We Left Something of Ourselves Behind

These artist trading cards were created by painting a background on the cards in acrylics. Then I took the cutout figures, laid them on top, and painted over them.

Peeling up each stencil, the figure’s shape remained. Then I used NeoColor I crayons here and there as I liked.

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16 thoughts on “We Left Something of Ourselves Behind

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I have loved stenciling since I first heard of it and I think it is always surprising, what results you get – you think you can envision it but no, there is always that look you didn’t anticipate, and then… that gives you more ideas! Which is why I like it.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    OOps, clicked send too early. I never thought my childhood friend (upscaled a bit) could be something I would use again like this, but I am glad I gave them a try.

  3. Jeanette Clawson

    I know. I’ve been experimenting with drawing with the on collaged papers and then doing an acrylic glaze and smearing them and they are so yummy and gorgeous! That is how I’ve been making my ATCs these days.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    As I think back I believe I first did stenciling back when I did fabric collage art – I ironed freezer paper on the fabric and painted with fabric paint, peel off the paper and die of excitement at the results! Ever since then I have loved it. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  5. Chris

    I think whenever we relate openly, whenever we are transparent with someone, we do leave a trace. Not sure whether this trace is in the psyche or the soul- but no matter. And it works in reverse of course – they leave a trace within us.

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