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Buckle up because the Stencil Test Drive is here!  The Hebrew Calligraphy with Hamsa Stencil is first up!








This is just the first of many wonderful blog hops between now and June celebrating Jessica’s stencils at Stencil Girl Products.  Not only do they have fabulous stencils they also ship quickly!

Be sure to stop by Jessica’s blogMichelle Rydell’s blog, and Judy Shea’s blog to see how this stencil inspired them!  You can join in and win one of Jessica’s stencil!  The details and linky party are here!


A background that came about from gessoing and painting over a piece that was in need of reworking.






Wood icing used with Jessica’s Hebrew Calligraphy with Hamsa Stencil.






Once the wood icing had dried I put the stencil back on top so that the paint only went where I wanted it to go in the next step.






Using a dry brush I painted the top of the wood icing a deep blue.






I smeared paint on with my fingers.







After the last layer dried, I smeared another layer of paint.







Another touch or two of paint.  Once it was dry, I brayered on a thin layer of white paint to pop the design.






The wood icing created lots of places and spaces for the paint and color to pile up.

I was so in love with this stage that there is another piece just like this one drying in my studio.  I want one to cut up and make ATC backgrounds for another project!



I thought this piece was all finished until I read the quote.  Book paper, paint, and glitter and now I think it really is finished…

Stop by Jessica’s blogMichelle Rydell’s blog and Judy Shea’s blog to see how this stencil inspired them!  Want more creativity? Stop on by Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day!

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  • Lynn Richards December 6, 2012, 12:53 am

    Wow, girl, you are making some amazing creations!

  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell December 6, 2012, 1:01 am

    Wow wow WOW! I love what you did with the stencil! Those colors are beautiful! I have never heard of wood icing before. I will have to look into that!

  • Maria McGuires December 6, 2012, 2:31 am

    That’s what I have been telling you–SHOW THE WORLD YOUR MAGIC!!!! Love what you did with the stencil. So much yummy texture!!!! Beautiful!!

  • Marja December 6, 2012, 3:47 am

    WOOOOW Carolyn this is gorgeous. What a beautiful background and than the texture and the glitter, marvelous. Really magic.
    lovely greet

  • NatashaMay December 6, 2012, 5:00 am

    This is just fabulous! I love what you”ve done with the stencil and the technique you used. 🙂

  • Judy Shea December 6, 2012, 8:35 am

    Carolyn, partner in art, Wow.. I loved opening your page to see this. Great use of the stencil. Ok, now it’s safe to use it up the way you want. Weeeeeeeeeeee.

  • Theresa Plas December 6, 2012, 8:41 am

    Pretty Cool! Great Message Too!

  • elle December 6, 2012, 8:49 am

    Wow! You don’t quit. lol Excellent.

  • Mary C. Nasser December 6, 2012, 9:00 am

    Marvelous, Carolyn!!
    Love how you combined 2 of my faves…Wood Icing and Stencil Girl Products!!!
    Gorgeous results!

  • Cynthia December 6, 2012, 9:55 am

    Wood icing?? Yeah, I’m gonna have to find some of that. 😉 What an incredibly gorgeous page! LOVE the colors and that stencil is just amazing!!!

  • Laurence Martin December 6, 2012, 10:12 am

    Only one word: Wow!!

  • Maggie Nemetz December 6, 2012, 11:00 am

    Just gorgeous! I love this stencil, and what you’ve done with it is magical! I will have to investigate “wood icing”!

  • Jessica Sporn December 6, 2012, 11:23 am

    So beautiful. The colors are so bold and happy – just like you! Love the last touch of using your brayer to add the white to the tops of the letters — and the quote, perfect! Yes ma’am – show the world your magic — because you have lots of it!

  • Marjie Kemper December 6, 2012, 11:28 am

    Super rich design and BRILLIANT colors! Lovely. Great touch with the brayer, too!

  • Corrine December 6, 2012, 11:28 am

    Oh my I love this and the vibrant bright colors make me think of twinkling lights. Isn’t that wood icing incredible. Loving the stuff…….off to visit the rest of the hoppers. xox

  • Pauline Leger December 6, 2012, 1:40 pm

    I’ve said it before, but i’ll say it again… you are the fucking QUEEN of stencilling!!
    So many gorgeous colours here Carolyn. Love what you do. xox

  • Mitzi Zohar December 6, 2012, 3:02 pm

    Love your page and love, love, love this stencil. Sadly I can’t stomach $10 shipping and handling to Canada, but if I ever move back to the States…

  • Kay Wallace December 6, 2012, 7:00 pm

    Your works just keeps getting better and better! I love a jolt of CONFIDENCE! Way to go, Girl!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek December 6, 2012, 9:08 pm

    Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the quote!!

