Friday, July 26, 2013

StencilGirlTalk Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone!

Thank you for joining me as part of the StencilgirlTalk blog hop! We are focusing on this stencil:

I admit, I got a little excited when I saw this design.  It can be layered to make many designs, however I wanted to use it as a form of funky sequin waste!

I started with this mini journal.  It's a sample book from Strathmore in 4x6" Mixed Media paper:

I started by applying gesso to each page.  After the gesso was dry I applied a layer of Derwent Inktense Blocks in two different colours for each page, wetting with water.  Next I took a baby wipe and wiped off the Inktense through the stencil.  

This is how a few pages turned out:

As shown above, I added a little background stamping with a few Prima stamps and Ranger Archival Ink. Stamping in the background is a great way to add visual interest and texture to your pages.

I then added multiple layers of stenciling with craft paint and a makeup sponge, assuring each layer is dry prior to starting the next.  I chose to do two layers for each page, utilizing different areas of the stencil each time.

To finish, I chose to add a layer of the tiny diamonds section with cream paint to all pages.  This helps make the entire book cohesive.

I really wanted to make a portable affirmation book for my fitness journey.  I used a Faber Castel Big Brush marker in black and hand wrote each affirmation, and used an Archival Black ink pad.

Check out all the finished pages!

Here is a close up of the multiple layers of overlapped stenciling:

Be sure to subscribe to me on Youtube to see more tutorials!  This techniques will be up soon!
In the meantime, check out this video:

Thank you so much for visiting me!  Be sure to hop onto the next blog in the list to see other wonderful ideas using this stencil!  Also, don't forget that there is a wonderful giveaway going on on the StencilGirl Talk blog.  Be sure to comment on that blog as well as all the others in the hop, the more blogs in the hop that you comment on, the more chances you will have to win!

Paula Phillips <----- are="" here="" span="" you="">

Much Love!
Paula aka JournalArtista

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I'm Back!

Welcome everyone!
Just a quick update. :)

I've got some exciting news coming!
See you soon!

Much Love,
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