Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Art Journal cover by Sandee Setliff

I want my journals to be as pretty on the outside as they are on the inside!
How about you?
Do you like to decorate your covers?

This month StencilGirl Products is collaborating with Canvas Corp Brands 
to show you unique ways to use StencilGirl stencils with a variety of 
Canvas Corp Brands surfaces and Tattered Angels Paint Kits!

My match-ups include:
Rain Stencil designed by Jessica Sporn
 JournalArtista Stacked Books by Paula Phillips
Pen and Ink Stencil designed by Leslie Riley
Canvas Corp
Tattered Angels Calendar Paint System - Spring Flowers
 7gypsies Starter Journal Cover 8.5x11

Home Basics burlap sheets

The first thing I did was load the front cover with the Tattered Angels Baby Blue simply sheer spray. I am very impressed with the canvas thickness in that none of the spray seeped through to the other side.

 Next, I used the Tattered Angels Party Pink glimmer mist through one of the girls on the Rain stencil and painted a hand holding a paint brush. The paint brush from the Pen and Ink stencil was stippled with black acrylic paint and then splatters of the Tattered Angels glazes were dabbed on to emulate a "rain shower" of paint cascading down over the girl.

Next came the platform of books for the rain girl to stand on and I used the burlap sheets, the Pen and Ink stencil and some embroidery floss to create them.

To transfer the book stencil to burlap, first outline the stencil with a Sharpie marker, spritz it with alcohol...
and then press it down on the piece of burlap...
and then cut it out.
Then mask the Pen and Ink words on the stencil and stipple with black acrylic paint to the burlap. Sew around the edges of the books and adhere with glue to the front cover.

I finished off the cover by sewing some beads and charms on as bracelets.

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  1. What a wonderfully imaginative piece. So creative. #sspccbmatchup

  2. I love your creativity and imagination. The girl with the paint splatters raining down in her is genius and I just love the idea. TFS this. Threads18@aol.com

  3. Love the pretty silhouette, wonderful quote, and the bracelet is so perfect. Thanks for showing your process.

  4. love your use of sharpie! Thanks

  5. #sspccbmatchup sorry I forgot?!?!

  6. ljoehlinmapes (AT) gmail (Dot com) #SGPCCBmatchup love your use of sharpie

  7. What a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for using the girl from the rain stencil to such great effect. Love it!

  8. Thanks for the tip how to transfer a stencil with a Sharpie marker and alcohol. #SGPCCBmatchup

    ( Annie )

  9. I've been using the letter beads on safety pins, so I've got them ready for a mixed media project, now that you've given me the idea!

  10. Hi Sandeep, I love your idea of drawing a hand holding the paintbrush!! You definitely put your quote to good use!

  11. Hi Sandeep, I love your idea of drawing a hand holding the paintbrush!! You definitely put your quote to good use!#sgpccbmatchup.

  12. Fantastic page.
    The sentiment is spot-on.
    Should be featured in every
    classroom. the bracelet
    on the hand was a fun touch.
    thanks for sharing.

  13. That girl is so awesome - it's like she's wild & free! #SGPCCBmatchup Cfrailey64(at)gmail(dot com)

  14. Beautifully done !! Love the Girl most <3


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