Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stencil Girl and Xyron are in the house

I must admit I'm one of those that stands back in awe at mixed media and for some reason just resist dipping my foot into that pool.  Well I dove right in with this project I created for Xyron's hop/swap with Stencil Girl Stencils.  I was pulling out paints, pastes, and all types of mediums left and right.  I might have gone a bit over board, but boy did I have fun.

This is a canvas journal I decorated.  The spinner, or as I see it rose from the Spinners 6 Stencil was applied on the book with some homemade paste and then inked.  I love the way it looks and honestly I wouldn't mind doing another book with just the roses on the top.  They have such a great Arts and Craft vibe, I adore them. 

The base was covered with a pretty napkin I had.  This is where my 5" Creative Station came in so handy.  I just pulled the plies of the napkins apart and then ran the top layer through my Station...I had a tissue sticker in no time.  Crinkling and wrinkling it onto my book gave some great base texture. 

I also ran my letters through my Create-a-Sticker and then used the napkin over the top to cover them.  The smaller letters were already sticky but honestly not enough that I would trust them to stay on , so I ran them through my Create-A-Sticker too, for extra measure. 

This was really fun and it inspired me to do more mixed media.  Granted there are some things I would change, but that's the whole part of exploring and growing with our craft. 

Be sure to check out Xyron's blog and see some more great projects using Stencil Girl Stencils...amazing!!!!

Spinners 6 Stencil, Xyron Creative Stations 5",  Xyron Creative Station 9" (for foam tape), 1.5" Create-a-sticker, DIY Xyron Foam Tape,


cghundley said...

Your journal cover
came out very lovely.
Love the dip look to
Carla from Utah

barbara macaskill said...

I LOVE the green!!! Your journal cover is beautiful and you should be very proud of it!!!
How do you make the homemade paste? I would love your recipe if you would be willing to share it!!!! my email is if you wouldn't mind sharing it. Thank you for sharing your journal cover project!!!

Maria McGuire said...

Just beautiful! Love what you did with the stencil. Napkin through the Xyron--I need to go try that :)

Gemma Maggs said...

Absolutely stunning xx

Gemma Maggs said...

Absolutely stunning xx

Janis said...

Wonderful results!! That gives me courage and inspiration to try out MM, too!
<3 J