Tamara Laporte’s Whimsical Inspirations

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Artist Friends, stencils | 168 comments

ARTISTCELLAR¬† has done it again! Their new series of stencils in the Artists’ Signature series are designed by Tamara Laporte.

Tam has two sets of stencils. One is doodled words called “Inspiration Series” and the other is flowers, stars and hearts, row houses and butterflies. That one is called “Whimsy Series”.


I used some of each series in this project.


First I painted a 12″ paper mache star with black gesso.


Then I taped the stencil to the star and used Viva Color Ferro Special Effect Paste with a credit card to scrape over the stencil. This fab paste adds a gritty, sparkly, 3D quality to the project. This is a new discovery for me and I am really having fun with this stuff.



After stenciling the words, I stenciled stars. Then I used interference paints from Golden in each of the sections of the paper star. These scrumptious paints are made for black paper, add a fabulous shimmer, and change hues as you tilt the star. They remind me of the sharkskin suits guys wore in 1950s movies. Elvis must have worn one.

The next step was to outline the words in Sharpie Oil Paint marker and some dots for glitz.



I will be giving one set of each stencil pack to a lucky winner, so you have two chances!

Leave a comment for a chance to win. I will draw  two names on 11/5, the last day of the hop.

See the rest of the blog rollers and leave them a comment for many more chances to win!

10/26 Artistcellar
10/27 Jill K. Berry
10/28 Dawn DeVries Sokol
10/29 Carla Sonheim
10/30 Micki Wilde
10/31 Carissa Paige
11/1 Effy Wild
11/2 Gracie Howle
11/3 Jane Davenport
11/4 Chris Cozen
11/5 Tamara Laporte


  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win these awesome stencils. Love your projects. Very inspiring!!!

  2. I love the star that you made using the stencils. Very cool.

  3. These stencils look awesome ! would love to win a set ! thanks so much for the chance and for the inspiration you give !

  4. Love your star! What a great use of the stencils. Loving these stencils especially the Whimsey set :)

  5. I love your project you did with these stencils! They are magical, I’d love to win a set!

  6. Love the star; so versatile. Tam’s stencils are on my wish list for sure!

  7. Love this project, thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win these awesome stencils!

  8. Love Tam! Can’t wait to use her stencils

  9. love Tam’s stencils…they would be so much fun to win!

  10. would love a set of these!

  11. Love what you have done with the stencils. Great idea. Thanx for the opportunity to win. :)

  12. Love your work! And adore how whimsical these stencils are! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  13. Love all this inspiration from the hop. thanks!

  14. I love these stencils, especially the houses or maybe its the inspirational ones I like the most. hmmm

  15. i love tam so much and everything she does. these stencils would be a great addition to taking life book 2014. xoxo

  16. Love what you have done with these stencils!

  17. Your magic is sprinkling me with creative stardust! I believe, I believe, I believe!

  18. What a clever use of Tam’s stencils! I would have never thought of that! I happen to LOVE her new stencils:) I am glad to have found your page through her page too. Can’t get enough mixed media!

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