Sunday, April 30, 2017

More of the Vintage-themed Art Journal of Mary Ann Russo


Above:  close-up number 1.

Above:  close-up number 2.

To better see detail in the above photo, which shows the full-length edge of a journal page, click on the above image to enlarge it.
All of these artworks of Mary Ann's were made on heavy watercolor paper with light modeling paste and acrylic paint, with the help of one border on my 9" x 12" stencil Swatton Borders #1.

The stencil in its entirety looks like this:



Swatton Borders # 1

In the artworks posted today, Mary Ann used the border on the far right above.

Thanks, Mary Ann, for allowing me to post these here!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

TANGLED PODS 9" x 12"Stencil


I've done so many artworks using my 9" x 12" stencil Tangled Pods, that I've managed to foul up my record-keeping ... and as result, I may end up posting duplicates of some of my photos.  I think I've already done so, at least once!  

But, I'm plunging ahead, in the hope that most of my posts show new pieces:


Above:  artwork on a 9" x 12" canvas; this is the whole piece.


Above:  a close-up showing detail in another piece.

Above:  a second close-up showing detail in another area.

Above:  the whole piece, on canvas that also measures 9" x 12".

Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Monday, April 24, 2017

GINGKO!



Although I created this 6" x 6" stencil a long time ago, it remains one of my special favorites:


Ginkgo

I've often used it in Asian-themed artworks, since the Ginkgo tree is native to China.

Today, I'm posting three artworks of mine made with this stencil:





Above:  a crayon rubbing on Asian newsprint 

Above:  a crayon rubbing on Asian newsprint
Above:  a collage greeting card using a faint Gelli plate print made with Ginkgo (upper left).

Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

BRANCHING BLOSSOMS SILHOUETTE STENCIL & LETTER MANIA by Suzi Dennis



When my Branching Blossoms Silhouette stencil (9" x 12") got stained, I decided to feature it on a 9" x 12" stretched canvas.  Part of the background (the right two-thirds) was made with this stencil itself, then muted with a layer of water-thinned gesso.  The more prominent left-edge background was created with another 9" x 12" stencil from www.StencilGirlProducts.com --  Letter Mania by Suzi Dennis.




To use my stained stencil, I simply cut it free from its border background and pressed it into a still-wet layer of matte medium gel.

To see all my stencils, please visit here.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tommy McDonnell and my FACETS Stencil


Just look at this layered magic, fresh from the hands of artist Tommy McDonnell!




Tommy chose my 9" X 12" stencil Facets to make the white-lined background in this complex, fascinating work of art!

To see all my stencils, please visit here.

Many thanks -- to Tommy and to all the rest of you!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trena Lynn and CLUSTERED LEAVES


To create this free-flow capture of gorgeous colors, artist Trena Lynn has used alcohol inks with my 9" x 12" stencil Clustered Leaves.  She has delighted me beyond words with this stand-out artwork!




It's huge fun to use alcohol inks, and this sense of enjoyment shines brightly in Trena's art!

Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kim Dellow and LOOPY LADDERS

 

UK artist Kim Dellow has kindly allowed me to share her video wherein she gives a new twist to the traditional dry-rubbing technique -- using my 9"x12" stencil Loopy Ladders.

Here is the link to that video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4XEVP5UW-g

While there, please feel free to subscribe to Kim's YouTube channel --

and, for even more of Kim's special offerings, visit her website

Thank you, Kim, for letting me post your work here!

If Kim's video has whet your appetite to learn more about rubbing technique variations, click on this link to check out an earlier blog post of mine -- where you can find lots of step-by-step photos and detailed directions.

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Janet Joehlin with LOOPY LADDERS


My 9" x 12" stencil Loopy Ladders was used by Janet Joehlin with results that are terrific eye candy ...








Janet has give us a lot to love, here -- texture, combined with delicious blends of aqua, deep blue, yellow-green and violet.  Pure delight!

The stencil Loopy Ladders looks like this:






Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

BORDERS # 1!


Recently I cut up some Gelli Plate prints and other papers to make collages on several 6" x 6" metallic blank greeting cards bought from JAMPaper.com.   Among these papers were prints I'd made with one of my three 9" x 12" Borders stencils --



Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua squiggles.


 Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua curliques.

 Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua curls and lines.

Above:  Borders # 1 was used to make the orange strip printed with aqua squiggles.
Borders#1 in its entirety looks like this:





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Friday, April 7, 2017

62 Stencils ... Going on 66!


I've created 62 stencils now available at StencilGirl; as of May 4, the count will rise to 66. (Almost high enough to match my age!)  Kind of hard to believe!  How can designing stencils be so much fun that I never tire of it?!   I still "see" stencil designs everywhere, and when time allows, I experiment with new designs.  No end in sight!

Many -- but not all -- of my stencils are shown on this blog's right sidebar, as the reader scrolls down.  

To see all of my stencils just go here.

And thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sherry Canino with a Video!





I’m so honored that, among the many StencilGirl stencils Sherry Canino chose for one of her recent projects, she included my 9” x 12” stencil Clustered Leaves (see the far left and the far right, above.) She has been generous in allowing me to use her video --


You can spend more delightful time with Sherry here:


And here:


Any time you're in the Finger Lakes area of upstate NY, you're in for a treat when you visit Sherry's store, Canino's Artistic Café, at 106 Metropolitan Park Drive, Liverpool, NY.  Sherry offers workshops too. 

On the north shore of Onondaga Lake, Liverpool offers a range of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, as well as scenic lakeshore trails. 

Many thanks, Sherry, for letting me post your work here!



Monday, April 3, 2017

KALEID


My 6" x 6" stencil Kaleid was what I used in making the Gelli plate print that ended up being the bottom layer in this piece:




After this print had dried, I applied modeling paste in irregular and random patterns.

Once the paste was set, I dry-brushed across it with Golden's acrylics Nickel Azo Gold and Medium Magenta.

Since the print was made on lightweight paper, this final piece will be perfect to cut up and use in collage.

Thanks for your visit!