Wednesday, June 17, 2015

StencilGirl and ArtQuest Hop

Hi Stencil Lovers! 
StencilGirl has partnered with USArtQuest 
to bring you a great Hop this week..... and today is Day 3.....
Have you been to the USArtQuest website and seen all they have to offer?
So many How-to Videos and information..... along with So Many Products!

 I want to show you some things I did with Mini Prills and PPA.
So what IS a Mini Prill? Here is what they remind me of......

Think Donut Holes....but smaller...Bead Holes.......(but don't eat them)
Tiny little great colors.
Great texture.
Very versatile.

And what, you ask, is PPA?
Perfect Paper Adhesive, of course.
A fabulous glue.
I like that it is water-soluble when wet BUT water-resistant when dry.

I used two stencils on this Daily cover......
The May 2015 StencilClub middle sized stencil and
one of Rae Missigman's 4x4 stencils called  Repetition.

I used a thin spread of modeling paste through parts of the Club Stencil
and just started coloring areas with Neocolor II Crayons and paints.
I kept adding layers of colors till I was happy with the look.

Then I laid down Rae's Repetition Stencil...
just because I love that dotted pattern.

I added my number 21 with paint first......
because I number my Dailies and that is what's next...
Then I laid the PPA glue down and poured the Mini Prills on top.
I ended up with a double layer
because I wanted it to be densely filled.
I just liked that look.

Then I added the Mini Prills in different colors to other areas of the cover.
It was fun to do.

But I am not done playing with Mini Prills yet!

I repurposed this old art journal cover from years ago......
It was an all over stamping of a cardboard tube....
which ended up kind of boring.
I gessoed over the design, still letting it peek through a bit....
Then poured my PPA glue on a palette and used a sponge 
to daub it through Terri Stegmiller's Bold Flower Stencil.
I laid those Mini Prills on pretty thick again.
When everything was dry I coated the bead design
with another layer of the PPA glue.
 I don't know if it was required.... but what it did was encase 
the whole design in a protective seal.  

I love how that experiment turned out.
I used colored pencils and markers and pens to shade in around it.
The texture is fabulous.

And then my favorite project with these Mini Prills....
Grand Baby #2 is due to arrive this fall.
I made an art journal devoted to the journey of her arrival and first months.

The cover for this book was so much fun to do!
Pink and teal...obviously.....
Mismatched chipboard letters...glued down.....gessoed over...
Clustered Triangles, another 4x4 Rae Missigman Stencil,
was used as texture by spreading a thin layer of Matte Gel.

I drew the flower....painted and shaded all around....
Using paints and markers
 I used DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze over top of the white BABY letters.
That turned out to be a nice surprise! 
The Mini Prills inside those letters was the perfect touch! 
I lightly added some aqua Mini Prills to the center area of the flower too.

Am I overdoing it with these "baby photos"? 
Ha! Seriously! I LOVE how this turned out! 

And I can't get enough of the awesome texture these Mini Prills give!

So there you go! 
Thanks to Susan Pickering Rothamel and USArtQuest 
for supplying the SG Team with these great products!

Check out Maria McGuire's blog today to see what project she has created.

Happy Arting!


  1. I love your projects! The Mini Prills remind me of donut sprinkles or Pop Rocks :)

  2. As you know I have seen these photos quite a few times already....but I could sit here forever and look at your YUMMY YUMMY covers. You rocked the Prills!!!!

  3. These are awesome! I love your journal covers, and such a great idea to use the sponge and stencil with the PPA - I never thought of that! Beautiful!

  4. So much texture- your covers are over the moon amazing!

  5. Wonderful pieces. You got such beautiful effects. Loving it. Congrats on the new grand baby too.

  6. Fantastic all, but I have a soft spot for the baby cover, too! Just beautiful.

  7. Love the texture and dimension!

  8. OK too much fun. Great textures.

  9. The range of colours and the clever names make those pills even more fun. Your products turned out well!

  10. Your projects are wonderful-most especially the Baby Journal. I agree that the crackly finish and the prills added a great deal. Well done!

