Monday, December 2, 2013

A Holiday Stencil Project

Hi – Jessica Sporn here to show you a fun and easy holiday project using my Three Trees stencil!

I started off creating cards with the stencil, using each tree for a different holiday card. 


This was going along nicely.  I stenciled the tree designs using acrylic paint.  Then I used a Sakura glaze pen to doodle and create resists.  When I washed around the stenciled designs with watercolors, the doodled areas resisted the watercolor. 


Here’s a video of some of my process making these cards. You can also watch it on You Tube here.





I added some glitter here and there, and was about to add the words from the stencil when…..


I spied some corrugated cardboard in just the right shapes to contain the trees!



I cut the trees out, and then painted the cardboard with Golden Fluid Acrylic paint.  I wasn’t really sure where I was going, but I was loving the way all these colors were working together.



I’ve had this “Lace” in my stash forever.  It was time to use it.


I added the trees to my cardboard substrates, tore apart this “lace” (really made from paper), pulled out my glitter glue and other items from my stash, and started playing. 


Before I knew it, I was in the zone – taken over by my muse. 


I originally thought I would use each of these as an individual card or wall hanging.


 But I think they look nice as a garland – don’t you?




I filmed some of my process.  You can watch it here or on You Tube.  Hope you enjoyed this easy project and it gives you some ideas for the holidays!



And … I am giving away one of the Three Trees stencils!  Comment both here, and on my blog, for extra chances to win!  All comments left by Friday, 12/6 at 11PM EST will be taken into account!


19 comments:

  1. What a fun and unique garland Jessica! Love it!

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  2. Love Jessica's stencils. Just ordered some and would love this tree one too.

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  3. I love trees and these stencils are perfect for many applications. Great banner!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your process - I loved seeing how you made these!!

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  5. Would love to win this stencil. The garland gives an old fasioned look to Christmas.

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  6. Great banner and the stencils are awesome!!! Some one will be very happy this season :)

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  7. Thanks for the tutorials and the great idea!

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  8. Blown away by your video Jessica, and just love how you don't seem to care about getting messy....mix them all up and just put down colour....

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this stencil!!

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  10. Loved the cards, but the banner is adorable, too. That stencil looks like a pretty versatile stamp. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  11. Oh, yes what fun you look like you are having! This stencil is a must have..!

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  12. Wow these are so creative
    and fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  13. I love the numerous possibilities with this awesome stencil and your creative artsy garland !! absolutely adorable!! thank you for a chance to win !!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  14. Now i wish i had included this in my cyber monday order! Oh well , tis on my wish list.

    Edie

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  15. Such a fun banner. Love these trees!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  16. Love the trees! I need to win!

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  17. What a wonderful banner - love how whimsical and unique this is!

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