I don’t often work with stencils, but I couldn’t say no to Tamara Laporte’s request to help celebrate her two new sets of stencils from Artistceller!
I started by incorporating some of her buildings from the “Whimsy” set into kind of a timeline art journal page (foreground):
But then had my almost obsession-like urge to abstract them somehow to make them “my own.”
I scanned in some leaves, messed around in Photoshop and printed the image out on watercolor paper (the peach background and the grey “flowers,” below). I then masked out parts of Tam’s stencils to create the stems and flower details with PanPastels.