Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Stencil Test Drive...Borders

I am so lucky today to again be a Guest Designer for Jessica Sporn and her Stencils from StencilGirl. Today we are test driving the Borders Stencil. I can sum it up in one word--VERSATILE!!!! I had so many ideas scrambling around in my head I didn't know where to start. 
Here is the stencil:
and here is what I made:
I have been a little obsessed with Polymer Clay lately--thank you Judy Shea! There was some sitting here and I thought what the heck. Now please note I am not a Polymer Clay Artist or a Jewelry Artist but I like to dabble in anything craft. I just sort of made it up as I went. The one border on the stencil kept saying to me--CUFF BRACELET! so I rolled out some clay and started...something.

and now the baking...I made a "cuff" out of foil and made sure that it fit my wrist  and then molded it around the foil and made holes in the ends.
a little paint and some hardware and DONE! cuff bracelet....with the extra clay I had I cut some circles to make another bracelet.
I stuck some jewelry eye pins into them before baking and they turned into my other bracelet. My photos at the top of the page were taken on top of my Daily Art Journal. I used the stencil for a quick start to my page for next week. 

So as I said--VERSATILE!!!! I have alot more ideas and cannot wait to try them out.
Now please visit all the other talented people driving along with me today and see what they made:


  1. Wowzers! Those bracelets are so cool and love the start of your journal page. Thanks Maria!

  2. Oh wow! That is absolutely fabulous! Love it. :)

  3. <<>> That's yelling. Wow.. first, thanks for mentioning me and second.. we had the same idea with our test drive.. amazing, sister girl. and third.. those are amazing.. just amazing. Whew.. I need to sit down now.

    1. Your name was supposed to be in the brackets.. like I was yelling your name. I guess the computer thought it was html?

  4. Super inventive use of these stencils Maria....Love your homemade cuff roll and the circles another super idea.....This stencil goes way beyond the page. xox

  5. Oh, I love these bracelets! The stencils work so well with the clay. Fantastic!

  6. Wow. I never thought about using them on polymer clay. Great idea!

  7. Maria! Is there anything you can't create?! Beautiful work, my friend. You are so talented!

  8. Holy Mackerel! Love this cuff, Maria... what a fantastic idea! The texture from the stencil is AMAZING.

  9. That bracelet is a magnificent way to use the stencil! And your color choices are top notch!

  10. You are really thinking outside the box here! They are Beautiful!


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