Hi there everyone! This is Jenni here today sharing another fun & different way to use your stencils.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I basically used this 12×12 stencil as a stamp for creating a large background I then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I used a piece of 140lb. watercolor paper and saturated the entire stencil “Tiled Flower” using this jumbo embossing ink pad.
I put a piece of chipboard over the stencil and used a brayer to make sure I transferred as much of the embossing ink to the watercolor paper. After adding white embossing powder to the entire piece of paper, I melted it with my heat gun and watched the pattern emerge! It is like watching magic for me! Then I began the slow, but fun process of watercoloring the flowers and leaves in the pattern!
After it was all painted and dried, I added some gold stickles over the flower centers. I laminated the painted product in order to make it more sturdy and finished looking. I adhered the laminated piece to a 9×11 piece of chipboard. I decided it needed one more detail, adding some gold embossing paste onto a sticker in the bottom right corner.
Finally, I used a binding machine to bind my chipboard covers and the heavy white cardstock I cut to make a custom journal!
This is the final finished book here! I am so excited by the way it turned out and love finding new ways to use my stencils.
You can follow the link below to the stencils I used:
TCW537 – 12×12 Doodling Template – Tiled Flowers
TCW527s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Mini Word Association
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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
6 thoughts on “Stencils for Embossed and Watercolored Journal Cover”
Beautiful; & pleasant !
Thanks so much!! 🙂
love the idea of making the stencil do double duty as a giant stamp, and inking with embossing ink!!! Very good idea. I am going to try this!!
Thank you Karen! Share it with us on Instagram or Facebook…can’t wait to see!
Oh sooo lovely and fun and bright and happy Jenni – thanks bunches for such great inspiration. j.
This came out great! Very jealous of your binding machine! Maybe one day…