Me?....Paint FEARLESS....With Stencils?



Today is a big day here at Dirty Footprints Studio!! Not only am I participating in my very first blog hop--this is also my first time painting FEARLESS using stencils!




But not just any old stencils!




The very cool Petite Girls stencils designed by my dear friend Jane Davenport.




Normally, I might have declined an offer to paint with stencils--just because they're not really my thing. But since Miss Jane was the one doing the asking--I couldn't say no.




Jane could have probably asked me to try out her new bungee cords by jumping off my roof--and I would have said yes.

(Don't get any crazy ideas Jane!)



So since painting with stencils is not really my thing--I thought that would be the foundation for this whole painting---using materials that are not really my thing!

Thus, that is why I decided to paint on a beautiful piece of plywood we had lying around and use spray paint too--both things I never ever use--because they're not my thing!




And I have to tell you.....I had so much fun!




There was something so meditative about painting on that plywood--and now that I've had a go at spray painting stencils---I want to go crazy with it and paint tons of things using spray paint!




(As you can tell I went a little crazy with the spray paint in the photo above!!)




At the time that I finished this painting---I thought I was finished!! But now that I've sat with it for awhile--I think it's still calling my name.  So we'll see!

But, not only do I want to thank Jane for asking me to be a part of her blog hop celebrating her new stencils--I really want to thank Jane for the push creatively in getting me to step out of my usual way of doing things and trying something new!

Total proof that you can paint FEARLESS with anything!

These are the four Petite Girls stencils you get in a package!


Be sure to check out what the other artists are doing with these stencils!  Here is the list of hoppers!


September 28 – Artistcellar
September 29 Jill K. Berry
September 30 Dawn DeVries Sokol
October 1 – Joanne Sharpe
October 2 – Connie Hozvicka
October 3 - Effy Wild
October 4 – Tamara Laporte
October 5 – Dion Dior
October 6 – Courtney Brook
October 7 – Kate Palmer
October 8 – Jane Davenport

If you would like to purchase these stencils for yourself you can buy them HERE or HERE.

Or if you'd like to win a set--please leave a comment telling me what your thing is in making art!  Do you like to art journal, paint animals, sculpt with macaroni noodles?  Share for a chance to win!

The give-away is now closed.

73 comments:

Charissa Struble said...

I love art journaling. It's such a free way to express yourself. I love seeing how each blank page is transformed into a work from the heart.

sarah said...

Anything mixed media... it makes me smile :o)

Candice Thomas said...

I love how you have used this stencil and the color/texture os the wood. Seeing how everyone is using them is inspiring!

Linda Kittmer said...

I love what you've done with the stencils. Beautiful. I love fibre art but enjoy playing with a lot of mixed media ideas in my fibre art.

Blooming Soul Arts said...

Your painting is enchanting! love it! I like to use stencils in my work as a beginning for the backgrounds..you usually never see them, but I know that they are there! I just about add everything to my art..so much fun!

Heather Goldsmith said...

At the moment my thing is laying down tissue papers to play with texture, paint and stencils. Loads of possibilities. Thanks for playing along with the blog hop. I love how colourful your ladies are. ;-)

Heather Williams said...

Hello Connie! It looks like you had a lot of fun creating this piece.

Sometimes, I feel like I'm all over the place w/ what 'my thing' is...I love painting & drawing, book making, soldering, free motion stitching, & clay....& combining a couple of these into a project is wonderfully fun. :)

Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity!! ~H♥~

Melissa T. said...

Lately I have been obsessed with ATCs. There is something less intimidating about their small size. Thanks for the giveaway! I love what you did with the stencils!!!!

Melissa (snowshrew@yahoo.com)

nadia said...

my thing is layers. there could be three or more layers before the final painting. love texture! love what you did with the stencils connie! have a wonderful wednesday! ciao!

Ruth said...

art journaling by far! Connie I took your first classes years ago and haven't stopped since!

Vicki said...

Since I've retired, my thing is to break out of the corporate rules and enjoy all aspects of art without any boundaries!

Robin Broitman said...

I'm a brand new at art journaling and would love to add faces to my art...please count me in to the stencil giveaway!

Melanie said...

I art journal ... and buy things lol

Anonymous said...

OHHHH, I'd use the face stencils on my greeting cards! They're so pretty & I can't sketch faces. (I'm working on it) But this would be SO MUCH easier.
Thanks for the chance!
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Jo Murray said...

