Welcome, all! It's Day 2 of this series of posts using the stencils shown below:
|100 - Trillium|
|101 - Sunflower|
|102 - Black Orchid|
|103 - Lily|
|This colorful catalog page makes a great starting point with a nice variety of colors and a striped pattern.|
The step-by-step photos below were taken as I began to use a dollar-store wedge-shaped cosmetic sponge to lightly daub/pounce acrylic paint thru stencils; my printing surface was an old calendar page.
(A short video of this daubing/pouncing technique done by Chris Cozen is here -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EkPB6KWe0U )
|Above: Step 1|
|Above: Step 2|
|Above: Step 3|
These 4 Kaleidoscope stencils are perfect for layering over one another -- the kaleidoscopic format shows you the perfect dead-center every time you place a stencil over earlier printed layers. This feature allows the artist to print exactly over the previous print(s) -- or kitty-cornered to them --
In creating the papers shown above, I made multiple prints, allowing drying time between each.
The final prints are ready to be glued into readymade art journals -- or they can be folded and bound into handmade art journals.
Two ways that I, personally, use them is to cut them up for use in large collages (artwork to hang on the wall) and collaged greeting card covers like the one below.
I also use these brightly decorated papers as gift-wrap and gift-tags --
|Above: the bottom of a giftwrapped package.|
|Above: the top of the same package.|
|Above: the gift-tag, cut from a different multi-print.|
|Above: The final gift, with gift-tag and bow.|
In days to come, I'll show many more ways to use prints created with these just-released Kaleidoscope stencils. Again, this Signature Series of four 6"X6" stencils is available here:http://www.artistcellar.com/stampstencil/acSignatureSeries.html
Stay tuned for Day 3 -- coming very soon! Meanwhile, here is a sneak peak at a print that will be described step-by-step in one of my upcoming posts --