Thursday, 18 February 2016

What a bunch...

...of wild and wacky women we had in the Puffin studio today...and some of the most amazing stencils just as a by-product!  It was the Burn, Baby, Burn stencil burning playshop, and didn't they get down to having fun?

Carol, Linda, Cecile, Kate, Anne (!!), Lynne and Carol
They all started (tore into, really) on sheets of house wrap,


 burning their way from shape to shape,


 and utilizing every bit of creative freedom they had.


 Some started in with a Sharpie-drawn design,


while others hit it immediately with their burners.
 

No matter their choice, they made some stunning stencils...


 and watching each other design was an important part of the process.


Much of the fun was testing the newly created stencils on the Gelli plate.  It was rather like opening presents on Christmas to see what running the stencil through its paces could invoke.



And is that any wonder, with the stencils they made?







What they accomplished in just three hours is remarkable, especially given all the goofiness and laughter that comprised the morning!  Well done, ladies, and thanks for making my day!


32 comments:

  1. Wow those ladies have made beautiful stencils. I love them all.

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    1. Me too, Gerda - they were a dynamite group of artists/creators!

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  2. It looks like a wonderful time was had by all Win. I love seeing all the different designs. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It was marvellous, Laura - I really should have taken a photo of every one of the stencils that came out of the class. They were all extraordinary!

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  3. With everyone creating there is such a variety of stencils. Awesome!

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    1. There wasn't one I wouldn't love to have in my stash, and I may have even tried to steal a few. Wonderful group, this!

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  4. Holy crap, workshop in the morning, blogpost in the afternoon. There ain't no moss on you babe!
    Gorgeous stencils - some fearless burning went on - oh yes it did!

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    1. Oh it was sheer joy to watch these ladies burn up the house wrap, Alice. Fearless indeed! :D

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    1. They were a wonderful group of ladies, and we laughed so much we shook the building foundations, I'm sure! :D

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  6. Oh what a wonderful class. I would have loved to take that one.

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    1. You'd have been another star in the stencil-burning firmament, Karenliz. It's so wonderful to get such a group of artists together working on designs like this!

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  7. Now I'm really jealous. The fabric looks like Tyvek. The stencils are brilliant. Angela x

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    1. You're right, Angela - a type of house wrap, which is my favourite stencil material. It's so beautifully thin that it can play under a commercial stencil for more texture, or carry a piece on its own. Love it, and so did the students!

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  8. This has totally blown me out of the water! Your students have major creative skills and a burning (pardon the pun) desire to make something truly useful. Success! Applause! Applause!

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    1. Aren't they beyond amazing, Kay? Just such a fabulous group of artists, and more fun than the proverbial barrel!

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  9. Looks like you had so much fun!

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    1. We sure did, Susan - thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Beautiful stencils and some very happy ladies! I've got a couple of sheets of tyvek but never tried them for stencils. The leaves and the tree stencils are my favourite.

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    1. House wrap is an awesome stencil-making material, Zsuzsa...thin, sturdy and readily burnable. I do hope you'll give it a try!

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  11. Win... YOU are a living wonder girl! Sharing your creativity with your "students" and inspiring them to the max. What FABULOUS stencils came out of you tutelage. It's mind boggling to me. But then... I have to remember that I have never seen anything that you did that was not UNIQUELY AMAZING. Loved these pictures and the story of SUCCESS!!! Thank you Win. j.

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    1. Oh, Joi - this was an outstanding group of creative-go-for-it ladies, stellar in every regard. Their success was entirely their own - I just barely managed to keep play the fool/foil! Thanks for stopping by to say hello - and keep up those wonderful posts! xo

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  12. The stencils turned out beautiful and all the Ladies look like they have enjoyed this event very much!
    Happy weekend !
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. Didn't they, Susi? What a wonderful group they were; they were all masters of fun! Happy weekend right back at you...xo

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  13. Wow! some fabulous designs coming out of this play time Win!! Geesh, will be seeing any of these on the market?heehee
    Looks like a great group of fun and creative women! So happy you shared!
    Jackie xoxo

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    1. Wouldn't that be great, Jackie - there were at least a dozen stencils I'd love to own created here. We've an amazing number of stellar artists in our little valley!

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    1. Agreed, Roz! They did a great job!

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  15. Fantastic results, what a great workshop! wish I could have been there :) have a great week, Shirleyxx

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    1. Agreed, Shirley - and I swear you'll need to do a road trip from the 'far side'! xo

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  16. Wow this looks like such a fun day, and what brilliant stencils you all made xx

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    1. It was great fun, Sue, and I was astounded at the range and quality of their stencils...just fabulous!

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