Sunday, January 6, 2013


I have been dabbling with stencils for quite awhile, but decided to take a stencil workshop from Mary Ann Moss online.  Not only is it good to refresh skills, but one, me, always picks up new techniques or tidbits on where to get something in a workshop.  This time I discovered that there is a wealth of stencils for bakers.  Not being a baker of much, except I did make two different kinds of Christmas cookies this year, cranberry/white chocolate shortbread (YUM!) and a very light ricotta cheese cookie (ANOTHER YUM!), I did not know of said stencils. 

Much of Mary Ann's workshop is done with spray paints.  It is much too cold and damp to be outside in the Pacific NW right now.  So I only have ventured out once to spray paint (see previous blog entry).  Thus, I am using spray ink inside.  One thing that I really like about this piece is the stencil that I found in the cake decorating section of Joanne's.  It is the clover shaped background.  I actually did that stenciling first, however, in many places it seems to pop forward, check out the blue silhouette on the right hand side of the journal spread.

I started this piece not knowing where it was heading and finished it in about three hours.  I simply picked up baggies of stored ephemera papers and here it is.


Cate Rose said...

Thanks for the tip about cake decorating stencils. Michaels also has a huge baking section.

john said...

You are most welcome. I am off to Michael's in the morning. Thank you.

Brian Kasstle said...

I love this spread it is full of possibilities.

anonymous said...

Another source is meant to be nail varnishing parlours - though you may get some funny looks.

irene said...

I like that you did not know where you were going and came up with a delightful surprise.

Seth said...

Liking this one..and the title! Clever.