Mixed Media Mechanics: Stencils - Recorded

Mixed Media Mechanics: Stencils - Recorded Mixed Media Mechanics: Stencils - Recorded
Mixed Media Mechanics: Stencils - Recorded


Join me for Stencils - an online, recorded workshop housed on YouTube and 1 of the 12 classes taking place as part of Mixed Media Mechanics - a once-monthly, year-long, online workshop series.

The Lowdown

Mixed Media Mechanics is a series of 12 workshops that focus on many of the techniques that are the basis for mixed media art. Think of these classes as back to basics - although they are geared equally toward beginners and seasoned pros. 

The Stenciling class was held Live on Tuesday June 6, 2023. This is an edited and recorded versionStencils are such a magical addition to the mixed media toolbox and can be used in so many ways. In this workshop, we review the basics, talk about less-traditional ways to stencil, and discuss and work with a variety of mediums/supplies that will enable you to think outside the lines. In the initial part of the class, you work alongside me as I share a series of individual demos. We will then utilize the materials and techniques covered to create collage material and finished art.

The Skinny

  • The workshop is hosted on YouTube.
  • The class includes about 1 hour and 45 minutes of instruction, broken down into 2 videos.
  • Please note that this is a recording of a live online class and, as such, there may be references to questions asked and comments made by participants.
  • Cost of the workshop is $35USD via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 
  • There are no refunds once registered.
  • Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (from Janene Kalb and usually within 24 hours of registering) that includes a PDF in the form of an email attachment that includes the same supply list as printed below as well as instructions on how to access the workshop.

Supply List

If you would like to work along with me, please have the following on hand. But please know that you can feel free to substitute if you do not have exactly what is on the list.

Stencils: Bring your favorites and try to include different styles

Substrate: paper. I will be demoing on printer paper, deli paper, scrapbook paper, and painted paper. Have a selection of different papers on hand. 

Ink pads: your choice of dye and/or permanent ink pads

Acrylic paint: a few of your favorite colors

Dye Ink Sprays: a few of your favorite colors

Craft or Make-Up Sponges

Wax Crayons and/or Oil Pastels or something similar

Gel Plate and Brayer

Journaling Pens and Pencils

Unmounted Stamps: choose ones with small details

Embossing Pad, Embossing Powder, and Heat Tool


Baby Wipes

I will also use a number of other products that you may or may not have. If you do, you can pause the video and grab them. If you do not, you can always get them later if you like.


The Full Curriculum

February 7, 2023:  Book Arts. We will make a book with a sewn binding that can be used as a journal throughout the workshop series so you end up with a literal Mixed Media Mechanics manual to refer back to following the classes.

March 7, 2023: Tool & Supplies. You cannot be a mechanic without a tool kit and this class focuses on a review and demonstration of both standard and more unusual tools and supplies used in mixed media.

April 4, 2023: Wet Media. Everything you ever wanted to know about using paints, inks, glazes, and all the wet stuff in your mixed media work.

May 2, 2023: Gel Plate. Basic and advanced techniques to broaden your approach when using this magical tool.

June 6, 2023: Stencils. Getting the most out of stencils and masks in both traditional and innovative ways.

July 11, 2023: Stamps. All things stamping including a review of inkpad types and unusual mediums that also work.

August 1, 2023: Mark Making. A key tool to make your mixed media art your own, learn how to let loose and create your own mark making language. 

September 5, 2023: Image Transfers. Learn multiple approaches to create the magic that is the image transfer.

October 3, 2023: Fiber & Stitching. Integrating fiber elements and hand stitching into your paper-based mixed media art.

November 7, 2023: Rusting & Dyeing. Easy approaches to creating surface changes using commercial products.

December 5, 2023: Embossing. Adding layers and texture to your mixed media art using embossing powders.

January 2, 2024: Collage. Using paper, fiber, metal and more to bring depth, texture, layers, details, and interest to your work.


And stay tuned for Mixing Media: a weekend-long, online workshop event in 2024 that will enable you to put into action all the skills from Mixed Media Mechanics!