Dienstag, 28. September 2010
Sonntag, 26. September 2010
...yes, there is a missing part but she ran out of paper. Tomorrow she'll get more paper and finish her world map ^^
The only thing we need now is somebody who makes a patchwork out of fabric to go with the paper patchwork!
(No, I still can't. Foot ist better now but not good enough to use my sewing machine... a cold turkey for me!)
Samstag, 25. September 2010
The background paper was the one I made accidently by painting on fabric (have a look). I ripped small parts out of the paper and painted black tentacles with acrylic paint over it.
Look at the details! Although it is black on black there are a lot of little suckers painted through the structure of the used paint :) I love the effect you can get with acrylic paint.
Mittwoch, 22. September 2010
And with the little leftover I had I used my coffee themed stamp. It was a mixture of colours (you can see the green spots I carved free!) which I overlayed with a lot of different acrylic paints. Gold, black and then bronze and then just scratching with a knife going over all the layers of paint.
Sonntag, 19. September 2010
Donnerstag, 16. September 2010
Mittwoch, 15. September 2010
...and my newest favorit one! Look at the cute (Yes, I think he is cute ^^) grashopper above! I took one of the pictures of my inspirations: critters (botanical garden Leipzig) and converted it to a black and white image. Just use the image editing functions programms like word have integrated. Better ones are not necessary for you just want to make a stencil out of it. I play a little bit with the contrast and the brightness until I see the lines I want to cut.
The grashopper image:
In b/w and printed:
Most of the lines are easy to see and therefore to cut. But some points are a little bit difficult and have to be modified (hope you see the circles, if not: just enlarge the picture!):
All pieces have to be connected to each other. If not you can either leave a little connecting space (red circle) or move the object a little bit (green circle, originally the legs were crossed!). And if a little detail is missing just add it! Like I did with one of the legs (blue circle).
And another example this time a flower (Inspirations: Flowers (botanical garden Leipzig)).
Printed after some modfications (contrast / brightness) in b/w
The negative image
The positive image
If you are not satisfied you can easy modifiy a picture like this. For example if you would prefer that all petals are to be seen separately just cut a line between the two connected ones. Really easy. And don't be frightened to lose your worl. Just make pictures of your stencils and print them out again! This way you can keep your original one and try out a lot of modifications of the shape until you like it :) Also a way for creating stencils with different sizes. Make a picture and print it at the desired size. All what is left to do is to cut it out again ^^
The next one is take from my collection Formentera: Critter. Here I just added the missing tail. I made it a little bit more curvy ^^
And the gecko... think I will change the head a little bit but not now (as soon as there is a specific project for ^^). But the movemont in the body is great!