Monday, April 15, 2013

paintings done with my Stencil Girl stencils!

so i got my stencils last week from Stencil Girl Products.....been crazy busy, teaching art to kiddos and in Nashville TN. teaching with Art Is You Art Retreats.... which was just soooo much fun.....so finally this weekend I had time to play around with my stencils.... so i would like to share with you what i did ....
from the get go I wanted these LOOSE WOMAN stencils, to be very painterly....my vision was that people could use the stencils and add their own personalities to them.... and by LOOSE you know i mean.....
LOOSE WOMAN:

free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered:

not bound together: 

not put up in a package or other container: 

in a loose manner; loosely (usually used in combination): loose-flowing.


to let loose; free from bonds or restraint.

 to free oneself; escape: to send forth; set adrift or free: cut loose,

to become free, independent, etc.

 which really just about sums up so much!!!!
so here is my results form playing with my stencils.....


1. I collaged  canvases with paper, fabric...etc... all applied with gel medium!

so here is my canvas...this one is a 12"x 12" muslin on the left....paper etc.



here is the stencil i used...one of my favorites!




so i used squeeze paint (black) to fill in the stencil lines...i used this product on purpose....i wanted a really RAISED line and i actually wanted it a bit....welll....not perfect....but loose!






 so when i lifted the stencil off ...this is what was left....i love the quirky, drippy image...

this was a great place to start....
i completed all the pieces i am posting with acylic paint....squeeze paint, pencil, and water based pastels... i am loving them becasue you can use the stencils...but totally make it your own.! love that!



so here are my completed pieces....each individual paintings on 9 x 12 " canvas...but very loose and painterly!


so here is the first one! using the stencil in my demo....



 stencil 2.... on fabric.




 dance your dance!!.... this piece is on more fabric...




 another variation of the stencil i used in my example....so different from the first painting! that is WHY I LOVE THESE PAINTINGS!!!



 leap girl...leap....






using a stencil on gel mediumed crepe paper!



i hope you like my examples.....any questions leave a comment! not just becasue they are my stencils...but not for nothing they were a blast use!


xoxoox sue

10 comments:

Gail said...

Fabulous Sue!
xox
"Shorty"

Tiffany McGuckin said...

Absolutely LOVE! Thank you for sharing sweet Sue!

Jessica Sporn said...

these look amazing! Can't wait to play with these awesome stencils!!

Terri Stegmiller said...

I love these fun whimsical figures!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wow! Never thought of puffy paint being squeezed into stencils! It's a great idea and gives even more depth to the work!
Congratulations on your new stencils, Sue!

whyducks said...

These are all stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques.

Jean M. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these ladies and your artwork:)

Leslie McNeil said...

They are very charming! And.. The best part... fREE! Love how you brought them life!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

I vit you for the first time but what a great stencils you have made. Really gorgeous
lovely greet
Marja
marjascreativity.blogspot.nl

Janie Husband said...

i am loving these....i ordered the stencils and as soon as they get here i am going to grab my 10 year old grand daughter and play ......she will love these as much as i do