Thursday, February 9, 2017

"Bumping" with Now-Released DANGLED PODS Stencil (9"x12") and Sister Stencil TANGLED PODS

I called this technique "double exposure" when I used it in this earlier post.  But since then, I've learned the word more commonly used is "bumping."

First, a stencil is used in one position on blank paper.  Then, the stencil is "bumped" so that it goes off-register from the original print.  When it's off-register this way, it's used again, with a different color paint.

This gives a double-image print.

I took the bumping technique one step farther with my 9" x 12" stencils Tangled Pods and Dangled Pods .  (Dangled Pods is Tangled Pods in reverse!)

I started with Dangled Pods, printing the covers of two 6" x 6" greeting cards with the version that leaves the pods and vines white, while a coat of paint fills in the negative space around the pods and vines.

After that first print dried, I used Tangled Pods, carefully placing it somewhat off-register from the reverse-version print.  

As you can see in the photos below, this two-step approach results in a double-image, which differs from the look that's achieved when the same stencil is used twice.


To see what happens when the same stencil is used twice in this approach, look at the left side of this image.  Using the link at the left, you can see step-by-step photos of this technique in progress (using the same stencil twice.)  Click on any of the images to enlarge them.

More Tangled and Dangled Pods combos are coming up!

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