LOVE what you did with these, Your colours are lush...and the image is so appealing. I work with mixed media/collage and there is definitely a place for those stencils in my work. I'd like to see them on tissue, layered over an interesting background.

jenn said...

I like to art journal! I'm still a newb, but I feel like I'm getting better at it... I'm very interested in your FEARLESS painting too! I'm always afraid I'm going to mess up something before I even start, so I feel it might be therapeutic to approach a project FEARLESSly! (ie- I'll be stopping by more often. ;)

Dara Lynn said...

Spectacular release of Pette Girls by Jane!!!! Ohhh the coy face! :) I just started playing with pouring medium...oh my goodness...messy but soooo much fun on canvas!!!! Congratulations on your first blog hop!!!!!!

Juliette Williams said...

I love to do metalworking, especially with copper. But painting was my first love, and I've started doing printmaking! Those stencils would be really fun to work with in the printmaking, that's for sure :) I'm a new member of your blog and love your work!

Christine Langemeijer said...

I do a lot of journaling as I have a lot to process ( I live with chronic pain) it really helps to stay positive.
I paint and doodle draw and make card
Love ly picture you painted thank you for giveaway

craftirn said...

I like to embroider. I would love to try with these stencils!

Christine said...

Love how you used the Jane stencils...love to try them!

Funkibubl said...

I love to art journal and at the moment my thing is 'paint markers' ooooo

suzieq23 said...

Boy would I love to win these stencils! What is my thing with art? EVERYTHING! My goal this year however was to learn how to draw faces. I have taken several classes, watched many tutorials, and now the stencils would complete the gamet. Thanks for the opportunity. I LOVE you girls on the wood. I might have to use your inspiration should I win the stencils.

Renee said...

I love to art journal and use spray inks! Your girls are truly gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Cristiana said...

mixed media above all!

bronnyk said...

Connie I love so many things about Art!!... the choices of mediums, getting messy, losing all sense of time, journaling, stencilling, no boundaries... the journey.... art has been my saviour!!

Sandra said...

I would love these stencils...I am just a "newbie" to this mixed media/journaling world of art and I'm "hooked"!!!! I love the creativity and I love using bits and pieces of "found stuff" to add dimension to my pages!

cal8007 said...

Connie, what an awesome paint job you did with the petite girl stencils! I'm new to mixed media so that's what I've been doing lately. I haven't painted on wood, but I really want to give it a try after looking at your three girls! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Carmen L

Kristin said...

My thing in art is painting. But I've always painted on just a single plane. I hope to learn to layer and build up and I think stencils could be an added layer to get me there!

klanglais04@hotmail.com

Aurélie Maenhout said...

I'm just mad about mixed media. I love collage, drawing and painting with all sorts of things and making trying and experiences to see what happen on my pages.

Anonymous said...

My thing is fearless painting !!!!! Love it !!! Thank you for teaching !!!!! M.vitica1@gmail.com

Mandy said...

Oh gosh - I'm a fickle mistress! My thing changes frequently....today I'm having a delightful time playing with tempera and charcoal in my journal....tomorrow it could be dyeing and spinning yarn....next week some art quilting :P I can't choose just one....it's like choosing between your children...(not to mention, my supplies may turn on me, if I pick a favourite....)

Rosina Bony said...

I love what you have done with the stencils. I am just starting out and have just started art journaling and love it!!,

steelmagnoliasandsweettea said...

I love what you did with the stencils. My thing is art journaling. I really love how free and meditative it feels.

michelle said...

i love art journalling and mixed media i would love to win a set of these stencils and i just love what you did with them thanks for the chance !

Gill said...

I love to try anything - at the moment it's art journalling!

Textile Recycler said...

I am primarly do mixed media work and art quilts and now a new journaler. Thx for the give away :)

renee g said...

I love to art journal. And am getting back into painting on canvas. I love how you used the stencils yet your painting was still so free flowing

Raine said...

I LOVE art journaling and making my own journals from scratch.

Unknown said...

Since I'm a newbie and actually finally have some time I am just overwhelmed, excited, and anxious to experiment! Finding these wonderful blogs has been wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Ellie said...

Art journaling, mixed media, just painting. I'd love to win a set of these.

Jamie Lynn said...

I admit I was surprised to see you listed in this Hop. . . WoW you embraced the stencils like a new favorite paint brush and I really dig your results

I would love to win a set . . . so much that I keep saying that over & over

xoxo

Kathy, die Stichmücke said...

I Love art journaling and mixed media. Thank you for the chance to win!

