Thursday, 30 April 2015

12x12 Stencil Folder Divider Part II - Bird Divider Page

To make my Folder storage a bit more stable I decided to create decorative dividers to help support the flexible nature of the stencils and their wallets.

This page was created using the paper packaging and a piece of Tim Holtz Ideology kraft resist paper which I adore showing the bird.

The paper was tinted using distress stains in broken china and faded jeans.  I then outlined the bird using white pen to define it from the background and black ink to make the eyes pop.

Using black soot distress ink and sequin waste I began to add some detail to the background.   

For my next layer I used Cryla Quintochronide Magenta and bubble wrap to add a contrast pop of colour against the blue.

The next layer involved creating my own customised Golden Hard Molding Paste using Pear Blossom Primary Elements from Luminarte and Finnibair's art ingredients from Prima in Copper Glass Glitter.  This was then applied across the spread with a pallet knife through a Donna Downey floral stencil. 

The final touch was to reintroduce some white by scraping some on using an old store card.
I hope you love this page as much as I do. 

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

12x13 Stencil Storage File Part I

I have begun to grow my stencil collection for use in my mixed media and art journalling projects.  I noticed that We R Memory Keepers do scrapbooking page protectors and decided to buy some to hold my stencils on a special deal I got through Amazon.

When I received the protectors they were perfect, so I have now ordered a similar set but split into 6x6 sections four to a page.

As I took them out of the packaging I decided to upscale as much as I could.  With this in mind both the cardboard back and paper were cut to suit so I will be able to decorate them as covers and dividers.

I will be holding them together in three places using folder rings.

Below I have pictured the holders and also the two dividing pages made to date for this storage using Tim Holtz Distress Paper for one and the other utilising my horded stash of Graphic 45 Papers.