Friday, July 26, 2013

Stencil Blog Hop

It's my turn on this Stencil Hop!
So I gathered my supplies.
Today we are featuring:
Crossed Rounds & Squares Stencil L159
Artist Designer - Andrew Borloz 
I needed a new Daily cover!
It is the perfect opportunity to show texture and depth
with this versatile stencil design.
I started by taking the stencil
and pressing Matte Heavy Gel through parts of it.
I was selective.
I wanted texture but it didn't have to be perfect. 
I painted gesso over the whole thing for a better surface. 
I mod podged papers and doilies and scraps onto this.


I made a number 9 with Tulip brand Dimensional Glitter paint.
I like it because it comes in a squeeze tube, is easy to use, and it dries pliable.
Even though the paint has totally dried and the surface has been spray varnished,
I can still stick my thumbnail in it and squish it down just a little bit.
It is tactile.
I Love using it.
I am a dork like that :)

For just a little more depth
I selectively put white acrylic paint through some of the stencil's elements. 
They will stand out totally different than the rest.
I spread paint around...
Dripped some inks here and there...
Highlighted here and there with yellow and lime green...
Played some more.... 

Used Neocolor II Crayons to highlight more of the doily texture...
And played until I felt it was done. 
I love my Daily!

Earlier this week I also used this stencil inside my pages.
It makes a great border! 
Thanks for stopping by on this StencilGirl Blog Hop.
You know there is a Giveaway attached, right?
Make sure you comment at each and every hop artist's blog,
as well as the StencilGirl Talk Blog,
for more chances to win.
Now go visit Linda Kittmer.
I hope you are all inspired!



















 

91 comments:

  1. Your not a dork--your awesome and I love that stuff too! You cover is beautiful. Loved the process photos!

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  2. Love love love the texture! Great job! Love it!

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  3. thank you for the chance to win that's gr8 smilz

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  4. So, so cool!! Love your cover (such great colours and I adore all those different textures) but really like how you showed the inside page too in this post, to highlight the versatility of this stencil. Really fab, love it!!

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  5. Awesome! Thank you also for the chance to win!

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  6. Sweet use of the stencil Janet. You know how I love your journals anyway, but this will be so fun to use....xox

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  7. Thank you for loads of new ideas and sharing.

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  8. Thank you so much, Janet, for showing different ways to use the crossed rounds stencil! So cool, indeed!

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  9. Great ideas for this stencil. Thanks.

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  10. Great tutorial, Janet! It is so intriguing to see what people do with the same stencils!

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  11. I love your daily and the whole process to the finished piece! It's so inspiring!

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  12. Janet.. that texture... OH MY!!! Fantastic results.

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  13. Love the texture on your journal cover!

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  14. Love the texture and the colors-exactly the colors I would have chosen!

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  15. Janet,
    Love how you used this stencil both for the cover and to embellish pages inside! Terrific!

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  16. Definitely inspired! This blog hop is great! Thanks for posting yet another way to use the stencil, dimensionally at that!

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  17. Well, this reminds me of under sea treasures! Beautiful colors and texture...Anna H

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  18. Fabulous cover Janet. The texture and colours are stunning...I just want to touch it and feel those raised bits!

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  19. Love the texture and colours of this cover. Gorgeous work.

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  20. Ilove this "HOP". it shows us so many ways to use this stencil. I love putting texture on my pages -- so I really enjoyed you showing us a texture technique. Thanks Jone

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  21. Very creative piece, I love it , thanks for sharing.

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  22. Very cool idea! I have only used modeling past like this, but now will get out my heavy gel & gesso! TFS!

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  23. What rich texture! Wow! Amazing!

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  24. I love the texture made with the Gesso. Great canvass!

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  25. Awesome cover!!! Love all the texture and the colors are fab!!

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  26. So many layers! I need to learn how to learn to do this better! TFS!

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  27. Love your new cover and your detailed description of its creation!
    Great use of the stencil as well! What a wonderful giveaway!

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  28. So you went a little texture crazy, huh? Thanks for demonstrating how it's done!

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  29. i absolutely love what u did, made it look so easy and fun! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

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  30. I am a texture girl and I so love what you did with your cover! Yummy colours too.

