Friday, March 15, 2019


I love it when someone else's stencil strikes me as a perfect match with one of my own!  This happened when I saw Jamie Fingal's 9" x 12" Leaf Zen Landscape Stencil!  

The scissors came out:  I trimmed Jamie's stencil and cut pieces from my 9" x 12" Clustered Leaves stencil.

Then I brought out the Golden's High Flow acrylics and got to work ... I mean, play!

The technique I used is the same as a technique in the Absentee Artist chapter of Creative Paper Art, a book by Nancy Welch.   And it's demonstrated in Pat Dews' DVD Designing Great Starts with Texture and Form. 

Clustered Leaves was also used by an artist whose last name I have, sadly, lost! -- Christy Anne.  Her artwork appears directly below.  If anyone knows Christy's last name, please leave it in the Comments section, so I can give credit where credit is due!

Another artist -- Dee Spillane -- has used Clustered Leaves in creating the artwork below --

Both of the above artists have shown us how stencils like Clustered Leaves can be art-tools for developing unique backgrounds!

Below are close-ups of a couple of artworks of mine, done on stretched canvas, using cut-apart pieces of Clustered Leaves and Loopy Ladders.  Once again, I've paired Clustered Leaves with another stencil that uses line-work in its overall design .... 

In a few of these pieces on canvas, I've added pieces of the stencils themselves, cut apart and stained with acrylic paints.

Thanks for stopping by here today!

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