Tuesday, December 11, 2012

stencil hop and arty labels

stencil-pack

The fabulous Jill Berry sent me a pack of her fabulous new stencils from Artistcellar and said: "Go and make something with them! And then give a set away."

stencil-in-progress

I've been messing around with inked labels lately and thought these would add some terrific texture to them. It worked beautifully. Using my inkpad technique, I applied layers of color through the stencils on white Avery labels (I used the full sheets, though you could easily use the pre-cut.)

inked-papers
The best kinds of inkpads to use on the stencils are the thick, spongy kind so they can wedge themselves through the stencil to the paper. For these labels I applied two layers: the first through the stencil, and the second across the entire sheet to fill in the resist areas.

stencil-label-corner-rounder
I chopped them up in random sizes with my paper cutter, then made them a bit more graceful by rounding the corners. (I love my corner rounder.)

stencil-label-name-1
They were perfect for pen and ink

stencil-label-name-2
and making gift tags for the little ones. I'll use them for shipping tags, too!

Jill designed these stencils from her own calligraphy in styles that she describes as Runes, Romans, Rivermap and Roadmap. For a chance to win your own set from Artistcellar, leave a comment (make sure you leave an e-mail address or a way to reach you) and I'll draw a winner on Friday. Bonus entry if you make up a four word phrase starting with all Rs. Show us the alliterative spirit! For a list of all the stops on the stencil blog hop, go here! And if you don't want to take your chances, you can pick up your own set at Artistcellar.

{And if you're looking for List it Tuesday, go here! This week is a don't miss; it's all about junk drawers.}

85 comments:

Ruth said...

Must try this technique! Rollicking rosiness richly refined. Need to add corner cutter to my Chrstmss list!

liberal sprinkles said...

love these stencils and tags rolling in right rockin' remarkable richness!

Diana said...

I love the color combinations you used. Would love to get my hands on these stencils. thanks for the chance to win some.

NatashaMay said...

I've seen these stencils and they are fabulous! Love your tags!

Carin Cullen said...

Cool! You've just given me some new ideas! Love the use of stencils and inks on these kind of labels... would brighten anyone's day!

Rocking receivers round residences...everywhere! Lol

(carin@artfullycarin.com)

Gill said...

I love the tags - I'd love to try Jill's stencils!

Barbara I. said...

Thanks for sharing your tag making technique using Jill's stencils! LOVE!!! Also appreciate the chance to win the set. They look like so much fun. For my extra entry here is my 4 Rs offering: Remember receiving radiant reindeers? Should I be the lucky winner, please contact me at: bkisrael@gmail.com. Thanks again!!

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Aimee,

I'd love to win these stencils.

Reap rich, robust results!

xoxo

rachel awes said...

love them!
how much fun to play w/these new toys..and dear aimee, your fingerprint on anything is magic.
xoxox

Jennifer said...

you are so talented and create such awesome things! Love your little tags and I can see how you love your corner rounder...totally awesome

Rifle round rum rush

Jean said...

Great Idea!! Love those stencils!!!

Karen said...

love it! Having so much discovering all these new blog pages and checking out how differently everyone uses these stencils!!!
cairnlae@hotmail.com

april dawn said...

I just love Jill's stencils. I've seen them all over the blog world. Would love a set of my own.

huntla1 said...

your approach to tags was easy and fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

Tammy B said...

really redunculously rad rhythm on those stencils!

Tweetybirds said...

Simple and unique- I love them!

Resoundingly, richly, rare,really

Chel said...

Those are amazing. Seriously.

Angela Grasse said...

This looks gorgeous! Love it!

Laurie said...

Rarified rhythm really rocks!

Maybe I could make my own business cards instead of ordering them, hmmm.

Laurie
slowturnstudio@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Hello, my name is Nancy, I'm a stencil addict. (lol) Seriously, these are some 'rageous rabble rousing rad stencils! Thanks for the chance to win some!

Walk in the Woods said...

I really love the simplicity and beauty of these tags. Nice!

Janelle said...

