Thursday, November 10, 2022

Stencil Prints for Christmas Cards

Below:  Looking Up Through Tree Large L753a 9" x 12" mask, is what I used with red acrylic paint to make this print on plain white paper.  After the paint dried, I went over the print with a black marker to create random squiggles.


These dominant colors of red and white put me in a Christmas mood -- so I decided to cut the print into pieces and use parts in collage-cover greeting cards.  Candles are often my Christmas decoration of choice.  (My greeting card blanks come from  The green textured backgrounds [shown below] were cut from novelty papers that I bought years ago at an art supply store.) The candles' flames were cut from another stencil-printed paper (yellow paper stencil-printed with red acrylic paint.)

Next in today's post:  a collage I created for a past online workshop with Jane Davies.  I pulled these collage elements from a stack of papers I'd previously prepared using a couple of my stencils and masks available at  

Above:  In the mid-center-right area, I collaged a piece of deli wrap that I'd imprinted with red acrylic paint using my 6"X 6" stencil Kaleid s085.

In the close-up above (top-center), you can see a piece of paper printed with my 9"X 12" stencil Twinship L268.  Here, I used red acrylic paint on a substrate of black-and-white dot-decorated scrapbook paper.

After finishing this collage, I took a step backward to study my results.  The finished piece wasn't satisfying me!  So I decided to cut out a section and glue it to the face of a 5"X 7" blank greeting card (Strathmore brand). 

Featured in today's post are three masks, all available at .  (Note:  Looking Up Through Tree Large L753 is a 9" x 12" version of a design that also comes in a 6" x 6" size:  Looking up Through Trees Small s793.)

6"X 6" Kaleid s085

9"X 12" Twinship L268

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