2015 Creativity Challenge wrapup

Now that the year has wrapped up, here is a slide show of the artwork I created in 2015.

If you can’t see the embedded slide show, click here to see it on Flickr. Enjoy!

artwork stencils

2015 Creativity Challenge – week 2

This is week two of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge. Starting today, I will endeavour to post every Wednesday. Here are my pieces for week 2.

These two pieces started out as Gelli prints, with added stamping and stencilling, and use my Silhouette masks. In the first, I traced around one of the Yoga masks to cut a silhouette from sheet music. In the second, I used one of the Sisters masks when doing the Gelli printing. In both cases, I added some shading around each piece with a black coloured pencil.

Mixed media piece with silhouette

Mixed media piece with silhouette

After many years, I decided to get rid of my Cricut and buy a Silhouette so that I can cut my own designs. Sadly, there seems to be something wrong with the power supply, so I won’t be doing any cutting just yet. Bummer.

My new silhouette

Before discarding the Cricut, I cut a bunch of snowflakes (or mandalas) sized especially for the round Gelli plate.

Die-cut shapes

I love making my own stamps, as I talked about in this blog post from last year. These are all made with fun foam, some with textured fun foam. The possibilities are endless!

A few fun foam stamps

Finally, a bit of digital art. I have been experimenting with combining Gelli prints digitally in Photoshop Elements. These four pieces were made by superimposing the same four Gelli prints with varying blending modes and transparency.

Digital combo 1

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Cyber Monday: Alphabet stencils 60% off

Alphabet StencilsAlphabet Stencils Clearance Sale – 60% off while supplies last.
These consist of a full alphabet, in a casual style, cut from sturdy 0.007″ mylar. They are available in three sizes: 1.5, 2.5, and 5-inch high letters. Click the image for a larger view.
(No code necessary. Prices as marked.)

Here are two blog posts that illustrate some artwork that uses the stencils:
Click here for the first one. . . . . Click here for the second one.

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New in the shop: Silhouette Masks

I have something new in the shop starting today. These are masks made of sturdy 0.007 mylar that can be used in your art in a variety of ways. These are the silhouettes, you get all six in a package.


They can be used in a variety of ways in monoprinting on a Gelli Plate, or to make cutout collage elements. Here are some of the samples I made (click the image for a larger view):

silhouettes examples

The lovely and talented Joanna Grant has been playing with a set and you can see her work on her blog.

The sets come in two sizes. In the large set, the masks range in size from 5-1/2 to 7-1/2 inches high (14 to 19 cm). In the small set (half the size of the large set), the masks range in size from 2-3/4 to 3-3/4 inches high (7 to 9.5 cm). (Note that these images are not to scale.)

masks   masks


Click here to order the silhouettes in my ArtFire shop.

Starting today until November 27, 2014, you can use the coupon code SILHOUETTES1 for 10% off your entire order from my store. (Note, this discount cannot be combined with the bulk discount.)