Monday, March 11, 2013

Jane Davenport Stencil play

Jane and the lovely folks at artist cellar asked me to preview and play with some of their newest stencils. Of course, I was jumping up and down going crazy because I have always had an art crush on Jane Davenport. I met Jane last year at Teesha's PLAY retreat. She is magnetizing! She is an absolute rock star. And I pretty much want to BE her. 

anyhooo back to the stencils. My favorite ones are the profile and forward facing stencils but they are all pretty spectacular. What I adore about these stencils is that it gives you a perfect guide to springboard into painting a face. You can take them into so many directions. I've always had trouble painting profile faces but with this little jewel, I can really rock it. 

Thank you Jane for helping us to paint better and to artist cellar for producing such a fab product. OH and another thing ....the stencils are really thick and hold up well to working in your journal. Beautiful!







And be sure and check out all the other amazing art that these folks have created. I've seen most of them and it truly is wonderful!
Sunday 3/3 - Artistcellar  (www.artistcellar.com/wp)
Monday 3/4 - Teesha Moore  (www.teeshascircus.blogspot.com)
Tuesday 3/5 - Jeanette House  (http://www.jeanettehouse.co.uk/blog/)
Wednesday 3/6 - Dawn Sokol  (http://www.dblogala.com/)
Thursday 3/7 - Tamara Laporte (www.willowing.org/blog)
Friday 3/8 - Effy Wild  (http://effywild.com)
Saturday 3/9 - Kass Hall (http://www.kasshall.com/)
Sunday 3/10 - Mindy Lacefield  (http://www.timssally.com/)
Monday 3/11 - Jane Davenport (http://www.janedavenport.com/)

Here is another face I painted with the forward facing stencil:
 Embrace

You can find Jane's new face stencils at the Artist Cellar - HERE

We are giving away a set to my readers so be sure and leave a comment and tell me what you feel is your most flattering facial feature. I'll be picking the winner for the stencils on Tuesday, March 12.

74 comments:

  1. I love how you have used them! Made it very you! Hmm... that is both difficult and easy to answer all at the same time. I would say my lips, though drawing any, that have realism, is close to impossible!

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  2. Your work is amazing as usual, Mindy! I love how you used the stencils! Everyone's work in the hop has been so different and unique. My favorite feature are my eyes.

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  3. Oh Mindy, you've made something very Jane Davenport very Mindy Lacefield!

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  4. Love the piece at the bottom, Embrace.

    My eyes, they are green. I am the only one in my family with green eyes. My son was lucky enough to inherit this from me.

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  5. Your faces are wonderful ~ very expressive!

    I guess my best feature are my eyes. A kind of hazel green.

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  6. Ooh I suck at drawing profiles, ,this might be the miraculous solution then ? Would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win a set.

    My favorite feature on my face ? Hmmm the freckles you can only see if you pay attention.

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  7. Mmmm....I just love seeing Jane's stencils transform into the artist's own style...inspiring journal page, Mindy!

    I'd say my most flattering facial feature is my smile...& my cheeks. :)

    Thank you so much for the generous opportunity...many blessings! ~H♥~

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  9. Very creative as usual Mindy!!! The most flattering are definitely eyes, they in which you can see every emotion

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  10. There was something going wrong.... Sorry!
    I wanted to tell you, I love what you did with the Jane Girl Stencils, you made it look all about youre own work. :)
    The thing I love the most about my own face are my green/grey eyes.... And my summer freckels.

    Liefs, Melanie

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  11. I love blog hops and enjoyed seeing your use of Jane's stencils -- wonderful and fun! I think my eyes are my best facial feature. Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I am very moved by your process. It is so different than mine that it opens up all sorts of possibilities for me. LOVE your use of the Jane Girls Stencils!

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  13. I love how you used Jane's stencils!
    My best feature is probably my eyes!

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  15. My best feature is my smile. Love your style

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  16. Love the emotional content of your face journaling, included with layers -- hidden & revealed -- of words. Like many observe here, I think my best feature is my eyes and, wow!, do I love eye makeup! Thanks much!

