This week I recorded an episode of the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast.
As you can see from the photos, I make lots of funny faces when I'm talking and I gesticulate wildly. At one point during the voice-only recording, I raised my hand when I wanted to speak! In any case, give it a listen and see what you think!
And now onto today's guest post from Kelly Klapstein.
Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be invited by Julie to be a guest blogger today and am really excited to share some fun, easy techniques using some Balzer Designs stencils and Viva Décor Inka Gold. For dramatic effect, I’ve used some black tags and paper, but also applied it to white and manila to show varied effects.
Inka Gold is a beeswax medium with vibrant shimmer that comes in a rainbow of colours, and I’ve used it so many different ways. One of my favourite techniques is applying Inka Gold to paper with a stencil.
TIP: As soon as it dries, in a few minutes, buff Inka Gold with a clean dry cloth to bring out the shimmer and set the product. It won’t smudge!
Creative colour combinations are endless! You can combine different colours using only one stencil, as I did here, with Lava Red and Gold on the Flower Quarter. Just change up your foam… or your finger!
I had so much fun doing this blog post and playing with your wonderful stencils….thank you Julie! I hope all of you are inspired to pull out your stencils and try some of these great ideas from all the guest bloggers. I know I will!
Hi! My name is Kelly Klapstein, and I live way up north in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My crafting style is eclectic, and I love to design with a variety of themes, from vintage to cute to graphic, with some mixed media thrown in. Finding inspiration from nature, colours and my photos, I enjoy developing creative techniques and organic design elements that are original and intriguing. I currently write regular feature articles and design for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. Along with writing, I am passionate about teaching and am happiest in a classroom, crafting with others and sharing design ideas.
Visit me at www.kellycreates.ca
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/kellycreates