Welcome to the last day of the Map Art Stencil Giveaway!
For the blogs to visit and more chances to win a set, go HERE.
I have a new set of stencils with Artistcellar, called Map Art Series, to go with my new book, Map Art Lab! They are new takes on traditional map graphics, with the added bonus of having interchangeable centers for the compass roses!
I love making maps. I teach mapmaking in many mediums, most recently in collaged fabric and papers with stitching, in New Zealand and Australia.
Some of the students used these stencils on the maps they made in this class.
I went a little wild with my project for this blog hop. It started as a demo of a hand map we make in class, and went to fantasyland pretty quickly.
I used all the stencils on this one! This is a map of my hand, as a garden goddess engaged to the God of Flora.
First I painted the canvas teal.
Then I traced my hand on the canvas and added collaged fabrics and papers that I had printed on a gelatin plate.
On the top of all that, I used the stencils with a cosmetic sponge and acrylic paint, and a layer of dye inks and stencil brushes. The white ink on the hand was done with a Signo Gel Pen. I used Tombo pens to make the drop shadow, because they are water soluble and make a soft edge with a damp brush.
The neat lines are on the stencils too, see those dashed lines around the edges? There are two designs to make these traditional map borders on the same stencil as the compass roses.
I also used the stencils on a tiny map.
Maps are a visual representation of my internal journeys, longings and dreams.
I have a set of stencils to give away.
Leave a comment and tell me what you might map. A dream?