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Stencil Girl/Colourcraft (Brusho) Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone!
A very warm welcome to the Stencil Girl / Colourcraft (Brusho) Blog Hop!
For this very special collaboration I have made a button hole binding book for you today and hope you enjoy the project 🙂
I started my project with the absolutely gorgeous Stencil Girl Stencil No. L509 Janet Joehlin Curlicue Floral Stencil.
Taking an A4 sheet of watercolour paper I taped down the edges and applied a layer of Modelling Paste and semi dried it with my heat gun.
I then sprayed the entire sheet with water and began sprinkling various different green and blue Brusho crystals over top until I got the desired coverage and colours.
I took my heat gun and dried the entire sheet, and by not allowing the modelling paste to dry completely at the start,  it begins to peel off as the paper begins to dry out acting as a resist, and the effect is beautiful
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Next job was to create the book using my lovely new stenciled background
I cut down a piece of chipboard to the required size and trimmed my paper a half inch larger than my chipboard
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I then applied scor-tape to the entire back side of the chipboard and stuck this down to my patterned paper, mitered the edges and cut and folded back the button hole in the book cover
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Next step was to make the signatures for the book so I chose coloured card that would compliment the cover
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The papers were cut to size and folded ready for the holes to be pierced through for the binding
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The next step was to assemble the book and stitch all the signatures in place to complete the finished book…
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I loved how this turned out and I have enough of the background paper left over to make another 2 books!
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To finish the front of the book off I used some fibres and a lovely pottery button
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I hope you enjoyed this project for the very first Stencil Girl / Colourcraft Blog Hop
… and now for the exciting part …. the giveaway!
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GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.
Please find links to the other blog hop girls blogs below
Sarah Allan – you are here
Thank you so much for participating in the hop and good luck for the giveaway everyone
Sarah 🙂