Wednesday, June 18, 2014

StencilGirl and Craft Hoarders Blog Hop...

It's time for another blog hop.  Actually, this one's going on all week so if you missed the start of it, head on over to StencilGirl Talk or Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog and you can catch up on the other stops.

Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!
Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

I'm not sure how messy I got...messy stuff is my usual for art journalling, but I pulled out gesso, Dylusions Spray Inks, Pebeo Expandable Paint, acrylic paint, permanent pens in black and white and some Kroma Crackle.
Since this was about messy, I thought what better page to use than one that had Copic markers that had bled through from the other side as my starting point.  I used a knife to cover it with gesso, mostly to protect the journal page on the other side from having anything bleed through.  The extra colour in the background was good texture as far as I was concerned.
 I had a little collection of some circles and a piece of a non-slip mat which I cut into a couple of diamonds and a rectangle. These became masks which I sprayed the Dylusions inks through.


Using Terri Stegmiller's Tall Birds stencil, I traced one of the birds on to each of the circles, flipping the stencil as required to get the orientation I wanted.  I did a bit of journalling within the shape of the bird before using translucent acrylic paint to paint over what I had written. The paint allows the text to still show through.




Using a fine paintbrush, I added some paint to the legs of the birds. And because I still had paint on my palette, I doodled some random circles down the left side of the page with the brush.

Black and white pen doodles were added, particularly those the circles.  I also drew in some larger words and added white highlights to those.



Using the expandable paint, I added some drops here and there, letting the wet paint activate the ink under it, before using a heat gun to activate it and let it 'puff' up.




A thick layer of Kroma crackle was added to each of the birds (it's hard to see, but it goes on clear and then dries and crackles over a couple of days).

Once the crackle was completely dried I added a bit of a metallic paint rub (using my finger) over each bird. 


What would a Blog Hop be without a GIVEAWAY??!!!
StencilGirl Products will be picking FIVE winners this week--one from each day!
Take your time and visit each blog showcased every day this week and leave a comment. 
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN
One comment per blog please.
You will have until Sunday, June 22nd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. The winners will be announced on the StencilGirl Facebook on Tuesday, June 24th.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have fun checking out all of the other stops on this week long hop!







62 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing your process!

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  2. So inspiring, Linda!
    I have plenty of journal pages with paint from the other side...what a great idea to apply a thin layer of gesso and still have some colors revealed as a starting point! Love all the intricacies in this and that amazing texture you achieved in the birds!

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  3. Linda!! This is fabulous! I love how you used those canvas pieces for stencils!

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  4. This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the crackle with the metallic on the birds.

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  5. What a lovely job you have done in spite of the 'mess'!

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  6. I absolutly love this page, Linda!!!
    Helen

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  7. Loved that spraying through the anti-slip circles and squares, and the crackle effect on the birdies came out amazing!

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  8. thanks for the tutorial I have Terri's stencil so I am going to play and see what I can come up with you have given me inspiration

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  9. Stunning journal page!!! I love your colour scheme, the idea of non mat stencils, doodling and the texture you added, Very inspiring project!

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  10. I just love these birdies and this journal page!

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  11. Love the birds! The colors here are so happy, great page.
    Thanks for hopping with us!

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  12. Fantastic page!! Love these birds.

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  13. Love how you used all of the materials. The end result is bright and fresh and oh-so lovely to look at.

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  14. Your project is stunning. I love all the colors and the expandable paint!

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  15. I can always count on learning about new mediums when I visit your blog! Thanks for all of the great ideas!

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  16. I love this page! I want to try puffy paint in my journal :)

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  17. Hey, I got some good ideas from this journal page. I hope kroma cracle is available in the Netherlands...

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  18. Cute and beautiful. Such a happy page and I love how you made it!

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  19. LOVE the non-stick mat shapes used as masks and those enchanting birds!! Wonderful work!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. Kudos to you for creative use of that mat and that Kroma Crackle! That is a great product but I wish its wait-to-dry-time were not so long...

