Friday, October 30, 2015

Your Stencil Questions Answered! Journal Blocks




 Maria popping in here today to talk about journaling blocks.
One day Mary Beth and I were talking stencils.....is that really a surprise??? We have had quite a few questions from our customers  at StencilGirl about how to incorporate journaling into Art Journal pages, scrapbooks, etc....so I thought I would come and give you a few examples how you could take a stencil and tell your story.


To see actual photos of each stencil for reference scroll down to the end of this post.


Sometimes just a part of a stencil will do the trick...as you can see above when I used Herringbone by Mary Beth Shaw, Scales Legends by Julie Snidle and Basket Weave Brick by Lizzie Mayne. Others used above are Heart Striped by Margaret Applin and Ladders by Carolyn Dube.


These were all done with Tombow Dual-Tip Brush Markers. I love to work with them! Above I used: It's a Small World Longitude by Mary C. Nasser, Corrugated Lines by Lizzie Mayne, Chevron Set #2 by Andrew Borloz and Curvy Ladder by Julie Snidle


I hope I gave you some ideas today on how you could use your stencils in different ways to journal. Did you ever use a stencil as a journaling block? We would LOVE to see! Leave a link to your post in in the comments below!! Above I used: Circle Rays 6 by Michelle Ward, Sign Posts 6 by Terri Stegmiller, Ray Circles by Michelle Ward, Techno Insiders Circle by Seth ApterStitch a Circle and Doodle It Borders by Maria McGuire

See you next time for YOUR STENCIL QUESTIONS ANSWERED!!
Have a question??? Leave me a comment below!


Stencils Used (click for more info):



22 comments:

  1. These are great examples! Way to go Maria.

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  2. These are such WONDERFUL ideas, Maria! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

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  3. Maria, this is my all-time favorite post of yours!!! As usual, when you and MaryBeth put your heads together, you came up with genius ideas and follow-thru results! Thanks for including my stencil Bamboo Wall -- I love the new way you've found for using it!

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    1. Thanks Cecilia! Glad you liked it, loved using one of your designs...as usual :)

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  4. thank you so much! this really helps me.
    I love it when I go to the shop and see samples of how each stencil can be used. it helps me decide to purchase. I would love it if every stencil had a few samples to click on...some of them look like fun but i have a hard time imagining them with different techniques and their impact when i can only see the black and white design.

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    1. BTW. Lovely and imaginative work...I'll be lifting some of your ideas :-)

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    2. Thanks Elise! I'm glad it helps! Your comment put a big smile on my face :)

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  5. Wow, all great ideas and great stencils! Wish my budget was limitless! I'd love to own each & every one of them. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Carol, I appreciate you nice comment!

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  6. I love how you created so many different journaling spots - these are awesome! Great inspiration :D

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  7. Journaling blocks! Such a FUN activity to include in art journals! I especially love combining parts of two stencils to create another design but the stencils you've shown look great on their own. Great post, Maria :)

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    1. Thanks Martice! Appreciate you coming by!!

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  8. I love seeing how you journal with stencils! I so want to get Terri's Sign Posts out and play...and then grab Mary's It's a Small World...and then grab Lizzies...and Doodle it Borders...and Stitch a Circle...and Seth's...and Mary Beths...oh heck...I know what I am going to be doing tonight!

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  9. Thanks for the inspiration! I want them all too. Oh, wait, I have some of them. I also found more clips (like the ones that came with my clip it up) at IKEA today. Happy Day!

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  10. Make sure you show us if you make some Jinx and YAHOO on the clips!!

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  11. Great inspirational samples Maria!
    Very creative !

    Jackie ")
    http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

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