StencilGirl / Lindy’s Gang Blog Hop

Hi and thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m so excited to be taking part in this StencilGirl / Lindy’s Gang Blog Hop. For me, this was a wonderful opportunity to bring together products from two companies that I’m crazy about,

This is a BIG blog hop, full of inspiration from both creative teams, so after you’re done here be sure to hop on over to the other blogs and comment along the way for a chance to win the Giveaway!

I started with a spiral bound media journal and gave it a generous layer of gesso. I taped off the handle so as to not get gesso on it.

Once the gesso was dry, I used modeling paste and the Fleur Mix Stencil to add some texture to the cover.

I added color using some of Lindy’s fabulous sprays. The colors I used were:

  • Tears On My Pillow Tangerine
  • Summer Lovin’ Sea
  • Mango Mania
  • Autumn maple Crimson

After hitting it with a heat gun, I used the New Orleans 4 stencil and a bit more modeling paste to add some contrasting texture.

While that dried, I sprayed some resin moulded flowers with Autumn maple Crimson Lindy’s spray then rubbed a bit of gesso lightly over the tops of each to enhance the ridges and grooves.

I added some scraps of trim that I had in my stash and an old photo, then added Sandra Dee Sepia spray and touches of Magical Shaker in Guten Tag Teal for contrast.

To finish it off, I added some burlap and lace butterflies and mounted all the pieces to my journal using hot glue.

Thank you for following along. Please leave a comment below for a chance to win the giveaway prize!

Blog Hop Order:
April 18
Mary Beth Shaw
Gwen Lafleur
Mary C. Nasser
Debi Adams
Tina Walker
Kate Palmer
Cindy Wille
Natalie May
Pascale Bernard
Anat Weksler
Bertheas Peggy aka Nirvana
Elena Martynova

April 19
Belen Sotelo – You are here
Cindy Gilstrap
Kiala Givehand
Torrie Gass
Janet Joehlin
Valerie Ouellet
Aga Baraniak
Sivan Amedi
Aleksandra Mihelič
Joanna Marquet
Phoebe Tonosaki
Caroline Parent

April 20
Carol Baxter
Sandee Setliff
Karen Gaunt
Louise Nelson
Sherry Canino
Kerry Fellowes
Yulianna Efremova
Kasia Bogatko-Skoczypiec
Olga Bielska
Olga Ravenskaya


One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to Lindy’s Gang
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Lindy’s Gang’s Facebook page on Wednesday, April 25.


62 Comments on StencilGirl / Lindy’s Gang Blog Hop

  1. Rachel Bell
    April 18, 2018 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this so much! Your creativity ignites the page! The design and colors you chose are awesome! ~Rachel Bell bellbrzs (at) cox (dot net)

  2. zannie
    April 18, 2018 at 11:18 pm (3 years ago)

    can really feel that texture

  3. Angela
    April 19, 2018 at 4:25 am (3 years ago)

    I love this!!! I have been experimenting with Modeling paste so it is great to see someone use it in such a creative way. I also LOVE the burlap and lace butterflies… did you make those??
    ImMysteryious(at)Hotmail (dot com)

    • Belen Sotelo
      April 25, 2018 at 6:53 am (3 years ago)

      I picked them up at my local craft store. Thank you for hopping by my blog!

  4. Brigitte
    April 19, 2018 at 5:11 am (3 years ago)

    Nice work love your style

  5. Eloise
    April 19, 2018 at 5:16 am (3 years ago)

    Love the colors..very eye catching. Thanks for sharing. –ej (dot) luyk (at) yahoo (dot com)

  6. Isabelle StOnge
    April 19, 2018 at 6:34 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful! I love your page!

  7. Terry O'Neill
    April 19, 2018 at 6:52 am (3 years ago)

    Lovely and sentimental. Thanks for sharing!

    • Belen Sotelo
      April 25, 2018 at 6:56 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you for stopping by!

  8. Alexa Doebler
    April 19, 2018 at 7:24 am (3 years ago)

    Yay Belen! SO gorgeous! As usual ?
    Blue Woods Design

  9. Dots to lines
    April 19, 2018 at 7:32 am (3 years ago)

    Fabulous journal cover! The textures are colours are so pretty! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

  10. Shelly Greene
    April 19, 2018 at 8:03 am (3 years ago)

    Love the use of so many layers.

  11. Debi Vought
    April 19, 2018 at 8:45 am (3 years ago)

    Very pretty! I especially like the flowers you created! Thanks for sharing, Belen!

  12. Vidhi Jadeja
    April 19, 2018 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)

    Wow beautiful!!! Love it ? thank you for sharing with us step by step tutorial … love the frame , little butterfly and beautiful flowers … just amazing ?

