Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jump for Joy Stencil Test Drive




Hola from Guatemala, where I am here doing a week of service in a community I love dearly!

It's time for another Stencil Test Drive, this time featuring the Jump for Joy Stencil from Stencil Girl, and the creativity of: 


I have 3 projects, two videos and a giveaway to share with you!

This stencil was inspired by my daughter Samy -- a joyous exuberant being.  


I have been playing a lot with this versatile stencil.  I love the images of the girls, as well as the exclamation points (which make a great border), and the words.  I used all of the elements of the stencil to make this page for Samy, to commemorate the end of 6th Grade:


The images on this stencil are so girl-positive.  I made two canvases, using two of the three figures:

 and:

I covered both canvases with vintage sheet music and old encyclopedia pages.   I used a gelli plate tape transfer technique to make this girl:


I heat embossed two hearts to use as embellishments.  Remember them from this post


You might also recognize the Dots and Dashes stencil, and one of the windows from the Windows & Doors stencil,


and even some leaves from my Cascading Leaves stencil!  Stencils are definitely my go-to supply for creating texture and interest.


Remember that your stencils can be used in their entirety, or you can use elements of them.  You are the boss of your stencils!

Here's a short video of me working on "Shine Your Light."   


and a short video of me working on "Rejoice."


I can't wait to see what Carolyn Dube, Maria McGuire, and Michelle LaPoint Rydell did!

GIVEAWAY!  Comment by Sunday night and be eligible to win the Jump for Joy stencilJust leave your email address in your comment so I know you're interested, and how to get in touch with you.  (If you follow my blog, let me know for an extra chance to win!)

Linking to Paint Party Friday, where there are always so many wonderful artists gathered. 

PS - look for me on June 24 on Ronda Palazzari's blog, where I'll be guest posting!  I have a cool and easy project to show you -- I can't wait!

51 comments:

  1. That explains all the joy in this stencil- it's the Sammy in it! Now when I look at this stencil and all the fun projects with it I will be seeing her!

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  2. I love everything you made with the stencil but I have to say the project with Samy's photos--awesome!!! Just love this stencil and will be using it over and over!

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  3. How awesome that this stencil was inspired by your daughter! I love everything you've done with it here! All such different looks! The way you've collaged all the images on the first project, and have some going off the page is so inspiring! I had so much fun using this stencil - thanks for including me in the test drive!

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  4. What a fabulous stencil - I love what you've done with it!
    Great pictures of your beautiful daughter!
    gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

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  5. Just can't decide which one I like best. I think the jumping one. What a wonderful stencil. Thanks for the Give Away!

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  6. Wonderful exuberance to match your sweet and wild girl....What you can do with a stencil!!! And your 3-d images and words marvelous. Enjoy your week. xox

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  7. These are sooooooooooooooooooooo fun!!! I will have to own it!!!!!!!!!!!! Your projects are fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. No doubt this is Sammy. Fun, happy, excited.. your art continues to amaze me. I think you need to design a "sista stencil".. no?

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  9. I see how your stencil was inspired by your Samy- she does exude joy! Joy is my favorite word and I love the happy joyful stencil girls!! You've created gorgeous projects around this one-great vids too! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  10. Love what you did with the stencil. The videos are great!

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  11. I love your canvases. I was in Guatemala in January of this year working with a team; loved my time there! Enjoy yourself!

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  12. Love the projects!! Thank you so much for making the videos!! I'm a visual learner and it really helps me to see how a project comes together. LOVE the jump for joy stencils...such happy, happy girlies...I need that in my life!!
    bjstamps at suddenlink dot net

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    1. You're the winner of the stencil! I just sent you an email asking for your snail mail address, so send it to me and I'll get the stencil right out to you!

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  13. I love your stencils. They are so versatile. Would love to win. clamscrapper@yahoo.com

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  14. I love this stencil and what you did with it. I snuck a peak at the other ladies' works, too ... beautiful! I definitely excited to be entered into the drawing for this stencil ... cindyeinwa at gmail dot com.

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  15. Fabulous is right! Love the inspiration behind this stencil and your inspirational pieces, too. That middle one with the window is fantastique!!

