Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lend Me a Hand - Jessica Sporn Stencil Test Drive


Hi folks!

Welcome to the Jessica Sporn's Stencil Test Drive for her  Hands stencil.  There were really so many possibilities for this stencil, I wasn't quite sure what to do.

I decided since my life is a bit nutty lately, I would do an art journal page ~ journaling about how I feel pulled from several different directions.

I decided to keep my supply list pretty simple because I think journal pages should be quick and easy.  I used the following items:




Jessica Sporn's Hands Stencil
Tattered Angels Chalkboard sprays
deli paper
pen
journal


First thing I did was take four small sheets of deli paper (course side up - or 'less' slick side).  I laid them over a scrap piece of scrapbook paper.  I then laid the stencil on top and sprayed some Chalkboard mist.
The cool thing about THIS mist is that it is permanent.  Once it dries ~ it stays. Great, huh?


I did this twice with same sheets of deli paper, using two colors.  I allowed the paint to dry in between sprays.  On this one, first I used blue, then green. I repeated the same procedure with red/orange and purple/ orange and did  few with only one color. It doesn't look dry in this photo because the spray does pool a bit and leave darker dots, but I am okay with that. I think it gives it texture. :)



After I had a nice little stack of papers (really only took about 10 minutes), I cut the sheets into different sized strips.  I took soft gel and spread a nice layer over the journal page and glued down the strips overlapping in areas.  That is the nice thing about deli paper, you can use them over painted pages and still get a cool effect.








After the pages were dry, I took a small bit of white gesso and painted in areas I wanted to write and lettered my title around the journal entry.  See that bit of red on my page? That was a mistake ~ oops! I accidentally spilled some mist so I tried to make it look on purpose.  Either way, I think the page speaks what I was trying to convey ~ crazy, pulled by lots of different sources, raising my hand too often, etc!

Just take your black pen and doodle, write, letter ~ whatever strikes you!






Now go visit Jessica at her blog here to see how she uses her Hands stencil!  

But before you do, be sure to leave a comment here because Jessica is giving away a Hands 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! Best of luck!!

In case you are just joining us, here is the list of Stencil Test Drive participants.  Make sure you visit them all and discover different ways to use this stencil.







Kirsten Reed  YOU ARE HERE :) 

Jessica Sporn Go here next! :)


Hope you enjoyed! 

44 comments:

  1. The deli paper looks great on the page, love it!

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  2. Wonderful layers and so perfect to outline some of the hands!

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  3. COOL!! That deli paper is really cool...dina wakely uses it a lot. I think I may just have to try!!

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    1. It's great for lots of different things ~ but I especially like it in an art journal. :)

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  4. I love your layers of deli paper! Great tip about the chalkboard mist - I didn't know it was permanent! Awesome page!

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    1. It's the first one I have seen that is permanent! Really works!

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  5. Wow - great way to layer the deli paper. Love your spread and I'm with you on putting down that hand that keeps popping up to say "I'll do it!" Sometimes we have to "just say no!" Thanks so much for being part of the drive.

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    1. Thank you for having me and letting me create with your fun stencil! :)

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  6. I just have to agree with everyone else. The layered deli paper is fabulous. I'll have to look into that chalkboard mist!

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  7. You make me want to use deli paper! I must put that on my shopping list! I love how your page came together! Wonderful!

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    1. And the best thing, it is so inexpensive! :)

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  8. I love this - I'm trying to find deli paper here in the UK, any idea what it would be called here???

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    1. That is a good question. I just bought it on amazon. Here is the link to the kind I used in this tutorial, but there are sizes. Hope this helps!
      http://www.amazon.com/Hamburger-Patty-Paper-Sheets-Single/dp/B001CDTZYQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1380208186&sr=8-4&keywords=deli+paper

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  9. Love the quilt like texture of this one. I only have a couple of pieces of deli paper that someone gave to me and I loved them. Need to get some more.

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    1. Thanks Shirley! I thought it kind of had a quilted look too! :)

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  10. Thank you for show you how you create!

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  11. wouldn't it be awesome if more people would lend us a hand! love your results! TFS

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  12. Very cool how you layered these hands and integrated it into your journal! Love the potential in this stencil!!! Thanks!

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  13. I love the combination of journaling and the hands. How big is your book - it looks enormous! I'd like to use the stencil for 'helping hands', like in Labyrinth.

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    1. My journal is 8x10, so medium size. Maybe the large photos make it look enormous? :)

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  14. Those hands are so coool. Thanks for the chance to win them.
    Rita_Montgomery@progressive.com

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  15. love how you journaled(sp?) your thoughts onto your pages with this great new stencil!

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  16. Fun page! Thanks for showing your process, gives alot of ideas, and your choice to use the hands stencil is terrific! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win this stencil! Janelle Rourke

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  17. Oh my goodness! The ideas could go on and on!
    The outlining you did REALLY makes it!

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  18. So many uses for this stencil! I love what you did!

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  19. Your journal page and the step by step process made me want to go get my deli paper and make some stencil art, but I'm holding off until I get my hands (haa haa) on that stencil! Thanks for sharing your journal page!

    Carmen L

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  20. Very clever use of the stencil on your page! Where do you find deli paper? I like how you use it here!

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  21. This is a great page. I love the outlining...

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  22. Thanks so much for the details. .I thought you meant brown deli paper, I understand which paper now. I cannot imagine all that you did. . .it came out absolutely wonderful. . gesso and writing, love it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  23. I love it! As a new art journal-er I am so excited to visit all of these great sites and learn a few new tricks. I'm certainly going to try the deli paper. Great use of the stencil to convey your thoughts. Be Blessed

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  24. You're so creative! The deli paper adds another layer. I have some gotta use it!

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