Art & Craft Art Journal Tutorials, Guides & Advice Videos

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.

By Iris

Hi I'm Iris! I'm a mixed media artist from London, UK. I want to inspire everyone with a creative heart to make and do what they love!

100 replies on “GIVEAWAY! ArtistCellar stencil set & new art video”

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!

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

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.

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

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! ! !

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!!

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

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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

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

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.

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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..

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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

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.

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. πŸ™‚

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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™‚

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.

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!

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!

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

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!!

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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™‚

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.

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!!!

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?

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
shared in Facebook, G+ and Pinterest

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!

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

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!

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!!!

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

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

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

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!

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!

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.

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™‚

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

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!