Tamara Laporte’s Whimsical Inspirations

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

ARTISTCELLARΒ  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 drawΒ  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. Love the stars you made with these great stencils from Tamara. Would be great to win them

  2. Oh my gosh!!! I love Tamara’s stencils!! I am loving the houses!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Tam’s new stencils would be such fun to play with!

  4. I love the effect the paste created. The lettering on the stencils is great!

  5. Wow.. It’s beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. 3D words look great!!! wonderful stencils, I’d love to win!!!

  7. I love your projects! beautiful stencils!!!!

  8. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh…love the gold paste effect!….where did you find that?…thanks for the chance to win these beautiful stencils!

  9. Wow…I love Tam’s new stencils, would love to win =)

  10. Your star is fabulous! I would love to win the stencils. lacyquilter@gmail.com

  11. Wow, love the star. Would love to win some, too. πŸ˜‰

  12. Oh my goodness…this star is amazing! I can imagine making several stars and hanging them in my window! Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Oh my gosh…I love your project…these look like amazing stencils!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  14. Spectacular project!! Bet it really shimmers in RL. This is very cool. Thanks for the step-by-step. I learn so much from tutorials.

    Thanks for the chance to win a set of these terrific stencils. Would love to win!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. I love the Golden interference paints! what a great project. =) I liked Ann’s idea of hanging several in a window. Tam’s new stencils are adorable.

  16. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Great stencils~!

  17. I love what you did with the stencils. I would hang that star if I had it. Yes, I would like to win Tam’s stencils and I think it’s so cool that she created some. Go Tam!

  18. Great idea to decorate the 3D star and I love your words stenciled with the Ferro Paste!

  19. LOVE this idea and the stencils are amazing!!!!

  20. Love the star you made. Also loving the stencils. I’ll have to see if I can find the paste you used here.

  21. **FANTASTIC**
    What super fun these stencils are… Love what you created with them, clever & creative!!

  22. That star was awesome…looking to hopefully win some of those stencils…

  23. These stencils are amazing, and I am awestruck by how creative you are with them… all of your projects are AWESOME..

  24. These are awesome!

  25. Such cool stencils!!

  26. I just think this is wonderful. Love the outcome and all the colours together ❀️

  27. That’s such an original and different way of using the stencils! Love the result.

  28. What a great idea for using the stencils — I would have never thought of that – stenciling stars on a star! Would love to have these new stencils to play with.

  29. I love the effect with the gold paste!
    Thank you!

  30. I love your project with these stencils. It looks easy enough, even for me!

  31. Love your star! Thanks for showing us how you used Tam’s stencils!

  32. Great stencils and thanks for sharing the technique with the fun paste! Would love to try it.

  33. Such great stencils from Tam! Love the star Jill. Thank you for offering the chance to win a set!

  34. OMG!!! This is awesome …love the new stencils tam!!!

  35. really cool use of the stencils and love that star

  36. Beautiful! ❀ Love these stencils!

  37. Wow, there are so many possibilities with these stencils. Love how you used them :”)

  38. I really would love to win a set of stencils! Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  39. What a great star Jill! Thanks for the ideas. Thanks also for a chance to win some of Tams stencils!

  40. I really love the star–it would look great on the top of the Christmas tree! I’m not familiar with the interference paint, but would love to try it sometime. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win. Bette

  41. What a wonderful use of stenciling! Love it!

    Hylawaldron at gmail.com

  42. The stencils are so cool and I love the star you made with them.

  43. I love the star. I have never tried the interference paint but will have to try some. Would love to win Tams stencils. Thanks for the oportunity.

  44. Wow .. these look fab!

  45. Cool technique. I wouldn’t have thought about using a stencil on a dimensional substrate.

  46. Beautiful project, love the colors and the use of the Viva Fero it really adds dimension. thank you for the opportunity to win the stencils.

