Thursday, October 24, 2013

Make a Wish ~ Jessica Sporn Stencil Test Drive

Hello artsy friend ~

Today I am joining a group of women "test driving" Jessica Sporn's Bubble Girl stencil available at StencilGirl Products.



This stencil said "make a wish" to me... so I instantly thought of making a card with it!


This stencil might speak something different to you.  (I love the bubbles and see lots of background possibilities in future art pieces too!)

(Editor's note: I had to re-create the photos as the original ones were deleted ~ so some the images might not look exactly the same. If it is too confusing or if you have any questions, please let me know, I am more than happy to explain! )

For my card, I took a sheet of watercolor paper and folded it in half.  I used green and blue gouache paints and made a background "wash".  I didn't try to control the flow of the paints, I let it be totally organic.




I put the paints on dry and then squirted spray of water & let them run!






After that dried, I flicked small dots of magenta in a few areas for some contrast. (not shown in photo)

I then placed the stencil on my dried card and dabbed green paint through the stencil.  You will need to make sure your brush is not too wet or it will run and you will lose the image.  I then went back over it with black pen.



I really liked the loose watercolor feel of the card, but didn't like my girl's face and arms green, so I added in some colors to her face, hair and dress with my neocolor crayons and dab of water on my brush to spread it so it was creamy while still allowing the background to shine through in areas. I decided to bring out the magenta flecks by making her dress more magenta.



I took some glitter glue and emphasized the bubbles ~ making them iridescent.


I stamped the words "Make a Wish" on scrapbook paper and adhered to the card.


Voila!  Make a wish!

Go check out what all the other artists did with the Bubble Girl stencil ~ get LOTS of free ideas!!!  Make sure you leave a comment at each blog (here too) 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 get to win!

If you want to check out all the great tutorials...here is where to go:


Kirsten Reed    YOU ARE HERE  :))



28 comments:

  1. Amazing card, makes me blow some bubbles and make some wishes...

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  2. Iridescent must look great on the bubbles. Lovely card.

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  3. This card is so beautiful! Thanks for reminding me that I had ordered a couple of gouache paints the other day which I haven't tried out yet. And thanks for the wonderful inspiration of how I could use it!
    The card says "make a wish", so I do ;-) I wish, this stencil would become mine! It's really adorable!

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  4. Perfect sentiment for this stencil! Love how it turned out!

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  5. Nice card! That bubble girl is so sweet.

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  6. She's so sweet....love the iridescent bubbles. xox

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  7. I love this effect - almost ethereal!

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  8. OOOh love it. definitely a wishful piece..

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  9. I am always on the lookout for new techniques. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Very nice, I too can see using the stencil for various projects!

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  11. Great card, thanks for the tutorial!

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  12. What a beautiful picture for a girl's room.
    Wonderful colors!

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  13. Beautiful card! Love the stencil.

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  14. What a perfect card idea!!!! I love that background technique!

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  15. Beautiful work , love how you used this stencil , thanks for sharing !

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  16. excellent use of watercolor wash - and a sweet sentiment - thanks for hopping!

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  17. Oh wow, this is fabulous, love how you've coloured her dress - superb

    Sam xxx

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  18. i so want to win this stencil, i love, love, love it so much. i love what you did with it so much. thanks for the chance to win. xoxo

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  19. My name is Barb and I am a stencil addict! Now that I have said this I have to say that your project is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you have colored this image! It is absolutely stunning! This stencil is an absolute MUST HAVE! Would love to win it!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful!! thanks for hopping!

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  21. nice recovery from the runny green ^5 and I love how you put loose falling socks on her - brilliant!

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  22. loved it!! Thanks for theinspiration

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  23. Such a lovely, loose watercolor feel!

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  24. Kirsten - Today, I am featuring your beautiful work with this stencil on my Jessica Sporn Designs FB page. You achieved such a painterly effect with this girl - loved it then, love it still.

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