Tuesday, August 18, 2015

StencilGirl Meets Verday


One of the perks of being on the StencilGirl Creative Team
is that I am sent some fabulous products to try out along with stencils.

are more fun to play with than I ever could have imagined! 

I ended up with those great books in the top photo....
But here is some of my experimentation along the way....


I watched some YouTube videos from the fun girls at Ten Second Studio to begin with.
I started with some cardboard box pieces in manageable sizes,
and painted them with some great DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.

 I used the big X-12 Stencil by Terri Stegmiller on the base.
I followed the directions and sprayed the patina over the iron metalized paint 
and it turned that nice rusty orange.
 Oh Wow!
Then topped it with Michelle Ward's
Damask Medium Stencil...one of my favorites.


Love this!


Here's the X-12 Stencil, then the Medium Damask Stencil, & the X-12 Stencil again.

Wow! 
I am really partial to blues... I love this!
I added Rae Missigman's Repetition Stencil as texture with the X-12.
I love layers!


And then another with some turquoise paints....
I used Nathalie Kalbach's Crackle Stencil
under the X-12 here for even more texture.

 LOVE!!!


Okay, can you see I have book making on my mind here?
Two of everything! 


 So on to my finished project...
I started with each of the metalized paints as the base coat and then
proceeded with experimentation from there.....

Here is how they ended up...






These four were bound into little books...
I even covered the book tape bindings in the VerDay Paints.
Since they can go on fabric I figured I'd give it a try.


Every surface was sprayed with a fixative 
and then covered in Mod Podge for a smooth clean finish. 


I really loved this project and the fun that went with it.
Thanks to the gals at Ten Seconds Studio for the opportunity to play!


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4-piece VerDay Kit of Reactive Metal Paint & Patina
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91 comments:

  1. The work you have done is beautiful. I am really going to have to try this product and soon.

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  2. You have beautiful books; eminently, I love the turquoise ones.
    Jorin

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  3. What an interesting product! Your books are lovely!

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  4. Awesome books, I am really loving the rust.

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  5. Oh gosh.. Your books look fabulous. It is interesting that this fab product also works on fabric. What possibilities !!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely art.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain
    (mamablitger@hotmail.com )

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  6. These came out great. The dark colors really bring out the patina. xox

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  7. Oh, I love how they turned out. The red one is so cool. I like the damask best I think.

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  8. The effects are really great! I love all of your books.

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  9. The books turned out fabulous! The VerDay paints and patina look like tons of fun I want to try.

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  10. Dazzling artwork! Those flowers are my favorite -- the contrasting colors sing together!

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  11. You did an awesome job! Looks like fun!!

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  12. Oh wow - WHAT A FABULOUS post... my fav is the nonsensical bloom creation - but they are all just INCREDIBLE Janet. Thanks bunches for such great inspirations. j.

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  13. Absolutely love your VerDay stenciled books!

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  14. Always looking for new ideas for book covers. Love this idea!!

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  15. Great gift ideas! The colors are wonderful.

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  16. I am loving the rusted effects, such beautiful books !

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  17. Great project! Thanks
    for showing all the steps
    involved.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Wow! I really love the textures and colors you achieved! Great project.
    deardeniseh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  19. Amazing Fun. Love the layers. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Beautiful book covers!...bea

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  21. I am swooning! These are fabulous, Janet! You need to sell them. And I am first in line :)

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  22. I'm absolutely loving how your book covers... the rusted look is just beautiful here! Love how it worked with the stencils. I'll have to try this!

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  23. Love how the new VerDay patina and paint looks on handmade books. This is a great demo...thanks for sharing your technique!

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  24. i love the results you got with that paint.

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  25. great idea! love the outcome. Need to get me some of these paints!

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  26. Oh, Wow! That's exactly what I said when I saw your projects! Fabulous!

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  27. Books are a favorite for me! I would love to try this amazing method to make book covers!! Fun, fun, fun.

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  28. These are really interesting book covers. I haven't done any in awhile and your post is making me itchy, very itchy! Thank you!

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  29. I LOVE VerDay paints! Can't wait to try them with stencils! Love your beautiful journals!

