Sunday, March 03, 2013

Incorporating Stencils!

I was asked to be part of a blog hop featuring Jane Davenport's new stencils.  I excitedly agreed.  I started by using our copic airbrush system.  The eyes and the face stencils are by Jane.  The coral and the dots are other stencils from Artistcellar.  I don't consider myself to be much of a stenciler, (my husband Tracy does it WAY better than me) but with these it doesn't matter.  They are simply components you can use to create your own style.

 I added one more little stencil on the left side (dots on the nose), then started thinking about the direction it would go.  On the right side, I added some pieces of collage and started filling in the eyes with paint markers

Next I started playing around a little more.  I found the little mouth on the left while looking through my collage box, so erased my pencil mark.  I also started adding more color on the left with some pieces of leaf shaped collage.  On the right, I put dots on the scarf thing (with paint pens) to fill it in and added another "blump" to the hair with copic marker (this was something I wish I had not done but you always have to be brave and try stuff and then be ok with the results).  Because of the slickness of the background paint I found that my colored pencils would not work, so I used caran d'ache to color in the face so it wouldn't blend in with the background.  I also added more details to the eyes with paint markers.

I started adding a little color on the left side as well as adding some white crayon to the eyelids.  On the right side, I started drawing some paint pen lines over the collage and played around with more crayon colors to add shading to the face

I needed some contrast on the left side, so I cut a piece of paper to fit the chin and then filled in around the rest of it with paint pen.  BTW, I eyeballed the curvature of the chin but you could use a piece of tracing paper to make it exact.  I also added more details on the collaged leaves with paint pens and gel pens as well as adding a few more leaves to cover the piece of "fish collage".  On the right side, I started giving her a body with a piece of collage.

The top of the left side was bothering me, so I put more of the dark blue paint pen down and then added some dots with other paint pens.  I also outlined her cheeks with neon pink dots.

 The right side needed a border and since the whole image was so bold I just drew something in with a black copic and filled it in.   I also finished her body with a dark red copic marker.  Couldn't resist some swirlies on the left side (it was scary because there is always that thought..."what if I ruin it"...but you have to try).  and did you notice that I placed an eye from a magazine on the right side?  It looked fine before but I wanted it to look a little off...less refined.  and I just couldn't resist the beauty mark.

I extended the "fish" off the side on the left, put some pink and flourescent yellow at the top and added some dots around the leaves to add detail and color.  When I opened a quote book, this one jumped out at me and wasn't too long (didn't have too much space for anything longer).  After writing it, it seemed to fit both pages so well.

I really do love this stencil.  she looks like a superhero here.

After writing the quote, I had to put an open eye on the left side signifying our third eye and the fact that looking at the world through our third eye is always good too.  My pages always tell me things when I am done with them.  These were no exception.  I had so much fun with these stencils as my inspiration, I will definitely be using stencils alot more from now on.  Thank you Jane and artistcellar for some great supplies to mess around with.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my process.  Make sure to stop by the rest of these blogs to see how others are using the stencils!

btw, Artistcellar is giving away a free set of stencils to one of my readers.  I will devise a fair way to pick someone from the list of comments.  To be eligible, leave a comment by monday, 3/11 :)  Update: I JUST RANDOMLY scrolled down through the comments and picked a name with my eyes closed.  The winner is Roberta Warshaw (who I have emailed).  Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone left me!

Sunday 3/3 - Artistcellar  (www.artistcellar.com/wp)
Monday 3/4 - Teesha Moore  (www.teeshascircus.blogspot.com
Tuesday 3/5 - Jeanette House  (http://www.jeanettehouse.co.uk/blog/
Wednesday 3/6 - Dawn Sokol  (http://www.dblogala.com/)
Thursday 3/7 - Tamara Laporte (www.willowing.org/blog
Friday 3/8 - Effy Wild  (http://effywild.com)
Saturday 3/9 - Kass Hall (http://www.kasshall.com/)
Sunday 3/10 - Mindy Lacefield  (http://www.timssally.com/)
Monday 3/11 - Jane Davenport (http://www.janedavenport.com/)

As a little bonus, my husband, Tracy just created a journal page using Jane's stencil too.  He really knows how to use an airbrush!

135 comments:

  1. OMG the more i look at them the more I want. Absolutely gorgeous and revolutionary. Super like.

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  2. Wow! What a great way to personalize stencils!

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  3. I'm a fan of Jane Davenport's art and I just love what you have both done with these new stencils. I'd love to add them to my art supplies.

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  4. come home from work...late. Look at blogs...nothing look at Facebook... nothing...look at TV...nothing...back to blogs....TEESHA'S Circus pops up:).....yeah love, inspiration. OK let's do some journaling. Thank you

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  5. I love seeing how stencils can be used another tool to show your own style. Beautiful pages!

