Friday, December 23, 2016

PaperArtsy and StencilGirl Together!


Welcome to another StencilGirl Hop with PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps.
Oh Wait a minute! 
Maybe it's a PaperArtsy Hop with the StencilGirl team participating!
It doesn't matter! I am just glad I was introduced to these great rubber stamps!
I chose the Eclectica (Ellen Vargo) 06 Circles.
I wanted them for the texture and interest they will add to my Daily pages and my Planner,
as well as any art journal page or painting I can conjure.


One of the first things I did when I received my package from 
PaperArtsy was to pull out tissue paper and deli paper and stamp the images.
I suppose you will notice I ordered a few other stamps too!
I just put them all out there on the tissue paper!


I wanted to see how they stamped...and I will use some later in the project....


If you follow along with my art journey, you will know I like to make books.
So here goes a couple more books!
I stamped one of the PaperArtsy stamps right through the X's.


Then I used the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints in guacamole.
Much more translucent so you can see the layers in there.


When I was happy with how my backgrounds looked I added a focal image....
I knew some of the Be Brave line of stencils from Maria McGuire
would make perfect titles for some of my handmade books.
Live Your Beautiful Life and Tell Your Story were my picks for these.



I played until I liked the outcome....


Then I painted and stamped the inside covers of the books 
in the same 2 paint colors as well...
I LOVE these 'cheerios'!



And the book making begins.
I used a simple long stitch for my bookbinding.


Google it if you want to know the details.
It's one of the easier binding methods.




My last touch is to use matte medium 
to glue strips of the stamped tissue paper (from the very beginning step)
onto the white bookbinding tape...



Then I lightly laid a wash of the Guacamole Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint 
over the binding to carry through the whole color scheme.


Lovely!
There you go.
Two new art journals!


I love how they turned out.
Thanks again to PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps for inviting the SG team to hop along with them!

One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a £50 Gift Certificate for PaperArtsy!!

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!
(One comment per blog please.)

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



Did I mention the awesome packaging from PaperArtsy? 
Love it!
Happy Holidays and Happy Arting!

111 comments:

  1. Loving all that tissue paper stamping, great project xx

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  2. fabulous tissue stamping, and love your journals.

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  3. Great books, love the idea, great colours and great just the one focal point full of colour. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The cover is so yummy. Love the colors and stamping. Thanks for sharing

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  5. I like tge way you coloured in your "titles".and oooh, that blue!

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  6. What a fun presentation...all the elements are great, and you really pulled them together...Thank you!

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  7. I love book making and these 2 are so cute! Great job!

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  8. What beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing your process!
    Wishing you a very happy and blessed Christmas season!

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  9. Gorgeous books ..... love the stamped tissue paper too xx

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  10. Love these! I just bought those stencils, and the more I see of that stamp line, the more I WANT :)

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  11. Love your choice of stencils and colours and the tissue stamping looks fab Xx

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  12. Inspiring project, I love your choice of colors

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  13. That blue is fabulous, what an inspiration!

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  14. What a lovely project. Love how everything went together. Lx

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  15. I have some of these stamps. It's nice to see how you use them in your projects.

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  16. Great project, Great stamps, love the blue ! Have a Merry Christmas !

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  17. I like everything about your piece, and I wish a beautiful life for everyone, Merry Christmas

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  18. Very cool and artistic! Great binding! Merry Christmas, Autumn

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  19. Just hopped across from the PA blog - what a splendid project - love the way you built up colour and stamping - FAB

    Seasons Greetings

    Kathyk

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  20. Fabulous layers and textures in these beautiful books! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step guide to your creative process - the end-result is amazing!

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  21. Love the grungy layered stamping, and the fab doodle words.
    Alison x

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  22. Those books came together so very awesomely! Thanks for sharing your process!

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  23. These are amazing! Love the colors, and all the layers!

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  24. Your book covers are beautiful. I particularly love the colour combinations. Than you for sharing!

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  25. I really like the way you did those central elements. And I love the colors, too!

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  26. Great use of the paints and stencils! Nice journals.
    joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  27. Beautiful projects. Love the colours xx

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  28. Great covers, I like how you went a little crazy stamping on deli/tissue papers

    Merry Christmas

    Sally

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  29. Oh my gosh, Janet! Your books are so gorgeous!!
    I am SO happy you are an artist on the hop with us!
    You are such an inspiration!! xoxo

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  30. Such a wonderful project and love how you have used all the products. thank you for a great blog hop
    catherine

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  31. What kind of paper do you use in your journals? I love the blue and green color scheme.

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  32. Wow! Beautiful! Love the colours you used! Great way to cover the bookbinding tape!

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  33. Can never have too many journals :)

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  34. Really nice project. So fun to view all the different styles and love the stencils, stamps and paint.

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  35. Lovely project! Very impressed with your binding too...

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  36. Great tissue stamping - love this project!

