Monday, September 26, 2016

StencilGirl and Impression Obsession



Welcome to the Blog Hop. I am excited to share my discoveries regarding the rubber stamps I received from Impression Obsession. First of all, I requested a group of stamps called Clingables:
This particular group was made for Tea Bag Squares, but I just wanted them because they are such neat patterns. For a brief moment I considered actually making Tea Bag Squares and embellishments, but (although beautiful!!) they seemed too complicated for my feeble brain. 
So I decided to make collage parts which is pretty much my favorite thing to do. I thought it would be fun to stamp each design on graph paper. This would allow me to easily line up the stamps and it would be instantly layered with the grid showing in the background. I used StazOn ink because I knew it would remain permanent and not smear with collage medium.
Here are a few of the images I made:
I love the way these turned out and can't wait to use them in Collage. They look simple yet the complexity is instantly seen once you stamp with them - kind of a vintage tile look which I adore.
And then I happened to notice that a few of the stamps would offer two different design opportunities depending on what part of the stamp takes the center. Take a look at the package above, see the three on the right hand side? Look what happened when I stamped them in a square:
Oh my gosh, was I ever excited about this - six little stamps with such variation, how much fun is that!?!? Here are some parts that I glued onto a journal page:
I also got some of Seth Apter's stamps and I am very smitten with the grid (of course you know how I love my grids. I had to immediately use it in my journal - this time, I swiped StazOn and wet gesso across the page and pressed the stamp right into it resulting in a slight texture. 
I also snuck one of my new reverse Grid stencils into this one, I couldn't help myself, the piece called for it. 
Hope you enjoyed seeing SGP and Impression Obsession together; stencils & stamps living in harmony, it was sure fun. 

                             
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111 comments:

  1. Oh my, those stamps that make up the old style tiles are totally amazing...I'm going to have to get some, so awesome!

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  2. MaryBeth, love your journal pages. I saw the one stamp in your live video and figured it was a paper I would never find. So happy to see I can make my own. I would say these stamps are so you too. Love the hop. sunmoongal(at)me(dotcom)

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  3. How wonderful that these stamps are so versatile.

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  4. Lovely inspiring stamps and beautiful work! sisterhoodofthemuse(at)gmail(dotcom)

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  5. Wow, rotating those stamps really does impress me especially the third set. I like the stamped grid too, works great in the context of the stencils you chose.

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  6. LOVE LOVE your journal page and those ample pieces that you stamped out are simply gorgeous!!!

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  7. All ypur samples are amazing!

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  8. I have loads of tea-bag papers - thanks for the idea of incorporating them into my mixed media projects.

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  9. Wow, I don't know if I would've thought to use them like you did. I would now though!!! Great spread Mary Beth !

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  10. I love the way you've used these stamps--the possibilities are endless! And I've just gotta say--I love that you write just the way you talk!

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  11. Love it...just really good work.

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  12. Very inspiring! I would not have thought of the tea bag stamps in that way. Seth's stamps are amazing. mcsuetexas(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  13. You have the best stencils however, those stamps are so cool!

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  14. Love your project. Great stamps.

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  15. MaryBeth, the link for Kittie's blog doesn't work ... at least nor for me.

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  16. TILES! I love tiles and these are so cool. Might just need to pick them up.
    theperrys04atgmaildotcom

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  17. Wow I love how you used the stamps Marybeth, gorgeous pages as always !!

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  18. LOVE the variation of patterns you achieved! Brilliant! I'm a lucky duck that I got to see all these pieces in person!

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  19. Those Clingables make great collage material! Fun journal page too!

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  20. Love the pattern work and stamping on graph paper. Love the mix of your and Seth's tools.

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  21. The patterns you created with the stamps really look great. Of course I look at the stamps in the package and didn't see what you did. The part I like best is the mix of stazon and gesso where you stamped in and left impressions. Would really love a short video on that.

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  22. LOVE your pages! The grid stamped into wet gesso... I really need to try that! And how did I not see that set of Clingables! Awesome stamps, and I love what you did with them!

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  23. Thank you. Love all the lessons!

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  24. Thank you. Love all the lessons!

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  25. Love your pages as usual. Thank you for sharing the little Tea Square stamps.I may have to get one of two sets!

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  26. Love these stamps Mary Beth! They remind me of painted ceramic tiles you would see on a backsplash or something. Thanks for sharing with us. I enjoy your live videos on FB too! Keep them coming!!

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  27. Those tile stamps are amazing! karenpagedave at yahoo dot com

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  28. Awesome mixed media projects. Well done.

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  30. last comment is from marilyn sandau- marimuseinpt(at)gmail(dot com). I don't have any of those "fancy" sites....

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  31. I have this stamp set and plan on pulling it out now!!!

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  32. Love these stamps and how you used them. This is going to be a wonderful hop!

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  33. Yummy yummy!! I ADORE that journal page! My jaw dropped when I saw it on your recent live video (Sept 24, 2016) on the StencilGirl FB page. customscrapbooksbyanna(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  34. Love these pieces, Mary Beth! Your new reverse grid stencil combines so well with Seth's IO stamps (and I really love the patterns you've created with the teabag stamps - fabulous!).

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  36. Love how you made these into tiles, it reminds me of kitchen tiles we had back in the 70's.

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  37. amazing patterns created with some beautiful stamps! helenlindfield (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk

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  38. Great techniques Mary Beth, I really like your finished project
    diggydumptruck (at) aol (dot com)

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  39. Thank you for the inspiration! Wonderful blog hop!

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  41. (forgot my gmail addie...oops)

    They'd make great gift wrap and cards!!! Love how you used them.

