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.
The order of and links to the participants are:
Seth Apter (you are here)