Friday, February 27, 2009

Stencils - Digital Photos






This morning I decided I should make something with some of the images I have been giving out.
I saw on the Art-e zine site a thing about making stencils with your photos and thought I would try it. Gillian Allen who runs the site is so talented and gives such great instructions. She has several tutorials on there. They are so easy that in no time I was making stencils. I used the first two freebie images from this week and a background I had painted. Added the two stencils a little text and a new digital collage was in the making. I love the sort of eerie look of the stencils. I think it probably needs more texture and depth. I am going to print it out and see what I can't add the old fashion way - by hand, with scissors and glue, maybe so paint. I will post that when I am finished.

4 comments:

Aimeslee said...

This is awesome. Your applications of this are gorgeous. Add it to my list, but right this moment I'd love try it.

Hey, I don't do the publishing or design team thing, but I do have a matchbox tutorial at art-e-zine. Here:

http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/matchbk.html

Also, was oggling one of my favorite peer artist's flickr, and came across this piece that made me think of you:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/allisonbee59/3240236710/

From one Asheville girl to another, winkwink

xoxo,
aimeslee

Gillian McMurray said...

I love this idea for making stencils. I'm off to look at the articles on Art-e-zine :o)

Rosie said...

Elizabeth, thanks so much for sharing! Now I can make art even when I'm too tired to go upstairs!!
Rosie (NGS) and INkjet group!

Catherine said...

What a great technique! Thanks for the tutorial link. Your blog is wonderful - so thrilled to have happened upon it tonight!