Welcome to another Stencil Test Drive with the Retro Flowers and Circles Stencil from StencilGirl Designed by Jessica Sporn. I will be test driving this stencil with two other artists in addition to Jessica herself.
I had absolutely no idea what I was going to make when I sat down to do this project but it became apparent 5 minutes into playing with it I didn't know which project I was going to show you. My ideas started flying all over the place. I'm sure you will be seeing this stencil sneaking into many projects in the coming weeks from my play.
First, I decided to spray away with some Dylusions spray to get started. When I was done I turned the stencil over and stamped the remaining ink onto another piece of paper.
Now what to do...I had ideas for both of them. I decided to put the traditional spray through the stencil page aside. You will see this in another project in the future. I would work with the stamped stencil. I loved the layers I got by turning the stencil everytime I stamped. All I kept thinking about when I looked at the images I got was PSYCHEDELIC. I have been having some crazy dreams lately and decided to Google Psychedelic dream. I ran across a poem that really "spoke" to me and decided for this to be the basis of my journal page.
Next, I took some black cardstock that was sitting on my desk and used Modeling Paste with the stencil.
I let this dry overnight and in the morning used a circle punch to cut circles. One was used in my project and the other four were used to start a spread for my Art Journal Everyday for next week. I do this quite often when doing a more in depth art journal page. I try to take some of the things I've done over into my Art Journal Everyday journal and use them as an element for a kick-start for the week.
I have so many other ideas for this stencil and had so much fun playing with it!
Now please go see what the others did with it: