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here's how I got started...
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

March studio 490 make art challenge...

Kim, our hostess,

I like that she kept it wide open...
she simply said...


our sponsor this month 
is Heidi from Simon Says Stamp...

she's offering a $25.00 gift certificate 
to her store...
Kim will choose a random winner 
from one of our
 challenge participants...

THANKS HEIDI!

I decided to treat myself to some play time & join the challenge...
so I have an art journal page to share...

I started with the archival ink/rubbing alcohol technique to create a background on a manila art journal page...

I used tea rose & sky blue...

here's the starting point, after I dried the inks...


I gave myself a time limit, 
because there's LOTS on my TO*DO list...
and without a limit, I could play with one page all day...
seriously!

I set the timer at just 45 minutes!

 I had to extend it to an hour because
I decided to add embossing paste, so that needed the extra 15 minutes to dry...

I used 5 stencils...
can you spot them?


to create the green embossing paste, I put some white embossing paste into the Mix & Store jar & added 2 drops of
the fern green archival reinker & mixed it up with a palette knife to create a green paste...
you can make the color as dark or as light as you'd like, depending on the amount of reinker you add...

then it was simple to spread the green paste thru the wreath stencil...

the Mix & Store jars are great 
because there is NO clean up, NO wasted paste and it stays fresh & ready to go...

like the name says...

it's super convenient to have colored paste ready & I LOVE that we can make the paste any color we choose...

the embossing paste adds very little bulk to the page, but creates just the right amount of dimension & interest...

and FYI...
incase you were wondering...

the paste won't crack or pop off if the page is flexed...

here's a hint on the first stencil I used...

this set of stencils & masks is so useful...
I laid the mask (the solid shape) in position on my page, then pressed the new tiles background stamp right over the mask, onto the page...
the mask protects the background and allows the stamping to be all around the outside of the mask...

when it was time to add the stripes, I used the stencil (open area) to protect the area OUTSIDE  the shrine...

so the stripes are only INSIDE the shrine...

SERIOUSLY LOVE this 

they work to easily create spotlights on cards, art journal pages and are fun for scrapbooks/mini books too...

I hope you're inspired to pull out

you'll find it here...

now it's time to

make art!
wendy
ps...

WAIT...
did you spot 5 stencils?

name all 5 stencils that I used...
just leave your entry in 
the comment section of this post...
and I'll send a little something to a random entry that has the 5 correct stencils listed...
good luck!

# 5 is a little tricky...
but I KNOW you can do it!

18 comments:

SusanK said...

Very nice! (1) 4 spotlight frames, (2) Dots & Stripes Border, (3) Old Ledger, (4) Chrysanthemum (bird), and (5) Yikes Stripes. I can see I *need* to get that spotlight stencil set!

Dorothy said...

that is beautiful Wendy!
Here is what I think I saw...
Spotlight
yikes stripes
vintage quilt
chrysanthemum
checkmate

jezebel said...

Really nice!!

The stencils you used are:
Wreath
Spotlight shrine, both inside and outside
Stripes
Old ledger
Bird from chrysanthemum SiSi
Pretty little posies

Huh...that's six and you asked for five. Oh well, call me an over-achiever!! I'm drooling on the funkie junkies site, lusting over what I HAVE to have or I might cease to exist....

stamping sue said...

1. spotlight frame - shrine
2. yikes...stripes
3.old ledger
4.pretty posies
5. bird

I like the way your project came out using all the stencils and stamps.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

Cool page!
I'm going with these stencils:
wreath
stripes
antique quilt
the little pink flowers
the bird!

Wilma said...

beautiful! I give it a try....
yikes...stripes
vintage quilt
old ledger
four spotlight frames and masks
chrysanthemum.

Rea' said...

WOW, WOW, and WOW again !!! This is beautiful ... I think you got me though... but I'm going to guess
Old ledger
Four spotlight
For the holidays
Yipes stripes
Little Bits
Ummm... that bird Chrysanthenman, but that's six ... you got me !

Corissa Freeman said...

Spotlight
yikes stripes
Old ledger
Bird from chrysanthemum SiSi
Pretty little posies


That was a hard one. I hope I am right!

Jean Dunning said...

Ok, I think old ledger,for the holidays, chrysanthemum, add a stencil, and yikes...stripes.
Very cool combo, love the finished look.

Charlene Lebel said...

Hi Wendy it's me again, Charlene.
I think I have the stencils this time. In my previous post I said tiles background and that's a stamp. So here goes: Spotlight Shrine,
Wreath, Stripes, Add a Stencil and Bird.
I hope I got it right this time.
Take Care,
Charlene

Amante del Papel said...

I crossd my fingers 1) 4 spotlight frames, (2) Dots & Stripes Border, (3) Old Ledger, (4) Chrysanthemum (bird), and (5) Yikes Stripes

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful page. I'm new to your blog and products, so I'm afraid I can't honestly answer the question (unless I peek at the previous comments)!

Marilyn C. said...

The 5 stencils used are: spotlight frame, yikes-stripes, vintage quilt, wreath & bow from the Merry Christmas set and the bird from chrysanthemum set. Wish me luck!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is gorgeous. I love the layers of stencilling.

Linda Knox said...

wreath stencil, spotlight shrine mask, spotlight shrine frame, yipes stripes. Great project and thanks for the inspiration.

Jean said...

This is so pretty! Love the way you did the wroding!


1. spotlight frame - shrine
2. yikes...stripes
3.old ledger
4.pretty posies
5. bird

Debbie A said...

Absolutely beautiful journal page.

My guess is:

1. Yikes Stripes Stencil
2.For the holidays SISI-used both the Bow & Wreath Stencil
3. Spotlight Frames & Masks-Shrine Stencil
4.Pretty little Posies SISI flower stencil
5. Chrysanthemum SISI for the bird stencil.

Sandy said...

Yikes stripes
Wreath (for the holidays)
Frames and mask shrine
Chrysanthemum
Pretty little posies