Mixed Media Inspiration With Kiala Givehand and Stencil Girl

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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the blog hop! I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start and I hope you are starting to make some time to create. One wonderful way to ease back into a creative practice is using prompts. I love using Kiala's Mixed Media Inspiration Deck for this. The cards are a great way to get you started and past the blank page.

StencilGirl and Kiala have teamed up to show you great ways to get started creating. I admit I was having a bit of a hard time getting going after the Holidays, but using Kiala's cards and StencilGirl stencils got me going quickly. Here's how I used the cards and stencils together.

Card #1 Prompt


I tried to work fast and not think too much about what I was going to use. I started with Mixed Media Art Spray and then grabbed a paper towel and blotted areas to create texture.

Card #2 Prompt


For card #2 I grabbed a piece of cardboard that was in my drawer and used it as a printing tool. I really like how the lines came out. In two quick prompts I already have a fun background started.

Card #3 Prompt


For card #3 I switched my tools and used some dry wall tape as my tool to create more pattern and texture.

Card #4 Prompt


I was excited to pull card #4 because I love adding fabric to my art journal pages. I just applied Multi-Medium Matte gel to the page and stuck the fabric down. I also added a coat of matte medium to the top of the fabric.

Card #5 Prompt


Card #5 let's go stencil crazy! I used the following stencils from StencilGirl:

Finished Background


The great thing about the mixed media deck is you can use as many or as few as you want to get you going. I decided to stop here because I really love the background. It's a great base for doodling, adding journaling, or a focal image. I hope you enjoyed the process!

Keep reading for a chance to win stencils and a your own mixed media deck!

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One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products AND a Mixed Media Inspiration Deckβ„’ Empowerment Edition!

Visit these amazing artists’ blogs and comment for your chance to win! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! (One comment per blog please.)

You have until Sunday, January 14th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on StencilGirl's Facebook page on Monday, January 15th.

Blog Hop Order

January 10
Mary Beth Shaw
Kiala Givehand
Tina Walker
Belen Sotelo

January 11
Mary C. Nasser
Sherry Canino
Louise Nelson
Torrie Gass

January 12
Debi Adams
Cindy Gilstrap (You are here)
Sandee Setliff
Karen Gaunt

Good luck and happy creating!


Need more inspiration? Check out my 3 workshops that are now 40% off through 1/31/2018. Use code "newyear" when checking out!