Wednesday, April 19, 2017

StencilGirl & Amazing Casting Products Blog Hop

Hi...

Happy Wednesday!  Today, we kick off three days of StencilGirl and Amazing Casting Products goodness and it's an event you do NOT want to miss.


This hop is special one for me.  Both companies are companies that I have grown with as an artist.  Both companies have products that expand my creative options and their mediums and tools are a 'must have'.  The basis for much of my art is based on these two and I can't wait to share my projects.   
Let's get to it!

Since I've been creating mini books by the bushel, I thought I create a trio of books, using the same technique for the base of each cover.


The start is like most others: paint + paper + stencil = art 

Using metallic paint, white tissue paper, and your favorite StencilGirl stencil (Gears Stencil), cover two pages.  Here's a close-up of my pages before the next step.




Once dry, you are ready for the magic!  Mix Amazing Casting Products Clear Casting resin per manufacturers instructions.  Place stenciled papers on a sheet of wax paper, trash bag, or waxed deli paper.  This surface should be wax and non-porous.
Apply resin to paper using a small piece of kitchen or make-up sponge.  
Cover the entire sheet of stenciled paper with a thin layer of resin.  Set aside to dry.  With clear resin, I usually wait 24 hours before handling.

After the 24 hour curing period, you can handle and prepare your resined paper.  You will notice that the resin makes the tissue paper transparent except for the stenciled areas of paint.  
Pure magic!  

Cut the resin sheet into various sized rectangles.  These will be the cover(s) of your mini books.  Remember to cut two of each size - one for the front, one for the back.


Because the paper is transparent, you can layer other papers and materials behind the resin goodness.  For each book, I layered different mediums for variety.

1.  Dictionary paper
2.  Metal sheets
3.  Stenciled tissue paper

I also choose the 'backing' for each cover and you can see the 3 layered cover(s) below.



   
Now time to assemble each mini book with your insert of choice.  For sake of variety, I used three different styles of my inserts:

1. Burnt dictionary paper & vintage people inserts  
2. White machine-stitched fabric inserts
3. Eco-dyed watercolor paper inserts






   





 




I really love how two sheets of identical paper can create three distinct looks.

Are you ready for more inspiration and prizes??



GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Amazing Casting Products!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!

April 19
Mary Beth Shaw
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, April 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Amazing Casting Products’s Facebook page
on Monday, April 24th.
I hope you enjoyed the hop and I was able to provide some inspiration.  As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by!  Have a wonderful and creative week!

  

35 comments:

Terry said...

It looks like you had so much fun doing all of these cute little books! Would Love to win a chance to try the same technique! You can contact me at: honstead@paulbunyan.net if I win!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh wow, Tina! Each of these books is exquisite!
Love your combination of textures...stencils, and antiquated pages and fabric!
Brilliant! So happy you are on the hop!

Christy Clark said...

Beautiful! Love the pages with fabric.

Jan Krassner said...

Very interesting and clever ideas.

Rebecca said...

I love the juxtaposition of all your elements
Thanks for sharing your ideas and instructions

Mary Holshouser said...

The covers of the albums are fantastic.
Then I saw the pages - more fantastic.
Love the idea of the burnt pages.
have to try that one.
thanks for sharing some ideas for
a technique that sounds like a lot
of fun.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Allison CB said...

Wow - those books are amazing! I love that gear stencil - awesome!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky Albeke said...

Really interesting & creative use of the resin product!

Gwen Lafleur said...

Love your mini books - your resin paper turned out awesome!

anna said...

Absolutely stunning, Tina!!!

Cathy Frailey said...

I've been making mini books also - it's an obsession! I'm getting some of this stuff to try your methods!

Maria Soto said...

creating resin paper is very addictive, loved loved, loved your tiny little books, they are stunning. try making molds out of lace, you will love it too

Katie smith said...

Always love your work, Tina! The resin paper looks so cool!

Alta O said...

Can't wait to play!

mcsuetx said...

That is a fabulous application of a medium over paper. For it to produce tranparent paper is amazing!!

Jill McDowell said...

Clever girl!

Scrappy Diva said...

These little books are amazing. The covers using the paper and resin is such a fun use of the materials together!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Thanks for sharing your tiny book process. I love the way the resin made the tissue paper transparent except where the stenciled image was. It would be so much fun auditioning different papers behind the resigned tissue paper. Prpldy (at) gmail (dot) com

Monica Garcia said...

My goodness, these books are amazing!! I love what you've created! garciacoach (at)gmail (dot)com

LynzCraftz said...

Amazing!

annette said...

Awesome ... Wow .. I would love to play in your studio .. 🌺🌺

suzieq23 said...

Wowsers, how cool is your technique. Must have a chance to play with these awesome products and my SG stencils.
suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

Diana Waite said...

stunning work!!

by belle said...

Love the covers of these awesome minis!!! Fantastic idea!!!

