Saturday, March 5, 2016

FACETS Stencil in the Hands of Artist Jennifer Armstrong!



My 9"x12" stencil Facets was used in an art journal by artist Jennifer Armstrong:



I applaud Jennifer's creative use of this stencil!

The stencil itself looks like this:



The faces in Jennifer's art were made with Pam Carriker's 9"x12" stencil Face Map Front.

Jennifer applied soft graphite pencil thru the stencils' openings, then used a blending stump to soften areas.  Next, she removed/lightened areas with a power eraser.  This is a variation of the reductive/subtractive method that I've posted about here:

http://heartworkbycecilia.blogspot.com/2014/06/new-new-new-hows-your-subraction.html

... and here:

http://heartworkbycecilia.blogspot.com/2014/06/steampunk-still-steaming-along.html

... and here:

http://heartworkbycecilia.blogspot.com/2015/03/9x12-stencil-tangled-pods.html

As these earlier posts show, the basic technique is the same, but -- as Jennifer Armstrong has shown -- there are many ways to introduce variety.  Besides Jenn Mason, another artist who first introduced this technique to me, is my friend Cindy Powell.

Thanks for visiting!
 

No comments:

Post a Comment