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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Catching Up

Besides dealing with the heat and other things I have been busy with I wasn't doing too much visual journaling. Then I got inspired by Mary Ann over at Dispatch from L.A. Mary Ann creates foot-stomping cool mailart and visual journals...and she digs stencils...she started cutting a few of her own -- and I realized it has been years since I'd done so. Quite a few years ago I was really into airbrushing and I used to create many stencils to incorporate into my airbrush art.

This afternoon I dug through my art supplies and found some acetate type material that is used for overhead projection screens. Then I dug out my Versa-Tool and plugged it in until it was smokin' baby :) I am out of practice with the stencil burning (which I prefer over using an X-acto knife because it's faster)...but below are two of my results that I incorporated into my 'junk mail' visual journal...(yep, still workin' on that one!)...
I took these photos at night so the colors are not great...

*the junk mail used in the above page is the word FREEDOM - the stencil
I created is Bob Dylan*
*the piece of junk mail used in the piece above are the words ' any prescription'...I thought it was fitting with Jim Morrison...I LOVED this artist - and I thought he was a genius...drugged up, yes..but a genius nonetheless...Morrison is the stencil I created.
- as always the images can be clicked on to enlarge-



21 Comments:

  • At 9:52 PM , Anonymous Pilar said...

    WOW! You rock at creating stencils! I love what you did with them in your journal. The Lizard King is one of my favorites too!

     
  • At 10:03 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    pilar...thank you! Yeah, who doesn't love The Lizard King... :-)

     
  • At 11:16 PM , Blogger Dagny said...

    Lovely art. Of course, I wouldn't expect less of you.

     
  • At 11:19 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    dagny - wow, I wish I had that much confidence in myself ;-) Thank You!

     
  • At 11:46 PM , Anonymous marita said...

    those were the days...
    the black and white of dylan, the colors of jim and the psychedelic designs fitt perfectly into the subjects and time, jolene! beautiful!

     
  • At 1:02 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    marita - thanks so much! I may take better photos of the journal pages when time allows...the color in the Morrison one is much more vibrant :)

     
  • At 8:19 AM , Blogger Gene Black said...

    Gee thanks jolene! Now I am tempted to try my hand at cutting my own stencils...Like I am not doing enough different things already . LOL.

    Love the Morrison art!

    Keep on rockin'

     
  • At 9:38 AM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    gene ...WARNING...stencil cutting can be addicting :) I can't wait to do more!! Glad you liked the Morrison one.

     
  • At 9:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ohmyGOD! ACCKKK! Girl, you are really handy with that tool, watch out people! LOL! I love BOTH your stencil images. These stencils ROCK BIG TIME! SOCOOL! Not our children's stencils, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing your awesome art. Sell these! There's a market out there with a HUGE space that says JOLENE'S SPACE!
    Linda

     
  • At 10:48 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Linda, NOT your children's stencils for sure. LOL! Thank You :)

     
  • At 9:12 PM , Anonymous Mary Ann said...

    holy crap-o-ly! these are COOL! love them. a tool exists that is easier than hand carving with an exacto? hmmmmmmmmmmm.....
    your stencils are seriously detailed. really fabulous!

     
  • At 11:15 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Yo Mary Ann! Thanks - for the compliment - and for stopping by!
    The versa-tool can be found at most boring craft supply stores - even Michaels! :)

     
  • At 8:25 AM , Blogger Ellen said...

    OOH-LA-LA! What else can I say??? Tres magnifique, mon ami? The rest of my French pretty much consists of single words for fruits and vegetables...plus the lyrics to "Frere Jacque", so I'll stop there. But ooooooooh-la-la!


    Ellen

     
  • At 9:59 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Ellen - Thank You...after OOH-LA-LA there isn't much more needed to be said :)

     
  • At 11:20 AM , Anonymous marita said...

    waiting for paul!! ;)

     
  • At 7:36 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    Marita...LOL! Long day today - lots of traffic - and still another BUSY two days ahead of me...hopefully no later than the weekend Paul will arrive here ;-)

     
  • At 4:20 PM , Anonymous PlumCrafty said...

    I adore your stencilling creations and bow at the feet of your greatness, Jolene! :D

    Your imagery if fantastic and my favourite is the Morrison one.

    xxKate

     
  • At 7:00 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    plumcrafty Kate - may I ask what you had in your tea? HA HA HA....you crack me up!
    Thanks for the compliment, no matter how overstated....LOL!

     
  • At 10:42 AM , Blogger Garden Painter Art said...

    Jolene:

    The Morrison stencil is amazing. I love the Doors and grew up listening to them because of my brother. He's 11 years older than I am, so I have unusually wild taste in music!!

    I specifically remember one particular early morning when I was a young girl. It was a hot summer and we didn't have any air-conditioning. I woke up at about 4:00 am because it was so hot and I had the words ~ "hello, I love you won't you tell me your name," ~"hello, I love you let me jump in your game" going through my head. Everytime I hear that song, I can smell my old house on a hot summer morning.

    Jolene, so often, your posts stir my memory ~

    Kim
    Garden Painter Art

     
  • At 3:14 PM , Blogger ~jolene said...

    garden painter art - Kim,

    I know what you mean about the Doors - I still listen to their music and have a CD in my car...really good driving music :)

    I am glad my posts stir memories for you!

    Thanks for your compliment on the stencil and thanks for visiting!

     
  • At 5:40 PM , Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

    Come on Baby lite my Fire
    is still one of my all time favorite songs

     

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