Thursday, April 03, 2008

A simplistic stencil for the Exquisite Corpse

This is my third page for the Exquisite Corpse project that we are working on. This project is slowly drawing to a close and several of us seem to still be interested in exploring this concept further. So, It looks like there will be a second book made after this one is completed.

Crusade #19 for the GPP Street Team involves making a stencil or a mask this month. For this page I used a very simplistic mask of an arch just cut from paper. It was layed on my page and paint was sponged on and beyond the edge of the mask to achieve this effect. I have also used this mask on the front cover of the book. I think this shows that even the simplest of designs can be very effective.

17 comments:

michelle ward said...

Ingrid - very simple but very clever! I love how this whole piece looks. Thanks for pointing out how using a cut-out shape can act as a stencil or a mask in a pinch. Thanks for sharing this with the Street Team.

LostLuggage said...

I think you're 100% correct! This is a great mask- very effective indeed!

Megan Warren said...

Ingrid - it might be simple, but it is so effective! the exsquisite corpse pages look great - I've recently read about these - very intriguing.

Rosie said...

I really like this... very interesting piece! I love how it looks as though he's going through that arch - you are clever! ;-]

herminesplace said...

This looks really fabulous.

ArtKat said...

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and your is a great one! Wonderful look on that entire page! :)

ladylulu said...

I love, love, love the man with bunny ears. It is an awesome image.

Kimbo said...

This piece is really cool ! I love simple tools that can be used over and over again in different ways.
Thanks for your comments on my stencils !

Cath Sheard said...

Gosh your stencil has worked so well, and the project sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

thealteredpage said...

Great piece for an interesting project. Really unique.

Annieta Vries said...

Your third page is georgeous! I think you are such a great artist Ingrid! So happy for you that "Exquisite Corpse"-project is such a succes!

johanna said...

i really love the look of that! and the man with the rabbit ears and the wheels on his feet just makes me smile.

Sarah aka Flo said...

the long tall arch frames him brilliantly...the piece would definitely not feel quite complete without it.

off to investigate your Exquisite Corpse project...I am now intrigued....

Sarah aka Flo said...

me again :)

I have just convo'd you on Etsy, I think you have a sale :)

(Michelle you are costing me money!!! lol)

it's my birthday tomorrow and one of your pieces will be a PERFECT birthday present to myself.

I am so happy that the GPP Crusades led me here :)

Ursula Clamer said...

This is such a great idea, thanks for the reminder of how effective simple things can be....and the page looks fab!

PocketSize said...

I really like that. Excellent use of such an elegantly simple mask.

PLO said...

You did a very precise job of cutting out that arch, mine would be lopsided. I love the skull on his jacket shoulder...too cool...I want a jacked like that.

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