Stencils, Paint, Die Cuts and a sale? What’s that you say? Funny you should ask! Let me explain…
As many of you might know, I like to use StencilGirl stencils, Seth Apter dies and PaperArtsy paint in a lot of my art pieces. There is just something about creating, manipulating and layering with those mixed media products, that challenges me like no other. I suppose it’s the exploration and the anticipation of what could be and, what if I moved this here or that, there, that keeps me engaged for hours. Kind of like solving a puzzle really. And as many of you know, I love using Seth‘s designs in a lot of my work because he introduced me to this whole other art form several years ago for which I am very grateful. (Well I think ;)). Lol. His affinity for circles, words and markings work so well with what I like to create. So today I am showing you just one of my pieces…believe me there are more! What’s so exciting is that Seth’s having a mega 1/2 price sale on ALL his DIES through President’s Day. Go here! Once they are gone, they are gone. And believe me, you will want to grab at least a few of them. So here is what I created with two of them, Starburst and Ring String.
The two dies actually work well together, intertwining at times. I die-cut several of them and adhered them together to add dimension, as you can see from the picture below. I love the different textures that the PaperArtsy paints create too. The layering of those paints is so rich and full of crusty reveals. (See the end of the post for the paint colors used.) Anyway those paints made my die cut pieces look like anything but paper!
And then there are the incredible stencils that add connection to everything. Some stencils add to the background like Seth’s “Make It Count” numbers while others send a message like his Text and Texture Explore (destiny). If you’ve never used stencils, now is the time!
Sometimes there are stencils you just like and you find a way to put them in there, like this Go Your Own Way arrow by Mary C. Nasser.
And then there are some markings from stencils that are really good fillers like the circles and short lines from Text and Texture Explore. Sometimes you get to add your own by using a black and white pen, like I did on the Rings and Starburst.
Even the tiniest details can make a difference. Every splatter of paint, every chippy corner, each messy stencil application, counts.
And somehow it all comes together. And, that’s all it takes! Have you tried mixed media? It’s 2018. Time to make some changes and get out of your comfort zone. This is the easy stuff! I think you will like it. Don’t forget to hit that SALE today and remember to check out StencilGirl stencils and PaperArtsy paints too! *
Green Patina-A Personal Fav!
Little Black Dress
****I am not paid to promote any of the above mentioned products. I genuinely like them and only showcase those items that I use.*****