Monday, February 10, 2014

Painting the Town...

Happy Monday! I hope everyone is staying warm. As I am typing, I am wrapped in a blanket in front of a fire. ...and it is only going to get colder here!

Today I am so excited to share that Genuinely Jane Studios has teamed up with The Crafter's Workshop to bring you all kinds of inspiration!

Working with the Genuinely Jane Studios Cascade Album and The Crafter's Workshop Urban Landscape stencil I created a album to hold all my photos from my nights on the town!

I started with a little Gesso and adhered it right on to the unfinished wood: 

I sprayed the wood generously with a mist that I made using the following: 
1. Distress Re-Inker - Black Soot
2. Perfect Pearls - Blue Patina 
3. Water
Put all three ingredients into a Mini-Mister and shake it up! Now for a little magic... 

The Gesso acts as a resist... so I was able to take a damp wipe and wipe the ink off my buildings:

Once all wiped down, I went in with the second part of the stencil, a dabber, and Staz On ink in Royal Purple. 

...and when I lifted my stencil, I was in love! 

(The shimmer that you see is from the Perfect Pearls that was in the mist)

In fact... I loved it so much that I changed my whole concept for the book. I did not want to cover up any of my buildings! 
So I used acetate pages throughout and left my wood pieces to be seen in all there glory. Here are some of my pages: 

The theme behind this album is "Paint the Town". I have included some of my favorite photos from my nights out with friends. I still have quite a few to add, but made sure that there was plenty of space, pockets, and tags to put photos. 

Going to see bands play is one of my favorite things to do. I have a whole section for these pictures. If you look closely on the left, you can see that the photo is on a piece of acetate. 

...and it wouldn't be a complete Paint the Town album without a picture of my Bestie & Me... we are partners in crime. Our Friday texts usually go something like, "Want to get into some trouble tonight!" (DISCLAIMER: we really don't get in trouble... we just like going out and having fun....) 

and what night out would be complete without silly crazy pictures... I created a pocket with tags to hide these little gems... Here is the front and back of the pocket: 

I thoroughly enjoyed working on this album with my stencil and gesso. Until next time, HAPPY CREATING! 


1 comment:

  1. Fabulous! LOVE all that texture and the stencil is fantastic!!!