Monday, September 10, 2018

My Other Creations: Notebooks Using Dina Wakley's Funky Silhouettes

The STAMPtember party continues on at Simon Says Stamp!  The theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to use more than one stencil.  I loved whipping out my stencils, which always add such great texture and visual interest.  I decided to make a couple of new mini notebooks using several of my favorite stencils.

I started with Strathmore Mixed Media paper, white paint, and Dina Wakley's Spaced Dots stencil (because I'm dot-obsessed).  I often smoosh white paint through stencils onto white paper just to have some shapes emerge from the background.  Once my white dots emerged, I placed Darkroom Door's Large mesh stencil on top of that and smeared navy blue paint (Dina Wakley's Night color) on top of the dots.  Once that dried, I put Tim Holtz's Stars stencil on top of that and smeared more white paint through.  Then I sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray (in Bubblegum Pink) onto the Spaced Dot stencil and used the stencil like a stamp (spray side down).  I dried it with a heat tool and added paint in purple and green.

Things were looking a little crazy here, so I went over the whole thing with a layer of white paint.

I wanted to create my own patterned paper to cut into little pieces and add to the covers, so I smeared some paint onto a Tim Holtz stamp (Remnants) and spritzed the stamp with water.  Then I stamped it onto paper and this was the result:

I cut this patterned paper into circles and scraps and incorporated them into the background of my notebook covers.  I traced and fussy-cut the figure shapes using Dina Wakley's Funky Silhouettes stencil and added them to the front.

I finished the notebooks off with some stamped shapes and sentiments (heat embossed) from a few stamp sets that I designed for Inky Antics.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I can't wait to see how you interpret our theme this week!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!