Monday, June 23, 2014

Orly Avineri Stencil Release Giveaway

StencilGirl Blog Hop and Giveaway

I am over-the-moon excited to be a part of the blog hop to celebrate the newest artist in the StencilGirl family: Orly Avineri. Orly is a journal artist, friend, sometime workshop co-instructor and full time inspiration. 

In honor of Orly, StencilGirl is hosting a blog hop and GIVEAWAY (details below) in which Orly and 9 other artists share creations made using her 5 newly released stencils. I was provided with Orly's 9 x 12 inch Subliminal Skull stencil. I love it - and all of her other designs, as they are real, raw and perfect for art journaling and mixed media work.


Onto the art...

I started with a 7 ½ x 11 inch sheet of cold press water color paper, to which I added gesso, acrylic paint and acrylic glaze to create an abstract background.

Once the surface was dry, I randomly glued on torn bits of vintage paper which was covered with either script or print.

More acrylic paint and glaze were added to the surface, which was then sprayed with black ink.

I continued to work over the surface with paint, gesso and ink until I was happy with the pattern, texture, and dimension on the paper. 

Laying Orly's Subliminal Skull stencil over the sheet, I used a sponge to pounce white gesso through nearly all of the stencil.

I then used a black gel pen to outline the entire white design to add additional depth and dimension.

Once the stenciling was complete, I began to add different elements to different parts of the artwork. I used black rub-on letters to add text to the background and used a rubber stamp to add text to select sections of the white gesso added through the stencil. 

I used many different markers, gel pens, pencils and crayons (both wax and oil pastel) to write text and to create handmade marks, scratches, and designs.




I used the tip of an awl to scratch into the surface.

And I had to have some drips and splatters using acrylic paint.

In the end, I was left with...
Remains of the Day

Onto the blog hop and giveaway...

Stop by the blogs of all the participating artists to see what they have created. While you are at each one, plan to leave a comment because StencilGirl will be giving five lucky people one of Orly's 5 new stencil releases each. The more sites you comment on, the greater your chance of winning. Comments close on Sunday June 29th, 11:59pm Central Time.

81 comments:

Maria McGuire said...

Thanks so much for joining us on this hop Seth! Your project is layers and layers of inspiration!!! Gorgeous!

Ain't No Ninny said...

I love how you layered your project, Seth. The result is so interesting and so full of depth. Thanks for sharing how you made it!

oneartistjournal.com said...

You absolutely rock, as always. Your art rocks, the way you are a supportive friend rocks. Your process and description of it rocks. And the way you used my stencil totally rocks. Thank you Seth. Orly

Glenda Hoagland said...

Love what you did with the stencil from Orly, it is so thought provoking. Thanks so much

Vanessa said...

Oh I love seeing how the different artists in the blog hop are using Orly's stencils. This page is so cool with the layers and depth of feeling.

Brian Kasstle said...

Seth! Soooo fantastic! I LOVE Orly's stencils! You totally blew this one out of the water!

ros said...

your work is always fantastic thanks for the tutorial

jacqueline said...

crunchy,surfacey effects that I love

Mary C. Nasser said...

What wonderfully rich textures and colors and layers! And all the incorporation of text is fantastic, too!

Linda on the Prairie said...

Love the black ink over paint technique.

Kim Mailhot said...

You made awesome use of Orly's raw and loose designs, Seth! Love this layered magic.
Thanks for the chance to win these cool tools!

lara said...

Thanks for the great tutorial - always love to learn new ways to create yummy texture! And love the stencil! Yum x 2!

Sharon D said...

th tutorial is just what I needed. your work is awesome.; Thank you for sharing.

Jen Gonzalez said...

WOW. Great piece using Orly's new stencil! Inspiring!

Peg Englishman said...

great to stop here Seth! always a pleasure! wow! the way you used the stencils is amazing!

Bonnie said...

Always love your work, Seth. These stencils are amazing.

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

Love this piece, Seth. And appreciate the op to win stencil! Amazing what original art can be done with them.

Ruth L said...

Great stencils, of course after yours Seth, but I loved what you made, it's always amazing to see your textures!

Christy said...

Awesome work, Seth! Thanks for sharing your process and thank for the chance to win one of Orly's stencils!

Judy Millard said...

Great stencils and love what you did with them, Seth!

Carolyn Dube said...

The way your colors and textures combine with the stencil creates such an emotional piece. Wow!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE those stencils! Everyone has used them in different ways. Inspiring.
Thanks for the chance,
Grandma Nancy

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

So fascinating to see each step you took to create this unique piece. Looks like a fun stencil.

Kirsten Reed said...

I absolutely love the layers and depth you created here ~ fabulous!

Cindy said...

Love these new stencils. They're so unique. Love to win one to play with myself. :)

trish quilty said...

Seth, as usual genius. love the techniques used! Orly's stencils are so creative.

Lori S-C said...

Love the detail....

Gwen Lafleur said...

This is really cool! Love all the layers... you inspired me to add this stencil to my order this morning :D

Martice Smith II said...

Hi Seth! I love watching you work! I'm always drawn to your richly, textural surfaces. They always have an underlying message or emotion. The way you add depth and fine details really stand out and looks uniquely YOU :) thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

Beautiful bloghop

MB Shaw said...

