Sunday, August 26, 2018

Blog Hop Album-Come Join the Fun

Hi everyone!!!

I'm so honored to be included in this great Blog Hop.  We're celebrating embossing powders from Seth Apter/Emerald Creek, Seth's Paint from PaperArtsy and Eileen Hull's Wrapped Journal die from Sizzix.  I hope you'll enjoy the hop and follow along with all the Artists sharing their amazing talents and projects created just for you.....here's mine.

I'll show you just how easy it is to enhance simple chipboard and paper. So here we go.

The cover is layers of paper that were stamped with archival inks and paints. Edges are created with Rocky Road EP, and the chipboard pieces are embossed with layers of Baked Textures.



This is the back and spine of the book. This die cut produces one long piece of chipboard that wraps around perfectly to create a brilliantly designed small journal.

Here I've used paints Midnight and Buff from Set 1 of Seth's collections before stamping with archival black ink. You will not find a better paint to stamp on - anywhere! I simply love to stamp on Fresco Paints.

BUT, the other wonderful feature of these paints is that some are opaque, some are translucent, and some are semi-opaque. That's the magic. You can stamp an image with archival ink, use translucent paint over it, and NOT lose the clarity of the stamping!!! Pretty cool.

Here I stamped small and large images on the paper. Then I painted highlights with translucents and watered down opaques and semi-opaques. Finally the piece of paper is completely covered with 2 layers of Chunky Beeswax before gluing to the back of the journal. I love how it turned out!



This signature is a great example of Seth's 4 Fresco Paint colors from PaperArtsy. I used mini clear stamps to stamp onto scrapbook paper. The middle image is a stamp with Deep Sea BT. The chunky powder really changes a detailed stamp by adding texture. The edges of the paper are enhanced with Rocky Road BT embossing powder.

All Seth's Baked Texture Powders from Emerald Creek are amazing.


Add a chipboard saying with pop dots and your signature cover is done. Another great PaperArtsy stamp is on the back of the other signature.


The number stamp is used with Patina Oxide powder and the splashes are with Rocky Road on this signature page.

The stencil work is created with texture paste and a mixture of paint colors. The pen nibs stamp have highlights painted with Fresco Paints.



 The True North is embossed with Chunky Beeswas and the Diary page stamp is embossed with Deep Sea. Diluted paints add color to the snail-looking images.



Now, here's adding color to metal. I painted this Grungy Butterfly from Finnabair with Buff, Midnight, Mahogany, Terra Cotta, and Smoked Paprika Fresco Paints.



Then I added the Baked Texture EPs in several layers of colors and clear Beeswax.

Is that cool, or what?!?!



This is the inside of my book before the signatures are added.  I painted the inside of the spines with Seth's new paints, and then stamped with archival ink.

Again you can see the color added to the stamped images. More to come with this section later.


Now I decided to add paint and EP to some plain wooden beads....you be the judge. 

They are strung onto the ends of the elastic cord that holds the signatures in place.


Here you see the dimension that comes with BTs on plain chipboard as you begin to add more layers to your project. The piece on the right also has micro beads embedded when the powders are still hot.


More examples of the embossing powders and stamps on plain chipboard. Simply push the chipboard face down into the embossing ink pad and add the embossing powders. When they're still hot, sprinkle more colors on top and let them melt in. Add a stamp to this "hot mess" and you get even more texture.


This is the last signature that has the key and plate added. I used the Deep Sea BT to emboss stamp the India Ink piece and a bit of distress inks for more color.


So there you have it. You put these 4 signatures together with elastic cord through the 4 holes that come punched with Eileen's fantastic die. I punched two holes in the journal to add vintage material as a ribbon tie. Copper eyelets fit into all these holes and just give it a bit of shine. Always love my metal.

To enter, leave a comment on each of the blogs for your best chance to win $150US prize package from Emerald Creek, Seth Apter, Paper Artsy and Eileen Hull Designs. Giveaway closes 8/29 and winner announced 8/30. Good Luck!


