The next class I took was taught by Helen Morris, of the Stencil Library. While I have taken classes from Melanie before, this was my first class with Helen. Helen is just a delight.with her shocking red hair, bubbly personality and fun British expressions! Her classes are packed with projects and taught at an easy pace.
This class was all about using stencils from the Print Room Collection.
All of the projects we did in this class were done on heavy wallpaper liner using only black and white paint, mixing shades of grey. The exercises showed us how to use the multi-part stencils and different composition ideas. Here you see 3 oval frames, one with a full face, 1 with just the lips and cigarette, and the 3rd with just the nose. The same picture was copied 3x’s and used differently in each frame. A stenciled background of bamboo was added.
Here are 2 more examples of a design cut out and pasted on top of a stenciled frame.
Another fun way to use these frames is to insert postcards from vacations! This would be a fun grouping on a hallway wall.