Friday 1 June 2018

Stencil It for A Vintage Journey # 66

Hello lovely visitors and welcome. Happy sunny month of June to you all!

Today I am excited to host the latest challenge at A Vintage Journey, where our theme this month is "Stencil It".
 Here is a description of the challenge:
Create a project using at least one stencil, in a style that fits our challenge focus - vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk. There are so many possibilities to be creative with stencils on your cards, journals, layouts, ATCs or 3D projects. Stencils offer endless possibilities, be creative and have fun!

And here is the project I created for the challenge:
It's an altered file folder, made into a booklet with several pockets holding tags showing different stencil techniques.
Here is a close up of the embellishments. The stencilling on the front was done with the help of texture paste and Seth Apter's Rust Baked Textures embossing powder.
Here's a view of the first inside page with the tags in their pockets.
And here you can see the second page. I created 4 size 8 and one large size 10 tag that fits in a top loading pocket in the centre of the booklet.
The 4 smaller tags

the large tag
And here finally is the back of the folder, using the same stencil and embossing technique.

I have not given you any further information about the techniques I used or how I made the folder, because in two weeks time I will do a full tutorial on how to make the folder on the Vintage Journey blog. I will also do several tutorials on the tags here on my own blog, - so stay tuned for that if you are interested.

Meanwhile do hop over to A Vintage Journey to see what my super talented teamies have created and of course we all hope that you will play along in this fun challenge!

Thanks for your visit and as I will be posting two further projects on this super busy first of June, I'll hope to see you again in the not to distant future.


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a fabulous creation Astrid who would have thought there would be even more loveliness inside it. Layers and textures..!! Looking forward to those tutorials to see exactly how it all came to be..
Hugs Tracey xx

Brenda Brown said...

Your file folder booklet is inspired Astrid with all the techniques you have used and the colours and designs included. What a great way to keep those fab tags to remind you of different ways to use a stencil, love it xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Completely scrumptious - probably my favourite of the three posts today (busy woman!)... I love the Baroque stencil texture on the cover and the lovely lettering on the tag pockets. A perfect reminder of why stencils are such an amazing tool in the craft room.
Alison x

Redanne said...

Oh wow Astrid, I think I could use some stencil lessons from you, you do it so well. Your file album is beautiful, I love how you stencilled the front and back covers - the rusty embossing is fabulous! I am already looking forward to your tutorial(s)! Hugs, Anne xx

Nancy Wethington said...

WOW! Love this folder and all the luscious texture.

Dorthe said...

Soo love the stencil on the front, Astrid, oh wow, it is a stunning cover, both front and back- and then your inside pages with lovely images, and stencils, too. so wonderful with the tags, and sweetness you created with papers, and images-
Hugs, Dorthe xx

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful stencil project Astrid! LOVE the red stenciling on your cover with so much dimension as well as the loops of wire and flowers - and each of your tags is a work of art in itself - I look forward to see all the details on future posts! A great challenge for AVJ this month! Julia xx

froebelsternchen said...

This is so utterly beautiful - front - cover and the insode page! You are such a master Astrid Simply AMAZING!

Annie said...

Having seen this amazing journal IRL I know how fabulous it is with all those textural delights and the amazing details you always incorporate to perfection x A wonderful challenge and those tags are a work of art on their own xx Almost finished mine...just the tags to do xx

TFS and huge hugs
Annie x

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous tag book Astrid, wonderful textures and the rusting looks amazing.
Yvonne xx

Helen Wallace said...

Your Art is always inspiring Astrid and this is another example of your creativity, this time with stencils. Love the vintage vibe and all the different effects you achieved.

Jennie Atkinson said...

WOW Astrid !! So many wonderful stencilling techniques and stunning textures. Looking forward to seeing more but just wonderful to get lost in all your wonderful designs. They are all so inspiring x

A Pink said...

Oh boy have you treated us to a real 'stencil fest'! Astrid . Totally adore your fabulously stencilled file album so brilliantly designed and executed and four gorgeous tags too ! Cover to cover inspiring creativity! Looking forward to seeing the follow ups .

Thanks for a great challenge .
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs x

Hazel Agnew said...

I love your work Astrid, it inspires me to get going. Particularly like the file album which speaks to me. Fabulous! Xx

ann barnes said...

I am absolutely "staying tuned" This is such a wonderful treat for the eyes and obviously the touch! I love the effects that can be achieved with stencils whether by inks, or pastes, or a combination. So much eye candy, I am looking forward to each and every detail. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! ~Ann xx

Nikki Acton said...

Love this folder tag booklet - such a wonderful idea full of scrumptious tags and wonderful details! Cant wait to see the more detailed post!!! Nikki x

sarascloset said...

I love this little folder--what a clever design that I must case! Great idea to make a sampling of stencil techniques on these gorgeous tags! I can't wait for all the details, but I am loving what I see here! Hugs!

Jackie PN said...

A lovely folder and those tags are adorable!!
I rally love the stencils you chose and the applications in different mediums-love your layers!
Jackie xo

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, this is one amazing altered file folder! How wonderful that it holds different stenciling techniques on each page too - perfect 😁. I love the new theme you have chosen over at A Vintage Journey this month and look forward to joining in. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x
p.s. we had an engineer round this morning to fix the internet with lots of wires and boxes replaced it should be fixed. I just need to catch up on everyone's posts now 😉. J x

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