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  6. Far out Teesha - your girls look amazing! They are so different, you can see the base of Jane's stencils - but so 'you'!

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  7. Jennifer Palmer11:52 PM

    I am a beginner and in awe of you and Tracey and I am amazed at what you can do with a stencil.
    I am excited as I have been taking online classes and Jane was one of the teachers {Life Book 2013} and wow what a learning curve.
    I just love art and how it makes me feel it is like nothing else

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  8. Beautiful stencils! Absolutely love what you've created with them, Teesha!

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  9. Beautiful pages from both of you. Just love these stencils and love Jane too! I was lucky enough to spend a week with her in Bali last year!

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  10. I love both these pages. Your unique style of work inspired me to try and create a journal page in a similar style. It was great fun to do,although I need a lot more practice.

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  11. Great work - I love what you've done!
    and your husband's isn't bad either!!!

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  12. Wow! I love them both, but the fish woman is calling to me! Wonderful stencils. I'd love to have some and share in the fun!!! Thank you!

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  13. WOW - I'd say you both know how to use a stencil, fabulous faces I particularly love the eyes!

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  14. I loved your seeing your process Teesha. Very creative way to use the stencils. I'm thinking these might be a must have!

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  15. I love how you used these stencils! I want my very own. Just read about the online workshop you and Jane are going to do. Awesome!

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  16. WOW! You really made them your own.

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  17. I love how you started with the basic stencil and then completely made it your own. This is a very cool spread. Your husband's girl is really cool too.

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  19. Teesha - always love seeing the finished work, but so helpful to see your process. thank you for sharing it. the super hero woman is my favorite! And the 8th is my birthday - so these would be an excellent gift! :)

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  20. I usually stay away from yellow...but I like this yellow that you used. What is it? I love your work, Teesha.
    Please check out my art blog at:
    www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com
    Thanks so much!

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  21. I love the way you use the stencils so that they don't look like stencils. Tricky business!

    I would love to enter my name in to win a stencil! Count me in!

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  23. I always love seeing your finished work, but getting this blow-by-blow of the process was extra yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Nice. I am looking at stencils in a new way these days.

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  25. Nice. I am looking at stencils in a new way these days.

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  26. i would love love love love love love these!!!!!

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  27. Wow, that just looks like a really good time!!!! Would love to play around with them too!!

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  28. I always make my own...they're so lovely to use. Love how you used the stencils in your page...stands like a rock! I'm in for the giveaway! I'd really like to try pre-fabricated stencils for once...

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  29. FAbulous! The stencils are wonderful in your art work!

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  30. FAbulous! The stencils are wonderful in your art work!

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  31. Faces can be such a road block..what a great idea to give us a little help in starting with a stencil!Would love to have them!Thanks for sharing your techniques!

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  32. Oh my goodness! You did an amazing job on these pages! Way to rock the stencils and create amazing pieces of art!

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  33. Love what you did, Teesha - you totally made them yours; and Tracy's page is awesome too!! Maisy xo

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  34. I LOVED seeing your spread evolve, and how your made your design choices ~ perfect!

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  35. Fabulous stencils by Jane, used to create great pages Teesha

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  36. Love your pages. Really interesting stencils!

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  37. Sharyle7:59 AM

    Way cool! Love your journaling style and Jane's way with faces. It is fantastic to see how you and Tracy used the same stencil and created wildly different results. I'd love to try my hand at these stencils.

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  38. How fun - I have never thought to add stencil fun in a face. Great inspiration and now time to play.

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  39. How fun - I have never thought to add stencil fun in a face. Great inspiration and now time to play.

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  40. These would be so fun to use. I'm taking Jane's classes now, so it is fun to see these new stencils. I love what you both did with them!

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  41. Love how you put your own spin on these fantastic new stencils!

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  42. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Love these stencils. If I don't win I would buy them. Where can I find them?

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  43. I love the RED one. TFS

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  44. great pages, i adore your style! these stencils look great, you show us how versatile they can be.thanks!

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  45. I love this stencils. And your pages using them are beautiful! I'd love to win a set of these stencils, but if I have to buy them I will.

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  46. Very interesting what you've done with these, and yet somehow the "Teesha" look is still very evident!

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  47. You and Jane together-it can't get any better than that!I love your super-hero look with the yellow pen around her features! I've always thought someone should make face stencils and now they have!

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  48. They are fabulous! I could use them in sooooo many way ways!!!!

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  49. Thank you for the great blog article! Love the stencils!

