Friday, April 16, 2021

These three gorgeous art-prints by artist Sylvia Lokhoff de Bruijn    were created with 4 stencils and masks -- my 9" x 12" Blooming Where Planted L449, my 9" x 12" Palm Fronds Silhouettes L791; and, by Valerie Sjodin, Stone and  Pebble  Pilings and Stone Tilings.  How happy I was to see two of mine used with two that were designed by one of my favorite artists, Valerie Sjodin!

What gorgeous dreamy images!  Gray, white and black are one of the triads that has a special place in my heart.

To me, the excitement in each of these prints come from the fact that Sylvia used only parts of each stencil or mask, while at the same time blending all the designs together.  Sweet visual magic! 

My 9" x 12" Blooming Where Planted L449, in its entirety, looks like this:


And my 9" x 12" Palm Fronds Silhouettes L791, likewise in its entirety, looks like this --

Palm Fronds Silhouettes L791 is third in a series; the other two are:

Palm Fronds Silhouette Mini (4" x 4")

Palm Fronds Silhouettes Small (6" x 6")

9" x 12" Blooming Where Planted L449 is one of my masks that I've used often; below, a photo shows a print made on foil giftwrap.

And, like Sylvia, I've made prints using only parts of this mask.  Below is a step-by-step photo sequence showing progress thru a mixed-media collage on stretched canvas.

Above:  After using masking tape to secure this mask to the stretched canvas, I've applied red acrylic paint thru about half of the openings of the mask.

Above:  The mask is still taped to the canvas but I've flipped it off to show the red print on a pale green background.

Above:  I've added another partial layer of acrylic paint, this time a translucent white, to faintly "fog" the earlier print.  This application of white was done with the same mask.

Above:  This is the finished mixed-media collage.  The upper left is the area shown in the previous close-ups.   The collage papers were printed with other masks, including my 6" x 6" Ornamental Iron Curls (red on gray.)  After the collage papers were added, I cut out a large paint5-stained area from one of my 9" x 12" masks Blooming Where Planted L449.  I don't consider this a successful collage but I include it here to show a few different ways of using this mask.

Many thanks to you for checking out my blog today, and to Sylvia Lokhoff de Bruijn for allowing me to show her artwork here! To scroll thru the pages of my StencilGirl stencils and masks, please start here.

1 comment:

  1. You are more than welcome Cecilia, and thanks to you for your great stencildesigns! Hugs Sylvia