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Thank you . . .

We have 6 winners

just on my blog alone!


Thank you to everyone who

joined us for the 

Ken Oliver Crafts - StencilGirl

blog hop.

The winners from my blog

were randomly chosen by a computer

and are

Maggie M

Linda J

Caroline Duncan

Jean Bullock

Linda Cameron

Shannon WL

Thank you to everyone who posted

such nice comments.

I'll contact the winners via e-mail

re: prizes, mailing addresses, etc.

Day 5 blog hop day . . .

If you've been following along this week, you know it's Day 5 of the 

Ken Oliver Crafts - StencilGirl

blog hop.

Ken Oliver StencilGirl HOP BLOG HEADER

Today, it's my turn to show you how I've combined
elements from both teams.

Here's my project:

Fish 1


I started with a burlap canvas 

and used 


Fossil Fish

Pressed Leaves


Branching Blossoms


Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst

Stencil Pressed Flowers onto the canvas with white gesso

Fish A


Added my favorite Color Burst colors to a palette.

Color Burst is a very fine powder that can be mixed with

water, gesso, embossing paste and a myriad of other things.

What's nice about that?

You can mix colors and not *water down* the gesso or embossing paste.

Fish B

I mixed with water.

Less water = stronger colors.

More water = transparent colors.

Fish E

Then started to lay in colors to create shadows and highlights.

Fish F


Fish G

I worked with a fairly dry brush as I wanted intense colors.

Fish H

Blended until I got this:

Fish 2


Next up, the fossil.

This time I used a sponge dipped in water and then into

the Color Burst colors.

I used a piece of watercolor paper

and dabbed color onto the fossil stencil.

The sponge was barely wet.

Fish I

Fish J


Then cut around the fish.

Fish K


Using more Color Burst, Ken Oliver's Click-It Ink Pads

and a stipple brush, I added more color to the fish

as well as around the edges of the paper.

Fish L


When I was satisfied with the color,

I sprayed the fish with GooseBumps Clear Texture Spray.

The fish was raised up on the canvas to create more dimension.

Fish 3


Thanks for visiting my post.

Please leave a comment for a chance to

win a prize from my blog

and visit my other blog hop partners:

StencilGirl Talk

Janet Joehlin


Maria McGuire

It starts today . . .

Thanks for stopping by for an amazing blog hop featuring Stencil Girl Products and Ken Oliver Crafts.

We hope that you'll be inspired to create something wonderful. We have a crafty haul of prizes from

Ken Oliver up for grabs, just leave a comment on each member's featured blog 

and you'll be eligible to win!

Ken Oliver StencilGirl HOP BLOG HEADER

Winners will be randomly selected from each blog, just leave a comment to become eligible for a prize. It's easy! Here's what we're giving away!

12 Daily Prizes - 1 Pack Ken Oliver Crafts 6x6 Papers(24 pieces).

2 Grand Prizes on Friday- 1 Complete Set of Color Burst (6 Colors); 1 Complete Set of Click It Ink Pads (6 Colors); 1 Set Pegz Alphabet Stamp Set

Leave a comment on each StencilGirl Talk post and the team members posts to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from StencilGirl!

Join us every day this week, you can enter every day...Friday's grand prizes are incredible!

Here's today's (Monday, March 23) hop list:

StencilGirl Talk

Ken Oliver

Heidi Blankenship

Mary C Nasser

Carolyn Dube

Thank you again and GOOD LUCK!

Going to the Graphic 45 Weekend at Scrapbook Generation . . .

Hope we meet-up at Scrapbook Generation in Springfield MO

March 27 & 28 for 3 fabulous Graphic 45 projects.

If you're taking workshops with Lindsey and me,

here's what you'll need to bring:

Paper Trimmer

Scissors (including precision scissors for fussy-cutting)

Adhesive (both wet & dry)

Paper Piercer

Ink & Ink Applicator (Antique Linen or Old Paper Distress Ink)

Corner Rounder

Crafty Foam Tape

Hope to see you there!




Friday, March 20 Supply List . . .

March G45 Tags

Here's the supply list for the Graphic 45 tag workshop:

  • Paper Trimmer & Precision Scissors (fussy cutting is involved!)
  • Inks: Iced Spruce and either Old Paper or Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad & Applicator
  • Adhesive - wet or dry (It's paper-to-paper so any will do)
  • Crafty Foam Tape
  • Mini Stapler (I have one you can borrow if you don't)
  • Specialty Scissors: Stamp Edge

Once home, I used the following Stickles:

  • Any color yellow or gold, blue, purple and pink

See you Friday


Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO