All this week members of both design teams have been sharing their creative projects
Please click on ALL the blogs on the hop list at the end of this post
to see their inspiring projects and to leave comments for the grand prize drawing!
If you have been following all week, you are here at the last project.
But if you're starting here at the end, please go back and catch up on all the great fun earlier this week.
For my project, a cute little art journal was made with Eileen's
Sizzix Mini Album die, a favorite of mine.
Click here to see the steps for constructing this quick and simple version,
using wallpaper and baker's twine, made while I was enduring this last fast-paced month of construction in my new painting studio.
The journal pages in the mini album were cut from white Bristol paper
with Eileen's album die to be the same size as the journal cover.
On these pages, I used two StencilGirl stencils in layers:
Happily, the 6" leaves stencil is just a little larger than the 5+1/2" die-cut page,
allowing the design to float gently off the edges.
Using a Copic marker (YG03), I filled in the leaves with quick strokes
to allow for some natural shading.
Then, keeping the stencil in place, I highlighted with more Copic markers
(YG61, B00, and Y17) on the tips of the leaves.
It's really easy to fit the Copic brush tip in the small areas of the stencil.
Next, to add some depth to the overall leaf pattern,
I laid the leafy areas of the Garden Swirl Stencil over top,
outlining the stencil shapes with a Derwent Metallic colored pencil
(Green 91- looks blue), then lightly coloring in where the stencil was solid.
Because this was to be a background for writing,
I faded the colored pencil more by slightly erasing it, leaving the faint metallic imprint.
I know, erasing is not much fun. But if you listen to some blues guitar, you can better
get in the rhythm of this little life challenge. :)
Now the pages were ready for doodling and writing encouraging reminders to myself as I slowly move into my new studio space.
You may have to enlarge the photos to better see the effect of the penciled stencil in the background.
To see another mini album made using Eileen's Craffiti barn wood and flower wreath stamps, which I sampled when they were first released, please click here.
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Winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 26.
Today's Blog Hop Order
StencilGirl Talk (see days 1-5)
Pam Keravuori (you are here)