Wednesday, May 6, 2020

StencilClub Voices Create with the Light Catchers Set by Roxanne Evans Stout

Hello there!

A romantic card, a couple of cute cats, a pouch for pens, and a painterly canvas are in store for you!

Check out which of our phenomenal StencilClub Voices, Carol Ponsford, Susan Jennings, and Anna Friesen, created what with Roxanne Evans Stout’s Light Catchers Set for May 2020.

Susan Jennings’ Cats of Books and Galaxy & Asteroids

Galaxy and Asteroids:  This page grew out of playing around with some new neon paints.  I had made a galaxy background which was just sitting open on my table and when the 9 x 12 landed on top my brain said, "What if?" The stencil reminds me of a set of real stone blocks I played with as a child at my grandma's house, so I decided to make some Asteroids with a bunch of splatters in white and grey paint. The cat represents my real-life muse who appears in many of my journal spreads and is from Celia Swatton's recent ATC release.

Cats on Books: My favorite thing about StencilClub is experimenting with a stencil that I might not have picked out myself. It takes me out of my box, and that's what happened here with the smaller two stencils. I was just playing around with the shapes and the stack of books appeared. Then the window showed itself and I began to see the whole library, woodwork, cat and all! 

Here is a little step-by-step on how to create the books. The parallel but slightly off horizontal shapes make it easy to create a stack as tall as you like :)

A Romantic Card by Anna Friesen

I created romance and mystery with black and dark violet tones, paired with a brighter pink and touches of copper. I was smitten with the shapes in the stencils while the delicate details of the dried flower (from last summer), the stencil shapes take a supportive role in the background. 

Carol Ponsford’s Posca Pen Pouch

I had been planning to make a bag to hold my Posca Pens ever since I found these wonderful muslin bags earlier this year and when I got the MayStencilClub set I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate the bag.  

Three steps:
  1. I started with the Daniel Smith Gold Gesso that MaryBeth introduced me to and then chose different elements from all 3 stencils in the set.
  2. Using Dina Wakley acrylic paints through the stencils, I put the foundation layers down.
  3. I used my Posca pens to finish it off with mark-making.
This bag was the perfect size to hold all my 0.7 size pens and displays them for easy access when I am working with them.

For my second project, I used some of the techniques I used on the bag but decided to create a canvas.

  1. Use the large stencil with Dina Wakley paints to create layers, turning the stencil with each layer and use
  2. a baby wipe to remove some of the layers which also blends the colors it touches.
  3. Use black gesso to paint the small stencil shapes on the canvas and let dry completely.
  4. Add marks with Posca pens inside the gessoed areas.
  5. Soften the black areas by going back in with another layer of paints blended into some of the images. 
  6. Add some Stampington to finish it off.
I loved the versatility this stencil set offers, and I know there will be many fun projects ahead using them. I already have some Gel prints I made with them to use in future projects.

If you need the May 2020 StencilClub set, you can sign up for StencilClub by 5-15-2020. Membership includes a project Roxanne made exclusively for members.

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