Today’s artist is the lovely and talented artist Mary Beth Shaw, creator of StencilGirl Stencils. I own a *lot* of their stencils, and love them, so was delighted to see Mary Beth’s name pop up. Most of the work I do for #cjs each year is in a cheap A5 journal; today’s piece is one of those times when I wish I’d worked on better paper. Damn it!
I love this week’s quote; it speaks to my personal journeys. I used Tim Holtz Distress paints, Dylusions paint, StencilGirl stencils, and Simon Says Stamp ink.
I’m a StencilGirl fan from way back so was delighted to find MaryBeth is one of this year’s artists. Her recipe was all about the layers, which suits how I work – this piece has taken a couple of days because the various mediums needed time to dry. I decided to work on a 10×10″ canvas because this wouldn’t work well in my art journal, and loosely based the image on photos of the Patea cliffs where I live. I took photos of two of the layers as I worked.
Day 6 of Creative Jump Start 2018 was inspired by Andrew Borloz. I have a few of his stencils from StencilGirl products and enjoy his style. His project was a multi-step recipe for creating quite complex pages that can be used in a multitude of ways. It was more time-consuming and fussy than I normally bother with, so it was great to slow down and do something quite different. On reflection I don’t think my colour choices made the most of the technique, but that’s ok…it’s all about the process and the learning.
I thought this was quite fitting given my weight loss surgery journey has had some drastic and very unforeseen consequences, but has been worth every drama and detour. I used Dylusions paints, Distress Paints and inks, and a favourite StencilGirl Stencil.
Dylusions paints, stencils, Distress inks.
This week’s page uses Dina Wakley paints, a Stencil Girl stencil and FudeBall pen. I don’t normally include photos, especially of me, in my journal but it seemed appropriate this week.
Today’s artist was MaryBeth Shaw from StencilGirl Products. I belonged to their monthly club for a couple of years and have a lot of StencilGirl stencils, which I use constantly. For this piece I used Dylusions paint, old gelli prints, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, gesso, stencils and a deep blue Derwent Artbar.
#colourmepositive has started for 2017. I’ve decided to do single spreads this time, so it’s a square format. In 2016 I used a particular style all year and I love the cohesive look of the journal when I flip through it. This year I want to use a denser, more collagey style and develop my own mark making a bit more. This is one reason for doing single spreads; it’s easier to get the page looking really full. I am very much inspired by the work of Frieda Oxenham; you can see her work here.
I used Tim Holtz Distress paints, rubber stamps, Fude ball pen, white Posca pen, Dylusions paints, Dina Wakley wing stamps, StencilGirl and Tim Holtz stencils and collage materials.
Here we are at week 52; it’s been fun journalling a quote each week, and seeing everyone else’s work on the facebook page. For this one I used Dylusions paints, StencilGirl and Tim Holtz stencils.