PaperArtsy Challenge blog Topic 12 Stencils.

Hello friends and welcome to my craft garden.
I was resting little while the blog.
On the PaperArtsy blog Topic 12 Stencil this time, I was always inspired by Lin Brown's use of stencils. Her blog 'Yours Artfully' is here.  And I followed her tutorial of my background.
I took 8 x 8 Journal and I made the cover first.
I glued some Prima's cutting papers onto the cover background then I brayered by Honey Dew, Wisteria, Cheesecake and Caribbean Sea Fresco Paints. Next I used Prima and Tim Holtz's stencils by Taupe and Nougat Fresco Paints. After the paints  dried I paint Snow Flake Fresco and sprayed water.
The background was completely dry I used StencilGirl's bird stencil and doodling the flower and bubbles.
I made layers, 1, I stamped Linne Perrella's LPC 009 onto the section tracing paper by cobalt Archival. 2, Die cut the Dial of a clock and distressed it by paints and texture paste. 3, I used gold embossing powder and made the letters.
Finally I glued 1-3 staffs onto the background. 
This is the journal cover what  I made, I'm so sorry for long description without the process photos. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful craft days.
Etsuko xxx


  1. Fabulous! Love those birds with the music notes on them and the background is great. I'm off to see if I can find the same tutorial now Etsuko :oD


  2. Wonderful. The birds really make the whole cover pop.

  3. Plenty of textures on your cover, very nice too... Love the distressed and textured clock die-cut.

  4. Etsuko your book cover is really beautifully made with the sweet birds and lovely flowers,

  5. That's great, a gorgeous piece of art.

  6. What a great page - love how you've combined the stamps, and the golden sunshine colours make it a lovely garden!
    Alison xx

  7. Your book cover looks amazing Etsuko! I love the colours and design!
    Alison x

  8. This is beautiful Etsuko, gorgeous stamping xx

  9. Wonderful, so bright and sunny with great texture.


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