PaperArtsy And StencilGirl Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Welcome to the PaperArtsy and StencilGirl Blog Hop and Giveaway!

As an extra special seasonal treat this week the StencilGirl and PaperArtsy design teams have got together for a feast of inspiration to get your creative flow going with a blog hop running from 21st – 24th December.

Everyday for the next four days a new post will go live on four of the StencilGirl and PaperArtsy design teams blogs. Hop around the blogs and leave comments and you could win a fabulous prize too, but more on that later in my post!

First I wanted to share my PaperArtsy and StencilGirl blog hop project with you. I’m calling it ‘Feather’.

A mixed media piece by Kim Dellow using products from StencilGirl and PaperArtsy

I’ve used a some of the wonderful StencilGirl’s stencils to build up texture in my background with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paint. Then I’ve used one of the stamps from my own PaperArtsy range with some StencilGirl feather stencils to build the focal point.

If you want to see how I have built this piece then I have a handy start-to-finish video for you!


Products Used:
PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Kim Dellow} Stamps EKD03: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints: (UK) That’s Crafty; (US) Simon Says Stamp – Chocolate Pudding, Vanilla, China, Blueberry, Coral and London Bus
StencilGirl Circles Circles Stencil L301
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders L434,
StencilGirl Classic Feather Retake Stencil and Mask M068
StencilGirl Imaginary Bird Feather Stencil and Mask M075
mixed media paper, A3 Pad
flyer paper (see my Junk Journal Video)
Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)
palette knife
plastic card
kitchen towel
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Sakura micron pigma drawing pen 01 or 02 nib
Sharpie Waterbased paint pen, Extra fine nib

If you enjoyed the video I do have more on my YouTube channel and I’m adding to it every week!

close up of a mixed media piece by Kim Dellow using products from StencilGirl and PaperArtsy

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So the bit you have all been waiting for! One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to spend on StencilGirl products AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy.

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win this spending spree is to visit the designers from both teams and leave a comment on their blogs. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on StencilGirl’s Facebook page and PaperArtsy’s blog on Sunday, January 1.

Blog Hop Order:

Dec. 21
Darcy Wilkinson
Kim Dellow YOU ARE HERE!
Mary C. Nasser
Gwen Lafleur

Dec. 22
Jo Firth Young
Lauren Hatwell
Kristie Taylor
Tina Walker

Dec. 23
Clare Lloyd
Lin Brown
Anna Friesen
Janet Joehlin

Dec. 24
Kay Carley
Emma Godfrey
Cindy Gilstrap
Karen Gaunt

Don’t forget to bookmark this page so that you can easily find the list of blogs to hop this week.

Enjoy the blog hop and good luck!


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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 162 Comments

  1. PiHi

    Lovely and playful project! Merry christmas to you!

  2. Helen

    oh Kim!! I love this (and already fallen in love with some more stencils going on my list!) great walk through video too.

  3. Sandee Setliff

    Fun project and great video showing the process, lovely!

  4. Miriam

    Lovely project Kim. I love the stencils that you have used…fabulous!

  5. Rebecca Tilinski

    This is great…love the colors, your stamps, and always the stencils! Thanks for sharing..

  6. Craftyfield

    Great Mixed Media project! Looked like you were having some fun doing it!

  7. Caz

    Love the project and great video!
    I need more stencils! LOL!

  8. Glenda Hoagland

    This project is so much fun. Love the colors and the flowers. Thanks for your great video.

  9. Pamela Levingston

    Thanks for the video! I so enjoyed seeing your process and the finished project!

  10. suzieq23

    This blog hop is fantastic! My two fave companies, Stencil Girl & Paper Artsy! Thanks for some great inspiration today, Kim. I have your stamps so I am off to do some Paper Artsy/Stencil Girl art myself. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

  11. butterfly

    That's really lovely, Kim – light and ethereal.
    Alison x

  12. Cathy

    Great project, fantastic video.

  13. Mary C. Nasser

    Oh, Kim! I love EVERYTHING about your project!! So lovely! And your video is a delight!! So very happy you are on the hop with us! xo

  14. Jill McDowell

    Really enjoyed your video of the process. You used the stencils in so many ways with great results. Love those Fresco paints!

  15. Jane

    Lots of lovely colours and layers x

  16. sally

    I need to get those tree stamps, missed the santa list but maybe I'll start an epiphany list lol! Merry Christmas.


  17. jean keay

    Kim, loving your interpretation. The colours are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration. Jean.x

  18. postalorphan

    Great mixed media project – love how well the stamps and the stencils work together!

  19. Saraccino

    This ones is my favorite project, love the feel it has 🙂

  20. Gerrie Johnnic

    Love the textures in your background….and those glorious flowers! Great video too.

  21. Sue

    This is lovely Kim, Merry Christmas xx

  22. Mary Thoma

    Very lovely Kim I liked your variation in the way you used the StencilGirl stencils. Mrsjetjr at yahoo dot com.

