I'm hopping again! So happy to share these journal pages created with fabulous 6" x 6" face stencils that my gorgeous friend Jane Davenport designed and has added to her collection at Artist Cellar. I am terrible at drawing faces, and Jane's designs are the perfect art tool to get a face image onto a surface. It was "freeing" to have these basic lines to start and make my own face.
Rather then spray or paint my stencil images, i used a Tombow Dual Brush (waterbased) marker on watercolor paper to draw the lines.
It worked perfectly, just gently swiping and pressing the side of the juicy brush tip into the stencil. Voila! A crisp outline of the shape made with marker! The excess ink wiped off clean, no fuss, no mess. (***I strongly suggest only using your DYE BASED INK markers, not your permanent or alcohol markers as these will permanently stain your stencil. But i guess that's fine if you don't mind the marker left on your stencil.)
Flowing hair is drawn with the marker and then i use a waterbrush to paint over and soften all the lines. This creates a loose hand painted watercolor look.
...add journaling over the image, done.
...After coloring with the brush marker, and to clean the stencil, spritz with water and flip. Look at this cool image! Ready to add my own details and journaling.
On this black gessoed, page i traced the stencil with my white Signo pen, drew flowing hair for journaling lines and added lettering.
...Again, using the Tombow watercolor technique, the stenciled image is added to another painted journal page. Think of all the ways you can use a dye based marker to create beautiful watercolor effects with your face stencils. I am overwhelmed with possibilities, aren't you??!
Now, leave a comment telling me in one sentence what your favorite stenciling technique is......... and YOU CAN WIN THE WHOLE SET OF FOUR STENCILS "Jane Girls Petite Series". Visit my other hopping art friends for more chances to win! I WILL ANNOUNCE A RANDOM WINNER ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th.
September 28 – Artistcellar
September 29 Jill K. Berry
September 30 Dawn DeVries Sokol
October 1 – Joanne Sharpe
October 2 – Connie Hozvicka
October 3 - Effy Wild
October 4 – Tamara Laporte
October 5 – Dion Dior
October 6 – Courtney Brook
October 7 – Kate Palmer
October 8 – Jane Davenport