There’s No Place Like Home — StencilGirl Blog Hop — Jamie Fingal Houses

HomeThere’s no place like home – aka – Dorothy and her shiny red shoes.  That’s what kept going through my mind as I looked at Jamie Fingal’s stencil Houses.  Her inviting cottage houses covered in flowering vines reminded me of our own bitsy  abode nestled into the shady glen by the pond.  I was completely entranced by the notion of HOME and how much I adore tiny cottages.  So I set about to create a cottage home wall hanging for my own house.  I took some white burlap and folded it over and wonky hand stitched it leaving an opening at the top for a hanger and an opening at the bottom for further embellishment.



I printed out the stencil onto a painted background using a black Stazon ink pad and cut the houses out individually.

I chose the three that were the most cottage like and after painting white acrylic paint onto the burlap to give the paper a place to stick, I glued them down using gel medium.

Then I set about playing and embellishing with paper flowers from Prima, heart shaped buttons a bit of lace stitched on, hand made paper as a border and black foam letters on grunge board. Batik fabrics were torn and used to make a fringe.  Some bright acrylic paints -which I painted directly onto the burlap gave the hanging some cheery color.  A piece of driftwood complete the composition and acts as the hanger. You can see all the step in the gallery below.  You can enlarge all of the photos to capture the detail.

No hop would be complete without the hoppers so here are the players and please visit them all to win the giveaway – ALSO – TA DA  – I am giving away a SIGNED COPY  of Mary Beth Shaw’s book  Flavor For Mixed Media to all the people who complete the hop, so put on your HOUSE bunny slippers and get hopping.

Flavor of Mixed Media


StencilGirl Talk 

Jamie Fingal

Corrine Gilman — that’s me…

Janet Joehlin

Linda Kittmer

Carolyn Dube

Maria McGuire






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86 Responses to “There’s No Place Like Home — StencilGirl Blog Hop — Jamie Fingal Houses”

  1. bunnyfreak August 30, 2013 at 1:10 am #

    Love the piece you made

  2. Gill August 30, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    I love what you’ve done with Jamie’s stamp Corinne!
    I’ve never worked with burlap(we call it hessian here!) but I use it in my upholstery work and it’s not easy to handle!!

  3. ann @ studiohyde August 30, 2013 at 5:32 am #

    This is such a clever idea and looks so good – love the use of the stencils.

  4. Karla b aka Lady Skyclad August 30, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    I savoured it with pleasure!Fabulous work!Happy PPF and hugs from Brazil!

  5. Arnoldo L. Romero August 30, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    I love the idea of making a fringed banner, and he color scheme is so beautiful. Blessings, my friend!

  6. sharon August 30, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Your imagination is crazy GOOD, I love what you have done! You have shown what can be done with a stencil that I would have never dreamed! Very cool indeeed! Love it!

  7. Bethany Garner August 30, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    What a terrific idea… the stenciled houses look great and your flowers are good fun! A really creative way to use the house stencil and allude to the comfort and protection of favorite places called home.

  8. valerie-Jael August 30, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    Well done, love what you have made! Valerie

  9. andrea August 30, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    ooops, my comment ended up on an individual photo instead of here… I’m a dunce…

  10. Lisa Graham August 30, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    Those are fun stencils and I love what you did with them! xo

  11. Kate Robertson August 30, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    I love this piece and how you showed the steps and all the pictures. Beautiful.

  12. Janet August 30, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    Beautiful Corrine. The Burlap and Batik is a wonderful combo. Nice texture and happy color! It looks wonderful hanging on that…is it a charcoal colored wall? Beautiful! xoxo

  13. Yvonne Williams August 30, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    Love your wall hanging. I would love to make one for my house. I have a great cabin room that the stencil would be perfect for.

  14. Janet Ghio August 30, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    What great stencils these are and you did a wonderful job with them.

  15. caterina giglio digison August 30, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    really creative use of both burlap and batik… and as always great texture!

  16. deb August 30, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    I love the color Corrine……something about that amber color just seems to glow!
    Hugs! deb

  17. Pattyb August 30, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Love the house stencil and what a clever use of this stencil! thanks for sharing!

