I'm so happy to be joining Jessica Sporn in a blog hop featuring one of her designs for Stencil Girl Products. Today I'm using the Borders stencil along with Natasha May, Maria McGuire, Maggie Nemetz, and Judy Shea.
You might wonder if I used the right stencil at first glance, because I didn't use it as a border at all... I chose to use one section repeatedly and randomly across the pages to add interest and texture to my background.
I started by adhering bits of leftover 6X6 Basic Grey papers to a spread in my Dyan Reaveley art journal, and then added layers of Distress Paints. After the blues dried, I dry brushed white in places, and it looked like this:
Next I used a makeup wedge to sponge white paint in places through the Borders stencil:
I used more stencils in the background before pulling out some extra large Donna Downey stamps (Delicate Flowers measures 8" and the word 'dream' measures 4") and inking them with a mix of Archival ink and Distress Paints. I love that the DD stamps are sized so well to fit the DR journal.
I added tiny stickers to spell 'big' and heat set the sentiment below with clear embossing powder:
Washi tape down the middle, more stencils and paint all around:
I really enjoyed using Jessica's Border stencil this way. She has a fabulous collection out with Stencil Girl. Be sure to see her blog and visit the other people in the hop.
Simon Says Stamp and Show is looking for participants to use a stamp they love but don't regularly use, and for this project I chose a small delicate flower from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 (She Created Art) line. It fits in perfectly as filler between the XL Donna Downey stamps.
Thank you for stopping by!