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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…



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.

Positive and Negative

Two of the same, only not the same.

The fellow in the top card was cut from a brown paper grocery bag. I then placed him on top of the background in the second card and swished some blue paint over him.

Then I removed him, leaving the nice outline you see, a stenciled image, I guess. I moved the figure to the background in the top card and glued him in.

Voila! Two of them, the same but not the same.

These cards were made in December, 2016.

Shapes Emerge

I painted up some postcard backgrounds and then I placed cutout figures over them, painted, and then peeled up the figures. Stenciled people!

I added some details (in the one case, a lot of details!) as I felt it needed, and then…I had these postcards.

These are from January, 2017.

Negative Spaces

Two more stenciled figures on postcard backgrounds.

One Leads to Another and Another and Another…

These people are each one stenciled on to the surface of its individual postcard. I did different things to each background – covered it with random magazine pictures, with print, or left it plain. Then I took my cut-out figure and painted over it. When the figure was removed, the original background remained, and I drew around it in pen to make the figure clear.

The first three postcards have feature one figure each. The last one – all three together. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.

It’s possible to keep on doing this kind of thing all day, and none of the results will be the same, or even very similar.

These postcards were all done in July, 2016.

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″.