Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mary Beth Shaw with HERON and OSPREY WINGS 6" x 6" Stencils

The July/August 2017 Somerset Studio magazine carried Mary Beth Shaw's write-up about using silhouette stencils with patterned stencils.  (Click on the magazine title above to order this back issue.)

To my delight, for this article, among other StencilGirl stencils, Mary Beth had chosen two of my 6" x 6" silhouette stencils for her demonstrations. 

Mary Beth's stunning artwork above was created with the help of Osprey Wings ...

6" x 6" stencil Osprey Wings

... and my 6" x 6" stencil Heron ...

... was used with other StencilGirl stencils in Mary Beth's art below...

The process:

Make an imprint with the silhouette stencil and allow that paint to dry.  

Place the stencil back over the print.  (Secure with masking tape if desired.)

Layer a patterned stencil over the first stencil and make an imprint with it.  Usually you would want to use a contrasting color; in the example directly above, Mary Beth used the complimentary color orange when making the patterned imprint, having used blue for her initial imprint.

When the second imprint is being made, the first stencil becomes a mask to keep the second (patterned) stencil inside the lines of the silhouette.

I'm happy to say that I've designed 70 stencils for StencilGirl.  The multiple pages of my stencils start here.

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