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Stencil Play

2014 March 12

Happy Friday everyone.  It is 3:25 a.m. – couldn’t sleep and since I didn’t do my blog write up last night, I thought I’d do it now.   Last Saturday morning, right after breakfast and before running those weekly errands, I stopped in my art studio and decided to just throw some paint around with stencils.

I didn’t take any pictures – that can really take the fun out of creating at the spur of the moment – but it’s just layers and layers of paint applied through lots and lots of stencils.  I didn’t worry about color combo or about muddying the colors (which I kinda did as you will see below).

After stenciling one color either with sponge or my fingers, I’d go off and make the bed.  Come back apply another stenciled layer, go start a load of laundry and on and on until I had to leave for the sake of sanity (husband and sewer pipe problem) and my eye appointment.

Sunday morning I looked at it, loved it and decided that Jessica Sporn’s  Mind Body Soul (monthly club kit) from  Stencil Girl Products  was perfect for this colorful stenciled paper.


Just look at all those lovely layers……  just love it. 


I even got brave and outlined Jessica’s stencil with a pink Sharpie.  In the pictures below you can see where it looks as if the colors were getting ready to go muddy.  I probably should have added something more, but it is what it is.  Among the many stencils I used, I also used both of Seth Apter’s stencils.  LOVE those.  They have so many design elements that if all you had were those two stencils (links below), you’d be set.



I also used the pink sharpie to go around the edges of the page.  Now I just need to decide what color frame to frame it in.  Pink?  Orange?  Or the one I tend to use all the time…


I’m linking to Paint Party Friday

Well, I still have three hours and since I am most creative in the mornings, I think I’ll try to see what mess I can create (if my chest pain lets me…… amazing what breathing laser dust in your office will do one’s lungs and bronchial tubes).

Oh Oh OHHHHH, I have to tell you…… almost forgot.  Gelli Arts gave me two shout outs on Facebook last week, right (I think mentioned it on the blog here earlier this week), they gave me another shout out for my Sisterhood of Crafters project from Wednesday.  Uber excited!  I can never believe that my work is worthy or good enough to be featured or well, talked about.   And then,  I find out I won a prize from Unity Stamp Company, again through FB.  Yes, I did buy a $2 lottery ticket.  Who knows maybe I don’t have to go back to the office, right?

That does it for my my friends.  If you haven’t tried stencils in your art, or gelli prints, you are missing out!  Just sayin’ Smile.   Until next time, have a wonderful weekend.

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10 Responses
  1. March 14, 2014

    Love your fabulous stencilled artwork.  Happy PPF, Annette x

  2. March 14, 2014

    The pink sharpie really makes the design pop… So fun!



  3. March 14, 2014

    Your stencilled art pieces are breathtaking! you deserve all the accolades. Happy PPF

  4. Carol Samsel permalink
    March 14, 2014

    Wow!!!!! The pink really POPS!!!! Love them…. everytime I try stencils it comes out all wrong…guess I need to keep trying :)  I think a black frame will set it all off perfectly ♥

  5. nise permalink
    March 14, 2014

     You are brightening my life every time I come by to gawk.  You did a wonderful thing with all that color, especially the pink Sharpie.  Maybe a bright green frame?  Happy Weekend!

  6. March 14, 2014

    Brilliant work on the stencils and to think you did this bewteeen chore, in the wee hours of the morning and in a dusty office, wow. Congrats on the shout outs from Gelli Arts and winning the prize from Unity. Have fun with it!


    Annabelle : )

  7. March 15, 2014

    Stunning artwork!! This would make a fantastic poster

  8. March 15, 2014

    Beautiful work!  The pink sharpie really does add a lot to it and make it pop.

  9. March 15, 2014

    This is a beautiful piece of art. I like how the bright pink makes your figure pop. Such a great idea to stencil something and then do some chores, come back to it and do some more etc… I have to remember that whenever I get frustrated because all those household-chores take up too much of my time … 😉  And why wouldn't you be good enough to be featured!? You deserve every single feature you get, your work is great!

  10. March 15, 2014

    wonderful! happy PPF!

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