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Here’s what we made the other day using the ice cream stencils shared on this blog:

We printed the stencils, cut them out and used them as templates with scrapbook paper.  Good times….good times…..


Teapot with Flower Bouquet Graphic

Made from the Build a Bouquet Stencils and entirely executed with ArtRage 2.5:

flowergridI’ve been meaning to make these for quite a while and sure am glad that I did!  These are F*U*N!  Okay, so here’s what I’m talking about:  a handful of stencils or black and white clipart, whatever you want to call it, for making flower scenes.  Daisy-types, individual centers, roses, daffodils, foliage, stems……this should really give you something to play with.  Also included is a variety of containers to put the flowers in as well as a few butterflies and similar critters.  Tested out with great success by my 4-yr-old with the ArtRage 2.5 program and I am not ashamed to say that I also had a very pleasant time trying the stencils out.  I have many pleasant plans for these…..

Because there are so many images, I’ve combined them into a zip file that is hosted over at Deviant Art The files are all jpegs, offered with black or white backgrounds.  You photoshop people can easily convert them to pngs as you like.

Not into digital art?  These would work quite fine printed out onto card stock and traced as templates…..glue them into cards and collages!

ice cream loveHere’s something fun and silly…the girls and I made an ice cream collage and I took a few minutes to make the components into ArtRage 2.5 stencils to share.  Also included is a palette chart with handy and suitable color suggestions.  The above image is something I whipped up in just a few minutes this afternoon.  It’s a quick, simple project in ArtRage. 

Have fun!

mandala_green4002As a child, I loved drawing mandalas.  I thought that making a mandala with my own children would be an interesting project.  We use the ArtRage program quite a bit, so I hunted and hunted for a good set of circle and line images  with center points.  I didn’t have much luck, so I made my own.  As is the way with these things, it would have been oh so much easier if I’d just made my own in the first place.  Anyway, I’m sharing what I’ve made:  a basic compass flower with several points of intersection marked out and a template that you can use for a few ideas for basic mandala ornamentation.  Both print to an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper.

The colored example is one that Lily (closer to being 5-yrs-old ever day)  and I made this morning together with the templates loaded as a stencils in ArtRage 2.5.  We were very entertained…..the bits of decorative background were from stencils provided by MisterPaint, we agonized over color selection and element placement….spun stencils around, zoomed in and out and used many, many layers.   It’s a bit time consuming, but then, that’s part of the whole “good for you” process of mandalas.  Want to learn more?  This link  by Laura Ellen Shulman should just about cover it.

P.S.  This graphic is easily made from scratch by using a compass and ruler….think back to 5th grade math.   For those of us who dread using a compass, you can use my graphic as a template to trace over or as a stencil and choose the elements of it that you want to use.  In ArtRage 2.5, this is easily done my importing the graphic as a stencil.  If you do this, I recommend also opening a copy of the original picture as a layer to help keep your central point.

Like working with a compass?  We just bought a hot pink, plastic one or my 7-yr-old for something like $1.50 from Wal-Mart.  This plastic compass is much easier for small hands to hold than the classic thin metal-style compass most of us are familiar with.


Here are your files (light lines for pale color scheme coloring pages, dark lines for something more stout and for ArtRage stencils… in a new window and right click to download):