Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mary Nasser's Map Stencil Blog Hop!

Today's blogpost is dedicated to Mary Nasser's Blog Hop! Mary Nasser designed some new Map Stencils for Stencil Girl Products aka (Mary Beth Shaw) and she asked me join her blog hop with some other pretty amazing creatives. This blog hop is kind of a group creative party through these here internets where we are celebrating the birth of Mary's awesome Map Stencils that SHE designed. How awesome is that?! The best part is that if you make a comment, you get a chance to win a set of her stencils and one of the paintings I made with her stencil.

For this blog hop, I decided to make a simple abstracted landscape painting using Mary's map stencil, Wood Icing texture paste and Golden Acrylics on 3/4" medium density fiberboard.

Prepping the boards with gesso.

Applying first thing layer of Wood Icing texture paste.
Applying second layer of Wood Icing using Mary's Map Stencil. Isn't her stencil just lovely?

Pulling stencil away.

I added a little thread of texture with the Wood Icing and a small pallet knife. I also added two layers with Mary's Stencil, just to see what would happen.

I added a thread of Wood Icing with a small pallet knife and I added some extra free form texture in the top half of the painting.

Time for color!

And we are finished!

I made two so I could give one to one lucky commenter and so I could give one to Mary. 
Yep, that's what I said. If you make a comment here on my blog, I'll have my own drawing by Mary's same deadline and the lucky winner gets one of these 6"x6" paintings. The other painting is for you dear sweet Mary Nasser. Thank you for asking me to participate in this super awesome blog hop!

Mary Nasser will be giving away a set of her four new map stencils to one lucky winner! ALL of the readers who comment on each blog hop participants' posts will be eligible for the drawing. The only thing you have to do is leave a comment by 11:59PM Central Time on October 4th. The more blogs you comment on in the blog hop, the more chances you have of winning!


Here is the complete list and links of all of the participants. 
Happy clicking for inspiration and prizes!






68 comments:

  1. This is my favourite technique for stencils and you've used it so well. LOVE the colours...they'd look great on my wall.

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  2. Don't tell the others but I love this the most! You've convinced me that I have to have wood icing in my future...the second creation you made would be delightful as well ;-)). Thanks so much for the tutorial,

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  3. Really Fabulous Heather!!! Love everything about it!!

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  4. I would LOVE to win these stencils and play with them in my new journal !!! Thanks.

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  5. Great pieces! And the stencil is fantastic, lots you can do with it.

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  6. Marvelous use of the stencil. Texture is fabulous. xox

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  7. wow - you make beautiful look so easy! thank you!

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  8. These are wonderful Heather!! That detailed map holds the Wood Icing so well! One of the things that makes Wood Icing so great, eh? NIcely done.

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  9. Wow! My favourite project so far!!

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  10. Great Heather. I would have thought this stencil too intricate for wood icing - but you proved me wrong. Looks super with your wonderful technique.

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  11. Heather.. such a great piece. Those textures...mmmm mmmm. AND..the colors you chose... wow. Great hopping with you.

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  12. Awesome texture in this piece...love it

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  13. I love your use of the wood icing, Heather! The blue looks like it is hanging above the green. Great dimensional effect! Thanks for adding to the giveaway.

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    1. Anne O you are the winner of my little painting! Congratulations! Please e-mail me at heatherhaymartartist@gmail.com with your address. thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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  14. Thank you for sharing your process! I own some wood icing. Even used some in a class with Mary Beth. Timidly. You inspired me to use a Lot more! I love your work! Thanks for including a painting in your giveaway! I got sidetracked reading other blog posts about your work and thought processes. It's interesting to see that you "live" with a painting for a while before you do something else with it. I've been doing that, too. It keeps me from being frustrated about a piece and lets my brain tell me some ideas as I look at it. Thanks again!

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  15. Great demo and use of the stencil...thanks, Joanne

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  16. what an incredible opportunity! I'm so glad I hopped over and found your inspirational colorful gorgeous fun pieces! please, do enter me for an opportunity to win your excellent piece! thank you for having us by and letting us play for a chance to win Mary's stencils!

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  17. I love seeing your process and would be thrilled to have a painting of yours!

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  18. Love these and how sweet,Mary will get one. I see more stencils in your future. Can't wait to see who the lucky winner is for Mary's stencils and now your painting.
    Rose Wilde (Heather's Mom)

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  19. The super work just goes on & on with these stencils. Everyones is so different.

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  20. Your paintings turned out SOOOOO cute! I just love them! And now I am falling for this stencil as well! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  21. I love what you did with the map stencil! Thanks for the chance to win one of your wonderful art pieces.

