Monday, April 1, 2013

Embrace The Rain Stencil Test Drive...

Hey there everybody!  It's time for another stencil test drive!


This time I've been playing with Jessica's Embrace The Rain stencil, which looks like this...

 Isn't it so FUN?!!!

There are so many things you could do with this stencil by putting the different parts together in different ways!  This time I chose to use the girl in the middle that is carrying the umbrella.  I was working on an art journal page for a Soulistry prompt about holding on to your dreams.  The image of the girl with the hearts on her umbrella fit perfectly with the vision of what I wanted to say.  Here's how the page turned out...


 I did a lot of paper piecing for this one.  The hills are maps, and the road was cut from a photography book. 



Here's a closeup of just the girl...
Here's the process I followed to achieve this effect:

1.  Use a variety of pink, orange and red small foam ink pads to stencil through the umbrella onto white cardstock.  Outline the shape with a fine black pen, and cut out.

2.  Use the same black pen to outline the shape of the raincoat, by tracing through the stencil onto pink patterned paper.  Cut out.

3.  Repeat #2 to trace the legs onto beige patterned paper.  Cut out.

4.  Glue the pieces down so they fit together.

Easy peasy right?  It was so much fun to do, and I can just imagine all the different effects you could achieve by varying the colors and patterns!

I also want to share one more way you can  use this stencil.  This is a page I did awhile ago, and shared then, but here it is again in case you missed it...
For this one I simply flipped the stencil over so the girl was facing the way I wanted her to, and applied modeling paste with a credit card, in a thin layer through the stencil.

Here's a closeup of the girl...

One tip for using this stencil (or any stencil where you only want to use part of it at a time).  Before applying the modeling paste, use masking tape around the edges of the part that you want to use, to separate it from the rest of the images. 


I just love the variety of emotions you can express with this stencil!  So many possibilities!

I hope I've given you some ideas of how to use the Embrace The Rain Stencil

Please check out Jessica's blog, and the other test-driving artists, to see what they did with this stencil too!

Jessica Sporn
Carolyn Dube
Marjie Kemper
Natasa May


If you'd like to purchase the Embrace The Rain Stencil, click here to go to Stencil Girl Products.

Thanks so much for visiting!  See you again soon!

14 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what fantastic pages! ADORABLE ART!
xxx
Susi
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

NatashaMay said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Love the road one and the colors you used are just brilliant. :)

Jessica Sporn said...

wowzers - Love how you used her on different papers and collaged her back together. Fantastic page - that road -wow! Thank you so much for joining this test drive! xoxo

Val Thorpe said...

Just amazing pages... love that stencil too. Thanks for sharing.

Roberta said...

Nice work and yet another unique way to use these interesting stencils.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Holy SMOKES Michelle!! These are just AMAZING!!! I AM IN LOVE with that first one of her on the road!! WOW-to-the-ZERS!!!!!!

Linda said...

both pages are amazing-but the top one with al that wonderful paper piecing is extraordinary-bravo!!

Judy Shea said...

Michelle.. Your top page with the road is amazing... you achieved something so different here that make this all work. I've noticed the other "drivers" all show the movement and emotions also. Bravo!

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! What an amazing and pretty page you did! I love the umbrella/stencil sooooo cool! Your writing is so wonderful to see here!! LOVE LOVE the maps as the hills!!
I remember that old journal page and it's still a WOW the second time around too.
Thanks so much for sharing and making me smile!

Carla said...

Beautiful pages Michelle and love the stencil

Lori W said...

LOVE this stencil!!! I mean, LOVE!

Nancy Lee said...

This is so amazing! What thought went onto this! AMAZING!

Carolyn Dube said...

Stunning! I love the look of the paper piecing! The moment I saw it there was a story it was conveying so magically!

Anna said...

Love the paper piecing...so many layers and patterns!
...and the bold colors of the second page are so uplifting. She looks like she could take on the world.