Dawn DeVries Sokol


Jane’s Stencil Blog Hop

When Jane Davenport asked me to be part of her Stencil Blog Hop, I was so honored to be in such great company. Jane is an incredible art journaler and artist. Her art is glorious and her Artistcellar stencils are, too!

Now, let me preface this post by saying I’m not good with faces. I consider myself more as a lettering artist and doodler. I have been doodling more faces, though, lately! I’m seriously considering taking Jane’s Draw Happy e-workshop. It looks AWESOME! And I want to keep exploring with these stencils so I can become better with faces. These stencils can help you do that. For now, I wanted to show what was possible for me, what I’m comfortable with. My designs are simple and doable by anyone!

This was the first idea I had when opening up these stencils. I loved the profile stencil. I have been playing with some journal pages made out of cereal boxes and had painted a bunch of them with craft acrylics and Dylusions Spray Inks. So I used some Liquitex Spray Paint to stencil in the profile, outlined that with a Stabilo pencil and then did some lettering to the right:

Click on it to see it a little larger.

The next idea I had was to use an eye stencil and paint it in with black gesso in the corner of this page:

And you can see I penciled wavy lines flowing from it to mimic hair. I followed those with some lettering:

As you can see, I wrote in some script writing following the lines and then went back over it. Here’s what it looks like now:

Not sure where this page will go next. But I like the way it’s looking so far!

As for the blog hop, there are some wonderful artists and I can’t wait to see what they do with these stencils. Jeanette House and Teesha Moore already knocked it out of the park with their art! Here’s the schedule:

Sunday 3/3: Artistcellar

Monday 3/4: Teesha Moore

Tuesday 3/5: Jeanette House

Wednesday 3/6: Dawn Sokol

Thursday 3/7: Tamara Laporte

Friday 3/8: Effy Wild

Saturday 3/9: Kass Hall

Sunday 3/10: Mindy Lacefield

Monday 3/11: Jane Davenport

Oh, yeah, there’s also a thing I have to do here...I get to give away a set of these AMAZING stencils!!! So, leave a comment in this post only by this Friday, March 8, at noon MST and I will draw a random commenter’s name! Duplicate comments will be deleted. Please make sure to leave an email address I can reach you at. If I draw a name and don’t get a quick response from the winner, I will have to draw again. Thanks!