Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stencils and Stamps from Commonplace Objects

Lookie, lookie what my friend, Mary Beth Kile, gave me yesterday.  These are 14" x 19" placemats (© 2013 by Kimberly Sabel) made from a matte rubber-like product.  They are distributed by Advantus Corp. and can be found at Bed Bath and Beyond. I see many stenciling and stamping possibilities with these mats.  It will be fun to see what design emerges if pressed onto a Gelli Arts gel printing plate.  Another option might be to place these on fabric painted with Setacolor light reactive fabric paints to see what design mysteries the sun might create.  Because these mats are almost 1/4" thick, they would probably be too thick to use as a stencil with a brush, a brayer or a foam paint roller, but I'll bet they would be great to use as airbrush stencils.  Then, too, they could be mounted on a slab of wood or Plexiglas and added to my ever growing inventory of permanently mounted stamps. 

What do you see as printing possibilities for these designs?

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