Wednesday, October 02, 2013

StencilGirl Map Stencil Blog Hop: WE ALL GO A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES


Welcome to the StencilGirl Map Blog Hop!!!!!  If you arrived from Rose Wilde's page,  you are in the right place.  If not, you can follow the list at the bottom of my post and start from the beginning. 

I was positively thrilled when Mary Nasser asked me to join in this StencilGirl blog hop.  Even better....it is my first one!  I have long been enthralled with Mary's map collage art.  I was not at all surprised that map stencils arrived on the StencilGirl doorstep.  It seemed a fait accompli. For me, the hardest part of the whole thing was picking which stencil to focus on since all are divine.  I ended up choosing the MAP 6 stencil, shown here: 



For the past two weeks I have been absorbed in Citrasolv ink manipulation so I chose to place the stencil on top of a saturated page that was originally a seal in San Francisco (National Geographic loves animal photography) and I let the Citrasolv do it's magic and reactivate the inks on the clay-coated paper.  It was not a perfect manipulation but somehow that fit for what I was trying to accomplish and as I will show, that can be remedied.  I love the happenstance of this technique every time I do it.  More  Citrasolv explorations can be found here












I knew at this point I was going to try to revive some more ink to fill in some of the roads that didn't quite reactivate as I wanted them to so I went ahead and added a matting paper with some two sided adhesive tape.  That step could come later and should if you need a lot of Citrasolv to add some detail.  I knew I didn't need much so it was fine to do it now.
















I replaced the stencil back on top and carefully looked so see what I wanted to add back into the print.  My eye was always drawn to the lower right quadrant so that's where I decided to focus my energies.








It is very easy to add more revived ink to your print by using Citrasolv again.  I used the cap from the bottle and a synthetic liner brush to activate ink from an unused portion of the page and slid the brush under the stencil lines where I wanted more detail. It worked like a dream.



Once I was happy with the amount of detail, I added the words from one of my new stamps into  the individual crevices of the map.  I simply stamped each word individually with StazOn and the wonky nature of the phrase seemed to go well with the haphazard nature of the map.  I loved the marriage of Mary's stencil with my phrase.  This photo also shows the amount of detail I was able to add back into that quadrant.  Yess........

The final mounting included a strip of white paper and an 8" x 8" canvas panel that was painted black prior to the mounting.  I used double sided sheets of adhesive to attach it all to the canvas.


There you have it!  This is my portion of the blog hop!  I hope you enjoyed yourself.  Stencils are so fun to be used in a variety of ways.  I am happy to say that these StencilGirl stencils stand up to the Citrasolv very well, but I do clean them immediately after I am done with running water.



NOW FOR THE FUN PART......... THE GIVEAWAY

Mary Nasser will be doing a giveaway for this hop – giving away a set of her  four new stencils. ALL the comments on each blog participating will be eligible for the drawing. So what do you do?   All you have to do is leave a comment by 11:59 PM Central Time on October 4th. The more blogs that you comment on in the blog hop, the more chances you have to win.  Plus, you don't want to miss any of these wonderful blog entries.  They are sure to impress and inspire!!!!




Have a splendid time on this hop and good luck in the givewaway!

60 comments:

Miek said...

Very cool , i like the blueit fits very well with the map!

kae pea said...

Really want to check out that technique! Very cool and love that stamp too!! xo

Linda R said...

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

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous use of the citra-solv page, makes for quite the moody street map. xox

MB Shaw said...

Love this Nancy!!!

TheaM said...

I would not have thought to use Citrasolv over a stencil - very cool effect! thanks for sharing!

Judy Shea said...

I love Citrasolv. What a great use of the stencil. Perfect colors. So interesting. Great hopping with you.

BuzzyBeeCottage said...

Love it

Anne O said...

I love your innovative use of the stencil! Thanks for sharing your methods.

stlbarb said...

Citrasolv is on my "try it" list. Using it with a stencil--what a great idea.

Denny1600 said...

This is intriguing! Just what I need. Another "vortex" to get sucked into. Our art table is pretty covered now!

Ruth Hinman said...

oh thank you SO much for inviting us by! I adore your use of color and of the stencil and your finished piece is actually something I really adore! thank you for being inspirational this Wednesday morning! I know just what I'm about to go working on now and it's thanks to your incredible use of the colors that speak to me today, for whatever reason! :)

Gill said...

Great project!
I've never heard of citrasolve here in the UK - I'm off to google it!!
Thanks for sharing!

Hope Amen said...