  11. What fun!!!! I have never seen those Prills before!! Love all the texture and fun you did with using these guys! Gonna have to check them out! LOL

  12. I love the mini prills. I haven't seen them before! Looks kind of like glass bead gell.

  13. You've made me fall in love with the prills!

  14. I love that you used pills, I have never even heard of them.

  15. Love the prills. they make a unique embellishment. The raised aspect of them is fun and interesting.
    they would work on my greeting cards as well.
    thanks for sharing

  16. The mini prills are super cool. And I loved the baby book.

  17. Very nice!! It looks like you can eat it, looks like candy! :D

  18. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing what you did with the Mini Prills. I've never used them before, and I have to try this!

  19. Love the Prills and what you did with them!

  20. I like the way you used the prills, especially in the word, Baby...bea

  21. I have to say I love those little mini prills - awesome fun way to add texture.

  22. Love the puffy look with the Prills!

  23. Love your use of the mini Prills, need to try them myself

  24. Love this piece. All the textures, the mini prill and crackle are beautiful

  25. I love all of your projects. They are so rich with color! Love the mini prills! I'm going to have to get those! They are so much fun.

  26. Prills are definitely in my future. They look addicting.

  27. WOW! These turned out so awesome!!! I love the BABY one. The crackled letters are so cool.

  28. I love your projects, Janet! Those prills…they are so cool! Thank you for sharing!!

  29. Those pills are the neatest little things. I love learning about products. You did a great job showing how they can be used. Both projects are awesome. I especially loved how you renewed that journal cover. Thanks for sharing. (((HUGS))) KIMMIE
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  30. Those pills are the neatest little things. I love learning about products. You did a great job showing how they can be used. Both projects are awesome. I especially loved how you renewed that journal cover. Thanks for sharing. (((HUGS))) KIMMIE
    thehogan7 (@) gmail (.) com

  31. I am loving these projects! THese prills are wonderful!

  32. love the textures with these new products

  33. Those prills look wonderful! What texture. I want to touch that! Super cute baby cover.

  34. your work with mini prills is amazing

  35. I really liked how used used he PPA -thanks for the great ideas!

  36. Hi Janet
    Popped over here from Stencil Girl regarding her give a way but boy by looking at your blog, not regretting it!! I love it when a crfafy-artist introduces a new product (new to me at least) these tiny beads, At first I thought it was G=Flower Soft. Great work. :)

  37. Super demo and project!!! Thanks!

  38. Love that lettering and he texture of it! It gives such a nice effect!

  39. Love your textured areas. Makes me want to touch.

  40. Love!! The mini prills texture is so unique.

  41. Love the journal covers, especially the crackle effect over the letters!

  42. Nice! I have never seen prills used before this blog hop. Thank you for your beautiful projects to inspire me.

  43. I like how you have used the mini prills in the letters. I've been wanting to do a canvas and they may just be the thing to add to it.

  44. Such a huge amount of layering and colors! Just terrific!!!

  45. Fun Fun Fun! Loving the layers and colors!

  46. Janet! I love love love your textures and those pink "donut holes" but smaller are the bonb!!

    1. that was supposed to read..the bomb! heehee

  47. Love the prills. Can't wait to try them out.

  48. Such a great idea using the prills. I saw them at a scrapbook show lately and passed them up. So so sorry I did. I will make sure I get some soon and use your inspiration to create my own page. Thank You.

  49. Wow this is so amazing, I love the textures you used..... I'm a beginner & I am in awe of all of you!!! You're all so amazing, I would love to win so I can create some art of my own!! <3

  50. Love the "Baby" one, the colours and the use of the Mini Prills, they do remind me of pop rocks. Mini donut holes :) cute.

  51. I love the effects that the mini prills have on your project! It makes it stand out in unique ways! Thanks for sharing with us!