Watching a Dream Come True

Jan 24, 2013

It was so awe­some to walk into The Crafter’s Work­shop booth at CHA and see the new sten­cil line designed by my friend Ron­da Palaz­zari. After CHA sum­mer Ron­da spoke about ideas she had for her own sten­cil line and by gol­ly, I’m thrilled to see her Dream Came True. What Ron­da cre­ates with her sten­cils is beyond amaz­ing. Below are links to all the sten­cil projects she cre­at­ed and blogged about as each sten­cil made it’s pub­lic debut. You have to look at every sin­gle one. I tell ya, it’s pure eye can­dy. Kalei­do­scope Urban Land­scape Sub­way Hon­ey­comb Pic­ture Per­fect Pie Chart Con­fet­ti Qua­tre­foil This lay­out is just one of the many favorite projects I love that Ron­da cre­at­ed. This lay­out fea­tures her new Kalei­do­scope sten­cil. No one does col­or like Ron­da....

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Stencil Pop Art

Sep 29, 2011

I final­ly fin­ished my “Pop Art” por­trait ver­sion of Ans­ley. Julie Fei-Fan Balz­er calls this sten­cil Sum­mer and since she did cre­ate the sten­cil she has every right to name it Sum­mer but hon­est­ly, I think she needs to re-name it Ans­ley as it looks so much like her. I plan on doing a mini work­shop in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als online work­shop explain­ing how I cre­at­ed this “Pop Art” por­trait. Cre­at­ing the dimen­sion in her hair and facial fea­tures as well as pick­ing out funky paint col­ors was real­ly fun. If you’re already reg­is­tered for this work­shop I plan on start­ing the tuto­r­i­al, next week. I think it will be a fun change from the oth­er projects post­ed. You nev­er know you might like paint­ing with bright col­ors as much as I...

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Stepping out of your comfort zone…

Sep 2, 2011

How many of you fear step­ping out of your com­fort zone? I know I am rais­ing my hand high in the air on this one. I am so guilty of stick­ing with what I know how to do and not ven­tur­ing out of my com­fort zone. When it comes to cre­at­ing I love play­ing with vin­tage finds and tex­tiles, beau­ti­ful ecru, black and shab­by chic col­ors. I can promise you the first few items I grab for are not sten­cils, mod­el­ing paste or Twin­kling H2O’s… they are more like Dia­mond Stick­les, sewing nee­dles, embroi­dery floss and vin­tage, vin­tage and more vin­tage embell­ish­ments. WELL, let me just tell ya, this week I’ve been dab­bling with a 7″ x 9″ can­vas that is WAY FAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR out of my com­fort zone we’re talk­ing bright col­ors, sten­cils and...

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