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  30. Love how those metal paints look and love your book covers! those are awesome!
    ~Ginny K.~

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  31. LOVE your beautiful journals! I'd LOVE to win 1 of those journals as well!! Hint, Hint!!
    The VerDay paints look so primitive & like -- well - rusty pipes!! :)
    Thanks for sharing,
    sapps2luv (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  32. The books are fab and I think the paints are great. I will need to buy some for my books and mixed media projects.

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  33. Great project! Your books are very cool! Great stencils and I love the patina effects. Looks like another technique I'm just going to have to try.

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  34. wow! What awesome examples! Love the book covers!

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  35. Love rusty words! jill (at) jillholmes (dot me)

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  36. What a fun project. Love the books.

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  37. LOVE how you've used the products and the books you've made!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!

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  38. Really amazing... they look so professional. And I know everyone would ask me how I did it! And this technique looks so much more complicated than it is. Great info. And thank you!

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  39. Amazing depth of color. Love these new products, can't wait to try them. I would love to win these. I make lots of tags and this product would be great for the texture look along with the stencils. Thank you for the instructions on your project

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  40. Super process... I love this look and I bet, feel, of those books. Great job!

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  41. These paints give some wonderful effects.

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  42. Love the books! I love making books so this project really interested me. I love the product too. Thanks for sharing!
    Sunmoongal (at) me (dot) com

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  43. Your layers are fabulous… I love the rusted, old world look those paints provide. I may have to rush out and get some. Thanks for sharing your lovely work !

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  44. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the examples yesterday was hand bound books. WOW! Your examples show just how. great the VerDay paints and patina can be--your creations are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration! ann_choate(at)yahoo(dot com)

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  45. Great project! Love your books.

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  46. What superb journals you've made! I love the way the VerDay works with stencils!

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  47. What amazing ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. SO many adorable books and great results! Love what you created Janet!

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  49. These are GREAT! Love how you used fabric and VerDay for the bindings

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  50. Janet, thank you so much for your beautiful books. I also love bookmaking.

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  51. These books turned out fabulous! Thanks for the idea.

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  52. Wow!! I absolutely LOVE, love, LOVE what you did with your beautiful books! So inspirational! I can't wait to get my hands on some of that verday paint!!

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  53. Your books are wondeerful -- thanks for the inspiration.

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  54. These are really spectacular. Love the surface you created here!

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  55. These book covers look fantastic. Again, I am going to have a lot of fun playing with these products. Thank you.
    suzschultz23 (at) aol (dotcom)

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  56. Your books look Awesome! Now I really want to try these Verday paints. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. They're awesome looking books!! Great job!!

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  58. Absolutely beautiful work and products.

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  59. stunning work! Really loving how versatile this is.

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  60. Your journal covers are breathtaking!!! I love your style!

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  61. I love how you used these paints. I would really like to try this out.

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  62. Books to die for! What an easy way to get metallic effects. Thanks for all the info.

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  63. All that texture-lovely! And the books are wonderful.

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  64. oooo I love how they came out, wonderful journals & great stencils & yes the VerDay looks very fun

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  65. Love your projects. You did a beautiful job with my paints.
    Cheryl

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  67. What a great idea for book covers! And such a generous giveaway! My email is shamhat208 (at) yahoo

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  68. Just love these! The Blues are amazing

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  69. These books are GORGEOUS, Janet! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! They make me swoon! :)

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  70. The damask with the Verday was genius! Love it.

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  71. These are beautiful books! I love the color combinations you chose, especially with that awesome rust patina.

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  72. How much fun is this - your covers turned out fabulous. Would love to win some of these goodies and try this out for myself.

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  73. these wee books are lovely! I like that the paints can go on so many different mediums.

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  74. Oh I can't wait to try these.....I have so many ideas already.

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  75. I think those rusty elements are super.
    ginny (dot) stiles at gmail (dot) com

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  76. What a great reminder to work en masse in order to really explore the medium. Love what you've created. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  77. WOW!!!!!! who doesnt love books??? you did an incredible job with all your creations. it looks like this product adds shimmer and shine to everything. i have never seen them before and sure would love to give them a try. wishing and hoping

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  78. your books look fabulous! I'd love to make books like this!

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  79. Beautiful books, they are so great! I love these paints.

    tentacionesdepapel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. I covet your books! Can't wait to try the paint and stencils. ~Denise

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  81. Those book covers are fab; thanks for sharing.

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