Friday, September 8, 2023

Carol Ponsford - September 2023 StencilClub - Journal page

Hi everyone, so happy to have you here on the blog today. My name is Carol Ponsford 
and I am here to share the journal spread I did using the September 2023 StencilClub set 
"Standing on the Ceiling" designed by Trena Brannon and Mary Beth Shaw. There are 
so many possibilities with this set but my first inclination was to create figures with a subtle
background behind it and also include a quote about empowerment.

If you would like to view the video of my entire process, click the link below.

These are the two stencils you will get in the set. The one on the left, I have cut into 

3 sections and also cut out each of the designs. The right stencil I left whole.

The shape on the bottom of the picture shown above reminded me of a human figure

 and the other parts looked like they would make great headdresses so those

 are the 3 shapes that will make up the goddess dolls that I want for my journal page.

I used my gel plate to pull a print of these shapes as well as an additional body shape. I

applied Daniel Smith Acrylic Iridescent Gold Gesso to the gel plate and laid the stencils

on top, removed the gesso on a scrap piece of paper so that only the designs would

 remain on the gel plate. I removed the stencil, let the gesso thoroughly dry, then used the

brayer to apply a thin layer of Golden Matt Gel Medium and pulled the print on black copy paper.

I cut the shapes out and as you can see the goddesses are starting to take shape.

I set them aside to dry completely. before coloring them with colorful Posca Paint Markers. 

I spread Ranger's Dina Wakley Media black gesso on a journal spread and let it dry.

Using the architectural stencil with Master's Touch Payne's Grey on a sponge I

applied the paint through the stencil all over the background.

I stamped faces on some paper and cut them out and then assembled the 

goddess/dolls. After gluing them on the page where I wanted, I used Posca Paint 

Markers to add the quote and add a border around the edge of the pages.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and will come back to the blog

in October to see what I create with the October StencilClub set. I want to thank

StencilGirl® Products for providing me with this free StencilClub set so that I could

play in advance and share what I create each month with you.

Join StencilClub by September 15th to receive these exclusive stencils, an accompanying video tutorial with PDF (both downloadable!), and 20% OFF STENCILS EVERY DAY!!

Happy Creating!


To see more of my work please visit my Instagram page.

Supplies used:

StencilGirl® Products September 2023 StencilClub set

Ranger Dylusions Square Ledger Journal

Gel Plate


Palette Knife

Black copy paper

Daniel Smith Acrylic Iridescent Gold Gesso


X-acto Knife

Cutting Mat

Sponge Applicator

Stamps or Stencils with Face images (approx 1”)

White Card-stock

Ranger Dina Wakley Media Black Gesso

Master’s Touch Acrylic - Payne’s Grey

Posca Markers

Acrylic Matt Medium or Glue Stick



  1. I adore this!!

  2. Carol, this is so creative! I love it! Trena

  3. Thank you Trena, I love the stencils!


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