Lots of Spots and Polka Dots... Introducing Halfone Dots!

I love using dots, circles, spots, round shapes in my artwork. Before stencils, my favorite go-to mark-makers were punchinella and bubble wrap, but I was always losing them. But now... Viola! Introducing Halftone Dots Stencils - never be without circles again!

What do I love most about these stencils? The versatility and the grunge factor. These are not perfect little smooth edged circles. Oh no, they have micro-wavy edges and are delightfully imperfectly round-ish. AND they layer in a fabulously wibbly-wobbly way. Yes, those are all grammatically correct technical terms.

Of course the above were all done with my gelli plate, which you all know I LOVE, because just LOOK at that texture and detail. But then I decided to make some art journal pages, because these stencils are GREAT for mixed media backgrounds. You can go subtle, like the greens in this page.

For this background, I used Tim Holtz Distress Crayons  (set one) sribbled all over a page in my Strathmore Hard Cover Journal, and smooshed them around with a water brush to lay a nice bright color down. For the record, the page was gessoed first. I then took the stencils (several of the different sizes) and laid them down and took a baby wipe, smeared a darker crayon color on the wet wipe, and wiped through the circles. I got a nice edge to the circles with the darker color. How fabulous is that?

The branches were done by using a brown ink and blowing carefully through a straw to make the ink run in different directions to mimic tree roots.

I did do some other projects, another journal page, and a set of coasters, but I'm going to use them in another blog post because I want to get to the exciting part! For the next two weeks, the Artistcellar Design Team is going to be featuring these stencils in our own little bloghop, except no hopping. All the posts will be on this blog so there are no stops to remember, AND they are EACH going to be giving away a set of stencils to a lucky random winner who leaves a comment. Tell us what you would do with them, what you like about them, how fabulous everyone's art work is! We will be picking winners on everyone's blog post on May 11th. So leave a comment (but just one!) on each person's post for your chance to win:

Monday 4/25 Karen Elaine
Wednesday 4/27 Shelby
Friday 4/29 Shana
Monday 5/2 Briana
Wednesday 5/4 Kirsten
Friday 5/6 Cristen

Of course leave a comment on THIS post, I'm going to give away a set too! And if you are really impatient and want to buy a set of Halftone Dots before finding out if you are a winner, go ahead and purchase them... if you win a set, you can exchange it for another set of stencils we have. It's a win-win all around! Hooray!

See you soon, XO Lisa

 

 

 

 




Lisa Cousineau
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33 Responses

Candice
Candice

May 09, 2016

So many ways to use this wonderful, versatile stencil.

Lisa
Lisa

May 08, 2016

Circles are my thing! I love these dots!!

Valerie
Valerie

May 07, 2016

Love this quote. Beautiful page! Love the new stencil!

Felicia Aaron
Felicia Aaron

May 02, 2016

You CAN"T go wrong using the geli plate! These are great! Love all the colors! Blessings

Bobbi
Bobbi

May 01, 2016

So very perfect in their imperfectness!!!

Carole Carlson
Carole Carlson

May 01, 2016

Circles are my favorite motif. Love these stencils, as “perfect” circles are not in my wheelhouse.

Carol
Carol

May 01, 2016

I love the fact that these circles are NOT perfect.
They make them so much more interesting to work with

Shay
Shay

April 30, 2016

Those are awesomely imperfect circles! I don’t know exactly what a gelli plate is but I adore what you’ve done with them. Thanks for the chance to win a set :D

Kathy Lopez
Kathy Lopez

April 28, 2016

I, too, love circles and dots! These stencils look like fun. I love the idea of coloring inside the dot with a baby wipe and crayon.!! Will try this soon. Thanks!

jean marmo
jean marmo

April 27, 2016

These are just such fuN!!

Kimberly Diehl
Kimberly Diehl

April 27, 2016

My mind is spinning with al, the. Relative ideas I have for using these gorgeous stencils!!! Pleeeease pick meeeeeeee!! I will sing your praises to the moon and back all over social media!! ?❤️

Jackie P Neal
Jackie P Neal

April 26, 2016

Lisa! These are the coolest stencils!! Congrats on your new series!! Loving your samples and I am excited to see what the other gals have to offer as well!!
hugs,Jackie ")

Donna May-Brunet
Donna May-Brunet

April 26, 2016

WOW Lisa, Boy, do these stencils spark the imagination. Hope I win! ;))

Cindy
Cindy

April 26, 2016

OMG I love dots, circles, anything round :) Love your ideas on how to use these fab stencils.
Thank you :)

Kim
Kim

April 26, 2016

I LOVE circles and dots! These are wonderful stencils. Going on my wishlist!

PamelaSue
PamelaSue

April 25, 2016

I love the distress look you created, very fun!

stephanie
stephanie

April 25, 2016

Nice! These look great

Angela
Angela

April 25, 2016

So cool! And very generous!

Vicky Christensen
Vicky Christensen

April 25, 2016

These look so cool, I would love to get a set. Thanks!

Amy
Amy

April 25, 2016

I love circles, so much fun. Thanks for the tip of putting the color on the baby wipe to apply instead of using the baby wipe to remove the color.

Debby
Debby

April 25, 2016

Really cool stencil. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Mar
Mar

April 25, 2016

Love those dots. There are so many different possibilities to do with it. Would like to get acquainted with it.! ?

chel
chel

April 25, 2016

These are amazing! They are perfect for layering on canvas with acrylic paint (I’d also like to give them a try with watercolor!)

Karen
Karen

April 24, 2016

I could use some stencils for my gelli plate.

Jackie Wimberly
Jackie Wimberly

April 24, 2016

I love this stencil!!!!! Would make great wrapping paper and even fabric design!

Corie
Corie

April 24, 2016

I would use these to help create textural backgrounds for my mixed media paintings.

Lynda
Lynda

April 24, 2016

Wow! This stencil is really neat. I love the organic feel. Thanks for the giveaway.

Pamela Reed
Pamela Reed

April 24, 2016

Yes I’ve been waiting for some new stencils to com out! And I love these! Would use them in my art journal!

Belinda
Belinda

April 24, 2016

Love the new stencils. I could do so much with the dots and a Gelli plate. This would be great for texturing too. So many ideas!

kim
kim

April 24, 2016

These have zoomed to the tippy-top of my wish list! I adore circles and these are imperfectly perfect! I love all the patterns you shared and amazing color, so exciting! Endless play time in so many ways, no idea where to start. Looking forward to seeing more!!
~kim

Marissa
Marissa

April 24, 2016

I’m crazy about dots and prefer slight imperfections. These are going on my wish list.

Bea
Bea

April 24, 2016

Love all of your color combinations. It’s fun to read you after getting to know you last summer…b

Jane Schneider
Jane Schneider

April 24, 2016

Wow! I’m from Wisconsin the Cheese State now I can really make authentic Swiss Cheese in my art work. What fun I will have -Thank You

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