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  21. Linda, I love this page! Birds are so fun. I lake how you used those stitching canvas thingys to spray through. The doodles add so much fun. Great post!

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  22. I love this stencil and your use of it was perfect. Thanks for the idea of using non stick mat. Another item for my dollar store shopping list!

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  23. How creative you are! This is amazing. Thanks for hopping with us!

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  24. this is a happy, fun display. Love all of the different items you used to make the circles, etc.
    Shows that anything can be incorporated into making a wonderful design.

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  25. I just love the colours and texture of your birds

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  26. wow this is absolutely amazing, I love the color!

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  27. Love your messy piece of art. hehe It is so bright and fun and just makes me feel happy! Thanks for the how to's. Never heard of Kroma Crackle but I will definitely be Googling it soon. Love this! :0)

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  28. I love the birds Linda - thank you for sharing!

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  29. What a fabulous page - the bold vivid colours and those fab fun birds - love it!
    Alison x

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  30. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! I loooooooove this! The colors, the images, the shapes the wonderful hand drawn elements. What a treat for the eyes. So clever the way you used the shelf liner mat...love it! Thanks for hopping with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  31. Very Creative! Those birds are so cute!

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  32. ANOTHER STUNNING PIECE!!!! WOW!! LOVE the colors & LOVE the stencils you MADE!!!! :D WOW!

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  33. Super gorgeous!! Love how you cut the mesh to use as a stencil... cool look. The colorized pieces would make great layers for another page! I just really like this page you made... all the various elements including the doodled circles and the tall birds stencil is one of my faves too.

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  34. very stunning, So bright, creative!!!!

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  35. Oh my gosh, this is so fun! Love the stencil especially which lays a great backdrop for your adorable birds!

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  36. Linda, love your project! The colors are just beautiful. I like how you took the plastic pieces and made a stencil out of them, so cleaver! Thanks for hopping with Craft Hoarders!

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  37. Great page! Love the technique on the birds! I have this stencil and cant wait to try it. I guess patience will have to be my virtue. Love Stencil Girl stencils.....

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  38. Love the colours and composition of this! The textures are an added bonus along with the crackles.

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  39. Very creative, love this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  40. What an awesome art journal page!

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  41. I love these birds!! What a fun and wonderful journal page!!

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  42. lovely project. have a great day

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  43. Absolutely love all your layers! And such fun tips for incorporating color that's already on the page... I have a few of those. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. What a great idea for using the Kroma crackle! I have some of that, but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. This is super adorable! I love the bright colors you used and how you made stencils from non slip mat.

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  46. I truly enjoy looking through on this website , it holds fantastic blog posts.

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  47. Love this! A definite KEEPER! We (my girls & I) will do this in our 1st journals. THANK you! Have that exact slipper mat & wanted to do something with it. YEA!!! Thanks.

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  48. Love the colors! I think I should check my stash for some of those odd products I've picked up but never used.

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  49. This is super fun! I love the masking you did with the birdies! Great project. Thanks for being part of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!

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  50. What a FUN FUN page Linda!!!!! Love the colors, the textures--everything about it!!!

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  51. LOVE THE BIRDS AND YOUR TECHNIQUES ARE GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH

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  52. what a fun project - thanks for sharing!

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  53. Totally brought a smile to my face! Love everything about it....love, love, love :)

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  54. Aack! This is so TWEET!! What an adorable project! Such bright chirpy colors and such fun!! Love this!!

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  55. How fun is this? Awesome! I love the crackle paint of the birds - so creative! thank you for the tutorial….I need to find of some of that Kroma crackle, such a great effect, thank you so much for your tutorial! I love your page :-)

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  56. Hi Linda! :)clever use of the spraying through the anti-slip mat circles and squares and the crackle effect on the birdies are so cool!

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  57. Oh I love it! Your so creative I like the crackle birds!

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