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. 

StencilGirl Products will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!
Impression Obsession will be giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to TWO lucky winners!
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Stencils with Paper Clay

Today I am reviewing Artful Paper Clay, a terrific new book by Rogene Manas. Watch the video to catch the review along with a quick project! 
Hope you enjoy.