Well, it’s my turn again to test out one of Jessica Sporn’s new stencils called Starry Night by Stencil Girl Products. This time around, I used the stencil creating two pieces. I didn’t start out thinking I would do two, but it just seemed to fall into place that way.
PART 1 – First, I’ll show you my collage. I took Bristol Paper and made a paste of Super Heavy Gesso and Hansa Yellow Medium acrylic paint by Golden. Then I used the stencil to push the yellow paste through it onto the paper. Let dry.
Now, let’s start collaging. I added some lace ribbon down the left side and then did a leaf stencil with the heavy gesso on the bottom right.
I had put some of the same stencil on other cardstock (as you’ll see in my next project), painted it blue and ripped it, and put gold leaf pen on ripped section then put down the right side. Now, I’m adding more papers and fabric and end with one of my polymer clay “bellishments”; I chose Mr. Moon. Here’s how it developed
I pounced some titan buff acrylic paint through some dry wall tape. Love the dots.
Added some rhinestones on the pink paper; fabric under Mr. Moon. Store bought embellishment on top of the gold embossed paper. Made the embellishment a flower with lace stem and magazine paper leaves. Added another “bellishment” at the bottom right. I like the orange contrast with the rest of the collage.
PART 2 – Handmade Journal
I started out with other 1/2 of the Bristol Paper from my collage. I used my palette knife and spread extra heavy gesso all over it and let it dry. I love the texture this gesso leaves.
Then I took Ultramarine Blue acrylic paint by Golden and scraped it on the gessoed paper with a old credit card. Just look at that texture. It almost looks 3D. Just beautiful for any texture queen. Click on the pictures for a closer look. Hard to believe it’s just a piece of paper. My daughter thought it looked like denim.
Then I took the same yellow paste I made above with the heavy gesso and the yellow acrylic paint and used a palette knife to push the paste through the Starry Night stencil. Helloooo.. is this cute or what?
I took Liquid Laminate and brushed a layer over the entire page to give it a shine and strength. You’ll notice that I only covered 1/2 of the page. Once the laminate dried, I took some lace paper and put a few of my favorite spirals on the back then took a black sharpie pen and outlined the stars and swirls. See the shine?
I took Wausau paper (cardstock like) that I got at an office supply store and made one signature of 5 pages. I ripped around the edges for two reasons.. one to make them smaller than the cover pages and two, to give them a roughed up
Now, it’s time to sew the pages and cover together. As I told you in my last post, I am not a journal maker. This is basic in one hole and out the other sewing. I used black wax thread. Then I sewed one of my polymer clay buttons to the cover. Sprayed some Dylusions Ink to the front and back covers pounced some titan buff paint through the stencil and
called it done. Badda Bing.. Badda Boom!
Front and back cover
Well, that was fun. I’ve never been sad doing art.
Check out Jessica’s post this week test driving her stencil. Then go check out my partners in stencil crime, Maggie Nemetz and Revlie Schuit and see what they did with the Starry Night Stencil. Here are the Stencil Test Drive players: