GIVEAWAY! ArtistCellar stencil set & new art video



Miriam Gault

Congratulations Miriam!!! You have been contacted to claim your prize of this set of awesome stencils. Thank you to everyone for entering, your wonderful ideas on how to use these stencils (I’m feeling super inspired, I hope you are too!) and your enthousiastic response to my video. You rock!

The winner was randomly picked from all qualifying entries

It’s time for a giveaway!!! WOOHOO! Have you heard of ArtistCellar? They make awesome stencils which I’ve been using for years. I’m a total fan! Their quality is superb (much more sturdy than some other stencils I’ve used) and they have lots of appealing designs to choose from. Best of all?!! I get to give a set away to one of you lucky visitors!

Watch This Inspirational Art Video

You can often see me use these babies in my videos and classes. If you’d like to see what I did with this specific series of stencils I’m giving away (Cathedral Plan series, beautiful large stencils size 8.5 x 11), please watch the short art journaling inspiration video below! (Best enjoyed by turning up the music & watching in HD!)

Link to YouTube:

Art Journaling with Artistcellar Stencils & Watercolours by Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Art Journaling with Artistcellar Stencils & Watercolours by Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Art Journaling with Artistcellar Stencils & Watercolours by Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Art Journaling with Artistcellar Stencils & Watercolours by Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Art Journaling with Artistcellar Stencils & Watercolours by Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Love how you can make really individual and striking art with such simple supplies.

Art supplies I used:

Enter To Win

Now is your chance to WIN a free set of Cathedral Plan stencils by ArtistCellar!

All you have to do is:

1. ensure you are signed up to my newsletter
2. leave a comment below telling me how you would use these stencils
3. BONUS ENTRIES for extra chances to win, SHARE this post on your social media (Twitter, Facebook etc)

Good luck! Can’t wait to read your answers!

A winner will be picked & contacted by 21 April.

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  1. Jeannette Seger says:

    I really enjoyed your video using those beautiful stencils. I especially liked how you used watercolor in such a free, expressive manner.

  2. I love drawing mixed media portraits, too. Awesome stencils for complimenting the face in a journal. Thanks for the ideas and the giveaway!

  3. I love the stencils, I like the way you used them. I would use them in my art journals, my gelli prints, my canvas works, oh the options are endless really. I would incorporate them into some of my drawings as well for background filler and texture. Thanks for the video and all the art techniques you freely share greatly appreciated. Brandy.

  4. Ann Clyde says:

    I would love to incorporate these stencils into my pages!

  5. Tanya Green says:

    This was fantastic to watch, I also love to use water colour paint over modelling paste just for texture, but haven’t yet used it through a stencil, would love to try that out. I also have not mixed acrylic and water colour on the one piece… Lots to explore, thanks for inspiring me πŸ™‚

  6. Susie Risk says:

    What beautiful stencils. I enjoyed watching your video where you used one of the Artist Cellar stencils. I would begin using these stencils as a mixed media page in my art journal & I would also like to use them on a canvas. And then I would use them wherever my imagination takes me. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Michelle says:

    I have become increasingly interested in mixed media art and have fortunately found your awesome YouTube videos. I would love a set of stencils to help me explore mixed media art and try some of the techniques you’ve demonstrated. You’re art is amazing!

  8. Thank you for your inspiring video and your giveaway. I love your faces and colors. I just started with artjournaling and I love to play en experiment with materials. I look forward to use more stencils and the cathedral is awesome!

  9. Jeanne Elliott says:

    i love stencils for background texture! artist Cellar has such lovely ones too.
    Thanks for sharing your work and this offer. Hugs!!!

  10. Shared on Twitter!! Wish me good luck! I would love to win these stencils! I am still learning how to use them I don’t have any like these shapes so it will be fun to try them out.

    I signed up for your newsletter too!!

  11. Raine Phoenix says:

    I love your video, Iris! Great colors and a beautiful face. I would use the stencils for Gelli printing

  12. Wendy Mason says:

    There are so many ways to use them, in my journal, on a canvas, really any way using mixed media and what fun and how handy would they be to use. Thank you

  13. Suzanne Eller says:

    I love the idea of using the stencils with modeling paste. I’m sure I’d use it as background, but I really like that you used it as a foreground. Cool.

  14. valerie says:

    Love your work and love the stencils! I would love to try them out in my journaling, as well as other pieces. Really want to try the modeling paste with them. va

  15. I love the modeling paste idea, but I am big on fabric details, so this would be great for a art quilt!

  16. Simple and elegant use of stencils for art! The possibilities are endless! I’d pump up my art journal classes and go head on into mixed media canvasses! Thank you for the opportunity!

  17. Gabrielle says:

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Iris. I love your demos and checking in on your page to see what you are up to. Would love to use these stencils with modeling paste and sprays πŸ™‚

  18. I would use these stencils for doodling in my art journals. Thanks for the videos.

  19. Bea Savellano says:

    I think I would use these for background pattern and texture…b

  20. Your stencils are amazing and so useful! I would love to explore using them in my fibre art.

  21. Jane Schneider says:

    If I would be fortunate enough to win the stencils I would use them to incorporate the designs in various mono prints I would create. After that process I would turn that project into cloth paper and use it in a variety of ways in my art. My fingers are crossed with hope of being selected. Artcellar is one of my favorite companies – excellent products.

