Most of us feel a sense of delight when we hear the word Kaleidoscope. If you're like me it takes you back to childhood with those tacky little paper/plastic kaleidoscopes that you could purchase at the 5 & Dime store. The newest release from Artistcellar is called Kaleidoscope and is a series designed by mixed media artist Cecilia Swatton. There are four stencils in the series: Trillium, Sunflower, Black Orchid and Lily.
I am constantly challenged when it comes to keeping track of all my stencils so I make small books with either the stencils in the book (stashed in clever pockets) or at least samples of what they look like. I chose to do a "sample" book project so I can have a quick visual of these tiny gems for future projects.
|Samples from Kaleidoscope Stencils|
Here is my process if you'd like to see it. First I start by cutting up my Art Cards from a large piece of water color paper. Each one measures 4" by 4".
After I have these cut I decided just to spray Dylusions Spray inks using a different stencil and colors for each card.
These could be highly decorated, just like an ATC, but I decided to keep them simple. I only inked the edges with coordinating colors and glued them into my prepared, simply folded book.
I had intended to leave the book simply white to mimic a wall in an art gallery but then I couldn't resist adding a few stamped images from Dina Wakley's newest collection.
To finish off my practical sample book I added the names of the stencils just written with a Fude Ball pen on or around the stenciled images. My folded book has room for many more Art Cards with stencil samples on them. I'll keep sharing it with you as I go along filling it up. When it is full then I will do the front and back covers.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. There are some pretty amazing projects on the Artistcellar blog this week showing additional ways to use these stencils. Oh! And there is a blog hop taking place in which you can win your own set of these fun stencils. I've posted the blog hop list for you here in the event you want to give it a try. Here is the message from Lisa at Artistcellar:
Until next week, take care. Big hugs ~ Renee