Book Review | Playing With Stencils


One of my most favorite creative books this season is Playing with Stencils, Exploring Repetition, Pattern and Personal Designs by Amy RiceAmy is one of my favorite artists, and so when I heard she was doing a book, I was really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy. 



The book offers over 20 stencil-themed projects from floor tiles to decorating a cake –each project featuring step-by-step instructions along with variations to personalize it to make it your own.  The book offers up a set of templates and even a gallery of influential contemporary artists who use stencils for inspiration.  Check out a few projects below:



Amy's book takes the stencil and creates unique ways to use it. Like making your own wallpaper by stenciling onto paintable blank wallpaper, a sweet lace stationery tutorial or a faux wood inlay, just a few examples of what one can make with this book. Love, love, love it!

Playing with Stencils, Exploring Repetition, Pattern and Personal Designs by Amy Rice
ISBN: 9781592538294
Publisher: Quarry Books 
Visit Amy Rice online at amyrice.com

Jan Halvarson

3 comments:

Karen Fields said...

I love this post! Stencils can really create a bold statement yet can be very sophisticated and unique. I've been wanting to do some on a large dresser...we'll see...maybe I'll try now!

Pinecone Camp said...

Stencils can look pretty fantastic...you just need some patience. Love the last image of the chair - so pretty. Nice "DIY" round-up!

Natasha said...

They all look so good.

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