Tina Walker here today to share my latest collaboration and challenge. This collaboration was more like a challenge since this type of project was entirely new to me and to post of the collab participants. I tasked the team to create POP-UP projects highlighting StencilGirl® stencils in fun and unique ways. Having never made a pop-up book or pop-up card or pop-up anything, I wasn't sure where to start, so I watched a couple of YouTube videos and bought a book on Pop-Up basics. Once I understood the basics of pop-up mechanics and how small adjustments to your cuts could affect how the pop-up worked, I felt confident on beginning my project.
But before I share my pop-up project, let's take a peek at what the other participants created.
I am sharing only a small peek at her incredible pop-up book, so be sure and check out her blog for the entire reveal and to see how she used stencils on each of her pop-up pages.
I am in awe of the wonderful texture and fun her pages represent. I especially love the pop up elements. ♥ Bravo!!
Although she used multiple stencils in her book, the list includes:
ATC Mixup Carriker
Phantom of the Opera Mask
Mixed Media Mail
Words to Live By
Wait till you see this amazing dimensional page. I love how she made the building and trees come to life. Her pop up is part of a book she made for her Grandchildren about a world everyone builds yellow house until someone builds a purple one.
The stencils Theresa used on this page and others include:
StencilClub Jan 2019
StencilClub Dec 2018
Square Celtic Knots
Sarah created the most adorable Under The Sea/Mermaid Pop Up book you'll ever see. The play on shapes makes her book a memorable one.
The stencil show here is:
Art Deco Paris
Stop! You will want to check out this next project. Christy created an art doll with a pop-up book hidden inside! Genius!
This is seriously so cool!
Stencils used on her project include:
StencilClub September 2019
StencilClub August 2019
Boho Star Circle
Boho Striped Circle
Susan is feeling the city vibe with her Pop Up! I love how the cityscape comes alive and the versatility of stencils shines through!
Stencils used in Susan's project include:
Text and Texture Transform
ATC Mixup Borloz
Anne Marie Fowler
I am digging the vintagey feel to Anne Marie's pop up pages. How she used the stencils to create her pop-up elements is brilliant! I may have to borrow this idea for a future project!♥
The stencils that Anne Marie used in the above pages include:
StencilClub June 2018
Bird in the Window
Sacred Feminine Winged Figure
Dancing of the Courting Cranes
Asian Characters Impressions
I love how each person interpreted the challenge! I know I've said this a hundred times, but give 100 people the same challenge, and you'll have 100 different and unique projects.
Now to my project! :)
Because I had been experimenting with how to make pop-up pages and I loved the design of each experiment, I combined them into ONE Pop-Up Book!
I have to admit --- I was shocked on how much fun each page was to create and how focusing on the pop-up element of each page, I could really use my stencils in a way that highlighted the coolness factor of creating with stencils. They are honestly an art tool/supply you cannot go without.
My supply list was very short: xacto-knife, ruler, spray mist, acrylic paint, and stencils!
As I painted each page, I kept folding the page up and popping it out to see how the page changed its visual appearance. It was fun (and sometimes challenging) to stencil appropriately, keeping the pop-up in mind. In order to achieve the desired effect o each page, I masked off areas so the stenciled image was kept where it was intended.
I made a short video so you can see my pop-up book up close and personal. Pictures really don't show the amazing dimension and 3D effect.
I used the following stencils:
Blue pages - StencilClub June 2019, Faces in the Crowd, StencilClub August 2019
Red pages - Stone Face, StencilClub July 2019
Purple pages - Its a Small World, StencilClub September 2019, Pickleweed Mini,
Green pages - StencilClub January 2019, Stone Statue Small, Rembrants Words
Cover - Flourish Alphabet, StencilClub November 2019
If you are looking far a new type of project, i would recommend experimenting with stencils and pop-ups! It's alot of fun!
Thank you for stopping by. Till next time!