Well done, Seth.

Carina said...

I am currently working on some day of the dead inspired mixed media pieces and this stencil would fit in so well, so well.

bearsmother said...

thanks for the extensive selection of pictures for creating this piece. The stencils are unique and you can see so many different things in them.

Janice Phillips said...

Absolutely sensational! OMG! I love everything about this work! The colors, the depth, the complexity, the movement of the eye as you try to absorb it all... Thank you for creating this!

fadwa al qasem said...

Oh wow! this is stunning. Love the textures and the text.

Bill said...

Wow. Fantastic layers and texture. Fascinating stencil, too!

Hastypearl said...

Ok. I've sat out a umber of giveaways, since I won one of yours, but I think it's time to get back in the GAME!! Win Ning would be awesom, but seeing your steps is pretty winning, too:) I Love me a good blog hop! I'm off :) Laura

JLeighd Designs said...

This is beautiful - I can't wait to see the other stencils that Orly created. thanks for sharing the step by step.

Denise Spillane said...

Beautiful and thoughtful piece. Love it and can see so many ideas with these stencils. Wow!

Sue Chesley said...

Oh YES! Loveliness in all it's grunginess! I am very excited to get my own set! I love what you did, Seth, thanks for being a part of the blog hop-you always rock it!

Jo Murray said...

Aren't they just the most extraordinary stencils!..... naturally, as Orly is an awesome artist...and I love how you used them.

Gill said...

I love what you've done with Orly's fabulous stencils !

DecorMonkey said...

Fantastic stencils! Thank you for the inspiration. I can't wait to use them.

Az Scrappin Sisters said...

love the stencils thanks for the chance to win

Rebecca Tilinski said...

Seth, you always motivate...more layers, more layers! Wonderful use of this stencil.

Kathy said...

These are fantastic! They really stir the imagination. Thanks for the demo

Suzanne said...

Very cool stencils are art! Thanks for sharing all the details with us.

Liz said...

Love what you did with the stencils. They are so fascinating!

Karin Bartimole said...

Gorgeous images Seth!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Wow! What a demo...thank you for sharing its complexity.

Susan Goodell said...

I love the new stencils Orly put out. I ordered a couple already,but I'd love to have another. They are fantastic.

barbiannco@yahoo.com said...

This stencil is so unusual, but you came up with a great way to profile it, very good, different layers, lov it...

Ruth said...

I love these new stencils! Congratulations to Orly! I love your examples, Seth!

Skey said...

This was my first stop. Wonderful work and I love the colors. Thanks for sharing the process...Sherry

Cindy Easter said...

Nice! I really want to run my hand over that piece.

Cindyzs said...

very interesting!! loving these stencils :) tfs

Jessica Sporn said...

Just outstanding Seth.

stamping sue said...

personally not crazy about the skeleton head stencils but DO LIKE the paint drips and the one that looks like cobwebs-seaweed to me.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

charyl greenia said...

This is my first stop, haven't seen all the stencils yet, but headed that way now. I love the layers and your work. Gesso and gel pens have always been a favorite of mine and I love how you used the stamps over the stencil. Awesome stencil Orly!

~*~Patty S said...

Exciting to see some of your creative process and layering Seth!
Thanks so much for sharing that along with the fab final result with that cool stencil...
oxo

Tanya said...

Wow! The layering and textures here are phenomenal and I love that. These stencils look to be amazing.

Emily Cline said...

good god I love your texture, Seth! And thanks for outlining your process with both photographs and text!

Lori Wostl said...

Seth I love this piece! Thanks for giving us a great game to play for breakfast - hope I win!

isisimaginings.com said...

That looks amazing Seth, wonderful layers of texture.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Love the depth and mystery that Orly's new stencils bring to the line!

Kelly Z. said...

love love Orly's stencils!!

Katie said...

Wow, amazing! Love what you ended up with, and thank you for explaining and showing pictures of your process! I love this new stencil. And I love how you added text to the gessos areas and around the bottom of the piece. Amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kristina Lynn Priest said...

Love your piece using the stencil Seth. I love the rawness of these stencils. Haven't seen anything like them before!

Caroline D. said...

Very cool page! It's great how some of the under layers still peek through. Thanks for the steps and photos!

Nadine Wong said...

We are so darn lucky that you share so much of your art/technique. Love, love the layers on layers. And Orly's stencils are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Luapajean said...

Love what you have done...inspiring!

VLW said...

I like the way that you used the stencils. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Debbie said...

Love what you did with these stencils! Thanks for the chance to win!

tgarrett said...

Throwing my hat in the fray! Love these stencil- love what you did with them too Seth

Michel Fletcher said...

love the different elements you used to make Orly's new stencil your own...peace & paint michel

FarStarr said...

Love Orly's stencils and how you used them!

Saranne Valentine said...

WoW Seth, your piece is strikingly Awesome! Love it!

Debbie said...

I love the layers and colors. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win !

Lynn said...

these stencils are so great, and totally love what you did with them

Buntpapierfabrik said...

What a great work! Super description that showed the development, especially the detailed photos.
Christine

Carmone Macfarlane said...

Really admire how you used the stencil! gorgeous!