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  37. I love how this turned out too - great job!

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  38. So much fun hopping along with Paper Artsy and Stencil Girl. My fave two companies!
    suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. wow so crative and arent the stamps great, hard to resist them x

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  40. Such great tips and tricks. Thank you.

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  41. I love how they turned out as well! I like the colors as well. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  42. Great covers. Love how you used the stencils and stamps.

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  43. You make me want to get my journal out! Thank you!

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  44. Eclectica has such cool stamps and they worked nicely with this project.

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  45. Great use of these new stencils for focal images!

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  46. Wow! I wish the books were the prize. Just gorgeous.
    Poetryqn(at)optonline(dot)net

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  47. These books turned out so fabolous. And the blue color makes it pop. You created two master pieces. Thank you for sharing your art.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

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  48. Wonderful books. The tell your
    story is my favorite I think -
    Love the colors in the circle.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. ok, I am seriously loving those stamps! Tissue paper is a great idea for layering!

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  50. I also love how they turned out!
    ( Annie )

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  51. Great Project...I love making books. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. What a stunning blue, that paint colour is going on my wish list! Love how you used the stamped tissue on the spine over the stitching. Now to check out those yummy stencils!!

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  53. Lovely! Love how you did the focal points they just pop!

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  54. Super journal covers - the stamps and the stencils work so well together and as for the paint - what can I say? Fresco is the paint to go to every time xx

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  55. How wonderful it will be to work in such gorgeous journals.

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  56. Love your bold colors. Your composition is fantastic. Thank you for your inspiration. Merry Christmas. C21claudia@aol.com

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  58. There´s soo much layers! Just love your work! I had typo in my previous comment :)

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  59. gorgeous - love the colours you've used xx

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  60. Love the background and colours. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

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  61. Love your books - I also love to make books and will be checking out your blog further. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  62. I also LOVE how your books turned out!!!!
    Wow, gorgeous work, and thank you for the binding method and step-by-step process, really wonderful!!
    Merry Christmas to you! x

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  63. Oh so beautiful! I love your books Janet!
    Alison xx

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  64. Beautiful books!! And wonderful choices of stamps and stencils to combine together!!

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  65. Making and binding books is a favorite of mine. The stencils and stamps make it go quickly.. The paint is beautiful too!

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  66. Love the backgrounds and your color choices - thank you for the inspiration!

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  67. Great project. Thanks for sharing it.

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  68. Thank you for sharing, looks great!

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  69. LOVE these! Gorgeous stamps and stencils...

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  70. Love it!! I just bought those stencils!!

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  71. Those stamps are awesome!!! Love them paired with that stencil. Thank you for the layering tips!!!

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  72. WOW! I love the use of the fabulous PaperArtsy Fresco paints along with StencilGirl's stamps & stencils on your beautiful journal books! Your attention to details gave this such an interesting texture and pizzaz!

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  73. Love the book. Thanks for the technique tutorials. Loved all the stamps and stencils.

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  74. Oh Janet, this is great. I always love your art. And making journals ISAAC fave of mine!

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  75. Love how you make it look like something other that the stencils and stamps. It all melts together to make a beautiful whole.

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  76. Great projects, love these vibrant colours.

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  77. Love your books. The wordy circles look like little stained glass windows! PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints are perfect for layering with their mix of opaques and translucents so together with Stencil Girl products it's a match made in heaven.

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  78. You make it look so easy! Fun and so colorful.

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  79. stencils & paint & books, oh my! what a wonderful combination!

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  80. Those are great covers! The long stitch is a good choice for journals.

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  81. I'm loving those "Cheerios" too! Great project!

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  82. Love your use of a bright pallet. Thanks for sharing.

    Michelle Smith, MI

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  83. The titles are a perfect choice...

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  84. So pretty! Love these little journals!

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  85. With you book-making looks easy, and attracive! Love the bright color combo and the mix of circles and crosses. Evrything ties so well together! Very creative

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  86. Adorable art journals! I too love to make my own :)

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  87. Wonderful journals. And perfect colour choices. 🙂

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  88. wow. Love your wonderful journals.

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  89. Love the bright happy colours, wonderful! xxx

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  90. Gorgeous books & great layering of stencils & stamps. I think that blue might be my favourite PA paint colour.

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  91. That was a stencil I had overlooked. And those circle/dots stamps. Great job.

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  92. Love everything about this project. Tnose phrase stamps are lovely

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  93. Wow! I like the intense colors, especially the orange and blue. What a great idea to stamp the tissue and deli papers to see how the stamps turned out ahead of time. I liked that you use these papers on the back binding tape. I am interested in the "Eclectica (Ellen Vargo) 06" Circles stamp, as well. Beautiful books!

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  94. Thank you for reminding us to test our tools and how to use the test papers!

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  95. I enjoyed seeing your process. Thanks for sharing!

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