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:

... and here:

... and here:

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!

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