These tags are great. I love seeing the different ways they are being used.
Reap Really Righteous Richness

Glenda Hoagland said...

What a great idea for using stencils. I am going to try this with stenciils that I have, but I sure would like to win these. Great job Amy

tami said...

yumminess - such fun!
random roundness radiates richness

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful use of the stencils :)

Annie Hooten - Art With Heart said...

I LOVE these new stencils from Jill and your use of them is very cool. Can't wait to try them. hootenannie4@aol.com

Casey said...

Beautiful and simple. How delightful are these stencils?

ceparie said...

Really reticulated rubber reindeer would love a chance to win these stencils. Thank you. surpriseartist@gmail.com

Michelle said...

A color palette after my own heart! Really radical resplendent results, Aimee!
Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of these stencils!
Michelle
(lostcoastpost@suddenlink.net)

Creative Soul Juice - Hobby Parent said...

oooOOO000o0Oo... I LOVE these blog hops! I get to read, revere, rollick, and relish in the ripe & rare minds of fellow artists! Thanks for this one, Aimee, just in time for making holiday labels. Sweet! ~Hobby

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Mary C. Nasser said...

Would love to win a set Aimee!
Love what you did with these!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Bonus entry:

Round-trip road-trips really rejuvenate!

ileneharris said...

Love the tag idea!

Ilene


Racing raccoons riding rhinos

Ileneharris@gmail.com

iHanna said...

Running round risking right reverse, really all by reading this! ;-)

Diane said...

Live the colors you used. I never knew there corner rounders.

Gill said...

Really relishing restn recuperation!

Molly said...

beautiful stencils and i love what you did with them. radiantly ravishing, really robust! :-)

JanT said...

Delightfully cute idea for using the stencils.

Bella Sinclair said...

Rhese rawr rotally rawrsome!!!!

donnaj said...

love what you did with the stencils-thanks for the chance to win!

tink-ink said...

Using the stencils on labels is a fantastic idea - so bright and colorful!! and the stencils...awesome

Susan Goodell said...

These stencils look really fun.
red radiates raunchy richness

bohemiannie! art said...

Ok...I want them. Rocky rolled Rosie round.

Textile Recycler said...

Ohhhh, I LOVE stencils and those look SPECTACULAR! I'd be proud to share my results for everyone to see :)

really righteous reproducible results

textilerecycler@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Fingers crossed hoping to win.

Kristin said...

These stencils would be great for my small stash of art journaling items.
radical richness reality reveals

Sue Young said...

Cannot wait to use these! Thanks for the chance to win them!!!

Katie R. said...

I would love a set. um let me think... Radiating radically ridiculous rhythyms, right round round...hee hee. Thank you for the chance.

Darlene K Campbell said...

Happy to have found you through the blog hop. Your use of the stencils was creative and I may have to get one of the corner cutters. Too cool.

Really Racy Riots Rewarded
Rhetro Rhapsody Rightly Reunited
Raccoon Reveals Rainy Rainbow
Rapper Radiates Religous Ramblings
Rigid Rider Ridiculous Ringleader
Rhinocerous Revisted Respiratory Rehab
Recovering Raven Raided Refrigerator
Rare Ranch Receives Rain
Rabbit & Racehorse Race Reindeer
Remarkable Rally Really Rates
Repurchased Records Rarely Rate
Roundly Rodent Rolls Rivalry Ridiculous Rhymes Rot Roaches

Okay this was fun, what can I say, I'm a writer.

darlenekcampbell@hotmail.com

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Of course I have to follow the person who is the overachiever r using extraordinaire... mine is...

Rexy roves rotten rutabagers ... must be said with scooby doo voice to do it justice...
T xx

Prerna Poojara said...

Love your lable. The stencils and the thanks for sharing. The words i could think of

Ridiculously random round rock


Prernapoojara@gmail.com

Prerna Poojara said...

Love your lable. The stencils and the thanks for sharing. The words i could think of

Ridiculously random round rock


Prernapoojara@gmail.com

Shells said...

