Monday, April 24, 2017

GINGKO!



Although I created this 6" x 6" stencil a long time ago, it remains one of my special favorites:


Ginkgo

I've often used it in Asian-themed artworks, since the Ginkgo tree is native to China.

Today, I'm posting three artworks of mine made with this stencil:





Above:  a crayon rubbing on Asian newsprint 

Above:  a crayon rubbing on Asian newsprint
Above:  a collage greeting card using a faint Gelli plate print made with Ginkgo (upper left).

Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

BRANCHING BLOSSOMS SILHOUETTE STENCIL & LETTER MANIA by Suzi Dennis



When my Branching Blossoms Silhouette stencil (9" x 12") got stained, I decided to feature it on a 9" x 12" stretched canvas.  Part of the background (the right two-thirds) was made with this stencil itself, then muted with a layer of water-thinned gesso.  The more prominent left-edge background was created with another 9" x 12" stencil from www.StencilGirlProducts.com --  Letter Mania by Suzi Dennis.




To use my stained stencil, I simply cut it free from its border background and pressed it into a still-wet layer of matte medium gel.

To see all my stencils, please visit here.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tommy McDonnell and my FACETS Stencil


Just look at this layered magic, fresh from the hands of artist Tommy McDonnell!




Tommy chose my 9" X 12" stencil Facets to make the white-lined background in this complex, fascinating work of art!

To see all my stencils, please visit here.

Many thanks -- to Tommy and to all the rest of you!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trena Lynn and CLUSTERED LEAVES


To create this free-flow capture of gorgeous colors, artist Trena Lynn has used alcohol inks with my 9" x 12" stencil Clustered Leaves.  She has delighted me beyond words with this stand-out artwork!




It's huge fun to use alcohol inks, and this sense of enjoyment shines brightly in Trena's art!

Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kim Dellow and LOOPY LADDERS

 

UK artist Kim Dellow has kindly allowed me to share her video wherein she gives a new twist to the traditional dry-rubbing technique -- using my 9"x12" stencil Loopy Ladders.

Here is the link to that video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4XEVP5UW-g

While there, please feel free to subscribe to Kim's YouTube channel --

and, for even more of Kim's special offerings, visit her website

Thank you, Kim, for letting me post your work here!

If Kim's video has whet your appetite to learn more about rubbing technique variations, click on this link to check out an earlier blog post of mine -- where you can find lots of step-by-step photos and detailed directions.

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Janet Joehlin with LOOPY LADDERS


My 9" x 12" stencil Loopy Ladders was used by Janet Joehlin with results that are terrific eye candy ...








Janet has give us a lot to love, here -- texture, combined with delicious blends of aqua, deep blue, yellow-green and violet.  Pure delight!

The stencil Loopy Ladders looks like this:






Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

BORDERS # 1!


Recently I cut up some Gelli Plate prints and other papers to make collages on several 6" x 6" metallic blank greeting cards bought from JAMPaper.com.   Among these papers were prints I'd made with one of my three 9" x 12" Borders stencils --



Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua squiggles.


 Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua curliques.

 Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua curls and lines.

Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua squiggles.
Borders#1 in its entirety looks like this:





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Friday, April 7, 2017

62 Stencils ... Going on 66!


I've created 62 stencils now available at StencilGirl; as of May 4, the count will rise to 66. (Almost high enough to match my age!)  Kind of hard to believe!  How can designing stencils be so much fun that I never tire of it?!   I still "see" stencil designs everywhere, and when time allows, I experiment with new designs.  No end in sight!

Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

And thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sherry Canino with a Video!





I’m so honored that, among the many StencilGirl stencils Sherry Canino chose for one of her recent projects, she included my 9” x 12” stencil Clustered Leaves (see the far left and the far right, above.) She has been generous in allowing me to use her video --


You can spend more delightful time with Sherry here:


And here:


Any time you're in the Finger Lakes area of upstate NY, you're in for a treat when you visit Sherry's store, Canino's Artistic Café, at 106 Metropolitan Park Drive, Liverpool, NY.  Sherry offers workshops too. 

On the north shore of Onondaga Lake, Liverpool offers a range of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, as well as scenic lakeshore trails. 

Many thanks, Sherry, for letting me post your work here!



Monday, April 3, 2017

KALEID


My 6" x 6" stencil Kaleid was what I used in making the Gelli plate print that ended up being the bottom layer in this piece:




After this print had dried, I applied modeling paste in irregular and random patterns.

Once the paste was set, I dry-brushed across it with Golden's acrylics Nickel Azo Gold and Medium Magenta.

Since the print was made on lightweight paper, this final piece will be perfect to cut up and use in collage.

Thanks for your visit!


Friday, March 31, 2017

Debi Adams and FERNS 6


S313 Woodcut Roses, a stencil designed by Desiree Habicht, was -- in an act of artistic genius -- used by artist Debi Adams alongside my 6" x 6" stencil Ferns 6 in the artworks below:






Dots and Dashes, designed by Jessica Sporn, was used in creating the borders.  

