Stencil Girl Test Drive

I am honored to have been asked by the lovely Jessica Sporn if I would test a stencil from StencilGirl and show you the results. 

I use stencils once in a while in my artwork.  I usually don't use stencils of people or animals, I will just use patterns or designs.  So it was fun to step out of my comfort zone to try this new stencil.

StencilGirl sent me the Bubble Girl stencil.



I dug through my stash of paper and found this cool "bubble printed" paper I made two years ago.  I made a tutorial for bubble printing on my art education blog.

detail shot of the bubble printed paper

I used my ink pad to stamp through the stencil.  This ink pad has sections that can be easily removed for stamping.


Place the ink pad on the stencil and dab it up and down to push ink through the stencil.


Here is the bubble girl stenciled on the bubble paper.  I tore around the image of the girl.  I didn't like the red splotch that was on the paper, so I will cover it up later. 


I then set this image aside and prepared a background page.  I started with a white sheet of paper and stenciled another girl with bubbles using blue ink.  Magenta paint was smeared around the image.  Then, I tore photocopies of my artwork and some of my watercolor doodles and glued these on the paper.  


Then, I covered parts of this background with white paint, turquoise, magenta, and light blue paint.
Black lines were stamped with the edge of a piece of cardboard.  Star stamps were stamped on the upper right corner and black and white circles were stamped with a plastic lid and paint.


 Here is a closeup of the black stamped lines.


I painted white over the bubble girl to tone down the bright colors a bit.





Now go see what the other artist did with the Bubble Girl stencil!  But before you do, be sure to leave a comment here because Jessica is giving away a Bubble Girl stencil to one lucky winner, and EVERY comment in the test drive will be eligible to win.  The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!


Jessica Sporn
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34 comments

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a wonderful journal spread is this.. so soft - I adore this!

xxx Susi

Ruth L said...

Looks lovely and bright, really loved the different layers.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Really like this page and the bubble background. Your page is intricate without being too busy.

sally said...

I love the range of colours that you've used with the bubble maks! Cheerfulness on a damp & dismal morning :-)

Sally

Jo Murray said...

Layered and subtle...I love it.

Netty said...

terrific collage, Annette x

Eifelwicht said...

Oh wow, this looks fantastic! I like that you used the stencil twice, once for background and once as the "leading" stamp. (Sorry for my English, I am German. ;-) )

Jessica Sporn said...

Love your colors and composition Marcia - I like that the bubble girl has an echo on your page. Really interesting way to use her, and I am so happy you participated in this test drive. thank you!

Carolyn Dube said...

So inspiring! Love the bubble paper for bubble girl!

Judy Shea said...

The paper you started with was perfect.. see, you never know when something will come in handy. This surely did. The colors were popping like the bubbles. Love.

Textile Recycler said...

Love the textured layers and soft colors....

Linda said...

Love the flow and softness of this page!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great collage page Marcia. YOu know I love your charming work. xox

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love the colours!

Monica said...

really cool effect.

I think she's in a square bubble blowing more bubbles. LOL

Sandy said...

Sweet! Sweet! Sweet! Lovely layers and creative collage:)

Jo Anne O. said...

Love what you did, don't you just get excited when you find the perfect thing to use after time has passed? The bubble paper was perfect!

Mary C. Nasser said...

This is oh so amazing, Marcia!!
How ingenious to include your bubble printed paper with the image of the girl and bubbles!!
The final collage is fabulous!
Your colors and mark-making are brilliant! :)

Amante del Papel said...

Is a fantastic page, love the color that you use, is simply georgous!

Denise Spillane said...

This turned out so fun, just like the stencil. This is so much fun

Jean said...

What a fun stencil to work with! I love the memories it brings.

Maria McGuire said...

Love seeing your process pictures!!!

Sheila said...

Interesting use of the bubble girl stencil , loved seeing your process , great job!

TheaM said...

very impressive... wonderful image!

sam21ski said...

What is there left to say ...... WOW!!!

Sam xxx

Lura said...

i just love, love, love this stencil, so easy to make some cute. its mostly there for you and everyone showed great ways to use it. love it. thank you xox

barbara macaskill said...

This stencil is so incredible!!! I love your page! Great colors and the bubble paper is simply beautiful! I love how you made the girl the focal point! TFS!

Jackie said...

Wow! What a beautiful layout! I love your colors! so soft and bubbly! ")

Jamie Lynn said...

great layers and super spread

Charmaine Boggs said...

I'm going to check out your other post about making bubble paper, too. Love the way you used the stencil with your other papers and stencils!

Denise Smart said...

Playful,just that one word describes your take on this stencil.Love it.

HelenM said...

very magical. thanks

DH Stitches said...

My daughter just sent me a link to your blog, knowing I would love it, and I do! I will enjoy your artwork from now on. Love your blog, keep up the great work. Thanks for the giveaway!

Denise Spillane said...

Oh how fun. Love the pastel colors. Beautiful.