Marked Giveaway

I am very excited to have been asked to help introduce my friend
Lynn Krawczyk as Artistcellar's newest Signature Series Artist!  I was given a set of her new stencils, Marked, to play with.  I will also be giving away a set of this lovely stencil set!  More on that later.

I love playing with stencils and decided I would use Lynn's stencils to create mono-prints with my Gelli Plate, which I would then use to make ATC's (artist trading cards).
However, before the paint even touched the stencils I used them to create a few masks.
 A little tracing, and a little cutting, gave me these fun pieces from her Tracks stencil.
Oh wouldn't these make lovely railroad tracks, or zipper tracks?!
Anyway, unfortunately once I get going with monoprinting I forget all about taking photos!  I should have video taped myself!  You can view a video I made of my multi-layer technique here.
 I don't bother cleaning my stencils inbetween creating the layers, and I think the stencils look like beautiful works of art all on their own.  The stencils are very sturdy and I'm sure after a soaking in water the paint would wash right off if I wanted it off.
I enjoyed combining Lynn's designs to make the backgrounds for my ATC's.
I used a yellow card stock to practice designing backgrounds before making my final prints onto squares of 140 lb. Mixed Media Vellum finish paper.


 Once the backgrounds were created, I cut the paper into 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rectangles and drew designs using black Sharpie Marker and white Sharpie Poster paint marker.
I also painted here and there to create more depth in each design.





NOW, who is ready to win some stencils and create their own lovely goodness?
Just leave a comment below before midnight (PST) July 11 telling me what you would like to make using Lynn's Marked Stencils and I will pick a random winner on July 12th!
AND if you would like more chances to win and see other cool stuff made with Lynn's stencils then visit these other stops on the Bloghop:

June 28th - Lisa Cousineau - www.artistcellar.com/wp
June 29th - Melanie Testa  - http://melanietesta.com/blog/
July 2nd - Belinda Spiwak - http://alteredbelly.blogspot.com/
July 3rd - Kristin LaFlamme - http://kristinlaflamme.com/musings
July 4th - Ingrid Dijkers - http://ingriddijkers.blogspot.com/
July 5th - Guadalupe Cabal - http://guadasartplace.blogspot.com/
July 6th - Lynn Krawczyk - http://smudgedtextilesstudio.com/blog/

Comments

quirksltd said…
Love Lynn's stencils and can't wait to use them on my hand dyes. What used to be a background thought process could now be the focal point!
Linda Hall said…
I would love to use Lynn's stencils to create a southwest style background design that I could bead and embellish.
Liz Lumsden said…
Love your projectrs! The colors really pop.
Tawney said…
When I print it is rarely for a specific project - it's to build inventory. Until now on fabric, but am branching out to paper. I would relax, play and see what transpired - Lynn's stencils would be a good head start.
Sandy said…
Great for printing backgrounds for Journaling
Patty S said…
Possibilities are limitless!
Wonderful stencils. These would be great for any art projects.
Sandy Gregg said…
I love Lynn's stencils. If I had them I would use them to create lots of deli paper to use in collage.
Lynda said…
Great stencils and love your atcs. I'd have to use them for fabric - maybe for more small bags.
Sylvia said…
I would definitely use them on fabric! I am so into the dyeing right now, that these would add another dimension to my hand dyes! Thanks for the chance!
Gillian Pearce said…
I'd use the stencils on an altered book I'm working on. The size of the openings would be great for using with texture pastes and mediums.
Anne Munoz said…
Thinking about using them on some hand-dyed placemats.
Jacklyn Young said…
How pretty! I love the depth in these pieces!
Dotti said…
I love what you have done using these new stencils! Great color and complexity!
Jay said…
What a fun use of these stencils!,,
I love stencils and I think your idea for monoprinting with them is great!
ros said…
love what you did with the stencils love the colours
ros said…
love what you did with the stencils love the colours
Carol LaBorie said…
I love Lynn's stencils! I would use them for Gelliplate and encaustic monoprinting and in my encaustic paintings.
Deb said…
Love these stencils. Would use them to add interest to dull fabrics for quilt projects.
Tabitha Keener said…
I would definitely use them for quilting but maybe to make beautiful artwork like yours! I love what you created, beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Denise Spillane said…
Love Lynn's book and stencils as well as your art. This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
I would use them on junk mail collages.
Corinne Loomer said…
Great use of those fun stencils! Thanks for sharing!
Stephanie said…
like the ATC backgrounds idea
Gill said…
Fabulous - I'd love to use them in my journalling !
Shanti Day said…
Very cool atc's! I would definately use them with my gelliplate!
Be Grim said…
The first thing I'd try would be using the stencils on fabric with Softscrub (discharge) to make printed fabric. I'd also like to try them with Inkodye on fabric. I'd like to make some printed panels to incorporate In to my hand sewn clothing. I also make art Plush, and I think these stencils would make great patterns on fabric to be used as "skins". Lots of possibilities!
Laney said…
Well, I would like to try them on fabric and paper and in my journal, etc etc. Looks like lots of fun
Carol said…
Your ATC's are beautiful... I like the idea of making a mask too - who knew?!! Let's see - what would I create with Lynn's stencils... the sky's the limit so who knows what direction they would take me in!
Jeannie said…
You are so right about stencils becoming works of art with all the layers of paint. Plus, you get to remember past projects as you work on new. Your ATC's are beautiful. I love how you added the "pearl" shape around the flower center.
NM_Creatrix said…
Oh, I would love to win these...
Carina said…
Looks like these stencils would be super fun to play with.
I am in love with that tracks stencil! I see SO many possibilities. I think it would become a foundational image in many of my pieces!
Jennifer said…
Were I lucky enough to win, I would definitely whip[ out my gelli plate or whip up some paste paper with these fab stencils!
Coco said…
Fabulous designs and really lovely ATCs!! Thank you. :)
manoraya said…
Beautiful backgrounds!
Thanks for the chance to win a set of these wonderful stencils!
suzieq23 said…
The stencils look like so much fun. Everyone on the hop is making such great art with them. Hope I get to play with the stencils too!
Bev said…
Fabulous use of these stencils great ideas and love your blog...
Cozycomfycouch said…
Lovely!! Beautiful!
FarStarr said…
Great use of the stencils! Thanks for the chance to win!
Gail Klein said…
Not sure if my comment went through but I love these stencils so much for work on fabric or paper! The simplicity of the designs makes them perfect for any type of artwork!!!!
Deanna said…
The stencils are intriguing and playful. I also really like your wheels and cogs, which would make great stencils too.
Amy Malla said…
Love your work, now I need to subscribe to your blog. Thanks for the added bonus of an opportunity to win some stencils
Jax Garren said…
I'm helping my husband the woodworker with a funky project. I've suggested using grill cloth decorated in bright patterns to add a color punch to his design, and these would be perfect for it. After that I'd use them in card-making and art journaling. :)

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