|Abstract Rosette Stencil, M329, 4" x 4"|
Jennifer Evans adores flowers so her Abstract Nature set could not be without a stand-alone the Abstract Rosette Stencil. Perfect for when you want a loose flower or to tuck this mini stencil into your traveling art supplies.
She how she paints wet on wet watercolor:
Inspired by her own Mid Century Modern Rocks and Leaves Stencil, Jennifer’s new Abstract Natural Sun Stencil was built off shapes you might find in a landscape, the sun, rocks, leaves, and linear elements.
|Abstract Natural Sun Stencil, S870, 6" x6"|
The Abstract Botanical Grid Stencil was designed by Jennifer Evans for versatility. The series of shapes and lines of the four quadrants may be stenciled, one with a flower, the rest with landscape textures, or you may choose to use the entire design in your art.
“Landscapes to me have a lot of horizontal and vertical lines so I wanted to give you lots of options to use within the same stencil,” Jennifer says.
|Abstract Botanical Grid Stencil, S869, 6" x 6"|
There are four strips in the Abstract Grid Stencil designed by Jennifer Evans. Each strip is wonderful for mixed media stenciling or you may choose a grouping of elements. The large triangular area is perfect for layering another stencil in your large art on canvas.
|Abstract Grid Stencil, L850, 9" x 12"|
- Substrate of Choice (I used 9”x12” Watercolor Paper, 140 lb. Cold Press)
- Acrylic Paint
- Plastic Card or Angled Palette Knife
- Water-Soluble Pencils (Jennifer used Derwent InkTense)
- Water-Soluble Pastels (Jennifer used Caran d’Ache Neocolor II Aquarelles)
- Tone your substrate with the background color of choice. For the dark background, I used Golden Fluid Acrylic Payne’s Gray.
- Begin stenciling areas of the grid. For the bottom 2/3rds, I used part of the 9”x12” Abstract Grid stencil. For the top 1/3, I used the bottom left quadrant of the 6”x6” Abstract Botanical Grid, the 4”x4” Abstract Rosette, and a portion of the right side of the 6”x6” Abstract Natural Sun. I used a combination of paints including white, warm gray, and light blue to frame the details of each stencil.
- Add marks by scribbling and coloring with colored pencils and pastels. Introduce greens, blues, purples, and browns by imagining what each vignette would represent in nature. Scrape paint over some areas using a plastic card or palette knife. Don’t worry about whether you’re covering up some of the stenciling. Just have fun and layer color.
- Allow drying time.
- To gain definition in any areas of your grid, reposition stencils one at a time and trace openings with a pencil. In some areas, block in color with a topcoat of stenciling to bring back any solid shapes. Use a brush to paint in colorful accents.
- Trim excess paper. My finished size is 9” wide by 10” high.
|Blooming Violet Stencil, M332, 4" x 4"|
|Lemurian Leaves Stencil, S875, 6" x 6"|
"I constantly doodle, and most often, the doodles are leaf shapes," Linda says. "I realized as I was using my first stencil collection, Lemurian Garden, that I lacked small leaves, so I gathered my doodles and created an assortment of leaves to fill the need. The Lemurian Leaves Stencil works with the florals in my new ATC Mix-Up, as well as the Lemurian Garden designs, but they also stand on their own.
"With a pastel palette, they say Spring and Summer, but with deep greens and red accent, or done in blues with gold and silver, I can also visualize them used for holiday décor and greeting cards."
The designs for her ATC Mixup Stencil sprang from her fabric designs, silkscreens, and hand-carved blocks; she also adapted some of her Lemurian Garden designs to ATC size. Each of the 9 bold or small and subtle motif stands on its own yet combines nicely with each other as well as any in her Lemurian Garden stencil collection.
Use these designs for fabrics, wrapping paper, home decor, greeting cards, and art quilts. They would be right at home on an art journal page or, of course, as ATCs.
|ATC Mixup Stencil - Wyatt, L852, 9" x 12"|