Saturday, 24 December 2016

Stencil Girl & PaperArtsy Winter Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

Well I am so very very happy to be part of this fantastic blog hop between Stencil Girl and PaperArtsy.  It started on Wednesday - and if you haven't already seen all the other wonderful projects, then there's a list of links at the bottom of this post!  PLUS there's a...


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Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(just one comment per blog please.)

You have until Friday, December 30th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
The winner will be announced on Sunday 1 January onStencilGirl's Facebook page and PaperArtsy's blog


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And now onto my project. 

I created this art journal page, layering up paint, ink, embossing paste and of course stencils! And this is how I did it...



1) I used my Dylusions 8"x8" black journal for this page (I really like using dark backgrounds as a base at the moment). I stenciled Fresco Finish Snowflake paint through stencil S151 all over the page.


2) Once the paint was dry, I stenciled M071 using Archival Ink Vibrant Fuschia in several places, and then filled in the blank spaces with S331 using Archival Ink Paradise Teal and Vivid Chartreuse.


3) I added some dots using Fresco Finish Snowflake paint through stencil M080, and then went back over the top with Archival Ink Buttercup. I wasn't worried if they didn't match up.


4) I swiped some neon pink paint around the page, and also stenciled M071 again - in different places, and this time with Archival Ink Jet Black.


5) I used a black pen to doodle around the pattern made with M080, and a white extra fine Sharpie pen to add lots of dots.


6) I mixed up some Fresco Finish White Fire paint with some Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, and applied it through stencil L318. It adds a little bit of texture without being too bulky, and the mica in the paint adds a little sparkle when it dries.

7) To finish the page I added a quote from one of my stamp sets (EEG21) - stamped onto PaperArtsy Smoothy cardstock using Archival Ink Jet Black - and then outline the quote and the page with a black pen.


I hope you enjoyed my project - please leave a comment if you did (and that enters you into the GIVEAWAY too!).

The stencils I used are shown below:


Puddles Stencil by Rae Missigman

Nonsensical Bloom Stencil by Rae Missigman

Repetition Stencil by Rae Missigman

Wall of Words Stencil by Carolyn Dube

109 comments:

  1. Amazing page, I love the main stencil; it creates such an unusual background.

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  2. Really super way to built up that black background into a colorful grand scene.

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  3. Fantastic journal page Emma....love it!! Neeeeeed that wall of words stencil!!

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  4. I love all the different layers in your page and the great colors.

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  5. Oh wow this is so cool! Stunning result, the black is amazing!

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  6. Using the black as a background adds richness to this journal spread. Thanks so much for sharing

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  7. Ohhhh brilliant use of black and white Emma!!! This is sooooo beautiful!!! ~ Leandra

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  8. Truly a magical piece. Live the colors

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  9. love this Emma..great stancils x

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  10. I love your art journal page and the layering process!

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  11. Love all the layers. Great journal page.

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  12. Really helpful to see the process, and so inspiring!

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  13. I love your page Emma!
    Alison xxx

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  14. Great looking page! Love the effects you got from layering your stencils. Thanks for sharing, and especially for showing the stencils.

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  15. After seeing this I want the half moon slant & the repetition stencils. Wow!!

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  16. I really like this piece. The stencils and colouring within the shapes is brilliant. Such a good idea to start with a black base.
    Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

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  17. Love this! Wonderful colors and great stencil use.

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  18. Oh, that's a neat page. It's somewhere between an optical illusion and looking at little open windows with the light coming through. It is indeed magical!

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  19. Just "hopped across" from the PA blog to admire your lush layers and colours

    Seasons Greetings

    Kathyk

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  20. This journal page is so much fun, lovely. Rachel

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  21. This is fabulous and love how you have used the products. Thank you for a great blog hop
    catherine

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  22. That is so colorful...LOVELY layered stenciling... gorgeous!

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  23. After seeing this I want the half moon slant & the repetition stencils.
    Wow!!

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  24. THere's lot of magic on your card! Merry Christmas! x

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  25. Oh boy, I am Number One comment for you too as well as Kay. This must be a lucky sign. I love your art work today (and everyday)So colorful and creative. Thank you for the step-by-step. suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. ooh some lovely stencils and stencilling. The colour on B&W is fab really pops. Thanks for sharing. Joyeux Noël

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  27. So funky - love all those pretty rainbow shades with the dramatic black.
    Alison x

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  28. Wow I love the bright colours on the black background and the layering of stencils xx

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  29. I think this is THE blog post of the whole hop....I love every single thing about it! Merry Christmas 🎄

    Sally

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  30. What beautiful project! Love the sentiment!
    Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas!

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  31. Gorgeous! I really love the way it pops off the black background. I never would have thought to get the color into the white for that design. It really looks beautiful.

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  32. I can see you're looking forward to Easter - all those eggs :D

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  33. Wow Emma I love the colours on this - they are fab! Great project for the hop! Claire xx

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  34. beautiful!!!! It is magic!!!

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  35. This is so striking - love the black over the colorful background!

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  36. Stunning journal page ..... so much detail xx

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  37. Interesting colors and blending of stencils and color!

