Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wise Buds Mini Mixed Technique Art Journal by Karen Gaunt

Hello StencilGirl fans! Karen here with another project for you which funnily enough involves little or no stenciling! 

So for our match up with Canvas Corp we got sent an amazing bunch of goodies. I instantly feel in love with the little naked journal they included for us. It got me thinking of making a little mini journal but using only one stencil throughout. I wanted to explore all the different ways I could manipulate and reproduce the stencil throughout my journal.

I ended up using Rae Missigman's Wise Buds stencil and there's not much I didn't do to this little stencil. I enlarged it every which way on the photocopies, carved my own stamps from it, made image transfers and even made a little shrink plastic charm with it.

I loved how to final journal turned out. I hope that it gives you some great ideas on how you can use your stencils in new and unusual ways and it gets you looking at your stash in a whole new way!

I hope that you enjoy my project video. 
It's certainly jam packed with techniques! Thanks for watching!


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  1. Karen gorgeous work my friend super creative and inspiring thank you ❤❤❤

  2. Absolutely brilliant!! I love how you challenged yourself with only one stencil, and the results are wonderful! #SGPCCBmatchup garciacoach(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Loved this journal project. Thanks for sharing all the various ways to use one stencil. I agree...I love the cut-out pages the best. Something I've never thought of before. #SGPCCBmatchup jackie@jldart.com

  5. This Canvas Corp and SG hop has been fun. Cannot wait to try some of their products with my SG stencils.

  6. Love what you did with just one stencil! #SGPCCBmatchup

    ( Annie )

  7. What a creative journal. Love the cut work! #sspccpmatchup

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  9. Wow, what a lot of techniques. Very inspiring thank you Karen. #SGPCCBmatchup
    helen (at) helenhoriginals(dot co dot nz)

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  11. love the colors, stencil & journal. Janisgraham at yahoo dot com.

  12. thanks for the video. I have some of
    the Canvas Corp products but haven't been
    sure how to get started embellishing them.
    this blog tour has helped me with lots
    of ideas.

    1. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
      not sure if you needed that with
      the other link.

  13. That black flower really makes it pop. 👍 #SGPCCBmatchup Cfrailey64(at)gmail(dot com)

  14. Love this! Thanks for the video-I really enjoyed it. So many great techniques and textures!


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