  47. Love the project you did with Tam’s stencils. Would love to win.

  48. these are great stencils and love the star, thank you for the chance of winning them

  49. Love that star and the way you used the words on it!

  50. Love the star. I am always confused about interference paints and powders. Great job.

  51. What a fantastic project Jill. I love it!!

  52. I love your project. Thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win these stencils.

  53. I love how you used the stencils. And I have been wanting to see the Golden interference paints in action. Love it!

  54. The stencils look great and very creative use if I may say so. I’d love to enter the competition. Thanks.

  55. I love your decorated insprational star! I have some stored away in old christmas decorations….may have to try it!

  56. These stencils are wonderful, I would love to use them! Thanks for a chance to win !!

  57. I really like this star.

  58. oh I just love these and totally love what you have done with them – amazing!!! Oh I would love to be the lucky winner!! πŸ˜‰ anitatillman@hotmail.com

  59. Oh, these two Tam’s sets of stencils are gorgeous! I can see them in so many projects and combinations! I would love to win them!
    Cheers from Romania!


  60. I’d love to win these stencils! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

  61. Love your project and technique tutorial. I love to play with the viva dΓ©cor products and definitely can use Tam’s great new stencils to play with.


  62. The stencils are very cool, would love to build my collection!

  63. I’ve been hankering after these stencils since Tam previewed them in her Life Book 2013 post!! I’d give them a very good home – promise!! πŸ™‚

  64. The stencils look lovely and I like how you have used them on the star!

  65. I really love how you have used these stencils, they would make a great addition to my art supplies. Thanks for the opportunity to win these awesome stencils!

  66. These stencils looks like so much fun! I’d love the opportunity to win them. Thanks for doing the hop!

  67. These stencils are so much fun!! I love the star that you embellished with words. Thank you for the opportunity to win a set of these amazing stencils!

  68. Interesting combination…I like your star with Tam’s inspiration series.

  69. Love these stencils!!!
    Must have!!!

  70. HI! FAbulous idea to use a star. A friend of mine just told me about VIVA too. I love the house stencil. Thanks for a chance to win these delightful stencils. I’m a newbie with stencils and loving them.

  71. Great use of the stencils!

  72. Oh my, these look like so much fun. This project is cute.

  73. These are fab! thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Love how you used them on the star shape! Would love to win a set. =)

  75. This is my first time doing a blog hop. I am enjoying seeing all the bloggers styles in this hop. I love seeing everyone’s art. Hope I win Tam’s stencils too.

  76. I would love to win these lovely stencils. It is so fun to see how everyone uses them differently!

  77. Your star turned out great!
    These stencils are awesome and would love to win a set!! Thanks for the chance.

  78. Fantastic use of the word stencils!

  79. Love all the new designs and your project! Would be awesome to win!

  80. I am loving these stencils, and your project is stunning xx

  81. Yummy! Love the colours.

  82. Yum! Fun stencils I would love to have. Like how you used the different words and outlined them to pop.

  83. Love them! Thanks for the chance to win!


  84. awesome project! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. This is so cool! I love the word stencils!

  86. I love this star project. Unique and really showcases the stencils.

  87. Love Tam’s stencils and I love what you did with them!

  88. Wow so creative, love how you used these gorgeous stencils. TFS

  89. I love your star! What a lovely idea πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win:)

  90. What a cute idea!


  91. Thank you for giveaway loved what you did with it love chance winning some

  92. Can anyone really have too many stencils? I seem to keep finding excuses to add a few more!

  93. What a great job you ve done with that star!!! I want those stencils so much!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  94. fantastic project. these stencils looks great. thanks for the giveaway

  95. Awesome
    Can’t wait to get them and play πŸ™‚

  96. I love your star and your use of the stencils.

  97. love to see how many ways theses stensils can be used.

  98. I love how you used the stencils! These stencils look awesome and I’d love to win a set. πŸ™‚

  99. Jill- I love your Star! Fabulous!!! Count me in! sellareclecs@gmail.com

  100. How whimsical. Love it. Love Tam and her new stencils.

  101. love your project-love the stencils!!

