I ordered some new stencils from dear Ginny's Emporium earlier this week and they arrived in a couple of days. So fast! Ginny lived out here in LA before making her big break for Cleveland with her sweetheart John. We started our blogs within days of each other. Ginny also has an Etsy shop with some stencils not carried in her Emporium, which, if I didn't already say so, is quite fabulous.
Coffee Break Design stencils are such good quality and really sturdy. I spread them all out today in the late afternoon and got busy in my book. Wave after wave of giddiness washed over me.
The flock of birds and skyline. Much, too much, too much.
I am a big fan of experimenting with stencils. I don't know why I never devoted a book solely to quick & fast work. It's pure PLAY. A big stack of new stencils, a few cans of spraypaint, and a warm day. Perfect.
I've also taken to cleaning my paint brushes off on the pages in my Coil Bound Stencil Tryout Play Book. That's where that dusky carnation pink color came from. Who cares if it matches anything or not? Not me.
My neighbor gave me these vintage Japanese stencils a few months ago. She got them at a flea market. They are all cut on thin brown paper and each stencil is sandwiched between layers of cardboard. I keep them in an old plastic zippered bedspread bag out in the garage.
My sister alerted me to these Portugal posts over at one of our favorite UK bloggers, Jane Brokett. HERE is the first one. And HERE is the second. Naturally, both are about food.