Thursday, 19 April 2018

What a team, Lindy's and Stencil Girl!!!!




Hello creative people! Welcome to my blog for those of you who are new, and thanks for taking a peek.  I have had so much fun playing with the Stencil Girl Stencils and of course, my favorite Lindy's products! 

I played and played and ended up with so many beautiful pages so I decided to make a journal!  I have used heaps of Lindy's products for this project, I just kept grabbing my sprays and magicals, and making page after page after page, but you can use as little as 2 colors if you prefer. 


 To start, grab your gelli plate, some white gesso, your favorite Lindy's sprays and magicals and some of the awesome Stencil Girl stencils. Today I am using Magical Shakers, Flat Fabio Sprays and Border Circles stencil, Circle 9 Stencil.


To begin printing, add some gesso to the gelli plate and then add your color, either spray or magical ...or both :)


Use a brayer to roll out the gesso and cover the gelli plate in a thin even layer.


Cover the  plate with a piece of paper and smooth over the plate with your hands, for this project I have used regular 80gsm printer paper, and then carefully remove the paper from the plate, this will give you a solid background color on your paper.

You can even mist the plate with Lindy's sprays and then apply the paper directly over the misted surface, pull the print and have another background paper ready to go.


Use the gesso and a magical shaker on the plate to get a more varied color.


Once we have some background colors on our pages...
 
 
...its time to bring in our stencils, You can add the stencil directly over the top of the prepared gelli plate. Place a sheet of paper ontop of the stencil and smooth over the paper with your hands. Pull up the paper to reveal the pattern left from the stencil....cool huh?!!



For me, this process went on for a few hours, adding color, pulling a print, adding a stencil, pulling a print, more color, add a stencil, remove a stencil and on and on I played, it was wonderful!!! By the time I had finished I had a huge stack of lovely printed papers, and so many to choose from.  I couldn't pick just one so...


...I decided to make a journal.

 
I selected some of the papers and folded them in half and glued them to a piece of chipboard using a glue stick so that the paper covered both sides of the chipboard


I trimmed the 'pages' down making sure I didn't cut the side that had the paper folded over the edge.


Then apply some texture paste through the stencil on some of the pages.


Add some stamping with Archival ink for added interest.


Add some black paint to the edges of the pages and bind them all together into a book. I have used a binding machine, but you could use a hole punch and add some rings instead. Here are just a few of the pages inside the bound journal.





I love how using the same stencil still gives a varied look to each page but they all go really well together.


For the cover I have added some washi tape, joint tape, Whichcraft chipboard, a chipboard sentiment and some hearts that I stamped and cut from one of the printed pages and a few splashes of white ink.
I had sooooo much fun making this project, I cant wait to print some more pages and make another one! 


Lindy's Products: Magical Shakers, Flat Fabio Sprays
Stencil Girl Products: Border Circles stencil, Circle 9 Stencil.
Other Products:  Gesso, Gelli plate, printer paper, washi tape, joint tape, Whichcraft chipboard, a chipboard sentiment, Black paint, Archival ink, stamps, chipboard sheets, binding spine, white ink, glue stick.

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Be True - for Lindy's


Hello all you arty people!!!! It's Kerry with you today and I have a fun background technique to share with you today using Lindy's fabulous  Embossing Powders and Sprays.

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For this project you will need some of the  Lindy's embossing powder and a few colors of sprays or magicals that 'play' nicely together, a cellophane bag (or any piece plastic), a stamp or 2, some embossing ink and some white cardstock! Lets go...

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To start, stamp your white card with embossing ink and sprinkle Purely white embossing powder over the stamped area and heat set.

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Next you will need some color.  I have chosen Sweet violet purple teal, Caribbean blue and TiffanyLou blue sprays. You can use the magicals if you prefer.

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Spray a small amount of each of your chosen colors onto your cellophane bag and allow the colors to intermingle. If you are using magicals, tap a small amount of pigment onto the bag and mist with water. Remember, the magicals are potent, so a tiny bit goes a long way!

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Leave the cellophane bag on the desk and pick up your embossed card, spray the card with a good amount of water and place it face down onto the color. The bag will adhere to the card and then you can turn it over. You will be able to manipulate the color through the bag with your fingertips if you have any 'holes' in your color.

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Remove the bag and mop up and excess with a paper towel and then dry off! Voila!!!! Awesome watercolored background in a few seconds :)

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To embellish my card I have used a little gauze, some lace, flowers and diecut shapes.

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You could make several backgrounds and have them ready to go when you need to make a card. Or use the background to cut some beautiful colored shapes.

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Other Products: White card, Versamark ink, stamps, lace, flowers, gauze, word sticker, brads, pearls and prills.
Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical Day xx

Sunday, 1 April 2018

April Challenge with Lindy's

Hello! Another month rolls around and this time we have a 'rusty' palette for the April challenge over at Lindy's. To see all the inspiration from the design team pop over HERE.