  23. Trish

    So much fun Kim! Thank you for the great video too x

  24. Lelainia N. Lloyd

    I like the way the paint looks random, sort of wabisabi. I love when things look less than perfect-it gives them character.

  25. sue :)

    Great video, love all the layering. x

  26. Carol Woodley

    Great use off stencils, so many different techniques. Thanks.

  27. Tricia Duffus

    Love this! Would like to be able to mention something I particularly liked but I can't…inspired by all the steps.Thanks xx

  28. Linda

    What a fabulous project ….. gorgeous stencils and I love all of your stamps!! xx

  29. Ruth

    Gorgeous combination, LOVE the feather! x

  30. Jean

    A wonderful project and video!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  31. rachel

    a wonderful project – brilliant and great video too! Hugs rachel x

  32. Kathyk

    Just "hopped" from the PA blog to check out your awesome work

    Seasons Greetings


  33. Crafty Claire

    Great inspiration to get us started on day one of the blog hop xx

  34. pearshapedcrafting

    Fabulous and it was great to see how it was created! I now feel a stencil spend coming on!

  35. Beverley

    Really enjoyed the video… what's not to love with Chocolate and Vanilla.
    Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

  36. mcsuetx

    The stamps are playful and happy. I love the combination of stencils and stamps. I am hoping to be able to get some beautiful Fresco paint!!

  37. Hope Amen

    This is such a happy mixed media piece. Love it!


    So adorable. i want that stamp, i have the stencil. Thank you for your inspiration. Merry Christmas,

  39. joy

    I really like the finished project, Kim! Circles are always a go to for me; love that circle stencil. And, your playful flower stamps look great as the focal point.

  40. mamablitger

    Thank you for sharing your creativity and you even made a video. Lovely project with great texture.
    Hugs from Monica

  41. Roz M.

    This is a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas and for posting the excellent "how to" video! Merry Christmas!

  42. Glennis

    Such a lovely project, but I am biased as you have used a feather!

  43. Kathy S

    Never heard of "fly" paper before, but looks like a great background. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays.

  44. Amy

    Love, love, love this bright, cheerful project!

  45. M. Austen

    Love the textures in this piece & especially the feather stamp!

  46. Carolyn Herring

    I really appreciate watching stencil printing. I'd not seen that before.

  47. Meme

    Thanks for the video. Really enjoyed seeing the proceeds. Love the feather.

  48. Carol Plume

    Loving your project and the video has given me some new ideas for stencil use, thank you. Happy Christmas.

  49. Kirsten

    Fab project Kim, I love all the different textures. Thanks for doing a video.

  50. Sarah B

    So pretty
    Happy Christmas xx

  51. Clare

    A fabulous project and a great video. I love the variation on how you used the stencil. X x x

  52. aquablues

    Kim, your stenciled background is perfection! Love the simplicity of "Feather". Thanks for the video!

  53. Ellie Knol

    Gorgeous.. off to watch the video.. love your CAS style..

  54. Doudoulina

    Very interesting project, son many different ideas for using stencils. Love all the textures and how its still comes together as a cohesive page.

  55. Steven

    ooh lovely piece, need to get some of those stencisl to add to your stamps. Inspiring!

  56. Lisa Derby Oden

    Really love how these beautiful blossoms are growing up out of the feather – so creative! Thank you for your inspiration.

  57. Beth in IL

    Nice job. Gives me a jumping off point for my own art journal.

  58. Ausra

    Love your creation. I am new to journaling and mixed media, I appreciate that you share your ideas. Thank you

  59. Diana HaynWilliams

    Love your style and colors. Have all of your stamps, they are used frequently. Combined with one of my favorite Stencil Girl stencils, your canvas takes me to a happy place. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Chaffinch

    Kim getting a little collection of your stamps – so great to some ideas on how to use them.

  61. Kim

    Thanks for doing a video; I loved watching how it came together. Thank you for sharing!

  62. Poetryqn

    Thanks for the wonderful 'art walkthrough', Kiim!

  63. Mary Holshouser

    Love the flowers growing through
    the feather. Wonderful project
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  64. Lindy T

    Thanks so much for showing me more great stencils and techniques.

  65. kartenkunst

    Merry Christmas to you Kim.
    Thanks for all the things you share with us. There is always something new to see.
    Have a lovely holiday.
    Greetings from Germany

  66. Mera

    Kim I love to hear you speak. As I watched your video I like the way you used paper and built up that part of your canvas with texture paste! I'd like to try using gesso as glue. I've never tried these textures before but you inspire me on. Love that your flowers grow from the feather.

  67. Sally Malec

    Thank you for your presentation, I enjoyed watching how your piece came together! Happy Christmas.

  68. Tammy L. Sexton

    What a fun way to use the feather stamp on this one. So cute.

  69. Amanda

    I love the idea of using an old flyer to work on, turned sideways!

  70. Ineke Jansma

    Kim, I love your page.The combination of the papers, the stamps and the colours is very nice!

  71. Janel

    This is so fun and playful, thanks for sharing!

