I was thrilled to be asked by Artistcellar to participate in a blog hop promoting Cecilia Swatton's new line of Kaleidoscope Stencils.
I LOVE STENCILS!
And I know you all do too, so someone is going to win a set of their own.
More details on that below.
Mister loves stencils too.
Well honestly he loves anything he can get his paws into!
He is such a good model.
I started out playing with the stencils in my sketchbook.
I tried a little painting, a little doodling, all
just to see what kind of project I wanted to use them in.
I just noticed a funny little white seal with fangs and a party hat there on the bottom right of the doodle above! OH, or maybe it is a seagull with a bow tie and party hat? What do you think?
Anyway, I decided that one of the projects I wanted to make was a birthday card for my sister-in-law. I took a piece of sketchbook paper which I had added color to with my brayer while monoprinting. I glued on a couple pieces of deli paper circles and then stenciled a single Sunflower from the Kaleidoscope stencil series. I finished it off by drawing on the top with a white gel pen.
The paper wasn't as thick as I would have liked for a card so I decided I would add another brayered piece to the inside (the pink on the left is for the inside). To create a strong bond between the papers I ironed a piece of Mistyfuse to the inside of the top piece - see the shininess? That is the Mistyfuse already ironed on to the fabric. Lastly I ironed the two pieces of paper together.
The two pieces of paper gave me a strong,
beautiful card for a beautiful woman!
I tried the stencil's out on fabric too.
I was having such a great time monoprinting with my Gelli Plate that I neglected taking photos of the process! I ended up with four lovely pieces and decided to quilt the Lily piece and then mounted it around an 8"x10" canvas.
I really, really like this!
I'm so thankful for the opportunity to play and share with you!
Artistcellar has generously donated a set of these lovely stencils to be given away to one of my readers! Please leave a comment before the witching hour on October 31st, if you would like to be entered for a chance to win a set of stencils. I will announce a winner on November 1st.
Now, off with you!
Leave a comment, and then go visit the other blogs participating in the blog hop!
October 25th - Lisa Cousineau, Artistcellar www.artistcellar.com/wp
October 26th - Effy Wild - http://effywild.com/
October 27th - Lisa Chin - http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/
October 28th - Cheryl Sleboda - http://blog.muppin.com
October 29th - Paula Phillips - http://www.journalartista.com/
October 30th - Cindy Powell - http://cynthiapowell.blogspot.com/
October 31st - Cecilia Swatton - http://ceciliaswatton.blogspot.com