This months 'color of the month' is - INCANDESCENT COPPER - which is included FREE with all orders over $50 from Lindy's Here is my take on the challenge.  

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Share the monthly Color Challenge graphic on your Blog post, YouTube video or FaceBook page, and link it to the monthly challenge post, to help us spread the word.
  2. Use at least two (2) Lindy’s Stamp Gang colors from the month’s palette (you can use all 5 colors but you don’t have to), remember to list the products you used and the colors.  You are welcome to add metallics, neutrals, white, black, gray or brown on your creation, but please stick to the colors in the challenge graphic.
  3. Link each product you have used to our online store, (can’t tell you how many gorgeous projects aren’t eligible to win because they forget to link).
  4. Post your project in the challenge month to be considered, no back linking.  This challenge is valid on blog posts dated April 1- April 30, 2018.
  5.  Join the Lindy’s Creative Gang Group on Facebook and upload your project to the APRIL Album, make sure to add a link to your blog post, FaceBook page or YouTube video as well – so we can leave you some love. 
Thanks for dropping by and have a magical day!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Embossed Pebbles for Lindy's

Hello! Its Kerry with you today.  Quite often we forget that out products can be used with more than just paper and cardstock. Today I am using the fabulous Lindy's Embossing Powders on some pebbles.  These would make awesome wedding favors or table scatters and you could theme them for birthdays or Christmas really easily.

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You will only need a few tools for this project. Some stamps, some embossing ink, a heat tool and your favorite Lindy's Embossing powders and , today I am using Obviously Black and Cuckoo Clock Cardinal.

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Take your stamp and using embossing ink, stamp directly onto the pebble's surface, this is a little hard to see, but the good thing is if you don't get a good impression, you can wipe it off and start again.

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Sprinkle the embossing powder over your stamping and if you are happy with your stamped image, heat set the embossing powder with the heat tool. A little word of caution, the pebbles will get hot, so perhaps place them on a cork mat and allow plenty of time for them to cool before handling.

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Once the pebble has cooled, add a second stamp for interest and sprinkle with a different color of embossing powder, and heat set.

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The embossed image will remain a little raised on the surface... soooo cute!

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They look great on their own....

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or in a set :)

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Lindys Products: Obviously Black Embossing Powder and Cuckoo Clock Cardinal Embossing powder
Other Products:Embossing Ink, heat tool, stamps. pebbles.

Thanks for dropping by and have a Magical Day x

Friday, 2 March 2018

March Color Challenge for Lindy's

Hello! This month's color challenge set from Lindy's is GORGEOUS!! Take a look for yourself! So happy and just YUM!!


I have created a journal page using these awesome colors.  


I have made the 3 larger flowers with some watercolor paper, so they are quite dimensional.


March challenge colors are:
Sprays - Luscious Lime, Luminous Lemon, Witch's Potion Purple, C'est la vie Cerise and Hi Maintenance Magenta
Embossing Powders - drop dead gorgeous green, luminous lemon, imperial crown, c'est la vie cerise and hi maintenance magenta


You can check out all the inspiration from the Lindy's design team HERE.

If you would like to participate in the challenge, come and join us on Facebook 

Thanks for dropping by, and have a Magical Day xx
 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Shine - Journal page for Lindy's

Hey there!  After a few weeks of holidays and getting the kids back to school its time to get back into the craft room for some serious play...errr, I mean work time! Today's project features some of the gorgeous Lindy's sprays and Embossing powders.

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To start my page, I have selected a couple of Whichcraft stencils and some Distress micro glaze. Its a bit hard to see as the micro glaze is a clear 'creme' but I have applied it to my page through a stencil,  this will act as a resist to the sprays.

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I have selected 2 sprays that I think work well together and are 2 of my all time faves, TiffanyLou Blue and Luscious Lime. Over the stenciled area spray a generous amount of water, then add your chosen colors to reveal the resist area.

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I have painted a chipboard star with black gesso making sure my application of the gesso was textured and thick. To the wet gesso I have added Morning Glory Azure and Cleopatra's Copper embossing powders making sure to leave a little of the black showing. Using the heat gun, melt the embossing powder and dry the gesso at the same time for added texture.

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Look at that yummy texture :)

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Add a little background stamping to the page using archival ink.

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To finish off I have added some black splashes of ink, a word sticker and layered the star onto another piece of Whichcraft chipboard.

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Lindy's Products:TiffanyLou Blue and Luscious Lime  sprays. Morning Glory Azure and  Cleopatra's Copper embossing powders.
Other Products: Whichcraft Chipboard, micro glaze, archival ink, stamp, sticker, gesso
Thanks for dropping by and have a magical day!