Stencil Craft Book Tour and Giveaway!

 Peot_authorphotoStencil Craft Cover

Today I am part of a book blog tour for Stencil Craft: Techniques for Fashion, Art and Home, written by Margaret Peot.  I am also excited to be a part of TWO GIVEAWAYS for this book.  I will be giving away one copy of the book to a reader of my blog.  Simply leave a comment on this post to enter.  Tell me how you use stencils in your art.  There is also a second giveaway to winner a fabulous prize package.  All of the blogs on this blog hop are participating, so there will be one grand winner from the rafflecopter giveaway.  The form is at the bottom of this blog post.

Stencil Craft is a lovely book with many tips and techniques for creating stencil prints on tote bags, clothing, stationery, pillows and more.  I love these cupcake designs!  This might be fun for students in a middle school class to try.

 There are several demonstrations about how to create stenciled artworks with layering.

These multi-layered, unique artworks are my favorite, called "amalgams" (I learned a new word!).  It was really interesting, because I had JUST written a blog post about using spray inks with leaves and then I opened this book and saw her demonstrating this technique.  I swear I didn't copy it! :) 

One thing I like about the book is that she shows you how to cut your own stencils to create one-of-a-kind artworks.  This skull design is perfect for tying in with Day of the Dead.

So, what do you think?  Do you like using stencils in your artworks?  Have you ever cut your own stencils?  To learn more about this book, visit these sites:

Amazon:  Stencil Craft: Techniques for Fashion, Art and Home
Goodreads: Stencil Craft
Author’s blog:  The Inkblot Book

GIVEAWAY Details:  There are two ways to enter.  First, I will be giving away ONE copy of the book on my blog.  Leave a comment telling us how you use stencils in art.  Secondly, 

This tour includes a Rafflecopter giveaway! 

The winner of the raffle will receive:

  • 17" x 15" canvas tote hand printed with a stencil interpretation Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • 1 blank 12" x 12" canvas tote
  • 1 10" x 14" piece of stencil Mylar
  • 1 sponge
  • 2 stencil brushes
  • 1 craft knife set 
  • 2 Metallic Lumiere Acrylic Paints, Indigo and Metallic Copper


Here is the entry form for the giveaway.
 A Rafflecopter giveaway

For more chances to win a copy of the book, visit the other blogs on this tour!

Margaret Peot’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, June 29th: A Life Sustained
Wednesday, July 1st: girlichef
Monday, July 6th: Cozy Little House
Tuesday, July 7th: Savvy Verse and Wit
Thursday, July 9th: Kari J. Wolfe
Monday, July 13th: Open Book Society
Monday, July 20th: Spiced Latte Reads
Tuesday, July 21st: No Monsters in My Bed
Wednesday, July 22nd: Up to Date Interiors
Friday, July 31st: Luxury Reading


Jane Wetzel said...

oh my! I am sure I NEED this Marcia! lol I use stencils in my journals but more on the cards i make these days. I also LOVE to use them on canvas- I feel like there is no making mistakes! Thank you for the chance to win!

Ashrub Haleeb said...

I use stencils to cheer up old clothes. I use then to decorate cards and journals and in various upcycling attemps :).

Display Name said...

I haven't used stencils much in my K-5 classroom... I have done a little silkscreening with the 6-8 kids using stencils.... I would LOVE to get this book, I just added it to my classroom book wishlist on amazon! I do a lot of simple relief printing with my little guys! Stencils would be really cool to add!

Display Name said...

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Lorie said...

I haven't used stencils I with my k-8 students, but I think it would be an excellent technique to teach positive and negative space. It may also encourage hesitant students to take a risk to create something with immediate success.

Carol said...

I have only recently started using stencils much and must say it has become my newest addiction :) Thanks for the chance to win ♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Michelle Remy said...

I use stencils all the time to add detail in the background of my paintings and journal pages. I would like to cut more of my own. I have several of Ms. Peot's other books and they are wonderful so I'm sure this one is fabulous as well. Thank you for reviewing this book and for hosting this giveaway.
Michelle lostcoastpost(at)suddenlink(dot)net

Lorie said...

Stencils would be great addtionals to art journals , thanks!
I' m the "Unknown" post, can't seem to get me name to appear on edited profile- Lorie Bowlin Friedmann, Peoria, AZ

Lorie said...

Hey, my name came up! Thanks, for helping me gather more great ideas for my art lessons with your blog!

Tina said...

I love to use stencils in my art journaling. This book looks fantastic - I love the amalgam ideas especially. It seems like you could make some great canvases using that idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Mrs. C said...

I've used stenciling techniques to have my students create landscapes and simple shape designs in my art room. In my home I have stenciled designs in several of the rooms in my house and on my stairs. :)

elicia said...

Looks like a great book! I use stencils in my classroom as part of a faux printmaking lesson. We use embroidery hoops and cheese cloth with stencils in order to do a kind of screen print. I'd love to learn more ways to apply stencils!

ShellyP said...

I use stencils occasionally with different grade levels. Most are stencils that I create. But, this book looks amazing and I am sure it will give me more ideas to incorporate more!! :)

mom2h said...

Oh, this reminds me I need to include stenciling in my art lessons more often. Thank you for introducing me to Margaret. I'd almost forgotten what fun stenciling can be and it is such a great technique to use with kids. Fun, foolproof, and it lets them experiment with paints, shading, pattern without having to recreate each shape themselves.
So, you have any great sources for ready-made stencils? I love Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's stencils through Crafter's Workshop and the huge selection at The Stencil Lady, but always looking for more ideas! Maybe another post could elaborate on what's needed to make your own stencils? Thanks!

Sushma P said...

I use stencil mostly on my art journals or sometimes use it during diy for decorating various things