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

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  42. Thank you for the creative ideas!

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  43. Love that glorious mix of patterns! So versatile and a great match for your stencils,

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  44. Beautiful!
    61lori(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Very clever stamps, love what you've done with them!

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  46. Elaine.taylor101 (at) hotmail (dot co dot uk)

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  47. loved the patterns!!

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  48. Mary Beth does it again! Love the endless pattern possibilities with the Tea Bag Squares stamps. I bet you've made a drawer full of samples, lol. I love love love the way you used Seth's stamps to make texture in gesso. I'm going to try that for sure. Keep on stamping and stenciling!

    Kathleen Harrington

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  49. WOW you never cease to amaze me!!! I never would have thought of the graph paper OR tiling these stamps to create such designs!! Thank you!

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  50. I just love the "tiles" such pretty collage paper! I will have to see if I have anything like it in my stash!-also, using graph paper: Inspired!!

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  51. Mary Beth, I can see why you were so impressed with the tea bag stamps. Thanks for showing us what else you saw in them besides the basic image we all see. I love what you did with your journal -- and how you created depth with gesso, stamps and stencils! Thanks for sharing! bbaxterj (at) frontiernet (dot.net)

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  52. I love these stamps too and the versitality of these stamps with your creativity was awesome. You showed more ways than one to use them. Thank You

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  53. Beautiful! They look like Turkish tiles. I really need these!

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  54. what an exciting discovery - beautiful journal pages
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  55. Great stamp set and that Seth Apter stamp set is one of my go to' for backgrounds. The grid is great but the drips are fabulous.

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  56. The stamps are to die for and the fact that they are made for tea bag squares....be still my heart. I love Seth's stamps also, so great for backgrounds.

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  57. Aarrgg!! Now there are even more IO stamps I need! I've never seen that Seth Apter stamp set before, and I think it is awesome.

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  58. Such a great combo ...love it!

    zanysisters (at) yahoo(dot com)

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  59. I have been a big fan of IO for years, Seth's stamps and dies and Stencil Girl stencils and now using these products is just so much fun!! I already know how I will spend my gift certificate. Thank you. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. Great collaboration! Love what you did with both!

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  61. Can't wait to try your project!

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  63. Fabulous creations with these stamps and stencils.

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  64. I always find great inspiration with your blogs.

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  65. Oh the fabulous texture of stamps and stencils! Thanks for the giveaway chance! Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

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  67. Great discoveries, love it when things come together so well. ahsquire at hotmail dotcom

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  68. Love how you combined stencils & stamps with lots of colors

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  69. Grid stamp to create texture, what a great idea!

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  70. I also am a great fan of textures especially grid! You have made and explained some lovely samples here!

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  71. Wonderful texture and use of mixed media. So cool!

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  72. Loving those stamps....ALLL of them! The Clingables, I'm thinking, would be great with clay!!! Love what you did though! And who doesn't love Seth's goodies! Love your page as well! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  73. Ditto what everyone above said! I love seeing what you all are doing. I need to play more often!

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  74. I love these vintage tiles! They look amazing!

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  75. Mary Beth you are the best! I have those stamps by Seth, also.

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  76. wonderful blog hop with so much inspiration

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  77. Beautifull work. Would really love to win something in the giveaway..🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

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  78. I love those stamps by Seth - such great patterning. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Fabulous to see how those clingables line up and fit together and I also Seths stamps too. Thanks for sharing xxx

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  80. I love the grid patterns. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. I love stamps and stencils together and I really love those tile medallion stamps with your other grid work!
    deardeniseh(at)yahoo(dot com)

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  82. I love the stamps you used in this project!
    clen3(at)sbcglobal(dot net)

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  83. The stamps are so beautiful, Mary Beth! Heading over to get them! annemariefowler(at)hotmail(dot com)

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  84. Those stamps are so cool!

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  85. Love the tile stamps and your project.

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  86. Your projects are so gorgeous! You have got to do a tutorial on how you did that last project.

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  87. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. s.macari (at) mac (dot com)

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  88. Great stamps! Put them at the top of my wishlists. Thanks for its hop and giveaway

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  89. Great stamps! Put them at the top of my wishlists. Thanks for its hop and giveaway

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  90. Love the reverse grid stencil, how cool! Wonderful pieces!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  91. All of the products would be wonderful to use. I love Seth Apter's pieces.

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  92. Love your colors and it looks appealing. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at the giveaways.

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  93. Great stamps and I love your work!

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  94. Great stamps and I love your work!

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  95. Love what you did with the stamps.

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  96. The tiles are beautiful. So creative.

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  97. love how these turned out~great way to use the stamps~

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  98. Having only one use for a stamp often
    turns me off from buying it. Love
    how you adapted your stamps into so many
    designs.
    Fantastic projects.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. Great projects MB! Thanks for the chance to win. sltresso (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  100. Nice selection of designs on the Clingables! Great tiles! Seth's designs are fabulous too!

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  101. I would never have though of stamping on grid paper, great job.

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  102. Wow...very creative, unique and beautiful!
    dianegreghov@att.net

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  103. Repetition and rotation: the great lessons of Islamic design and American quilting.

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  104. I love this blog hop... and ALL the cool ideas!! What an amazing line up of artists participating. Thanks for all this inspiration.

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  105. Thank you Mary Beth. Always awesome! I will be ordering spongies soon. Or is that smudgies?

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  106. Lovely samples, thanks for the inspiration!

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  107. Fabulous technique and inspirations!

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  108. Love the reverse grid stencil, how cool! Wonderful pieces!!! Thanks for sharing.
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