StencilGirl® – Seth Apter IZINK Blog Hop

Blog hop StencilGirl Izink

StencilGirl® – Seth Apter IZINK Blog Hop

When the opportunity came up to participate in a StencilGirl® – Seth Apter IZINK Blog Hop to create with Seth Apter’s new Aladine Izink products and StencilGirl® Stencils, I was all over it!

Check out my video where I see how well these delicious products play with our beloved mixed media tools – gel plate, stencils, dip pens, and acrylic paints. Let me tell you I give them HUGE Thumbs up for playing well with our beloved Mixed Media staples.

Here’s a video I made of my experimenting!

A $35 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl® Products
AND a $35 Gift Certificate to Seth Apter’s Shop!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
Two winners will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Wednesday, June 3rd at 11:59 PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on
StencilGirl® Product’s Facebook page and Seth Apter’s blog on Thursday, June 4th.

Debi Adams
Tina Walker
Mary Nasser
Mary Beth Shaw
Kristin Williams – you are here!


  • Patti Pitts

    October 25, 2022 at 12:57 pm Reply

    There’s so much potential here for amazing mixed media. I love thi

  • Ann-Marie McIntire

    June 4, 2020 at 12:08 am Reply


  • Amanda Walden

    June 3, 2020 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Ooh I love this project! I have one of those dip pens in my craft wall of shame. I need to bust it out and try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Dorothy Green

    June 3, 2020 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Stunning! Love the multiple layers and your color palette!

  • Denise Bryant

    June 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Love the effect! Great journal covers!

  • Colleen Gilgenbach

    June 3, 2020 at 10:35 am Reply

    best one so far. the video was so helpful to see how it was used. thank you!

  • Kim Poulin

    June 3, 2020 at 9:39 am Reply

    Oh my goodness!! I love the scratchiness from the dip pen!! I so want to play with that!

  • Kathy Scott

    June 3, 2020 at 8:44 am Reply

    Very creative and interesting

  • Vivian Little

    June 3, 2020 at 7:16 am Reply

    It’s always nice to see how a piece is created. I loved your instructions, Beautiful pieces.

  • Stephanie Severin

    June 3, 2020 at 7:03 am Reply

    it’s so fun seeing all the different ways the designers used the products

  • Lisa Lopacinski

    June 3, 2020 at 6:52 am Reply

    You know what goes well with StencilGirl stencils and Seth Apter products? A gel plate! This was wonderful, I always learn from others gel plate techniques and trials.

  • Debbie Smith

    June 3, 2020 at 1:41 am Reply

    Fun play! I love those little books. I can’t wait to try out all of the new products!

    • Brenda Scherer

      June 3, 2020 at 10:40 am Reply

      Lovely outcomes with all your techniques! I haven’t tried the Izink products yet, but the Ice and Inks look fabulous

  • Lindy Teresi

    June 2, 2020 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Wow Kristan – I love your work. The ICE paint looks extremely glossy, like glass. The little books are great – do you sell these?
    Thanks so much for sharing your process.

  • Lynda Stone

    June 2, 2020 at 11:44 am Reply

    Love these scribbled circles… could be free flying balloons!

  • Carol Ponsford

    June 1, 2020 at 11:25 pm Reply

    Love your playtime Kristin! Can’t wait to try the circle stencil with some Ice! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Cecile Nichols

    June 1, 2020 at 6:01 pm Reply

    Great ideas for gorgeous little journals! Thanks for sharing your ideas, Kristin!


    June 1, 2020 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Love, love, love! I received some of this products in my Sussie I ordered from you and I can’t wait to play with them! Thank you for sharing! I hope to meet you soon in one of your workshops in Paducah!

  • Jeannie Barnes

    June 1, 2020 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Lots of great ideas! I’m going to have to get some ICE.

  • Andrea M Harris

    June 1, 2020 at 11:07 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing your awesome work!