Hello Nancy, I love what you did with the Citrasolv and stencil. So very creative. Brilliant tip on how to manipulate the ink.

VLW said...

Very nice demo of the technique. Hanks for sharing. And, thanks for the chance to win the stencils.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great technique!idgidlo

Heather Haymart said...

Nancy, this is gorgeous. You are so creative in everything you do. your work always has a feeling of sophistication and beauty that I really admire.

AuBien said...

Another art technique I have not heard about. Thank you for sharing your project and your ideas. I really like your piece. Thank you for the chance to win!

arttage said...

Love the worlds stencil and all your art too! Hugs, Sanna

Kelly Watts said...

Very nice. It's true, we all go a little mad sometimes!

Saranne Valentine said...

Love your colors! very cool!

Maria McGuire said...

Wonderful tutorial Nancy! Beautiful Project!

anja said...

no wonder you go a little mad; i would if i had one of those wonderful stencils! love your creation

janene said...

You have taken the stencils in a new direction. Hmmm... I may need to try this. Thanks.

Monica said...

This turned out great. I loved the colors.

Jean said...

Wonderful stencils! I like what you did with map stencil.

Letha Richardson said...

Wowsers! I love the technique you used with the stencils, it turned out beautiful! I would love to win the stencils, so I can give this technique a try. :)

EmmaJane said...

I haven't tried Citrasolv yet but you've inspired me to give it a go. Really interesting technique to use with the stencil.

Lura said...

i dont know anything about citra-solv but would like to learn more. thank you for introducing me to a new technique and product...i think. lol.
loved what you made. thanks for the inspiration. on to hoping and hopping. xoxo

tallulah1 said...

Awesome piece, would look SO good on my wall! lol Seriously, another intriguing take on the stencils, the possibilities are endless! Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win! Janelle Rourke

texasbarb said...

I've always admired your work, Nancy. This project ROCKS! I love how you've used the stencil!

Tracy said...

Very cool! I love you use of Citra-solve.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Nancy,
So glad you could participate in the hop! Love the weathered look you achieved with the Citrosolv technique! Almost looks patina-ed!
Awesome!
xo
Mary

nelda said...

What an amazing technique! I'm learning quite a bit on this blog hop and am really enjoying the different ways a stencil can be used. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing a new technique for me. Sounds like a chemistry experiment. Who would have thought and with a stencil! This blog has been a blast

pattyb said...

Another cool technique! Thanks so much for sharing and for participating in this hop! love this stencil!!!

suzieq23 said...

I would just love to win a set of Mary's stencils. I have visited every blog on the hop and all the projects are so different but so original and great. thanks.

Trish Busby said...

Love the technique. Will have to try it. Would love to win. Thanks.

cal8007 said...

I'd never heard of citra-solve, but I'm liking the tecnique. Need to check it out in more depth. I just love all the texture on your project.

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Ruth L said...

Loved the idea to use ink!

Nan G said...

Soo cool! I've learned something new yet again. Love these stencils and the varied ways they are being used. Would love to win them.

Terrie Purkey said...

I love the abstract nature of your piece - I haven't tried Citrasolv before but it looks interesting.... Great piece!

Rita Montgomery said...

I haven't tried Citrasolv before but it looks interesting.... Great piece! Your blues are fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jo Murray said...

I'm new to Citra Solve and am really keen to try this technique. Love what you've done.

Textile Recycler said...

I'm really loving the variety of techniques everyone is using with these stencils. I hope to try some out too :)

Deb Packwood said...

I have not tried Citra-solv yet, but I will be now! Thank you for you awesome technique and use the the map stencil!

Eifelwicht said...

Wow, this looks wonderful!
I love your technique!

Amante del Papel said...

I have no words to describe your beautiful project is impressive!!!

catkitt said...

You reminded me of the Citrisol technqiues and I will try some more. Nice.

Wee Von said...

The blue fit so well with this stencil. Thanks for your tutorial.

Jessica Sporn said...

very very cool!

aprilquilts said...

Really amazing, and yet another technique I haven't heard of. I'm not sure this blog hop is good for my wallet, but my brain is zooming.

Valerie Gilreath said...

Very cool project, and great use of the stencil. Thanks!

Linda said...

so many inspiring ways to use these stencils. love your take with the citrasolv technique!

Jean said...

I love how you used this!

Jean said...

I love how you used this!

Jackie said...

count me in! love the way you used the stencil!!!

Kate M said...

Wow totally new technique for me. The on-line community is so creatively empowering. Many thanks.

Art Expression said...

Very nice and interesting! Thanks for a chance to win