Friday, January 9, 2015

StencilClub Inspiration with Jessica Sporn

Hi - Jessica Sporn here to show you how the January StencilClub stencils inspired me to create this shrine.  The stencils have such an architectural feel to them, and I knew at once that they were the perfect inspiration for a small drawer I covered with plaster strips long ago.  It has been sitting on my shelf, waiting to be altered, and now was the time!

I used a mix of Titanium Buff, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, and Indian Yellow Hue Golden Fluid Acrylics.  I kept the colors separate, but, using the same brush, I dabbed them onto the box, covering the insides and outsides.  While the box was drying, I used Pam Carriker’s Turqouise Matte Fluid Acrylic paint to stencil onto white tissue paper, using elements from the large and small as they reminded me of bricks and windows.

I used a thin brush dipped in water to outline the tissue paper where I wanted to tear it.  This allows for a very easy tear, and the result looks much better than the hard line you get from cutting the paper.  I adhered the tissue paper onto the sides and insides of the box using matte medium.  When the tissue paper dries, the parts that are stenciled show up, while the un-stenciled paper becomes nearly invisible.  

I used the same tissue paper technique to create an embellishment for the inside of my niche.  This time I used gold paint.  I had previously stenciled one of the elements from October 2013 StencilClub onto a book page using Wendy Vecchi’s gold embossing paste.  I cut it out and used Pam Carriker’s Nightfall ink to stain the background of the page.  Then I adhered it to a piece of cardboard, and adhered the cardboard to an empty spool.  I then adhered the whole thing to the inside of my niche.

Using the circles from January StencilClub,  I created an embellishment for the top of my mini-shrine.  Once it was all dry, I used seed beads to adorn the front edges, and a small skeleton key, which I glued to the meditating figure.  The little key has a heart shape on the handle.

I used some words from the book page my meditating figure had been on and glued them to the bottom of my shrine.  It makes for such a nice addition to my meditation alter, don’t you think?

I so enjoyed using the January stencils from StencilClub.  I look forward to seeing what you create!


  1. Hey must be attracting all sorts of good karma with these pieces. Wonderful.

  2. Another master piece. Love all this energy.

  3. This is soooo cool! Love the techniques!


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