March is STENCIL month here at Altered Pages! Today I have a
profile! When you are finished reading this post be sure to check out all the stencils at Altered Pages!
plural noun: stencils
- 1.a thin sheet of cardboard, plastic, or metal with a pattern or letters cut out of it, used to produce the cut design on the surface below by the application of ink or paint through the holes.
"The use of stencils dates back over 37 thousand years, as evident in Neanderthal cave art found in Spain. These paintings are outlines of hand prints; it is theorized that Prehistoric man or woman would place their hand against the wall, and then blow finely crushed pigment around it. These stencils were accompanied by shapes from the natural world and daily life: animals, hunting scenes, and ritual all figure prominently." to read more visit the Alabama Chanin Journal
I used the "Profile" stencil on this canvas. When working with stencils I use a variety of products: Paints, Mists, Gesso, Inks and Rubs.