Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A is for Angels


Do you ever get so excited about all the new products out there that you forget to use the ones you have?  I know I do.    

For example, I have been so caught up in designing new stencils for Stencil Girl, and trying all the cool new stencils designed by other artists, that I forgot to use one of the ones I first designed - 6 Point Starry Night!  It was once one of my favorites!  So I decided to pull it out and use it.


This page is from a book I am gradually altering.  I had covered one of the pages with collage.  I covered the collage with a light coat of white gesso.  Then I pounced through the stencil with turquoise, blue and yellow paint, changing the position of the stencil each time. 

Then I covered the page with a layer of glazing medium mixed with blue acrylic paint. 

I repositioned the stencil, and pounced through again with the white gesso in the upper half of the page.  (The other side of the spread shows the Medallions stencil, which I'll write about in another post.)

Inspired by this stained glass window by Chaggall,


an angel appeared on my art journal page.


It must be because the presence of angels in my life has greatly lifted me these past weeks.

Once I got caught up in the process, I forgot to take step out photos as my angel took flight on my art journal page.  But you can watch it here:



You can also find "Starry Night Art Journal Page" on You Tube here.    

Do you want a chance to win the Starry night stencil?  Comment below and I'll pick a winner via Random.org on Sunday night!   The challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is A is for... and so that's where this Angel is headed.


You can also purchase "A is for Angels" on Society 6 here!  

Linking to Art Journal Every Day and Paint Party Friday.

Comment before Sunday for a chance to win the Starry Night stencil!

UPDATE!  The winner is Kay Wallace!  I am sending the stencil to you tomorrow.  Enjoy Kay!

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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46 comments:

  1. You are so prolific. Love all you do

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  2. I have been thinking about the painting "Starry Night". I started art journalling for this new year and came up with one page I liked. I noticed several days later, at Sunday mass, the church bulletin had a painting on the front cover. When I placed it next to my page I saw something. I can't explain it but there was a similarity. The shapes. The forms. Too similar to not acknowledge. How much I have wished for and prayed to improve my journalling. You are so far ahead of me I can only catch glimmers of your technique. This video was especially significant for me as I have been calling out to God for help in my life in all areas. I find him answering me in all kinds of ways. Your Angel tells me how much art has been a spiritual journey in your life. Gratitude is the place where we find everything we need.

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  3. I love your work Jessica and really enjoy watching you work as well. I'm so glad we got to meet in person last Oct....it makes enjoying your painting and knowing you that much more enjoyable!
    Love your stencils!

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  4. SO great to see you entering over at Simon this week! LOVE this - as usual, it is beyond gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!!! - Ashli :)

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  5. I know the feeling. I've been shopping inks and found a set that I forgot we bought for Bill a few years ago.

    Love your stencil set and the work that you did with it. Will definitely be back to check out the video too. Much appreciated!

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  6. Love your stencil set!! You do amazing work! A-mazing, A-ngel, A-rtist:)

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  7. Wow! Beautiful!! Love this angel. And also the stencils you've made.

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  8. Great stencil Jessica and it's a beautiful angel too!

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  9. what a beautiful page, i wish i could draw like that. Lovely stencil too
    Gill x

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  10. So beautiful Jessica, I love all your stencils. I also do the same, I get all excited about the new ones and forget to go into my stash and use my older ones.

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  11. I love the way you layered the stencil, I forget to do that ;) Adore your angel! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  12. Love your video today, Jessica! In addition to really appreciating your art, it has caused me to stop and think about and appreciate the angels in my own life today--and in the past. I have been blessed. Great new stencil--again! Thanks, too, for all the little tips on creating. I am listening!! Mwah! KayW

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  13. Fabulous Jessica!! Loved the video too!

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  14. Love your angels and so glad they are surrounding you right now. xox

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  15. Your angel is gorgeous, Jessica. And it was great to see you using the six pointed star stencil. It is so versatile and nice.

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  16. Oh is fantastic see you to work! you are so amazing!!!

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  17. An Angel with Attitude!! Love her!
    Great to watch you create, Jessica!, thank you.
    "Starry Night" is a fab stencil!

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  18. Wow! I love your angel! You can definitely see the stained glass influences - she's so vibrant!

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  19. Angel! What a wonderful idea for the "A" challenge that we have this week. You've created a gorgeous mixed media piece. I love your stencil use. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing your journal with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  20. Fabulous - and video too. Always love your inspiration here. M.x

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  21. Loving your beautiful Angel Jessica. Enjoy the weekend. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Angels are the spirits that guide us when we least expect it.

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  23. Such fun colorful art. Thanks for sharing all your art ideas.

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  24. lovely piece, beautifully inspired. And lovely stencil too.

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  25. Lovely art journal page and beautiful coloring! Happy PPF!

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  26. just beautiful Jessica-and I do love angels! I had to laugh-I was going to title my latest post "A is for" but you beat me to it :):). Of course I'd love to win your stencil-thanks so much for the giveaway. You have a very generous spirit.

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  27. oh wow!!! what a great job you did on these pages!! Wishing you a warm and cozy and Happy PPF!!!

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  28. Love the layers to this - the more you look the more you see. I really like the style of the wording too. That's often the hardest part for me.

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  29. Such vivid and cheerful colors. Always beautiful work, you do.

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  30. Hi, Jessica, your drawing is so beautiful! I love the pretty background you created as well. :)

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  31. love the layers on your page. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  32. Awesome, this was a absolutely superior post. In approach I'd like to address like this too - demography time and absolute accomplishment to accomplish a acceptable article... but what can I say... I adjourn alot and never assume to get something done.
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  33. Wonderful work! Thank you for sharing :)

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  34. It's so wonderful to see your angel come alive in your video. And the colours you use are so vibrant and strong. Love it!

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  35. Wonderful journal pages. I enjoyed your video very much. So much fun watching you play.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  36. This is my second fave stencil, the one with the Hebrew blessing is my all time fave. Love the painting you created. Valerie

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  37. what a beautiful angel!! love all the texture going on…happy PPF

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  38. Your Chagal inspired angel is truly heavenly. The use of the stencil gave your sky a marvelous effect too. Blessings!

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  39. Your work and journey is always a pleasure to watch.
    I cannot tell you how much I love our print of the Beloved's. It's on our stairwell and I stop to see its details each time I climb the stairs.

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  40. I so loved watching this video today.. What a fantastic stencil and you Angel is just beautiful..
    Sandy :)

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  41. I LOVE this piece! So colorful, and the stenciled sky is awesome!

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  42. So glad to get over to see this after admiring it on FB... she's a beautiful angel. And you are, too.

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  43. hi jessica, i love your art and also love your fun coffee mugs. can you tell me if your OY VEY! mug is microwaveable. thanks so much.
    dee

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  44. hi jessica, i love your art and also love your fun coffee mugs. can you tell me if your OY VEY! mug is microwaveable. thanks so much.
    dee

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