The labels look great, can't wait to get a set and have some fun!

Quiltbug said...

I would love to win the stencils. I saw my name on a tag so it was meant to be.

Audrey

elle said...

These are great stencils and your project is a great way to get small by thinking big.

Laura said...

Great stencils! Great tags! Thanks for the chance!

For the bonus: Rounders readily renovate rectangles! (Just bought one this summer and love it!)

mtnmermaid said...

How fun! I'm so enjoying seeing how everyone is using the stencils so differently. Love your tags!

Artifice said...

I love your labels! They are so fun and festive. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda Greiss
greiss@bellsouth.net

Artifice said...

I love your labels! They are so fun and festive. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda Greiss
greiss@bellsouth.net

Hazardgal said...

This is from Marge B. Fulton. When I see the dynamite work all of you have done with Jull's stencils my mind becomes:
Restless, rallied, random, ridiculous!

Lori said...

Great use of the stencils. Love this idea and for the chance to win. Ridiculously remarkable rockin' richness... please contact me at lorimoonstudio@gmail.com

bohemiannie! art said...

Hey Aimee...I loved your comment on my post...but don't have your email...so replying here...

Thanks Aimee! Always love your enthusiasm! I'll get a bag pattern to you if you'd like...and put you in the running for the necklace. :) (Need your email addy to send the pattern).

Kirst said...

How cool are these stencils??? And I love what you've done with them. I'd love the chance to win some.

Kirst

Introverted Art said...

Aimee, this is such a yummy project!!!! I love the bright colors.

Anairam said...

Just popped in to say that I LOVE your new pin: Before The Idea gets too Big and Eats Me. Hahaha - that is SO me!
Great texture stencils, these - I like how you have used them. Oh well, back to work. Sigh. This is going to be a working Xmas for me, and all this work & no play is making me a very, very dull girl.

Leisa Zoeller said...

Another fantastic way to use the stencils. Awesome. Thank you.

leisa@moonshinedesign.com.au

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous use of the stencils, great tags.

marlene@moore-fun.net

lori vliegen said...

i love the juicy textures.....and your tags are brilliant! happy weekend, dear sweet, generous artsy girl!! xox

Christy said...

I'd LOVE a chance to win these fun stencils! Christy at ccbrink@gmail.com

Kate Burroughs said...

Fun way to use the stencils. Thanks for a chance to win!
Aloha, Kate

LouBird said...

I love these stencils ...so many creative ways they can be used!

Rip Roarin' Reality Riot

jinxxxygirl said...

You are a totally ,radical,ridiculous roaring Rockstar!! And i mean that in the nicest possible way!! :) Thanks for the chance to win!!

nuleaf at comcast dot net

Jamie Lynn said...

Really Racking up Random Reasons for using these Textures. I love 'em

Andria said...

Your labels look gorgeous...such rich colors! Thanks for a chance to win.

Rudolph rules rowdy reindeer!

aleakaskey@yahoo.com

Melanie MacKarney said...

I love these stencils and your labels are so cool.

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Becoming said...

I'm Reaching, Running & Really Rowdy about these remarkable stencils.

<3

Karin

paxcounsel at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

Love these!

River reaching roaring rapids.

Sometimescreative @ Yahoo. Com

Kristin Dudish said...

Ridiculously ruthless rabble rousers reap righteous rewards.

I know it's more than 4 words, but I have a tendency to get carried away sometimes (I've been known to be a bit of a rabble rouser myself! Ha!)

These stencils are out of this world, and I love what you've done with them!

xo
Kristin

denthe said...

Oh, I lovelovelove these stencils and what you did with them. My christmas wishlist is getting pretty long ... ;-)

Yvonne said...

Ruskigt, rörande, rallyinspirerande rithjälpmedel!
Would really like them here in Sweden!

michellegd.com said...

these look like so much fun...i am ridiculously ready to reach right into my supplies and attempt to make some adorable labels myself!
michellegd@comcast.net

Jan said...

Great idea for using the stencils which I'd love to win :-).