Stencil Guy

These are all mail art postcards made using the same figure. Let me think how I did these…

I cut out the figure from a paint card. I like the stiffness of the cardboard and yet it is not too thick.

Then I took some already-painted postcards and did my work. The first two are stencils with some details added.

The last card is the figure itself – I turned it over to the non-paint color side (you can see the black painting seeping around the edges from when I used it earlier) coloring it yellow and gluing it down.

One figure, reappearing in multiple roles…

 

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10 thoughts on “Stencil Guy

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you! It’s fun to cut these people out, they seem to emerge from the scissors. And by the way , thank you for the postcard, I haven’t gotten around to writing to you yet, I apologize. What a nice surprise it was!

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I love stenciling and I also like working with cutout figures. I started with them when I did more collage art than I do now, but they have stuck with me, and I also find cutting out shapes and placing them around a painting, to see what composition I might like better, before I set the paint down and can’t get it off!

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