Today I am honored to be in another of Nathalie Kalbach's Stencil Hops with stencils she designed for StencilGirl and it is all about the Crackle!
Let me just say that the Crackle stencil was just a little addicting to me and I started putting it on everything within reach :)
So let's start with an UGLY piece of paper. This paper was where I was cleaning off my brushes, palette knives and brayer.
Ugly yes, but wait will will transform it to something beautiful!
I used Gel Medium with the stencil and allowed it to dry.
When dry I crumpled it up into a ball, yes I did! Then I put some Rub 'n Buff on my finger and gently swiped across the surface of the paper to bring out all the texture.
So what should I make with this beautiful piece of paper? How about a little journal? Start with the cover. Cut a lightweight cardboard (cereal box weight) to the dimensions shown below. I used a glue stick to adhere the cover to the paper.
The inside pages were made with Bristol paper scraps I had using the dimensions below. I made three signatures and each signature had 3 pieces of paper in it.
I make alot of my own journals and am not very good at following directions. I sort of just do what feels right. You can Google simple book bindings and get a TON of ideas. Someday soon I'll come back and do a full tutorial on my book binding but today it is all about the Crackle :)
Thanks Nat for having me hop with you!
Now it is time for you to go see what the other artists did with the crackle stencil!
But before you do, make sure you leave a comment here because I hear that Nathalie is giving away a Crackle Stencil to one lucky winner and EVERY comment in the hop will be eligible to win.
The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!
Maria McGuire You Are Here :)