Thursday, October 10, 2013

Stencil Test Drive - Frames!

Today, seven fabulous artists are join me for a test drive of my Frames stencil for Stencil Girl.  


Here's what the stencil looks like:









One of the reasons I designed it is because I love to alter books and use them as frames.  Although border stencils work well to embellish any openings, a frame stencil works better!








For example, I cut out an opening on this book and used the oval frame for a picture of my daughter and my niece.  I made a niche in the inside to embed another picture, and used the smaller square frame to embellish it.


Remember this altered book from this post?  I showed step out photos to show you how I made it.


But now, here's a fast forward video of me creating it, and using the rectangular frame to surround the opening.



I can't wait to see what the other fabulous artists did with the frames stencil.  And best of all - I will give away a frames stencil to one lucky commenter --- and all the comments on all the blogs on this test drive will count towards the winner!  Just visit all the blogs and comment by Sunday night, 10/13, midnight EST.  So don't delay - go visit:


to see how they used the Frames Stencil.  I can't wait! 

UPDATE:  The winner is -- from Anita Houston's blog:
Jo MurrayOctober 10, 2013 at 1:18 PM That's so clever....embossing twice. Worked really well...and this stencil is perfect for that technique.
Congratutions Jo - send me your snail mail address (to jessicabethsporn (@) gmail (dot) com, and I'll sent it 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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34 comments:

  1. Hello Jessica! Wow, I've been visiting all the other artists involved in testing your gorgeous stencils. It's been so very inspiring to see and makes me want to go and sit at my desk and draw. I enjoyed watching your youtube video too...so awesome! I'm so glad that my travels in bloggerland have lead me here. You have a wonderful blog here. Wishing you a very happy week. Cheers!

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  2. Amazing designs and haven't the guest designers shown such imaginative ways to use them! Love this stencil. Jenny x

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  3. I love your altered book and the frames make it fabulous!

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  4. Love your altered books using your frames Jessica-and thank you SO much for inviting me to be a part of your stencil hop!

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  5. I love what you've done with your frame stencils!

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  6. I absolutely adore this stencil...so many uses! Thank you for including me in all the fun! I love your album...the cover with the frame and photo are fabulous!

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  7. Cute idea on the books. Love the way they turned out.

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  8. After visiting all of the other blogs it's clear how versatile this one stencil is! I love your art work! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  9. I enjoy doing alter books. This stencil is a must have!

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  10. Great quote that you used. Thanks for the chance to win this versatile stencil.

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  11. I've never altered a book. I love frames!! Gorgeous work. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Frames are awesome...and these are just great:) Love all your creative energy!

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  13. Wow I love this stencil is georgous! I hope to win! :)

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  14. Altered books are on my list of 'must try'. Yours is inspiring and the frame stencils certainly are perfect for this sort of project.

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  15. I love how everyone has used this fab stencil & your altered book projects is gorgeous.

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  16. Awesome stencil design Jessica! For me there is nothing more annoying than spending ages altering a book & then misaligning the border dies. I usually revert to frame die cuts, but these are relatively flat & don't give the arty look of embossing paste. Thanks so much for solving this problem for us.

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  17. The intensity of color and the depth are the embossing creates make these look luxurious.

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  18. Wow! Jessica I love your stencil design. The frames & corners are stunning & so versatile. I especially love that they make gorgeous flowers & are perfectly sized for altered books. x

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  19. Hi there! Thank YOU for letting me play along and for the beautiful inspiration you've shared on your video. I've been watching your channel for about a month now and love seeing your process. This altered book is certainly no exception! xoxo

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  20. Great stencil! Very versatile.

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  21. Jessica, your altered books are such a joy to look at. Really adorable. And your videos are so helpful! Thanks a lot!

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  22. Jessica, what a fabulous idea - I'm never going to look at an old book the same way again now that I know what to do with it! Thanks for the tutorial - I just have to be brave and start cutting off pages and covers.

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  23. Jessica, I just love the frames and the project you have created. I cannot wait to get the stencil so I can start altering some books. Wow, just love the way the book turns out. Thanks.

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  24. Super cool video with some great ideas. I love the frames stencil that you created. I see so much potential in using it for art projects. Thanks for this "hop" and the chance to win one of your stencils. If I am the one, please let me know at bkisrael@gmail.com. I appreciate it!

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  25. OMGosh Your book is fantabulous! Love the way you have incorporated your stencils!

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  26. Beautiful ways to use your Frame stencil Jessica! I especially like the use of photos with the frames :)

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  27. Great way to use your frame stencil. Love this book project! Off to pin.

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  28. Jessica - how big are the actual stencils? I have two silhouettes that I would like to "frame" with your stencils. I need open space in the middle of at least 6" high and 3 1/2" wide. Would your stencils work?

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    1. sorry - the largest opening is 2"x 3 1/2". However, there is a corner among the stencils, and you can extend any of them using that corner and the sides from any of them. Hope that helps.

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  29. OMG! love, love, love this book, frame and heart! tx again for sharing, i am playing with some clay as we speak and then i will make a book, i have had my eye on the frame stencils for awhile, now for sure they are coming to my little shack in the jungle! aloha, angi in hana

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