Friday 19 August 2016

Vintage Journey Guest Spot.

I was really honoured and flattered to be asked to present a guest piece on "A Vintage Journey" blog.
The inspiration by their designers is so varied and of such quality. I only started to participate fairly recently but am so enjoying the journey with them.
The topic for this month is "Stencil It".

I worked in my, now, very favourite repurposed girls annual. A charity shop find with the most wonderful quality pages which are really card.

I began by gessoing the page and gluing a few pieces of manuscript paper down. The stencil that I chose is one consisting of bubbles or circles.
I pressed Decoart Crackle paste through the stencil in 2 places and left to dry.

Next, I selected 2 Paperartsy fresco paints...Taupe and China Blue, and layered on some paint with my fingers. Before it was dry, I popped the stencil over the top and removed some of the paint with a baby wipe.

Then, once again with the same stencil, I dabble brown and blue archival ink over the page creating another layer.

My fourth use for the stencil was to draw through it onto some paper stash and cut out some assorted circles which I added. I added some White Fire treasure Gold to my circles to highlight the crackle.

Finally, I added a photo from Tim Holtz Photo Booth and chose a poem from another charity find about Love Without Hope.

I do hope that you like my creation and pop over to the Vintage Journey blog to enjoy lots of inspiration.


  1. Scrumptious, Hazel - so many of my favourite things all in one page - simply fabulous. Great to have you guesting with us at AVJ!
    Alison x

  2. What a lovely stenciled journal page Hazel! Wonderful variation of inked and pasted circles, thanks for sharing just how you put this together and for guest designing for us at AVJ! Julia xx

  3. Fabulous Hazel! I love your repurposed annual - I have been using an old library book recently for journaling too - they are fabulous! Great stencilling - so much depth with your layering. Nikki xx

  4. Wonderful Hazel! Love how you have used the circle stencil in multiple ways, love the drawn circles that you cut out to mount over the stenciled page, brilliant idea! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and for your guest designer post at A Vintage Journey, so glad you found us and can't wait to see what you create in the future! Deb xo

  5. Gorgeous page, and I love the idea of using a girls annual - I've kept all mine from my childhood but it's near impossible to find them in my messy loft!! I just remember the good quality pages now you mention it - I bet they are ideal for working on. I love the colour palette you used, and the textures and layers are fab. Congratulations on being guest designer - it's very well deserved.