Friday, April 6, 2018
Welcoming Spring using Flower-themed Stencils
Although the glitter doesn't show up very well on the first art sample below, I'll launch today's post with it because making it helped in welcoming a long-awaited spring! Before introducing the squeeze-bottle glitter-glue, I placed mt 6" x 6" stencil Budding Branches on a 6" x 6" greeting card blank and sprayed the surface with green watercolor in a mister bottle.
Today's second piece started life as a sheet of newsprint that I was using to clean stencils after using them elsewhere. But I liked the results, so I added a frame using the same acrylic paint and a sponge brayer. This print was made with part of my 6" x 6" stencil Swatton Flowers Version 1 ...
In making the print below, I first covered an old encyclopedia page with a layer of Titanium White acrylic paint. After that had dried, I used red-orange acrylic paint with my 6" x 6" stencil Silhouette of a Wildflower Bouquet. In the very center of this image, you can see a subtle print of a flower that was an illustration in this pre-1923 encyclopedia. (Clicking on the image below, you can enlarge it to better see detail.)
Today's final pair of prints were made with two of my 9" x 12" stencils -- Mimosa and Thistles. Foreign newsprint was the substrate I chose; some of its lettering is still visible in both backgrounds below --
In its entirety, Thistles looks like this --
And Mimosa Stencil in its 9" x 12" version looks like this --
(Its companion, Mimosa 6 Stencil, measures 6" x 6".)
Finally, in its entirety, Swatton Flowers Version 1 looks like this --
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