Yesterday, I got to play around with Lynn Krawczyk's new line of stencils from artistcellar. I like to draw my own designs in my art, so I only own a couple other stencils, but I got really excited with Lynn's designs because they work so well with the shapes I naturally draw. I saw this as a chance to try something new, so I spent my time playing around with them in my watercolor journal. I've never used watercolors with stencils before because I was worried the paint would slip under the stencil and smudge. It worked wonderfully by keeping my brush dryish to damp versus wet or drippy. I used each one to create a background, and then drew a story on top that was inspired by the design.
I could instantly see which color each stencil wanted to be, and a little story for each one started inventing itself right before my eyes. There's way more photos than I have wonderful things to say about these stencils, so I'll let you browse the eye candy, and let them do the talking!
If you'd like to get yourself a copy of Lynn's new stencils, you can hop over to artistcellar and snap them up. I'll be over there looking for some more to play around with myself so you'll have good company. We'd all love for you to take a look at what we've all done with them:
June 28th – Lisa Cousineau (giveaway at her blog until July 6)
June 29th – Melanie Testa (giveaway at her blog until July 6)
June 30th – Lisa Chin
July 1st – Jen Osborn
July 2nd – Belinda Spiwak
July 3rd – Kristin LaFlamme
July 4th – Ingrid Dijkers
July 5th – Guadalupe Cabal
July 6th – Lynn Krawczyk