Stencil Girl Mixed Media Sampler Journal

Stencil Girl Mixed Media Sampler Journal stenciling techniquesLearn artistic stenciling techniques from StencilGirl herself! In this engaging workshop, Mary Beth Shaw leads you on a stenciling extravaganza as you experiment with materials like Inka-Gold, CitraSolv, alcohol ink and PanPastels. Get expert stenciling advice as you create five uniquely layered pages, plus an embellished wooden cover for your artist’s sampler journal.

Video run time: 72 minutes

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In this clip, Mary Beth demonstrates how to use stencils and embossing tools to create a copper plaque that will be the striking visual centerpiece for the cover of your Mixed Media Sampler Journal.



  • Foam-Cor
  • Gator Foam
  • Scratchboard
  • Wood (birch plywood)

Tools and Media

  • Acrylic paint
  • Alcohol ink
  • Awl
  • Black gesso
  • CitraSolv
  • Coper
  • Craft knife
  • Dry inclusions (sand, glass beads, mica flakes)
  • Duct tape
  • Embossed metal backing paste
  • Gel medium
  • Ground for pastels
  • Hand drill
  • InkaGold
  • Magazine pages
  • Makeup sponges
  • Metal embossing tools
  • Metal tape
  • NovaCan Black stained glass
  • Paint brushes
  • Palette knife
  • PanPastels
  • Pencil
  • Q-Tips
  • Scissors
  • Spray bottle
  • Water container
  • Wax linen
  • Wood burning tool

Stencils (all stencils by StencilGirl Products)

  • Borders 9” x 12” by Jessica Sporn
  • Cascading Leaves 9” x 12” by Jessica Sporn
  • Ferns 6” x 6” by Cecilia Swatton
  • Floral 6” x 6” (January 2013 StencilGirl Club exclusive)
  • Greek Key 9” x 12” by Mary Beth Shaw
  • Layered Salad 6” x 6” by Terri Stemiller
  • Mini Ribbon Weave 4” x 4” by Mary Beth Shaw
  • Net Stencil 6” x 6” by Mary Beth Shaw
  • Pods 6” x 6”

About Mary Beth

Mary Beth Shaw works in mixed media because she loves to play with art supplies. She uses stencils on anything and everything; if it will hold still, she will stencil it. Mary Beth’s spontaneous process utilizes pastel, ink, marker and acrylics layered with various collage, texture and three-dimensional materials. She welcomes so-called “mistakes” because they lead to wonderful opportunities and discoveries. Mary Beth is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, both published by North Light Books, is a columnist for Somerset Studio magazine and is the owner of StencilGirl Products. Living in Wildwood, Missouri with her husband and three cats, Mary Beth is passionate about every moment of life.

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