Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello VerDay, meet StencilGirl

Welcome to Day 1 of our blog hop. 
I can't remember when I first heard about VerDay paints, but I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. Needless to say I was thrilled when TENseconds Studio sent our StencilGirl team paints to play with.
These paints come in four finishes - copper, bronze, iron & brass. There are actual metallic flakes in the paint and when used with the VerDay Patina they will turn anything (yes, anything!) into a metallic finish. I swooned over the results I saw in the videos on the TENseconds Studio site. 

Oh my oh my.
Kit with four metallics & Patina

As someone who picks up rusted parts off the street, you can imagine the idea of creating rust in my journals rocked my world. 
I followed the instructions that came with the product and am happy to say, it's easy peasy to use.

Original journal page
  1. Apply metallic paint and allow to dry (the instructions say an hour, but it didn't take that long for me)
  2. Using a stencil (ok, the instructions didn't mention a stencil, but what do you expect from moi?), apply a second layer of the metallic paint
  3. While the second layer is still wet, spritz with the Patina and wait for the magic to begin.
Beginning journal page

I found that you need to be fairly liberal with your paint application to get a 'pop' of rust. The first go-round, I hadn't used enough paint on step #2 and nothing much happened. I was adhering to my typical 'keep it dry' stencil approach and that really isn't the best way to achieve this fabulous result; think 'make it gloppy'. And good grief, I was very much wowed by the effect - can't wait to use it in some of my abstract painting.
Check out this closeup below, be still my rust loving heart.


Wonderful rusted accents.

Closeup of rust, ooh la la!!!
And for my second trick I used Copper.
MBShaw Journal Spread

Journal spread with VerDay Copper accents




I seriously love this product  - thank you TENsecond Studio!!!
And........don't ya know, we are having a contest. 
GIVEAWAY
4-piece VerDay Kit of Reactive Metal Paint & Patina
and a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!

All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered. 
One comment per blog. 
Comments close on August 21st @ 11:59PM Central.
(be sure and leave your email so we can contact you)

(In addition, Cheryl will be giving away a set of paints and leather coasters.)
TENseconds Studio homepage: http://store.tensecondsstudio.com/
TENseconds Studio Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TenSecondsStudio
VerDay Paint and Patina Video and Supplies for Purchase: http://store.tensecondsstudio.com/vdsecmain.html
In case you are wondering, I used the two stencils below, both by Carolyn Dube. They are available on StencilGirl Products, right here. 


103 comments:

  1. Whoa! LOVE this! The rust just makes my heart skip a beat! And your stencil choice with it is so perfect! Beautiful work!

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  2. Wow MaryBeth your work with these paints is stunning. I've never heard of VerDay paints. Fabulous #

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  3. Love Verday! I need that stencil.

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  4. Totally amazing! Love!

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  5. What a cool idea. Thanks.

    alwitkin@gmail.com

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  7. Love this product and all the creative ways it can be used. Thanks for sharing Mary Beth.
    Roundtheblockstamping@gmail.com

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  8. Love this product and all the creative ways it can be used. Thanks for sharing Mary Beth.
    Roundtheblockstamping@gmail.com

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  9. Love this product and all the creative ways it can be used. Thanks for sharing Mary Beth.
    Roundtheblockstamping@gmail.com

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  10. I would love to try this product!!!

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  11. Ok, I am definitely hooked, I would love try this product. Whoa, making ATC's and Postcards for swaps with this product, Yummo,.

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  12. Cool looking creations!
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Your pages turned out just gorgeous! Love the way you used the VerDay paints on these!

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  14. I'm a watercolor artist and always played with paper as my 'go to relax'. I've just gotten into this world of stenciling, gelli prints, so needless to say I'm really impressed . Lovin it.

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  15. That rust is fabulous! Definitely want to try this in an abstract painting.

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  16. Sorry missed the email part ... bjoan1024@yahoo.com

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  17. I can't wait to try this. You are an inspiration as always. benematre (at) gmail dot com

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  18. Wow, this looks like such fun! I, too, pick up rusted bits from the ground, to the confusion of my friends.
    Thanks for sharing this, Mary Beth,
    marilmuseinpt@gmail.com

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  19. whoops, just realized I had a typo in my email address. It should be marimuseinpt@gmail.com

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  20. It seems to be a match made in product heaven. Love it.

