Friday, May 19, 2017

Progressive Prints with Stencils

Isn't it fun to use new stencils over old stencil prints?

The first layer on today's multi-print image was made with a 8-inch round Gelli Plate and my 9"x 12" stencil Facets, which looks like this:

Because I used a round Gelli Plate, the blue-and-white imprint was round.  (The background was a sheet of foreign newsprint.)  Over that first print, I added a green layer with Ornamental Iron Curls, one of my four new 6" x 6" stencils:

For the next layer, I reached for yellow acrylic paint and another new stencil, Ski-Lift Works --

Above, you can see that stencil's imprint in the upper left.  Then, on the lower right, I used Ski-Lift Works once again -- by flipping it upside-down while it was still coated with that heavy-body yellow paint; I pressed it to the paper, using it in the same way a rubber stamp would be used. 

This is a work-in-progress.  As the layering process continues, some areas will be muted with tinted gesso-water washes so that a basic pattern of composition will eventually emerge.  Some type of crayon markings will make the final touches.  

The two new stencils named above look like this:

Ornamental Iron Curls 
Ski-Lift Works

You can browse all my stencils, old and new, here.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

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