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!


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Thanks for the tutorials and the great idea!

  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....

  9. Loving the garland x

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

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

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

  13. I love the numerous possibilities with this awesome stencil and your creative artsy garland !! absolutely adorable!! thank you for a chance to win !!

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


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

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  16. Love the trees! I need to win!

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


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