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  21. The colors with the VerDay paints are WOWIE ZOWIE!! Gives me something to dream about for a hand bound journal!

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  22. I'd like to use the plant and flower stencils with the VerDay paints in a hand bound journalforr fall. My favorite season! choateannie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. This looks like fun! I just picked up some rusty bits this morning and have two containers of rusting things on our front porch. Now I can make things rust!? Fun stuff.

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  24. Forgot my email: denny1600 at gmail dot com

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  25. New products to me. Thanks for the demo with some of my favorite stencils.

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  26. That certainly made my heart skip a beat too!

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  27. Oh My! I realy realy love it! What a amazing Art Journal page. I must have both the paint and the stencils. Where can I Get My hands on this? (I live in Norway).... E-mail: asaeloen@gmail.com

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  28. Such wonderful effects on your pages! Great use of the stencils too. Thanks for the info.

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  29. Wow, nice! I love both the rust and the copper effects in your journal. Can't wait to try these paints out on some paintings I am starting! Thanks for introducing us to something new!
    deardeniseh at yahoo dot com

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  30. I can't wait to try these paints in my journal!! I have never seen them before so it is wonderful to be learning something new today! Thank you!

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  31. Copper with rust -- a match made in heaven! Great eye candy!

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  32. This is a very generous giveaway, it would be very nice to receive it! I love the Ver day products.
    n56leiker(at)aol(dotcom)

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  33. Thank you for the generous giveaway!
    n56leiker(at)aol(dotcom)

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  34. Seems like wonderful products. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Your layers of paint and rust in your pages are GORGEOUS, Mary Beth! Swoon!

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  36. This is really interesting! Thanks for the tips. I have just the project in mind for this. A metal hanging that really needs some color! and lots of metal embellies for my scrapbooking.

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  37. I forgot to add the email to my comment: cbee at inbox dot com.

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  38. These journal pages are fabulous!! Huntla1 at Mac dot com.

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  39. I love it! Great work. The VerDay paints are awesome. They are my favourite paints.

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  40. Love your results, stunning.

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  41. Love your journal pages.
    Gildamc@hotmail.com

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  42. Love, Love the rusted look. Looks just like metal. Thanks for sharing.
    Annie

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  43. Those look AWESOME!

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  44. Wow!!! Your projects are fabulous!!!!!!!!! I must get out my journal and play!!!

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  45. OH my! That is awesome! I love rust! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    Janelle R

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  46. Beautiful spread! Love the colours and design elements.

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  47. Love this! I have so many great ideas floating around in my head now!! Be especially blessed...

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  48. As always, Mary Beth, you find just the right project. The 10 Sec Studio products are so exciting and I cannot wait to get them in my hands to create with and use my SG stencils.
    Thank You!

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  49. What inspiration!! Love the spreads.

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  50. Appreciate the giveaway and the fabulous ideas. Suegr3 (at) gmail (dot com).

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  51. I'll have these one way or another! But would be nice to WIN them!

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  52. Wow Mary Beth this is great. I actually have a bucket of rusty stuff in my car waiting for play time. I love your results and haven't seen Cheryl in ages. Thanks for the reminder.

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  53. I absolutely love anything u make Marybeth! I just wish my work could look just a little like yours! Aloha, angi in hana

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  54. I have to try these paints!
    Lysrian (at) gmail dot com

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  55. Love the rustiness and Carolyn's new stencils!

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  56. I love the rusty effect, i think I will give your instructions a shot.
    IMVU.Blue (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  57. Wish i were more comfortable with this....

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  58. What an interesting producy!

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  59. Love the look of the rust with the ladder stencil.

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  60. I've rusted fabric before, but this opens up a whole load of new possibilities for play, without rusting metal. Of course, using the VerDay patina, I could rust my own metal, maybe?

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  61. Really exciting stuff! Love the rusted 'ladder' on your journal page - possibilities -endless......

