Judges select top innovations for exclusive media & buyers’ event
The Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA’s) judge panel are pleased to announce CHA’s Hot 20 New Products being launched from the 2011 CHA Summer Conference & Trade Show in the Innovations Showcase. The products selected were featured at the exclusive CHA Innovations Sneak Peek Media & Buyers’ Event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Monday, July 18.
Among the HOT 20 is the Let’s Face It! stencils from Art-C™ Mixed Media, a brand of the C-Thru® Ruler Company.
The “Let’s Face It!” stencils provide a base facial shape, with three different eye and lip shape stencil sets attached to the base stencil for selection and placement. Once these placement guidelines are established, the artist can add characteristics and features to make their own unique piece of artwork.
Sally Lynn MacDonald, the Creative Director for Art-C says, "Let’s Face It. Our innate ability to recognize faces makes drawing the face a challenge for many artists. There has been a big trend in ‘She Art’ and ‘Healing Art’ where the artist creates a self-portrait on a collaged background and adds words to express themselves. But as I looked at these faceless images I saw a need to create a tool that would allow further self expression for the mixed-media artists, students of art, and those just beginning to explore these mediums. So I created the ‘Let’s Face It!’ stencils."
The “Let’s Face It” stencils come in two sizes, to make either a 6” x 8” face or a 3” x 4” face.
Here is an image of the sample 9" x 12" canvas board for the workshop we presented at the trade show on Monday night. The face is composed using our ATC-1108, Let's Face It Stencil, small - which creates a 3" x 4" face.