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Map Art Stencils, MY TURN!

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Giveaway!, stencils, Stencils | 46 comments

Map Art Stencils, MY TURN!

Map Art Stencil giveaway

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Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in stencils, Stencils | 18 comments

Quasi-Crystal Stencil Giveaway!

Artistcellar has yet another new set of stencils and wants to give a set away! They are called “Quasicrystal.” I used Quasi and Infra on my page, which was partially collaged by Connie, my friend who made me this journal. You can see the papers she put in on the left, and the handsome geeky dude on the right. He was there, staking his space. I made him a love interest. She is a tiny bit scary. Am not sure why. Too much eyeliner. The Infra stencil adds jazz to her skirt. He is a fairly benign chap, which is why their relationship does not last. Sad. I used the Quasi stencil here...

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Gera, Miró, Bird, and Picasso

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in My Products, stencils, Stencils | 35 comments

Gera, Miró, Bird, and Picasso

To celebrate my new stencils I did a spread in my journal for each of the stencils with the person who inspired them. Gera is an Ethiopian artist and doctor who made paintings of talismanic characters for his patients to heal, them using what he called “the secrets arts of heaven.” I found his work in the book Afrikan Alphabets.  and was instantly drawn drawn to the shapes and the context of his characters. This is another page of healing in my journal I did with the Gera Stencils.   Joan Miró and I have been friends for ages. I am inspired by the fact that his artistic...

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Tamara Laporte’s Whimsical Inspirations

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Artist Friends, stencils | 168 comments

Tamara Laporte’s Whimsical Inspirations

ARTISTCELLAR  has done it again! Their new series of stencils in the Artists’ Signature series are designed by Tamara Laporte. Tam has two sets of stencils. One is doodled words called “Inspiration Series” and the other is flowers, stars and hearts, row houses and butterflies. That one is called “Whimsy Series”. I used some of each series in this project. First I painted a 12″ paper mache star with black gesso. Then I taped the stencil to the star and used Viva Color Ferro Special Effect Paste with a credit card to scrape over the stencil. This fab paste...

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Jane’s Petite Girls Bloghop

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Collaboration, My techniques, stencils | 73 comments

Jane’s Petite Girls Bloghop

Jane Davenport has come up with small face stencils to help her growing fan base and students. She is wildly popular, and you can find her at the Institute of Cute. Jane and I are stencil-sisters at Artistcellar, the stencil company that brings you the best quality stencils out there. Today I showing you one of the many things you can do with these cuties. Here are her four petite faces. I stenciled the one on the bottom right onto a piece of pastel paper and had my way with it. PanPastels are great for this because you use sponges to actually paint with the soft pastel. She looks...

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Sponges and Stencils

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Creative Exercises, My techniques, My Work | 9 comments

Sponges and Stencils

I have a lot of stuff in my art studio, and I am trying to pare down which means giving away all the things I do not use in my work. Up until now that would have included stencils. As you may know, I designed a set of stencils for Artistcellar last year. That was a challenge for me since I do not, nor have I ever been a stencil user. So I designed stencils that might appeal to someone like me, someone who might want to add texture but not purchased imagery. The stencils that I designed are abstract calligraphy, and they are calls “TEXTures”. I am proud of how they turned out. The...

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