Cut It Out II

GPP Street Team Crusade 19

Michelle Ward has challenged us to “Cut it out” by making our own stencils this month! Now last month, stamp carving opened up a whole new world for me and this month is no different. I’ve been really busy at home (working) and also making the Row Houses for our swap, having committed myself to posting them to Jeri 3rd week in April as they’ll possibly take a couple of weeks to arrive… so I haven’t really been at liberty to try my hand at stencils. However, look at this:

I drew them freehand on a sheet of fairly thin acetate and cut them out with a swivel-headed craft knife. The tutorial which Michelle has written on her site is so comprehensive, there are loads more things I want to do with this and I managed to cut out all the arrows intact, so that I can use them as ‘masks’ aswell… 2 tools in one!

So I had to make ‘art’ with these stencils, didn’t I? Okay, here’s a very ‘free’ layout I did, which took on a life of its own and I let it take me where it has… it’s my entry for Wednesday Stamper’s challenge – “Arrows”. I tried sponging inks through the arrows and green acrylic paint to see what results I got and then stamped onto them using a foam PM swirl stamp with Encore Brilliance copper – it’s very thick and sticky, almost never dries unless you heat set it, but it’s such a gorgeous rich colour, I find it hard to resist!

I added doodling with a black Sharpie and a white Sakura gel pen. The photo is a really naff pic of me over 20 years ago, standing in the garden at my parents’ house in Spain. The phrase, “Dude, where’s my luggage?” kept popping into my head, so I went with it! It’s sort of suggested by the tag shapes I drew round the arrows, their directionality and the silly photo. I get it, do you?

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  1. Rosie – it is so cool to see how you used the stencil for the arrow image and then stamped over it! Waaaa! You’ll have the teamers going wild with that little tip – oh, the possibilities! Love all the white pen you added to this page too!

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  2. Fun work

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  3. this is nice and so original
    i love it

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  4. I love it Rosie, and yes, I get it!! Thanks for the giggle!!

    Great arrows, dude!

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  5. super fun! great job!

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  6. Love your arrow stencils! It seems to me the most basic of shapes are the most useful for this process…I really like this!

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  7. Sandy

     /  April 10, 2008

    Wow I´m speachless, what a project. Stunning work. Love it.

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  8. This is very cute! Great idea!

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  9. bastelkueken

     /  April 10, 2008

    this is so stunning – perfect work

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  10. bastelkueken

     /  April 10, 2008

    this is so stunning – perfect work

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  11. great and very original work!!

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  12. beautiful artwork !

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  13. This looks fabulous, great stencil.

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  14. So fun! I love the arrows!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Laurie

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  15. Love this ! Simple but I can just see the possibilities for those arrows ! Love the copper stamping on top too !

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  16. nice one Rosie!

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  17. Wonderful work!

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  18. Love the swirl stamping over your stencil!

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  19. this is such a fun LO, love the swirly arrows, so cool!

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  20. Hi RosiE
    Have added you to my list of blogs that take part in my challenges and competitions Hope this is Ok
    Tracey

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  21. really cool piece this Rosie, love what you have done with the arrows:)

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  22. barnie

     /  April 11, 2008

    How cool are these pieces ? Fantastic, love your doodling.

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  23. Great arrow stencils! And the layout you created with them is so lively and fun! Dude, where’s my stencil cutter? 😉

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  24. I wish I oculd see the photo of you better. But *I get it*. I think those arrows are going to be really useful 🙂

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  25. Hi Rosie! Great stencils and the way you used them is really fun! So glad you shared your art with us! All my best, Kathy.

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  26. ooh, stamping over the stencil – I like!!!!!

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  27. What funky arrows and the page you did is really cool. I love how you stamped through the stencils, such a great idea.

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