Wednesday, July 9, 2014

StencilGirl and The Documented Life Project with StencilGirl Artist Andrew Borloz



Today we welcome.......

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Hi, I'm Andrew Borloz, and I am a StencilGirl Artist.  I joined TheDocumented Life Project group last December only because I liked the idea of using the planner to document the events & activities of my daily life with words and images.  I often used the stencils that I designed for Stencil Girl Products, and I've provided several examples of how I use them. Shown below is one example of how I use one of my chevron stencils (L204).




It is actually an image transfer from a laser photocopy of the stenciled paper. I first create several patterns with the chevron stencils, and then have them photocopied. I then applied several coats of acrylic gloss medium - allowing each coat to be dry before adding another coat. Once they're dry, I soak the paper in water and rub the paper off the medium. The image stays on the medium, and I used the same medium to attach it to the pages.  I used the same technique for a column of chevrons on other page (shown below in the left photo).



I sometime use the stencils directly on the page as a decorative element or to support the theme. For example, since the bottom of my boots has chevron design, so I used one of my chevron stencils (L244) directly on the background photo. 



Sometimes I would use more than one stencil on a page. For example, I selected the mini triangle stencil (L114) for the cover of a small booklet about triangles, and created this pattern by using as a template for drawing, and by using markers (poster paint and ink) to create colored triangles.


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The larger triangles were created with large diamond stencil (L111) and acrylic paint on a mixed media paper. I then photographed it, uploaded it to my computer and digitally manipulated it to create different proportions and colors. It was then laser printed and cut to fit.




One of my favorite stencil design series is curvies - I have used them as a background, as a pattern for embroidery, and as a guide for cutting the slits to hold cards.


For both of the above photos, I used curves dash stencil (L022). 


The left photo was done with acrylic paint and poster paint markers ("dots"). I also used permanent ink markers for shadings. The right photo is an image of a khaki fabric with the pattern created by using bleach paste. After the pattern was bleached, I embroidered various stitches to resemble various parts of a simple cell.  For the photo below, I used the solid curvies (L023) stencil which contains a number rows that allows you to create your own patterns.



I created my own pattern on a mixed media in such a way that it allows me to cut slits (with sharp knife) that will allow me to insert several cards.


As you can see from the examples above, the stencils that I use were designed to allow multiple patterns to be created, and also to be used in different ways. I really enjoy using them because they're so versatile and so adaptive when it comes to trying out different methods & techniques for my DLP planner.

Andrew loves and craves to find anything that is visually unusual & interesting. Ever since his first visit to New York World's Fair in 1964, he has been hunting for the unusual forms & textures anywhere he goes. Spent quite bit of childhood time with construction toys and building tree forts in his backyard. Graduated from University of Bridgeport with a degree in Industrial Design, and has designed exhibits for National Park Service, Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, and various toy manufacturers (showrooms). Also has done product designs for a few electronic & medical equipment manufacturers. Obtained his masters degree in computer science and worked in a pharmaceutical industry for seventeen years. Before he left the corporate environment to return back to the creative field, he kept his creative spirit alive by traveling all over the country for various art retreats and workshops in paper arts, book arts, mixed media, collage, printmaking and letterpress printing. He is currently self-employed as a designer/artist/instructor, and is a member of Nature Printing Society and Center for Book Arts. You can find Andrew on his Facebook Page Andrew Borloz-Urban Paper Arts. You can see all of Andrew's stencils HERE.



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97 comments:

  1. Great ideas. thank goodness for creative minds that pass on their knowledge

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  2. Great post. I love how you use stencils in your planner. Very graphic and wonderful. Love seeing your work

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  3. I am not really very familiar with Andrew, so I found this post so interesting and inspiring! Thank you, and now I'm off to check out his blog! And who knows, I may even win a stencil along the way….

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  4. Loved seeing how you use your stencils in DLP. I must try it out.

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    1. I would love to see what you will do with my stencils. :-)

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  5. Love all the creative ways to use stencils!

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  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! Brilliant, Andrew!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mary!

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  7. I love those stencils! I'm gonna have to get me some! Great work!

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    1. Thank you, Sherrinda! I would love to see what you will do with my stencils.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! One of my favorite stencils. :-)

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  9. Always inspired by Andrew's work! :)

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  10. Andrew is so ultra talented. I always enjoy seeing his DLP work. But I didn't know that he was also a stencil designer. And I love those graphic stencils. Hi Andrew!

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  11. I enjoy all your work, Andrew, but that triangle/diamond match up is particularly sweet!! Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much, MB, for having me on your design team. I am very happy to have stencils in my collection that I can use many time - especially the ones I designed, of course. :0)

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  12. Always find myself studying Andrew's work for all the layers. Amazing!

