Welcome everyone! My name is Paula Phillips, also known as JournalArtista.
Today I would like to share a page with you using my new Stacked Books stencil.
I started with a background of scraped paint over gesso. I then added a few bits of a packing tape transfer through a stencil. I used this for depth and interest in the background. To learn about this technique, please refer to this YouTube tutorial:
Next, I covered the packing tape transfer images with Matte Medium. This takes away the shine from the packing tape, as well as allowing the tape to be painted over. I then collaged a few napkin images, and a picture of a pen and ink from a magazine using Matte Medium. I added the Whimsey Script stencil in a few places, overlapping all collaged images.
Finally, I added black paint to the right side of the page and placed the Stacked Books stencil directly on top. I quickly removed the paint from under the stencil with a baby wipe (you can also use a wet cloth), leaving the image of the stacked books in black.
At this stage the art journal page looked like this:
I realized the stacked books blended too much into the background. Once the black paint was dry I repositioned the stencil back on top and sponged a bit of the same green and pink used in the first layer of the background. I then used a Derwent Inktense pencil in black to outline and shade each book. The ink splot looked a little dull so I added a layer of black paint to help it pop.
The final step was to add the words onto the stacked books spines and a whole lot of white splots with watered down white acrylic paint.
Here is the result:
Here is the before and after of the stacked books after shading and finishing touches.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I hope you give it a try! Show us your stacked books projects with the hashtags #iseestencilseverywhere and #stencilgirl
You can find more from me at:
My StencilGirl stencils: http://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/category-s/2001.htm
My YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Journalartista
My blog: www.journalartista.com
Twitter and Instagram: @Journalartista
I also teach free live classes every Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:30pm Eastern time here: www.ustream.tv/channel/JournalArtista
I hope to see you there!