Friday, December 15, 2017

StencilGirl Meets Emerald Creek



Hello Stencil Lovers!
It's Day 3 of our StencilGirl and Emerald Creek Blog Hop.
There has been some fabulous art presented.
I picked 4 different embossing powders for my project.


I cut some cardboard roughly to book cover size
 and played with layering and textures for awhile.
It needed more color so I used copic markers
 on top of some of the embossed areas which made for Great Pops of fun!


I love this one... using the Bullseye Stencil and 
both the positive and negative impressions of the What's The Point Stencil.



One of the cardboard bases had a crackle paint texture from a previous playtime.
I thought how cool it would be with snowflakes for contrast.
Again, I tinted some of the white embossed snowflakes with copic markers.
I love the pastel snowflakes on that deep blue background.
The What's The Point Stencil is in there too.


I used the Planner Winter Symbols 6 stencil for the snowflakes
and a white Sakura Glaze pen for writing the words.
I poured the embossing powder over the inked words when they were wet,
 then heated it...not sure if it would work. But YES it did!



Another one...


Using Curlicue Wide Borders this time and just playing.
By this time I saw the endless possibilities of colorizing the embossed design 
so I only used the white embossing powder and then colored with alcohol markers
as well as the Tombows and Pitt markers I regularly use.


I used spray fix on the finished covers and then did a coat of
Liquitex Matte Varnish.


I bound these into little art journals with watercolor paper cut to size, 
book tape and waxed linen thread.
Even the binding has the Repetition Stencil on it.



The inside covers of the books have their own unique flair.
I cut decorative scrapbook paper to size and did a quick stenciling over that.


There you go.
Lots of play and lots of fun!
What wonderful gifts these will make this holiday!


Thanks for visiting my blog today.


GIVEAWAY
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AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Emerald Creek!
***AND Seth Apter is giving away his original artwork created for this hop, too!!!***


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Blog Hop Order

December 13

December 14
 
December 15










Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fun Snowman Banner with a Stencil


Hello Stencil Lover's!
Here's a fun little winter project for you!


The happiest thing about snow is snowmen.
In Particular, THIS Snowman, from StencilGirl Products.


I wanted to make a winter banner so I started 
with a pale blue cardstock and a plan. 
I repeated the snowman and snowflakes on several sheets of cardstock
with ink, paint, markers and Liquid Pearls.


I cut out the banner shape leaving room for a fold over space.
I glued each banner flag over a length of twine
and tied lace and ribbon in between for fun and texture.






No snow in my yard yet...but I'm ready!




My grand babies will love it!


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and we’ll randomly choose a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate winner. 
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Friday, October 20, 2017

StencilGirl Meets Distress Crayons


Hi Stencil Friends!
It's Day 3 of the StencilGirl and Tim Holtz Hop.
Today we are featuring Distress Crayons.


I used the Distress Crayons, Stencils, Canvas Paper and Moleskine Notebooks.


First I took a large sheet of the canvas paper and started layering 
the Distress Crayons in a few shades of blues.
(Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire)


I used my fingers, a dry soft cloth or the Ranger Ink Blending Tool...
Just to experiment with different tools.



I used my Curlicue Stencils... the Curlicue Floral, Curlicue Wide Borders,
and later on in the process I used the Curlicue Daily Border Starters and the Fly 6.


I made a nice soft textural base and did a light coat of gesso over it.
Mostly because I wanted to see what would happen.


Next I used that soft cloth and blended those blue Distress Crayons, 
as well as Cracked Pistachio and Picket Fence.
I loved the ghostly impressions of the Curlicue Stencils underneath.


I thought I'd like to rub some away, so I went a little darker and heavier
with more marks and more blending.
How do you like the canvas texture coming through too?
Yes! I love it!


I held the bird stencil down and with a DRY cloth softly rubbed the crayons away...
but not to the layer of gessoed canvas.

On the border I used a WET baby wipe which
 took more of the crayon away so it was almost to the gesso layer.

Huge Difference!


I played with the piece, subtracting the blues and adding some 
pinks and yellows in...(Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber).
Don't you love layers and layers of goodness!


I came to a place where I was happy with the colors and textures of my canvas.
Somewhere in the process of playing with this
 I had decided I was going to cut and glue and make book covers.


I traced the book on the back of the canvas....
Cut....
 And Glued.
Super Duper Simple!


I freehanded words for titles. It would be easy to stamp or stencil them too.



I tried a washi tape spine on one book, but it wasn't really necessary.


I've already given away the small journals.
I always keep one that size in my purse.
They make a perfect little gift for someone special.

Here's my bonus material!


As I was learning about Distress Crayons I watched YouTube Videos
and tried a few techniques in my Daily Journal.
I used Modeling Paste here...


I laid the crayon down heavy over the raised design and wiped it with the wet baby wipe.
I love how the purple crayon (Seedless Preserves) collects around the edges.


Again I used the modeling paste on parts of this green page.
I blended the Crayons (Peeled Paint)
along with green Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters).
Then used the wet baby wipe to take away parts.
Fun.


This last one I used a heavy layer of white Distress Crayon (Picket Fence) 
and let it completely dry.
Since it was such a thick layer that took awhile!
I used this as a resist because I rubbed Distress Inks over it
(Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Victorian Velvet)
and the inks soaked into the background paper 
differently than the Distress Crayon design element.


I added some collage elements for a fun little page in my Daily.

Thanks for visiting today.
I hope all the projects the last few days has really motivated you to go out and PLAY!

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!
Then visit the blogs of Team StencilGirl and comment for MORE chances to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from The Scoop subscribers and blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, October 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, October 25th.
 
October 20: Distress Crayons 
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