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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 πŸ™‚
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, Β 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
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
Next step was to make the signatures for the book so I chose coloured card that would compliment the cover
The papers were cut to size and folded ready for the holes to be pierced through for the binding
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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One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
VisitΒ 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 untilΒ Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central TimeΒ to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s FacebookΒ page andΒ Colourcraft’s FacebookΒ 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 πŸ™‚

126 thoughts on “Stencil Girl/Colourcraft (Brusho) Blog Hop”

  1. Very fun technique to get a batik look! Hope I win some stencils so I can try too! Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot) org

  2. Your background is so beautiful – the stencil pattern, and the colours. The resist technique is amazing, I’ll have to see how it works with my texture pastes, some are more rubbery than others. A great project

    1. Thanks Zoe.. just to let you know I used Deco Art Modelling paste for this project as when it is dry it has a rubbery texture, not tried it with the chalky varieties x

  3. This is a great project–I may try your book making technique and will definitely try your resist technique!!!!

    1. Thanks Andrea, just to let you know I used Deco Art Modelling Paste for this as it has a rubbery/plasticy feel when dry, I have not tried it with the chalky variety of pastes.

  4. Your journal was cool, didn’t know about not letting modeling paste dry on watercolor paper acting like a resist. Thanks for new technique and journal

    1. Thanks Ruth… the modelling paste i used for this project was by Deco Art, it has a rubbery feel to it when dry, I have not tried this method with the chalky type pastes yet πŸ™‚

  5. The use of almost dry modeling paste as a resist is brilliant. I am going to try this on my weekly ATC. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Alice.. the modelling paste I used was the Deco Art one that when dry has a rubbery texture/feel to it, I have not tried it yet with the chalky finish paste

  6. This is so fun and cool on so many levels. The colors of course are perfect for summer (well, they are always perfect as far as I am concerned, but that’s a personal bias!). I love the opening in the spine and am super curious about the stitch you used to attach the signatures. Any help? Thanks again for an inspiring project!

  7. What a super stunning book! Wow! I’m inspired to try working with the modeling paste semi-dry now! What a cool technique!

  8. Love the window in the binding. The colors of the
    pages showing through make a wonderful design
    element. The coloring on the cover is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing a great album.

  9. Your creations are always so lovely and I like that you explain very clearly how you made the item. This background paper is just insane beautiful!!!

    1. Thank you Cheryl, It would have taken too long to explain the binding technique plus I always think it is better and easier to watch this being done, I will find a tutorial on Youtube and send it to you

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