Monday, September 15, 2014

Stencil Girl THE BOOK Blog Hop!

Here is project that didn't make it into the book.

Mod Squad, inspired by Seth Apter.

Cutting Mat and craft knife
Contact paper or Freezer paper, tape
Sharpie Marker
Acrylic paint, foam sponges or dauber tools, brushes
Stencils, rubber stamps
Canvas Panel
Gel Medium, glue brush

1. Tape the contact paper or freezer paper down to your cutting mat.
2. Using the Sharpie Marker, draw funky shapes in the middle of the contact paper. Be sure and leave a framework around the edges and don't allow the individual shapes to touch each other. 
3. Cut the shapes out from the background. Save both parts.

4. Use either the shapes or the background on top of interesting text pages and stencil over top of them using acrylic paint. You don't need to remove the backing from the contact paper. The stencil tool is a foam dauber.
5.  Place the mask on top of the canvas panel so that it is blocking out parts of the panel (I removed the sticky backing so it would lay flat, this part is optional depending on whether you want to use this mask again). Spread acrylic paint across a rubber stamp using your sponge and stamp on top of the masked area. Repeat several times to get desired look.
6. Cut out shapes that you previously painted and consider assembly options. Play with the pieces as though they are puzzle and figure out different ways to arrange them.
7. Collage the paper parts onto your substrate using Gel Medium. Continue to layer by alternating between stenciled areas (the x's) and collage parts. 

Monday's Blog Hop List

Prize: One lucky winner will receive Stencil Girl The Book with exclusive bookmark stencil and (3) 6"x5" stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw.
Giveaway will close: Sunday, September 21st @ 11:59PM Central TIme