Los Angeles artist Karen Kimmel creates tools that provide an imaginative launch pad. Her unique stencils are works of art on their own -- beautiful, organic shapes inspired by nature, but without being too literal. Applied to paper, walls or fabric, Karen’s stencils spur users to try new ideas, layer different shapes and colors, and explore rubbings and other techniques.
Karen came up with the idea for these stencils during a residency program at a center for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. She used the stencils to help the adults tap into their creativity and found they encouraged self-expression in kids, too. No matter what your age, you’ll have fun creating your own abstract artwork. The stencils will get you started, then you can let your imagination take over