StencilGirl® Squared Off Swap Hop

Stencilgirl Swap Hop

StencilGirl® Squared Off Swap Hop

Hello and welcome! You have arrived at the StencilGirl® Creative Team’s Spectacular Squared-Off Swap Hop.

I swore off hops, swaps, and anything with deadlines, but being the paper-painting-loving FOOL that I am, I couldn’t resist this one.

Papers and ripping
The papers I received, swoon!

Here’s the deal. You had to paint up 4 squares of paper and mail them into the Lovely She-who-keeps-StencilGirl-a-well-oil-machine, Carol Baxter. She swapped them up, and mailed them back out.

The only instruction — CREATE!

I was blessed with papers from Kristen Peterson, Sumla & Aditi Mahajon, Belen Sotelo, and Louise Nelson. They were great – a mix of textures and colors. I was very thankful for the graphic black & white piece.

As an avoid paper-person, I also cannot pass up purchasing little notebooks when I trip across them. Hmmm. Paper + Notebook = Perfect Project!.

Stencilgirl papers
Notebooks and Gel Medium

Using my handy-dandy metal ruler to rip the papers into rectangles and squares, I then adhered them randomly to the journal using Gel Medium (a little heavier because of the heavy texture and weight of some of the papers.)

Love the numbers and this delicious Deli Paper print.

A trick to integrating these papers together is to use a transparent spray and/or paint to unify the piece a bit. I used Walnut spray first and then a little Golden Fluid Acrylic paint to achieve that goal.

stencilgirl papers
Integration and Grunge paste through a stencil

Using StencilClub Stencil from June 2018, Habicht, I applied some of Paper Artsy’s Grunge Paste with a handy Yellow Scraper. Once dry, I sprayed and painted to integrate the texture into the journal a bit.

Next, I took a white pen to bring a few highlights back to the front of the journal. Finally, I dug into my stash of beads, buttons, strings, cord, and Sari Ribbon to create a fun tableau on the binding. Voila! Big fun!

The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have a chance to win one of four $25 gift certificates for stencils from StencilGirl® Products. Comment by May 3, 2019. Winner notified by email May 6th.
 
Dots2Lines, Aditi & Sunila Mahajan
Natalie May   
Trena Brannon
Sandee Setliff
Kristin Peterson
Tina Walker
Claudia Neubacher
Katie Lamb
Jill McDowell
Kristin Williams
Debi Adams
Silvia Souza
Cheetarah Cheeda
Louise Nelson
50 Comments
  • Rituparna

    April 30, 2019at9:50 am Reply

    Wow….such a gorgeous project you made with this papers,love the stenciling,colouring…thanks for sharing

    Hugs
    Rituparna

  • Joyce E Mahl

    April 29, 2019at4:17 pm Reply

    Love your project! thanks for sharing!

  • Annette Reed

    April 29, 2019at1:21 pm Reply

    What a great cover! I love the tableau on the binding.

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:30 pm Reply

      Thank you, Annette!

  • DJ Doss

    April 29, 2019at7:44 am Reply

    What a fun swap. You were right to join in. Love your book and the way you incorporated those lovey and inspiring pieces of paper.

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:30 pm Reply

      Thanks, DJ!

    • Laurie

      April 30, 2019at9:29 pm Reply

      What a pretty little book!

  • donna joy

    April 28, 2019at4:05 pm Reply

    love everything about this! the colors/textures are scrumptious!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:29 pm Reply

      OH, thank you Donna!

  • Arlene Mraz

    April 28, 2019at11:01 am Reply

    Color magic…..Artist to Artist….that’s where it’s “ART”…….mraz

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:29 pm Reply

      Love that, Arlene! xoxo

  • Kathleen Hartley

    April 28, 2019at10:50 am Reply

    Love these!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:29 pm Reply

      Thanks, Kathleen!

  • Rochelle J

    April 27, 2019at8:13 pm Reply

    Love you book. Love the colors!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:29 pm Reply

      Thank you, Rochelle!

  • Linda Plyler

    April 27, 2019at6:23 pm Reply

    Love your use of numbers and bold colors

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:29 pm Reply

      Thanks, Linda!

  • Denise Bryant

    April 27, 2019at5:48 pm Reply

    Enjoying the Squared-Off Swap Hop! Awesome notebooks! Love the covers and the embellishments!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:29 pm Reply

      So glad you are enjoying it, Denise! Thank you!

  • Ellie M

    April 27, 2019at3:55 pm Reply

    Gorgeous book! Love all the ribbon!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:28 pm Reply

      Thank you, Ellie!

  • JB

    April 27, 2019at10:33 am Reply

    Such gorgeous colors!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:28 pm Reply

      Right?!?! I got great papers in the Swap!

  • Peggy Newham

    April 27, 2019at8:34 am Reply

    So lovely and so creative! One day I hope to be able to do awesome pieces like this. Thank you for sharing how you did this.

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:28 pm Reply

      It’s easy peasy, Peggy! Go for it!

  • Katie Lamb

    April 27, 2019at5:11 am Reply

    This is beautiful

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:27 pm Reply

      Thank you, Katie!!

  • Rachel Bell

    April 26, 2019at11:56 pm Reply

    Oh, the colors are dreamy! You created masterpieces! ~Rachel

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:27 pm Reply

      Awww, thank you Rachel!

  • Tina Walker

    April 26, 2019at6:50 pm Reply

    Yes! Books! Always love stenciled books!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:27 pm Reply

      Yes, mam, Tina! xoxox

  • Cathy Frailey

    April 26, 2019at4:38 pm Reply

    Wow! Great project and use of the papers! Cfrailey64(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:27 pm Reply

      Thank you, Cathy! It was so fun, I turned it into a class!

  • Mary Holshouser

    April 26, 2019at4:13 pm Reply

    Fabulous. Love the bits and bobs
    that made the hanging for the
    outside of the book. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:26 pm Reply

      Thank you, Mary! The bits and bobs are the fun part, aren’t they?

  • Kelly Parker

    April 26, 2019at1:25 pm Reply

    WOW!! love this little book, one of these days i am going to take a class with you!!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:26 pm Reply

      I look forward to that, Kelly! Thank you!

  • Linda Gibbons

    April 26, 2019at1:09 pm Reply

    Wonderful little notebooks. I love them too and can’t resist buying when I see them.

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:25 pm Reply

      Right, Linda!?!?!

  • Tracy

    April 26, 2019at10:55 am Reply

    Love all these bright beautiful colors!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at3:25 pm Reply

      Thank you, Tracy!

  • Terry ONeill

    April 26, 2019at10:52 am Reply

    What a colorful and fun journal cover – great job using – and integrating – those papers!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at4:12 pm Reply

      Thank you, Terry!

  • Jean Marmo

    April 26, 2019at8:16 am Reply

    Such a lovely journal! What a fun and creative hop!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at4:12 pm Reply

      Thank you, Jean!

  • Kristin Peterson

    April 26, 2019at8:10 am Reply

    Loving this!! Very nice! and your beads- perfect!

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at4:12 pm Reply

      Thank you, Kristin! Great name btw! 🙂

  • SHARI CZERWINSKI

    April 26, 2019at7:35 am Reply

    Love the colorful journal cover! Lovely inspiration TFS

    • Kristin Williams

      April 29, 2019at4:13 pm Reply

      Thank you, Shari!

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