Wednesday, June 25, 2014

StencilGirl Guest Designer Sherri Welser

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~Words To Live By~
Hi, I'm Sherri Welser and I absolutely love the stencil selection at StencilGirlProducts and am very thrilled to be a guest designer this month! Creating journal pages is always so fun and something that can be done in stages not needing a lot of time, space or supplies. I love to just go through my journal and  being able to visually engage with all the colors, textures and meaning that I have created on the pages! Finding a small place in the garden or other inspirational space to do artwork will help stir that creative energy pulling you forward and helping you to put “your mark” to the page! Sometimes it just takes a splash of color on a white page and laying a stencil  down to  move you into that positive art mode! Well that is exactly what I did for this fun colorful project for StencilGirl. So grab you art journal and let’s create some artsy love!

Cover journal page with a coat of gesso and let dry. Randomly spray light and dark shades of Dylusions spray ink.  

When dry place the Intersection stencil on the top  and bottom of the page and use a dominate color to apply spray onto the stencil. Then overlap your stencil designs in the middle with the Layered Salad stencil and spray ink randomly on top. You now have a beautiful base for the 1 step!

Next, I used the Words To Live By stencil. To prepare the bead gel medium mix about 3 T of the bead gel with a small amount of the white and Interference paint and apply over the stencil on the page with a palette knife and form a smooth thin layer on top. 

Pull up the stencil and let page dry… You now have a beautiful journal page in no time at all that combines bright colors, texture and creativity! 

Journal page ( I used an 8 X 11  Strathmore Visual Journal)
Paint Brush for applying the gesso
Dylusions  Ink Sprays
Bead Gel Medium
Acrylic Paints (Titanium White and Golden’s Interference Violet)
Ultra Fine Glitter ( Art Glitter- Pompeii)

I hope you have enjoyed this fun project and feel free to visit my blog at for other projects and inspiration! You can find more of my artwork and jewelry designs at
Have a Beautiful Creative day!
Sherri Welser
IndigoEarth and WildHeart Art Studio

IndigoEarth & WildHeart Art Studio

Sherri Welser is owner of~ IndigoEarth~ &  Wild Heart Art  Studio in Upstate NY and enjoys creating  inspirational mixed media and artisan jewelry.  She has been nationally published and has been a Design Team Member for several on line creative art companies.She offers a multitude of on line workshops  and travels the East Coast offering  hands on workshops. 


  1. Beautiful texture and colours just lovely.

  2. Gorgeous art journal cover, Sherri!
    Love the bead gel with white and Interference paint! Going to have to give that combo a try!

  3. Thanks so much StencilGirl for featuring my artwork on your wonderful blog~ I just LOVE your stencils!! And thank you so much whyducks and Mary Nasser! So happy you enjoy!!

  4. Gorgeous way to use the Words to Live By stencil with the bead gel and paints! Very cool that it allows some of the color through.

  5. Nice post, the art is so pretty and different, I haven't tried bead gel yet. Thanks

  6. Wow. I love this page. Very nice.

  7. Totally yummy! This is gorgeousm Sherri.

  8. I love how the dylusions seeps through the bead gel….the colors are so beautiful! Thank you, Sherri!

  9. What a fabulous way to capture the rainbow and texture!


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