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Embrace the Rain Test Drive

Step by Step Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

 

Stencil Test Drive

It is time for another stencil test drive! What are we driving today? The magnificent Embrace the Rain stencil by Jessica Sporn. Love that Jessica created figures that have the feeling of movement! Be sure stop by the other drivers in this test drive: Marjie Kemper, Natasha May, Michelle Rydell and Jessica Sporn!

 

 

Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

Can you tell which girl I am drawn to the most on this stencil? She’s got such a fantastic pose that makes me think of embracing life, the wonder and excitement of a child, and soaking up the sun (or rain)!

 

 

 

Step by Step Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

 

This started with a layer of paint and randomly glued down scraps from die cutting letters with Tim Holtz’s Chip Block die. I often find these remnants of die cutting more intriguing and useful than the actual letters!

 

 

 

 

Step by Step Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

 

Stenciling my favorite girl on the ledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step by Step Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

 

Just one stenciling of rain wasn’t enough for me, so I added more rain.

 

 

 

 

 

Step by Step Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

 

Jessica designed such a great stencil- it can be used with the lines or without- and I love it both ways. I just painted over the stencil lines at her legs, arms, and neck- you can still see a hint of the lines but it is much more subtle now.

 

 

 

 

Step by Step Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

 

Had to have writing on this! Black was just too harsh so I went with gray. Can’t read my writing? Neither can I! I don’t intend to ever read it again, the art journal for me is a way to process feelings that I have in that moment.

 

 

 

 

Step by Step Art Journal Page for the Rain Stencil Test Drive with Carolyn Dube

 

The title just wasn’t right to me in the gray alone so a fine line of orange paint. I also outlined the girl and the raindrops to add a bit more of the gray.

 

 

 

 

Here’s another art journal page I did earlier with this stencil for Artists in Blogland.

A gelli print starts and guides an art journal page by Carolyn Dube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Jessica for another fabulous stencil!

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  • froebelsternchen April 2, 2013, 12:11 am

    adorable colors and composition Carolyn!
    AMAZING!
    Thank you for the vid too!
    xxx from Susi
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

  • rinda April 2, 2013, 2:24 am

    I love the color combination, and the black writing really sets it all off.
    Rinda

  • NatashaMay April 2, 2013, 5:05 am

    Totally gorgeous! Love how you used the stencil and thanks for the video. šŸ™‚

  • Jessica Sporn April 2, 2013, 7:27 am

    love love how you journal with wild abandon – that girl is open to everything just like you! Fabulous page. Thank you for being part of the test drive today!

  • roberta April 2, 2013, 8:03 am

    Yes, I do love her stencils and I love what you have done with it to make it your own design! Nice work.

  • Marja April 2, 2013, 9:16 am

    Wonderful work Carolyn. I love stencils too. This different pages are so wonderful and lovely.
    Lovely greet
    marja

  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell April 2, 2013, 10:27 am

    Carolyn I LOVE what you did with this stencil! The way you have her standing on that ledge is so cool, plus the assymetrical rain across the top, and the colors!!! Very inspiring!

  • Cynthia April 2, 2013, 10:30 am

    Beautiful! And I agree–the girl’s reaction to the rain is perfect! Such life and spirit!!

  • Marjie Kemper April 2, 2013, 10:32 am

    What a treat to watch you create on our vertical roll! Love the idea to paint over the stencil lines, too… brilliant!

  • Christine Kiehl April 2, 2013, 11:33 am

    Wow! This is my very first stencil test drive! Oh what fun it has been! I didn’t know that there were such cool (non-letter or back ground) stencils out there in the crafty world!!! I always made my own! I’m one very excited and impressed new visitor/follower! Thank you so much for sharing your project and video!

  • Judy Shea April 2, 2013, 11:47 am

    Carolyn.. love the colors here. You did it again. You can feel some emotion from the stencil girl.

  • Corrine April 2, 2013, 2:07 pm

    I see you used your words and some of my favorite colors – hot pink rain, I could get used to that idea! xox

  • Claudette April 2, 2013, 3:16 pm

    I am actually not a big fan of rain, myself. But I love the page! Well done!

  • Nancy Lee April 2, 2013, 6:53 pm

    Oh, you make it look SO easy! Thank you for thinking out loud as you go along!

  • Maria McGuire April 3, 2013, 2:57 pm

    I love this stencil and the words you picked are perfect!!!! I like that the rain is the same color as her.

  • Anna Ely April 7, 2013, 11:14 pm

    What a fun and colorful page! Love this stencil!

  • Vicki Miles April 16, 2013, 4:33 pm

    I’m getting an error on all the videos. šŸ™