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  16. Inspire and lovely! What fun!

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  17. What a fabulous stencil!! I can see so many applications in my Art Journal!!

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  18. How awesome to make daughter inspired stencils. I love the youthful exuberance! Your stencils are so unique and provide us art journalists endless possibilities. The artwork is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the videos they are greatly appreciated!
    Happy Solstice from hitzgesk@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I love how you described the stencil as "Girl-Positive!" Jumping for joy is a great way to express how I feel when I'm playing in my art journal! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!!! Hugs!!!! Carol in Virginia cedwards179@aol.com

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  20. This is a wonderful stencil and I love your projects. Your videos were great. I'm just starting to learn how to use stencils, so this is very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway. delmarieriley at yahoo dot com.

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  21. The joy really jumps out of this stencil. You created some beautiful works with it! And of course now I want to have it too ... denthe.schilderijen at gmail dot com .

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  22. Hope all's well in Guatamala and you are enjoying your time there.
    I love every single one of your art pieces this week! That stencil is fab!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  23. Jessica, what a wonderful post. I love the jumping girl.

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  24. I tutor adults from Guatemala and know what desperate conditions they live in. I admire your work for others like them. And I love the joy your stencils radiate!

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  25. Beautiful!! And so fun - just makes me smile to see all that joy. I really loved your SoC3 photo of the ladies all dressed in pink and orange :)

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  26. So beautiful and fun! Love the happy images - it makes me smile just looking at them :)

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  27. Love your pages, so much joy in them.

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  28. Great effects that you have added to the stencil. Like the door you drew also.

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  29. GORGEOUS!! Love how perky and positive this page and message is!! Vibrant and wonderful!! Have a great time you beautiful soul you!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Love that scrapbook page - so full of joy and color (maybe they are the same thing - LOL) I love stencils as well - those canvases really show their versatility. Great work - HPPF

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  31. This is a wonderful piece, so full of life! Valerie

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  32. I love that you included the photos of her so we could get how perfectly you captured her energy ... fabulous...xx

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  33. I can see how you got the inspiration for your stencil. Both canvasses are stunning. I love the layers and colors.
    xx

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  34. great projects. so many stencils and so little time. like them all.

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  35. Your creations are just wonderful and full of joy! Fantastic that the stencils were inspired by Samy. She seems to be a very cheerful girl.
    Thanks again for showing us your inspiring videos! The canvases you made are stunning!

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  36. Awesome work with stencils and colors! your pieces have such joy and positive energy, love them! <3

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  37. Wonderful work and video, thanks for sharing. I would love the chance to win one of your stencils dorissdaughter@yahoo.com.au

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  38. Wow Jessica these are just beautiful !! Visiting you is always such a delight...and so very inspiring :) who would not like to win a goodie that's made by you !!
    rituldua@gmail.com

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  39. A totally joyful post... I love the stencil :)

    Karen x

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  40. Just discovered your blog. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your work and processes. Love the soundtrack on Shine Your Light.

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  42. he whole process is music in motion! Enjoy watching the different techniques using the stencils! Door and window stencil ...still my favorite! Happynall@att.net

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  43. Wonderful!! How does Sammy like being your inspiration :) Thank you!

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  44. Love both videos and that stencil is fantastic! Thanks for sharing! Going to follow your blog now. Jennifer@thestampaddict.com

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  45. Fantastic- I loved your videos, upbeat and fresh and super creative.

    Louise rivergirlart@bigpond.com

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  46. What fun! I loved your videos and learned so much. I'd love a chance at the Jump for Joy stencil and I do follow your blog! Thanks so much.

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  47. WOW big time! Very inspiring videos. Made me late for work. hehe Love how you use the gelli plate and those way cool stencils. I see I will be shopping later when I get home. Thank you again! :0)

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  48. Fabulous videos! So where can I purchase this wonderful "Jump for Joy" stencil? I couldn't find it on Stencil Girl...
    enikodelisle@comcast.net

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  49. I love your video with the tape transfer I was wondering how to apply this to a piece. I like how you made the different areas like a boarder for the different papers. I am going to have to buy this stencil for sure!
    Chandra
    chanleitz@yahoo.com

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