Cut paper stencil #1

January 29, 2012

8×10″ cut paper stencil

I am preparing a series of stencils for use in the current Strathmore Online Workshop devoted to doodling and mix media and also for use with a 8×10″ Gelli printmaking plate.

Today’s is a series of circular doodles divided into five parts, an idea adopted from five-petalled flowers used in Japanese cut paper stencils as used in yuzen and Kaga yuzen stencil-dyeing of fabric. Overall geometric designs in komon Japanese printed cloth (usually white pattern on dark blue) come in small (tiny patterns) and large (much larger surface designs) – today’s is the large variety.

References – Traci Bautista workshop Gelli Arts printmaking plate.

Traditional Japanese Stencil Designs. Tokyo, Seigensha.


2 Responses to “Cut paper stencil #1”

  1. quirkyartist Says:

    Hey Rod, you and I are on the same wavelength. I cut even more stencils this morning.

    • rodbyatt Says:

      Found some more of interest – Wiener Werkestaat, silk samples c1915 – currently on show in the NGV devoted to decorative arts of Vienna 1900-1930. Can’t quite get my head around the giddy freeform work in the online workshop; happy to adapt it to my (Japanese) aesthetic.

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