  13. lori
    April 19, 2018 at 9:04 am (3 years ago)

    I love the colours you used and how it all came together. So beautiful

  14. Phyllis Berker
    April 19, 2018 at 9:11 am (3 years ago)

    Your journal is truly breathtaking! Love the vintage style.

  15. Ginnie
    April 19, 2018 at 9:32 am (3 years ago)

    So detailed-thanks for sharing your talents!

  16. Kelly
    April 19, 2018 at 9:35 am (3 years ago)

    very nice and i like the trick of using the Lindys on the flowers then adding a hint of gesso!

  17. Laura Dame
    April 19, 2018 at 10:20 am (3 years ago)

    I love this! Thank you for sharing your process!

  18. Patty Donahue
    April 19, 2018 at 11:50 am (3 years ago)

    Cool journal! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Ericka Strange
    April 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous project and I love these colors with these beautiful stencils. So pretty!

  20. Amanda
    April 19, 2018 at 2:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice journal cover! Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot org)

  21. val
    April 19, 2018 at 3:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  22. Katie Lamb
    April 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful altered book

  23. plumo
    April 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm (3 years ago)

    love the colors !!!!! Very beautiful !

  24. Susan Tidwell
    April 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this – the colors, textures, image – beautiful!

  25. Jakki Garlans
    April 19, 2018 at 5:10 pm (3 years ago)

    I find the idea of using all the layers you do to be very daunting! I am not yet used to adding and adding – I tend to stop when I am pleased, even if there are few layers. I’m so scared of ruining something I like! Still, with the encouragement of examples such as yours, perhaps I’ll find I can make that next step.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  26. Susan Schultheis
    April 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Great combo, SG & Lindy’s. Love your project and thank you for sharing the process.
    I am in art heaven.

  27. Allison Verboort
    April 19, 2018 at 6:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Love those stencils, such a pretty cover ?

  28. Michelle Logan
    April 19, 2018 at 9:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Stunning project thanks so much for the inspiration!

  29. Elizabeth Davey
    April 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm (3 years ago)

    awesome work

  30. Julie b
    April 19, 2018 at 10:28 pm (3 years ago)

    What a cool journal cover! Thanks for the tutorial.

  31. Heidi
    April 20, 2018 at 1:06 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous stencil designs and fabulous project! Also love the colours you used. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Cindylee
    April 20, 2018 at 4:27 am (3 years ago)

    Love this journal and all the colourful texture!

  33. wendy baysa
    April 20, 2018 at 5:32 am (3 years ago)

    great choice of colors and the texture is fabulous! TFS

  34. bailey earith
    April 20, 2018 at 6:15 am (3 years ago)

    cool! Bailey(at)BaileyFiberArt(dot)com

  35. Anita Summers
    April 20, 2018 at 7:10 am (3 years ago)

    Love the textures and colors!

  36. Ellie Smith
    April 20, 2018 at 7:45 am (3 years ago)

    A very beautiful journal cover

  37. Carol Baxter
    April 20, 2018 at 9:01 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous. Thanks for stepping out the process!

  38. Annie
    April 20, 2018 at 11:12 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful cover!

  39. Lynn
    April 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I am in love with the colors and gorgeous textures. I have got to put texture paste and stencils together. How delightful the results are!

  40. Traci Nickerson
    April 20, 2018 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi, I love this journal and its cover! Your color scheme made me think of a sunset over the lake. Great work, thanks for sharing

  41. Denise Spillane
    April 20, 2018 at 10:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful page and great colors. I just love the names of them too. Dee

  42. Annette Reed
    April 21, 2018 at 1:20 am (3 years ago)

    I love your journal cover. The colors are great and all the embellishments look wonderful!

  43. Catherine
    April 21, 2018 at 9:08 am (3 years ago)

    Nice project!

  44. Lisajake
    April 21, 2018 at 9:33 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful. Love that you used an old photo and trim.

  45. Lisajake
    April 21, 2018 at 9:35 am (3 years ago)

    Really like what you created. I love that you used an old photo and trim.

  46. Linda Ellis
    April 21, 2018 at 9:56 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you for an example using vintage photos!

  47. Vicki Ross
    April 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your colors!

  48. Kste
    April 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a gorgeous album cover! I love the choice of colors and the background texture.

  49. Mary Holshouser
    April 22, 2018 at 9:17 am (3 years ago)

    Love the framing around the picture.
    The colors are gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing

  50. Jean Marmo
    April 22, 2018 at 12:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the gorgeous colors, the texture and the details such as that frame. Beautiful.

  51. Marcie MacTarnaghan
    April 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the dimensionality of your journal pages. Stunning!

  52. Cathy Costelle
    April 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice project. Love the dimension and colors.

  53. Mary Catt
    April 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful project! Loved the textures and the colors! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration!

  54. Tina Walker
    April 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm (3 years ago)

    What a gorgeous project!


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