While away I have been busy, and one of the things I have been doing is designing stencils for Artistcellar, who has been a sponsor here for quite a while. Their stencils are both beautifully made and designed, and I am excited to be the first of their "Artist Signature Series."
My stencil set is called "TEXTures". There are four stencils, all made from my calligraphy, which is pretty much letters telling a story that might not be legible. They are meant to add text and texture to your pages or projects that might need some storytelling.
The four styles are Runes, Roadmap, Rivermap and Romans. Each one is based on my abstracted calligraphic works that you can see on my website.
Runes are playful symbols that I invented, that can represent anything you like.
Roadmap is text of a trip I took through the desert, at night.
Romans is bit of poetry in the style I use in my journals, which is Roman letters using a flat brush.
Rivermap is a fluid map of the rivers near my house, done in a flowing style that reminds me of the
Now here is the funny part. I have never, until now, been a stencil user. I had to get really creative to find ways to use these designs. I started where I always start, in my journal. On this page I drew with watercolor crayons, then set down the Roadmap stencil and wiped it off with a baby wipe. Love those baby wipes!
Then I played with all four stencils on one of my map grid pages.
On this page I added the stencils on a page that I drew inside San Francisco de Asis church in Taos.
Then I stenciled some napkins.
Lastly, I stenciled some small canvases, then painted them with Luminarte Paints, specifically Silks, since I am also going to be teaching for them online in 2013.
Give them as a gift to someone you love, or gift them to yourself!
You can leave a comment here, and then check out the projects that all these talented folks have done with these stencils. Leave a comment on their posts too, for more chances to win! I will pick a winner from here on December 14th.
12/03 Sketchbook Challenge Guest post
12/04 Seth Apter
12/05 Diana Trout
12/06 Traci Bunkers
12/07 Tracy Verdugo
12/08 Anne Gaal
12/09 Effy Wild
12/10 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/
12/11 Aimee Myers Dolich http://artsyville.blogspot.com/
12/12 Sue Bleiweiss http://suebleiweiss.com/home.html
12/13 Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/blog/
12/14 Jane Davenport http://www.janedavenport.com/
Thank you for helping me celebrate with the Signature Series Stencil Launch!