So I didn't manage to post my declarations for loving art every day in February, and this post will go up March 1st, but this has been fun and there's more I want to say on the subject so I will continue the quest.
Today's subject, no surprise, is stencils (and masks). I'm sure I'll post more about it at another time when I announce my new collections. I love finding stencils, and making my own, to use in my work. I tend to rely on spray paint as a medium because of the quick, deliberate but random means of getting cool effects on the paper or canvas. As you may know, I launched a series of stencils with Stencil Girl Products in 2011 - it was such a thrill to be invited by Mary Beth and John Shaw to join their team. I'd been wanting to have stencil line for a long time and so I started with them (and have more coming!) and then I wanted a more personal series, mostly for my workshops, so I now offer stencils, stencil/mask sets, and coordinating rubber stamps at Green Pepper Press. There will be more designs coming this Spring! Just last month Stampington started carrying the Stencil Girl Michelle Ward stencils! If you are interested in making your own, to cut images that elevate your work as unique and authentic, visit my tutorial page.