Friday, July 17, 2015

StencilGirl Guest Designer Jen Crossley

Welcome to 
StencilGirl Guest Designer Jen Crossley!

I’m Jen Crossley, a mixed-media artist and instructor from Australia. I mainly work with found objects and metal. I was thrilled when I was asked to do this challenge using the StencilGirl stencils. As soon as I saw them, I knew that they would work brilliantly on metal. I used the Gigi, Song Birds, and the Art is Good For You Stencils.

Firstly I cut a sheet of brass metal to size – filing and sanding the edges to smooth them down. Next, I applied rubbing alcohol to make sure the metal was really clean before printing. Next, using a sponge and Stazon re-inker, I inked the stencil to create a nice, clear image. After having the metal in the ferric chloride solution for approximately forty minutes, the stencil image was etched into the brass.

After taking it out of the solution and cleaning it with baking soda, I then coloured the brass with antiquing patina. I hope you enjoy the art book and also the bird pins that I created. They just go to show that the stencils can be integrated in to a variety of mediums.








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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful Jen!!!! I love your work and talent! Keep up the new atuff!!! 😜😝💋

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    1. Thank you Michyle I so love doing this

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  2. Awesome work as always Jen!!
    Cool stencils <3

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  3. Beautiful work Jen! The stencils work brilliantly for you!

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    1. Thank you Jan you know Im a metal head xxx The stencil are awesome for the metal

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  4. Totally amazing work as always! You're the Best Jen! Hugs!!!

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    1. Linda you have to try them on Metal you know how to I taught you run free with these amazing stencils xxx

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  5. Beautiful Artwork Jen ! Ordering now . Thanks so much for sharing .

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    1. Connie you will just love them so glad your ordered them you will have so much fun xx

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    1. Thank you Cecilia thats lovely of you to say xx

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  7. What a fantastic idea. I love the birds. Actually, I love all the pieces. Great work and great ideas.

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  8. These are stunning! Love the way you used the stencils with metal - gorgeous!

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    1. Thank You Gwen Its funny how we think stencils Paper or fabric,Metal works awesome.thank you for your kind words

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  9. Love, love, love it all....so clever

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    1. Thanks Fiona It make you think out side the square that stencils can also go on metal x

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  10. The birds are so you Jen - love them, love you!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie are you saying I away with the birds LOL.These stencil birds are awesome xxx

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  11. So wonderful Jen. Your techniques and StencilGirl stencils are the perfect match!

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    1. Thanks Seth I would love to try yours some time they would be cool as well

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  12. These stencils are awesome Jen! You always come up with the most creative ideas.

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