Welcome StencilGirl Guest Designer.....
I am so thrilled to be a guest here this week! I had a wonderful time playing with these new stencils in my art journal one extremely hot Arizona summer afternoon. One of the reasons I love stencils so much is the way you can get texture and pattern down in a breeze, which always makes getting started on a journal page so much easier! I had no idea where this page was going to take me but it was such a great exercise in letting go and just enjoying the process.
These are the three stencils from StencilGirl I used on my journal page: Opera House Empress, Wheel In The Sky and Tribal Leaves.
Then I sprayed some of my favorite inks on a piece of palette paper, and dipped my book right in!
I then used a black spray ink on the “Opera House Empress” stencil (repeating part of the building by sliding the stencil over to cover the entire length of the page) and blue shine spray on the “Tribal Leaves Stencil”.
I knew I wanted to repeat part of this fabulous pattern on the “Wheel in the Sky” stencil so I taped off the part I didn’t want to use to make it easier. I used bright hot pink paint and a makeup sponge to apply, repeating the pattern across the length of the page.
Next I decided to use one of my “Tee Juice” applicators, I had never used them with stencils before but I thought “Why not give it a whirl!”, turns out they work spectacularly well together, I loved using them in tandem.
I then wanted to darken up the opera house a bit, so I grabbed one of my most trusted (and favorite) art journaling tools the Sharpie China Marker. I quickly lined the stencil back up and darkened in the main features of the building. I then went “free hand” and filled in where I wanted to.
I then turned to another one of my absolute favorite supplies my Caran d’Ache NeoColor II watersoluble crayons. I am a huge fan of scribbling and think we should do it a lot more as adults. I wanted to lighten up the orange a bit so I added some yellow and white crayon. Then I used a light gray to fill in a good part of the facade on the building.
I then grabbed a couple of collage sheets (pretty much at random) from my printed stash (I always keep a small stack nearby). These sheets are from my Studio Tangie collage sheet store (see below to get one free!). I cut up the hearts, glued them on and then used my china marker and crayons to grunge them up and incorporate them into the page.
For the words I cut the quote out of the collage sheet and then cut it into strips. I glued them on and again, I used the crayons to grunge the phrases up a bit.
Wala! The finished page, I love how the ink base ended up looking like trees in the background, behind the opera house. As I was making this page I kept thinking how it looked like it was raining sunshine, which made me smile. And since I’m an Arizona girl, I guess that is a good thing!
I’ve included a FREE collage sheet to ALL of you wonderful StencilGirl blog readers!
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Thanks so much for having me StencilGirl!