Today we welcome.......
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.
GIVEAWAY and SALE **NOW CLOSED**
We will be GIVING AWAY one 9" x 12" stencil each day
in honor of Mary Beth's Birthday......having a sale!
We haven't had a sale since Cyber Monday last year and we won't have another until
Cyber Monday this year!
7 + 7 = 14% off your ENTIRE order of stencils on the StencilGirl Products website!!!!
and YES our everyday discount of 10% off when you buy 6 or more of the same size also applies! and YES free shipping over $50 in the US still applies!!!
This week only!!
July 7th 12:00 AM - July 12th 11:59PM Central Time
Use Coupon Code HAPPYBDAYMB at checkout.
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