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  50. Sorry if I'm double-posting, but I didnt see my comment in the list and I really want to win these stencils. Plus I wanted to make a comment on how very talented you and your husband are!! I have enjoyed your work for years. Thanks!!

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  51. What fun stencils! Love them! And I love what you did with them. I'm learning to love the 'mistakes' and the places where I went one step too far.

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  52. sarajane2:08 PM

    It's always an inspiring, learning experience to see your pages as you build them - and a chance at free stencils, too boot! Thanks!

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  53. Oh my gosh... WOW and GORGEOUS... Teesha I LOVE what you created with Jane's beautiful stencils... fabulous fish... and your girl... stunning... she is definitely like a wonderful super hero... and love the beauty spot... and Tracy's face is awesome... magical artwork from the two of you... and YES... I would LOVE to win a stencil set... they are FABULOUS...

    Jenny ♥

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  54. I love, love, love these! I especially like the eye quotation used with the third eye. Very cool and inspiring! Thanks!

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  55. Wow! They all look FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for sharing your process! I am just learning/realizing what can actually be done with stencils. Who knew!!
    & These stencils are SUPER!
    You have both very much inspired me.
    Thank you! :D

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  56. What talent you And your husband have! Such bright colors! Thank you for the ideas!

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  57. Maaret Abbersteen3:02 PM

    OMG - the airbrushing blows my mind - its fantastic!!! They all are sooooo inspiring!

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  58. wow, I would love some of those stencils!! fabulous work & love the collage elements too. Such a fan of yourself & Jane Davenport :)

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  59. I totally love your journal pages ;)

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  60. I really like how you used the patterns on the faces.

    Great pages :)

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  61. wonderful to see what you did with Jane's stencils. I love all your details.

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  62. I love both pieces. I am really liking the look of these stencils, and what a great jumping off point they are!

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  63. Lovely pages! I never thought I could see one of Jane's girls look so masculine! Very cool!

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  64. Anonymous7:11 PM

    I didn't think stencil when I first saw the ladies... Really way cool!!!!
    Missy from the bayou

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  65. Carolynn7:36 PM

    I love the look of these stencils! So unique and lovely!
    What I really want to know is when you will make some of your own? (Especially in your doodle letters. I LOVE the way you doodle on your pages).

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  66. teesha. i love your stuff. and these are awesome! :)

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  67. Marcie Aspras8:48 PM

    Thanks toTeesha & Tracy for for their take on Jane Davenport's new stencils. Really cool!!

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  68. gina lighton9:24 PM

    I love seeing the two different approaches to using these neat stencils. Love Jane Davenport!

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  69. Yes, she does look like a superhero in your interpretation, Teesha. Love your colourful spread. Awesome with those squiggly things on her head in Tracy's pic.

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  70. Hi Teesha, stopped by to see what you've been up to and of course I see wonderful, zany, and fantastical things are flowing onto your pages! I've always admired your work and am constantly amazed at your imagery.

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  71. You work is amazing. I love the beauty mark! Thanks for the chance.

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  72. Both you & Tracy have done such fabulous things with these lovely stencils. I really like how they look so different. Good luck in the giveaway to everyone, I have everything crossed. :-)

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  73. Very cool ~ the stencils, your process AND your spouse's work!

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  74. The fish face is awesome! Nice work all around.

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  75. really you two are amazing!

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  76. I love the way you used the stencils. Fabulous! It's always intriguing how different each artists work can be using the same set of stencils!

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  77. Lynn Medlen8:03 AM

    Like the stencil work a lot. Really looking forward to your on-line class with Jane.

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  78. Barbara L.8:09 AM

    What a fun way to use all these stencils. I love your (both) approach.

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  79. Beatiful work, greetings from the Netherlands

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  80. Jane's stencils look like they will be a bunch of fun to play with. I really like how you put your own style to use with them!

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  81. Writing this while traveling I10 en route home, somewhere in the sonoran desert. Must check out thestencil, emdless possibilities.

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  82. Writing this while traveling I10 en route home, somewhere in the sonoran desert. Must check out thestencil, emdless possibilities.

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  83. Writing this while traveling I10 en route home, somewhere in the sonoran desert. Must check out thestencil, emdless possibilities.

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  84. WOW! It really is amazing how one stencil can look SO different in each person's work. I am loving the eyes alone especially. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  85. Awesome work! I would love to win these stencils. Thanks for all your inspiration!!

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  86. I love the way you have used the stencils in such an unusual way. All the journal pages are incredible and tracys is amazing too..

    It would be wonderful to win some of these stencils:-)

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  87. awesome!!!
    I loved seeing all the progress photos!! Really felt like I was helping you create just by watching! :)
    Came out fantastic!

