Sylvia Lokhoff de Bruijn, a Netherlands artist, has floored me repeatedly with the ways she has used a number of my StencilGirl stencils and masks. Today's post happily brings out a number of artworks by this prolific member of StencilGirl's StencilClub.
Brace yourself for a feast for the eyes!
|Above: With colors that boldly catch the eye, Sylvia has created a background using my 9" x 12" Garden Montage. In the foreground she's used Deconstructed Cluster of Lilies Mask and Stencil as well as Deconstructed Lily Mask and Stencil, both designed by Traci Bautista. I'm happy to say that I had the pleasure of meeting Traci years ago in Red Bank, NJ. Note: This is not the final version of Sylvia's artwork. Keep scrolling down....|
These are the steps Sylvia took in creating the artwork above:
|Above: The final artwork. Under the quote is a print made with Pam Carriker's Journal Notes 6 Stencil. Sylvia used a rubber stamp to add the quote.|
Above and below: a work in progress by Sylvia. The top photo shows an earlier stage that this richly textured piece went thru. The photo below shows the piece as it's been further developed. Among the StencilGirl stencils and masks Sylvia used was L490 Dangled Pods Stencil (9" x 12"). Also used: August 2014 StencilGirlStencilClub set and another stencil that I can't identify, altho I'm sure it's available at stencilgirlproducts.com.
|Above: Notice how beautifully the rich purple goes with the metallic gold; notice also that Sylvia has used the purple to create the impression of a frame that emphasizes her focal area. The metallic gold paint that Sylvia chose was gold gesso.|
|Above: Tiger Lily was used on the left art journal page and on the right, Maria Maguire's 4" x 4" Live Your Beautiful Life.|
|Above: A print made with Branching Blossoms Silhouette (9" x 12") takes center stage in this shimmering gold-and-lavender artwork. Its enhancing frame was designed using two other StencilGirl stencils/masks.|
|9" x 12" Garden Montage|
|Branching Blossoms Silhouette (9" x 12")|
|L490 Dangled Pods Stencil (9" x 12")|
|6" x 6" mask Tiger Lily|
|6" x 6" Ferns 6 Stencil|
|9" x 12" Palm Fronds Silhouette Large|
|6" x 6" Sassy Spray|
|6" x 6" Flowers Version 1 Swatton stencil|
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