Thursday, October 10, 2013

JESSICA SPORN STENCIL BLOG HOP!





  Hi all! I cannot tell you what an honor it is to have been invited by Jessica Sporn to participate in one of her blog hops featuring her newest stencils at Stencil Girl! It's the first time I am a blog hop participant and I was so excited I created 3 different projects to share with you today!!

  This is the stencil I chose to work with - Frames Stencil:

 The style of the frames in this stencil are SO me-and as you will see along the hop just how versatile it is!

 My stencil arrived right around the time I was painting garlands and flower frames inspired by this tutorial. You can see my previous watercolor art in this post.

  Project #1:


  I placed my frame of choice onto a watercolor postcard (140lb.) First, Key Lime Twinkling H2O was painted thru. Once dry Moss Green was added for some depth. A variety of Twinklng H2Os were used to paint the flowers. Details were drawn in with a Faber Castell Pitt Pen and uni-ball Signo white pen. Sentiment is a stamp by Hampton Art. Butterfly sticker is Paper House Productions.

  My second project was inspired by these vintage frames which we have hanging throughout our home:


  Project#2:

  For the base a cardboard coaster was painted with gesso. The square stencil was placed over the coaster. Using a palette knife Golden Light Molding paste was applied and allowed to dry.

  I painted two coats of black gesso over the textured base then applied Gold Metallic Rub On (Craf-T Products, Inc.) It was sealed with a spray fixative. I used gel medium to glue the transparency (Paper Whimsy) to white card stock then to the center of the frame. It was embellished with a crocheted flower distressed with a bit of Ranger Tea Dye ink and vintage buttons. Photo holders were glued to the back. The hanger was made with black heavy gauge wire.

 For project three I chose to work on fabric. A small canvas bag to be exact.

 I used blue painters tape to mask of portions of the frames I was going to use:







 Project #3:



  Golden Pyrole Red and Transparent Pyrole Orange were used for the flowers and a combination of Golden Jenkins Green and Green Gold for the stems, leaves and grass. Stamped bee (DeNami) and words (unknown) using crafter's Black Ink (Colorbox). Dashes were drawn in with a fabric marker. It was all heat set with an iron then glitter glue (Diamond Stickles-Ranger) was applied to the bee's wings. Almost forgot- I also went over bits of the flowers with Apricot Nectar Silks Glaze and bits of the green with Sunburst Silks Glaze. Unfortunately I was not able to capture the subtle shimmer though.

  I hope you have enjoyed my projects and have been inspired. Now go see what the other artists have done with the Frames stencil but don't go without first leaving a comment here because Jessica is giving away a Frames stencil to one lucky winner and EVERY comment on the Test Drive will be eligible to win!

 So what are you waiting for?  I know you want this stencil!  Leave me a comment by midnight EST October 13th, then hop on over to the following participating artists to be further inspired!

                                                        Linda Kunsman-you are here 
                                                        Maria McGuire
                                                        Nathalie Kalbach
                                                        Kristin Van Valkenburgh
                                                        Anita Houston
                                                        Janet Joehlin
                                                        Jessica Sporn
                                                        Valerie-Jael

       Linking up to Paint Party Friday. See you there!





55 comments:

  1. Wonderful projects Linda. LOVE the bag. You've certainly shown what that stencil can do.

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  2. Oh wow..I just came over from Kristin's Twinkle Twinkle Blog and I'm equally in awe of what you've done with these beautiful stencils. I adore the vintage frame you've made, it's so cute.

    Loved coming across your beautiful blog and seeing all that you have shared, it's been wonderful. So nice to meet you in blogger-land. <3 Have a wonderful week.

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  3. These are so clever and diverse projects. Love the way you've masked the stencils to create your own images. Jenny x

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  4. Wow! Love all the different things you did with one stencil! The little frame is particularly beautiful.

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  5. Love your stencilling, the girl in the frame is just adorable!