Jean said...

So cool. I have never seen anything like this!

Anne O said...

Really stunning books! Love the choices of inserts. Loved the way you used the resin material.

Ronda Conley said...

Awesome thanks for sharing!

CATHY said...

I love these - so beautiful, different, and so interesting.

Jackie P Neal said...

Tina, your little books are absolutely FAB! So inspiring that now I want to create some! thanks for showing us your techniques and steps- love that resin on the covers!!! Gorgeous!
Jackie ")

Jackie P Neal said...

ps...(Kampysgirl) (@) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Mary Thoma said...

The whole thing is simply inspirational. The combinations of products and design leave nothing to be desired but the objects themselves. Who wouldn't want to be the recipient of these lovelies, great work.

Debby Henning said...

Love he techniques of the stencil with the casting. Love how it makes the paper transparent. Thanks for showing us how the magic is done.

Debby Henning said...

Love he techniques of the stencil with the casting. Love how it makes the paper transparent. Thanks for showing us how the magic is done.

Lisa said...

Wow, I had no idea resin could be used like that. Fantastic project!

mischelle smith said...

OH MY GOSH! LOVE your blog and this project is FREAKING FABULOUS! LOVE!!!!

35 comments:

Terry said...

It looks like you had so much fun doing all of these cute little books! Would Love to win a chance to try the same technique! You can contact me at: honstead@paulbunyan.net if I win!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh wow, Tina! Each of these books is exquisite!
Love your combination of textures...stencils, and antiquated pages and fabric!
Brilliant! So happy you are on the hop!

Christy Clark said...

Beautiful! Love the pages with fabric.

Jan Krassner said...

Very interesting and clever ideas.

Rebecca said...

I love the juxtaposition of all your elements
Thanks for sharing your ideas and instructions

Mary Holshouser said...

The covers of the albums are fantastic.
Then I saw the pages - more fantastic.
Love the idea of the burnt pages.
have to try that one.
thanks for sharing some ideas for
a technique that sounds like a lot
of fun.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Allison CB said...

Wow - those books are amazing! I love that gear stencil - awesome!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Becky Albeke said...

Really interesting & creative use of the resin product!

Gwen Lafleur said...

Love your mini books - your resin paper turned out awesome!

anna said...

Absolutely stunning, Tina!!!

Cathy Frailey said...

I've been making mini books also - it's an obsession! I'm getting some of this stuff to try your methods!

Maria Soto said...

creating resin paper is very addictive, loved loved, loved your tiny little books, they are stunning. try making molds out of lace, you will love it too

Katie smith said...

Always love your work, Tina! The resin paper looks so cool!

Alta O said...

Can't wait to play!

mcsuetx said...

That is a fabulous application of a medium over paper. For it to produce tranparent paper is amazing!!

Jill McDowell said...

Clever girl!

Scrappy Diva said...

These little books are amazing. The covers using the paper and resin is such a fun use of the materials together!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Thanks for sharing your tiny book process. I love the way the resin made the tissue paper transparent except where the stenciled image was. It would be so much fun auditioning different papers behind the resigned tissue paper. Prpldy (at) gmail (dot) com

Monica Garcia said...

My goodness, these books are amazing!! I love what you've created! garciacoach (at)gmail (dot)com

LynzCraftz said...

Amazing!

annette said...

Awesome ... Wow .. I would love to play in your studio .. 🌺🌺

suzieq23 said...

Wowsers, how cool is your technique. Must have a chance to play with these awesome products and my SG stencils.
suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

Diana Waite said...

stunning work!!

by belle said...

Love the covers of these awesome minis!!! Fantastic idea!!!

Jean said...

So cool. I have never seen anything like this!

Anne O said...

Really stunning books! Love the choices of inserts. Loved the way you used the resin material.

Ronda Conley said...

Awesome thanks for sharing!

CATHY said...

I love these - so beautiful, different, and so interesting.

Jackie P Neal said...

Tina, your little books are absolutely FAB! So inspiring that now I want to create some! thanks for showing us your techniques and steps- love that resin on the covers!!! Gorgeous!
Jackie ")

Jackie P Neal said...

ps...(Kampysgirl) (@) (gmail) (dot) (com)

Mary Thoma said...

The whole thing is simply inspirational. The combinations of products and design leave nothing to be desired but the objects themselves. Who wouldn't want to be the recipient of these lovelies, great work.

Debby Henning said...

Love he techniques of the stencil with the casting. Love how it makes the paper transparent. Thanks for showing us how the magic is done.

Debby Henning said...

Love he techniques of the stencil with the casting. Love how it makes the paper transparent. Thanks for showing us how the magic is done.

Lisa said...

Wow, I had no idea resin could be used like that. Fantastic project!

mischelle smith said...

OH MY GOSH! LOVE your blog and this project is FREAKING FABULOUS! LOVE!!!!