Sunday, February 28, 2016

New Artwork made with TANGLED PODS

To create a new artwork on stretched canvas, I've once again used my 9"X12" stencil  Tangled Pods:

Below are 2 close-ups:

Opps--this shot is sideways.  It shows the upper right corner of the canvas, where the stencil was used as a stamp.
To create this artwork, I started with my "stencil-and-stain" technique that is part of the package (as a video tutorial) when StencilClub members order the June 2015 Crop Circles set. (Details are at the bottom of this post.)

And in the upper right, I used the still-wet-with paint stencil as a stamp, turning it over and pressing it to the canvas; the result was a ghost print.

The subtractive/reductive technique has been demonstrated here.  And here.  And here.  As these earlier posts show, the basic technique is the same, but there are many ways to introduce variety.  Besides Jenn Mason, another artist who has taught me this technique is my friend Cindy Powell.

Tangled Pods looks like this when displayed on the StencilGirlProducts website: 

The view above is actually a sideways view (of the pods that hang from the Japanese Pagoda Tree) but like all stencils, Tangled Pods can be turned in any direction.

My "stencil-and-stain" technique was part of the members-only StencilClub package of June 2015. To receive this package (which includes a video showing the technique in action, as well as the 3-part stencil-set Crop Circles) just visit -- and use the right side bar to become a StencilClub member.   Once a member, send an email to, citing the month-and-year package that you want to buy; then, StencilGirlProducts will provide you with a invoice through PayPal.