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:

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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. Stephanie alexander says:

    I would use these in my mixed media book, I loved your video and I do a lot of abstract watercolor so these stencils are just the right size for me. Thanks for the chance!

  2. Wow – this is so cool! I would never think to do something like this! Wonderful video!! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  3. April Lopez says:

    So many uses for these. I love how you used it for her ‘body’. You are so talented.
    I shared on FB.

  4. I would use the stencil for an Angels class I’m taking to help create interest, and I’m looking to do another “street” inspired piece for my son who scooters. I love the video you made.

  5. I see buildings in these stencils. Lots and lots of buildings.

  6. I would use them in my mixed media journals and paintings. I would also use them with my gelli plate.
    Wonderful video…love the page!

  7. Deb Fernandes says:

    These are great stencils & I can see them used in so many projects from journals to postcards! Love your use of them!

  8. Debbie Keel Riddle says:

    I love these stencils and can see using them in my art journaling. What a wonderful addition they would make to my regular painting endeavors also. Thanks for the opportunity to win! ! !

  9. Hi Iris, what a wonderful gift you’re giving away besides all of your creative inspiration!!! I would use the stencils in my art-journal and ideas are already flowing. Definitely spray inks will be used and I want to try something with gelatos. And love love love you’re inspiration with the modelling paste. So THATS going to happen!!!
    The fun of stencils is that you can keep using them again and again in so many ways…. FUN FUN FUN!!

  10. I would love to use these stencils in my art journal focusing on honoring! They would be perfect. Thanks for a chance to win.

  11. What a great page you made with the stencil. Also love the spatters. You make it look so easy but I know it isn´t (not for me haha!) But I would love to win these to try it out.

  12. Lori shoemaker says:

    I have drawn a fairy who desperately needs a background. I think this stencil set would be perfect for her.

  13. Wow, how invigorating was that music, which I could create at thst speed. Love th look of the stencils. For me has to be incorporating monoprinting, stencils and stitch.

  14. Love how you used the stencil. I would use it as part of a journal page. I love your idea of adding texture with modeling paste. That would be fine to try.

  15. Fun video! I would like to be to win the stencils-I haven’t used stencils yet so it I would love to experiment with them!

  16. Linda Fair field says:

    I would use the stencils in my art journal and when creating mixed media art! I recently ordered some stencils from the Artist Cellar! They have a great selection!

  17. Pamela Wescoat says:

    I really love getting emails from your site! They are truly a joy to receive! And these stencils are so inspirational! Just watching your video makes me want to start designing a very special art journal. You see, this year is THE YEAR for me…I can call myself a survivor of breast cancer and now after all the years of doing everything but my arts, I can truly say, because of your videos and oh, so cheerful comments about life and how you live it through your beautiful work, it has inspired me to “start over” and get back to what I started so long ago as a Fine Arts Major in college. The Mixed Media bug has bitten me soundly, and it is you who has let it out of its cage! Thank you again for being my inspiration!

  18. Lovely page!! I would use the stencils with pan pastels but also incorporate watercolour which at the moment is my passion. Thanks for the chance on this giveaway. Luv Andrea xx

  19. Hi! I would use these stencils on my scrapbooking pages with inks, modeling paste!

  20. Maureen Craddock says:

    Im a stencil addicted girl! I love using them in my mixed media work! Thanks for sharing the video and the chance to win!

  21. Love how you used a texture paste… would be great with ink sprays too…. great versatile designs…. I’d use them in my journal pages and art projects.

  22. Sonya Lemacks says:

    I love using stencils with texture paste on mixed media and in my journal.
    Also I just started using the new distress crayons and I love them. The would be beautiful with this stencil and would look like stained glass.?
    Thanks for the opportunity ?

  23. I would use these in my mixed media canvas projects with texture paste, ink sprays and paint. I love using stencils in my art they add so much dimension. I love how you used a stencil as her body, what a great idea. Thank you for the chance to win.

  24. Linn Fowler says:

    Have always loved architectural designs. This sparked new ideas on how to use them in an organic way. I see flowers and forests in my future.

  25. I love stencils in all my backgrounds…adds dimension 🙂

  26. Cindy Ceroky says:

    I would use these awesome stencils in my mixed media journal and on my canvases. I’d see if I can use molding paste or gesso also to raise the results.

  27. OMG I absolutely love this series of stencils, so many gorgeous ideas.. For sure in mixed media , canvas as beautiful detail and engagement etc. Love your video beautiful inspiring art Iris… Thank you for the opp to win a set. Modeling paste rocks my socks…

    PS: shared on twitter as well..