  • Kathe Hayden

    June 1, 2020 at 8:06 am Reply

    So much wonderful creative inspiration

  • Dana Jones

    June 1, 2020 at 2:56 am Reply

    This was an awesome video. I don’t have any of those supplies, so I’m actually left with questions. The one I will ask is about how you used the stencils. You began by using the plate, then switched to the stencils alone. Is there a particular rule, or reason, to choose one way over the other? Does it depend on what medium you use, or type of stencil? Beautiful outcomes, either way. I enjoyed watching you in action.

  • Olivia Joy StClaire

    May 31, 2020 at 3:53 pm Reply

    So glad I discovered your blog! I’m a newbie!

  • Jill Brax

    May 31, 2020 at 3:51 pm Reply

    What fun materials! Thanks for demonstrating them.

  • Carole Carlson

    May 31, 2020 at 10:09 am Reply

    Loved what you did with the two colors of iZink ice and the stencil. Thanks for the demo.

  • Vicki Ross

    May 30, 2020 at 11:08 pm Reply

    Love those dip pen marks!

  • Nicole Luperini

    May 30, 2020 at 10:12 pm Reply

    I have to get me some iZink Ice. Love the two tone circle technique with the scribble. Thanks for sharing.

    • Theresa Tally

      May 31, 2020 at 8:04 am Reply

      Love your project.

  • Teri L pastorino

    May 30, 2020 at 9:49 pm Reply

    where are your kraft paper books from – or did you make them.
    there are a great size would love to find some!

  • Allison Revetta

    May 30, 2020 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Very inspiring! Thanks Kristin

  • Catherine Lenoci

    May 30, 2020 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Beautiful projects! Great demonstration!

  • Gayle

    May 30, 2020 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Oh that ICE through the stencils! Love it! All your things are beautiful.

  • Dana Smith

    May 30, 2020 at 6:29 pm Reply

    Thanks Kristen for the inspiration!

  • Kathleen Hartley

    May 30, 2020 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Love your palette! I have the glazes and can’t wait to try them with the gelli plate.

  • Sheila Rovelstad

    May 30, 2020 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to try this!

  • Kathy Kurke

    May 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm Reply

    I love your work! And I can’t wait to try the inks!

    • rose

      May 30, 2020 at 3:34 pm Reply

      love this and all the ideas

  • Kim R

    May 30, 2020 at 11:46 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing art during these challenging times. It’s easy to lose hope, but finding things that take people away from the problems of the times restore it.

    • Suzanne Ford

      May 30, 2020 at 12:17 pm Reply

      Love your style! That was really worthwhile to watch! Do you carry those 6 X 6 journals in your store?

  • Mary L Hockett Thoma

    May 30, 2020 at 10:30 am Reply

    I’m with you I have really taken to the old school dip pens with my work, more reliable than felt tip and more environmentally friendly because you don’t toss out a plastic pen if you don’t get a refillable product. The work with the products is fantastic and I wish I was closer so I could come take a class with you at EP.

  • Kimberly C

    May 30, 2020 at 9:35 am Reply

    Stencils and ICE are my new jam! I just love the covers! I love the use of the dip pen. It gives the piece A special look you couldn’t get with anything else!

  • Rosie Doscher

    May 30, 2020 at 9:09 am Reply

    Thank You so much for making a video showing how to use the products! I didn’t know what the ice was, now I’m dying to try it! It’s beautiful! And I love the technique of using a pallet knife for the stencil with the paint, I’ve only use a pallet knife with texture paste and stencils. Really great information!!

  • Ronni Hunter

    May 30, 2020 at 8:56 am Reply

    These book covers are so beautiful! I love the layers you created.

  • Sara Norris

    May 30, 2020 at 8:53 am Reply

    This was so inspirational and I love the stencils you used

  • Jan T

    May 30, 2020 at 8:11 am Reply

    Love your ideas and use of Seth’s new products. Would love to know where to purchase those little booklets, they need to be in my stash!!!

