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Monday, August 22, 2011


My good friend Therese came and spent a few days of playtime with me last week! It has turned into an annual event that I look forward to every year!

We played with beeswax!! I finally christened my new Ranger Melting pot I bought over a year ago. we also went to our mutual friend Marg's house for a wonderful lunch and more beeswax fun!

But we spent a lot of time talking about Art Journaling, and looking at videos, especially Gulfsprite and Journal Artista (Paula Phillips). And then we got to making stencils and our own spray ink!
 Here is the pile of stencils and things to use as stencils that is on my desk right now. 

  Therese brought me a pile of stencils that she made with her die cuts-cool!
  I sprayed these:

And this tree, but left the stencil on so you could see - she gave me several little baggies of these - how nice its that!

Then we went to the Dollarama and bought some plastic file folders, cut them up, and Therese started cutting out designs for me:

The "glass shards" was made by taping together all the little pieces she cut out -clever!

Some diamonds:

And this is what she did with the pieces she cut out -stuck them together with circle stickers!

Here are some stencils I made a few weeks ago:

Then we started playing with making our own sprays. I have some sprays

But of course, never enough. We did some online searching and came up with several different ways to do this, ended up with re-inkers and alcohol or water. Will also try some with Pearl Ex.

We also went to Chapters and found lots of kooky crazy fun stuff, but bought these-who can resist this typewriter font alphabet set for $12.00?? And I thought the bubbles would be fun for my journal.

At Staples, while looking for Portfolio watercolor oil pastels, we found these very cool watercolor paints, each one has paint in its reservoir. I first heard of these from Gulfsprite. So, of course, picked them up. never did find the Portfolios though.

It was a fun week! Can't wait until next year!!

Next time I will show you some Journal pages made with the stencils.


Cgra said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time! The stencils look extremely cool - can't wait to see some projects with them.

Marjie Kemper said...

Welcome to Gingersnaps! Glad to find your blog... love this stencil post and peeked around at a few more. Your work is terrific. Am your newest follower.

Barb said...

What a great time you two had! I have a friend who visits me annually and we too have a ball. I love the stencils you both made. I must do that with my cuttlebug!

Ali Manning said...

It looks like you had a messby but awesome time! I bet you make some amazing journal pages with those stencils.

Trish said...

Hi Linda! I'm Trish H., Canada from the Stampscapes yahoo groups. I have two questions for you. What did you use to cut the stencils? And how do you get this comment page on your blog from Blogger? Most people can't comment on my blog and I can't find how to get this separate. Thanks for any help you can give to me.