  72. Jennifer

    Love the feather! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  73. Lori Schoen

    Thank you. I am looking forward to not being so busy and getting into playing like this. Love your stamps. Happy everything!

  74. Kim Russell

    Thanks for the video! Lot's of great inspiration, but all the talk of chocolate and vanilla has made me crave some pudding! LOL ?

  75. MsShutterbugg

    Great video! I love the idea of scraping paint away with a card! Probably wouldn't have though of that one!

  76. Irena Stefanova

    What a beautiful piece of art! Thank you for sharing your video!
    Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas season!

  77. Bernice Piotrowski

    That black feather just grounds everything and pulls it all together. Goid lesson for me, there, thank you!
    The stamps are so fun.

  78. Becky Bucci

    Cleverly done. Nice balance between shapes and color in the layout.

  79. susan berkowitz

    What a nice project. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. So cool that the blog hop includes a give-away. That would be an amazing holiday gift! Have a fabulous holiday season.

  80. Leanne S

    thanks for having a video to show your process!

  81. craftytrog

    A wonderful project Kim, and thanks for the video!
    Alison xxx

  82. Mickie

    Great layers and the video is a nice touch xx

  83. catherine

    This is such a fabulous project and love how you have used the products. Thank you for a great blog hop

  84. Lin

    great project love the video

  85. Karen Whittaker

    Loving the sketchy effect of this piece of art. Beautiful xx

  86. Beth Broadway

    Lovely page. I love the building of the textures by printing withthe stencils.

  87. Barbara Ferrell

    Very fresh looking and different than my art has ever went, I love it. I love how different everyone's art is.

  88. Bea

    I especially like the two ways you add texture with the stencil…

  89. Patty

    Great stencil tips! The texture tip was awesome!

  90. Denise Spillane

    Hi Kim, I really like your project and will try in my journal. You used two of my favorite stencils. And I love your flowers. Great to see the ideas on this blog hop

  91. Shay

    I love the feather stencil and the flowers and layers!!

  92. Monica

    Great piece, loved the video!

  93. Denny1600

    Love your project and all the layers!

  94. godzillagamer awsome

    Great technique with the brayer and stencil…love the controlled but distressed look. I never really know what to do with feathers lol. Great project!

  95. CraftyHope

    Wow, this came together so quickly! I like how you were able to get so much interest and texture into one piece in such a short amount of time. What a great reminder that it doesn't need to take forever to get a little art in your day. Thanks for that!

  96. Kathy

    Love your use of textures and layers. Thanks Kim for such a delightful tutorial!

  97. Coco

    Great video and technique, for a very lovely Mixed Media project as a result!!! Loving the steps… Thank you!

  98. Pam B

    Fun layout & technique.!

  99. Kim Hook

    Still love that rubber stamp. Thanks for sharing your project with us.

  100. Karen

    Love printing on bookpages, newsprint etc….
    cairnlae (at) hotmail (dot com)

  101. Wendy M

    This is really lovely, Kim. x

  102. Claire

    Hi Kim, loved your video – especially liked how you used the feather stencil to create that fab background to stamp your square flowers onto, it looked great! Thanks for sharing xx

  103. Jakki

    This piece is so moving! I found the video very helpful. Thank you!

  104. Textile Recycler

    Well done video! Loved the end result… and who doesn't love book paper 🙂

  105. craftimamma

    I've been itching to catch up with the hop after being away and this does not disappoint Kim! Lovely project and great little video. Just love it!

    Lesley Xx

  106. Alecia

    Beautiful work – thanks for sharing!

  107. Gail T

    Thank you for the video! Step by step process is so helpful!

  108. Julie

    Cool project! Thank you for sharing, and thanks for the supplies list.

  109. KatheD

    love all the texture in this piece

  110. Nan

    Love the way you used texture!

  111. Craftychris

    Fabulous video showing how you achieved all the fab texture, thank you! Love the flowers! xxx

  112. Michelle S.

    Thanks for the video. Love this.

    Michelle Smith, MI

  113. Yvonne

    I love the feather and the layered background!

  114. Andrene Smith

    Your piece is fantastic! Love its simplicity. Thanks for the video too!

  115. Claire Ann

    Just beautiful it's amazing flicking through all of your blogs and seeing so many amazing styles – of which I love each and every one for different reasons! I do have a real love for antique paper and stitching in my journal so this one has really 'popped out'. Love it, thank you for the inspiration!

  116. Choka

    Super layering – mine often looks think and chunky so your video has inspired me to try new techniques

  117. Choka

    Super layering – mine often looks think and chunky so your video has inspired me to try new techniques

  118. Jan from Wyoming

    I like the feather stencils and the chocolate pudding paints. Chocolate, feathers, blue – all favorites of mine. <3 I have not tried using a card with a stencil and will try it out. Simple, but nice art.

  119. judi

    Thank you for sharing! Loving the hop!

  120. alice k.

    It's a lovely project! Thank you for sharing.

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