The Blog Hop has been Stencasional!

And now it’s my turn to WOW you…

I can draw. I love drawing! But even a  confident ‘drawer’ can find fun in stencils. Especially in the journaling process. It makes everything so much quicker, and causes sparks for new ideas:

stencils-petite-sea-janedavenportI was in Bali, quietly journaling to the tune of the waves, birds singing and a bit of ‘Crowded House’ playing in the background… hence the text, and the admiral appeared… It meant a lot to me as I was creating it. (Master of my own destiny and so forth).


Here is a step by step walk through on how I created my Coy girlstencils-petite-sbs1-janedavenport

Bali-Journal-13-JanedavenportAnd a littel close up of the details – I left plenty of room in the stencils for you to add your own flourishes and style.


As an aside, here is the original artwork that I drew her from:

Original face I used for the 'Coy' stencil from Jane Girls Petite.

Original face I used for the ‘Coy’ stencil from Jane Girls Petite.


Here is the ‘Upturned’ face in one of my journal pages. The text says “there’s no remedy for memory” – it’s from a Lana Del Rey song. I am LOVIng her music and lyrics at the moment.


This is the original journal page where I developed the stencil artwork from:


I can’t show you the originals for the other stencils yet, because they are being used in magazines, and I need to keep them secret until they are published.



And now it’s my student’s turn to wow you!

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Coral-lee, Created at The Nest, Whimsical Weekend Workshop

When I created these stencils it was specifically to assist creative confidence. It delights me to the moon and back to see these stencils that I designed ‘in action’ and delivering the exact benefits I hoped they would.

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Cathy Land, Created at The Nest, Whimsical Weekend Workshop

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Anita Tillman – Escape Artist Retreat – Bali

I purposely DESIGNED them to be open enough that each artist could take them in their own direction, but structured enough so that they give a helpful platform from which to start.

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Helen Tarr Platania – Bali Escape Artist Retreat

This new set has some more complex views.
I endeavored to get as much ’emotion’ in to each one as I could in the simplest way possible.

Artwork from the Bali Escape Artist Retreat

Artwork from the Bali Escape Artist Retreat

I have been sharing a lot of artwork on my Facebook page too.

Make sure you’tag’ my name when you create something with my stencils and share it on facebook,
so I can Share it with everyone too. It’s inspirational!

I wanted to publicly and lavishly thank each of my participating Guest Artists on the Blog Hop.

Each one of them are incredibly busy with their art, their businesses,
their workshops, families and lives in general
and I so appreciate the time to join in, create some art and share it and the process with us all.

I encourage you to go and look at each of these Blogs if you haven’t already!

Artistcellar (
Jill K. Berry (
Dawn DeVries Sokol  (
Joanne Sharpe (
Connie Hozvicka (
Effy Wild  (
Tamara Laporte (
Dion Dior (
Courtney Brook (
Kate Palmer (

Lisa and Mike Cousineau have created a remarkable company around Lisa’s love of Mixed Media.
Artistcellar is a wonderful resource for yummy supplies in the USA,
and their stencils are seriously AWESOME both in terms of quality and design.

Thank you Lisa for organising all the details of this Blog Hop.
Without you it just wouldn’t have happened and we all would have missed out
on the INCREDIBLE artwork we saw created – and continue to see!

You can get the stencils here:

or in the USA  here:

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To win a set:

Tell me what elements of your face drawing
you want to improve the most.

Please note:While I have sincere empathy for personal circumstances of illness and hardship,
they will not be part of the decision making process.

I want to know about your creative spirit.
I want to know you as an Artist. I want to see your light!

Tell me what elements of your face drawing
you want to improve the most.



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