It’s time for another Stencil Test Drive with Jessica and some amazing artists. I am so honored to be in such marvelous company. This time it is Jessica’s Random Square’s stencil. I have used this stencil dozens of times with all kinds of media and have found it to be truly my absolute favorite for use with wood icing. While it is a softer square with uneven edges, it hold the wood icing so beautifully and creates a relieved image that is crisp and defined. It lends itself to shading and grabbing paint and brings real depth to the mixed media work. For this round of the Stencil Test drive I found myself wanting to paint and created two paintings using the stencil in wood icing paired with acrylic paint, ink, stamping and china black pencil. I also experimented with the wood icing again and aging to make the look of crumbling stone walls as backgrounds for some other canvas work in progress. Finally, I simply traced it with sharpie pen and sprayed through the stencil with ink spray as backgrounds for a future journal spread. Random square ARE anything but Random…please see the links to Jessica’s blog and all the artists participating here to see their work too.