Welcome to Day 3 of the StencilGirl and ColourCraft Blog Hop!!
I'm feeling mighty lucky to have been sent a set of Brushos and a few metallic paints from the folks at ColourCraft, and of course I've got my library of stencils from StencilGirl on hand.
I've seen others using Brusho powders on YouTube and Instagram, so I was familiar with how they work and the one word I could think of to describe them was SERENDIPITY!! Which happens to be one of my favorite words :-).
So of course I knew immediately I'd be making some sort of journal for this project. I started with loose sheets of mixed media paper, gathered a few stencils, and started playing. The stencils I ended up using for the journal were:
Pattern Play by Carolyn Dube
Private Collection 15.3 by Mary Beth Shaw
Private Collection 14.5 by Mary Beth Shaw
Here's my process...
Creating a Resist with Stencils
Adding Stencils and Creating Signatures
This is also the point when I started to fold my pages into signatures so I could see them as pages in a journal. For me, this is another moment of serendipity -- you never know what the pages are going to look like side by side.
Creating the Journal
However, I wanted to get a little fancy for my cover, so I grabbed the metallic paints from ColourCraft, a piece of black drawing paper, and a stencil. I LOVE the result. These paints are so vibrant on black and using multiple colors creates an even more dramatic look.
Here, I've used the Aztec Lusters in purple and aquamarine.
Then I used the ColourCraft Water Resistant Drawing Ink in Black to write a few words around the trim of my journal. This stuff is AMAZING and works really well with a dip pen. It clings to the nib beautifully and let me write several words before needing to dip the pen again.
I opted for black, but the inks come in lots of colors.
Assembling the Journal
Now, make sure you stop by all the other lovely blogs in this hop so you can see all the wonderful ways to use these products. From stencils to powders, you can create tons of projects. Here's a list of all the other lovely blog hoppers:
Mary C. Nasser
Sherry Canino (you are here)
Kiala Givehand -- YOU ARE HERE
AND of course you know there's a GIVEAWAY!!!!!
Visit the other fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! You only need to leave one comment per blog. You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be announced on StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.
GOOD LUCK and thanks for hopping along!!!