    • Kristin Williams

      May 30, 2020 at 8:46 am Reply

      Thanks, Jan! I got them from Amazon. Just search for Kraft paper mini journals and you’ll have lots of options pop up!

  • Bleubeard and Elizabeth

    May 30, 2020 at 7:07 am Reply

    Beautiful book covers. I loved how you created all those layers. I think I need to buy a dip pen!

  • Dee Spillane

    May 30, 2020 at 1:48 am Reply

    Kristen these are so cool. I love your layers. I have been wanting to see these used and this is one of my faves. I am all setup to play tomorrow. Have to finish my minibool

  • Sherri Beeler

    May 30, 2020 at 12:26 am Reply

    Thanks for the great video!

  • Jackie Anderson

    May 29, 2020 at 10:56 pm Reply

    Oh what fun! Love the warm colors! Want the stencils!

  • Celeste Santin

    May 29, 2020 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Interesting and unique

  • Cheryl

    May 29, 2020 at 8:45 pm Reply

    Your book covers are fabulous! I love everything about them…great color choices, the texture you created through the stencils, the writing with drip pens, Thank you for this video. It’s so helpful to watch the process.

  • Barbara Greve

    May 29, 2020 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Loved your ideas with the stencils and geli plate using the Izink ice and sprays and also the dip pen with the pigment inks. Really cool results!+

  • Susan Jennings

    May 29, 2020 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Thank you for such wonderful techniques and tips, the results are gorgeous!

  • Marlene Moore

    May 29, 2020 at 7:38 pm Reply

    Great video Kristin. My favourite part was how you used the inks with the dip pen, need to go dig out my dip pen 🙂

  • Heather Goldsmith

    May 29, 2020 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Oh, it’s taking ages to load, but I can’t wait, after reading just a few of the comments. Will come back when it’s fully open. Baited breath, here!

  • Lyn Wessell

    May 29, 2020 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Love all the different layers! Thanks for sharing.

  • Susan pratt

    May 29, 2020 at 6:48 pm Reply

    I have been trying to find these new wonderful products. Thanks for the info

  • Juliette Steinbach

    May 29, 2020 at 6:14 pm Reply

    I soooo enjoyed this, thank you. All of those colors but that licorice-YUM!

  • Tommy McDonell

    May 29, 2020 at 5:51 pm Reply

    I love this and got lots of good ideas. Thanks.

  • Glenda Barber Hoagland

    May 29, 2020 at 5:29 pm Reply

    Kristin, your projects for book covers are amazing.

  • Becca Shuman

    May 29, 2020 at 5:09 pm Reply

    Thanks so much for taking the time to demonstrate the new paints and inks!

  • Susan Warder

    May 29, 2020 at 4:15 pm Reply

    rat first glance, these appear to be skulls from da Vinci’s notebooks. Love the pen work

  • Marilyn Reitz

    May 29, 2020 at 3:59 pm Reply

    This was great to see Kristin! Thank you

  • Debi Hawkins

    May 29, 2020 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Great demo! I’m always looking for a wonderful opaque white. Did you use Titanium, Avalanche or Opal Frost? Thanks for sharing.

    • Cathy Costelle

      May 29, 2020 at 8:22 pm Reply

      Loved your play Kristin! Very informative with fabulous results. I am going to have to go play with mine more!

  • ck d

    May 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing your project. I love to see new products and how they are used.

  • Rita Perfater

    May 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Darn! I’m in the middle of thunderstorms so my Internet connection is not behaving. I am saving your video to watch later. I can hardly be patient about it either as all the supplies spread out make me sin with envy. It looks as though your art is right up there with what I like. Thank you for sharing a video, I am confident I am going to like it.

  • Pam Weiler

    May 29, 2020 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Thank you for posting a video. It really helps to see how the products work. I loved all of your little books.

  • Julie Burger

    May 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm Reply

    You have done two things in your piece of art that I typically stay away from. Use of “white space” and fountain pens. You make them both work so well and I will use your art as inspiration to go for it. I always have the tendency to splatter color in every spare spot and since I don’t like my handwriting, I do the minimal and avoid fountain pens entirely.

