I'm taking an online class in stenciling experimentation with Mary Ann from Dispatch from LA. I'm hoping to learn some new approaches to using stencils and use what I learn in my books and other creations.
Our first assignment was to make a portfolio to hold our future projects, playing around with found stencils and spray paints or spray inks. I'm not too keen on using spray paints, so I decided only to use the old spray paints hiding in my paint cupboard, and then whatever else I could find in my studio.
My portfolio is a mixed media work, with layers of collage, painting and stenciling. I used a brayer and sponges to apply acrylic paints. The stencils I used included greenhouse trays, lace scraps and doilies, some handcut originals, and some vintage letters. For picture of the entire portfolio, click here.