stencil magic contagion


jmpgirl ~ stencil magic contagion

maggie made a great observation yesterday on
she often observes other creatives use of a stencil and say "wow, that's cool, but looks like way too much work."
and then forget about it. until she was challenged to do a stencil project, and now i think she is a believer!
(side note: this layout was originally inspired by a recent Liz Kartchner layout)

jmpgirl ~ stencil magic contagion

well i know i am a stencil believer...
i am on a bit of a kick with stencils.
and in particular heidi swapp stencils.
i put them to work as part of the background on my little adventure man's layout.
i used the arrows stencil for details on the page.

jmpgirl ~ stencil magic contagion

i made a mask to cover the part of the stencil i did not want in order to spray over the patterns i did want.
color shine tinsel was used to add a subtle background and extra texture to this layout. i almost think i could use that technique for every page i do!

jmpgirl ~ stencil magic contagion

on the top layer i used the 6x6 chevron stencil...

with some Claudine Hellmuth paint to add another pattern and additional texture.

jmpgirl ~ stencil magic contagion

i tried to add contrast to the No Limits Buzzword with the paint too.
it didn't i had to fix my mistake as it was the last 'adventure' Buzzword I had.
so i scraped some of it off, leaving some of it on...and i think it added interest to the already boyish layout.
i love fixing my mistakes.
i do it so often.

jmpgirl ~ stencil magic contagion

a bit more stencil detail up top...
some pink paislee Luxe rubons...
plus cut out chevrons, a photo corner, and a Color Magic Arrows keep to the theme bringing one's attention to the rest of the piece.

the moral of the story is...
be adventurous and try new techniques.
Heidi's Stencil Magic online class is a safe place to play with this technique...
and as heidi says...
make pretty stuff.


  1. Adorable. He is getting so big.

  2. This is just delightful Jamie, I love the subtle ness of the background which has let that gorgeous photo shine !