Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Crafter’s Workshop/Balzer Designs Blog Hop!

I am so happy to be a part of this blog hop as Julie has been such an artful inspiration in the scrapbooking community.  She's been working with the Crafters workshop to bring us these wonderfully creative stencils... made of a poly material which means it can take a lot of hammering and paints and glues and other stuff. For this Blog hop, the Leaf grid stencil is featured and any of you who know me, know I love a grid. Love!
So, i experimented quite a bit with different media and in the end i used a wet paint technique... where I paint over the stencil with wet paint (in an aqua green color) and i loved how it flooded below the stencil. Then I painted it again with white paint (less wet) and then i used a grey marker and drew some leaves over the white paint. In the end, I used some molding paste and just added a bit here and there for some texture. as you can see, the effect of the page is soft with splashes of color from the Amy Tan embellishments.
Next, hop to Tammy's blog... and see other creative ways to use the leaf grid stencil.
here is a list of the 5 blog hop participants:

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Wilna Furstenberg (you are here)
Tammy Tutterow
Dion Dior
Joanne Sharpe

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33 comments :

PaulaJ said...

love the molding paste! great idea!

dwright33055 said...

I love the way you used the paste, that is one of my favorite ways also, I like to put on Picture frames.....thanks for a chance to win....and your post....

Jane Wetzel said...

this page is FABULOUS...LOVE the paste ...

allie.duckienz said...

love, love, love. The modelling paste looks fantab.

nicoleqmullen said...

The technique you used looks amazing, and I love the added touch of the moulding paste!

mrich2500 said...

Arrived here via Julie's blog...love what you have created...great inspiration!

Maria said...

Love the colors!!!! Molding paste is amazing!!!! :)

Lauren said...

Oh my, this is beautiful! Love the subtle colors you got with the stencil and paste.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Molding paste is fun to use and your Layout is just gorgeous!!

Margie said...

Beautiful page!

Cheryl Boglioli said...

Oh my goodness, I love this texture over the layers of color and stenciling.

Susan said...

Love the molding paste!

sewzallsquirrels said...

The soft colors that you used are fabulous and the way that the finished page is a sewed frame for the pictures does not overwhelm them.
Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Love that...how you used the paste just in places!!! Beautiful!!

Moongirl said...

Oh, I love what you did with it!

Bonnie in SC said...

Very subtle. The colors are so soothing. Lovely!

Bast said...

Beautiful! Love the look of it with the paste Thanx for the inspiration! :)

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

McStamper said...

Beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love how you used paste on just portions. Looks great!

Latonia Grant said...

awesome page

Kathi said...

I love all the layering that you did.

Great layout.

Lisa said...

I love the soft look and the way you cut away the squares.

jbonomo said...

Love the soft colors with splashes of cheery ones! Great grid idea, love the paint textures. Thank you!

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

This is gorgeous. I love the way you added texture with the molding paste.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

this is awesome! I love the texture with the molding paste.

famillemarleau said...

This is a beautiful page. Love the softness. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Linda said...

I love the softness of this page and the added depth of the molding paste adds a wonderful layer. Love the versatility of the stencil and how you al have used it in this blog hop!

Miss Kathy said...

The molding paste added so much to your layout. Very pretty.

milkcan said...

Absolutely stunning, Wilna! Thank you so much for participating in the hop!

Flo S. said...

So soft and pretty. Love the way you used the stencil.

Jenni said...

What a lovely layout, I like the colouring and depth with the cutouts and the modelling paste. I think I'm falling in love with this stencil!
Thanks for the inspiration
Jenni

Natou77 said...

never thought to add layers of color and textures, it is divine. Thanks for the inspiration

Joy said...

I love all the techniques you used on your layouts. I am going to go out to my craft room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom/ and play with the techniques you shared!