Amy Rice's Playing with Stencils book: order now!
Long time Stencil Archive friend and participant Amy Rice (see her Archive here) has a new book coming out. When I looked through my book "Stencil Nation" with people, Amy's unique stencil style would always stand out from the other sections. She also holds the honor of being my mom's favorite stencil artist!
Here's what her publisher is saying about the book:
Learn how to design and cut stencils from your own drawings or photographs with Playing with Stencils! You'll discover how a simple doodle or series of shapes can have great impact when made into a stencil. The projects run the gamut from ideas for walls, floors, rugs, furniture, stationery, and posters to cake and cupcake stencils, stencils to customize your bicycle and garage door, and even an outdoor mural! All the templates for the featured projects are included.
Stencil art has been around for years, often used for home decorating and for simple crafts, but has gained current interest and cache due it's guerilla use as street art (often making a political statement), and has become a worldwide subculture. Stencil graffiti has given stencil art a new sheen of coolness. This book will show you how to incorporate that look into your work, your accessories, and your home. You’ll become inspired to use stencils in your journaling, in collage, on fabric, on totes, and in art pieces designed to be hung on walls—and you will know how to create fantastic custom designs.
A word of warning to the unkowing crafty person who buys Amy's book: once you spray a stencil, public spots start looking mighty appealing.