Mary Beth Shaw, the brains behind StencilGirl Products, was ahead of the curve back when she decided to write a book focused on innovative uses of stencils. The result of her creative thinking is the book Stencil Girl: Mixed-Media Techniques for Making and Using Stencils, recently released by North Light Books in October.
Mary Beth uses easy-to-understand step-out projects, complete with step-by-step photos, to introduce both traditional and innovative uses of stencils in mixed media art. Just some of the products she combines with stenciling include clayboard, a wood burning tool, scratch paper, felt and fabric. She shows how to use stencils as rubbing plates, to create resists, with encaustics, for hole punching, and to create batik effects. She details how to best use stencils with acrylics, texture medium, spray paints, and even cake frosting, among other materials. Detailed supply lists, sidebar tips, and artwork from contributing artists all add another level of quality to this hugely helpful resource.
I am thrilled to be one of those artists, contributing my piece Silence to her book. Thanks Mary Beth!