Monday, April 14, 2008

More Stencils




GPP Street Team, crusade # 19: I don't have a stencil cutter, so did some experimenting with my multi-purpose heat tool. The tip that the package designates as stencil cutter seems to melt my plastic sheets too quickly with too wide a path. A little testing taught me that the "universal tip" cut a finer path, so that I could cut more detailed stencils this time. (A few were cut with scissors, too.)
Not enough time to try all the stencils I cut, but here are pictures of some stencils and samples using them. On the orange flower sample, I cut flower centers out of the masks. If I don't want the masks to have centers, they can be covered with tape temporarily. On the purple flower sample, both stencils and masks were used, to make positive and negative images. Both samples were stenciled with acrylic paints and outlined with fine-point pens. Now I've got lots of new stencils, in the sizes and shapes that I want! :)


12 comments:

michelle ward said...

WOW!!! These are fab! Love seeing the stencils and how you used them - especially with both the stencil and mask on one piece. I can tell your brain is wheeling with ideas! Great spring colors too. Thanks for sharing more of your cutting crusade with the team ArtKat!

susan w said...

These look like fabric designs - how wonderful! How resourceful as well

Maj said...

Great designs! It is funny how having a stencil, the "wall paper" style pops up all by itself, like you just can't stop using it. I quite like that! And I see how you may even use the masks as collage bits here too!

JeriAnn said...

More exquisite layering. Tres cool!

belindaschneider said...

wow, these are fab stencils and i love your stenciling. i'm getting into spraying, quite fun too.

gaby said...

Fabulous work! Love the patterns!

mcdc3s said...

The flowers are so pretty. I've got to give it a whirl. I have a heat tool... but am scared to death to use it!

Sarah aka Flo said...

these pieces look so professional.

The fine outline pen really makes all the difference

Becci said...

Looks like you had fun with this crusade. I especially like the green and orange colors...I'm super attracted to those colors lately for some reason...

Have a great hair day! Becci

Ursula Clamer said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with these. The pages you made with them are great.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

these sheets are exciting!

Carole said...

Being a decorative painter, I used to cut a lot of my own stencils for use on walls and my artwork (wood painting). I haven't done it in a long time. This makes me want to do it again. lol I used to use an xacto knife. Some might find that tedious, but I enjoyed cutting them out that way.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comment!