Hidden Hauntings Doors and Windows – Jessica Sporn’s Stencil Test Drive

It’s another Stencil Test Drive of Jessica Sporn’s new Doors and Windows stencil from Stencil Girl Products.  Since I live in old New England, I couldn’t help but notice how this stencil reminded me of the really old houses around my neighborhood – I mean really old – some from the late 1700’s…One door in particular caught my fancy and I started thinking about Salem, Massachusetts and the hauntings and the witch trials and that led to creating a whole journal story of what might be behind a certain door?  Gesso stencil, a cut out, an entire back page and a full moon….the spookiness was out.  The second page I created was much looser, so loose that it looked shabby and I got the idea of the old neighborhood not looking quite the same as it once did….you’ll see in the images below.

Don’t forget to visit the other wonderful drivers this trip: Jessica herself, Carolyn Dube, Maria McGuire, and the marvelous Judy Shea….and see where this stencil took them…..

Now onto some shabby and haunted happenings…

What Lies Hidden What Lies Hidden close up gesso door


Open door


Full Moon dragon door dragon closeup The old neighborhood windows fadedThe stencil did an amazing job of holding the gesso and giving it a great surface to blacken and distress.  And the possibilities of where to take windows and doors, well into the soul, into the room, looking out.  Lot’s of future possibilities for this stencil to come.  I feel like I have barely begun.  Jessica has some great stencils, she has a knack for creating multi-layered idea making pieces that take you anywhere with room to grow…


24 Responses to “Hidden Hauntings Doors and Windows – Jessica Sporn’s Stencil Test Drive”

  1. audrey March 28, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these, Corrine. They are so cool. The texture is amazing. You did some great things with these stencils. I really like the door that opens and that MOON!!!
    Would you believe I have not even had a chance to take the gel plate out of the carton? AAAGGGHHH! One day soon you will see paint all over me!
    audrey xo

  2. Maria McGuire March 28, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    I think we were on the same wave length 🙂 Yours reminds me of a deep haunted story with a JOYFUL ending.

  3. Marilyn J. Rock March 28, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    Well; your test drive drove me right to Stencil Girl and ordered the Windows and Doors stencil! 🙂

    I love what you did with yours; I’ve always had a thing for portals and this stencil is perfect! Thank you!!!!!


  4. Karen March 28, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    absolutely wonderful where this took you.

  5. Jo Murray March 28, 2013 at 6:07 am #

    I’m rather fond of doors, and moons, and writing, and stencils, etc, etc., and so forth.

  6. lyle baxter March 28, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    funtastic! love old doors

  7. Carolyn Dube March 28, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    This is pure magic and there will be no trial !The first page is radiant- the glowing moon, the rays from the door, then when you opened it-all the chords it struck in me could become a Broadway musical! Then the encore with the loose windows- I am so going to have to play with that- you have sparked me in a big way!

  8. Snap March 28, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    Your test drive was quite a success … magical!

  9. roberta March 28, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Lovely work. So when you say gesso the stencil, what exactly do you mean? Do you leave it on there? I am a little confused about that.

  10. Janet Ghio March 28, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Really love this-have to check out those stencils!!

  11. Jessica Sporn March 28, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    no one will burn at the stake for this artwork! What a wonderful, mystical experience, looking at these two pages. The color contrast between what we see on the outside and what’s on the inside – magical! Thank you!

  12. Judy Shea March 28, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Lordy Lordy, Corrine. Deep, dark and beautiful. Those 6 windows on the bottom are delicious.

  13. Marjie Kemper March 28, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Oh, Corrine, these are fabulous! Love that light shining behind the first door. Also loving that peek in the open door… I can’t wait to get my hands on this stencil.

  14. Kat March 28, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    I really love these Corrine, such a great and mysterious theme with these doors, wonderful!

  15. Misty Boston March 28, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    very nice!
    You got me thinking about Salem and spooky stories now! lol!
    ps. very nice to meet another New Englander! 🙂

  16. Kay Wallace March 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    These reflect very creative uses of a wonderful stencil. This definitely goes on my “must have” list! I just got my Gelli Arts Plate and this stencil will be perfect!

  17. Nina Lise@Mrs Moen March 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    I love the doors, but I loooove your moon! What does it say, what does it see? Intriguing!

  18. Linda k March 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    a wonderful variation of projects using the stencil!

  19. sharon March 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    you know how to take a tool to it’s full potential Corrine! This are magical and mysterious….I lve that!

  20. Chris March 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Wow. SO much to look at here! I love hidden things and doors and spookiness!

  21. Pamela March 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Excellent!!! Love the stencils and the layering and the images.

  22. janice March 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Oooh…love the mystery of the first and the total change on the second page. Those stencils are fab. I’ve always loved doors.

  23. annie! March 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Wow…what a wonderful description you’ve given us of Jessica’s stencils. I will look for them once I’m here permanently. I’m sure I can find them via her web site. Your art is very well thought out and meaningful. Great job Corrine!

  24. Kim Andersen March 30, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Very cool … And such different results …. I love your closeup photos – the details are amazing!!!

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