Friday, August 28, 2015

Art Journaling with StencilGirl Guest Designer Frieda Oxenham

I am not who I was by Frieda Oxenham

I’m so pleased and proud to be back with you as the Guest Designer for StencilGirl.
I’m such a huge fan of these stencils and want to let everyone know how fantastic and versatile they are.
They are not only excellent for giving you images to use on your journal pages but also for making backgrounds using only certain areas of the stencils which means that you get much more
than you might have originally thought. 
I’m always discovering more uses for them and I love sharing that here with you.

You’ll notice, too, that I’m using stencils from the StencilGirl StencilClub.
These are unique designs you can only obtain by joining the club!
What are you waiting for?!

Here are the step by step instructions:

1.     Gesso pages in Dylusions journal.
2.     Scrape on yellow and orange paint and erase using a baby wipe and Nathalie Kalbach's Batik Stencil.
3.     Do the same as in step 2 using red (I used an iridescent red paint).

4.     Stamp text on as shown. I used Romantic Text stamp from Stampotique, designed by France Papillon. 

5.     Spray through Mary Beth Shaw's August 2014 Stencilgirl Club stencil using white permanent spray ink (I used Liquitex). 

6.     Add leaves. I used black leaves from a Designer Guilt Kashima wallpaper stencil book). They were glued on with matte medium. 

7.     Using Daniella Woolf's Succulents stencil and titanium white paint, stencil randomly on the pages with a cosmetic sponge. The Succulents stencil looks a lot like a rose, too, and here that’s is what I want it to be. 
8.     Repeat step 7 using light blue paint. Also add some blue paint randomly in various places including edges.
9.     Continue to use the blue and add little dots using stencil Seth Apter's Timeless stencil.
10.   Using  same stencil as in step 5 spray on Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist Aqua Breeze.

11.   Glue on vintage bud image as shown.
12.   Stamp on leaf image (Dylusions Around the Edge stamp DS006) with black Archival ink.
13.   Stamp on text (from Downa Downey stamp) on a separate piece of paper, tear out, add ink around the edges and glue on.
14.   Add more white dots and the word Timeless using Seth Apter's Timeless stencil.
15.   Drop Liquitex yellow ink down the page and encourage with a water spray.

16.   Mark the edges of the pages with Distress Ink Black Soot.

(c) Frieda Oxenham July 2015. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.


  1. "I'm not who I was" is certainly a great theme, and your artwork celebrates this with style!

  2. Beautiful layers, Frieda and I love your choice of colors. The bird is fab too!


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