Artistcellar Blog Hop and Giveaway!
Stencils are one of my favorite tools to get the creative juices flowing and Artiscellar has a brand new set entitled the “Diamonds Series” which is based on the faceting structures of real jewels. I am excited to be a part of this blog hop with a group of talented artists to announce these beautiful stencils and host a giveaway. So let’s have some fun!
These stencils are are well made and can withstand vigorous scrubbing and creative techniques. The new designs are versatile and really I love the six inch size because they fit perfectly on origami paper.
For this project I cut 24b inkjet paper into 6″ squares. Standard origami paper is a little too delicate. I used the ACS111 Brilliant stencil because of the mandala shape but all of the Diamond Series are great for this project.
I taped the stencil over the paper on the edges and applied dye based stamp pad ink with a stencil brush, scrubbing in a circular motion from the center going outwards.
I used several ink colors to create a blended airbrushed look. Use any type of ink or paint for this as long as the brush is fairly dry. I removed the stencil from the paper and started doodling using a pigmented pen in the spaces of the designs. This process is very meditative and calming.
I used my trusty Prismacolor pencils to shade in the doodled areas then blocked in other areas with the black pen for contrast and wrote the word “love” around the circle to finish.
Once the drawing was completed, I was compelled to fold it into a crane. What else does one do with a square sheet of paper? Some of the drawing was hidden in the folding process but I thought the crane turned out surprisingly beautiful. Click here for a video on how to fold a crane. Now share the love…
Inspire and Giveaway!
I hope this post inspired you to use stencils in a different way. I had fun participating in my first ever blog hop and the best part is I get to give away a set of Artistcellar Diamonds Series stencils to one lucky reader of this blog post. Just leave one comment below to be entered and I will announce the winner on December 9th. Easy peasy! Be sure to visit the other participating blogs and you can even enter to win by leaving a comment on their post.
11/30 – Lisa Cousineau/Artistcellar, artistcellar.com/blogs/news
12/1 – Wyanne Thompson, www.wyanne.com/blog
12/2 – Jane Lafazio, janeville.blogspot.com
12/3 – Sue Bleiweiss, suebleiweiss.com/blog/
12/4 – Karen Elaine, YOU ARE HERE!
12/5 – Jill K. Berry, jillberrydesign.com/blog/
12/6 – Effy Wild, http://effybird.com
12/7 – Felicia Borges, artistcellar.com/blogs/news