  • Mary C. Nasser

    May 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm Reply

    LOVE your video, Kristin! Made me feel like I was sitting in Ephemera Paducah’s studio again…which is a wonderful feeling! And I learned so much from watching your experimentation in this video! So happy you are on this hop!

  • Valerie Hayden

    May 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm Reply

    Fun playing gotta head to the art room, thanks for the inspiration.

  • Deb Riddell

    May 29, 2020 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing your techniques, can’t wait to get some of Seth’s new products and play! Deb xo

  • Shari J Adkisson aka NM Creatrix

    May 29, 2020 at 2:04 pm Reply

    WOW! Love your aesthetic! and the products look wonderful!

  • Debi V.

    May 29, 2020 at 1:35 pm Reply

    I greatly appreciate your video, Kristin Williams! It is always so helpful to see products in action. Thanks so much!

  • Susan G. Engleman

    May 29, 2020 at 1:26 pm Reply

    I love the piece that is posted on Stencilgirl… so simple but so cool!

  • Kim Collister

    May 29, 2020 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Great video! You have set my mind on a journey, so many ideas! I am truly looking forward to using many of these new products! So glad I made the blog hop!

    • Caroline Palmer

      May 30, 2020 at 5:13 pm Reply

      That gold is luscious! Love the crazy circles stencil too

  • texile recycler

    May 29, 2020 at 12:58 pm Reply

    I really appreciate you making a video using Seths products. I like being able to see how a product will function so there is no unhappy surprise when I get something home. Everything you demoed flowed so smoothly and the effects were almost ethereal. Yum!

  • Laurie Silver

    May 29, 2020 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Kristin, what fun! Great to see all the layers with the different products. I’m really enjoying playing with the Ice!

  • Camerin Ross

    May 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm Reply

    Love, love, love those colors! Thanks for the demo. Always gives me great ideas

  • Dinie Herbert

    May 29, 2020 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Those little books are great. I need to experiment with the ink sprays, just got a couple of bottles and also the Ice. I’m afraid I will be ordering more colors!

  • Ginnie Hebert

    May 29, 2020 at 12:34 pm Reply

    OooLaLa-Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  • Anne Marie Fowler

    May 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Kristin ~

    The journal at about the ten-minute mark looks almost like metal. Cool stuff!

  • Samantha harriman

    May 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm Reply

    Love the circle stencil and the gold spray is fab!

  • Kelly Burns

    May 29, 2020 at 12:23 pm Reply

    Wow. I want to try this stuff. Thanks for the video!

  • Carol Lang

    May 29, 2020 at 12:11 pm Reply

    I just received my first order from Seth for beeswax embossing powder, the WOW embossing pad and lots of colors of Ice. Can’t wait to start playing today and these blog videos are a great source for ideas!

  • sue cortese

    May 29, 2020 at 11:55 am Reply

    love your work, thanks for sharing your process. While I’m not a mixed media artist, you do want to make me play!

  • Janis Graham

    May 29, 2020 at 11:48 am Reply

    Thanks. Kristin, for the great demo and ideas! Pics are great, but seeing you actually apply the products is worth a 1000 words!

  • melissa hines

    May 29, 2020 at 11:42 am Reply

    Well dang! Now I need a gelli plate… Those glazes are AMAZING! Love the wavy kind of texture as well. LOVe the creation!

  • Carol Lagrow

    May 29, 2020 at 11:37 am Reply

    WOW I am loving these stencils and this blog Thank you

  • Sarah Gardner

    May 29, 2020 at 11:32 am Reply

    Beautiful color combinations! So fun watching you play with these supplies playing together!

  • Linda Baker-Ashton

    May 29, 2020 at 11:29 am Reply

    Love your work! Thank you for sharing. I feel inspired.

  • Tracy Krueger

    May 29, 2020 at 11:27 am Reply


    • Wilma DeGraffenreid

      May 29, 2020 at 2:06 pm Reply

      Oh, I love these book covers! I’m going to have to get that stencil with the dots… love how you used it with the 2 colors of ICE and the mark making.