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  6. Project 3 is fab love how you used sections of the stencil to such great effect - I am partial to bees too!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I love how you saw flowers in the frames. Brilliant! And the two frames above are beautiful too and so different. Thank you so much for driving this stencil!

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  8. Fabulous! and you're correct - I would love this stencil!!
    Thanks!

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  9. Oh, I love the little canvas bag! Such a vision you have seeing flowers within the frame!

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  10. These frames are beautiful. What a great product.

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  11. VERY clever way to use the stencil on that bag.

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  12. Love love your projects.. so creative. I can't pick a fave here.

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  13. Gorgeous projects, I love the little bg.

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  14. Ou nice work Linda mia! Lovin'your blog!!!!! Hugs, Sanna

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  15. Oh my fav is the one with the paper whimsy girl on the hanger! Sanna

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  16. OMG! Linda your canvas bag is amazing. Thanks for showing us how versatile Jessica's frames stencil is. It makes absolutely stunning flowers.

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  17. Excellent projects! I try to do something different every year with Christmas ornaments. I think you just produced the inspiration for this year's pictures.

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  18. You had me at altered coaster! JUST brilliant - I love seeing what you did with the stencil - the detail and depth you've captured is just perfect! xoxo

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  19. Great projects using the frames stencil!

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  20. I love the girl in the frame, very nice work!

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  21. Such creative use of this stencil!

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  22. Wow! More great art work ~ stencils are so much fun ~ carol, xo

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  23. Great work with the stencil! Valerie

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  24. Beautiful garland frame and joy quote. Thanks for the link back to my tutorial. Your work is beautiful.

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  25. I love your three stencil projects, Linda. My favorite is the dark frame with the vintage looking photo. Thank you also for your comment on my post today. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

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  26. wow Linda wonderful use of the stencil. Happy PPF, Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Very nice designs , I love ... !

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  28. really love that frame..looks like metal

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  29. Wow, all of your projects are wonderful! I especially like the frame as well. Happy PPF!

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  30. such beautiful stencil work Linda!

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  31. Great work with the stencils. Like the bag. Nice job on all your projects. Happy PPF!

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  32. AMAZING Linda....Love them all....Wow impressive...the bag would make an adorable gift and so would the hanging photo....love the texture on that one!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  33. Wow, your projects are so cool! I really love the mini frame you made. You've inspired me to give it a try! :)

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  34. Yes , very nice design on the bag !

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  35. Love both your projects using Jessica's frame stencil. Cannot wait to have my own to play with. Thanks.

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  36. So many lovely projects! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy PPF!

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  37. i love what you did with the stencils! Your canvas bag is super cute!

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  38. Wonderful! I love your bag the most :)

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  39. Love all of your pieces- especially that adorable bag!

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  40. I really loved the projects that you have made using the stencil frames, especially the photo frame. I also thought that the bag was very clever!

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  41. Amazing what you did with the frames...my favorite are the cute flowers on the little bag...luuuuv ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  42. Dear Linda, your creativity and happy attitude full of joy are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us on your blog. Big, big hugs to you

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  43. Love the black frame piece, but they are all really wonderful!

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  44. LOVE, LOVE all your neat ideas for the frames!! I WANT those frames!! PLEASE pick me. I've never won anything before!
    Thanks for the chance,
    Grandma Nancy

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  45. Congratulations on being invited to be a part of Jessica's blog hop. Your black fame is beautiful. Blessings!

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  46. I love the creative ways you've used Jessica's stencils!
    Each is so fun and unique :)
    xo
    Kristin

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  47. Oh this is all so wonderful dear Linda!
    Very excited for you.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely inspiration and creations!
    The little blond girl is such a fabulous piece ♥ it all!
    oxo

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  48. Love your frame project, but I have to say that bag is one creative use of the stencil!!!!

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  49. What great projects... the bag is really sweet.

    Karen x

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