Stenciled on a Postcard

I did a clothing project that involved stencils, back in October or so (read about it here if you wonder what I am talking about).

I liked the stenciled letters and I’ve been using them here and there. Here, in today’s context, means they turn up as part of a postcard image.

Each one is done in acrylics paints on recycled cardboard, 6″ x 4.25″.


9 thoughts on “Stenciled on a Postcard

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    Great use of letters! I like that they are recognizable, identifiable and representative yet completely defy meaning – or at least refuse to create a fixed meaning. I love the interpretation of the backwards question mark.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    I have always loved stenciling things (you may remember all my figures on ATC’s and so on). There is something magic about it to me. And of course these letter stencils are just like candy to me, then…the opportunities are endless and they don’t have to have anything to do with words or explicit meaning, and that’s something find fascinating.

  3. Manja Mexi Movie

    When I read ‘clothing project’ and saw these shapes and colours, I’ve realised how I’d love to wear a dress from the fabric designed by you. Idea for the future? 🙂

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. Some years ago I did print fabric and made some things like pillows and so on. It’s actually really easy – there is a universe of supplies that are great to work with. Well, tell me what you want and how much fabric and who knows!

  5. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. These stencils really gave me a whole lot of new ideas, surprisingly so. I’ve used them in the past to make posters and so on, but I never thought of them as just “shapes” .

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