Art Journal, Darkroom Door, Darkroom Door Stamps, Darkroom Door Stencils, Mixed media

Darkroom Door Stencil Blog Hop

Recently, Darkroom Door released a brand-new product – stencils! I was lucky to be given a few to play with and have been creating happily. The stencils come in two sizes – small (4½” x 6”) and large (9” x 12”) and are lovely and sturdy, so perfect for anything you want to throw at them.

Make sure you stay with me until the end of the post for some exciting giveaway news, but first I’d like to share some of the projects I’ve created recently.














The small stencils are perfect for cardmaking. I stencilled the small Darkroom Door Wildflowers using Dina Wakley black gesso over a sunset toned background created with Distress Oxides. The black images make a beautiful silhouette that can be accented with a brightly coloured butterfly and quote.











The Mesh Background and Texture stamps and ones I constantly reach for, so I was very excited to see these turned into stencils. The small one is so useful for adding instant texture to a background for a quick card or tag. It was easy to stencil into the background of the Darkroom Door Tulips Photo Stamp. A touch of pearlescent Gelatos to colour the flowers and I had unique, pretty card.















I’ve also used small Mesh stencil for this tag.














Who could resist letting this little birdie have his freedom? I’m kind of in love with creating backgrounds and liquid to go into mini jars using Distress Oxide inks – can you tell?











Although ‘small’ the smaller sized stencils are great for art journaling and the focal images make creating a page easy. I’ve simply stencilled the small Wildflowers using Dina Wakley black gesso across a drippy, messy background in my journal added a few words that kinda make sense and it was done.












The larger sized stencils very versatile as well. I stencilled over a messy collaged background with the large Mesh stencil and matt gel medium to give a wonderfully textured effect for this page. Then a bit of colour and a sprinkling of stamped images and the page was complete.














Have you played with Dina Wakley’s new Media Journal yet? I am loving the different textures of the pages and created this super quick page using Dylusions Ink Sprays and the large Darkroom Door Wildflowers stencil. The yummy watercolour paper soaks up the spray but quickly releases it when sprayed with water through the stencil.

Now it’s time for a giveaway!














Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment. Five lucky winners will receive 3 stencils of their choice! Winners will be drawn from comments left across all the blogs, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! Comments received before midnight Friday 4th August are eligible to be in the draw. Winners will be announced Monday 7th August on the Darkroom Door blog and Facebook page.

Hop along to the other blogs here:
Darkroom Door:
Teresa Abajo:
Belinda Spencer:
Autumn Clark:
Godelieve Tijskens:
Anneke De Clerck:

Thanks so much for joining me today and reading to the end, make sure you visit everyone else to see what goodness the other girls have created. Good luck!

Darkroom Door stamps used –

  • Sets – Wings, Wildflowers Vol, Discover, Steampunk, Fine Flowers Vol 2, Full Bloom Vol 2
  • Eclectic – Compass Eclectic, Robin, Mini Mason Jar, Paris Postcard
  • Texture – Mesh
  • Word Block – Wellbeing, Journey, Wilderness
  • Collage – Butterfly Post














62 thoughts on “Darkroom Door Stencil Blog Hop”

  1. Awesome projects using these fun stencil designs! Love your backgrounds and color combos! Love the first one with the black gesso… so pretty!

  2. All beautiful projects; thank you for showing the possibilities these stencils offer, used as front or as background.

  3. All your projects are really lovely Robyn, and so varied. There really are heaps of possibilities using these stencils.

  4. You do nice work and I really like your examples, using these DRD stencils. I am going to subscribe, so I can see more of your work. Thanks. Glad I found you!

  5. The stencils are so nice to play with.
    You used inspiring colours.
    This blog hop is fun!

  6. Wow you have created so many fabulous projects! What a post with a lots inspiration and creation! I learned a lot. Thank you for sharing… you are so generous!

  7. Thank you for sharing all your ideas with the DD new stencils. The stencils are a beautiful compliment to the stamp designs and I know I will be playing some more.

  8. Great projects, Robyn, thanks for sharing all these fab ideas, these stencils sure look like lots of fun : )

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely techniques with these gorgeous stencils, i am loving the 2 sizes of the same, so great for combining.

  10. Wow, Robyn – I’ve ALWAYS loved your work, with the COLOUR and beautiful subjects like birds and butterflies…but when you use Tolkien quotes and showcase new Darkroom Door products, I JUST ADORE IT! (Now I know what to put on my Christmas wishlist!…)

  11. So many pretties to look at! Thank you so much for sharing your creations and inspiring me to get creating too!

  12. WOW – WONDERFUL projects Robyn!
    The colours and textures you have created with these beautiful stencils EXCITE and INSPIRE!
    Thank You for sharing 🙂

  13. Thanks for sharing these techniques, definitely going to give it a try. And I think the Mesh stencil is a must-have the way you have used it. Thanks for the inspiration

  14. Thanks for the inspiration of using the flower stencil to make a “beautiful silhouette”!

  15. Your projects are so beautiful, love the colours and the techniques ! And these new stencils are certainly a “must-have” for me !! :o) Greetings, Enny

  16. Wow – these are beautiful stencils and I love how you’ve used them in all different projects, sunning!

  17. Hi Robyn, what a gorgeous collection of projects! Love the little bird on the card and the water spritzed flowers in your art journal. Thank you for the inspiration and opportunity to win some lovely prizes… have a wonderful week… Megan

  18. Wonderful cards and pages, absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I love especially the card with the bird and jar, and your collage page with little crafty individuals butterflies, but every of these creations is very beautiful.
    Thank you so much for this inspirational post and the chance to win these new stencils, they look great.
    Happy crafting and crafty hugs!

  19. WOW and WOW!
    Robyn, your showcasing of these stencils is just incredible!!!
    If I had to pick a favorite card, tag, journal spread,etc. I don’t think I could! Each is as lovely as the last! Great work and fabulous inspiration!!
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Jackie “)

  20. Wonderful projects! Such a great new set of stencils and you showed them off beautifully!

  21. Wonderful cards, tag, and journal pages! I’m still trying to pick a favorite, but that is difficult to do. Thank you for sharing all of these.

  22. Gorgeous projects! Love the sweet birdie and that awesome mason jar!
    And love the effect of the matte gel medium on the very colorful and
    gorgeous journal pages.

  23. Really, really beautiful samples! I love seeing the versatility of the mesh stencil, and it looks fabulous with your bird and jar–love the way you’ve coaxed those Oxides into those luscious backgrounds/water! Hard to choose a favorite stencil, but you’ve shown so many ways to use mesh, it’s hard not to choose it!

  24. Your projects are awesome, love what you’ve done with these awesome DD stencils. I wouldn’t have thought to use mesh behind Tulips, but I love it!! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

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