September 17, 2013
One of my favorite stenciling techniques is layering. I love to layer iconic imagery over a pattern. In this case, i am making art that is a two layer stencil of a deer over a pattern. Sort of a city-meets-country feel to it. I started by painting my board a neutral color.
I then mixed a little grey paint with the base color to slightly darken it for my pattern layer.
I stenciled my quatrefoil pattern on top of the solid painted board.
This stencil is designed to repeat like wallpaper so i moved it around to fill the board with the pattern.
Once dry, it was time for the silhouette layer of the Antlered Deer. I love this guy, he’s so confident. Anyway, I wanted to use some pop colors so I used a bright yellow as the base.
It took three coats to cover the pattern.
Once dry, I stenciled the deer detail layer in a deep blue. For detailed stencils, always go light with your paint, stenciling is a dry brush technique.
I can’t say that enough.
And there you have your modern piece of art.
September 9, 2013
by Ed Roth, Stencil1
This wooden bangle is so easy and you can really put your own take on it with tape placement and color choices. I wanted some odd geometric shapes on it so I taped off areas until I liked the open shapes.
I then painted one coat of FolkArt paint in various colors in to different open shapes.
Then, you just peeled the tape off, let dry, and now I’ll gift it to some lucky lady!
August 31, 2013
by Ed Roth, Stencil1
I love to paint on surfaces that already have wonderful texture and a beautiful finish. Grasscloth is one of those surfaces. It’s natural, beautiful, and affordable. I cut some small squares of the cloth and using a few FolkArt paint colors I love, I stenciled these birds and bees stencil designs. These could be framed and made into wall art or varnished and used as coasters.
June 11, 2013
Looking for a cool way to upcycle a basic glass bottle? Why not decorate it with a timeless silkscreen design? Well now thanks to Martha Stewart craft products, you can select from several beautiful silkscreen designs. Using these silkscreens you will then use etching cream to apply onto the glass piece of your choice. In the post below take a look at how designer and Plaid Enterprises craft expert, Ed Roth uses a Martha Stewart silkscreen to embellish a basic glass bottle. Enjoy.
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