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  38. Great use of Stencil Girl stencils with Fresco paints, Archival inks and embossing paste. The end result is stunning!

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  39. This is fall out of my chair cool!!! This is what I would love to make!! Thank you for the tips and pictures and examples!!! Happy holidays!!

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  40. So fun! Thanks for sharing!
    Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

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  41. I have the black Dylusions journal but it's still blank...just unsure how to start on a dark background. This Gave me GREAT IDEAS on how to jump in and get started, thank you do much for sharing!

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  42. What a wonderful journal spread! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step guide to your creative process - such an inspiration!

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  43. So funny..what a lot of colors. Very interesting to see how you build it up. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  44. Fantastic result, and gorgeous colours

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  45. great project and love the stencils you have used.

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  46. I love the shaoes you've used as well as the colours. And the quotation is beautiful.

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  47. Lovely work. I might need that stencil too :) Merry christmas!

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  48. Great page. There is a lot of interesting places to get lost in it.

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  49. wonderful page. Will try these techniques. I see some stencils in my future.

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  50. Love this journal page. Beautiful colours!
    ( Annie )

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  51. This is wonderful! I just love it and have to try it. Wow!

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  52. Absolutely Love your background. What wonderful work. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

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  53. Wow, it's amazing! I love all the layers and the black background makes it pop so well. Thank you for sharing x

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  54. Fabulous layering, I love the depth you have created here using almost only stencils!!!
    Great project and tutorial, thank you.
    I have also at home a Dylusions black journal not started yet, I really should have a try following your way, it's itching me now!! :)
    I take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful festive season, Merry Christmas! x

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  55. If you hadn't explained your process, I would never have been able to work out how you did it. Thank you so much for sharing because I feel emboldened to give this a try myself! I love the colours! Looks like PaperArtsy will be getting an order whether I win or not! :)

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  56. Very creative process. Love what you dud with the stencils in creating layers and interest.

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  57. Love your work and stencil girl thank you

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  58. Love your project! And I definitely need all these stecils! :)

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  59. Gorgeous page, the colours are so striking.

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  60. Wauw, so love your work. What a Great project with Great stencils and Great colours of paint.

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  61. Love the way you turn black into bright colour - fantastic page xx

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  62. Fun process. Thank you. I will try this in my black journal.

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  63. Always love the way the you build up your layers Emma and this is no exception. Fabulous pages and step by step!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  64. Fab piece - great inspirational piece.

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  65. Using black is such a clever idea for the layering of other stencils. Love it!

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  66. Love your choice of stencils - and love the look you created. It IS magic itself!

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  67. I have not committed to working on black yet...but after seeing what you have done I might be ready to try. This page really turned out great!

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  68. Just love it - the main stencil is fab xx

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  69. So colorful and happy.
    Love the flowers tucked
    around the design.
    thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year

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  70. Wow Emma I love the colours on this - they are fab! Great project for the hop! Claire x

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  71. Wow! It's like watching magic happen. I love it! Lx

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  72. love this amazing combination of unrelated images into a cohesive whole!

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  73. Stunning page! All those layers are so interesting!

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  74. I love the contrast on the black journal!! Wonderful combination of elements too!

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  75. This is a great page, love how magic becomes real!

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  76. Emma, I love EVERYTHING about this!! The colors, composition, patterns! What a perfect sentiment for the holidays, too!! So happy you are on this blog hop with us! xo

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  77. I LOVE this!!! It's got sort of a batik gelli-printed look to it with all of your layers!

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  78. This looks like a lot of fun. Thanks.

    Michelle Smith, MI

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  79. I adore this page! SO beautiful! <3

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  80. Very ingenious use of your main stencil, this is giving ideas for my back journal that was stumping me, thanks! Love the neon pink next to the black, so bold! Amazing layers. Love it!

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  81. Stunning spread! Love the black base with the bright colors and all of the layers :)

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  82. So fabulous Emma! just love the colours with the black. Gorgeous!

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  83. This is fantastic, Emma. Brilliant use of colour contrast. Love it. 😊 Xx

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  84. This really is fabulous! Such brilliant colours!

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  85. Love your creative and beautiful project.

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  86. Ooh this is real eye candy! Just gorgeous! xxx

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  87. Gorgeous page, the colours look great against the black.

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  88. I really like how you used archival ink for your stencilling - lovely page!!

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  89. I shouldn't admit that I saw this piece and hadn't immediately put together the fact that you could lay the colors directly on top because the background is black and those colors spilling over the white stenciled edges won't show!!! I had a aha moment. Lol! Great piece.

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  90. The Black journal is so impressive. The design really stands out beautifully. The paints and stencils are perfect. I love the shimmery white.

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  91. So beautiful Emma, you have a way with colour,
    Lucy x

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  92. Fab page - bold and yet delicate. Love it

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  93. Ha! Ha! When I saw the main stencil I thought it looked like rows of teeth! (I was a dental assistant at one time.)You did a great job with that stencil and all the colors you used. I also liked the Puddles stencil. The black background was a nice idea. Cool project.

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  94. great project! love the white dots. . . .

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  95. I adore your project! Thanks for sharing!

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