Monday, October 20, 2014

StencilGirl and Clearsnap Blog Hop


I was a rubber stamper many years ago, back in the late 90's I suppose. Somewhere along the way, I stopped using the stamps and all the supplies typically found in that 'department' of the craft stores. You know what I mean? I started using acrylic paints and just forgot about all my stamp inks.
Thus I was so pleased to receive all these terrific products from Clearsnap and have a chance to play with them along with StencilGirl stencils.
And check out these colors, are they yummy or what!??!! I decided to work in my journal. Before starting, I painted both pages with white gesso. 
My first step was to play with the inks. I decided to use Nathalie Kalbach's NEW Art Deco Wallpaper stencil from StencilGirl. I spritzed the Izink on the page, using a couple colors together. It is more of a viscous ink than the acrylic inks I normally use. Very cool though! I sprayed the ink with a little water and smushed it around, then placed the stencil on top and pressed it down against the paper. Using a baby wipe, I removed parts of the ink and when I pulled the stencil away, I had the amazing background shown above.
I was so in love with my first step it was hard for me to continue.  Gosh darn I loved it! But I knew it was really too strong for me to actually make a journal page on top. After removing the stencil, I kept using the baby wipe and blurred the edges of the stencil, just keep come loose definition here and there. The ink remains open long enough for you to keep working it for awhile and that is certainly nice. 
Next I grabbed Terri Stegmiller's stencil, Tossed Blossoms along with Traci Bautista's Tropical Floral Stencil. I used the ColorBox Chalk Paintbox and acrylic paint to build up the background with flowers. That stamp color on the far right (see my first pic) is just a stunning yellow, sort of ochre but brighter - I am thinking it might be Harvest? Oh my oh my am I ever in *love* with that color. And the others too, I might add. Really lovely colors and the chalk finish is really perfect for journal pages. 
I saw a package of canvas flower shapes (something I had picked up on sale somewhere) and they beckoned to be use. I use acrylic paint and the white Izink to 'finger paint' each flower and then dried them with a heatgun. Using the Cat's eye stamp pad from Clearsnap, I darkened the edges to add depth. In the photo below (which is the final spread) you can also see that I used paint pens on a few flowers.




 I was thrilled to receive these luscious products from Clearsnap and hope you enjoyed seeing how I used them.
















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80 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the depth and dimension of these pages, Mary Beth! Very lovely and inspiring!

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  2. MB! I love the colors and the textures. Thanks for going through the thoughts in your process. Very informative. Love the outcome! Beautiful!

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  3. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing..

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  4. Forgot again..sorry! rtilinsk@mail.win.org

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  5. Wonderful pages! I love all the beautiful colors on the background.

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  6. Awesome colors together....great dimension and it IS Beauitful!!

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  7. Love the colors and the flowers. Happy page :)

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  8. These journal pages are gorgeous love colorbox inks and stencils are fab!

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  9. Love those colors. Nice work!

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  10. great back ground texture

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  11. I love the pops of pink :)
    freemantj10 (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  12. Love the colors and the depth!!

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  13. Lovely Page, awesome texture!! THank you for sharing!!

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  14. Love the texture of the words and all your layers :)

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  15. The colors are awesome and I love the way you combined the stencils.

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  16. Your pages are lovely, Mary Beth. The colors just POP! deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  17. So beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  18. As usual, beautiful pages. I have always loved the chalk ink. bgbytwerk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Such fabulous colour! You didn't mention what you used to write with...beautiful for sure.

    jo.murray.art (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. lovely thanks for sharing

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      manicros(at)hotmail(dotcodotuk)

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  22. Love Clearsnap and Stencil Girl! What a combination...would love to win!

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  23. vickilou@me.com (VickiRossArt)

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  24. xtinepowell (at) verizon.net

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  25. This turned out beautiful! That first layer was definitely awesome, but I love the layers on top and all of the color. Gorgeous!

