Have you seen our fundraiser to assist artists? Our LIMITED EDITION Artists For Artists packets are selling fast. We've received glowing responses and it's been a thrill to see the orders come in from all around the globe as fellow artists believe in the cause. In addition to the prints of original art, you get a stencil of my favorite shape, the plus sign (or square cross). We included this as a fun tool for you to use in your studio to continue spreading positivity - we could all use more of that. With all that's been happening around us it can be a challenge to maintain a positive attitude, don't you think? Putting more + + + + + is a good thing.
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If you are new to using stencils....where have you been? I'm only kidding. When you join our fundraiser you get the stencil/mask set all in one piece. The masks are tabbed in, and need to be sliced carefully with a sharp tool. See below. Also illustrated are the stencils and masks being used in a simple way - with paint directly on a surface, or with gesso as a base. My favorite method is to apply paint, then lift it back out. It's sort of a pull/push as you wipe away the paint, and reveals a nice line with less medium around it. I like the "keeps then guessing" effect.
Some of the artists in the project used the "+" stencil - see how they incorporated in into their original art.
Here I've used the stencil with silver leaf for the cover of my Silver Linings Journal.
And a spread from my Cardboard Journal, marking and cutting + + + + + + + +
I've framed my print...sits by the front door to wash positivity over all who come and go.
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE AMAZING SUPPORT.
WE ARE NEARING THE FINISH LINE.
IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE, IT'S TIME TO JOIN US NOW!!!
How about one for you and one for a friend? It's all good ++++