The best time of the year, at least as far as I am concerned, is here and I was inspired by the words of Frank Lloyd Wright to make this spread. He said: “There is nothing higher, that I can see, than the deep and full understanding and appreciation of the beauty around you”. Of course it also helps having such a lovely selection of stencils that capture such beauty so well! This is how this spread came together:
- Gesso the pages of your art journal. I’m working in the 9 x 9” Bee Paper Company Mixed Media one.
- Using permanent spray paints and the large stencil from the March 2019 StencilClub stencils, spray through the stencil unto the pages using all the patterns on this stencil.
- Add gold gesso in some areas using a brush or your fingers.
- Stencil through Hamilton with Titanium White paint and a cosmetic sponge.
- Continue stenciling through the same stencil as in step 6, using all the patterns on it, with both paints and spray paints (I added one with gold mica) till you’re happy with the results, keeping in mind this will be your background.
- Stencil on flower shapes using stencil Wildflowers and Grasses , using dark green acrylic paint and a cosmetic wedge.
- Using 2 different sized punches (mine are by Woodware Craft Collection) and some left over prints from previous projects, punch out little flower shapes and glue them onto the bottom of the spread.
- Drip High Flow pink acrylic paint on the pages and spray with water to make it drip.
- Glue on text as shown and outline with black All pencil.
- Outline the stenciled shapes with a variety of permanent black and white markers. Do the same to the punched flower shapes.
- Outline the pages with a dark green ink pad.
© Frieda Oxenham 2019. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.