Now check out the rest of the "hoppers" here for more tips and designs.
Leave a comment for a chance to WIN!

Your Friend in ART,
Linda
Linda Cain (You are here)

134 comments:

Sandy S. said...

Ooooh my that butterfly looks stunning !

Cathy Potosky said...

Beautiful project! That butterfly is spectacular!

Sheryl Priest said...

I love your cover!, So different from the previous stops.
Thanks for the tips for making a "hot mess"

Mieke Middelhuis said...

Beautiful, I love the complexity...thanks!

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG Linda, this is simply STUNNING!!! Love every little corner, what you did with those products just looks amazing, so many cool ideas!! Great inspiration, thanks!

Nancy Wethington said...

Linda, as usual your work is so very detailed and gorgeous. Those powders are amazing! Love the Paper Artsy images you used.

Pia said...

Wau wau great album

Jan Hill said...

Fantastic layers of goodness x

Jackie PNeal said...

WOw oh WOW oh WOW!
Linda! You absolutely knocked this out of the park girlfriend!
Your journal with all of it's yummy colors,stamping,powders and textures-well, simply amazing...no, nothing simply about this, this is Outstanding! Your details right down to those embossed beads,WOW,you blew me away!
this truly is one gorgeous journal and you have shown every product used,in it's best light-well done! Bravo!
Jackie xo

ellyscard creatief said...

Gorgeous album Jenny, that butterfly is amazing. I love the pen nip stamp to.

Vicki G said...

This is spectacular!

Karen Conner said...

As always, your work is amazing!! That butterfly technique ROCKS!!

Debbie Bonner said...

Awesome butterfly and journal.

Nora said...

Brilliant work!!! I adore it!

Jenn White said...

Great Art Linda! I LOVE YOUR JOURNAL! The stamped images are fantastic choices. Great use of the powders on the metal pieces, chipboard pieces & wooden beads. *☆♡☆* You never cease to amaze me, inspire me & teach me something new. ♡

Tammy said...

What a wonderful creation! That butterfly is just gorgeous!Everything about this journal is perfect!

Juli Loves Paper said...

Wow-so much beautiful work!! It’s very clean mixed media and I think it’s perfect.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing! I will pin for future inspiration!

Robn said...

This is lovely! The signatures are perfect!

Michelle Golz said...

Holy smokes! This is my favorite so far! Thanks it's beautiful work!

Susie Bentz said...

Linda I don't even know where to start! This is absolutely amazing! The layers on that butterfly are awesome! Such a great showcase piece for all of the products. Well done!

Thelma said...

I love the look. I aspire to this but have a long way to go.

Linda S said...

Another great project Linda!! I have been following you for a few years now. Love your style! You inspire me with every post.

Bibliofil said...

This project is beyond beautiful!! I wish I could see it live!

Thank you for sharing!!!

PiHi said...

This is sure a treasure and a eye candy. I would love see all the details in this project. Thank you for sharing!

Minas kreativa said...

Wow! Brilliant make <3 Thanks for sharing your beautuful journal!

Cecile said...

Lovely ! And I would never have invented to use microbeads in embossing powder. I will try it tomorrow :)

Theresa Gonzales said...

Oh my goodness that butterfly. I recently did something similar but no where near as beautiful. I need to make more. Love your style.

Happy Me said...

Wonderful that you used micro beads in the embossing process . Cool idea

Allison Verboort said...

This is just amazing! Your entire cover and signatures are stunning, looove this a lot 🖤🖤🖤

toni said...

This journal demonstrates just how wonderfully all these superb sponsors products work together! Fantastic results x

Michelle said...

Linda, this is fantastic to say the least, so many things to look at each time I scroll back and find something new, and the beads turned out great! thanks for that tip!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. The vintage
look of the cover is
wonderful. Have to
get this die and start
playing. thanks for
sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debbie W said...

this is wonderful, and my favourite!

Noreen said...

