10.28.2019

Stencil collaborative with StencilGirl!

Hey everyone!  I'm thrilled to be part of a stencil collaborative with my friend Tina Walker and StencilGirl!  The idea is to use only one StencilGirl stencil to make a journal spread, home decor item, and a different project of your choice.  And you can't use any other stencils, just the one.

My anything project is this colorful ATC triptych!  ATCs are a fun way to get your creativity flowing. What I did was take three ATC blanks and turned them into a mixed media triptych! Using a stencil that will span all three creates an interesting panel. And then, when they're apart, they're still interesting because of the textures and patterns and colors used to begin with!


I covered my ATCs with white tissue paper for texture, then stenciled my design using StencilGirl's Tribal Hand - one of my fav's!   Then I used acrylic inks for color. 





Next is a hand fan - yes, I went there 😃. I painted a scrap piece of cereal box-weight cardboard with black gesso, then stenciled my hand. Once dry, I added waxes to give it some color and shine, then cut it out. I had a piece of a kids meal toy I had been hanging onto and covered it with burlap, then I wound some frizzy silk trim around it. All that was left was gluing on my hand!  You could also hang necklaces from it!



 

Lastly is the journal spread! I stenciled the hand randomly, then added Distress Oxide to the background. I outlined the hands in black and as you can see, my stencil was pretty well gunked up by then so a couple hands look funky  😄. I added some waxes all over to give everything an iridescent shimmer. Looks like a galaxy - maybe alien hands 😀!




This was a really fun collaboration and there's another coming in January - pop up books!  Stay tuned!






3 comments:

  1. Wonderful Cathy and love the hand fan!! Deb xo

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  2. Wow Cathy these pieces of art are fabulous and funky. Love your creativity.

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  3. That texture!!! ♥♥♥ Thank you for joining the collaboration! You created some beautiful art.

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