Shana's turn to get Polka Dotty

YES!!! It's finally my turn to share! I was psyched when I saw these Halftone Dots stencils! They are so "perfectly imperfect"! As you can see I have been playing with them quite a bit and have already stained them from use.

But because of the pliability and strength of the Artistcellar stencils I am able to use a toothbrush to make sure the stenciled image stay clear, thank you for an awesome product!

The top 3 things I love about this stencil set?

  1. I love how the dots are not perfectly round,
  2. the way you can use them by 'stacking color' if you choose and
  3. the 4 different dot sizes are perfect!

Ok here is the fun! I wanted to try these a few different ways with different mediums and substrates.

The 1st thing I did of course is grab one of my Art Journals, this one is my Strathmore mixed media paper journal painted with my Dina Wakley Heavy body paints and a black DecoArt paint.

I used the stencils to create the background using random placement of the stencil.

I then went on to create my fairy face using the Dina Wakley paints layering thin layers of color so the background still ghosts through.

And some journaling to release a bit of stress.

The 2nd item I created, I used the Mineral paper that I love with watercolors to create a piece inspired by the Wizard of Oz.

I can totally see using these stencils again for a flowery field or even trees, it was so easy to use the watercolor bleed under technique (refer to my last blog post) to create such wonderful depth and color variation. I probably did 4-5 layers of stenciled color letting each layer dry before applying the next, and because I used the mineral paper, I was able to soften the lines easily with a damp brush.

I can't wait to play with these on the mineral paper some more, my brain gears are grinding!!!

The last item I decided to make is a small wall hanging for my bathroom wall, the substrate is pressed particle board from a  repurposed sign I had laying about. For paint I used DecoArt chalky finish paint, Matte Medium, watercolors and scrapbook paper.

I used the stencil this time in more of a pattern instead of being purposely random.

The finished piece is such a jumble of pattern and color it makes you read it, I love it!

So that is how I have played with this set so far, does it make you want them? if it does, go order some, or you could try to win a set by commenting below! That's right! Just give us a comment let us know what you think! Is your mind racing at how you could use them? Tell us!! The winner will be chosen on May 11th so cross your fingers!!

And don't forget to check out the other gals posts! 

P.S. there will be videos for the above projects so keep an eye out over at my YouTube channel!

Big Hugs and Mushy stuff!!!

Shana

 




Lisa Cousineau
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30 Responses

Donna May-Brunet
Donna May-Brunet

May 09, 2016

I can’t wait to get some of this mineral paper. Your piece is so lovely!!!!!

Candice
Candice

May 09, 2016

Perfect for so many backgrounds

Lisa
Lisa

May 08, 2016

Love all those dots!! I just ordered some mineral paper. I can’t wait to use it.

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

May 07, 2016

Such a fun use of the stencil!

Valerie
Valerie

May 07, 2016

I love them both!

Jackie P Neal
Jackie P Neal

May 07, 2016

WOW Shana! You really rocked those stencils- such gorgeous pieces!!

Jackie P Neal
Jackie P Neal

May 06, 2016

These stencils are fabulous and the way you have used them is incredible!!

Sarah Turner
Sarah Turner

May 03, 2016

These are so cool! I am like you, I love that the dots aren’t perfectly round. How fun and different!

Kathryn
Kathryn

May 02, 2016

Beautiful art once again, Shana! Those stencils look wonderful for adding depth and interest!

Felicia Aaron
Felicia Aaron

May 02, 2016

Love how you used the in your background pieces and how it ghosted through on the first piece – love it! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Amy M
Amy M

May 02, 2016

Love the use of the dots, especially with the Owl. Thank you for sharing your art and the opportunity to win.

Carole Carlson
Carole Carlson

May 01, 2016

Another way to use the halftone circles, this is certainly a versatile stencil set.

Donna May-Brunet
Donna May-Brunet

May 01, 2016

It is amazing to see what everyone does with these stencils. Hope I win a set. I want to play too. Love your piece!!!!

Mar
Mar

May 01, 2016

Ohw, I am falling in love with those dots!

JoAnne
JoAnne

May 01, 2016

Love the layered dot effect! Enjoyed looking at your art work!

Shay
Shay

April 30, 2016

How wonderful to see the variety of projects you chose! Thanks so much for a chance to win some lovely dot stencils!

Karen
Karen

April 30, 2016

Looking forward to the videos.

Sharon Knippel
Sharon Knippel

April 30, 2016

Your art work is stunning and the stencils are imperfect just like me ,so I adore them very much
Blessings,Sharon

Belinda
Belinda

April 30, 2016

Love the new stencils and how they work. Wonderful artwork

Judi parker
Judi parker

April 30, 2016

I like the subtle use a underpainting

Betty
Betty

April 30, 2016

You did a great job with those cool stencils Shana. Love your work!

Shana Conroy
Shana Conroy

April 29, 2016

Thank you guys! I am so happy to inspire! Big hugs to you!

kim
kim

April 29, 2016

ooo so love these dots, so perfect in so many ways. Love all the plays you shared. Amazing more formal structured use, so many possibilities, thanks for sharing!~kim

Bea
Bea

April 29, 2016

Mineral paper is new to me. I’d like to try it…b

Briana
Briana

April 29, 2016

Shana, I am so impressed with the variety of imagery and uses for these cool stencils! Thanks for doing what you do!
-Briana

Sarah Trumpp
Sarah Trumpp

April 29, 2016

OMG I love those stencils so much!! That first project makes me gasp out loud. wonderful!

Amy M
Amy M

April 29, 2016

The way you used the dots is great. I have not heard of mineral paper so I might have to check that out as well. Thank you for sharing your lovely work.

Vicky Christensen
Vicky Christensen

April 29, 2016

Very cool! I would love to try these stencils.

Cindy
Cindy

April 29, 2016

Both lovely and cute… I love the ghosting effect so cool..

Jane E. Schneider
Jane E. Schneider

April 29, 2016

I love the way you used the dots – I’m inspired ! Keep up the good work – thank you

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