The butterfly is so cool! And the key and plate are also a great addition.

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning, inside and out, Linda! That butterfly on the cover is glorious, and I love the glowing blue spine. What an amazing hop - it's lovely to be a part of it.
Alison x

Unknown said...

I am blown away by all the amazing textures and colors you achieved on this piece! Fantastic!

Jenn DuBell said...

As always I love love love this! Linda your work is always amazing!!

Angela Running said...

Love that butterfly?

A Pink said...

Your Journal is absolutely Outstanding! . It showcases the products and your amazing creative talent superbly. You totally rock it ! Nothing but heaps of love for this. ♥♥♥ x

Rea' said...

Such amazing techniques on the embellishments love the keys and those beads; the transformation is awesome !

lisa rene said...

All of these examples are gorgeous!

Ellie Knol said...

That butterfly.. I am in awe! What a good idea to use beeswax on it too! Makes it more shiny I guess?! Gorgeous album, and so much detail with beautiful texture!

stampinsam said...

I love all of the texture and dimension which make your journal so interesting!

backintheday said...

Love your use of an assortment of stamps, and also the creation of that heavy metal textures. And adding texture to the beads is really unique!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous work of art your journal is! Wonderful decoration and techniques inside and out!

Betty winnie said...

The butterflies and beads, I'll have to give them a try.

Dana M said...

So cool! Amazingly creative and so full of depth and texture - WOW!

ionabunny said...

This is yummy and gorgeous and I want to hold it and touch it and love it. What a fabtatstic piece of art. Thank you for sharing. Hugz

Edwige Viel said...

Oh my ! So much beauty on a little journal ! All the details, color combination, texture, everything is beautiful !

PaulaK said...

So many layers and textures, wonderful x

Jenny Marples said...

Oh be still my beating heart! All those delicious embossed details and beautiful stamping combined to make a fantastic journal! xx

Margie Higuchi said...

Hi, Linda! Had to sneak in here to see all the wonderful eye candy you created <3 Um...WOW! Loved all the textures and elements you included...so inspired, as always! Hope you are doing well <3

nancy buzzard said...

Beautiful journal and signatures; I love the embossed metal pieces, especially the butterfly. Stunning!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Oh me oh my! What a superb piece. Love how your butterfly and chipboard bellies ( key etc) turned out. The whole thing is a masterpiece! Fun fun fun!!!

suzieq23 said...

As always Linda you just WOW me. Everything is just gorgeous. Your creative mind is just amazing. You also had great products to use to transform Eileen's journal. Thank you!

Christina Sedor said...

This is fabulous Linda!! Loving all the textures and colours, especially the butterfly.

My name is Cindy said...

My mind is blown!! Just awesome. TFS.

Carol w said...

Beautiful journal, packed with wonderful images and finishes!

Colette Larson said...

Absolutely gorgeous work of art! Love all the detail, texture and color. Must try some of these products, especially the “Baked Texture”!

Kimberly Barcello said...

This is fabulous!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wow, such a fabulous project! I love that butterfly! So many great products.

wendy baysa said...

Wow, what a color palette! Lovely project :)

Debi Adams said...

I love the diversity in your journal! So creative and so many applications of products! I need to work on my pages now! Thanks for sharing!

Nina Fickett said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I’m officially creatively inspired.

Jean Bullock said...

This is absolutely magical. You really showed off the featured products and your artistry at the same time. Well done!

Kim Collister said...

Linda, I adore every inch of this and most of all, I really appreciate seeing sone of these products you used. I am really excited about the opportunity to play with these products! Totally in love with these stamps and the paints sound awesome as well as the embossing powders! Love your product and so glad I stopped in!!!

Kim Collister said...

If I could get my fingers to work, my comment might make more sense! LOL. Love your project!
Thanks Linda!

Peg Robinson said...

Wow,wow. wow Just stunning.

Seth said...

This is jaw dropping amazing Linda. As I read through the post I kept thinking this is any favorite part. Until I got to the next part. And the next. This is one project I need to see in person! Thanks so very much for joining us in the hop.

