Having fun with my new mid-century chair stencils from STENCIL 1. I also ordered some teeny tiny pattern stencils and some cool leaves a la carte. If you’re in my Stencilry class you’ve already seen me plug Ed’s book over on the class blog. Dig, dig, dig.
This 8 x8 spiral bound book was made from last year’s calendar. It was originally slated to be a pure collage book, but I’m enjoying adding the stencils. It’s nice to keep a visual record of the ones I cut, as well as the ones I buy. So I think I’ll continue in this vein.
There’s the little pattern stencils on the left. Each is about 3 x 5, but I kept mine attached to each other. I just affix large post-its around the stencil I’m using.
I had a stack of these coated cards laying around. Quickly sprayed over the top then stenciled. I think I’ll stick on a stamp and pop this in the mail.
I thought I’d try the spray ink from STENCIL 1 too. I was a little heavy-handed, but I think a lighter mist wouldn’t have bled so much. These remind me a lot of Maya Mists only they come in WAY more colors. This bottle is good quality and doesn’t drip, unlike those Adirondack Color Wash sprays. Gorgeous colors, but OY the mess!
I’ll stick with aerosol myself, but it’s good to have a few of these around for days when you just want to give a quick spray indoors.
Have a seat.
My regular visual journal hosts plenty of experimental spraying parties. No surface is safe when I’m trying out new stencils. Most of this will get covered with paint or paper.
A kind reader sent me these lovely new die-cut papers from Anna Griffin’s Darcey Collection. Absolutely thrilling. Thanks Nancy!
Okay well since I’ve inadvertently launched into a full-frontal product launch, I may as well tell you that Mary Louise Sullivan’s Viking journal I wrote about yesterday, only set me back $38 buckeroos. Can you believe that? I think she accidently left the 1 off the front of that price, but who am I to argue?
Sorry I’m a little lazy with the links this evening. Trying to get this post out in under 30 minutes. I think I’m going to make it!