I follow quite a number of mixed media art blogs. It’s how I learn about new techniques and products. One of my favorites is StencilGirl Talk at http://www.stencilgirltalk.com/. A few weeks ago they did a blog hop with a giveaway. The prize? Three newly released 6″ stencils by Stencil Girl artist Seth Apter. And, guess what? I was one of two readers who won the giveaway….all for following the blog hop and making a few comments along the way. SCORE!!
Here are the three Seth Apter stencils I won, all of which have great text, numbers, symbols and grunge elements:
Around the same time, I obtained a brand new Ranger Dylusions mixed media journal. The large one at almost 9″x12″. At an unheard-of price! SCORE AGAIN!!
I intend to use the Seth Apter stencils to create journal covers for my ongoing weekly art journal pages, but before doing that I wanted to just play around with the stencils and see how I might use some of the varied elements together. So I used the first two pages of my brand-spanking new Dylusions journal and I played.
Gelli plate monoprints on deli paper (I picked two at random from prints I had made previously)
Acrylic craft paint (white, black, gold, and magenta)
3 Seth Apter Stencil Girl stencils (Timeless, Inside-Out, and Past-Present-Future)
Magazine cutouts (eyes and mouth)
Liquitex Matte Medium (for adhering collage elements)
Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens (white, black, magenta)
Here are photos of the two art journal pages I created. I used most of the elements on the three Seth Apter stencils in creating the two pages. Very grungy! Score again!!!
These pages are not “pretty” but I sure had fun creating them! And, in the near future, I hope to use these same stencils on journal covers for my weekly art journal. I’ll post again at that time. In the meantime, if you wish to purchase these stencils, they can be found here: http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/category-s/1853.htm Thank you again to StencilGirl for this opportunity!!