Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stencil Girl & Xyron

The lovely Maria McGuire asked me to be a part of a collaboration between Stencil Girl Products and Xyron.  I was happy to oblige! Xyron sent me double sided sticky tape, and adhesive dots to use.

I had a Configurations shadow box in my stash from Christy Tomlinson's monthly mixed media kit in December 2012

I wanted to decoupage all of the boxes, and flip some of them to use them as little canvases, but I didn't want to get my hands covered in glue!  Xyron to the rescue!

Xyron's double sided tape and adhesive dots were perfect for adhering my stenciled book paper to the sides and back, for wrapping stenciled deli paper around the little boxes, and for adhering all of the different embellishments. 

The adhesive is so strong that even when I moved the box, turned it from side to side, or tilted it in different directions for to photograph it, everything stayed in place.  It was stuck like glue, without the mess!

Here are the stencils I used in my project:

Cascading Leaves
Circles & Squares
(Designed by me!)
(Designed by Seth Apter)

The lovely elephant was a gift from my older daughter Mariel.  She bought it for me when we were in Israel this past summer!

Here's a video of the process! 

 You can also watch the Stencil Girl & Xyron video You Tube here!

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  1. Jessica - it was great to meet you at AIY! Really enjoyed the inside look to how you work and created this shadow box!

  2. This is beautiful Jessica, gorgeous papers and elements superbly put together.
    Thanx so much for sharing the process too, always a fascinating and inspiring insight.
    Huge hugs x

  3. FABULOUS shadowbox - LOVE your colours!!!

  4. Beyond fabulous!!! You are speaking to me with this one!!!!

  5. Wow this is fantastic. I love it. You've convinced me.. I need to use more Xyron products. What a gorgeous elephant!

  6. Wow, very lovely and
    great use of the box.
    Very inspiring.
    Carla from Utah

  7. As soon as I spied the elephant I had to come see where/what he was. I have an elephant collection so I'm always on the lookout for them. Great box. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I have had one of those boxes for ages Jessica and never taken the plunge to alter it. Fabulous project, might have to find mine and get altering this weekend. X

  9. Fabulous project, Jessica! Love all the layered stenciling and what a super way to use Xyron tape.

  10. This is stunning! I love that flower and the heart is pretty! Great color combination! TFS!

  11. LOVE this!!! You have magically transformed this terrific little shadowbox into a box of mystery, delight, and wonder. Gorgeous!!!!
    <3 J

  12. A box of treasures!! It's great that the adhesive is strong enough to hold all that stuff while you work on the box.

  13. Love the way this came out Jessica! Great job!

  14. so much artsy goodness in one project-truly inspired!!! so much fun playing with you StencilGirls, all week!

  15. Oh my gosh I love this piece, it is so Jessica and so over the top with your voice. Fantastic. xox

  16. It was amazing to see your process! Such a great project. Loved playing along with Stencil Girl this week.

  17. Now that is truly mixed media! Love the burlap texture! Sorry this is a little late but thank you SO much for swapping and hopping with us over at Xyron! :)

  18. loove your box jessica! tx sooo much for sharing and inspiring, i got some great ideas from your video! was the tape really that strong? aloha, angi in hana


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