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  13. Andrews works is always amazing.

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  14. I love the idea of using stenciled art as transfers!

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    1. Me too! I do that so many times - it's so cool!

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  15. Wow! Really cool...lots of different Ideas.

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  16. these are so neat I love the curves dash stencil, I think its my favorite. Great projects Andrew.

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  17. Denise HuntingtonJuly 9, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    It's always interesting to see the creative ways you use stencils! Thanks for sharing how you've used them. I have the curves dash stencil and I use it all the time!

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    1. You're welcome, Denise, and glad you liked the curvies dash stencil.

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  18. Love it, great ideas of using the stencils..I think I see a couple of new stencils in my future.

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  19. love seeing a guys take on the stencil, love that shoe chevron page.

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  20. I now need that Solid Curvies stencil! Thanks for the inspiration Andrew!

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  21. I never grow tired of seeing how your creative mind works &drew! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring and thanks also for being such a huge part of The Documented Life Project!

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  22. Good stuff! I like simple graphics used in a more complex way!

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    1. I find that the simpler the designs, the more versatile the stencil becomes.

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  23. Awesome inspiration! Love the different ways the stencils were used!

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  24. I found this really interesting, though I daresay that after doing your work, I would be too tired to do the events IN my calendar. Ah to be young. Do you actually do this every day in the calendar/journal or just for the week? How long does it really take?

    Thanks for sharing this all with us. Tommy

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    1. It varies. I don't always do it every day or even every week. One time, I was six or seven weeks behind, and got all caught up with everything in one week. Sometime I did the work every day - no more than 1/2 to one hour per day. With all the other work I had to do, I am now behind in my DLP, and I have a lot of catching up to do. Whenever I do anything for my DLP, I don't even think about or keep track of my time. :-)

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  25. Fabulous stuff! LOVE the versatility of the Solid Curves stencil.

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    1. Thank you, Jo! Most of my stencils were designed to allow the artists to create a wealth of different patterns. :-)

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  26. Great spread, love the abstract designs!

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  27. Love the curves dashed stencil, want it, need it.. NOW =) Thanks for sharing with us.

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  28. Another blog to check out! Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity!

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  29. Andrew, you're SO talented! Love all your stencils but especially the small & large diamonds. Of course, I love the solid curves as well.
    Thanks for the chance,
    Grandma Nancy

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    1. Aw, thanks, Grandma Nancy, And you're welcome, too! :-)

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  30. Love the versatility of your stencils. There are so many things you can do with them! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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    1. You're welcome, Janice! I designed the stencils so that they can be used in so many different ways! :-)

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  31. Ooooo, I just wandered over here from the Art to the 5th site and DLP. I've subscribed to your youtube channel and e-mail newsletters. Can't wait to explore! Blog hop - great idea!!

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  32. Happy Birthday Mary Beth!! All of Andrews journal pages are really cool. But, I really like how he used the curves stencil, cutting the lines and adding cards was a really neat idea. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I hope MaryBeth had a GREAT birthday. And thanks so much for your nice compliments! :-)

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  33. Your work is amazing, Andrew. Sure am glad Mary Beth had a birthday

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  34. Wow ~ what a great variety of pages in your planner!! They are gorgeous pages! It's great to see how you incorporate the use of stencils.

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  35. I am a big fan of chevron pattern. Andrew, your DLP pages with these stencils are incredible.

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  36. Wow, what an amazing journey in your career! Love how you have cut these pages to add items and how you have elaborated on the stencil designs. Great work! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  37. Andrew, as always wonderful, masterful work. Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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  38. What wonderful works of art! Love the art transfer technique. Will have to try that one out! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. i like the idea of creating hen copying and expanding what you do. Thanks

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  40. Love hearing the story behind the project.

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    1. I love to hear the stories behind any creative person's project, too, Cyndi. :-)

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  41. Chevron love! Thank you for sharing your passion.

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  42. Andrew I always love seeing your work. Truly awesome!

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  43. Some very unusual and creative ideas of using the stencils!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I like to think "outside the box". :-)

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  44. I absolutely love Andrew's work! I have seen him on Facebook & the girls doing an interview with him.
    I would love to see Andrew teaching a class online.

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  45. Wow ! Andrew's pages are stunning!

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  46. Love what you created with the stencils

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  47. LOVE that mini-triangle stencil. I can think of so many ways to use it!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. It is exactly my objective to design that mini-triangle stencil so that it will allow the creative people to use it in so many different ways! :-)

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