  • Cowgirl Red December 6, 2012, 10:17 pm

    Lovely!! Terah

  • Mari Carmen December 7, 2012, 3:13 am

    It’s really amazing, Carolyn! Fabulous and fantastic!! Love it!

  • Anne December 7, 2012, 8:39 am

    Fantastic, love how you used the stencils! Striking and inspiring!

  • Mary in IL December 7, 2012, 8:43 am

    LOVE THIS Carolyn! The quote just makes it perfect. (in my interpretation of your work I like to think you are showing us His magic)

  • aimee December 7, 2012, 8:59 am

    Jessica’s stencils! You did a beautiful job with them!

  • Stephanie Corder December 7, 2012, 9:17 am

    I am in love with this piece- so incredible and yes, magical! You did such a great job emphasizing all that lush texture with your finishing touch of the quote- LOVE this!
    Happy PPF,

  • Ginny December 7, 2012, 9:31 am

    I am so glad you are sharing your magic with the world. I love what you created with the stencils.

  • Kat December 7, 2012, 9:50 am

    This is a magical piece Carolyn, love it!

  • Marji December 7, 2012, 10:23 am

    Wow, great work with that stencil, Carolyn. Jessica was showing it too over on her blog today. I really like the abstract element to it. Beautiful work. Happy PPF

  • Susan December 7, 2012, 11:04 am

    Stunning. And this was a piece that “needed to be reworked”. Amazing. Thanks for sharing your steps. Happy PPF.

  • Kat Sloma December 7, 2012, 11:35 am

    Great job! And so different from Jessica’s test drive pieces. How fun to see the difference. Happy PPF!

  • artmusedog and Carol December 7, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Wow! Great creation ~ design and color are so creative ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ aka ~ ‘artmusedog’ ^_^

  • sasifricious (molly) December 7, 2012, 1:15 pm

    i love this technique! the texture is amazing. the white paint almost looks metallic on the screen– it really does pop!

  • Annette G December 7, 2012, 1:46 pm

    wow these are wonderful results. Happy PPF, x

  • Kathy Gledsdale December 7, 2012, 2:01 pm

    How LOVELY! Love the colours and the stencil is gorgeous too! I wonder if you can get it in the UK!

  • anne December 7, 2012, 3:56 pm

    Wonderful job with the stencils and I love your sparkly letters (wonderful quote, isn’t it?).

    Happy PPF!

  • Christine December 7, 2012, 5:52 pm

    Beautiful stencil work Carolyn!

  • sharon December 7, 2012, 6:54 pm

    Amazing, makes me want to try stencils

  • gloria December 7, 2012, 11:29 pm

    wow, amazing work. I’ve never tried stencils. Don’t really have any. You did an outstanding job.

  • soulbrush December 8, 2012, 7:02 am

    Just seen Jessica’s post and this rocks too. What a fab project and what fab results. Happy PPF.

  • Faye December 8, 2012, 9:20 am

    Carolyn, what an awesome piece you’ve created with the Hebrew calligraphy stencil! I have no idea what wood icing is and will certainly be looking that up. My question would be: how do you clean up the stencil for the next time you want to use it? Does the wood icing wash off easily?

  • JKW December 8, 2012, 7:37 pm

    You absolutely blow my mind with all you do. Hebrew calligraphy. . amazing. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Elisa Choi December 9, 2012, 2:29 am

    wow, this is soooo awesome! Love love it!

  • Lori December 9, 2012, 3:55 am

    These are great – and i enjoyed seeing the process.

  • sandra sherman December 9, 2012, 6:42 am

    fabulous work i just love the way you have used jessicas stencil.

  • Ritu Dua December 9, 2012, 7:48 am

    This is absolutely MAGICAL…I am in love with your piece …completely 🙂

  • Kirstin McCulloch December 9, 2012, 6:42 pm

    I love how you used the stencil in nearly every step of your process. Love the message as well – a great painting x

  • denthe December 10, 2012, 6:49 am

    OMG Carolyn you did an amazing job! I’d never even heard of wood icing before. Thanks for sharing all your steps!

  • Lynn Cohen December 11, 2012, 12:16 am

    I want these stencils! Love Hebrew letters. Would love to put this on a fabric piece.
    You art rocks!

  • Terri Morse December 12, 2012, 10:45 am

    Wow! I love the way the layer of white made the design pop. The color combination is beautiful, and using the design as a backdrop for a quote yielded striking result. Fantastic work! -Terri