Sunday, December 4, 2016

More Christmas Cards ....



More Christmas cards popping up today!

ABOVE:  5"x7" CARD MADE WITH MY 9"X12" STENCIL VINTAGE SCRIPT
 
 
ABOVE:  6"X6" CARD MADE WITH MY 6"X6" STENCIL BAMBOO WALL
 
ABOVE"  6"X6" CARD MADE WITH MY 6"X6" STENCIL BUDDING BRANCHES
 
ABOVE:  5"X7" CARD MADE WITH MY 6"X6" STENCIL BONSAI

ABOVE:  6"X6" CARD MADE WITH MY 6"X6" STENCIL BONSAI

ABOVE:  5"X7" CARD MADE WITH MY 9"X12" STENCIL BORDERS # 1

These have been posted before but I still enjoy seeing them! 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Memories ...


Christmas cards of yesteryear ...





These Christmas trees were cut from a stiff paper that I'd imprinted with multiple paint layers (green, gold, white, red) using the Gelli Plate and my 9" x 12" stencil Mimosa -- which looks like this:





Below, this church-window-like Christmas card was made with my Facets Stencil... 





And today's last Christmas card, made with modeling paste and silver glitter, was created with my 6" x 6" stencil Swaying Grasses...





Altho it doesn't show in the photo above, this card was made on bronze metallic cardstock that's somewhat reflective.  My 6" x 6" blank greeting cards come from JamPaper.com.  I like theirs because their cardstock is sturdy enough to be used in a range of mixed-media ways.  6" x 6" greeting cards require an additional surcharge to be mailed.  I use two postage stamps and that does the job.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More Christmas Cards ... Oldies that I Still Like


I love making Christmas cards!


Above:  made with my 6" x 6" stencil Penguin Family.


Above:  made with my 6" x 6" stencil Ferns 6.


 
Above:  made with my 6" x 6" stencil Palm Fronds Silhouette Small.
Above:  also made with my 6" x 6" stencil Palm Fronds Silhouette Small.

Above:  made with my 9" x 12" stencil Boxed Vines.


Above:  also made with my 9" x 12" stencil Boxed Vines.

May Christmas cards (and other greeting cards) never go out of style!


Monday, November 28, 2016

NOVEMBER 28 CYBER MONDAY Sale at www.StencilGirlProducts.com!


Stencil savings up to 35% on my stencils!

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Save 25% off all* stencils
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Monday, November 28, 2016
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AND orders over $100 get a FREE large stencil of Mary Beth's choice!
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Save 20% off all* stencils
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Monday, November 28, 2016
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PLUS 10% discount when you buy 6 stencils of the same size!
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Thank you for being a person who loves stencils like we love stencils!

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And here is the link to my StencilGirl page -- 

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Enjoy shopping the sale!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale is Coming at StencilGirl!


November 28 will be a special sale day at StencilGirlProducts.com!

Details will appear here early on November 28.

Friday, November 25, 2016

PRESSED LEAVES for Christmas


Christmas preparations are, to me, every bit as fun as unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day.

Look at this fabulous double-image Christmas card by Martha Lucia Gomez!  She's one of the artists I greatly admire.  





In making this card, Martha used my 6" x 6" stencil Pressed Leaves.

I too made 2 Christmas cards with this stencil, but mine come in a distant second and third to Martha's!





My Christmas card above was made with modeling paste and glitter, on dark bronze cardstock from JamPaper.com.

My card below again uses glitter (to outline the leaves in sparkling red) as well as silver metallic acrylic paint.  





Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Always a Reason to Give Thanks ...


... and I still exchange Thanksgiving cards with a few old codgers like myself...

















Stencils used in making the above greeting cards:

Pressed Leaves (6"x 6")

Clustered Leaves (9" x 12") 

Loopy Ladders (9" x 12")

Swaying Grasses (6" x 6")

Thursday, November 17, 2016

TANGLED PODS and PRAYER FLAGS


Look at the smile glowing on the face of this participant in a workshop earlier this year, facilitated by Carolyn Dube!




