I am very excited to have been asked to help introduce my friend
Lynn Krawczyk as Artistcellar's newest Signature Series Artist! I was given a set of her new stencils, Marked, to play with. I will also be giving away a set of this lovely stencil set! More on that later.
I love playing with stencils and decided I would use Lynn's stencils to create mono-prints with my Gelli Plate, which I would then use to make ATC's (artist trading cards).
However, before the paint even touched the stencils I used them to create a few masks.
A little tracing, and a little cutting, gave me these fun pieces from her Tracks stencil.
Oh wouldn't these make lovely railroad tracks, or zipper tracks?!
Anyway, unfortunately once I get going with monoprinting I forget all about taking photos! I should have video taped myself! You can view a video I made of my multi-layer technique here.
I enjoyed combining Lynn's designs to make the backgrounds for my ATC's.
I used a yellow card stock to practice designing backgrounds before making my final prints onto squares of 140 lb. Mixed Media Vellum finish paper.
Once the backgrounds were created, I cut the paper into 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rectangles and drew designs using black Sharpie Marker and white Sharpie Poster paint marker.
I also painted here and there to create more depth in each design.
NOW, who is ready to win some stencils and create their own lovely goodness?
Just leave a comment below before midnight (PST) July 11 telling me what you would like to make using Lynn's Marked Stencils and I will pick a random winner on July 12th!
AND if you would like more chances to win and see other cool stuff made with Lynn's stencils then visit these other stops on the Bloghop:
June 28th - Lisa Cousineau - www.artistcellar.com/wp
June 29th - Melanie Testa - http://melanietesta.com/blog/
June 30th - Lisa Chin - somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com
July 1st - Jen Osborn - http://identityseven.typepad.com/themessynest/
July 2nd - Belinda Spiwak - http://alteredbelly.blogspot.com/
July 3rd - Kristin LaFlamme - http://kristinlaflamme.com/musings
July 4th - Ingrid Dijkers - http://ingriddijkers.blogspot.com/
July 5th - Guadalupe Cabal - http://guadasartplace.blogspot.com/July 6th - Lynn Krawczyk - http://smudgedtextilesstudio.com/blog/