EsseyBleu said...

Love the cover and the color and the stamping on the spine. Beautiful!

kim TangledBlueRose said...

I love every single bit of this amazing book! WOW! So much to see and love. Truly brilliant. I think I am really loving the stamping into the powder, so gorgeous!
Thanks sooooo very much for sharing all your beautiful pictures and project!
Kim

Anonymous said...

You inspire me. I love seeing your creations.
Debbie Emmons

Gillian Ivy said...

What an awesome layout! Love everything about this.

Unknown said...

Really beautiful!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Wow! This is all so beautiful!! The layers and colours are fabulous!

Sheri W said...

I love the idea of covering beads! Your project has so much depth. It is beautiful.

Debbi B said...

Such an amazing piece of work! Sooo much detail and beautiful elements. Love all the stamping and the wooden beads really are gorgeous!

TT’s Odyssey said...

Love the embossed metal elements!

Ingrid said...

WOW - those little elements you created sure to make that. What an incredible little journal. I love all the character it has. :)

Ann Barnes said...

Linda, this is stunning, both inside and out! The way that you've incorporated the powders just enhances the beauty! I love the butterfly, but those beads are so awesome! I would never have thought to emboss my wooden beads, and now I definitely will consider it! thank you so much for explaining about the paper artsy paints, I have always seen wonderful work created with them, but never truly understood them! Now that I do, I think its time to get some to try. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous art and creativity! Such an incredible journal.

Deb Fortin said...

Lots of yummy layers to this book. makes me want to get out my embossing powders and play along. In fact I think i will go do that as soon as Im finished hopping.....

Laurie said...

So many wonderful layers, but the butterfly and beads are my favorite. Can't wait to try these wonderful products!

Karen said...

Wow great project! love your color palette & especially that butterfly technique-stunning!!!

silvia said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the key and keyholes!!

Heather Maxwell said...

Your stuff is always so fabulous Linda! Love the way those beads and CB embellishments came out. I'll have to try that one right away! Also love the stamps (especially Lynne's) and the color scheme.
~ Heather

Carlotta Holman said...

I never would have thought to add the paint and BT to wooden beads...guess what I'm doing as soon as I get into my studio. TFS

Joy Meadows said...

A fantastic use of all of the products that were sent to you! So many details to examine. Love the butterfly and the beads; but they are only a part of this fabulous journal! Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann said...

Beautiful the level of texture and finish is fabulous.

Lisa Andersson said...

Fantastic project! So many beautiful details and love how you work with embossing powder. The butterfly, key and plates looks awesome.

Priscilla said...

Stunning Journal! You put so much detail into it. Love it!

Donna said...

The detail work is exquisite and the design is right up my street. Swoon!

Shari Knight said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I can hardly wait to get my hands on one of these Eileen Hull Dies. Such an inspiration, Thank you!

MicheleV said...

Outstanding use of the embossing powders and paints. The finishes are abosolutely gorgeous.

Debby said...

Amazing project! love what you created as always.

Carol Plume said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning! Love it

Unknown said...

You continue to amaze. I do pretty well with one 'piece' but thinking of coordinating all the diff 'sides/surfaces' of this journal makes my head explode! You make it look easy and FASCINATING

Helen H ORIGINALS said...

Thanks for sharing - so much embossing yummyness. Wooden beads!! They look amazing. And great ideas for using those fabulous stamps.

simo said...

Gorgeous, outstanding journal! Love all the details...thanks for the inspiration! ❤

flyingdutchbird said...

Wow, I love the textures and all the different looks in this album. The Finnabair butterfly is one of my favourite embellishments in my stash, I must use it some time :)
The embossed chipboard pieces are so fabulous, I love using that technique.
I'm really enjoying this blog hop, thanks for taking part!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! This is absolutely wonderful! I couldn't stop scrolling back and to! Chrisx

Melissa Hines said...

breathtaking! omg.. love every single bit of the book.. the cover made me gasp - the butterfly is amazing - the embossing on chipboard images is making me rethink my destash lol thank you so much for sharing!!!

