Spotlights on Arty Friends This Weekdeb Christensen
The PM Artist Spotlight went out searching this week, July 10-14, on YouTube and found these artists using Stamps and Stencils by PM Artist Studio:
The Faba-Doodle Short
PM Artist Studio starts the week out with an incredible little YouTube short that showcases the Faba-Doddes from Sunday’s Live Video (july 9, 2023) with Patricia and Mariah.
Blocking in with colors began the P-Doodling extravaganza. The results are, as they say, FAB! Here’s the sneak preview short:
Backgrounds, Inks, and More with Z
ScrapsToBeauty by Zandra makes some mixed media backgrounds. You can catch a peek at her Perfume girls that she builds using the upside-down Poppy Pods Stencil. Then as she continues to work on making backgrounds, she pulls out some more stencils. Here’s her PM Artist Studio stencils list she pulls out:
- Poppy Pod Sets Stencil Masks by Susan DuFresne
- Poppy Fields Stencil by Susan DuzFresne
- Poppy Duo Strips by Susan DuzFresne
- Aqueous Effervescence – which she decides to use first with the spray.
- Imagined Wallflowers by Darcy Sanders
MIXED MEDIA TIP: After using your stencil, turn it over and press that paint down on something; don’t waste the paint!
Don’t miss how she cut off two of the borders on Aqueous Effervescence! Whoa, that could be a game-changer! And then she frees the Pooppy Duo Strips from their borders. Look how different they look!
Mariah Makes: Monday in the Akiko Journal
PM Artist Studio features Mondays with Mariah, and she’s working in that gorgeous new book from Akiko. Let’s see how many stencils we recognize as she begins to put the papers in. How will she handle those white edges? Piecing it all together! Behold the magic!
- Woven Cross Stitch Stencil
- Geometric Polynesian Stencil
- Vintage Paris Abstract Map Stencil by Susan DuFresne
MIXED MEDIA TIP: Keep all the little pieces, one may be just the exact little thing you need as you finish the project!
Pencils, Specimen Slides & Gel Prints
Fran OnTheEdge shows a project she is working on and displays that very versatile sea urchin / flower / thistle stencil and mask set. The creatures, florals, mushrooms, and leaves all look smashing in her book. She works on magnetic specimen slides, then takes her gel plate out and works on some beauties with the following stencils:
GEL PLATE TIP: Use some packing tape to clean off unwanted leftovers on your plate!
The urchin stencils, both the inner and outer parts make such singular design elements. They can be the star of the show if you wish!
EddieMakesArt Pulls a print in a YouTube short in aqua, white, and black, with two stencils layered on top of one another. The black outline of Aqueous Effervescence offsets the swirly patterning of Feathery Eyes with a modern, nearly abstract result.
Turn Swatching Into Making
EddieMakesArt grabs some of his old swatch papers and gives them a lovely new life as decorations! He’s using Archival Ink over the watercolors with all sorts of fun stamps! Be sure to pick up all of Eddie’s Stamping Tips in this video. I spotted some PM Artist Studio Shop Offerings in use:
- Deathhead Moth Stamp
- All Lit Up – the starlit stamp
- Funky Leaf stamp by Rhonda Dohna
- Bees, Wasp Stamp
- Art Deco Circles Stamp
- Spiral Swirl Leaf Stamp
- Dream Big Script Poem Stamp by Froyle Davis
STAMP TIP: Make sure you ink the foam stamp up well. especially when they are new.
Fran’s Mixed Media Marvels
Fran OnTheEdge gives a preview of her new book she is building for the slides, shows how well the magnets work, gives tips about portrait drawing when you think you just do not have the right perspective. Then Fran pulls out her gel plate. We’re looking at some stenciled images on it as she pulls off a very summery print, and follows with some more prints from the Gel Plate using stamps and stencils:
- Tomato Slices Stencil by Fran Baker
- Trilobite Styles and Sets Stencil by Fran Baker
- Urchin Flower Masks by Fran Baker
- She’s previewing her Elemental Spirits Characters, still prototypes, Howl and Earth, too.
- Flower Urchin Foam Stamp by Fran Baker
Watch Fran mix the swirls of color so creatively. It’s quite the skill!
A Beautiful Hand Made Journal
The Shelley studio flips through her gorgeous gift from Janke and Paulla. I’ll spotlight the PM Artist Studio Stencils I pick up on, and you can tell me what I miss as you enjoy this glorious creation:
Layers of color, of texture, of images, all combined to make this an exquisite journal. You’ll love seeing it.
Backgrounds Turn to Tags
ScrapsToBeauty By Zandra is hard at work making backgrounds for tags today. I saw some PM Artist Studio Stencils in her work flow:
- Poppy Duo Strips by Susan DuFresne, Note how Z has freed hers from its frame!
- Poppy Pods Sets Stencil, by Susan DuFresne, was used in those adorable Perfume Bottle Dolls that she makes.
- Imagined Wallflwers by Darcy Sanders
- Aqueous Effervescence
Watch her level up the deliciousness with layer after layer, and don’t miss the parade of Perfume bottle girls at the end as she draws for the winners!
EddieMakesArt has a fantastic YouTube short of a gel plate pull for what may have been a long haul technique. Using the Atomic Asters stencil, he turns out a stunning print!