Monday, June 1, 2015

June 2015 StencilGirl StencilClub! New Stencils for Members Only!



CROP CIRCLES!

Today, June 1, I'm excited to tell you about a project I have been working on. I have designed the exclusive June stencils for the StencilGirl StencilClub!

Below is some art that I made with these exclusive stencils and a special Stencil-and-Stain technique that I will be sharing with StencilClub Members this month.
copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved


copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved
copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved

copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved
copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved
copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved
copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved
copyright 2015 Cecilia Swatton with all rights reserved

Here on my blog today, I’m showing art made with that same set of June StencilGirl StencilClub stencils.  But here, I'm focusing on greeting cards and using different techniques.

I started with the 4”X4” stencil, using a Sofft Sponge –
--to apply 2 shades of orange thru the stencil, on the covers of two 6”X6” blank greeting cards.
ABOVE:  THE STENCIL HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE FRONT OF A BLANK GREETING CARD.
ABOVE: CLICK ON THIS IMAGE TO BETTER SEE THE DETAILS.  BOTH THE STENCIL AND ITS BACKGROUND HAVE BEEN COVERED WITH ORANGE ACRYLIC PAINT. 
Below:  After this first application of paint, the stencil has been lifted off the blank greeting card ...


When the first application of paint had dried, I lifted the stencil and rotated it 90 degrees.  After the 90-degree turn, it was easy to line the stencil up with the first print, because of the circle in the center of the design.  See below:

CLICK ON THE ABOVE PHOTO; THE ENLARGEMENT BETTER SHOWS THE STENCIL NOW TURNED 90 DEGREES FROM ITS FIRST POSITION.
Now, I added a second, lighter shade of orange paint that was also metallic:




When I lifted off the stencil, I had this double-print; and called it finished:


I followed these steps on two greeting cards.  On the second card, I added another step -- topping off with a spray of green paint.  This card appears below:


For another group of greeting cards, I used the two larger stencils from this June StencilClub set.  My blank greeting cards were cut from dark bronze cardstock.
With masking tape, I secured the blank 5”X7” greeting cards to my work-surface; I also used the tape for securing scrap paper over the back half of each card, to keep it clean.  This green tape shows up in the first photo below, at the top of the image.

I placed the stencils on the card-fronts and sprayed with metallic spray paint; the paint I used was Color Mists.  (One online source of Color Mists is here: http://www.outsidethemargins.com/detail.php?product=79 ).  In this case, I’ve used 22 Karat Gold, one of the 6 Molten Metals set of spray paints.  When the Color Mists had dried, I lifted off the stencils. 



Three greeting card covers made this way appear below ...








It’s hard to for a photo to fully capture the golden sheen on these cards.  But trust me – they gleam!

The greeting card blanks I’ve used are available here:    http://www.jampaper.com/
Matching envelopes are also available there. 

The June StencilClub stencils are available to Club Members only.  Not a Member yet?  To become a Member, go here –- www.stencilgirltalk.com

One last note:  The 9”X12” stencil and the 6”X6” stencil in this June StencilClub set are perfect companions for the Doodle It Geometric Landscape stencil by Maria McGuire!  Check it out here: 
 

2 comments:

  1. LOVE your stencils this month... and your artwork is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the technique you're sharing :)

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