Wednesday, March 7, 2018

StencilClub Voices take on Mary Beth Shaw's 18.1 Collection

Hello! Carol Baxter here and once again my jaw has hit the floor.

Art journaling, mixed media, tags, and experiments - our StencilClub Voices Tammy Lee, Anne Squire, Shannon Hall and I took a look at Mary Beth Shaw's 18. Set for March and came up with utterly different, though-provoking, 3D visions.

I'll let Tammy, Anne, and Shannon take it away with their own words:

Color is Ever There

Tammy Lee writes: I like to combine planning and art journaling, it’s how my weird mind organizes the best, LOL! 

I used Dylusions paint pens to just outline the medium sized stencil and found they looked like houses! I added some painty-papers as roofs and some Dylusions foliage stamps. I used the big stencil on the right with pink paint. I used black paint to symbolize depression.


Anne Squire writes: Normally, Stencils are part of layering sequences when I use them, but these stencils fell so far out of the box, they ARE the box – with all the rigidity that implies.  Once I have a “story”, a piece just takes off, and this 12x12 page was no exception.

The starkness of the stencil lines, the bleakness of the story, the straight lines of film strip down the sides, and all I needed were some illustrative stamps from (alas their vulcaniser, Pete, has been unwell, their stamps are temporarily unavailable)  Poor Leonardo Da Vinci bottom right, with staircases to the sky…  Rigidity is scary!

These “Legal Eagle” crows have been waiting a few years to submit their evidence, as have some tags prepped with shaving cream background.  In order to retain as much of that colouring, the stencil was used with clear embossing powder on the right-facing crow.  The diagonal lines on the 6” stencil worked well, and the book stamp was stamped twice for each page, fussy cut, then extra-fussy cut and glued over the the bigger one to make real pages.  Because the tags’ theme was words, the other one had a background of stamped text before the stencil was overlaid – giving shades to the meaning of words generally?  The crossword/scrabble stamp in full reads Feel Better, but implies other things when split as they are here.  Oh Dear, I feel an Alice moment coming on, what DO words mean??? Again, all stamps from Silver Crow Creations. You can see more on my blog: Dream in Darkness.

Mulberry Puzzle

Shannon Hall writes: This project is a 16x12 canvas. The stenciled pieces are pan pastel on mulberry paper. I added some puzzle pieces that I colored using distress oxide inks. There are a few accents using moulding paste and also some textured handmade papers.

Do you spy Circle Up, the March 2016 StencilClub set by Suzi Dennis too?

Reet Petite and How'd Ya Do?

Carol again... 

The building project was cancelled. The tune track playing in my head while stenciling this one was David Bowie's Red Money. The shiny bits are mylar. 

Music by Pink Floyd was swirling in my brain as I experimented on shiny photo paper:

I used Lindy's Stamps Gang "Magical" Peony Scarlet Red over the large stencil let it drip. I am not sure what made the drips come out linear as I turned them, maybe the remains of water where the stencil wasn't, but I liked it. Chaotic. Random. Busy. Shiny too!

I used the small and mini stencils from the set, turned this way and that with blue and blush paints. I doodled with a Uniball white pen and a blue metallic felt tip one from my stash.

Are you inspired to try something new or simple break out your art journal? We hope so!

You can WATCH this month's reveal or find out all about StencilClub HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Saved the post, for a Sunday morning read. Well done everyone, these are great, can't wait for the stencils to arrive.


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