Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Jessica Sporn Framed Me?!?

Well...she didn't frame me in the criminal sense. I just wanted to grab everyone's attention! Instead, Jessica Sporn asked me to be apart of her Stencil Test Drive Blog Hop using her "Frames" stencil from Stencil Girl Products. I am sure you can imagine my excitement just at the asking, but then I received her fabulous stencil and I was elated! There are so many uses for this smart design...just look at all the different frames to choose from! WOW! Thank you Jessica for asking me! I am truly honored.
Since I have so many photos of my children laying all around my crafting cave, I decided to use the stencil to frame some. 
I used Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste in Gold through three of the stencils.
I cut them out of this repurposed cardboard after they air dried.
I put the frames back under the stencil and reapplied another layer of the Embossing Paste. I have never done this before, and did not know if it would work, but it did. The height of the paste was impressive. It made for great depth.
I cut out the centers, and misted them with Ranger's Cappuccino Color Wash. It resisted the Embossing Paste wonderfully. Then I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I had a wood plank that needed tending to, so Red Pepper Color Wash gave it some life. The water helped it coat evenly.
I thought it needed aging, so Snow Cap and Gold Paint Dabber helped. I used the Speckled Stamp as well.
I used lots of stamps with Archival Ink and Pitch Black Paint Dabber too.
I wanted to give this some sheen now, so I coated it with Glossy Glue N Seal. HOWEVER, my jar was a little old and clumpy, but I decided to use it anyway. Instead of the glossy sheen, I got muted color and milky streaks. It's not a bad look, and it provides for a great vintage look, BUT it wasn't the look I wanted. Live and learn.
I loved the 'corner frame outs' on this stencil, and used them with more Gold Embossing Paste for each corner. I love this design feature of the stencil.
 
Now go see what the other Artists did with the Frames stencil!  But before you do, be sure to leave a comment here because Jessica is giving away one of these stencils to one lucky winner, and EVERY comment in the test drive will be eligible to win.  The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Good luck, and I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



56 comments:

  1. what a fab stencils! LOve this work!!!!! Barbarayaya

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  2. WAW! COOL! Анита, очень впечатляет, я бы до такого и не додумалась бы :-))

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  3. Твои дети очень похожи на тебя, особенно старший сын.

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  4. Now those are fabulous Anita! What a perfect way to surround the faces of your beautiful children. Jenny x

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  5. Gorgeous frames Anita... Love how you have used them..Love what you have done with the wood the colours are fabulous...& of course the pics of your beautiful family are Beautiful....Hugs May x x x

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  6. That is gorgeous, I love the texture on the frames - I NEED that gold texture paste! And what a great stencil, the little corner is fab.

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  7. Love how you have used the frames and cut them out Anita, they sure look aged and textured and work perfectly together on your plaque. Great photos of your children too.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  8. WAW! COOL! Анита, очень, очень впечатляет! Я бы до такого не додумалась бы :-)

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  9. Love your weathered piece of wood! And those frames look "store boughten!"

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  10. Hi Anita, if you had not said they were stencils I would never have known that is how you created those gorgeous frames - wow! Love the way you distressed the board background too and love the photos of your beautiful children. Hugs, Anne x

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  11. Congratulations - well deserved. Your framed piece of art looks fantastic.

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  12. Wow, your test drive was a big success! Love how you made the frames with the stencils looked guilder! Love the use of the wood plank to mount them! Adorable kiddo's!!

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  13. Oh Anita, this is incredibly beautiful *sigh* I so love this. Suzanne x

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  14. Fab use of a pretty stencil Anita. Love the use of the paste to create a vintage frame. Great twist to mount them in such an unusual way to make them into a home decor piece.

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  15. Well Miss Anita congratulations and not surprising your work is FABULOUS, the frames are brilliant and gorgeous, the way you created them, the wood background is fantastic, now with the framed pictures is STUNNING, EXCELLENT work showcasing the frames, thanks so much for sharing all your creativity, hope you have a wonderful day..

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  16. Wow I loved the ornate frames in gold !!

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  17. Wow! Beautiful portraits of beautiful children. Love how you cut the frames out and added that extra layer of paste! Thank you so much for participating in this test drive! Xo

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  18. Gah! Love the frames with the embossing paste! What a wonderful way to display your kiddos. Congrats on being framed...go girl! Putting this awesomeness in my Wendy Vecchi roundup and review. Love love love!

    Amy*

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  19. Beautiful Anita, your use of the stencil and the paste was perfect!! I love the wood too! Awesome!

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  20. Fabulous!
    The frames set off the photos perfectly!

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  21. beautiful project Anita!! I love the substrate you chose for the framed photos!

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  22. Great tutorial! I never would have thought to us a stencil to create a 3D object!!

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  23. Good grief, she made some GORGEOUS frames, but I'll be honest...you made some SUPER CUTE kiddos Awesome job there Mom for making something special just for you :)
    Love the added height of the paste too.

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  24. Great project. Would love to win these frames and fram my grandchildren!

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  25. Embossing paste with this stencil...perfect!

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  26. You had a wonderful idea! I bet the kids love it!
    (Glue & Seal is my favorite to use. But the big box craft stores
    don't have it anymore. Where do you get yours)?

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    1. I get mine fro Ranger, but I saw some yesterday at Hobby Lobby.

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  27. Hi girl, love this and the tut and mostly of all wow the kids are growing up. xoxoxo Way to go Anita

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  28. I LOVE this project... how did you get the pics like that.. .did you spread something over it as well? I love this!! Great job.

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  29. I printed them off in black and white then coated them with regular Matte Glue N Seal from Ranger to protect them.

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  30. Wow is a fantastic Project, I like so much!!!

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  31. I like the added dimension you achieved with double embossing. I would never have thought of trying it.
    Susan Samuel
    shw_samuel@sky.com

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  32. That's so clever....embossing twice. Worked really well...and this stencil is perfect for that technique.

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  33. Love the embossed frames! Great ideas! Sanna

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  34. Very cool . . . I love what you did with the background board. Wouldn't that be a fun project for a dresser or small table :)

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  35. Hi Anita, When I saw Jessica's frames I knew they were just what I needed for my altered book projects. But, I never even thought of wall hangings. Thanks for the inspiration. Theresa x

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  36. Love your use of the frame stencil.

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  37. Ha, loved the title of your post! The frames came out so beautiful - thanks for the tut!

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  38. All the projects are just great. Love how you used the gold embossing past to lay the stencil on your wood. Thanks.

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  39. You did a brilliant job showcasing that Stencil Hon!!! How cool that you decided to try adding another layer of the paste (I've yet to get and try that paste but it's high on my list of things to do!)

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  40. Gorgeous frame! love the tut also!

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  41. I WANT that frames stencil!!
    Thanks for the chance,
    Grandma Nancy

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  42. What a great results Anita....the frames look stunning

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  43. Wow, Anita! What a wonderful project! Love the gold frames, beautiful stencil too! Hugs, Sandra

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  44. Anita...your Stencil Girl frames look great! Love the stencils and how you've used them! <3 Candy

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  45. Congratulations, Anita! Love all the framing on those adorable faces!

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  46. Your frames turned out beautiful. LOVE all that dimension! Fun to play with you in the Test Drive!

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  47. You are so darn fabulous. If I didn't love you so much I would be jealous! LOL this is such a great project. Love the wood background almost as much as I love those incredible gilt frames. Wow! And your kids are stunning. I know you will love having this in your studio....well done!

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  48. What beautiful frames! Great way to use the stencil with your sweet photos.

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