  • Geri Beam

    May 29, 2020 at 11:27 am Reply

    Kristin – love the wonky circles stencil with scribbled lines. Really looks organic and wonderful with the new products

  • Susan Matthews

    May 29, 2020 at 11:25 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing all those ideas with us. Loved them all. Where do you get those little notebooks? I would love to visit your store!

  • Verena Jones

    May 29, 2020 at 11:19 am Reply

    Love your videos and your site! So many things to see and learn! I so wish your store had been open when we were in Paducah last year! Now we’ll have to come all the way back again! Oh shucks! Can’t wait!

  • Denny Stein

    May 29, 2020 at 11:12 am Reply

    Hi Kristen,
    I’m a sucker for gold and the autumny colors. Learned a lot here. Thank you.
    I have a link to Ephemera Paducah on the Fremont Art Association web site. We are encouraging purchases from small vendors.

    Denny Stein

  • Jill

    May 29, 2020 at 11:06 am Reply

    Just drooling over these new products. Love how you used them!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Carina Karlsson

    May 29, 2020 at 10:47 am Reply

    looks like your mad scientist had some fantastic and productive fun.

  • wendy mcgowen

    May 29, 2020 at 10:44 am Reply

    Ah-mazing! I can’t wait to try this out. Thank you for the video – I’m now subscribed and looking forward to more inspiration!

  • Dorcee Clarey

    May 29, 2020 at 10:39 am Reply

    Beautiful! I’ve never been to your blog before.

  • Caprice Paustian-Weinfurther

    May 29, 2020 at 10:35 am Reply

    I love all of these!!! And thanks to you I have most of Seth’s new products….so now I’m off to play! Thanks Kristin!

  • Jan Aughey

    May 29, 2020 at 10:25 am Reply

    Great tutorial Kristin

  • Maggie Hanus

    May 29, 2020 at 10:24 am Reply

    Wonderful little books! LOVE the colors. Thanks for the mini-lesson and the giveaway.

  • Debbie Price

    May 29, 2020 at 10:13 am Reply

    Wish I had those products right now I am salivating to start playing with them

  • Gwen Loveless

    May 29, 2020 at 10:13 am Reply

    Love the color palette you choose!

  • Jean Wrightnour

    May 29, 2020 at 10:07 am Reply

    Your interpretation of this one stencil, with texture and ink, makes me want to go and create art!

  • Patsy J Lawrence

    May 29, 2020 at 10:05 am Reply

    Thanks for the demo! I love the sparkly colors

  • Joyce Laux

    May 29, 2020 at 9:58 am Reply

    I like using circles, creating circles, cutting out circles, etc. Also, Sepia is one of my go to colors. Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win an amazing prize!

  • Kathy Snead

    May 29, 2020 at 9:34 am Reply

    So many cool ideas for my journal Great motivation to get experimenting

  • MaryAnn Gross

    May 29, 2020 at 9:28 am Reply

    Love the neutral colors.

  • Terry ONeill

    May 29, 2020 at 9:25 am Reply

    Great demo of these products, Kristin. I love your color palette, and the wonderful variations you achieved with the stencils and paint.

  • Amy Isabel Stone

    May 29, 2020 at 9:22 am Reply

    My favorites combines…circles , sepia tones and mark making.

  • Jenn McCann

    May 29, 2020 at 9:16 am Reply

    Circles and w sepia tones!

  • Karla Archer

    May 29, 2020 at 9:13 am Reply

    I love circles and this is a gorgeous idea for adding them with texture!

  • Nancy Buzzard

    May 29, 2020 at 9:06 am Reply

    WOW! What a great video, loved your work! Loved your experimentation and results, fantastic results, thank you for sharing.❤️

  • Peggy Jo Farr

    May 29, 2020 at 8:57 am Reply

    Wow! Thank you, Kristin, for all the information on how to in a short video! I learned a lot! With appreciation, Peg

  • Beth Broadway

    May 29, 2020 at 8:48 am Reply

    Holy Moly! This is fantastic. I love how this all came together. I look forward to visiting your shop soon once this crisis subsides.

