Thursday, January 2, 2020

Make Your Own Celtic Illuminated Art with these Stencils

Illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and Lindesfarne Gospels were the inspiration behind these Celtic stencils designed by Valerie Sjodin.

Celtic Key Step Tile Pattern, S756, and Celtic 1-2 Inchie Squares, M284, may be combined to make your own Celtic-style patterns.

Medium: Gelatos

Mediums: Gelatos and Colored Pencils

The Celtic Spirals Mask, L764, and Celtic Alphabet Stencil, L765,  coordinate nicely with the patterned stencils.

Use the Celtic Spirals Mask as a whole or ...

Mediums: Pan Pastels & Acrylics

... cut into individual spirals!

Mediums used on gel plate: Pan Pastels & Acrylics

Gel Press Celtic Spirals with Pan Pastels and Acrylics:

Using Gelatos and Pan Pastels with Celtic Spiral Stencil:

Three alphabets are included in this 9" x 12" stencil.

Three alphabets are included in this Celtic Alphabet Stencil. Of the two Uncial alphabets, the smaller one can also be used as the lowercase letters to the larger Uncial alphabet. Also included is a Celtic block style lettering style similar to those found in Celtic illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and Lindesfarne Gospels. The letters are designed to fit within the grids/dots of journals such as Moleskine and Leuchtturm journals.

Mediums: Pen, Gelatos & Pan Pastels

How to make stenciled letters not look like stencils:

Mediums: Pen & Pan Pastels

Add the beauty and mystery of Celtic style to your artwork, journaling and Bible journaling with this collection of stencils.


  1. Love these stencils, Valerie - and thanks for all the helpful videos!

    1. You are so welcome Terry. Thank you for the kind words. Blessings to you!

  2. I think you have blended the brilliance of color with the subtlety of the celtic style perfectly! Very grateful for your tips on this timeless style.

  3. Thank you Nancy. It was so fun, and feels like the fun is just beginning with this Celtic style!


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