It’s always a good idea to vary the size you’re working on regularly. It give a new perspective on your art and it also means you can use large imagery and large stencils. So I took a break from the 3 x 3” art cards and am art journaling in a 9” x 9” journal today, using a quotation by Wordsworth as my inspiration. Once again I thank StencilGirl® Products so much for featuring my work!
Here is the step by step tutorial:
1. Gesso a spread in your journal using gold gesso. I am working in a 9 x 9” Bee Paper Company Mixed Media journal.
2. Spray paint through the following stencils: and , both by StencilGirl® Products. I used spray paints by Liquitex.
3. Using a variety of acrylic paint colors add it to the pages using your fingers (or a brush!) and then remove some of the paint with a baby wipe, through .
4. Add rubber stamping using a text stamp and a black Archival inkpad.
5. Using black spray paint and , stencil the figures onto deli paper. While the paint is still wet on the stencil, turn the stencil over and print a reverse image on another sheet of deli paper. Also spray paint with stencil onto deli paper.
6. Glue the figures from the deli paper to the pages using matte medium, as shown.
7. Drip down blue and fluorescent pink fluid acrylic paint using a water spray to encourage the dripping.
8. Glue on postage stamps of tulips as well as torn bits of deli paper featuring imagery from Amsterdam stencil as made in step 5.
9. Drip down acrylic inks in various colors.
10. Stencil on leaves underneath the postage stamps, using black gesso and stencil .
11. With Titanium White paint and the medium stencil from add circles and other details to the pages.
12. Rubber stamp here and there with a texture stamp and black Archival ink.
13. Drip down some more acrylic ink.
14. Cut out text, color the edges with a permanent color that matches the spread, and glue on.
15. Outline various elements using white and black permanent markers as well as Stabilo Woody pencils.
© Frieda Oxenham 2018. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.