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  88. I so love these stencils. I have a few but I don't think you can ever have enough stencils, especially from any of these places. jane you are awesome. xox

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  89. Love what you did with these new stencils. Very Cool!
    Aloha, Kate

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  90. stencils seem to the the rage now-i've gotten out my old ones and starting adding to my stash w/new ones too. love the possibilities~

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  91. Anonymous6:54 PM

    Had no idea stencils were ment to be used as such....I would love to CREATE ..as such. The longer I live the more 'creative' I will become!

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  92. Your little circus can pitch a tent in a park near me any time. Your art is exciting, colourful and memorable as a circus should be. Your Jane's stencil act is stunning and the step by step process has been thrilling to watch. Where is the fairy floss stand?

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  93. I am inspired! I need to get messy today!

    Edie

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  94. your pages are awesome. these stencils are a must have.

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  95. Awesome stencils. Love your pages.

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  96. MariaC10:35 PM

    NOICE! Thanks for the links, will check them out momentarily.

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  97. Love this! Looks amazing. I just discovered Jane Davenport last weekend at the Scrapbooking show in Melbourne. It has inspired me to start my own art journal (hence why I am here looking at your blog).

    x eve

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  98. I think I'm already in love with the stencils. And after looking what gou have done with them I just have to have them Ü thanks for sharing the proces.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  99. I am fairly new to stenciling, this is some GREAT inspiration, thanks for sharing. And thanks for the chance to win!

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  101. Awesome results from the stencils, Teesha! I love to use stencils in my art journal, and really like Jane's designs. Thanks for the chance!

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  102. Love you work and you blog.. great hop!

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  103. Poppy Gray2:42 PM

    What beautiful art and stencils. Would love to give them a go, myself!

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  104. WOW - I am currently having a love affair with stencils and I am thrilled to find some that I haven't seen before. Love them.

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  105. These stencils are awsome I can't draw faces but if I am lucky enough to win a set just maybe I have a chance to to put my own style on paper. I just love what you have done with them.

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  106. I love seeing your process! I'd love a chance to win these awesome stencils. Thanks for participating to show various ways of using stencils.

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  107. I always love to get a little insight look in other people's journaling process, it's very inspiring. I also linked to this post on my blog: http://nocreationwithoutchaos.wordpress.com/

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  108. Eileen6:46 AM

    I love the pictures I have seen so far using these stencils. I really like the art work that you do. It is very inspiring, andyour quotes.
    e-mail address: lstardust999@aol.com

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  109. Very cool and i love your profile information! I will enjoy following your journey!

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  110. these look so fun, jane + teesha = pure awesomeness. would love to win these thank you for the chance to be able to win them. xox

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  111. totally cool, tracy i love the little mouth, am new to your work and will be cking it out. Also love your hubbies take on it, very urban street cool. can not wait to give these a try.
    debi m

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  112. oh love what u both did so inspiring and best part u made them your own thanks for sharing ...
    bev

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  113. I love what you and Tracy have done with the stencils. I admire your work, thank you for adding beauty to the world!

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  114. I love what you and Tracy have done with these stencils - I love your work. Thank you for adding your own special beauty to the world!

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  115. I'd love to win a set as I love Jane Davenport's art!

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  116. Teesha... you always make wild and crazy pages. Thanks for the chance to win

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  117. Teesha...love your creations...such imagination!!! Both of you really did the stencils justice

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  118. I love what you have created with these stencils. I will be looking to add these ones to my stencil collection, love em. Cheers

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  119. Oh, I cannot pass up stencils. Ever since LK used Mary Beth's stencils in class I've been crazy about them. I've used the brass stencils to scrape matte gel (or any kind of spackle-like paint) into the stencil to add 3-D texture to the surface of my work. How fun!!! Thanks Teesha:)

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  120. Love, love stencils. A face stencil would be just perfect. Your work is amazing.

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  121. Wow Teesha, love the page!

    I adore Jane "Danger" Davenport and her style, but I when I make my own art I want it to be mine so I was concerned that it I purchased the stencils everything would look like Jane when I used them. However when you are using her stencils it comes across as all Teesha Moore which I think is so great.

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  122. Awesome pages! I would love a chance to play with these.

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  123. you have created something fabulous with these stencils Teesha, you too Traci. I would love to win some.

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  124. It's always fascinating to peek into your mind! Hope you never get tired of posting your process! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  125. Love seeing how each artist is using these lovely face stencils! Would love to play with them myself. :)

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  126. Love how you incorporated the stencils into your style....

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  127. Love how you incorporated Jane's stencils into your style -- glo

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  128. I love how you try things out that may not work. You have inspired me to try to different approaches new things mess up, solve and write.

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  129. Thanks again Teesha! I am so happy to win the stencils!

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