Thursday, 14 December 2017

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies & Stencil Girl Blog Hop

Hello blog friends!
Today I am very excited to be participating in a blog hop with 
One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Emerald Creek!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Tuesday, December 19th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, December 20th.

Now lets get to my project.
I created an art journal page - there are lots of layers and yummy textures.

I started with a sheet of kraft mixed media paper from the Dylusions Large Journal and sprayed Distress Spray Stain through the Be Free stencil.

Next I added some torn paper pieces from an old book. I adhered these with matte medium & dried it completely before moving on to the next layer.

My next step was to add some acrylic paint with a brayer - leaving some white space.

After making sure the paint was dry I added molding paste through the Corrugated Lines 
& Urban Insiders stencils. I left this to dry on it own. I love how the Distress Stains seep up through the paste as it dries.

After the molding paste was completely dry I added some gesso by dry brushing on - just in random spots. I them brayered on some purple acrylic paint over the molding paste to highlight it a bit.
To create my focal point I applied some Black Soot Distress Oxide through the Swallows stencils on to a piece of white cardstock. I then cut these out to use on my journal page.

I then pressed my Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide pad across the Urban Insiders stencil, spritzed with some water then laid it over cardstock. I did this a few times because I wasn't sure how many I wanted to use. Once these were dry I tore them out and inked the edges.

I used the Be Free stencil for the main part of my page.
First I fixed the stencil to a piece of cardstock then applied some Distress Oxide through the stencil with a blending tool. 

Next I used the mask of the stencil to add Black Soot Distress Oxide for the letters.
To fill in the white spaces left by the stencil I used my water brush. I then trimmed this out.

Now back to my page - I sprinkled some Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powders randomly over the page and heated it from underneath.
Next I assembled the pieces of my focal point and adhered them with white glue.

One last step to finish page - I added some Wilted Violet & Black Soot Distress Oxide to the edges.
My page is now complete and ready to be added to my art journal.

Be sure to check out the designers from Day 1 of our blog hop and leave 
your comments for a chance to win the giveaway!
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  1. Julia, your page is absolutely beautiful and in my favorite colors!!
    I was checking out your stencil pad tools, are these dowels? What a way clever idea! I may have to borrow it!
    I love EC embossing powders and LOVE the way you used them here- they are just the best-right?
    thanks so much for sharing your steps! ")
    Jackie xx

  2. Grungy to the max! And that purple is all energy!!! This is a really cool layout and the scattered EP really sets up the dynamics with the corrugated lines. Love it all! ~Rachel Bell bellbrzs (at) cox (dot) net

  3. Love the distress inks with embossing power! This project was a-maxing!!

  4. LOVE the colours and composition! FANTASTIC!!!

  5. Wow! Awesome art journaling! Love all the layers and the whole design so much!
    Claudia x

  6. Gorgeous page! I love the pops of yellow! Just beautiful!

  7. Loving the colors Julia! I have been doing some bird art lately and this piece really speaks to me. Beautiful!

  8. This page is stunning. I love your color choices.

  9. Love the layers of purple! Fantastic!

  10. So beautiful, Julia! Wow!
    Love your complementary color combination and sense of movement and poetry in this piece!

  11. I love the ways you used the swooping swallows!

  12. Very beautiful, Julia! Love the embossing powder you used at the end; just makes the whole page look great.

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  14. Vey nice combo of color and texture. Thanks for the tutorial!

  15. Thanks for all the detailed instructions!

  16. Julia, I love this. with so many great stencils I totally missed the corrugated one. That was so cool. and how you used the be free and the birds...! You are amazing!

  17. Thanks for sharing! I didn't know the spray inks could even penetrate molding paste. I'll have to give that technique a go sometime!

  18. Fantastic! Gorgeous colors and design!

  19. Love seeing all the steps to each layer! This is just lovely!

  20. I just love how this all came together. Layering over the embossing powder and heating it from underneath.....I love it.

  21. A beautiful journal page!! You give me something to aspire to!

  22. Oh, the colors! Just love it. Thank you, Julia!

  23. Great page Julia - I love the idea of sprinkling the powder on top and heating from underneath!

  24. Great use of the embossing powder. Lovely.

  25. Love these colors and what you've done with them!

  26. Awesome, Great mix of stencils and embossing powders. I’m loving this Blog Hop.

  27. Great colors and creative use of the powders.

  28. Beautiful dreamy vibe going here. The combination of colors and designs draw me in.

  29. Thanks for giving a break down of what you used and I am lovin' the colors you chose.

  30. Such great colors! Love all that emboss shine

  31. Love the colors.
    The birds flying free gives
    you a sense of movement.
    thanks for sharing.

  32. I love that pretty purple! Fun to see the Distress Oxide inks in use. Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot) org

  33. Oooh ! What a gorgeous creation ! The colours are so beautiful !

  34. thanks for the inspiration!!

  35. Oh so good. I absolutely am in love with the colors you chose for this.

  36. What a great and grungy page for your art journal - love the Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder!

  37. So colorful, creative and fun art journal page. EC embossing powders work so beautifully with the SG stencils.

  38. Such a cool art journal page! Love the colors and combination of stencils! I especially like how the random sprinkling of EP looks on the page!

  39. Really nice page you made. I love the repetition of Be Free and the grunge of the embossing powder

  40. Love the color choices & the swallow Stencil! The layering technique is just fantastic! The embossing power is an added bonus! Just love this!!

  41. Funky! I especially liked the use of stencil + mask to make the focal piece. Thank you for sharing!

  42. Love the textures, especially the corrugated lines stencil. Love the purple, the birds, and the embossed leaves. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Beautiful page, love its brightness !

  44. Beautiful page. I love Distress Oxide inks. Thanks for sharing...


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