Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tea for Two and Two for Tea

Ladies & Gentlemen - now taking the stage ... (drumroll please!) ... one of my newest stencils from Stencil Girl... the one... the only ... Teacups and Teapot!


The inspiration for Teacups and Teapot stencil came from my good friend Judy Shea.  We met at Art is You in 2012 - roommates by chance, friends by choice!  We try to talk every week, and lament that we can't be literally sitting across from each other over a post of tea.   And Judy said, you should design a Teapot and Teacups stencil - so I did!    Plus, "Tea For Two" is one of my favorite childhood songs.






This stencil has been a lot of fun to play with.  
I stenciled it in black on a gessoed piece of sheet music, coloring only the hearts with bursts of red...


and then painted it over with all the colors of the rainbow...


I played with it on my gelli plate where it created really cool patterns over multiple pulls...


the cups can be used for tea or coffee.... like in these pages from my art journal...



or stacked high as if after a tea party.


The cups and teabag make great embellishments for tags too:
Why not make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and watch this video of how I created this tag.

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful new stencil Jessica- congratulations! I truly love the story you shared about your inspiration coming from yours and Judy's friendship! Wonderful! xoxo

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  2. Oh Jessica I LOVE this stencil, and your projects with it are awesome!!! Loved (both) videos too! Thanks for this Sunday morning inspiration!!

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  3. Love what you did with the Tea for Two stencil. It's so fun to watch you create the tag.

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  4. Oooooo....I adore this stencil!! And the projects you created here are just so inspiring, what a wonderful way to show love to a close friendship. Beautiful! <3

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  5. Your newest stencil is a MUST HAVE on my list, Jessica! I love that Judy inspired it...just will make it more special for me to have and to use! Congratulations, my friend!

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  6. Jessica,this stencils shows a lot friendship and calmness. I just love your creativity! Can't wait till we have a class with it

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  7. Just got back from watching your video. Loved it sooooo much. I love watching you work. I'm so happy that i inspired you. I just love them. So first it was trees, then the big flowers and now teacups and teapots. What's next? I'm thinking.

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  8. What a great stencil. Love the tag but especially the stacked cups because a have a stack of cups waiting to be put into a project.

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  10. Another beautiful stencil. Versatile. I have a question: I attended your Ink Pad class last month (what an incredible day!!!) and I wanted to know what is the name/brand of white paper we used when we painted, stenciled, scribbled, gelli-ed, to make our own papers, prior to the main page. It was very smooth but took the paints so well. Thanks! (Hoping to go to Art is You this fall…)

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    1. Hi Deborah - here's the link for the paper - you don't need to buy this brand - but the key thing is that it's 28 lb color copy paper and you want it to be 96 or 98 bright. Hope to see you soon!

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    2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003152DTW/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 is the link!

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  11. Fabulous stencil, and it looks perfect for a tea-crazed friend of mine!

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  12. Love these - and your comment "roughing it up bit" really struck a chord with me.

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  13. Great stencil! And I love how you used it. Fabulous!

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  14. OOOOOO. I love these-stencils and your pages!

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