Wednesday 1 May 2013

Our May inspiration ...

comes to you from stencil artist Michael Duncan with Tea Time 2012 (a handcut 35 layer stencil).

Additional criteria - The use of stencils/masks
A little about Michael Duncan
In 2010 Michael completed his Fine Arts (Sculpture) degree from The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Michael started stencilling in 2009 during his spare time at the VCA. Michael’s accomplishments include being a finalist for the past two consecutive years for the Australian Stencil Art Prize, completing a multiphase commission at Tramp Bar in Melbourne’s CBD, and exhibiting in A Cut Above II: International Stencil Exhibition at Espionage Gallery which featured some of the best stencil artists from all over the world. Michael is currently preparing for his first solo exhibition which will open in Melbourne on the 17th of May at Off The Kerb Gallery.

“I always like to include a quirk of humour in my stencils, I find it helps to develop a connection to the work. Form, high detail and bold imagery are probably the main things I consider aesthetically when developing my works while at the same time with the aim of provoking thought. Many of my stencils are up to 35 layers and it is really satisfying to see all the layers build up to the final image. Each artwork can take up to two months as I have to hand cut each layer. I strive to create stencils that are extremely detailed in an effort to really push the boundaries of the stencilling art form potential”.

For more information please visit his blog at

Now we have some wonderful sample layouts from the first of our talented creative team.  Please call back on the 15th when we will reveal the winners for April and also more delightfully creative layouts from the remainder of our team.


Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by midnight on May 31st, 2013. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card or off the page submissions but please remember we appreciate original entries (you may combine with a sketch).

Looking forward to seeing all your stencil and mask work. 

Our first Guest Designer for May, Tone-Lill Angelskar will be joining us next week.  Please call back to see her totally stunning take on this months challenge. 
We will also be celebrating (Inter) National Scrapbooking day with some very simple challenges and gorgeous give-aways.  Please come back on the 4th May and support us.

1 comment:

  1. I adore this inspiration Jane! Absolutely fabulous!
    Your pages are just stunning gals!