Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stencil Test Drive - Bubble Girl!



It's time for another Stencil Test Drive - this time using the "Bubble Girl" stencil from Stencil Girl!

 For this test drive, I decided she deserved her own journal.

I started out with a book I'd been saving to alter.


I covered the front and back with old book pages and other ephemera:


I scraped green, blue and yellow paint onto the front cover, to create a landscape:

I lay the stencil down, and scraped Wendi Vecchi's black embossing paste through it.  (Then I immediately washed off my stencil!)


Here's how it looked. 


I painted in the bubbles with glass bead gel, to give them some depth and sparkle.  Then I let the embossing paste and glass bead gel dry overnight.


I gave my girl a red dress, blue striped stockings and shoes, and painted some words around the bubbles. 


She will inspire me to embrace these affirmations!

Now I'm off to visit the other artists on this test drive.  They are:


I can't wait to see what they've created!  AND... I am giving away a Bubbles Girl stencil!  So comment by midnight on 10/27,  Sunday, for your chance to win!  All the comments on all the blogs in the hop will count, so make sure to visit everyone and comment!

UPDATE:  I decided to give away two stencils because I was late announcing.  And they are: Rita Montgomery and Barbara Macasakill!  Send your snail mail addresses to jessicabethsporn (at) gmail (dot) com and I will ship your girls to you!

Your comments make me so happy and let me know you were here. I read and treasure every comment and will happily answer any questions as soon as I can.

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44 comments:

  1. just amazing dear Jessica! Thank you for inviting me ! That was so much fun and I am very exciting to be included in this fab event.. The girls made such fantastic pieces with the stencil! gorgeous!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. Looks very original, especially that it's a cover page. Wonder what can come inside...

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  3. Love how you altered this book cover. This stencil is adorable Would be honored to win it.

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  4. Wow,This stencil Is Awesome and your work with this is fab,would be honored to win it.

    Greetings Jeannette

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  5. What a wonderful & creative time you all seem to have been having with this stencil! I think I could fancy finding one of these on my work desk:-)

    Sally

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  6. I like the way you've glass beaded the bubbles, and the written words around them.

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  7. Oh what a beautiful stencil! This altered book cover looks gorgeous!

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  8. Wonderful sentiments to send into the world, of your little bubble girl, and your book texture is amazing , Jessica!
    xo,Dorthe

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  9. I love this! The text around the bubbles is wonderful and what a brilliant use of the glass bead gel!

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  10. Oh wow, what a great use of a stencil, love that it's the book cover and that you can do this stencil many times inside the journal in different ways - maybe even fill the journal with this image?! :-)

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  11. Such a fun stencil - love how this turned out!

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  12. Love where you went with this Stencil Test Drive! That journal cover is simply fabulous. What an awesome inspiration this was. Can't wait to try this some day. Thank You. :0)

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  13. I just know that gorgeous book is going to be full of equally gorgeous pages-I love the happy colors, blowing bubbles and the affirming words on the cover!

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  14. Love your Bubble Girl journal cover...and what an honor to participate in the test drive. Thank you so....

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  15. I love this - it works so well!

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  16. Thanks for showing such imaginative techniques with those products, and the idea of altering old books is very appealing!

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  17. What an encouraging piece! Turned out great!!!

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  18. Love all the background texture, Jessica. It provides a lot of interest without overpowering your great work. Love the stencil, Girl!!

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  19. Hi Jessica! Love all of your stencils and plan to snap them up soon from StencilGirl! Love the blog hopping and will go see what others have done, great idea!

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  20. Beautiful! The bead gel is a nice touch.

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  21. not if I like more the just with the girl in color or black, but either way this beautiful!

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  22. I love your idea for an altered book cover.
    The colors are beautiful.
    And the little girl is having some good fun!

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  23. Love the stencil! I would love to have it. Blowing bubbles brings many memories.

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  24. This is another wonderful stencil. I often wonder where you find time with all

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  25. I LOVE the idea of the glass bead gel for the bubbles--FUN!

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  26. What a sweet girl out seizing the day! Glass bead gel is a fabulous idea.

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  27. It is fun to see how each participant uses this stencil , great job and thanks for explaining how you used the stencil !

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  28. finally ... a test drive on a stencil I already own! thank you for showing how you used the black and glass gel mediums - I bought the glass bead gel some time ago and have been looking for a 'just right' use for it! can't wait to see what the other bloggers have done with the bubble girl!

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  29. This is a great stencil and I like to see how you used it!

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  30. This stencil is absolutely A M A Z I N G ! ! ! Would love to add it to my small yet growing stencil collection as I am a new stencil addict!!! I am quickly learning that the possibilities are endless with stencils and look forward to learning more techniques! I am now following your blog so I don't miss any of your posts! TFS! Off to hop now!

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    1. Hi Barbara - You won the stencil! Please send your snail mail address to jessicabethsporn (at) gmail (dot) com and I will send it to you!

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    2. Thank you Jessica! I got it on Saturday and plan to use it today when I get in to my craft room!! Have a great day!

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  31. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this has got to be one of my favorite stencils right now. i so want to win this. pretty please pick me. with this stencil it makes beginners like me be able to look great. super job on what you made with it. wishing, hoping and hopping. xoxo

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  32. very neat Love the glass bead gel in the bubbles, and the red dress - don't we just love power!

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  33. Such a cool stencil and I love your layout you made with it!

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  34. I like that you used an old book . They give so many possibilities. I always wondered what you could use the glass beads for.The stencil is just awesome.

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  35. love the stencil!! thanks for theinspiration

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  36. How fabulous! Love these colors... such a terrific scene you've set with the bubble girl!

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  37. Wow! She looks really different than mine! So pretty and vibrant! Thank you for inviting me for the test drive!

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  38. Wow! She looks really different than mine! So pretty and vibrant! Thank you for inviting me for the test drive!

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  39. What an awesomely happy stencil. I can see by perusing the other blogs that there are many uses for it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. You also won the stencil! Please send your snail mail address to jessicabethsporn (at) gmail (dot) com and I will send it to you!

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  40. Such a fun stencil and project. Looking forward to your next.

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