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  26. Really enjoyed. Peggymcd@columbus.rr.com

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  27. The colours and stencils give such a happy feel to your pages. They make me smile!

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  28. MaryBeth, thank you for sharing. I love using new products in my journal!

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  29. Such a wonderful background! Love the flowers!

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  30. Just beautiful! I love the colors that you chose to use.

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  31. What a beautiful background, Great colors. Stunning.

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  32. Gorgeous colors Mary Beth!

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  33. So pretty! I love the colors and texture. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Simply wonderful! Love the colors :)

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  36. I just love your project, and the step by step. I love the colors you used, and your techniques! I can't wait to try something similar! Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win the GC. I have had my eyes on some stencils and would love to play with them!
    Janelle R sandj on river @ windstream.net

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  37. Very pretty, great colors. Thanks for giving the steps to make it.
    sleepygrammy29(at)Hotmail(dotcom)

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  38. You are a master artist -- your colors are always fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Hi, beautiful work. The colors are lovely. Sunmoong

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  41. Fantastic pages!!! Great colors. I love that Art Deco stencil!
    ...Raine
    AquaLuna13 (at) msn (dot com)

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  42. So pretty! I love your choice of colors!

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  43. Beautiful pages! Thanks for including information on the process you used!

    debbitest(at)hotmail(dot com)

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  45. Great pages! I love these blogs for all their inspiration, new techniques, and new ways to use these great products. Thanks!

    redrider(at)gmail(dotcom)

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  46. love seeing the chalk inks on top of the gesso. great technique. sltresso at hotmail dot com

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  47. Beautiful page!! Love the pop of orange!!

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  48. Wow this is just beautiful. Love the colors and the great products you used.

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  49. I love this journal page. The Art Deco stencil is my favorite so far. banaszakv58(at)gmail(dot com)

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  50. beautiful page stencil girl :)
    kgr53505 at bigpond dot net dot au

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  51. suegr3 (at) gmail (dot com) Enjoy the use of color and dimension. I will use these products when I win. Thanks

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  52. I started stamping in the 90's too!! I have a bunch of those Colorsnap Paint Box inks and I still have stamps from the 90s! I also put them aside when I developed other interest (even sold some stamps) but am back at stamping again! I love what you did with your supplies! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. your pages are so beautiful! so brilliant, love them!

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  54. Fabulous!
    I love the colours you used!

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  55. Beautiful journal pages!
    Carla from Utah

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  56. I agree - beautiful. The flowers on the pages are so pretty and those added to the pages are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing some great pages.

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  57. Love the color intensity! I think I must have these inks!

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  58. Love it.. thanks for sharing your art..

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  59. Love the depth and dimension of your journal page!

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  60. Gorgeous colors! I have some cats eye inks that I've never used. This inspires me to go get them out.

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  61. The colors blend but they pop as well. Great use of stencils and techniques!

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  62. Great journal page!! Love your colors and that tossed blossoms stencil! amydavisking (at) msn (dot com).

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  63. Awesome journal page, Mary Beth! Love love the colors! Tracy's stencil is fab! Tfs!

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  64. Each layer blends in with the next but still has such a great effect on the next. Fun idea to wipe away the ink instead of adding to in creating the design. The flowers over top are the icing on the cake.
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pages! :)

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  65. Looks like some great products you coud use and your page came out beautiful!

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  66. oh how fun.. And Beautiful. What great idea's you have. Great job.

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  67. Love the colors and the added accents, love to add depth to my pages,also.. great ideas.

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  68. Your layout is just glorious. I love the layering of color and the palette you selected. TFS! sandmstarke (at) comcast (dot net)

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  70. The colors are lush and I love your layout! Beautiful!
    heather_warner_ma (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  71. Love the color scheme and what you did with the flowers. Especially liked the lettering. Are they skins? What product did you use to make them?
    Jean Goza
    onebygoze (at) gmail (dot com)

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