March 25, 2015

Paper Issues Online Crop | Stencil Challenge

Hello friends and welcome! Today I'm sharing another scrapbook page that I created for the Paper Issues Online Crop from this past weekend. This layout was created for DeeDee's UmWow Studio Stencil Challenge.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

Before I started playing with my stencil, I applied a coat of clear gesso to the front and back side of my background paper. The gesso helps minimize some of the warping that can occur when you start adding mixed media products to scrapbooking paper.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

Once the background paper was dry, I placed the Jillibean Soup "Happy" Stencil on the paper and then used a palette knife to apply a layer of molding paste. I then gently lifted the stencil off the paper and repeated this process several more times. I then put the paper to the side to let the paste dry. Don't forget to wash your stencil as soon as you are finished working with the molding paste. It's much easier to remove when it's not dry!

After the molding paste was dry, I sprayed over the stenciled words with Heidi Swapp Colorshine Spray Ink. This added a large area of bold color and helped the stenciled words stand out more.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

Here you can get a good look at the texture and interest the molding paste added to my layout. Other than the drying time, it was a super quick and easy technique.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

To complete the background, I added some splatters of various other Heidi Swapp Colorshine Spray Ink colors, some stamping and a little bit of hand lettering. Can you read it? 

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the Stencil challenge. Have you ever used stencils on your scrapbook pages? If you'd like to join in the fun, you can find out more about this challenge and all the other challenges on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook Page. There are tons of great challenges and prizes, including one sponsored by 17turtles where you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 17turtles Shop! 

What are you waiting for? I invite you to head on over to the Paper Issues Facebook Page and get scrapping!
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5 comments:

  1. Adorable page - love the layering!

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  2. Beautiful LO. also pls could u tell me the color of the Heidi Swapp color-shine spray u used on the large area in the background ? is it mustard or butter ? thank-u.

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  3. Great page, love the use of stencils- such a beautiful background!

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

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JULIANA