Thursday, May 6, 2021

Mimosa Stencil s126 (6" x 6") was, among other stencils from StencilGirlProducts, used by artist Heather Thompson Lynn when she created this brightly cheerful double-page spread in her art journal:

Above: This artwork by StencilGirl's StencilClub member Heather Thompson Lynn uses bold colors and flying birds to lead our attention to the word SOAR; this title as well as the whole spread itself speaks of joyous, sky-high freedom. It shows how I feel now that the vaccines are here!

StencilGirl's StencilClub member Luci Sweet is the artist who deserves recognition -- and certainly has mine! -- for having created the beautiful journal below.  I love her monochromatic colors and am delighted she chose to print the cover using my 6" x 6" stencil Pressed Leaves.  Another reason I love this is that she has used newsprint as her original substrate, so that now some of that original surface peeks out at us from beneath this lovely "peach-salmon" painted paper.  This adds a pleasing touch of mystery and depth to the art.

Another artist who's kindly granted me permission to use her work here is Betsy Harding, who used Longwood Florals Stencil L676 with watercolor to create the cleverly hinged work of art directly below.  What a great idea! -- making an extra print and using tape to hinge it to the journal, thus making a fold-out as a pleasant surprise for anyone flipping thru the pages.

Longwood Florals Stencil L676 looks like this in its entirety:

StencilGirl's StencilClub member Susan Kirchman has worked in encaustics to delight the viewer with this rich and mysterious artwork-- 


Above:  Here Susan has incorporated a lot of imagery yet managed to avoid a cluttered, too-busy final artwork, by including areas where the viewer's eye can rest.  She's used several stencils from StencilGirlProducts.  In the middle of the top third of this artwork, she has subtly used my 9" x 12" Longwood Florals Mask L675, which looks like this:

Want more Susan Kirchman?  Susan's IG page:

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Many thanks to everyone stopping by my blog today, and to the artists whose works adorn today's post!  To scroll thru the pages of my masks and stencils at StencilGirlProducts, please start here.

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