Open Book Society is back this month with another amazing TLC Book tour! Today we bring you STENCIL CRAFT: TECHNIQUES FOR FASHION, ART & HOME by author Margaret Poet, where you will find many creative techniques for wonderful creations. Be sure to keep reading to know more about the book, the author, our review, and blog tour giveaway. Enjoy!
About STENCIL CRAFT: TECHNIQUES FOR FASHION, ART & HOME:
As a Broadway costume painter, I use stencils every day—from tape to giant mylar paisleys, to elaborately cut textures. Stencils can make a plain surface rich with come-and-go repeated pattern, add creature texture such as feathers, fur, or scales, create depth and add mystery to the most mundane fabric. Stencils can look boldly graphic, soft and atmospheric, or make marks that are almost photographic. Stencils are incredibly versatile (beyond stenciled letters for the mailbox!), and I have always wanted to write a book featuring them.
Stencil Craft: Techniques for Fashion, Art and Home is filled with stenciling techniques. From cutting stencils from various materials with scissors, craft knives, or stencil burners, and then painting through them with brushes, natural sponges, spatter and spray, we will explore a full range of stencil possibilities. In this book we will paint stencil portraits, totes, aprons, ornate borders, tablecloths and tea towels, pillows, a floor cloth, stationery, wrapping paper, and more, and begin to build a stencil library.
About author Margaret Poet:
Margaret is an artist, writer and costume painter. Margaret’s book Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity (Boyds Mills 2011) was awarded a Eureka! Silver Medal for non-fiction children’s books. She is also the author of The Successful Artist’s Career Guide (F&W 2012), Alternative Art Journals (F&W 2012), and Make Your Mark (Chronicle Books, 2004), voted one of Library Journal’s best how-to books of 2004. She is looking forward to the publication of two new books in 2015, Stencil Craft (F&W) and an early reader picture book, Crow Makes a Friend (Holiday House).
An avid believer that art making can be for everyone, Margaret has presented art workshops with cancer survivors, elders, children, parent and teen groups, writers, nurses and caregivers, at The Creative Center at University Settlement’s Creative Aging conferences, and their Artist-in-Residence Training program, with EngAGE Utah, at Gilda’s Club, The Huntsman Cancer Institute, Operation Exodus in NYC, and at Miami University’s Scripps center with Dr. Like Lokon, and Opening Minds Through Art.
Margaret has painted costumes at Parsons-Meares, LTD for more than twenty years. Projects include Broadway (Aladdin, The Lion King, Wicked, Turn Off the Dark, Will Rogers Follies, Shrek the Musical, Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, among many others), dance (ABT, Joffrey Ballet, Pilobolus, Feld Ballet, Nevada Ballet), film (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), as well as for circuses, arena shows and ice shows. She taught costume painting for ten years at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and taught costume painting and presented lectures on making a living as an artist at UNC, BYU, The Self Employment in the Arts 2013 conference in Chicago, at FIT, Miami University, and USITT-SE in Athens, GA. Margaret is a member of USA 829.
For more information about the author and her books visit her at her Official Website here.
STENCIL CRAFT TOTE STENCILING KIT
17″ x 15″ canvas tote hand printed with a stencil interpretation Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.
A signed copy of STENCIL CRAFT: TECHNIQUES FOR FASHION, ART AND HOME.
1 blank 12″ x 12″ canvas tote.
1 10″ x 14″ piece of stencil Mylar.
2 stencil brushes.
1 craft knife set.
2 Metallic Lumiere Acrylic Paints, Indigo and Metallic Copper.