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  17. I just love love your little space here Mindy and think your work is so inspirational! Thank you for a delightful giveaway...hmmm my most flattering facial feature would probably be my smile...I do it a lot!

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  18. my eyes...thanks for sharing your art!

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  19. Mindy, Mindy, Mindy..... you are such a flower! Thank you so much for being part of the Blog Hop - you and your art are so delicious! xoxoxo Jane

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  20. I've been told my eyes - they are dark brown with shades of gold like gold leafing. Love what you did with the stencils; can't wait to get my hands on some. Thanks!

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  21. The eyes say it all...mine always do. :) can't wait to play with yummy stencils!

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  22. Wow great work with the stencils! My favorite feature are my blue eyes.

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  23. Gorgeous work, I love how you made the stencils your own! I would have to say my favorite facial feature would be my green eyes.

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  24. eyes, they say so much without using a single word.

    would love to win

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  25. I love how you took these stencils and made faces with them that are very much your style. I have always thought that my hair and my nose were my best features.

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  26. I think it's great that you used Jane's stencils and it still looks like YOUR work! Hope I have a chance to give it a try myself!!! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  27. I too adore the way you all use the same stencils and still your art shines through! love

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  28. Wonderful art work!My favorite feature is my eyes.

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  29. This is really cool seeing all the many ways to use Jane's stencils! My favorite feature on my face has to be my eyes. I'd love to win!!

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  30. I just have to have these stencils.....if I don't win a set I will just have to buy them!!!!!!

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  31. Love the abstract look of the faces. TFS. Hoping to win a set. Good luck everyone.

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  32. Okay, I adore the Embrace page!! I might have to print it out to gaze upon it lovingly. I like how your faces came out like YOU, with the stencils as a guide!

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  33. I like your different take on using these stencils. I'd like to use more faces in my work but often I'd rather not spend way too much time getting them down......these stencils would make it so much easier.

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  34. My most flattering facial feature would be the laughter lines around my eyes.

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  35. First - it is fabulous what you did with Jane's stencils.
    ooI guess my best feature would have to be my blue eyes - they can't hide anything.

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  36. Very lovely use of the stencils! I have to say my favorite features are my eyes. Thank you for this opportunity! :)

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  37. Mindy, I love how you have used Jane's stencils! Your girls are gorgeous :)
    I think my favorite part are my eyes - I quite like the colour!

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  38. Awww. You have made them so gorgeous and converted them effortlessly into your style.
    I must say my favourite features are, my eyes when i laugh or smile. Of course they speak a thousand languages.

    All the best to all participants.

    Love and light for more beautiful work.

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  39. I just love how that your use of Janes stencils is uniquely yours...just incredible !!! I am in awe of your art!!!

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  40. You really are an amazing I love your work
    Thankyou for the chance to win Janes stencils
    My best feature is my eyes the are green

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  41. Mindy,
    LOVE how each artist made the same thing so very different. thanks for the chance to win, love my lips btw. :)
    deb m

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  42. I love what you have done with the stencils. I love my wrinkles as unflattering they may seem to younger souls. Each one of them is a memory in itself.

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  43. I love these stencils - I've been working on doing faces and I think these will help. My favorite feature of myself are my ears - they are the right proportion and close to my head, thank goodness since I wear my hair very short.

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  44. These would be so fun to win. I would say my most flattering feature would be my smile. I like to smile.

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  45. These stencils look like so much fun and would make art work so m
    uch easier.

    lstardust999@aol.com

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  46. I love your work!
    I'd have to say my favorite feature is my lips. Or perhaps my cheeks :-)

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  47. mindy - love what you created. my favorite feature (and also my least favorite feature) is my scarred eybrow. it makes me, me! ox, mary ann

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  48. thanks for sharing these new stencils with us all! i like how your style of making your faces still comes through even when using someones face stencil for the base =-)

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  49. Really wonderful what you did with the stencils, you made the faces so your own!!
    I think my eyes!

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  50. How wonderfully you've used those stencils and made something that is still totally in your style. It's very inspiring. My favourite facial feature is my cheek bones. They give me otherwise fairly lacklustre face so real structure! :-)

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  51. Thanks for sharing how you used the stencils. I enjoyed seeing your art. My best feature is my eyes.

    Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway too. Should I be the lucky on please contact me at: bkisrael@gmail.com.

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  52. So. Much. Fun! My dimples are my favorite feature, but my freckles keep me young! ;)

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  53. i would say my best feature is my eyes. they are green and blue and change with the tides! love these stencils and what you did in your journal! thanks. carlanda

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  54. I think my eyes. Maybe my freckles. I would be over the moon if I won!

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  55. Oooh!! So beautiful Mindy! Would love to play with those! My favorite feature on my face are my eyes that are the window to the soul and my lips...which are so fun to play with color on!

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  56. Mindy, I love what you created and I love these stencils. A person who has a face drawing phobia like me, will love this aid. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  57. My cheekbones are my favorite feature. They are big as bolders. Everyone says I have chipmunk cheeks. For years I was putting on my blush the wrong way and now that i know where to apply it, I think they are even more flattering. I love putting on makeup. I love that i can not only be an artist on paper, but on my face as well. I love being a woman! Thanks so much for giving everyone this opportunity. I hope I win. I need to make a blogger account. Haha! ;)
    Jenluvsart1984@yahoo.com

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  58. Hey Mindy, I love how you took this aid and showed how to make it unique to your style of painting.

    Thinking about you and all your specialness today.

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  59. Thank you for the opportunity to win! My best feature are my eyes from what people comment on most. They are large eyes with very long eyelashes.

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  60. Mindy I love watching you create! I'm so lucky I got to spend a whole day creating art with you @ NYCS, you're an awesome teacher. I love these stencils...my best feature would be my eyes. Miss you :)

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  61. nose-love love stencils

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  62. Wow! very cool stencils! I didnt know that face stencils existed! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

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  63. I would say my smile!
    Lovely art as usual ;-)

    Cheers
    Mariette xox

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  64. I guess my eyes, funny that I've never thought about it before! Love your style, would love to work with these stencils!

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  65. Wow Mindy, I love how you can still make the artwork completely you while using a stencil with someone else's style....
    My best feature,well definitely the eyes.

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  66. Mindy, I just love watching you work. Those stencils are awesome! I love Jane....if I had to pick a feature, id say my eyes I guess. ♥

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  67. My teeth.....lots and lots of time in braces plus jaw surgery. I also like having blue yes to frame with brown/bronze eye shadow. I love Jane too (student in her on line classes like I am with you). Mindy, your art using Jane's stencils are so amazing. I would absolutely love to own them, and then apply what I have learned from you and Jane in making use of the stencils. It is so wonderful that you and Jane have already met during Teesha's event. I hope you and Jane plus Teesha and Tracy make it out to San Francisco, where I live. I would love to play tour guide and take you to all my favorite places.

    Julie London

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  68. My teeth.....lots and lots of time in braces plus jaw surgery. I also like having blue yes to frame with brown/bronze eye shadow. I love Jane too (student in her on line classes like I am with you). Mindy, your art using Jane's stencils are so amazing. I would absolutely love to own them, and then apply what I have learned from you and Jane in making use of the stencils. It is so wonderful that you and Jane have already met during Teesha's event. I hope you and Jane plus Teesha and Tracy make it out to San Francisco, where I live. I would love to play tour guide and take you to all my favorite places.

    Julie London

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  69. I love your site and will be signing up later this week for a group, I'm grabbing your button so I find my way back here rather than looking through past saved emails. I just purchased the small face stencils and can't wait to use them, I'm sure I will want the large ones too at some point. My eyes are big and dark brown, always my best feature, though I'm not so young anymore:)
    Look forward to jumping in soon!

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  70. Way to go gal...your art as always AB FAB. Love Jane's new stencils :)
    My best facial feature, my eyes....as they change colour due to the weather.
    ciao joan

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  71. So nice Mindy! You are special! Love your technique! Can't wait to try my hand at these stencils. Asked my LSS to order them.

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  72. Wow thanks for posting that video it's so cool to see your unique style come through after you build from the template :)
    I'd have to say my eyes are my best feature

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