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February 15, 2016 3 Comments
My name is Karen Elaine and I am excited to be part of the Artistcellar design team! I have been an artist, designer, instructor and author in the creative industry for over twenty years and am fortunate to have a full time job developing products from concept to market for my employer, Yasutomo Inc.
As an artist, I enjoy working in all water based mediums wet or dry. I love vibrant colors and subjects and I have a passion for paper and origami as well.
I have always loved working with stencils and rubber stamps because they have helped me overcome the fear of the “blank canvas” and to get the creative juices flowing. I discovered Artistcellar Stencils last year while teaching at Art Unraveled and fell in love with the images and the quality of the stencils. The Sacred Heart Series were the first stencils I tried and not only were the designs amazing, they held up to vigorous scrubbing without falling apart. I like to apply color with a variety of tools and need my stencils to be extra durable.
In this project I applied a mixture of Yellow and Magenta Splash Ink over 6” square Mineral Paper with a damp sponge going over the stencil in a drubbing motion. I placed the stencil underneath the image and while the color was still wet I went over it with a graphite pencil.
Once the image was dry I added some Blue Splash Ink and permanent pen for details then stamped the cranes using a permanent ink pad.
I cut a 12” x 6” piece of white bristol board and folded it in half to make the card and when it’s time to send it I will fold a custom envelope. There is a video on my Youtube channel on how to fold custom size envelopes for odd sized cards.
I am looking forward to using Artistcellar stencils in my designs and can’t wait to share them all with you!
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