Sarah's first collection is called "Doodle Vocabulary" and are inspired by smaller versions of the doodles she has used to make collage materials, finishing touches in her art journal, and shareable art, like postcards, ATCs, and zines. Sarah keeps a little notebook where she can log these doodles, a kind of glossary of the ones she loves and uses most often. Some of these doodles are featured in a chapter of her book: “Share Your Joy: Inspired Mixed Media Shareable Art!”
Sarah had a lot of fun creating larger versions of her doodles as stencils. They are great to use with acrylics in traditional stenciling, on your gel plate to add texture and pattern to prints, as well as for playing with spray paints or inks. Use them to add a graphic touch to backgrounds, finishing details to mixed media projects, and more!
The smaller doodle that inspired this stencil is usually a single squiggly line that Sarah makes without lifting the pen. Squiggle Doodle is an exaggeration of this idea. The stenciled pattern is not only bigger, it has more dimension than the original doodle. It’s dynamic, fun, and has a graphic quality that adds movement and playfulness.
The four patterns featured are inspired by doodles in Sarah's notebook. “Woven,” “Drops,” “Lines of Scallops,” and “Concrete Cracks,” are larger versions of these doodles. Even though the stencil for each one of these doodles is small (roughly 4.5 by 6 inches), you can use the stencil to link sections together to create overall pattern, or a band of pattern across your project. (The video shows how I do this). Or, stencil just a part of one of the doodles to add an interesting element to your layered work.