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Today I am reviewing Stencil Girl – mixed-media techniques for making and using stencils by Mary Beth Shaw, a new publication from North Light books. But not only am I reviewing this book, you have a chance to win my copy! Yeah! Information on the giveaway is at the end of the post.
The author of this book, Mary Beth Shaw, is owner of StencilGirl products. If you’ve not heard of them and love stencils, check out her shop.
Here is information from the publisher:
Stencil Girl by Mary Beth Shaw is the ultimate resource for those looking to explore the versatility of stencil art. Included in this expansive book are a myriad of stencil ideas and projects submitted by expert contributors intended to help guide your creativity. Step-by-step instructions clarify each project and give you the opportunity to discover how paint, wax, stitching, frosting, and more can be used with stencils and applied to mixed-media projects to dazzling effect. In addition to incorporating stencils into your projects, you’ll learn ways of making stencils, and which materials you can use to do so.
Set your eyes on projects created using wood burning, encaustic, metalwork, and more, and try your hand at the same stencil applications. Be surprised by the variety of uses for stencils and mediums they can be applied to, and prepare to be inspired by what’s inside this comprehensive book.
In Stencil Girl You’ll Find:
- 18 included projects and many bonus projects with links to online instruction
- 3 projects sections dedicated to different ways of utilizing stencils, including home décor, edible treats, gifts, and more
- Inspiring gallery pieces from 20 contributing artists
I love stencils. I thought I knew how to use them. Was I ever wrong! This book shows readers so many ways to use stencils. What about using stencils with felt? Never thought about that!
Or what about using them when working with wood and a wood-burning tool?
Those are just a couple of ways Mary Beth uses stencils. The book includes step-by-step tutorials and is chock-full of information on both using and making stencils. There are also lots of ideas and inspiration from other artists’ work. And if your looking for gift ideas, you will find some here.
The bottom line is, if you love stencils and want to find interesting and different uses for your stencils and ways of making them, this is the book for you.
Stencil Girl contains 127 pages, retails for $24.99 US and is available through you favorite bookstore, online, or through North Light Books.
Now for the giveaway. You can win this book just by commenting on this blog post. Commenting via email, on Google+, or Facebook will NOT enter you in this contest. You must comment to this blog post on the Bloombakecreate blog to be entered in the giveaway. The deadline for this giveaway is Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8 a.m. CST. Due to postage costs, if you are not a US resident and would be willing to pay the cost of postage over US cost, please feel free to join in on this giveaway. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation. The giveaway prize being offered is the review copy I received.
Would love to win this book…it’s on my “to purchase” list.
This book is definitely on my purchase list. Mary Beth Shaw is a wonderful instructor. I have taken 2 of her classes, they were so fun, and the projects turned out great.
I love the 70’s retro feel of this stenciling.
sounds like a good reference to have!
thanks for the giveaway
Ok a “shameless” comment to be in the running for this book. Haha. It looks like it has great ideas of techniques!!
I Love your posts!! I am subscribed to your blog. Just really not good about leaving comments. Haha. You are a wonderful inspiration for me.
Thank you for that!!
I am new to your blog and am enjoying it greatly. Stencils for woodburning, hmmm. Sounds interesting.
You know I love me some stencils! If you, a fellow diehard, stencil loving person learned from the book I’m certain I need to read it! Thanks for sharing!
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a book on how to use stencils in new ways… projects and tutorials on how to make them and I’m just sitting here not doing that yet? Sign me up I need a new passion. Thanks, Melinda
would love to have a copy of this book
Another tool to expand my knowledge of mixed media. So much to learn, so little time!
Lynda, the more I learn about you, the more I want to be you! I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Looks like a great book! Thx for chance to win! Annette
I so enjoy all of your posts. Always wish I could
Pop right into your activities with you!
Am very interested in your book giveaway,
Am turning 50 in two week and have been
Trying to celebrate the occasion more with
Trying new creative interests and this would
Certainly be a treat to receive. Thank you.
Consider this another “shameless” comment for the purpose of being in the running (loved that comment and its honesty)…..but the book looks fun and full of interesting ideas. thank you for sharing!
Sounds like a great resource! Sign me up for the drawing, please!
This looks like fun. I’ve taken two classes with MaryBeth and have her other book, too. Great teacher. And fun personality.
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Yea stencils! This will be a great addition to use in our gelli plate class!
Looks like a very interesting book!
Love stencils. Would be fun trying them in new ways.
This looks like a really interesting book. Sandy
I’ve been cutting stencils for 25 years…and am looking forward to seeing new ways to use them. Thanks for the always creative blog!
Sounds like a good book to go to for inspiration and techniques. I wouldn’t mind adding it to my collection 🙂 I’ve made my own crude stencils and would like to know more trade secrets! Thanks for the opportunity Lynda!
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Love to explore better usage of stencils. Mary Beth’s stencils are great.
Book looks awesome. Thanks for the chance!
This book seems very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
Have a great weekend
Not done much with stencils, but would love to learn more. Thanks for the giveaway.
This looks like a great book! I would love to add it to my “stash”!
I’d love to win this book, as it is on my list. Thank you for the chance to win.
Found you through Susan PM’s site. Am enjoying your blog. Thanks for the opportunity for a freebie book,
Stencil Girl by Mary Beth Shaw! Love her stencils and her art.
Her book looks amazing. Put me in for the drawing! Thanks.
very interesting! Would like to win and see!
I am a huge fan of stencil girl and would love a copy of the book.
Wow i sure could and would use this book, thanks for the chance.
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I love MaryBeth Shaw and am so very happy that you reviewed her book so positively! Thank you lynda for taking the time and offering the giveaway!