Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Art Journal Pages with Brigitta Budahazi

Hi Everyone! This is Brigitta Budahazi again.
Today I will show you how I created my latest page in my art journal with StencilGirl stencils.
Although there are only five layouts in my old Moleskine calendar which I converted to an art journal,
I’m having more and more fun in creating this kind of art. Hope you will like this two pager, too.

1. This time I did not put any gesso layers as a resist, as I wanted to achieve a watercolor effect.
First I glued a piece of scrapbook paper into the calendar. I recommend you to use watercolor paper or heavy weight and textured scrapbook paper (Authentique Paper scrapbook papers for example). The Faith collection has light colors and neat patterns, so I found it perfect for this purpose. I used Pentart Express glue.

2. Next, using Wall of Words stencil designed by Carolyn Dube and Pentart Transparent Wax Paste, I stenciled some sentences onto the right side of my layout. Since it was totally transparent, I did not noticed I’ve made a mistake. But no problem, in the end of the process I’ve fixed it. ;)

3. Then I got Silhouette of a Wildflower Bouquet stencil, designed by Cecilia Swatton, put it on the left side and using Pentart Media Mists in three different colors, I misted the pages. My intention was to achieve the colours of dawn or dusk. Looking at the photo at first sight you may think the waxed motif was covered by the mists. But I used a paper towel and removed the access from the waxed areas. I could do this because the wax is water resistant so the color of the scrapbook paper showed up.

4. After this I outlined the texts (and realized my mistake!) with a thick alcohol ink liner and using a thinner one I outlined the flower too.

5. Next, I traced two types of flowers from the Tropical Floral stencil designed by Traci Bautista (with a Uni-Ball gel pen) and filled the spaces between the flowers with dots (using the thick alcohol-ink pen).

6. As final touches I colored the spaces between the flowers with watercolor-pencils
and doodled 12 hanging stars.

Here are some close-ups of the finished layout:

Thank you so much for stopping by here on StencilGirlTalk and reading my post.
I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding this project.
You can contact me through my blog or

Hello, from Hungary,
Brigitta Budahazi aka Gigi :)


  1. I love your art journal pages! Thank you so much for sharing your process - it was very cool to see, and I found a few things I want to try!

    1. Thank you, Gwen for your kind words, I do love yours, too! I am so happy to hear that you find some new things to try in my project. YAY!

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with my stencil Silhouette of a Wildflower Bouquet! This whole spread is beyond fantastic! If it's okay with you, I would like to share this on my blog.

    1. Ah, thank you so much, Cecilia! I am jumping up and down. :) Sure it is okay.

  3. Lovely journal spread. Love the way you embellished it. And the colors are amazing
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  4. beautiful! thanks for explaining the process. And my grandparents came to the U.S. from Hungary in the early 1900s so hello!!!

  5. Love love love your art journal spread! Your pen work is such a fabulous touch!

  6. Love love love your art journal spread! Your pen work is such a fabulous touch!


If you are entering a GIVEAWAY, please add your email address in the event we need to contact you.

To avoid SPAM, please write it like this:

marybeth (at) stencilgirltalk (dot com)

Thank You!