Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lots of mileage from one stencil.....

Last spring I decided to try cutting my own stencils and some stamps.

Pretty simple, but fun, just using an old file folder I drew and cut out a tree.  I purchased some Speedball "Speedy-Cut" and carved out a bird and a house.

Here's how I've used them......one was a journal page.

IMG_0480Painted the background and sprayed the tree...used the leaf stamp in the tree and the bird stamp for a border along the bottom.

Next, I used a canvas and again painted and sprayed......

IMG_0500  again the birds for the border!  This week I'm using the same stencil in a couple different ways.......

IMG_1161 showed you this one the other day....today, this version!

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My camera makes give this bulge in the middle look....it really does have straight sides!!!  I scanned the one above into the computer, think that is a better idea, if the art fits.

On the piece above and, on this one, I painted the background added tissue paper that has the birds and birdcage print then I sprayed and painted the tree trunk, using the stencil. 

I used the leaf stamp on both, for the bottom tree I added copper and wire screen leaves for dimensional look, like this......

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I think my original stencil has about "had it" but you've got to admit I've gotten a lot of mileage out of that old file folder.

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6 comments:

Nancy said...

Great pages. I have wanted to try my hand at carving stamps but haven't yet...Love these colors.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

these are wonderfully creative and colorful~ Wow! ~ thanks, Carol ~ namaste ^_^

Julie said...

Very cool stuff here!!! My favorite is the last one!

Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely fantastic!! Your stencil and stamps - are wonderful! I so love how you've used them - beautifully!

June said...

I love this! Tell me, as one who is interested in spraying but doesn't have much experience -- what do you use to spray on such a small scale? I've only used the spray paint cans on bigger projects (so it didn't matter as much that it went everywhere, because my workspace was huge)... Oh, and loving the textures as well!

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

stunning work! I love seeing the tree image used in so many different ways, creating your own stencil is a great concept for a series. lovely work! Kristen from CED