Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Creating Abstract Art using StencilGirl Stencils, w/ Laura Dame

Hello again! Laura Dame here, and today I am going to talk about using StencilGirl stencils in abstract art. 

I realize now as I'm writing this, I completely missed the fact that today is Valentine's day, and I could have totally leaned into that theme with a Valentine's project... But why be predictable, right? Right!

Recently I have been enjoying playing in my journals in a very abstract and intuitive way. And even more recently, I purchased some new to me paint colors and mediums, so I decided to do a little grid style series of abstracts in one of my journals. 

While I was doing these, I sifted through my StencilGirl stencils and found a couple that made the marks I wanted to add to my grid. I especially loved the circular marks and the writing, so I decided I wanted to play with these, but this time go a little bigger. 

So I pulled out my Strathmore square journal. I started by taping the edges so when I was done I would have a nice, clean piece that, if I wanted, I could take out of the journal and frame or hang. Then, I started the fun part - playing with paint, marks, and stencils. 

Check out the process video below! I hope you feel inspired to try some abstract painting, and add the perfect finishing touches with some stencils!


Strathmore Spiral Bound 8x8" Journal
Golden Black Gesso
Liquitex Basics Gesso
Golden High Flow Acrylic - Olive Green, Indigo, Titan Mars Pale
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Teal
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic - Titan Green Pale, Titan Mars Pale
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray - Golden Doubloons 

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  1. Beautiful and fun to watch! Thank you!

  2. I really enjoyed watching you paint these beautiful pieces. Inspiring!


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