I'm delighted that my 9"x 12" stencil Tangled Pods was the StencilGirlProducts stencil used here.

I don't know which technique Carolyn was presenting here, but it reminds me of a few Gelli Plate prints that I once did in an online workshop with Jane Davies...



Stencil used:  Tangled Pods.

Stencil used:  Prayer Flags.

 
http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/stencil-prayer-flags-cecilia-swatton-p/l371.htm



Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Tommy McDonell Again -- and PALM FRONDS SILHOUETTE SMALL


 This image by artist Tommy McDonell is enough to knock any art-lover off his feet!




My guess is that Tommy used alcohol inks on Yupo (a slick, synthetic substrate that comes in a choice of thickness, as does watercolor paper.)  What a stunning work of art!  My hat's off to you, Tommy!

The stencil used here was Palm Fronds Silhouette Small --  which measures 6"x 6" -- and which has a little sister, Palm Fronds Silhouette Mini -- measuring 4" x 4".  I've often used the two stencils together, really happy with the way that something as simple as two sizes can help create variety while maintaining overall unity within an artwork.


Again, let me announce that you can catch up with Tommy McDonell here--

Facebook:  TommyBuellMcDonellArt 

And here –

Tommy’s website:  tbmcdonellart.com


Friday, November 11, 2016

Tommy McDonell with SILHOUETTE OF A WILDFLOWER BOUQUET


Artist Tommy McDonell has created three jazzy prints that grabbed my attention -- especially the top one, below:








I'm honored to say that Tommy's prints were made with my 6"x
6" stencil Silhouette of a Wildflower Bouquet --




You can catch up with Tommy McDonell here--

Facebook:  TommyBuellMcDonellArt 

And here –

Tommy’s website:  tbmcdonellart.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Frieda Oxenham


UK artist Frieda Oxenham has been working in her art journal ...


Above:  a 2-page spread while Frieda's artwork was still in progress.


Above:  a close-up detail of the wonderfully complex, multi-layered finished artwork.

Among the many StencilGirl stencils that Frieda chose to use for this project, I'm happy she chose to include one of mine --

Pressed Leaves, which measures 6" x 6" and looks like this:





My sincere thanks to Frieda for allowing me to post her artwork here!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

JUNGLE Fever!


I'm still using It's a Jungle Out There ...



Above:  It's a Jungle Out There was the only stencil used here.

Above:  It's a Jungle Out There was the only stencil used here.

Above:  It's a Jungle Out There was used here, along with Mimosa Stencil .


Time now to move on to other stencils!

Friday, November 4, 2016

More Combos!


I have still more combinations to show; the top photo is a close-up detail and the second photo shows the full piece.  All four were made with the same two 9"x 12" stencils -- Mimosa Stencil and It's a Jungle Out There.











More combos tomorrow ... 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Using IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE with Older Stencils


Altho I'm continuing to use cup-up pieces of L451 It's a Jungle Out There in my paintings on stretched canvas, today's photos show how I've used it alongside older stencils -- I have a lot of these shots, because, to my eye, this new L451 goes hand-in-hand with several other designs composed of strong line patterns. 



Above:  L141 & S126 & S238 with L451


Above: L141 with L451

Above: L141 with L451

Above: L141 with L451

Above: L141 with L451


Above: L141 with L451

Above: L141 & M050 with L451


Above: L141 & S238 & M050 with L451


Above: S238 & M050 & L141 with L451 


Above:  M050 & S126 with L451 


Above: M050 & S126 & S238 with L451 


Above: L141 & M050 & S126 & S238 with L451  

L141 is Mimosa Stencil (9" x 12")

M050 is Palm Fronds Silhouette Mini (4"x 4")

S126 is Mimosa 6 Stencil (6" x 6")

S238 is Palm Fronds Silhouette Small (6" x 6")

And L451, one of my latest-released three 9" x 12" stencils, is It's A Jungle Out There.

Many thanks for visiting today!