Wednesday, October 16, 2013

StencilGirl & Xyron Make a Great Team!


Having fun today with StencilGirl and Xyron products!  Come join me!


I chose StencilGirl's Stitch a Greek Border stencil (designed by Maria McGuire) to add some pizzaz and texture to my El Capitan scrapbook layout!

I had several larger sized photos that I did not want to cut down, so I made a double spread using chunky cardboard borders, paper, ribbon and washi tape.

To help adhere all my chunky goodness down I used a combination of two different Xyron adhesives ~ the double sided high tack tape and the high tack adhesive dots.  Both of these worked excellent with my slightly chunkier embellishments and larger photos. They were very strong and nothing lifted up.




After I laid out my photos and embellishments the way I wanted, I decided to add a bit of "pop" and "texture" with the Stitch a Greek Border stencil by Maria McGuire.   I love all the possibilities of this stencil, the repeating patterns and possibilities.

I used a little bit of light molding paste and part of the border to scrape in VERY lightly some texture.











After it dried, I inked it up a bit very lightly with brown ink.







I have to say this is the first time I have ever used molding paste on a scrapbook page.  I recommend a very light touch. It makes the perfect embellishment!





What do you think?









18 comments:

  1. AWESOME photos and FABULOUS double layout - LOVE your textured stencilling!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration - I feel the need to try molding paste too :)

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  2. Oh This is wonderful!!! I love it!

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  3. Love your layout and the pics of Yosemite which is right in my backyard (ok it's 20 miles away)

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  4. I love how you used the masking.. what great fun shots. Wonderfully done.

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  5. Well, what I think is that this is beautiful. Your placement and colors really make this work... and molding paste.. such a great touch.

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  6. So gorgeous, Kirsten! Love the placement of the stencils!!

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  7. Very lovely. I need to
    get some paste and
    try it, thanks for the
    inspiration.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. This is wonderful -- great photos and layout! Makes me want to pull out my stuff and get to work! :-)

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  9. I LOVE stencils on scrapbook pages and your beautiful layout is NO exception. Thank you for using my stencil :)

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  10. Such a great way to build a scrapbook page with stencils! Love all the overlapping and texture too!

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  11. What a great layout! I love that stencil and am going to have to add it to my craft supplies! TFS!

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  12. This scrapebook page must be a favorite to your family!

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  13. Spectacular!! The spots with the paste look so 3-D as to nearly pop off the page like plastic clips or something. This is phenomenal. Love it.
    <3 J

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  14. Stencils and modelling paste...a marriage made in heaven.

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  15. Great idea to combine some mixed media art techniques to a scrapbook page! I love texture so the molding paste idea calls to me!

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  16. my noggin is swirling with artsy ideas after reading your blog!!! so much fun creating with you Stencil girls all week!

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  17. The molding paste is an amazing detail. SO much fun!! Loved playing with Stencil Girl this week!

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  18. LOVING that technique with molding paste! Sorry this is a little late but thank you SO much for swapping and hopping with us over at Xyron! :)

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