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  22. Beautiful texture and color Heather!

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  23. Wow, I am on this blog hop and seeing all these amazing ways to use her stencils and I am loving everything I've come across! Wow, I really love the texture you have achieved.

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  24. Love how you used the stencil. This set of stencils is great!

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  25. gorgeous !! How kind of you to give one to Mary and to offer one to one of us lucky commenters!!

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  26. What an excellent giveaway and it's been such a treat to hop around and see how everyone uses the same piece of inspiration - from stitching and beading to texture to background .... just fab!

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  27. it's my lucky day: i discover your blog and your art and i might win a give away, hurray!

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  28. so cool. I love how its like the sky above the earth! this came out really well.

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  29. I love the use of stencils for texture. These are great. Thanks.

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  30. Oh wow! You are so generous. Loved the walk through with the texture. These blogs rock!, hope I'm the lucky one:)

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  31. Stunning, Heather! WOW!!
    I nearly cried when I read that you would be giving me one of these AMAZING paintings! You are a dear friend and an uber-talented artist!!

    So generous of you to give away one of these original paintings to a blog reader, too!

    My favorite colors, Heather!
    Thank you!!
    xo
    Mary

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  32. I love how your paintings out using the great stencil from Mary. It looks like so much fun.

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  33. wow, not this i extra special. i love that wood icing, will have to find some. just loved what you did with it and was thinking boy, i would love that or have to do it. i need to try it but how awesome of you to offer a piece already done. love it. and of course the stencils are just super great. xoxo thanks for showing me a new technique. xoox

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  34. I have never heard of wood icing? but this is amazing - to see what texture can do I love it - and again a different look with a map stencil.

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  35. Wow! Great use of the stencils- love the art pieces, and would be honored to win either the art piece or the stencil set.

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  36. This is the first time I've seen wood icing used. Beautiful texture! Love the colours too - my favourites. Thank you for sharing your inspired take on Mary's stencil and for offering a piece of your art as a prize.

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  37. wow-I love the effect you got; I love texture and have never seen wood icing close up-LOVE it!

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  38. Man I love love love this stencil with the wood icing. So many ideas running thru my head! Love your project! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win these awesome stencils! Janelle Rourke

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  39. What fun pieces of art! Thank you for sharing your process. I always like seeing how the final project came together.

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  40. Wow...your work is amaaazing. I love texture and have never seen wood icing close up-LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Interesting that you used the stencil with the wood icing. It must be a pretty sturdy stencil to hold up to that use. It's great to see all the different ways people are inspired to use the stencils.

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  42. Your art is amazing! I would love to win a set of Mary's stencils and try them with some texture paste. You have shared some awesome inspiration. thanks.

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  43. I have never heard of wood icing.....gheez....there is so much to learn from you creative folks!

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  44. Of course I love your texture using the map stencil.......Of course, of course.

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  45. Very generous of you. These are my most favorite colors. These stencils are so great as texture too!

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  46. I am having so much fun on this blog hop! Meeting new artists and seeing your work is a great thing! I would love to win your 6x6 wood board. Love what you did with just two colors!

    Carmen L

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  47. Loved the way the wood icing texture come out with the new stencil...

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  48. Love the texture from this stencil! These are so cool! Thank you for offering one!

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  49. Gotta love a stencil & molding/texture paste! Very cool .... great project, great offer :)

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  50. Oooooh, I love texture! Inspiring! Love it!

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  51. I love all the texture! is so amazing, and the color so beautiful!

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  52. Amazing! Wonder idea!
    Looks like the land flowing with milk
    and honey to me! Great job!

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  53. What can I say about your use of these stencils - very inspiring work.

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  54. I love texture. Your use of texture and color is inspiring. How clever of you to make two!

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  55. Incredible texture & color. I haven't heard of wood icing before. I'm odd to research it. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. I am in love with your style, color, and vision. These are stunning.

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  57. I love these! So subtle, yet so vibrant. I've got to get some of that wood icing and give it a try. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  58. Oh my goodness that wood icing through the stencil texture is just delicious! GREAT use of the stencil!

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  59. Textures, looks amazing. Great job. Thanks! ;)

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  60. Love, love how you used these stencils. Great blog ! Thanks for a chance to win

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  61. I have some wood icing and must try it out. Thanks for sharing

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  62. Great texture. I was thinking about doing something similar.

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  63. Thank you everyone for commenting on my blog. I am thrilled that you all liked what you saw! Congratulations to Anne O for being the winner of my little painting!

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