Please click on these images to better see the gorgeous detail in these exquisite artworks by Debi Adams!

Ferns 6, by itself, looks like this:




I'm so happy to see Debi Adams and other artists combining stencils to create unique artworks!  

"The sum is greater than the parts." -- Aristotle

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Artist Tina Walker and BLOOMING WHERE PLANTED


My 9" x 12" stencil Blooming Where Planted was used by Tina Walker, an artist whose use of linework leaves me in a daze of admiration!  Click on the images below to enlarge them and better see the intricate lines that Tina has encorporated into the highlight-areas of her artwork.




To keep current on Tina Walker and her artwork, visit her blog.

Scroll down to see this stencil in its entirety...

Blooming Where Planted
Thank-you bouquets to you, Tina Walker, for allowing me to show your fabulous artwork here!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Playing with my 2 MIMOSA Stencils


The two stars of the day are:

9" x 12" Mimosa Stencil

6" x 6" Mimosa stencil


Above:  This was made with my 6" x 6" Mimosa, as well as modeling paste, acrylic paints and crayon (for the blue highlights.) 

Above:  this was made with the same materials listed above, using my 9" x 12" Mimosa stencil.

Above:  this was made with the same materials listed above, using my 9" x 12" Mimosa stencil.
Thanks for visiting my blog!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kay Carley's Fantastically Beautiful Greeting Card


Below are some steps Kay Carley took to create this multi-layered greeting card--








In the top photo, Kay is using my 6" x 6" stencil Swatton Flowers Version 1 (S078)--




To catch up with Kay Carley, visit her blog --




Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mary Ann Russo's Beautiful Art Journal-in-Progress, Continued


Returning happily to the art-journal-in-progress by my friend Mary Ann Russo, I'm delighted to show more examples of her work in the detail close-up shots below:






Done on heavyweight, cold press watercolor paper, Mary Ann's dimensional art was made with Liquitex flexible modeling paste, yellow acrylic paint and my 9" x 12" stencil Swatton Borders # 1.

The stencil itself looks like this --




Mary Ann used the border on the far right.

Thanks so much, Mary Ann, for allowing me to use your artwork here!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Artist Jade Adams and BRANCHING BLOSSOMS SILHOUETTE


I can't find enough good adjectives to express how much I love this artwork by Jade Adams --





Stunning!  Creative!  I could go on and on.  

I'm proud to say that to create this, Jade chose my 9" x 12" stencil Branching Blossoms Silhouette.

Jade Adams, if you're out there somewhere, thank you!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lisa Dobry's Tags!


Lisa Dobry has done some tag-painting that I was delighted to see.  For one tag, she used my 9"x12" stencil Queen Anne's Lace -- in a very creative way ...  



... and she produced the white highlights shown above with one of the Organic Roots stencils by Carol Wiebe.  

Lisa Dobry also made these amazing tags --




-- using several StencilGirl stencils, including -- on the far right -- my 9" x 12" Clustered Leaves to lay in the white-and-pink background.  The blue foreground was made with Joanne Sharpe's Whimsey Script Stencil.

Also shown above are prints made with Tall Birds Stencil by Terri Stegmiller and a cluster of other great stencils, all available at StencilGirlProducts.com

Queen Anne's Lace stencil, in its entirety, looks like this --




Clustered Leaves in its entirety is shown below --




-- and, if you're like me, you'll cut off the outer rectangular border to make this design more versatile.  Trust me, it will all hang together!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Nancy Sanderson Curry


I'm not on Instagram yet, but I'll be looking into that.  Meanwhile, Nancy Sanderson Curry has delighted me yet again -- mind you, she delights me every time she posts her artwork of any kind because she's a gifted artist I would love to emulate -- but this item wins a special thank-you from me because she used one of my stencils, 9" x 12" Clustered Leaves.

Here is a video clip of the artwork in progress --

 https://www.facebook.com/NancyCurryArt/videos/718701338281127/

Here are the Instagram pages --

#stencilgirl
#stencilgirlproducts
#ceciliaswatton

And here's the artwork itself --





Many thanks, Nancy Sanderson Curry, for letting me post this here!  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sherry Canino's Breathtakingly Beautiful Art Tags


Artist Sherry Canino has delighted me yet again ...












Among the many beautiful StencilGirl stencils that Sherry used in making this gorgeous collection of tags is my 6" x 6" stencil Ferns...
which looks like this... 





Any time you're in the Finger Lakes area of upstate NY, you're welcome to visit Sherry's store, Canino's Artistic Café, at 106 Metropolitan Park Drive, Liverpool, NY; Sherry offers workshops too.  Liverpool is a community on the north shore of Onondaga Lake, offering a range of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, as well as scenic lakeshore trails. 

Thanks, Sherry, letting me post your art tags here!  The colors and range of intricate patterns captivate me every time I lay eyes on them!