Thursday, April 19, 2018

Good Things Happen When StencilGirl Meets Lindy's Gang


Welcome to Day 2 of this fabulous blog hop!
I have a confession....
I had never used Lindy's Gang Products until this hop...
And now I am on my third order from the company!
The Starburst Shimmer Sprays are my favorite!


Where have they been all my life?
(....insert dramatic crescendo music....)
Seriously, where?


You know I love making art journals.
Sometimes I don't even know I've started another journal
until I am most of the way done with it.


Here I was just having fun spraying those Starburst Shimmer Sprays 
and layering them to see how they mixed and blended.
And then it was...Yep, That's a book cover.

Here is how they started out.
My go-to Curlicue Floral as the base.


Then more layers and delicious shimmery drips.


Until we came to this!


Wow that was fun!

Then two more... but a little different approach.
I have some 12x12 deli paper that I layered and stenciled on.
I experimented with acrylic paints layered with the sprays.


 I used the X-12 and the Gridded stencils in the layers here.

When I was happy with the paper I glued it onto
some cardboard for book covers and proceeded from there.

I love the crinkly deli paper look!


My Green inside book covers are scrapbook paper cut and glued to fit.
Then some Starburst Sprays on top through the Curlicue Floral stencil.
The blue versions are acrylic paints as the base and a Krylon spray paint through 
the 9x12 stencil in the February 2018 StencilClub Kit.


There you go!
I admit I have a dozen projects going on using these
I highly recommend them!



GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to Lindy’s Gang
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to 
StencilGirl® Products!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl®'s Facebook page and Lindy’s Gang’s Facebook page on Wednesday, April 25.



Good Luck and see you next time!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

StencilGirl and Etchall Hop


Hi Stencil Friends.
Here we are at Day 2 of the StencilGirl and Etchall Hop.
In an effort to "reduce, reuse & recycle"
I looked around my house for objects to etch 
using these Etchall Products for our current Hop.


I found vases and glass frames galore... all possibilities....
 but settled on this broken white mug.


I cut the stencil to fit the size of the mug.
Following the directions on the product labels was pretty clear and easy.



Adding color to the etched design was not hard either.
The etching creme took the shiny glaze off leaving a rougher matte surface.
 I experimented with pens and different markers.


Fabrico Markers, Pitt Pens and Sharpies are what I liked using best.
Then I kept adding layers of color till I liked the finished results.


Voila'! A pretty pen holder for my art desk.






GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive an etchall® Glass Etching Bee-ginner Kit,
reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, March 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and etchall’s Facebook page on Wednesday, March 21.

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 Thanks for Hopping along with us!


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
One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Emerald Creek!
***AND Seth Apter is giving away his original artwork created for this hop, too!!!***


Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, December 19th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, December 20th.
 
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!


There you have it! 
Enter the StencilGirl Give Away to WIN!
Comment by midnight CST in the USA on November 8th 
and we’ll randomly choose a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate winner. 
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. 
Winner will be announced on our Facebook Page on November 9th.

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