Back to School – Pencil Box on the Ranger Blog (Tutorial)

Kemper altered pencil box 1 of 2

I was so happy to be featured on the Ranger Blog a few weeks ago with a back-to-school project.  I’ve used Color Wash Sprays with two of Tim Holtz’s new layered stencils, plus Wendy’s embossing paste and gesso. Details and step-out photos are on the Ranger blog.

Kemper altered pencil box 2 of 2

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. This is so clever Marjie. Jenny x

  2. A fantastic idea, great altered piece.

  3. Marjie, imagine my delight to see this project after nearly throwing away three pencil boxes I no longer use. Now I can’t wait to get home, dig them out of storage, and use Tim’s new stencils on them to create a useful piece of art! Thanks for sharing this with us. You are inspiring.

  4. Marjie…very cool pencil box! I’ll have to hop over to Ranger to check it out! I wanted to thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog this morning. You are so sweet! <3 Candy

  5. It’s a fabulous project, Marjie – huge congrats on getting featured! I’m off to have a look at the step-by-step…
    Alison x

  6. It worked today – I’m here! Lovely piece, Valerie

  7. Congrats on being a Ranger Star and so deserved! Love this pencil box and the ruler stencil is brilliant! Very cool project, GF!

  8. A fabulous make Marjie, love the gorgeous colours. Congratulations of being featured too! Hugs, Anne x

  9. Awesome pencil box. The colors you chose lend a rusy effect. The ruler adds great texture. Love it!

  10. Wow that’s so cool!! I think that would be a perfect pencil box to travel with, some pencils, some pens and maybe some brushes!
    And thanks a lot for your awsome comment on my canvas!

  11. How cool is this?!? You never disappoint with your amazing creativity!

  12. How cool! Congrats!! One of a kind pencil cases is way cool…

  13. Sweet, I like it!

  14. I was so happy to see your work on the blog, and this is a fabulous project that even the young girls can do!!!

  15. wow, great !

  16. Denise Spillane says:

    Great project. I might try it.

  17. You are so deserving of this recognition, Marjie! Off to check out the details of this great project!!

  18. Congratulations Marjie! This is such a fabulous project! x

  19. This really looks neat for anyone of any age!!!

  20. Wowwwwwwww! No wonder it was featured! This is gorgeous!! I love love love the colors!!!!!

  21. A gorgeous alteration Marjie…that’s a unique pencil box for school.

  22. gorgeous project Marjie!

  23. A fabulous back to school make Marjie, perfect for those lads needing somewhere to put their pencils.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  24. Looks wonderful and a great idea to use the back to school stencil!

  25. So very cool! Can’t wait to get some of Tim’s stencils.
    Thanks for sharing Marjie.