  28. Fiona Jackson says:

    Wow! I love how you did her hair with the watercolours. I must try that effect one day. Thanks so much for this chance to win those gorgeous stencils – I love them and would dearly love to play with them in my work. I would use them in many ways – incorporating the shapes into a background, using them to make up parts of my focal image (like you did), where I can imagine making them into buildings or even parts of a natural landscape – as mountains for example. Tweeted here:
    I will also share on FB but I am not sure how to get the link to my shared post but you’ll see it as we’re friends on FB and I tagged you 🙂

  29. Beautiful! I am also in love with watercolor! I would like to try using these stencils with modeling paste, too. I have some and have never tried it yet! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win 🙂

  30. susan clement says:

    What a fantastic idea that really is thinking outside the box I would never have thought to do this and it works so well x I would use them in my art journal I like to paint castles and houses an not only would these make great background texture but I think they would make great doors for my whimsy houses and castles xx

  31. What a great idea to use the stencil in the body of your figure. If I was lucky enough to win, I would use the stencils to create backgrounds in my art journal and collage papers on my gelli plate. Thank you for the video and for the opportunity to win.

  32. I would use them in art journaling, and my daughter would use them to illustrate the story she is working on. She loves anything about the Renaissance.

  33. Thank you Iris for your video using stencils, very inspiring. I also enjoy your lessons which are awesome. I’m looking forward to checking out ArtistCellar site..thank you for the heads up and an opportunity to win some creative stencils. 🙂

  34. Beautiful stencils for buildings, structures windows for spraying, painting, gelli plating. What not…….

    Sharing on facebook and twitter

  35. Cathy DeWalt says:

    These are gorgeous stencils and the first time I’ve ever seen them. I would use them in my mixed media journals and ATCs. I can see using them in my paper doll book also. They would make terrific backgrounds for anything, Mixed Media Morsels, altered envelopes, handmade books, etc. Thanks for this opportunity to see these stencils.

  36. Hi Iris! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great prize. My sister and I have been to make altered books to make money for a cat rescue organization out of Ohio, USA. These stencils would really add dimension and texture to our pages and make them pop, and we would both be so grateful to have them. Again, thanks!

  37. I would use them to create depth and interest to my backgrounds. They have a beautiful architectural feel and look to them and would work so well creating decorative building detail for one.

  38. Shannon Pratt says:

    I would use this stencil in art journalling and in mixed media canvass. Shannon

  39. Stephanie Trice says:

    Great video. Thanks for sharing. I would use the stencils to work on collage and mixed media pieces. I would like to use them for printing on deli paper too.

  40. Cynaemon says:

    Besides using them in my art journal, I think it would be fun to use them to stencil designs on my windows. I have six leaded glass panes in my 100 year old oak door, and this would be so lovely.

  41. I’d use these stencils in both cards to loved ones as as gorgeous backgrounds to my art journal pages

  42. I’d use the stencils in my art journal and in cards I make for loved ones

  43. Kathleen says:

    I’d love a chance
    To win I’d use these stencils in canvases I create to deal with mental illness

  44. Carolyn Eitel says:

    I would’ve to use these in my art. It would be beautiful in gold leaf.

  45. Jacklyn Young says:

    Love these stencils! I’d use them many ways, including with modeling paste and in Gelli printing.

  46. Miriam Gault says:

    I think the beauty of these stencils is that they are so versatile. You can use them as they are or just portions for many different looks. It is always fun to look at our art goodies in different ways for high level of versatility. I can see them used on paintings, in my art journal, any mixed media – even as a hand stitching template. I can visualise using parts of them on cards as well. Ohhh…. the possibilities.

  47. Nice to see you work!! And I love these stencils…

  48. Great video, I have a template ArtistCeller and I love working with them. A lot of extra texture to my art journal pages and my work texture mixed media.
    shared on

  49. Rossana says:

    WoW You broke my heart!!! Absolutely fantastic video and super use of these beautiful stencils, i could be very happy to use them in my paintings!! well done Iris!

  50. Lorraina Allen says:

    Ahhh what gorgeous stencils and I got inspiration from you Iris using molding paste to create a girls dress….what a great idea! I’m sure i’d also use them with my new Gelatos which are as of yet untried but most definitely with my Gelli plate. It would be such a thrill as I mostly use my own homemade glue gun stencils and as you probably know that means crude thick lines, no tiny spaces and nothing is even. I’d love to be able to use these to make beautiful fine art.