  22. Debra Riddle says:

    I would love to win these stencils…. I love Artist Cellar stencils. They are the best. I would use them to create art in my journal and as stand alone pieces. How fun that would be. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  23. Melinda Osman says:

    This is an amazing set of stencils! They really appeal to my art history and interior design background. I’ve always loved those old cathedral plans. And I loved your video! I could watch you work all day, Iris! Love the modeling paste, love watching you work with Watercolors. Thanks for sharing. Hope I win the stencils?

  24. Thanks for this tutorial, and for this giveaway !
    I love window stencils and wish I won it !
    I would use it to create art journal pages and canvases, probably a dark way, just like I already did…
    crossing fingers
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  25. I would use the stencils to create backgrounds in my journal. A whitewashed, pastel effect for a spring/s summer spread, or maybe a stained glass effect for a religious themed page. Probably both!

  26. I would use to make abstract watercolor art with lots of color

  27. I would user the stencils in my art journal an card making. It would turn it from ordinary to extraordinary.

  28. Love what you did with the stencil in this piece – gorgeous! I would use these for backgrounds in my art journal. I haven’t tried the modeling paste yet, but I love how that turned out in yours. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I just shared and I love the video you did of your stencil. So inspiring with those beautiful watercolors. I would use this with watercolor as the body of an angel, and /or the stained glass window of a church. I love it!! thanks for this opportunity to win and to follow you and your talents!! Have a great day!!!
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  30. Ruth Reaves says:

    Loved your video, would love to use this stencil as a background . But really like the way you used it in your video.

  31. I would love to share these with my artist daughter as we head into summer break!

  32. I’m a teacher in a Fine Arts schools. I would love to use the stencils with my students for art journaling.

  33. Madhvi Shah says:

    Love ur video. Luv to use different techniques in mixed media. I am a dabbler but I love those stencils

  34. Being a stencil addict, I would use these to make abstract backgrounds with modeling paste, acrylics and inks. I enjoy usingbparts of stencils to build lots of layers. Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. Margriet says:

    I would love to try them on my gelliplate!
    Shared your giveaway on Facebook!

  36. This is an amazing use of a stencil! Just so lovely!! I would love to use them in art journaling!
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  37. Shared on fb and I get your newsletter
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  38. Carol Lang says:

    Iris I just love to watch you make art. You’re work is so free and almost minimal but it always tells your story. I would love to experiment with these stencils, fiber paste and watercolors. Thanks for the opportunity to win them. And as always, thanks for sharing your work with us. You always inspire me!

  39. Monique says:

    Loved watching you create this special girl – I would love to use these stencils in my mixed media pieces. Looking forward to your future artwork now that I have joined.

  40. This is a nice cool way of using these stencils. I love the pattern so much…..

  41. Hi, I would love to win a new stencil. Im in love with stencils, love to make beautiful backgrounds and to add gold or sculpting paste to my paint with my stencils. I would use this stencil up side down, laying down, standing up or diagonal πŸ™‚ Hope that ill be the lucky one πŸ™‚ By the way…. I loved watching your video πŸ™‚

  42. I’ve been musing over a series of journal pieces with doors and windows. These stencils would be perfect for that!

  43. WONDERFUL video and I love your message about art and healing! We are in like mind. Sanna

  44. Jennifer Smith says:

    I love stencils, they are my supply addiction, use them for texture of course, but also for putting patterns down all over my journal or canvas.

  45. Pam Thorburn says:

    I’ve signed up to your newsletter. I’d love to win a set of these stencils. I would use them to make a huge mixed media canvas for my family room wall, which is looking rather bare just now! A bit of modelling paste, some sprays paints,,,fun fun fun!

  46. Maureen says:

    Very inspiring! I’d love to play with these too!

  47. Blown away. Seriously loved how you used the stencil as the dress.
    Everything is gorgeous, loved the use of the modeling paste.
    The gold flakes on the paste is perfect.
    This stencil would be cool to use as a series of 3 girls and tall skinny canvases, each similar but a little bit different from one another. Oh I would also use it as the base, bark of a tree, or use part of the stencil for background houses. I also like the tall size as portions can be used separately. I love that it’s taken from Notre Dame, a little Parisian drawings surrounding it would be fun. Also the shapes len way to different colors giving a cool stained glass look. Nice job Iris!

  48. I’ve been doing mixed media for a few years and I am hooked. Recently opened a store on etsy and trying to market my work. I think new stencils will give me much needed inspiration!

  49. Christine Thomas says:

    Just beautiful to watch you paint with watercolors Iris! I have never used the paste before so this was very interesting. Love the cathedral stencils! I would like to try them as background in a painting sometime but I loved using them as a dress. Thank you!