Jill K. Berry Stencil Giveaway Blog Hop!

CONGRATULATIONS Alice Hendon!!! You are the lucky winner of Jill’s Stencils! Thank you everyone for participating and I hope that many of you will go and check out Jill’s stencils at Artistcellar~

I’m excited to get  a chance to play with Jill’s new line of stencils! If you want a chance to win a set all you have to do is leave a comment on this post today and tomorrow I’ll draw one of your names and Artistcellar will send you your very own set!



Stencils from the abstracted calligraphic work of Jill K. Berry


Four new stencils from Artistcellar.com Runes, Road Map, River Map, & Romans

Here are some journal pages that I used Jill’s stencils on. All of them were stenciled using Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink with a stencil brush. I love the soft look of graphite and it allows you to layer up other media over the top of the TEXTures.


Stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, Poetic Portrait stamp with India Ink, Inktense blocks and Faber Castell Big Brush pens


Stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, image transfer of a sketch printed onto a transparency and hand sanitizer as the transfer medium, Inktense blocks


City skyline cut from old ledger page, stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, letters cut from other text, Inktense blocks and Pitt Artist Pens


Stencil, cut out letters from text, Inktense blocks and pens


Stencil, Inktense blocks, paper scraps, Pitt Pens, stamps with paint


Scraps of all kinds of text , stencil on top, Pitt Pens, stamps with paint


Scraps from previous artwork, print from lino carving, stencil, pens, watercolor paints

11/30 Jill Berry http://jillberrydesign.com/blog

12/03 Sketchbook Challenge Guest post http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/

12/04 Seth Apter http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/

12/05 Diana Trout http://dianatrout.typepad.com/

12/06 Traci Bunkers https://www.tracibunkers.com/blog/

12/07 Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com/

12/08 Anne Gaal http://www.gaalcreative.com/

12/09 Effy Wild http://effywild.com/

12/10 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/

12/11 Aimee Myers Dolich http://artsyville.blogspot.com/

12/12 Sue Bleiweiss  http://suebleiweiss.com/home.html

12/13 Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/blog/

12/14 Jane Davenport http://www.janedavenport.com/

Jill’s stencils can be found here:

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Artful Building Blocks

Somerset Apprentice Autumn 2010 'Taking on Texture'

The latest issue of Somerset Apprentice arrived in my mailbox! I love being part of this publication because it focuses on providing simple instructions for creating many of the mixed-media and paper work seen in Somerset Studio. I feel a kinship to this magazine having contributed to each issue since it’s release.

Sharing techniques is not just something ‘nice’ to do, it’s really our job as artists. Art is a movement, it doesn’t just sit still but moves in new directions, constantly redefining itself , constantly moving. I heard somewhere that there are no new techniques, just the same things being used in new ways. That’s an interesting way to look at things. It helps us to see that ‘we’ are just vessels that the techniques flow through and what comes out from our hand has its own unique look to it because we each bring our own muse to the table.

It’s important to learn to love your own Art for what it is and not get caught up in comparing it to other people’s work. Learn techniques from whatever sources you have access to and make art, embracing what you create. Then turn around and share with those who follow you and together we all will move art along its journey through our time. Years from now people will look back on what we’re creating and decide what to label our time with Art, so let’s keep moving and sharing and taking our Art to the next level!