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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Beautiful Jen!!!! I love your work and talent! Keep up the new atuff!!! 😜😝💋ReplyDelete
Thank you Michyle I so love doing thisDelete
Awesome work as always Jen!!ReplyDelete
Cool stencils <3
Thank You so much xxxDelete
Beautiful work Jen! The stencils work brilliantly for you!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jan you know Im a metal head xxx The stencil are awesome for the metalDelete
Totally amazing work as always! You're the Best Jen! Hugs!!!ReplyDelete
Linda you have to try them on Metal you know how to I taught you run free with these amazing stencils xxxDelete
Beautiful Artwork Jen ! Ordering now . Thanks so much for sharing .ReplyDelete
Connie you will just love them so glad your ordered them you will have so much fun xxDelete
Thank you Cecilia thats lovely of you to say xxDelete
What a fantastic idea. I love the birds. Actually, I love all the pieces. Great work and great ideas.ReplyDelete
I have a soft spot for birds JulieDelete
These are stunning! Love the way you used the stencils with metal - gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thank You Gwen Its funny how we think stencils Paper or fabric,Metal works awesome.thank you for your kind wordsDelete
Really beautiful work!ReplyDelete
Thank you xxxDelete
Love, love, love it all....so cleverReplyDelete
Thanks Fiona It make you think out side the square that stencils can also go on metal xDelete
The birds are so you Jen - love them, love you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Bonnie are you saying I away with the birds LOL.These stencil birds are awesome xxxDelete
So wonderful Jen. Your techniques and StencilGirl stencils are the perfect match!ReplyDelete
Thanks Seth I would love to try yours some time they would be cool as wellDelete
These stencils are awesome Jen! You always come up with the most creative ideas.ReplyDelete