  • Julia Slayton

    May 29, 2020 at 8:46 am Reply

    Always love metallics, love the IZink inks. Any color named Whiskey works in Kentucky. Great little book covers.

  • Carlotta Holman

    May 29, 2020 at 8:40 am Reply

    Great idea to use dip pens with the liquid pigments. It’s hard to tell from the video, how long is the open time of the ice glazed on the gel plate? Very informative demo, thank you.

  • Kathy Stutzman

    May 29, 2020 at 8:10 am Reply

    Totally unfamiliar with Izink ice. This was a great learning experience. I really liked the way that you used two colors on the circles. Great idea’

  • Ginger Pickett

    May 29, 2020 at 8:06 am Reply

    Love my sussies… what motivation to play…Thxs

  • Donna Miller

    May 29, 2020 at 7:44 am Reply

    What a fun page! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Seth Apter

    May 29, 2020 at 7:43 am Reply

    Woo hoo. So much fun watching you play and experiment and explore. Love the freedom you showed and here and those book covers are extra special. Thanks for being a part of this project with me!

  • Carol Hicks

    May 29, 2020 at 7:40 am Reply

    Playing with these new paints and inks has completely rekindled my love of mixed media and derailed my metalsmithing for the moment! I can’t stop playing with all the colors. ❤️

  • Misty Mitcheson

    May 29, 2020 at 7:40 am Reply

    What yumminess! Love the gold. Great video Kristin

  • Donna Miller

    May 29, 2020 at 7:39 am Reply

    I have been following Seth Apter forever. Just love his work. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

  • Laura B.

    May 29, 2020 at 7:39 am Reply

    This blog gave me some really fun ideas to try!! TFS

  • Wendy Baysa

    May 29, 2020 at 7:31 am Reply

    What a variety, but the circle one using Rae’s is my favorite but I am always drawn to circles. Great idea only putting the black on the bottom with the Whiskey prominent, really makes those unique. Great video, Kristin, thank you for sharing your talents. Got to get me some of those vintage pens and the products of course, lol.

  • Patty Donahue

    May 29, 2020 at 7:20 am Reply

    Great little books Kristen! Love Seth’s new line!

    • Lisa Dobry

      May 29, 2020 at 8:55 am Reply

      Loved this! Now I have some ideas on how to use my new supplies.


      May 29, 2020 at 9:40 am Reply

      Just gorgeous!

  • Aimee Batson

    May 29, 2020 at 7:12 am Reply

    Great video Kristen!

  • Beth Houge

    May 29, 2020 at 7:09 am Reply

    Love all the inspiration!

  • Linda Plyler

    May 29, 2020 at 6:57 am Reply

    Love this!

  • Jean Marmo

    May 29, 2020 at 6:56 am Reply

    These products are perfect together! Love what you did with all of the covers. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Kathy Bernard

    May 29, 2020 at 6:46 am Reply

    Cool. Love the colors you used. Great job Kristin!

  • Diane Scott

    May 29, 2020 at 6:41 am Reply

    What a fun demo of Aladine products and Stencil Girl stencils! Everything looks so juicy

  • Carol Watson

    May 29, 2020 at 6:36 am Reply

    Wow, thanks for the video. You mini book covers are beautiful!

  • ann barnes

    May 29, 2020 at 6:33 am Reply

    I have to admit, as soon as your video popped up in my YT feed I watched it, and boy was I impressed with your ideas and results! The journal covers look amazing, each one different than the next! The dip pen was one of my first thoughts when I saw those pigment inks and one you’ve proven beyond successful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents and inspiring me! Your work is awesome!

  • Nicole Valentine

    May 29, 2020 at 5:21 am Reply

    How cool is this! I love blog hops!

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