Hello! Tina Walker here today with my latest StencilGirl® Column post. I'm all about collaborations and you WILL want to STOP, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and click through all of the amazing journals highlighted in this post. This project has been many months in the making and I am sure you will love the end result(s). These artists live and breath art journaling and LOVE StencilGirl® stencils and are inspired by using them in fun and creative ways.
Here's the idea behind the challenge: Create 26 art journal spreads or pages, each one inspired by each letter of the alphabet, A to Z. But, here's the twist. Each person created their 26 pages using a theme and no two people used the same theme on their pages. Themes can be as simple as: using the letter as inspiration for a color or using the letter as inspiration for a (specific) range of objects.
Right? I told you this was the mother of all challenges!
I asked each artist to share either their favorite spread in their journal, or a short 'flip through' video of their completed pages. Let's check 'em out! (Be sure to click each person's name. For those who also blogged about their process, you will be transported to their space for more details.)
Deb's theme is 'Inspirational Words'.
Deb used over 44 stencils in her journal, but here are just a few of her favorites:
Linda's theme is 'New Age'.
Linda also used many many stencils in her journal, but here are a few of her favorites.
StencilClub Sept 2019
Pilgrimage to India
StencilClub Nov 2019
Eve - A Modern Women
Nina's theme is 'Exploration in Texture'
There is a MANY STENCIL theme going, and Nina used multiple stencils as well. Here are a few of her favorites.
Janet's theme is 'Quotes'.
Janet used the following stencils on the background of each page, besides a multitude of other stencils on each individual spread)
Tracy's theme is 'Cities'. Here's a peek at her favorite page and stencil(s) used on that page.
StencilClub Nov 2017
Now Is The Time
Glenda's theme is 'Vegetables'. Here favorite page from her journal is 'Leeks'.
One of Glenda's Favorite stencils is:
Josefine's theme is 'Authors'. So creative!
Josefine's favorite stencils are:
ATC MixUp Dube
Artistic Muse Card 2
Sara's theme is 'Natural Wonders'.
Sara's favorite stencils are:
Marsha's theme is 'Ordinary Things - Pandemic Edition'
One of her favorite pages is letter 'B' - for Black Lives Matter.
Open Ended Alphabet
Martha's theme is 'Emotions/Feelings'
Some of Martha's Favorite stencils are:
Art Deco Fairview
Loose Women #2
ATC MixUp Apter
Chinese Garden Buddha
Ann's theme is 'A to Z Patterns' - and you do NOT want to miss this journal. Hop on over to her blog (click her name to see the entire journal)
Some of the stencils she used to make this extraordinary journal include:
ATC MixUp Apter #2
ATC MixUP Toadstool
ATC MixUp Apter
Rectangles Mini Printmaking
Michele's theme is 'What makes me happy'. ♥
Michele used the following stencil on each page.
Vintage Typewriter Lower Case
Whew! Now that is some amazing inspiration and I am digging how each person used their theme to create interesting and unique pages. I have said it a thousand times before, but hosting collaborations really brings happiness to my soul. Just seeing the inspiration and creativity fills my heart with joy, and hearing the stories of encouragement and positivity is really what this is all about.
I also participated and created a video sharing all 26 spreads....here's a peek. ♥
Jumbo Vintage Typewriter Alphabet
Vintage Typewrite Alphabet Stencil
Alpha Jumble Large
Hip To Be Square Small Alphabet
Flourish Alphabet Uppercase
Art Deco Alphabet
Want to join in the fun and create your own journal from A to Z? Feel free to use any of the themes highlighted here or use the prompts I shared. It's a great way to try new artist mediums without the fear of messing up. As I mentioned in my video, some of the new products will find their way back into my journal pages. Below is a list of the products (and inspiration) for each letter.
A - Alcohol Ink
B - Black Gesso
C - Crackle Paint
D - Distress Dye Ink
E - Embossing Powder
F - Frisket Film
G - Glass Bead Gel
H - Highlighters
I - Ink
J - Japanese Paper
K - Kraft Stickers
L - Lindy's Spray
M - Modeling Paste
N - Neocolors II
O - Oil Pastels
P - Pan Pastels
Q - Quinacridone Paint
R - Rice Paper
S - Stabilo All Pencil
T - Transfer Paper
U - Uhu Glue
V - Vellum
W - Watercolors
X - X Acto Knife
Y - Yupo Paper
Z - Zig Markers
As always, thank you for stopping by! I hope we inspired you today to create your own A to Z journal!
Be safe and well.