing work.

Sandy Karsten said...

Great books!!

Sandy Karsten said...

Nice books - made with masa paper and the stencils.

Sharon Lynn Williams said...

Great journal idea!

Robin in WNC said...

Beautiful work. Great use of the stencils.

Sue Young said...

Grateful to see this vision of loveliness tht you made with Jane's fab stencils!Thanks,Helen!

Deborah said...

Somehow the warm look of the finished art is a perfect complement to "gratitude"!

Sandy said...

Stunning! I'm grateful to learn about your unique ways of using stencils to create such beautiful artwork. Have to google Masa paper now:)

Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing this stunning project! Now I'm off to google Masa paper:)

sona nast said...

the rich texture of the paper you used really adds to the wonderfulness of your book. I like the sari ribbon too.

Leslie said...

Love the colors of that book. Book making's my thing and I need to try her stencils!

Barbara Burns said...

I love the colors! Very pretty! I've never created a book like this but I like the finished piece..

Helen said...

Thanks so much everyone! Here is a link to Masa paper for you...many of you asked about the paper. Its a machine made rice paper used for watercolor and book arts. I've written an article about the process for Cloth, Paper, Scissors ...take a look at my publications page to find out more about it.

://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-262-020-021

Dirty Kitchen said...

I have never heard of Masa paper. Thanks for the link of where to get it. I loved what you did with it, and I want to try some, too.Very inspiring. Thank you so much.

Sharon S. Newby said...

Just beautiful and now I must get this stencil too. Heck I might as well get all of them. :) Thanks!

Jane Martin said...

The colors are so pretty!

Denise Spillane said...

Love love love this project!

Denise Spillane said...

Love love love this project

Jan said...

I don't know what masa paper is but it sure seems to have an interesting texture and your stencil paint work enhances the effect. Thanks for sharing.

Geneen Granger said...

Beautiful fall colors!

Textile Recycler said...

What an awesome book! Love this stencil too :) textilerecycler@yahoo.com

april dawn said...

Love seeing this.

Leslie McNeil said...

very beautiful colors in gold and turquoise. and gorgeously beautiful results! thank you!

barbara macaskill said...

Gorgeous journal cover!!! LOVE the rich colors. The greenish-blue color is eye-catching! TFS!

Jean said...

Love your project and use of the stencil! Grateful for a chance to win!

inkytoes said...

What a beautiful book.

Traci Johnson said...

Absolutely beautiful book! Love the colors and the use of the stencil! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win.

lakelly said...

Love the use of metallic acrylic!

Randi said...

I am enjoying the gracefulness of these stencils. Just like in nature.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Really pretty book Helen. Love how you used both stencils and the ribbon wrap. xox

Elaine said...

Beautiful...and I love making books!

Elaine said...

Love the book you made. I really enjoy making books.

Jackie said...

I really enjoyed the use of masa paper and the stencils in your art project! Thank you! I am grateful for homemade soup on cold rainy days!

Marsha said...

Love the use of the metalics. Thanks for sharing.

stamping sue said...

great looking book.....what is mesa paper?
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

jannieb said...

oh soo pretty ,warm and rich...googling masa paper now lol

Monica said...

Oooo wonderfully crafted. Beautiful.

Roxanne said...

Fascinating! A very interesting application.

Linda on the Prairie said...

This piece has such a rich look. I haven't tried masa paper, but I think I must now.

sonja said...

the Masa looks like bark and is very charming wtih the Jane's stencils and your hand .
Grateful for art Daily!

Maria McGuire said...

Absolutely beautiful book Helen! Thank you so much for participating in our hop featuring Jane!

Nancy Lee said...

Oh boy,your creative juices are really flowing on the project!
Love it and the colors!

Denise Smart said...

I love your take on these fun stencils. Awesome project!

Kris Gruben said...

Absolutely beautiful! Such inspiration!

cal8007 said...

The texture you achieved using Jane's stencils is awesome! Beautifully done!

Rosanne said...

Thank you for using Masa paper--I've never seen a demonstration like this.

Covenant Creations said...

I like seeing this stencil used. And your color choices are some of my favorites.

Covenant Creations said...

Very good to see this stencil in a project. I also love your color choices, they are some of my favorite colors.

Malinda said...

LOVE that stencil!

Sue in the Wood said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Blessedsue said...

Incredibly beautiful colours. Love the book and the gold just is awesome. Love the finished book; would look at it all day every day. Stunning art! tfs be blessed, Suzanne

Susan Salyer said...

This is awesome. I am so glad I stumbled in to your blog this am I love your gorgeous project and now would love to give it a try...beautiful work
susan s

Tricia said...

I love the colours used here. The stencil works so well too.

Diana Caho said...

I am grateful for learning so many techniques using these stencils. This is so much fun.

Jackie said...

Helen your colors and use of the stencils are wonderful! Love that journal!

mshafer said...

Awesome work Aunt Helen!

mshafer said...

Awesome work Aunt Helen!

beadz said...

What a gorgeous book. Love it!

Marilyn Reitz said...

Great work, love the stencils!!!

Marilyn Reitz said...

Great work! Love the stencils!!!!

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Just beautiful, Helen! I love this project!

ann said...

gorgeous!

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT LOOKING! LOVE Stencils, too!