I made a couple of stencils today based on poinsettias. I made two different sizes of the same design.
This is the larger size and you can see I still have the cut out pieces too. If you’re careful, you can use these for a negative/positive image. With this type of plastic though it is hard to hold them in place. Perhaps I’ll try a bit of spray adhesive but I don’t really like that stuff because it gets all over the place.
Here’s the small design before I cut it out.
And the smaller one cut out. I put a bit of duct tape on the edges because there wasn’t a big enough border and I didn’t want to get paint over the edge.
I used one of my silk screened pages and stenciled a few poinsettias on the page. I used a portion of the stencil with green to make the leaves. I think this will make a nice Christmas card. I can scan it in, add some text and I’ll have a nice digital card.
Here’s a closer view of the bigger flower.
And I added a little yellow ink to this screen printed page. It looks a little more gruesome and fitting for Halloween perhaps than the poinsettias. Happy Halloween!
Very cool Ruth! What did you use to cut the stencil and what kind of paint did you use? It will make a nice digital card.
Thanks Marilyn. I used an exacto knife to cut out the stencil and just used regular liquid acrylic paint.
The Poinsettia’s are definitely more Christmas thank Halloween… and they are lovely. If it helps, I started making Xmas cards this week too, there’s something a bit depressing about planning for Xmas when we haven’t even reached November isn’t there? It’s almost like I am wishing my life away but needs must…
Thanks Teri! I really don’t like thinking about Christmas until after Thanksgiving but with a retail business that doesn’t work all that well. But I do not put up Christmas decorations in mid September like some places. 🙂
It feels as if we only just had Christmas a few months ago! However, in business, planning and working does have to be done well in advance.
Poinsettias are THE Christmas plant so cards with your lovely design are a good idea!
Thanks Lyn! I know – where did summer go?