Saturday, December 12, 2015


SO EXCITED to be able to do my first giveaway on my blog and what I am doing is a little tutorial on using a couple of my stencils I have with STENCILGIRL

What I want you to see is that just because a stencil is a cat or a flower pot does not mean that is what you have to do with it.
There are so many interesting little "marks" in these stencils that will enable you to create all kinds of fun papers.
And that is what I am doing here today, creating a sheet of collage paper using my "Scrappy Cat" and "Flower Pot" stencils.
On Jan. 1, 2016 I will have a drawing from the people who have joined this site and are members to receive this paper!
SO....Let's get going!! 

First I painted a sheet of newsprint with white gesso and laid down some yellow and teal to mix together

I spread that out blending as I went and added a little azo gold to give it some "glow",

Now I've got my stencils I want to use. Scrappy Cat and Flower Pot. Yes, flower pot has been cut into two pieces. When you buy it, it has a stem, but I use these two areas in so many other ways I figured I can draw in a stem if I ever want to do another flower pot using the whole stencil.
Let's get started..............

These are some of the various stencil brushes, etc. that I use. It all depends on the need and most of the time I use my finger tip. Best tool I have :)

So take a good look at Scrappy Cat. Does he not have many wonderful designs going on?? I'm going to start out by stenciling his tail as a border to this piece

And now the ears will add some great detail

After getting those laid in, I decided I wanted to paint some white in the middle to lighten that area up.

Now I'm taking the "pot" from the Flower Pot stencil and some Decoarts Acrylic Sprays and I'm spraying some squirts of spray on the stencil.
I like this technique because the paint in a good consistency to work with on a stencil. Not too thick.

Once I have done that I can take my sponge and dab the color over the stencil

I covered the middle area with this technique and then sprayed some red spray over top just for grins :)
Remember that this is a piece of collage paper that is going to be torn up to use in collage or can be used in a journal. It is not a piece of art so have fun and let what happens happen.
Now I have laid the flower part of the stencil in the middle of the paper and stenciling with some teal. I do this in a couple of other areas of the middle part also.

Here I am taking a circle area of Scrappy (I have focused in on that one area for you so you can see it)

and I am stenciling with red for a nice red center on the flower. you can see

Now it is time to finish up with what I call "Stencil doodling". 
I just take my pens and find fun areas in the stencils and make some up and just doodle!

And here it is!!
I haven't measured but am guessing this to be around 16 x 10 or so.
Now wasn't that fun!!! And all with using "parts" of stencils which is mostly what I do anyway.

OKAY....Jan. 1, 2016 I will be drawing a name for this painted paper so be sure you are a member of this blog to qualify!!


Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Just beautiful! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for that!

    1. Thank YOU Marion! Glad you are inspired. That's what it's all about :)

  2. I can do this on tape yes??? Like everyone else sure hope that man of yours draws my name. Happy New Years to me.. Bonus I already own both the stencils. Snowing here today, and I know what I'm going to be doing. Playing with my Suzi stencils....

    1. Yes of course!! 68 degrees here!! Windows open :) Have fun my friend!

  3. Fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing your steps!

    1. Thanks for being her Gill :) Glad you like!

  4. WoWza! Loving your collage paper! Scrappy cat is so cute!

    1. Isn't he!! And versatile too!! Glad you like")

    2. Love your name! Saranne! My name is Suzanne and my Mom was Sara. That would have been a wonderful name for my daughter :)

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    1. Thank you Ginnie 😊 Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Hope you were able to join.

  7. Thanks, Suzi, you make everything your own and I love it! ��

  8. Wonderful results. I love the challage of using bits and pieces of stencils.

    1. Yes! I am really funny about using other people's material. I fought using Stencils for a long time because of that but then I discovered this way of using them. Making it my own. And, of course, now I just make my own stencils and that makes me free and clear!! Thanks Denise!


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