Today I am featuring Printmaking Unleashed by Traci Bautista. This is her 3rd book in her Unleashed series! It focuses on a variety of items you can use and make to add marks in your work. One of the techniques is to make Hot Glue Stencils.
You want to make these stencils on a surface the glue won’t stick to, such as a craft mat. Then you simply squeeze out the glue in the shape you want. I did these spiral circle flowers. There are different glue guns on the market and some will give you a thinner line of glue – so experiment with the glue gun you own.
I then laid the stencils on my page and sprayed Dylusions sprays through them. Once dry I doodled around my flowers! You can use these with sprays and paints!
So check out your local bookstore for Printmaking Unleashed by Traci Bautista to learn more ways to add marks to your projects!
On the next episode I am making a background using products from Wendy Vecchi!
Lately I have been on a roll designing stencils. Something will spark an idea and I need to make that stencil right then! Most of my stencils are drawn by hand – I like that rough look vs. the straight line clean look. I think when making art journal pages the roughness fits into the page. I have been into making layering stencils – and last week I designed a new stencil! What I love is that I can draw my design and then use my Brother Scan n Cut to do just that – scan my design and cut it out! I cut all of my stencils from a Stencil Film that is reusable. I also sell my stencils in my Etsy Shop – ScrapTimeShop – so check them out! I will ship Everywhere!!
It is time to register for Exploring Art Journaling 5 – A Daily Dose of Inspiration! Each day, during the month of April, I will post an Art Journal Page I made, a real time Technique Video as well as a Stop-Motion video showing you how I put my page together! This time around I have added a quote on each of the pages, instead of a journaling prompt! There are 30 new techniques – so if you have taken any of the previous Exploring Art Journaling class, you are sure to learn something new!!
The class is $30 – just $1/day – to be inspired to create daily!!
You can register now! I have provided a Supply List on the site already!
I have released 3 iBooks this year! They are all part of my Step By Step Art Journaling series. It is the same material that is in the online class, but it is in an iBook format. iBooks are only viewable on iPads and updated MAC computers, using the iBooks app. These books are made using Apple software, so they won’t be released for any other tablets. However, all of this material is available as an online class!
Next week and I showing you the latest 3 iBooks – Step By Step Art Journaling Creating pages 5-7 – plus I will be giving some away!! As well, I am showing you Traci Bautista’s latest book – Printmaking Unleashed and sharing how to make a Hot Glue Stencil!