Monday, March 24, 2014

DCWV and Faber-Castell Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Precocious Paper! My name is Tessa and I am glad you are here. If you're a regular, or here by chance, I hope you'll join us from the beginning for this hop. If you've just arrived from the very talented Tiffany's blog, you're in the right place :).


I've been designing for DCWV for almost two years and I have to say, the textured papers that DCWV has come out with are some of my absolute favorites to work with! Add Faber-Castell to the mix and oh my goodness, great messy fun is to be had! My mother-in-law's birthday was coming up, so I decided to make her a mixed media mini album:



What you see here is the Navy and Coral Stack by DCWV. From my own stash I added tissue paper, mother of pearl buttons, white washi tape and thread. Now for the texture and Faber-Castell....



I made my pages from 6x6 pieces of the textured DCWV papers, as well as the Navy and Coral Stack. This spread features a piece from the neutral corrugate paper stack. I used Faber-Castell's whipped spackle and a DCWV stencil to create the pattern in the corner. I scraped it thin in most places to show off the texture of the corrugate. I love that look!



This next spread features a piece from the Woven Stack.



Faber-Castell gelatos and this paper are a match made in heaven! I loved how the woven texture grabbed the gelato, then how the watery color trickled down and pooled in the little squares - kind of like syrup on waffles!



The next page spread features DCWV's Cork Stack. I love how the cork texture peek-a-boos through the spackle.


I enjoyed spreading it onto the page in kind of an uneven way - the little peaks and valleys add even more texture.



This spread features the Woven Stack again. I loved the effect of the gelato so much that I just had to use this technique twice!


This page features DCWV's Burlap Stack. I think the burlap was my favorite material to add the whipped spackle to!


The bristly texture is really visible through the spackle when applied thinly.


If you're interested in seeing more views and close-ups of this album, you can see more in my flickr gallery here.

I hope you enjoyed my mini album and that you'll enjoy the rest of the hop, too! Be sure to leave comments at every stop you make and follow DCWV and Faber-Castell at all your usual social media haunts. $75.00 in product from these fabulous companies is up for grabs. Finish the hop by Friday and the winner will be announced Monday. Now onto Karen's blog! Good luck and happy hopping! Tessa

108 comments:

  1. What a fantastic album. I love all the texture. I love the whipped spackle over the burlap the most - totally yummy texture.

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  2. Beautiful textures and colors. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  3. i love how used the medium on the texture card stock, you are so good

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  4. Great mini album! So much texture - love it :)

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  5. What a great gift. I really need to get some spackle.

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  6. So Awesome! I love all the little sentences and I love how "you" this is even though there are lots of mixed media techniques in here! Love it!

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  7. OMGoodness! This is FABulous! I love all of the details!!! You rock! TFS!

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  8. Oh the stencilled whipped spackle on the texture paper is AMAZING! I have to try that! What a beautiful present I am sure your mother-in-law will be delighted!

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  9. beautiful mini album, tessa! your MIL will love it so much. what a great way to show off all those texture papers (and the coral and navy stack of course!)
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  10. What a thoughtful & lovely gift for your mother-in-law!

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  11. The texture is simply fabulous. So wonderful.

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  12. Your mother-in-law will love this...very creative and a wonderful keepsake.

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  13. Loving the spackle over burlap, looks awesome!

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  14. Very interesting album!! I like the idea of using so many different texture papers on it and I might just make one myself! Thanks for inspiring me this Monday morning. I needed it!

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  15. So many fun textures! Great project.

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  16. Love the burlap with the spackle. Your mother-in-law will be blown away when she sees this beautiful album. Excellent job.

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  17. I love your mini. It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  18. Your mini album is such a lovely work of art! I love the texture of the whipped spackle on the burlap too.

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  19. I love making minibooks and albums and this gives me loads of ideas. thanks

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  20. This is a wonderful album, one that I'm sure will be cherished.

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  21. I love all the texture. Thanks for the chance to win... ;0)

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  22. A.DOR.AB.LE. I love this Tessa! You are so great at making these mini albums! How lucky your family must feel! I love that you used the Coral and Navy stack with it as well. Every page is stunning!!

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  23. What a great album. I love all your details. Especially the texture you added. Beautiful job.

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  24. I love that you used the Whipped Spackle corrugate paper!! And what a wonderful gift.

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  25. Such a precious gift for your mother-in-law, beautiful!!

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  26. Wonderful project. I love all of the texture. TFS

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  27. Gorgeous mini! I'm loving the look of the whipped spackle on all those textured pages!

