Monday, April 25, 2016

Art Journal Page & Mini Quotes Album!

Hello, Beautiful People! Monica Downing here!
I am so excited to finally be able to share my creations with you on StencilGirl Talk!
I decided to do 2 projects because the possibilities with StencilGirl stencils are just endless...

For my first project I did a journal page. I really love for my journal pages to be inspiring.
I want someone else to be able to look at a journal page I have done and be inspired by it,
or take something from it and be able to relate to it.

I used Carolyn Dube's Wall of Words for this piece,
along with the Deconstructed Floral Bouquet and the Love Collage by Traci Bautista.
First I stenciled the flowers randomly on the page.
Then I grabbed Wall Of Words and used the entire stencil. 
I did some doodling at the upper left on along the side of the lower right. 
After that I used a black permanent gel pen and outlined some of my favorite words and quotes from the stencil.
I really love how this turned out and I am seriously thinking of having it printed to canvas.

 Here are some other shots of the page:

 For my second project, I made a mini quotes album.
I had this super cool little flip tag that came with a Harley Davidson Leather Jacket I purchased
and it turned out to be the perfect vehicle for a mini album. I love recycling things into my art.

I used the same three stencils again: Wall of Words, Deconstructed Floral Bouquet and Love Collage.
The first thing I did was take the album out of the elastic piece that was holding it together. I gessoed both sides of the pages. I really loved that I could still see some of the words through the gesso.
The next thing I did was create different backgrounds. I used as many different colors as I could grab.
I applied the paint with my fingers, moving it around and blending the paints together.
Next I grabbed the Deconstructed Floral Bouquet Stencil and the Love Collage Stencil by Traci Bautista and started adding the next layer. 
I used white paint for highlighted areas. 
Here I have started doodling. I used a white Signo gel pen and also a black pen.
I just traced the outlines of the stencils and added some different shapes and lines.
Here in these shots you can see gold...I just use a gold writer...shake it up and push the tip down on my craft mat until a puddle of the liquid gold comes out..then I fling it all over everything.  

So now I add my words from Wall of Words.
I put different words together to make different quotes and sayings
and also used some of the ones that were already on the stencil. 

Then it’s time to put the book together.

I hope you are inspired to go make some beautiful art using StencilGirl Stencils.
Go make a journal page or a mini album or anything really! Just have fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


  1. This collection dazzles the eye! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia .... always happy to inspire...I know you will create something beautiful

  2. Very inspiring projects! I love how the bright colors pop against black and white! Got a get me the word stencil!!

    1. Hi Kathy!!!!!! Thanks so much...yes I love the word stencil...just so many uses for is def one of my go to stencils...

  3. I love your two projects! Beautifully done. :)

  4. love your art!! the colors are beautiful too!!

    1. Thanks so much Elise...I Hope you go make something bright and beautiful :)

  5. Gorgeous projects Monica! So bright and fun!

    1. Thank you so much Carolyn...and thanks for the stencil...I love your works...and your stencils... :D

  6. Very lovely and very colorful, great recycling too.

    1. Thank you Mary....I love throwing reusable things into my art...but it's really great when you can use one as a vehicle like this. Nothing is out of the question...just make it happen... :D


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