Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Transfer Artist Paper and a StencilGirl Hop

Hi friends! 
It is Day 3 of our week long event.....
We have a fabulous Hop going on using this wonderful
Artist Transfer Paper made by the multi-talented Lesley Riley.
As a quilter, I am very familiar with transfer techniques
used with memory quilts.
What fascinated me was the option of using it on
all the other suggested surfaces...
fabric, paper, wood, clay, glass, canvas, metal & more.

I went into my old sketchbooks and came up with this old self portrait 
I had done when I years old....
The Selfies of the 70's!

I photographed it...
lightened and contrasted it in my photo edit program...
then copied it in a 5x7 format...
and printed it onto the  sheet of TAP as directed in the 
General Instructions that comes with the package.

I had prepped one of my future Daily book covers with gesso and stencils, 
....wiping off the area the Selfie would be residing.

And, following the instructions, I ironed it on. 

You peel it off when it's still hot.

Not a bad transfer!
I was a little worried about ironing onto my gessoed cover...
and there are a few bubbly places...
but I love the imperfection of creating art.

 I love it!
 I think it is a perfect place to start!

I began the fun using Stazon Ink and the 4x4" hearts stencil that is part of
 the November 2013 StencilClub Stencils  designed by Joanne Sharpe....
And the 4x4" Journal Texture #2 Stencil by Pam Carriker.
I use those little dots alot!

Then layers of Golden Paints, Markers, Stamps, and Smooch Ink....

I was having so much fun with this cover that I forgot to take more photos along the way!
But this is how it ended up....
You can barely see the hearts floating around my head...
but I know they are there!

because it gives fabulous shine, sparkle and glimmer!

 I love that the original base of the Mod Circles and Ovals 
adds depth to the finished book cover.

I love how it turned out! 

But....Believe it or not I was feeling a little guilty after that....

Here I am with the love of all things quilting 
and all things family...
and a whole computer filled with photos...
and a whole closet full of fabric....
and I feel like I should have made a more personal project using photos of my sweet kids....

Okay...I can do that too!
YES... Because it is THAT easy!

 I mirror imaged this photo when I copied it on to fabric.
Then covered the photo when I stenciled the

The pattern of stitching on the couch lends itself perfectly
to some hand stitched accents using some specialty threads.

Hmmm... More framing is needed.
I auditioned a variety of stencils and these are what I liked best.

I used the Mini Lines Stencil by Mary Beth Shaw to mimic the couch pattern
and then the imperfect circles from the Past Present Future Stencil by Seth Apter.

I love the way it is framed!

Yep...Those are my sweet treasures.

Of Course...There is a Giveaway!

Today it is just me and StencilGirl Talk...
But check the SG Talk blog every day this week to see all the Hop Blogs
and leave comments on each one for more chances to win the Giveaway Prize!
Thanks for Hopping with me!

*****Janet Joehlin*****

Happy Arting!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Clearsnap and a StencilGirl Hop

Here we are at Day 2 of the week long hop 
using StencilGirl stencils and Clearsnap products!

I chose a few colors of Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks 
and a Deep Grape color of ColorBox Spritzers Dye Ink Spray.

I spent an evening doing some marbling.
I had never done any marbling before 
so I read up on it online.
Anything you want to know is a keystroke away!
Isn't technology amazing?

I absolutely loved my results.
I had taken a variety of photo papers and watercolor papers
that came in a fine art sample pack from InkPress Digital Media
and quartered each sheet.

The smaller sheets of paper made it easier to handle in the marbling water.

Once everything was dry I savored each line and bump and texture!
So much fun to see all the varied results!
I wished I had ALL of the Smooch colors to play with!

And then to pick a stencil....

I am totally in love with the Rose Window Stencil by Lizzie Mayne.

I love the subtlety of the marbling underneath!
On some I used my Alcohol Ink Applicator and different Ink pads....
On others I actually colored in the different areas with markers

Isn't it exciting to see the texture?
Every one is different and unique!

I thought of ways I could use these little works of art....

Hmmmm...Let's cut them into business cards!

with my name, phone number and blog address for quite awhile now....


New business cards = my little works of art!

All righty then....
You all know the drill! 
This is a week long hop and there is a huge giveaway at the end of it...
Make sure you go to each blog on each day and leave a comment for more chances to win!

Here is today's line up...

Thanks to both the Clearsnap team and the StencilGirl team for some awesome projects!
What a great collaboration!

Happy Arting everyone!

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Another quick browse through the end of my #14 Daily.....

I used Terri Stegmiller's Merry Go Round stencil here....

I was experimenting using PanPastels and stencils here.

Done with Book #14.... 
On to Daily #15...
Happy Arting.