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  28. You surely showed off how effective all those new papers are. Well done.

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  29. I love the navy and coral stack. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Very pretty mini album. Love the colors you used. TFS!

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  31. Your mother-in-law is one lucky lady. Gorgeous project. Love the texture!

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  32. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  33. love that you used the stencils with different materials, cool!

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  34. What a lovely gift album--love the texture.

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  35. Great album! I really like the stenciling.

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  36. A wonderful and beautiful album and so such a great gift. Loved the mixed media touches in the album which made it so unique.

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  37. I love. Your pages. They are so nice.

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  38. Your Mother-In-Law is going to LOVE her magnificent mini Tessa!!!

    LOVE the colours and LOVE the textures, LOVE how you have used the mixed media products to enhance the textures of DCWV too - you could say that I LOVE IT ALL!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your techniques and inspiration :)

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  39. what a great mini page, I love all the detail and mixed media!!! great creation!

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  40. You just gave me all kinds of ideas using texture on burlap. Love the colors you used. Thank you

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  41. I can truly see the fun and love that went into this album, I'm sure your MIL will adore it :) Hugs!

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  42. What a darling mini album!! Love all the texture you added! DCWV and Faber-Castell have some great products to work with!

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  43. Fabulous mixed media album - I love all the different textures and techniques.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  44. Wonderful project. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I really like all your creative pages, but the spackle on the burlap is awesome. I so doing that today. love the DCWV textures stacks and got all of the as soon as they hit Michaels.

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  46. I absolutely loved this little book and all the yummy textures! Wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. A lovely project! Thanks for showing how the spackle looks on so many different textures!

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  48. I have all these papers and some of the Faber-Castell products you've chosen for this project and was just looking for some good inspiration to use them. I love your mini, it is very cool and sweet.

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  49. Wow your album is awesome! I like how you used the paste and a stencil. Really cool texture. And, I love that Navy and Coral together! SaWheet! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  50. Love your album!! What a sweet gift! All those textures are awesome!

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  51. Adore this album, the words show so much love, the texture makes me want to rub my fingers over it all, and each page is unique.

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  52. Sweet mini album. Great ideas for texture.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  53. Pretty mini album! I love the variety of textures and colors, thanks for sharing.

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  54. I love the Gelatos - I so want to try those - thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. This is so beautiful! I love all that fantastic texture!

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  56. Loving the blog hop and everyone's creativity!

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  57. Awesome use of the all the product! I struggle with mini-albums and yours is just precious!

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  58. Your mini-album is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Sweet mini. thanks 4 sharing.

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  60. Love your book. So many techniques and textures. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Such beautiful details in your little mini album! l love my DCWV papers, too!

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  62. Wow this is really amazing work and I love it! Great job, thanks for sharing!

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  63. I thought I loved the cork and spackle until I saw the burlap and spackle. I love how you combined everything. What a wonderful gift to receive!

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  64. How fun to play with all those textures and materials which ended in a super successful project. Thank you for so many ideas.

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  65. Great album idea! Love all of these different papers and materials! Neat to see them with the faber-castell products applied. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  66. I have some burlap paper that I can't wait to try your technique on! I love to see you gals playing with all kinds of arty elements. Just gives us all the umpa to get in there and see our projects as personal and not to worry about being perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your craft with us. The cards are just awesome!

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  67. This mini album is simply beautiful! I have no doubt your mother-in-law will adore it! The way you've used the DCWV stacks and incorporated the Spackle is fantastic!! I can't wait to try this out. I also really like the way you have randomly splattered the blue on the alternate pages, it's a nice touch considering this album features your young sons :) My favorite page is the last one. Thank you for sharing this!

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  68. Your pages are gorgeous! I love the way you added color to the spackle on the cork page. Also love the spakle on the burlap paper too. They're all great.

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  69. Beautiful! I bet she loved it!

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  70. Amazing album! Love all the textures :) TFS!

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  71. I love your project.
    Johanne S.

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  72. Amazing album! I love all the different texture papers, they really create interest!

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  73. What a darling and interesting album. Love the album with all the textures.

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  74. OMGosh! Your MIL should love this beautiful and personal card. :)

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  75. so much fun - I love to be creative - thanks for sharing your designs/techniques

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  76. Beautiful mini! And I love all the textures. The new stacks from DCWV and Faber-Castell goodies go so well together.

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  77. Such a beautiful and creative mini album! I hope I can find that blue and orange stack. Just love how the texture papers, the stenciling, and the gelatos work so well together. Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Love the textures, thanks for the inspiration.

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  79. Love the textures, thanks for the inspiration.

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