  18. Suzy August 30, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Such happy colorful houses! I love that stencil and your work on burlap. Corrine you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Happy Weekend! Hugs.

  19. Mary Beth Shaw August 30, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    What a great post. I love the direction you went, the ‘no place like home’ concept. Clever and meaningful. Well done.

  20. Linda Kittmer August 30, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Great piece! The burlap gives it such wonderful texture!

  21. Karen Amelia August 30, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Love the combination of fabric and paints and papers. fun, fun, fun

  22. Jessica August 30, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Your originality and creativity always inspires me and makes me happy. Love what you’ve done with this beautiful stencil. Xo

  23. Wendy Journalista August 30, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I LOVE your wall hanging!

  24. gloria August 30, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Hi Corrine. I love banners and do love that fringe. Very nice work with the burlap. Thanks.

  25. Debbie St. Germain August 30, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    I love how your piece came out and the possibilities with the stencils and mixed media.


  26. Melanie K August 30, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    I love what you made! Very cool.

  27. Tammie Dickerson August 30, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    So cool! I love what you have created!

  28. Carolyn Dube August 30, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    What a brilliant idea – to make a wall hanging! Love how it turned out!

  29. Andy August 30, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    I’ve been playing with mixed media ever since Jamie released her rebel quilting DVD. She – and these stencils – are so inspiring! Thank you!

  30. Eileen August 30, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Love seeing all of these ideas! Fabulous stencils!

  31. Erica Hersh August 30, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    <3 it!!!! 8)

  32. Sandra Strait August 30, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Wow! Your wall hanging is fantastic. If I win, I hope I can create something as wonderful!

  33. Julie August 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Really fabulous idea! It’s beautiful!

  34. Julie Mackinder August 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Isn’t that a wonderful stencil and I love what you’ve done with it!

  35. Linda K August 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    what a creative way to use the stencil-really fab Corrine!! And tho I will check the blog hop I don’t want my name added for the giveaway-only because I already own this wonderful book 🙂

  36. Christine Kiehl August 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Haha! I currently do not own fuzzy bunny slippers….but I do love the wall hanging you crafted to house some imaginary bunny slippers! Thank you so much for sharing with us hoppers on this fantastic Friday! Nice to visit your website and this new follower is looking forward to future posts of yours!

  37. Glenda Lovchik August 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Burlap was a great choice for the cottages. It reminds me of the straw used on village huts. Such a wonderful project. Thanks fro sharing your talents.

  38. Nic McLean August 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    What a creative mind you have – this is a great idea and it was really interesting to hear and see the step by step process. It turned out beautifully!

  39. Monica Lowrance August 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I love it. I just love it.

  40. Christine August 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    you wall hanging is beauituflly made! And I love the topic of home.

  41. Giggles August 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Gorgeous….what a wonderfully inventive piece!! I too love cottages and houses in artwork…this is brilliant!

    Hugs Giggles

  42. Janelle R August 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    Fun fun project. Loving the uses for this stencil. So many elements in it to be used all together or in bits and pieces. I am not only loving all those houses but I am in love with the different areas on the tops and bottoms of them all. This would be a great addition to anyones supplies. Thanks so much for sharing, and the chance to win no only this awesome stencil, but Mary Beth Shaws book as well. I can’t seem to learn fast enough!

  43. Nancy Lee August 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    I want, I want I want… book AND stencil!
    Oh, this has my mind spinning with ideas,(dangerous, I know)!
    Your peice is a forever piece for your home for sure!!

  44. Glenda Hoagland August 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Brilliant……love what you have done.

  45. Leovi August 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Beautiful Compositions, yes, I like your exquisite colors!

  46. Denise Nawrot August 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    The wall hanging is quite nice and written directions very clear and easy to follow. Thank you!

  47. Teresa Richardson August 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    What a great idea! A great way to use the stencil

  48. Dawn August 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    A gorgeous hanging Corrine, I love the thinking ref the Oz connection, perfect!
    Huge hugs x

  49. Maggie M August 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    WOW! I’m learning so many great stencil ideas. I love the pieces you made. I would love to use the stencil to make quilts for my two granddaughters. I’d love to win the book, too! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents.

