StencilGirl Products founder Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before going crazy in the year 2000 and quitting her job. While exploring creative options, she re-ignited her inner artist and started down the path of a self-taught fine artist, supporting herself as a mixed media painter and later, as a nationally known workshop instructor and author of instructional art books, “Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers” and “Stencil Girl: Mixed-Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils”, published by North Light Books.
Having hand-cut her own stencils for years, Mary Beth dipped her toe into the stencil design business in 2010 after her students asked if they could purchase some of her designs. She had a half dozen stencils cut to sell and voila! Before she knew it, StencilGirl Products was born. Today StencilGirl Products sells more than 900 stencils designed by a team of talented artists. Mary Beth is proud of her artist designers and insists they are paid appropriate and fair royalties every time one of their designs is sold.
Pop by the shop between 1:00 - 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 25 and meet Mary Beth! She'll show you how she stencils, what tools & paints she likes best, and how to incorporate a little mixed media in your world.
And, we are going to have StencilGirl Stencils in the house! Tons of them!! Stencils are an incredible way to enhance your quilting, mixed media art, home decor and frankly, your life. I said it. I LOVE Stencils and Stencil Girl Stencils are my absolute favorites. Artist-designed and high quality, I reach for them daily.
We'll also be debuting our special Ephemera Paducah stencils to commemorate your Quilt Week AND enhance your art!