Friday, January 3, 2014

Painting on Cardboard + New Stencils

I recently splurged on some new StencilGirl stencils, I had a 25% discount to use! Here are pics:

 I've been wanting a tree stencil for a while and I found the perfect one, it even has a sun/moon on it, couldn't wait to use it and the opportunity arose through a year long course I'm taking with artist Juliette Crane called Serendipity, check out the button on the right for information on this class.  Each month she has a new lesson showing her process from start to finish and then a few weeks later she will post a bonus lesson.  The Dec bonus lesson was painting on cardboard, which was so much fun and offered so much freedom, no worry that I might mess up a "canvas", so I brushed on some complimentary colors - purple, magenta, pink and then used shiva oil sticks in red and brown, dragging them across the cardboard horizontally, which gave some really great texture.

I let that dry and then started playing with the tree stencil, I decided I wanted it to be a moonlit forest scene and I ended up painting a face on the moon, inspired by Juliette's characters.  I used a stablio marks all pencil to outline the trees so it wouldn't look too much like I used a stencil.  Later I added the deer.

I am quite addicted to stencils, I'm a StencilGirl Club member and each month, for $25, I get three exclusive stencils, designed by one of the StencilGirl artists along with access to a video made by the design artist.  Each month there is a large one (9 x 11) and then two smaller ones, all coordinating together. Check out their website  I like the versatility of stencils and the added texture and depth they can bring.

What have you done with stencils lately?


  1. Love it - the forest is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful! I am in Stencil Girl Club too - I have to pay a little extra as I am a Brit living in Portugal but well worth it! I'll be following your link, too.

  3. Beautiful use of the stencil Donna!

  4. I love how you used this stencil, Donna! Beautiful color scheme and that little deer is the perfect touch.

  5. Love it! I've been thinking of getting that stencil, and the way you used it just might seal the deal! This stencil club is so fab!


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