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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58 comments:

  1. What a great idea to make a beautiful journal from ALLLLL your fun papers! StencilGirl Circles 9 is on my wish list for next order. I love your interesting technique with the gelli plate. Thank you for sharing! ~Rachel Bell bellbrzs (at cox (dot net)

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    1. I LOVE that stencil :) thanks for your comment :)

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  2. OMG... I just want to get creating after seeing these pix... sooo inspiring and I love love the colors. Thank you for sharing!
    ImMysteryious(at)Hotmail(dot com)

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    1. I am so glad to know you were inspired, thanks for dropping by :)

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  3. cool! Bailey(at)BaileyFiberArt(dot)com

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  4. This is super cool! I have just recently started using sprays on my gel plate, and it's opened up a whole new addiction, lol!

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    1. LOL, it is so addictive isnt it, theraputic and relaxing... can do it for hours :) thanks for dropping by

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  5. Wow! Super cool technique share! The journal cover is stunning! The process is also very helpful! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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    1. Glad to have helped and inspired, it was so much fun :) thanks for your comment :)

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  6. ALl pages are simply beautiful... looks so great !!! I never used this tool but found interesting. Thank you so much for inspiration

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    1. Glad to have inspired, thanks for your comment :)

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    1. So happy to have inspired you :) thanks x

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  8. Fabulous front cover and I appreciate the fact that you took the time to do all 4 covers. Lovely.

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    1. I had so much fun creating all 14 pages :)

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  9. I am going to have to try Lindy's sprays on my gel plate thanks for the idea

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    1. Its awesome :) Have fun and thanks for dropping by x

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  10. Love all these pages. Great tutorial on using these products with the gel plate. Need to try that.

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    1. I hope you have as much fun as i did :) thanks for your comment x

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  11. Wow! Your pages are eye candy! Beautiful.

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  12. Such beautiful pages. Can’t wait to try the Lundy’s products. Dee

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    1. thank you, I LOVE me some Lindy's, i am sure you will too :)

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  13. Your pages look great. I love the use of color and the stenciling. Your cover looks wonderful! I really need to get a hello plate.

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    1. They are an awesome tool, thanks for your comment :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing your fab project and process, now I know what to do with all those prints I have!

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  15. What a great idea Kerry! I don't have a gelli plate but I think the other techniques could work in making a book.

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    1. Thanks Allison, you could just use your Lindys straight on the pages and make a book from them :)

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  16. Thank you for your clear directions and this awesome project! Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot org)

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    1. Glad you liked it, thanks for dropping by :)

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  17. Thank you for sharing. I am a newbie so really appreciate your lovely project!💗

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  18. Fantastic idea. Love your colors.

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  19. Yay! Another reason to use my gel plate(s)! hahaha. Great journal & thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. What a fantastic idea,it looks so great,I really need a gelli plate and that stencil,and the colours,wow

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  21. what gorgeous prints and finished page!!!

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  22. Your journal cover is gorgeous! And I love that you shared the process of how you made the pages.
    Kate

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  23. Love the use of the gelli plate! Great ideas.

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  24. Your pages are beautiful.
    Love the different colors on
    each page. Binding them
    together keeps them safe and
    ready to use for notes, etc.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Gorgeous work Kerry, i LOVE your journal, well done <3

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  26. LOVE the folded page over chipboard idea!

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  27. I just got a Gelli plate and have been so intimidated to even try it! You are going to be my courage :)

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  28. Absolutely amazing range of colours and effects. I love the idea of using other mediums on the gel plate - I can see how you can get sucked into hours of printing! Thank you for the inspiration. I think there is a similar journal in my future!

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  29. Such stunning pages. Love your use of the hello plate and the stencils. Very cool.

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  31. Beautiful idea and book. Cathy Costelle

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  32. I love this journal! I think this would be great as a accordion style journal as well! Thank you!

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  33. Amazing!!! A lot of beautiful work!

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  34. Amazing and so creative! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration!

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  35. What wonderful backgrounds!

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