Cathe P. said...

Connie,
Still learning what my thing is. Painting Fearless is at the top. Hugs.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous colors Connie! love your girls!

Thomas A. Marino said...

My thing is cartooning and illustrated journaling.

HeidiHey said...

I love birds, flowers and people as my references. Collage, watercolour and mixed media would be my favourite processes for creating art. The wood grain and colour is very interesting for skin/body depiction in your project.

Beachsidelynn said...

Anything mixed media and about sand and sea. Art journal, cloth dolls, art quilts, anything you can apply media to.
Love your girls.

Titic Dulu said...
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Titic Dulu said...

when I discovered mixed media, I finally found an art that was hiding in me

Bonnie Fowler said...

My heart beats for the art journal - because it is so versatile. I can use up all the fun little things that I collect in life! Also - they don't take up much space, and for a collector that is awesome!!

HALLELUJAH TRUTH said...

Hurray for beauty and for making it fearlessly!

Ali K. said...

My thing so to speak- is vintage prints. Old books, magazines, posters, you name it and I want it and want to alter it.

Robin Pichelmayer said...

my "thing" is mixed media. so I need stencils to go along with that!
:-)

Roselily said...

I just started art journaling which I love, and I really would love to try working with stencils !

deborah wolff said...

I love doing all kinds of stuff, right now I am carving my own rubber stamps. But I love stenciling as well as quilting, sewing, and a million other things.
There's not enough time! Would love to win.

Rachel H. said...

Art journaling and everything that goes along with it. I love the world of mixed media even though I'm such a beginner-- because it's so welcoming and anything goes :)

***bcbine*** said...

Dear Connie,
i love to do Art Journaling, the whole day.
It is so wonderful, i can play with colors, paper... and a lot of other creativity things.
Regards
Sabinek fom good old germany.

Carla Silva said...

I love art, I believe art is a way to express yourself in a positive way, be it mixed media, painting, journaling, writing, poetry, singing, make up even a smile. Any way to release emotion and/or ideas in a constructive and positive way! These stencils are absolutely beautiful and I truly loved the way you expressed yourself. It is truly a work of ART. Thank you for this chance. Have a fantastic day!

Diana Caho said...

My Thing, is Art Journaling, love making my own handmade journals. WOuld love to win a set of Janes Mini Stencils to use in my journals. Thank you.

Barbara Moore said...

My main artist bent is gourd art which is a rather specific thing, but I also Love mixed media and painting. I would love to have these stencils to try and I would play and play and play........................

Carla said...

Really love what you made with the stencils. I am a total art journal junkie lately folowing lots of lessons and exploring new ways of making art. So I would love to win these stencils for another new way to make faces

Jacklyn Young said...

Mixed media is my foray - especially collage and acrylic paint.

Vicki said...

I'm doing mixed media, just starting to learn faces, these would be a big help thanks. I love Jane Davenporte'sstylle!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I do quilting, crochet, bobbin lace, stamping, and some mixed media and art journaling.

Melanie said...

I love what you did with the stencils. The art I love to make is paintings and journaling. It is so relaxed to draw and paint.
Liefs, Melanie

Michelle said...

Mixed media collage. I love combining cut outs with my own art.

Lena said...

mixed media...no, art journaling...no, alternative books...sketching...OMG, it's hard to pick one thing :)

Choka Holik said...

I love what you've done with the stencils, connie - totally fearless! I'm a card maker and art journaller and scrapbooker. I can see so much potential in these stencils in my art journal in particular.

Stacie said...

Beautiful work with the stencils, I really love how the painting turned out. My thing currently is painting with acrylics on bristol vellum or posterboard... love the happiness shoving paint around brings me! Thank you for the chance to win a set of those gorgeous stencils!

Shelley said...

I dabble a bit at almost everything, so excel at nothing, lol. I am best at acrylic painting. I would love to have a set of these stencils!!

Letha Richardson said...

I guess my "thing" would be art journaling, but I dabble in lots of things, which is why I say I create in mixed media. I have never used a face stencil, but think that it would be amazing to try, and I too have never used spray paint, and love the results you got with them, and may just have to give that a try as well. I would be over the moon to win this stencil package!

Jane said...

I love the look and feel of these visitors .... they are so peaceful and my heart is drawn to them. As I sat here looking at them I was actually crying!! They definitely speak to me. It still amazes me what art can do! I have been doing some art journaling for about a year now and am constantly learning and I love it. Thank you for your interpretation .... Hugs, Jane

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