Lots of good tips
by Joan Terrell
Whether new to stenciling or not, this course will inspire you to see in a different way and to imagine new things.
by denise spillane
This is a great class. I’ve been stenciling for a while and still learned a lot. Very thorough. Videos are excellent
by Margaret Richardson
As others have noted, it can be very useful to take an intro course even if you have been doing whatever it is for a while. I always learn something. The videos are quite well done. The quality of the stencils both in terms of design and structure enhance the likelihood of great results, too.
Great primer and review
by Bernie Ryan
This is quite an interesting class, full of great tips for the beginner as well as for those looking for a bit of a refresher. It touches on a bit of everything for the new stencil artist. Mary Beth's pace is just right. It wasn't so fast that I couldn't keep up and/or missed a tip or technique. It wasn't so slow that I was hypnotized into a nap, or found myself wishing she'd hurry up. It was just right. She is a friendly, experienced instructor. The camera angle is excellent, with everything well lit and in full view. The course is broken up into short segments which is perfect for me. I watched one or two when I had a few minutes. Then another few when I had a bit more time. And I can always go back and review some of the tips I learned early on, which I find helpful. I greatly enjoyed and learned quite a bit from this introduction to stenciling. If I can't get a class with Mary Beth in person, this is definitely the next best thing.
by Pamela Barnes
I am new to using stencils. Stencil 101 gave me all the tips and techniques on how to use stencils with the proper tools and mediums to get good results. I've watched the videos several times and plan to move on to the journal workshop. Thank you Mary Beth and Stencilgirl!
Great for both beginning and experienced stencilers!
by Mary Nasser
I wished I'd had access to Stencil 101 years ago when I first began stenciling! Although I've been using stencils for years, I still learned new techniques in these videos! Now I want to try stenciling with heavy body paint and a palette knife and watercolors, too! Beautifully filmed and incredibly informative! An excellent video to have in one's repertoire! Thank you, Mary Beth!
by Billie Miles
I thought a 101 course might include one or two easy, simple projects.
This seems like a pre 101 course.
by Janis Graham
In this introduction Mary Beth discusses and demonstrates the use of different tools and paint consistencies (even an ink pad) in stenciling to get various effects. I love the way she shows how to layer stencils to create more depth, which is one of the first things I noticed when I saw her personal journals in a class I took with her. This is a great introduction to stenciling.
by Maureen Biagi
Even when you are not new to a technique, I find that taking a well done basic course is usually helpful, and Stencil 101 is a very well done basic course. I learned a number of things here that were new to me and it enlarged my concept of using stencils in a wonderful way. Mary Beth is an excellent and delightful teacher.
by Rachel Bell
Love you, MaryBeth. Love your knowledge and your personality, how easily you present techniques in a clear and concise method. These are the basics and I hope everyone goes to your website for all the free videos to expand their knowledge. The many, many ideas you share are what gives this stencil world its' spark and excitement. FUN!!! Thank you so much for enriching my life! ~Rachel Bell
by sue Doyle
I have had a hard time learning on my own to stencil. Mary Beth gives a quick and complete way to stencil. I understand now. I also would clean my stencils, now I see I really do not have to. I have torn stencils cleaning them which makes them unusable. thanks for the class.
by Beth Broadway
Great introduction to stencils and beautifully filmed. I look forward to purchasing another class. The quick tour of their home based business was a joy to see. Real people, providing wonderful stencils for use to use in our artful journey. Thank you!
Stencil 101-good stuff
by Denise Neumark-Reimer
I have been working with stencils for many years and as I watched Stencil 101 I learned NEW STUFF!
1. Sofft sponges are not just for Pan Pastels
2. Layer colors immediately - if my sponge is dry enough
3. Other tidbits that I am glad I got to review again.
by Dolores Baker
Great course! Lots of useful tips and information on how to use stencils and get great results! Its a basic course but is also a wonderful fun refresher for experienced stencilers!
by LUCY TYSON
Mary Beth Shaw is very knowledgeable about how to use stencils. In this course, Stencil 101, Mary Beth shows the tools we can use with stencils, what kind of media to use, layering techniques and how to clean if you decide to do so.
by Phyllis Berker
This course was so fun to watch, and so helpful to learn the basics of stenciling. I got some great tips from the videos within this course, and truly love Mary Beth's style of teaching.