    Cheers

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  31. Wow I love the texture it is so fun! The colors are great :) looks like a fun journal to work in. Did you do the back as well?

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  32. I love your Daily too. love the texture, the colours, everything about it.

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  33. I love the texture!! Awesome idea.
    Thanks,
    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Looks like someone had fun making this! And, by the way, I love dorks. :-)

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  35. Very nice. Love all the texture and added elements.

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  36. You're not a dork...we all love that tactile sensation on our pages! This is a lovely page and thanks for participating in the hop. :)

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  37. Gorgeous! Stunning texture and beautiful colors!

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  38. Great project! Love the colours too!!!

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  39. It's amazing how you achieved all that texture...and my favourite colours too.

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  40. Great color and texture. I love that cover!!

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  41. Beautiful. I love the colors and rich texture you've created. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. I love the layers of texture and the use of ink.

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  43. Love the texture you achieved with the stencil and all the layers of paint, ink and papers. Great idea to use stencil as a border too.

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  44. The texture created using the stencil is so awesome and I'm loving the borders, too. Can't wait to get my hands on this stencil, so many wonderful ideas!

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  45. This is one amazing cover. I love the different textures and the depth achieved with different media and color. I can totally see me using this stencil for borders, too!

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  46. Woo hoo, I LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques with us. I am glad to be introduced to your blog.

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  47. Fabulous - so different to everyone else's!!!

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  48. So amazing. I love how I always get to see the steps! Hope you are having a super summer janet!

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  49. Thanks so much for the step by step, not so scary to try! Love your use of the stencil and the borders are terrific! This hop is great !
    Janelle R

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  50. Love all the layers - but I also like how you made a border with the stencil! Sandy Karsten

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  51. First time on your blog...love it! Great idea to use as a border...definitely trying that! Beautiful colors and yummy texture...

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  52. Wonderful use of the stencil.

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  53. This cover is drop dead gorgeous...love the versatility of the stencil!

    dottididit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I so admire you gals who do the daily art,you cover is just wonderful.

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  55. great use of the stencil-love all the dimension and color

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  56. I love what you did with your cover. Awesome

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  57. I love to see the entire process! It gives me ideas for when I get stuck!

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  58. I love the technique using the gesso through the stencil. Thanks for sharing. Your canvans turned out beautiful.

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  59. Thank you for sharing this awesome tutorial - i love the colors you used :)

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  60. Love the new cover! How very cool how you produced it.

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  61. I can't believe how creative all you women are on this blog!!! Using one product but sooo many different ways!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  62. Cool dimensionality. Thanks for the ideas.

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  63. This is really fantastic, thanks for showing us how. xxxx

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  64. Janet, your Daily turned out great. Love the bumps and the black background coming through. Cool effect.

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  65. The more I see of this stencil, the more I like it. Your project is gorgeous, I love all the different textures & the colours are gorgeous.

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  66. The texture is wonderful.. and I love the colors.

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  67. So much fun. I just love texture!!!! Great colors too. Thanks for sharing the use of many different products.

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  68. love the color selection and all the texture. hopping is fun. i'm learning so much.

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  69. Your first picture shows you are ready to go! I like that! Did you plan it that way? Nice job!

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  70. So many great techniques, thanks for sharing. I love your daily and how you used part of the stencil to make a border. I have a thing for borders.

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  71. Talk about texture, Janet...you have won the lottery with this piece of art! You have used Andrew's versatile stencil to its full potential! Kudos to you both!

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  72. Love the texture of this piece Janet. Thanks for participating in this blog hop, it's been fun visiting everyone's blog.

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  73. very nicely done, love the texture and colors used.

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  74. oooo texture! I am just loving this. Your colors make my heart happy, too. Nice, nice, NICE. :)

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  75. Love that cover :)
    so juicy and textural and yummy.

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  76. Incredible depth and layering! Thanks for sharing:)

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  77. I love your color scheme and I need to check out the dimensional glitter paint, very cool!

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  78. Love all the texture in this piece! You've done so much with a few pieces of paper and doily! You're inspiring!

    Carmen L

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  79. How awesome! Love all the texture you achieved and the choice of color

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  80. Love the bubbly look! Fondly, Tami

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  81. Thank you for sharing this. It is absolutely beautiful. I love it so much. The colors and layers are just so cool.

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