Monday, November 11, 2013

StencilGirl and Foam Board Express Blog Hop



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Foam board and Stencils????
YES!
I recently took a class from Wendy Vecchi and fell IN LOVE with her embossing paste. Well, of course, I did! It was the old Dreamweavers embossing paste I loved in the past!
Oh the gold and silver.....not to mention the other colors!
This is where my project would start out. I cut my Foam Board to 9" x 12" inches....why?? because that is the size of my stencil.


Well now when you see this next picture I could have stopped right there and been TOTALLY happy! The matt of the black Foam Board with the shiny of the embossing paste--WOW! The Foam Board is so easy to work on.


But I decided to move on and make something a little more creative. How about a book? YES! that's it, a book. I love to book bind and make my own signatures.

I cut another piece of Foam Board to 9" x 12" and another to 1.5" x 12". Here is my book base. Now what to bind it with.


For some reason we have an abundance of athletic tape in my house. What color you may ask--at last count about 14 different colors. KIDS! Which one did I pick? Black of course!


A little stenciling on the tape with my Stitch a Greek Border stencil from StencilGirl and I was set! Here is a close-up of the spine of my book. I stenciled a line of my border right down the middle of the two pieces of tape.


Now when I'm ready for my next book binding project I have the perfect shell! Think of the possibilities With the Holiday's coming these would make the perfect present--big, small, cheap and beautiful!


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58 comments :

  1. Amazing book cover, I loved the contrast between the matte background and the shining embossing paste.

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  2. This is gorgeous and so clever!

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  3. That black and gold... powie wowie.... just gorgeous. Sports tape? Who knew.

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  4. Wow Maria! This is so beautiful! And your butterfly stencil looks incredible. Love it!!!

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  5. Looks amazing! The gold on the black - gorgeous and your butterflies are stunning.

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  6. Looks amazing! The gold on the black - gorgeous and your butterflies are stunning.

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  7. that is such an elegant looking book-fantastic Maria!

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  8. Love this. The black & gold look fabulous together.

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  9. So elegant and your new stencil looks amazing. Love the tape effect too. xox

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  10. This is fabulous! I love it to pieces. I agree very elegant.

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  11. Brilliant use of foam core!! And love the stencil - I do believe it's time to get pasty! LOL on the athletic tape - great use of a 'found' item!!

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  12. Wow - this is stunning!
    I'm curious to know what 'athletic tape' is though????

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    1. Hi Gill,
      It is the tape that athletes use to wrap anything from injuries to their equipment. If you go to Sports Authority or Dick's just ask and they can lead you in the right direction. It comes in every color imaginable :) Maria

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  13. Love your book cover, Maria - and your stencils!
    Dianne West

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  14. This looks fantastic plus you have just given me a great idea to try on my day off- thanks Maria!

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  15. That's so beautiful and rich Maria. The stencils worked well for the project and foam board is perfect.. Thanks for the info.

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  16. I actually squealed when I saw this gorgeous creation! Absolutely S T U N N I N G ! ! ! Butterflies hold special meaning to me because they remind me of my neighbor's 7 year old son who passed away from cancer 10 years ago. He loved butterflies so whenever I see one I know he is stopping by to say hello! I MUST HAVE this stencil and the foam board! I may have to borrow your idea and make a book like this for my neighbor. I will write a few stories of memories that I have of Joseph and also leave some pages blank so she can write in it. May 14, 2014 will be 11 years so I will give it to her then or maybe even for Christmas this year. Thank you for the inspiration and also for sending me a hello from my dear friend Joseph! TFS!

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    1. What a beautiful comment Barbara! Thank you! and you borrow away--the greatest thing for me is to see that I might have inspired someone :)

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  17. Love the idea of using Foam Board for handmade bookmaking. Thank you for sharing your designs.

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  18. Foam board was the perfect medium for your art. I'm really, really impressed!

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  19. just gorgeous maria. and i love that paste too, beautiful. thanks for the great ideas and inspiration. xoxo

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  20. Fabulous book cover! What a wonderful journal this will make!
    ...Raine

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  21. Este material de foam es magnífico, ofrece grandes posibilidades. Y su uso junto a las plantillas mejora y transforma... Felicidades y gracias por el tutorial.

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  22. Very cool. I can see a lot of possibilities with this idea.

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  23. Such an adventure this has been "hopping" through all the great ideas and seeing all the wonderful art. And such a great group of talented ladies.

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  24. Wow what a dramatic piece you have created from the foam core,stencils,and that neat gold paste!

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  25. your book is lovely and I have never used atheletic tape1 great ida

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  26. Oh, Maria! What a stunning combination of your gorgeous new stencils, the Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste, and that black foam board! So AMAZING!!

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  27. Wow that almost looks like leafing in the pics! Your project came out so great!

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  28. Maria, I love the look you achieved -- I remember your telling me, before, that you love black, and I can see how you use that color to its very best advantage! Thanks for sharing; it was fun to read your post and see your photos.

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  29. How inspiring, Maria! Will have to run out and add foam core to my supplies!

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  30. LOVE the book cover and the stencil details with gold is beautiful. Love the tape used the whole project is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

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  31. I loved the idea of using kids hockey tape as the binding cover

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  32. Wow, I love what you made. The gold and black look great together. I'm going to add the use of embossing powder on foam board to my list of things to do!

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  33. Your book cover is a very creative idea and very beautiful in back and gold!

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  34. Wow...the black and gold combo...fantastic. Another great idea to put on my To Do List.

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  35. Can't wait to try this! Beautiful work!! Thank you for blogging and sharing:)

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  36. The results of your efforts are very sophisticated looking...I can't believe it's foam board and I saw your progress in the posted pictures! Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Love the simplicity of the gold on black..Just beautiful and inspiring!

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  38. Oh Maria, that book binder came out so fabulous! Perfect stencil used! Love black and gold-my favorite color combination. LOVE IT!!

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  39. That is going to be some awesome journal!....judging by it's cover!

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  40. I love this, it is really neat looking. Will have to look for the embossing paste, I haven't seen that before.

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  41. Oh yes, what a great journal cover. I loved the golds you chose and the stencils. It all worked out wonderfully.

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  42. Doesn't look cheap! Amazingly beautiful. I Love this bloghop!

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  43. I too love the stencil paste, I have the black which can be mixed with other colors and mediums. You can also use thick mat medium and mix in color or powders. I love your precision...I wish I could keep it so neat. Nice work!

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  44. Maria!! I absolutely love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this journal cover! fantastic! the black and gold- stunning! just stunning! Thank you for sharing your process!

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  45. Your book is stunning - I love it - and you are right, that gold embossing paste looks fantastic!

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  46. This is a fantastic idea. Love that you have your cover premade and that you can fill the book with whatever kind of paper you want!

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  47. what a fantastic idea, and the selection of color is amazing black and gold!

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  48. Great idea to use the foam this way. It's very elegant, too!

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  49. This is an amazing project! The stenciled tape is genius.

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