Stencils, plaster and a cork stamp


I gave stencil cutting another go, this time cutting out numbers for a mixed media piece I’ve been thinking about. Very Lynne Perrella inspired (and Michelle Ward too I guess) who is my favorite mixed media inspiration. Only when I cut the last line of the last number (9!) I cut myself and there were a lot of blood on everything, especially on the knife I was holding. Though it turned out to be a happy accident, wait and see!

Cutting a stencil

When I had my stencils I wanted to really play with them and my other art supplies so I set up a mini studio for once. I noticed how much I have missed this when I sat there painting, stamping, stenciling and playing. I miss having a desk of my own, a place of my own. I’ve been making a lot of collages in bed, but painting and messing things up is not fun in bed. I need a table and a room of my own to do it.

Creative table
Insence candles, acrylic paint, glue stick, pen, cutting board and knife for stencil making and dirty paint water. What else could a girl ask for?

Cork stamp
A cork turned into a round stamp – I loooove this stamp. I want to use it all over everything. So easy and so much fun.

And then, when the blood stoped dripping I took the plaster of and just noticed it had some small holes on each side. I had to try;

Plaster stencil
Ha! What about this stencil?

I preped my art journal with acrylic paint, some stencils and stamping:
In my journal
Love how these two pages turned out. Yummy!

This is how my painting/mixed media collage turned out:
Mixed media on canvas
Scanned image.

I hope you’re having a creative & happy day!

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28 Responses to Stencils, plaster and a cork stamp

  1. MissKoolAid says:

    I love all the textures you’ve used on the pages. It’s so fun how you’re willing to try pretty much anything when it comes to your art and crafts. I always get inspired when I visit your blog or your Flickr.


  2. Chris says:

    This is amazing with layers! The colors are beautiful, too!

    I’m going to get out my bandaids tonight…

  3. Bad Faery says:

    Yummy indeed! And the bandaid as mark-making implement? Inspired!

  4. leah says:

    o my goodness! i love the pattern the band-aid made. what a happy accident!! :-)

  5. Hanna – great post! Love your process photos and the finished piece. The cork is a great stamp (you know you can carve a little something out from one side of it?) But the band-aid? Very clever. We should add that to the list of our Cheap Trick crusade from last year. Thanks for sharing your work, especially with the street team.

  6. Katie says:

    oooh I love your collage – love the colours im inspired to go paint….

  7. Kimbo says:

    Too funny ! Your plaster as a stencil ! The GPP street team crusade has made us stencil crazy ! The strangest part is that it looked really good ! I love the colors in your mixed media piece. Very Perella-esque. Keep on having fun, but stay safe ! Those fingers are valuable !!!!!

  8. Laura says:

    Isn’t fun to just use whatever is at arm’s (or bloody finger’s) reach?! Yesterday I painted with a baby spoon.

  9. ArtKat says:

    Hanna – great journal pages and collage! The colors are lovely! And your bandage makes a nice little dot stencil! :)

  10. What an awesome collage!!! I love it!

  11. cindy says:

    I love how this turned out, very cool.

  12. JeriAnn says:

    Talk about art being in your blood! Scary, creative, innovative and great pages — it’s all here. How excellent!

  13. Robin says:

    I like your stencils… I love letters, numbers and text in art! I just stumbled on to your site and I am sure to stumble back by.


  14. dinah says:

    i feel like i went on a journey with you, a good one. :) hope your hand is ok. i’m going to grab my corks and some band aids and add them to my creative kit! thanks for the great ideas :) i just wont cut myself though.

  15. Dina says:

    Love it…the bandaid thing? Genius.

  16. Pippa says:

    I absolutely love what you have done. Did you use a model to copy from when making your stencils? I fancy making some too – you’ve inspired me. Pippa x

  17. Maria says:

    Skulle jag bara ha tid skulle jag g?rna g?ra dagliga konstkort som du g?r, men kanske n?r barnen blir lite st?rre…
    H?rlig bild med siffror! Jag gillar siffror…

    Jag ?r bara lite nyfiken…bor du i Sverige eller utomlands?

  18. andrea says:

    wow ~ thats so cool…all the textures and found objects as tools, very exciting to see so thanks for sharing! :)

  19. Pippa says:

    Just looked at your previous posts and I now know how you made your stencils. I’m going to have a go too! Always love your work. Pippa x

  20. I’m rather jealous of all the wonderful things you produce in your work book!

  21. Gina says:

    I landed here through stumbleupon. I’m also on etsy and make switch plates. I use a pencil eraser the same way you use the cork. I love the primitive look you get with it. Great blog, I’ll visit often!

  22. Lu says:

    My goodness!! Your work is killer. Love it.

  23. Sarah (Flo) says:

    I love the peek at your working environment….and the band aid stencil :)

  24. I came here by way of Leah @ Create Everyday. This is so cool! Love the colores esp the one dark design that looks like a piece of fabric or perhaps wrapping paper – it’s rather feminine looking. The band aid is like a blessing in desguise. Love it when that happens.

  25. toni says:

    Wow, this is brilliant. You’re so creative! Love love love how it turned out.

  26. It sounds like you have had soooo much fun! Your number stencils are great and your pages look Fab! I love the colours. How funny, and fantastic, is it that we look at every day items and find ways to use them in our art….love the plaster stencilling!

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