  102. I think stencils may be just what I need to work through a slump! Thanks for the chance to win! Marsha at chinkapinranch@aol.com

  103. Your star is shining for me! Please let it be me…

  104. These stencils are lovely…as is what you’ve done with them! I can see so many possibilities in my head πŸ™‚

  105. Perfect stencils for the coming Festive Season…how I could use those!


  106. They look awesome!

  107. This is a dream cone true so happy to know that they still
    do !!!

  108. I love what you have done with the Ferro paste and the stencils. Never used Ferro paste product before. It would be lovely to try it with Tam’s new stencils. Thank you for the inspiration!

  109. Stunning…. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  110. These stencil designs are delightful. I would love to own some to try some ideas with my art.

  111. Thank you for a great mini tutorial-can’t wait to see more!

  112. Great word stencils, but adore the houses!

  113. Love these stencils- so much potential,

  114. I’m so excited about these new stencils! I’m still pretty new to stencils, and I have a lot of fun experimenting with them!


  115. Love the stencils! As for the star it’s so pretty I might try something like that even without the stencils, love it for the Christmas tree! Thanks!

  116. this is great! your star is wonderifical!! I bet it’s magical! tmcblogz@gmail.com

  117. love this gorgeous star, it looks fabulous with all the structure on it

  118. Great work. Love the way you have used the stencils….

  119. What a treat to see media and materials new to me used in such creative ways! These stencils seem to just call for heartfelt art.

  120. Stunning and fun way to use the stencils. I am in stencil love.

  121. Nice way to use the stencils on a project! And I learned about some new types of paint that I hadn’t known existed. Thanks!

  122. Love this star, it is so you.

  123. Great job using the fabulous new stencils!

  124. Whimsy is my fave! love the finished pieces…textilerecycler@yahoo.com

  125. What a fun idea to use the stencils on a dimensional piece. Cute star!!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity!! Blessings ~Hβ™₯~

  126. I’d love to create with either of Tam’s stencil sets:). Have a happy day- Heidi

  127. Thanks for the opportunity to play with these great stencils!

  128. These look like such fun! What a lovely giveaway chance, thank you!

  129. Love this project and the series stencils. Plan to order on payday.

  130. Awesome project – what a great way to use the stencils πŸ™‚

  131. Love what you did with Tam’s stencils and that special effect paste, both new to me. I would love to win this giveaway!

  132. Great use of the stencil! Thanks for sharing your ideas and art!

  133. I love this project and your use of Tam’s stencils! Can’t wait to make something similar! Fantastic!

  134. Awesome!!!! thanks for the chance to win.

  135. Looks like fun, Jill! I’d love to win!!
    Marcie Aspras

  136. thanx for the giveaway, and thanx for giving me the idea of how to decorate my christmas tree this year.
    love both stencils
    ciao joan

  137. I love what you’ve done with Tam’s stencils! thanks so much for giving us all a chance to win a set πŸ˜€

  138. I really love how Tam’s stencils have been used. I have to try this idea.

  139. Luv these stencils!! I hope to get them soon.

  140. Thank you for sharing your creativity. I am inspired.

  141. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  142. I LOVE the way you decided to use these stencils… and now I’m thinking, hmmm… do I need interference paint?


  143. Oh what a fun glittery star! Love the use of the word stencils!

  144. I love these stencils. I’d love to win them.

  145. HOORAY for Tam’s stencils! I want to win!

  146. What a great project! These stencils are amazing!!

  147. Cute project, love Tam’s stencils!

  148. Fun stencils~love what you did.

  149. Love how you did something totally different using the stencils.

  150. Great project! Love how you used the stencils on the star.

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

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

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

  154. Love your star! What a great use of the stencils. Loving these stencils especially the Whimsey set πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

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

  160. would love a set of these!

  161. Love what you have done with the stencils. Great idea. Thanx for the opportunity to win. πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

  166. Love what you have done with these stencils!

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

  168. 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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