Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Listen - An Art Journal Page with Cindy Gilstrap

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope this finds you having a wonderful week. For this Team Tuesday project I wanted to play with layering a few different stencils.

For this page I used the following stencils: Ripples designed by Suzi Dennis, Tossed Blossoms Stencil designed by Terri Stegmiller, and Hawk of the Mountain designed by Roxanne Evans Stout.

I started by layering scraping blue and white paint over my page.

I used the Ripples stencil to stencil a flower look along the bottom of the page.

Then I used the Hawk of the Mountain stencil to stencil a bird perched on top of the flower like stencil.

To add to the flower look I used the Tossed Blossoms stencil.

To add texture and interest I added drips of acrylic ink from the top of the page. I spritzed with water to make them run. I love the drippy look!

I added details with white gel pen, black pencil. I then added the word Listen with acrylic ink.

I love combining different stencils and I love how this simple page turned out. So get out your stencil and combine at least 3 different ones to see what you can create. Your art journal is a great place to play with different combinations.

Happy Creating!


  1. Beautiful work Cindy! You combine stencils well!

  2. OHHHH I love this! I am going to go do that..and the drops, ahhh the drips... ;-)

  3. Love it Cindy! Ps, u likely know that ripples was by Suzi not Terri but I now have all on my wish list! Hugs

  4. Love it! I'm a big bird and flower fan, so this is right up my alley! Keep 'em coming!!!


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