Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Book Club with Sue Pelletier and a GIVEAWAY!

Does it mean I am even remotely like Oprah, since I have my own book club? 
Ha! One could only hope, eh?
For my very first Mary Beth's Book Club Webinar, it is my privilege to feature my friend 
Sue Pelletier (one of our StencilGirl artists, woo hoo!!)  and her terrific new book, Collage Paint Draw. I hope you will be able to join us for our conversation about Sue's book and how we both approach art making and personal symbolism. 

The Details:
Join Mary Beth Shaw as she welcomes Sue Pelletier, author of Collage Paint Draw, for an hour-long live web seminar! During this online event, Mary Beth will show you how she combined techniques from several projects in Sue's new book to create a dimensional, textural mixed-media collage with lots of flair and kick. During the presentation, Mary Beth will talk to Sue about choosing personal imagery, using unusual materials like rigid wrap and more. Then they'll answer your questions on the air.

The Details

  • Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
  • Time: 1PM (EDT)
  • Where: Your Computer via a GoToWebinar Link
  • What You'll Get Before the Live Event

    A unique GoToWebinar registration link.

    What You'll Get After the Live Event

    48 hours after the live event you'll receive a recording of the full webinar plus a demonstration video, not shown during the live event, of Mary Beth creating the complete project. You'll also receive a supply list so you can create the project on your own.
    You may sign up for the Webinar by clicking this link. 

And guess what? StencilGirl Products has put together a really sweet giveaway. Cause you know we are celebrating our girl Sue's book this is gonna be good. 
Enter to win TODAY on StencilGirl Talk

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello DLP!! Meet StencilGirl!!!

Hello DLP fans!
I'm StencilGirl, aka Mary Beth Shaw

I love me some DLP and am thrilled to be here today. You may or may not know that before 2013, I didn't even keep an art journal. Yep, I was one of the naysayers who didn't get it.
Then my husband got cancer. 
And then my Mom got cancer. 
And my business exploded. 
Good and bad things, I had a million stressors in my life and wasn't making any art just for me, it was all I could do to meet my deadlines. 
I finally picked up a journal and haven't looked back. My journals save me. 
I made you all a little video so you can sneak a peak at how I work. 

You can see the challenge for this week over on the Art to the 5th blog HERE.

Not only am I thrilled to be Guest Designing for The Documented Life Project I am also excited because today, at StencilGirl we are introducing 
NEW artist
 who just happens to be one of the Art to the 5th girls.
Don't you love that kind of synchronicity....
A BIG welcome to Rae Missigman!!!

Rae has 16 new stencils that we just released TODAY on the StencilGirl website. 
We made a special package to celebrate StencilGirl and DLP and are calling it Rae's Bunch. I am using the stencils on the Video cause I like Rae's Bunch a whole bunch!

And do we ever have a deal for you! We have packaged up Rae's Bunch (yep, ALL 16 of 'em) 
at a special introductory price. You better hurry though
 cause we only packaged 100 and when they are gone, the introductory price is gone too.
Of course, they will still be available at regular prices. 
You can order the bunch HERE 
and see all of Rae's stencils HERE.

Products Used:
Rae's Bunch Stencils from StencilGirl
4" Round Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts®
6" Round Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts®
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic