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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Stefanie Girard solo art show at Karizma Hair Studio

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Art is not just for galleries anymore! I was invited to display my art in Karizma Hair Studio in Thousand Oaks, CA. The invitation came after I was telling the owner that we were invited by a building owner to use her lobby as a gallery. Here is another walk through video of the show that features mixed-media collage, embroidery and paintings.

Here are a few more still shots:
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pom poms can make a statement in braille art






I  have been creating with pom poms my whole life. This is my first art piece created with pom poms. Braille type is created with the pom poms and this piece says "Not everything is black and white".  It is part of the Burbank Art Association Board show at the Geo Gallery titled -“Salt & Pepper - An Adventure in Monochromatic Art”
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In the video the light is ambient. In this photo it has direct light and the "black" part of the black and white aspect of this piece is more dramatic.

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Not only am I part of the show I helped hang it. It's a lot like my first career out in Los Angeles as a set decorator. Here I am with my fellow art installer Teresa after a long day of making a lot of decisions and holding up a lot of art :)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Recycled Art and design retrospective at the Glendale Main Library by Stefanie Girard

Watch a video that features close-ups of this fun case.


I was invited to create an exhibit at the Glendale Main Library of recycled art and creations.
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This was fun to put together as I have been creating recycled things for a loooooong time! Some of these projects are from my book Sweater Surgery, some have been featured here or on other websites. And some are brand new! I hope you enjoy and like and subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more of my video walk throughs of art shows. I will have another one very soon as I just installed a piece for The Burbank Art Association's Board Member show.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Writing is on the Wall ; 45 Brick column art installation by Stefanie Girard

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This is my art installation piece for the Burbank Art Association Fall 2019 Art Show. It is 45 bricks tall with found words on each.

See close ups of the bricks and quotes in this video walk through of the show.

Monday, September 23, 2019

3 Pill art collages by Stefanie Girard

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I love the shape of a pill and I have been creating lots of paintings and collages with the capsule as the focal image. Here are 3 pieces. The tall one and the pink one are currently on display with the Collage Artists Of America Show at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. They are all made with recycled elements.
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This pill art collage is titled "Make Me"

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This pill art collage is "Try Me"
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 This Pill art collage is "So Loved"


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to make HOP TO IT Easter lettering sign with die cut letters

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Today is the first day of lent so that means I can officially start crafting for Easter and I whipped up this HOP TO IT sign with 6 inch letter dies, a bit of scrapbook paper, and of all things binder clips!
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I picked out a variety of colors of scrapbook paper with different prints and then die cut them taking care to place the dies on the squares slightly off center as I will use the outside die cuts in future projects- you know how I love twofers!
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I also cut a set of these letters out in black and white print paper. The only letter that doesn't flip is the "P" so I had to make 2 letter P's. All the other letters when flipped are in the right direction.
I glued all the letters back to back and this made them stand up.
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For the stands I used binder clips embellished with organza ribbon and buttons. I arranged the letters on the shelf with pretty Easter eggs in front of the clips and a few bunnies.
Since "HOP TO IT" works as an inspirational quote I will flip the letters over and use the black and white side after Easter. I promise to share it so be sure to subscribe to our email and you won't miss it.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Mixed-media junk journal collage with large die cut letter

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Yesterday I posted the easiest Lucky St. Paterick's Day banner tutorial and I promised the first of the projects I plan to make with the outside or negative die cut leftover from the letters.

Along with the recycled die cut paper letter I used one of my watercolor pill paintings that are painted with metallic watercolors.
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In addition to the pill painting and the negative outline of the die cut letter K leftover from my Lucky banner project I rubber stamped the quote "Think about it". I may add some washi tape or fabric scraps to this junk journal collage art page but for now I like it with just these elements.

How to die cut the easiest St. Patrick's Day Lucky Banner

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Don't you feel "Lucky" when you are crafting and you get two items out of one action? I love it and that's just what you get when you die cut these letters out of rectangles of pretty green pattern papers to make a St. Patrick's Day banner.
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Gather up your green printed papers.
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Then lay out the Lucky 6 inch die cut letters in the order you want the prints to be.
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I trimmed down each paper to a rectangle and then die cut each 6 inch banner letter centered in the rectangle. This is where you get the second bonus letter to use the negative die cut for another project. I will post the first of those designs tomorrow so be sure to come on back!
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I use a bit of washi tape to secure the large alphabet die exactly where I want it cut out on the page.
Then I simply used tiny clothes pins on a length of green cotton yarn to hang the big die cut Lucky letters.

If you were wondering- that is my pet rock in a recycled turtleneck sweater I made. The pin says, "Rockin' it old school" (pun intended) I also added a fun shamrock button to the sweater to add a bit more St. Patrick's Day fun to my display.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Easy die cut MOM Mother's day card with giant die cut letters

MOM card, Mother's Day card, die cut letters, Stefanie Girard, Liberty Sprinkles
I am thinking ahead to Mother's Day and if you are too how about this for a fun big MOM card that can be made out of virtually any paper combo and I used 6 inch letter dies along with some flower embellishments and a button.
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The fun part of this gate fold card is that when it is closed the first and last M of MOM meet to make 1 big M.
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I die cut 2 M's out of different striped paper and 1 O out of paper that had all different words for Mother.
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I used some old cardstock from the office supply stash I had around for the base of the gate fold card.
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I glued each of the M's down to a piece of cardstock in the same mirrored position and folded it down the center of each M and then along the inside edge of the M.
Then I cut a piece of cardstock down to the size of the O and glued them all together.
The then trimmed up the top edge of the card when it was all folded closed.
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To add one fun little touch I glued a few layers of pressed flowers together along with a pretty flower button.
If you add a paper clip this can keep the card folded closed too.
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