  50. Susan (Sanna) Burgess August 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    What a nice heirloom piece you’ve created with this stencil! Love it, Sanna

  51. ilona August 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    What a great project you have completed! I love cottages too 🙂
    Do yet another bloghop?I’m afraid I will get lost ;-), but what a nice give away!!!
    Happy PPF and thank you for your nice comment on my blog xxx

  52. Carol C August 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    THis blog hop has been the best just to see what everyone is doing with a common stencil! It’s a great stencil with some out of sight uses and I can’t wait to visit the rest of the blogs! I’d love to win this stencil!

  53. Anni August 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Corrine, your project using the houses is lovely. Just wondering how you used Staz-On ink? Did you use the reinkers? Curiouser and curiouser…

  54. Debbie August 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I love your cute houses! The stamp is really amazing.

  55. angi eharis August 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    i love what u did! so nice and so talented, tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

  56. Gina Sismilich August 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    That is a fun wall hanging — I love my home as well.

  57. Jane August 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I love the colors!

  58. Pam August 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    I love your artwork, and I really appreciate the theme of home. Thanks for sharing!

  59. Gaye August 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Great use of the house stencil. I definitely can see “there’s no place like home “in your wall hanging. Would love to play with this stencil…and get new ideas from your gifted book. Thanks.

  60. Elizabeth Kapkan August 31, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  61. Gillian Pearce August 31, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    I really love this stencil and how it’s been used on fabric. Not a medium I use much but I’m getting very tempted!

  62. denthe August 31, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Very creative how you did this, and the end result looks terrific!

  63. Heather Santos August 31, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    I LOVE the house stencil and really LOVE what you did with it! Gorgeous work! Happy PPF!

  64. Gunvor August 31, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    I really love this stencil, and your art work is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  65. sandy karsten August 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Great use of the stencil. I think I like the 3 houses that you used the best.

  66. Anne August 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Wonderful pieces! <3

  67. Deborah barnhill August 31, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Great chance Tim win! Thanks Corrinr.

  68. becky voth August 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I love the idea of going vertical with the banner! I work mostly vertical when I paint on canvas, I don’t know why I never think that way with banners! Love it!

  69. Jackie August 31, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    Corrine- I love how you used Jamie’s stencil!

  70. Kat August 31, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Hello Corrine, I love your home ! I love how you used all this different mixed media to make this, so creative , great!

  71. Barbara I. August 31, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your art with us. The blog hop looks like fun and I would love to win a copy of Mary Beth’s book. What a great giveaway gift!

  72. Karen L. August 31, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Very cute! Love what I’m seeing with all these houses. Thanks

  73. Willow September 1, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    I just love your your finished wall-hanging!!! Thanks for sharing your process. It turned out just perfect…

  74. kirstin September 1, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    This is so gorgeous! I loved seeing how you created it x

  75. janice September 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Totally in love with this, Corrine. The driftwood and that fabulous fringe are the perfect finishing touches! xo, janice

  76. textilerecycler September 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    Love the finished piece & how you’ve used the stencil … and love Jamie’s work too!

  77. Linda on the Prairie September 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    The color choices on burlap are extra special!

  78. Cat Graves September 2, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    Your wall hanging is beautiful…what a creative use of the stencil. I am learning so much from these blog hops!!

  79. Jackson Gray September 2, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    You fiber artists are so creative!

  80. Jackson Gray September 2, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Thanks for sharing. Fun stencil, creative use.

  81. j elizabeth ballard September 2, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    another blog hop! yay!

  82. June H September 2, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Great project! Love the stencil!!

  83. Thea September 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    lovely result – would never have tried to use burlap myself… wondering what other fabrics might work with this technique – good use of the stencil!

  84. Marjie Kemper September 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    What a beautiful wall hanging! That’s a wonderful stencil, too… so many designs in one place!

  85. Danielle C. September 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Lovely colors! lovely design! I love houses, so pretty. thank you for the inspiration!

  86. Maria McGuire September 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    This would make the PERFECT house warming gift–LOVE it!

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