Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Stencil Test Drive with Jessica Sporn



Can you see me dancing? I look fabulous, by the way, as I jump up and down clapping my hands in frenzied excitement. . . . 

Okay, so it may not be the prettiest thing to see, but the excitement is genuine as I. Am. Thrilled to be participating in Jessica Sporn's Test Drive for one of her newest Stencil Girl products; Frames!

It felt like my birthday when I received the elegant 9 x 12 stencil in the mail, and I've been playing with it like a toddler with a new toy ever since. But I digress. Wanna see what I did with it? Okay then, here goes:

Journaling with Frames

My first play date with the stencil was with my journal. I used the oval frame in the set as a central element on the left of the spread and then used a piece of another (turned upside down) to represent a necklace on the right. Wait, here's a better shot of the oval:

Gel pen, molding paste, silver leaf and Stickles glitter

I began by placing the stencil on the page and simply colored in the exposed areas with an iridescent gel pen. I then off set it a bit and pushed molding paste through the same stencil. Before it dried completely, I applied silver leaf to the surface and then waited (impatiently) for it to finish drying. I loved the raised look it gave me and decided to finish it off with a few smudges of silver Stickles glitter.


Frames Banner
  
But I wasn't done there. I really wanted to do something that showed the variety of the stencil, so I decided to take some 4 x 6 pieces of painted cardboard I had in my stash and create a banner of sorts using all of the frames in the set. Since I'm a Mother Goose fan, some of those vintage images made their way to the party as well. Here's a close up of each piece of the puzzle, all of which were created with a mixture of molding paste and black fluid acrylic paint:

A portion of the rectangle frame (shown in the green piece above) was masked off to create a "door" and another stencil in the set was used to create a "roof". 
Each were highlighted with iridescent Stickles glitter for movement and depth.

Rounded Rectangle Frame

Oval Frame 
(this is the same stencil used in the journal above)

Square Frame

Rectangle Frame

And there you have it! I loved my play date with Jessica's Frames and look forward to using the beautiful stencil set again and again. Thank you Jessica for your support and generosity! 

Oh but wait! You can win one too! Here's the deal:

Now go see what the other artists did with the Frames stencil! But before you do, be sure to leave a comment here because Jessica is giving away a Frames stencil to one lucky winner, and EVERY comment in the test drive will be eligible to win. The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Comment by Midnight, EST 10/13/2013

So go check them out! Here are all of the artists participating in this week's Stencil Test Drive:


Have fun and good luck! 

The giveaway is now closed. Thank you for taking the drive with us . . . xo!


(Happily linking to Paint Party Friday too!)

Kristin xo

46 comments:

Jo Murray said...

Love that banner. I can see it decorating some lucky little girl's room.

Erin K said...

Omgosh! You lucky, lucky woman you! Those stencils are super gorgeous...made even more so by what you've done with them here. I will be checking out hose other fab ladies to see what they've created too. ~_^

Buttons said...

A great banner, and I LOVE the journalling pages. Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work! Valerie

Helen said...

Love the little pink door panel - great idea to use a portion of the stencil to create a pretty porch.

Jessica Sporn said...

I just love the black frames on those beautiful colors. Thank you so much for driving my stencil. Xoxo

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love how you used the stencil!!

Linda said...

such an adorable banner Kristin! Your journal spread is so rich with all the textures and layers too. great projects!

Donna Gibson said...

I love your art! The journal page spread is fabulous!

Judy Shea said...

Love all the frames here. These would be great greeting card covers too. Nice job!

Puuhis said...

Black frames look stunning!

Scrapin'Sue said...

Love the card with the house on it.

scrapwordsmom said...

I love it all!! So happy to see you on these Blog Hops as I am a frequent passenger...lol. Your work just makes me happy!

Melanie said...

I love what you did using the stencil ... awesome!

Monica said...

Great projects I love that silver one. I think its great you showed how versatile this stencil is.

Anonymous said...

Very vintage looking banner but a modern twist with the bright colours. Always lovely to see your work.
Susan Samuel
shw_samuel@sky.com

Amante del Papel said...

I love the banner is so lovely!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

The banner is GORGEOUS & I love your journal page.

Dori said...

Love using the stencil for the roof. So clever!

Linda on the Prairie said...

I know I have a box of Stickles around here somewhere, she said as she saw the perfect use for them.

Jean said...

Cute use of the frames stencil!

Renee said...

So cute!

Giggles said...

Oh I LOVE all of these so much and the colors have my heart dancing!! Good job!

Hugs Giggles

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful use of the Stencil Kristin!

Carin said...

Love the combinations of the stencils and the Mother Goose artwork. They'd make such lovely cards too.

Eifelwicht said...

Wow Kristin,

you really played a lot with your new toy. I love your journal entry but the banner is so cute too.

Netty said...

Terrific use of the stencil Kristin giving it your own beautiful style.
Happy PPF, Annette x
http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Kim said...

Love this stencil, it's gorgeous! HPPF!

Studio Kaufmann said...

I know how you feel!! It is such a thrill when I can experiment with a new art product. I think the panel with the house and door is my favorite of all. Happy PPF

Debbie said...

This is such a pretty stencil to begin with, and your work with it is lovely. My favorite one is the door -- so clever!

MeOfCourse said...

These are all great and I love the idea of collaging with frames. How fun. Thanks.
gloria

cal8007 said...

amazing projects! Looks like you started with the stencils and couldn't stop! That is what happens to me when I'm working with aproduct I love!

Carmen

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh my, you did have a lot of fun, it shows! Great uses for Jessica's always awesome stencils! HPPF!

suzieq23 said...

OMG each project is so fantastic using Jessica's frames stencil. the banner looks great!

Cameron said...

Beautiful, Kristin! Your creativity and use of color made those POP! Wonderful!

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful work, frame stencils seem very versatile!

Jackie said...

Such a cool banner! love it!!!

Anonymous said...

We all love the banner! Especially LOVE how the black emphasizes the frames.
Everyone has such great ideas & creativity!
Thanks for the chance,
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Anonymous said...

Love the banner. LOVE the way you used black to emphasize the frames!
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Kristin said...

Thank you for your sweet comments!
The giveaway is officially closed - stay tuned to Jessica's blog for the next test drive . . . xo!

Maria McGuire said...

Beautiful journal page and what a fun happy banner!

Jessica Sporn said...

wow - I love that banner, and how you used parts of the stencils to make the little house. Your colors just make me so happy. Thank you so much for participating in the test drive! xo

missy k said...

What lovely work. I enjoyed it all!

Karen x

Melinda c said...

love, love , love the black with the colors....

Buttons said...

No wonder you were thrilled and my oh my what a feast for the eyes. Talk about putting the stencils through their paces. I love these. Jenny x

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