Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Xyron StencilGirl Hop

 I am happy to be a part of the StencilGirl and Xyron collaboration.
What fun to get a package of Xyron Tapes and Dots in the mail!
Now to begin....,
I had two blank Strathmore Watercolor Journals
and wanted to make the covers for my next Dailies.
#11 and #12
I laid out some adhesive tape and glue dots
and some red embossing powder.
It's a start...
I gessoed over it, rubbing it off and adding more
just to get a good base for adding color.
 Then some gelatos and Stampin' Up Inks for dripping and smearing....
Lots of Layers....

I sprayed Krylon Matte Finish spray on this to set the colors.
It gave a nice even matte surface to move forward with.

I added more layers of color with Neocolor II crayons.

I love this Lizzie Mayne stencil called GiGi. 
 I tried 2 things with it....
On this side >I rubbed a baby wipe over it and took away the crayon...
 On this other side < I added paint through the stencil.
I am starting to like the look I have
but I want more dimension in my number 11.

So I add another layer of tape to do a second embossing.
 I add the glue dots for flower centers
and this time I use a clear embossing powder
 Perfect. It raises it just a bit more for some depth.
My final touch is a heavy layer of mod podge over the whole cover.

 Even though I used a matte mod podge,
it still gives it an even shine.
And when I put it on heavy it crackles and spreads nice.
I like the texture.

I like it!
Of course I had to make two....

Mmmm... I am really loving this! 
 These large adhesive dots along the bottom look like rivets!
Neocolor II's here...
I used Seth Apter's number stencil in yellow posca pen.
I also highlighted little dots with a glaze pen for subtler dimension.
I love the depth I got! 

There you go!
Dailies # 11 & 12.
That should take me through into the new year.

It is really fun to try new products and techniques.
Thanks to StencilGirl & Xyron for including me in this adventure!
Go over to the StencilGirl Talk blog
and see what else the design team is doing with Xyron products all week!
And Today go see what my friend Corrine has made!
Go Make Something Beautiful Today!


  1. Janet... the covers will inspire you to create every day!

  2. So brilliant, Janet! Especially the embossing powder on the adhesive dots! Genius with that stencil!

  3. Bright and colorful albums. stencils are on my shopping list. I think they will be a lot of fun to use.

  4. Wow Janet! Your covers are incredible. I love the fabulous texture!

  5. Janet.. where have you been all my life? This is fantastic art. Love it. Work it, girl.

  6. Wow, I was wondering how and if I could color on my journal cover. Thank you for sharing this tutorial. They are beautiful! I like your dots too!

  7. These are gorgeous! I love the colors you used!!! They are so bright and fun!! Loving all the textures also! Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. I love the texture too! Very nice projects! Thank you so much for sharing with us curious hoppers!

  9. What beautiful projects!
    Love the glue dot flower center and
    the rivets look like an old door hinge!

  10. Beautiful work!
    Both are so
    Carla from Utah

  11. Absolutely LOVE how these turned out. TFS your techniques!!!
    <3 J

  12. You have really created an amazingly textured surface here Janet. The colors are the bomb too! Thanks for using my stencils!


  13. Today at 6:32 PM

    Hi Janet, I really like the strathmore a lot. I curved the ends of the paper like the moleskins.. Yes I will do something with the cover, thanks to you.

  14. Your journals are AWESOME - love the colours and textures!!!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration :)

  15. Gorgeous covers! Love how you used the tape and dots.

  16. What a great idea to use the glue dots as a decorative element...those covers are beautiful Janet and the colors are just fab...xox

  17. Oooooh, yummy textures....and I love the Gigi stencil.

  18. Janet-you have inspired me to the MAX!!!! so much fun playing with you StencilGirls, this week!

  19. OOOOOOOh WOW <3 These covers ROCK !!! You Rock <3 Enormous smooches

  20. Very fun! Sorry this is a little late but thank you SO much for swapping and hopping with us over at Xyron! :)