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
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!