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  62. Ahhhhh - wouldn't I love to get my hands on some of this for my mixed media paintings.... love the copper.... what a great tutorial MaryBeth.... thanks bunches for the inspiration. joi (at) texasranchretreat (dot) pairsite (dot com).

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  63. I would love to experiment with those paints!

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  64. Love this project!!!! So glad that Cheryl sent out an email newsletter so I could hop on over to all these great blogs!!

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  65. Love that copper. A great combo for some awesome makings.

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  66. So inspired by your work May Beth! Love what you have done with this product, can't wait to see what's next!

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  67. love the affects of the paint and spray! very cool

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  68. I LOVE VerDay paints! Can't wait to try them with stencils!

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  69. I LOVE VerDay paints! Can't wait to try them with stencils!

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  70. Funny how I can be so attracted to rust! I love your use of color and all the layers. Beautiful!
    lisaderbyoden1 (at) comcast (dot net)

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  71. Love the "rusty" look! jill (at) jillholmes (dot me)

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  72. How fantastic to use stencils with this method. So many ideas flowing now.

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  73. Fabulous pages! Makes me want to touch with the rust and the textures!

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  74. What a great way to use this product! I also collect rusted objects so I know I would love this product! Love the use in journals and just accents added to the pages. Thanks for the ideas.

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  75. Can't wait to give these paints a try.

    davis327 (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  76. Thank you for the videos! Love the verday paints!

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  77. Wow! This is very cool. I will start "rusting" away. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  78. Love how these look in your journal. The rust looks like you set something on it that rusted after a long time. Very cool!

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  79. Wow! So cool! Would love to play with these paints!!

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  80. I LOVE rust! Would love a chance to use the paint with stencils.

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  81. Oh, MB, a stencil I don't have yet? (The fence/train tracks) How can this be? I know what I'm getting if I win! <3 Crusty rusty is lusty! (Hmm, better work on my rhymes!LOL!)

    vananda (at) twincomm (dot) ca

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  82. Fantastic product. And your use of it is astounding.

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  83. Fantastic product. And your use of it is astounding.

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  84. as a fellow lover of rust, I absolutely love these! I love how this product adds such a great "pop" to artwork.

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  85. Wow, just WOW! The patina effects are just beautiful!

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  86. Ooh la la is right! Love what you created! Really love the combination of stencils with these paints. Looks like a fun medium to play with. Very cool!

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  87. now that's some happy rust ^5 VerDay

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    1. oops the ol' add your email skipped my eyesight for a second there


      ArtistPoet (dot) Girl (at) gmail (dot) com
      xo

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  88. WoW! Stencil stuff keeps getting better and better!!!

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  89. I love your piece, it reminds me of my in-laws farm, lovely wheat and sheep farm in Australia, where all these wonderful rusty things lay about baking in the sun.. perfect colours :)

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  90. I think I would love to try this product and of course Mary Beth your artwork is dazzling as usual.

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  91. Okay....your project almost made me jump out of my seat! This is why the team NEEDED to play with these paints. YUMMY!

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  92. Love your results Mary Beth, but also love what you said at the beginning, "As someone who picks up rusted parts off the street." Yes!!! Me too. No wonder I've been loving what I've been seeing everyone doing with these products (can you tell I haven't been following the posts in order). Thank you, thank you--great blog hop!

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  93. you know how much i love stencil girl products and you also offer so many excellent ideas and great products. these are no exception. i have never heard of these before and sure would love to try my hand at them. thanks for the chance. wishing and hoping

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  94. these look like they will be a lot different from other metallic type paint/finishes, I'd love to try them!

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  95. sorry, my email is rezlost @yahoo.com, thank you for the note about making sure to use enough paint/activator.

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  96. Hi. I knew about the one hour wait but I don't know why but I thought after the spritz it was 24 hours or more. I must have been thinking of the wrong product.

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  97. I am so jazzed to try the Ver Day paints and stencils. I love rust! ~Denise

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  98. Love the copper - love!

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  99. Love the effects. Something else to add to my wish list..

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