Deborah Cox said...

Those colors and the butterfly, awesome!

Roxanne Pafundi said...

Wow! really love all the elements in this great journal. Totally different style. Love the grunge and different detail. So much to see here! TFS!

Jan Hobbins said...

Gorgeous journal! Love all your stamping and embossing!

2amscrapper said...

Hi Linda! So much detail in each signature! What a treasure! Helene

Karen said...

Dream indeed...why didn’t I know about Seth’s fresco paints. They will be on order tonight. I love that you spent time with the inside of the cover, even where it’s bound. And the color change on the outside cover is so eye catching. As you explain each of your pages, it’s pretty clear how much fun you had creating them. Im curious about the chunky beeswax, if that means you added extra in places and didn’t melt it smooth. I’m assuming so. Your journal is worthy of all the products you used. The stamp with all the pen nubs is really interesting too. Dreamy from page to page

Tonya said...

Love all the details, colors and textures in your journal! Fabulous! <3

Kim Collister said...

Back again! I just had to look at your journal again!! Dying for these stamps and just love all the techniques you used!

Paula Miller said...

THANK YOU for sharing how you paint/ crackle/ emboss etc metal elements. Love!

Sue D said...

Fabulous inside and out. Love the butterfly and the beads.

Linda M. Cain said...

The embossing powder itself is called Chunky Beeswax, but yes it does have a chunky texture with various sized pieces of “powder.”

Livia Yellowbird said...

Wow! Awesome job, love every little detail of your journal, very inspiring
Beautiful work, love it 👉❤😁

Mary Carseldine said...

Love how this has been done.😊

Wendy Lambert said...

This is just wow! So freakin talented! I would love to be able to make something like this.

debbie rifkin said...

wow, truly amazing, liked how you added the Baked Texture EPs in several layers of colors and clear Beeswax.

Jean said...

Simply stunning. Such amazing details! Love the texture!

Anne Dwyer said...

Just absolutely stunning - got to try that butterfly thank yo so much for showing us!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

What a gorgeous use of so many favorite stamps! This is truly inspiring Linda!

Marty's Crafts said...

I liked everything.

Sue said...

Wow Linda this is gorgeous! xx

Cathy Parlitsis said...

I LOVE your details! The keys and locks are especially beautiful!
The butterfly is gorgeous!
Nice work on the whole project!

Kate Yetter said...

These are some amazing pages inside your journal! I absolutely LOVE the stamped images you used and the texture on that butterfly. Gorgeous!
Kate

Carol said...

awesome as always love the inside covers yummy xx

Tina said...

Absolutely stunning! Love everything about it.

Melissa Edwards said...

I'm a little late to the blog but I couldn't find out how to access it until now. Anyway, love all the projects above and can't wait to see everyone's blog! This will be short as my keyboard is being finicky today! (Or maybe I just have fat fingers!)

I love what you have done and can't wait to try my own book! Love these colors!

Lynne Forsythe said...

AS ALWAYS....your work is STUNNING!!! Thank You for sharing sooooo many AMAZING techniques. ❤

L. Tree Kienbaum said...

Whew, Linda! What a treasure—from every detailed, imaginative angle. I’m now a fan and will follow your work. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Gosh your book is amazing. I love the elements and the whole thing just jumps with creativity! you are right..the butterfly is awesome!

Sharon Y said...

What a wonderful vintage looking journal. The transformation of the wooden beads is stunning!

Angela said...

Love your cover! So many elements and very stunning!

Hope said...

Love the butterfly and dimensions. The cover is gorgeous and the vintage look through out is nice.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! What a wonderful project!!! Love the details!!!

Linda M. Cain said...

Thank you so much everyone! This was a phenomenal hop and I loved every single one of your comments. You’re the best!
Good luck to all,

~Linda