Thursday, 6 July 2017

We are Light

The Stencilgirl Club is one of my most favourite places to build up my stencil collection. You pay a monthly contribution and you get a set of exclusive stencils; a large, medium and small one. These are not available in the normal stencilgirl shop. It's a surprise to find out what the new stencils look like on the 1st of every month. You also get access to a monthly video in which the designer of the stencils that month shows how they can be used. I became a member in January 2014 so amazingly I seem to be in my 4th year already in what was originally a Christmas present to myself. Definitely a gift that keeps on giving!

You can imagine my delight when I was asked to become a member of Stencilgirl Voices. Here some artists are send the monthly stencils way ahead of time and are asked to make something with them to show as examples of how the stencils can be used on the Stencilgirl Talk website. This is my first contribution as a Voice! The July Stencilgirl Club stencils proved to be gorgeous. They were designed by Jessica Sporn and inspired by her aid work in Guatamala, and it's Mayan culture. You can see Jessical reveal her July stencils here.

 I wanted to stay very much with that Mayan culture and found a Mayan saying that inspired my spread in an A4 art journal. It reads: "We are the children of the earth. We are beings of the sun. We are light".
I started by brayering on the background using a variety of mainly pastel colours. I then used patterns from the stencils to form a framework to put in the central figure and the words of the quotation that were stamped onto vintage paper and glued on. I added the sun by using Wendy Vecchi's gold embossing paste.
The page was finished with a lot of outlining and doodling within the various shapes. A lovely Zen like activity that I enjoyed very much.

A great big Thank You to Stencilgirl for asking me to be a Voice!


Theresa said...

Love the colors and the designs. thanks so much for sharing.

Linda Kunsman said...

what gorgeous pages, stencils, and sentiment! You certainly are a perfect fit designing along side of Stencil Girl products-congrats Frieda!


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