Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mixed Media Art Journal Spread Using Stencils, Spray Paint, and Collage

Hello, and welcome to my first ever StencilGirl Creative Team post! I am Laura Dame and I am so excited to be here sharing my art and my process with you!

For my first project, I wanted to stick with something that was relatively simple, but also embodies who I am as an artist and what my style is. So I popped open a brand new journal and got to work!

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New journals can be so intimidating. Those first blank pages staring at you are scary! What if you mess it up? It's a brand new journal, and that's going to be the first thing you see! Some people decide to do their first spread in the middle, and normally I would do that too. But I'm trying to get myself out of my comfort zone a little bit, so I decided to tackle those first pages and go in with no fear (ok, maybe just a little fear). 

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One of my favorite things to do is layer paper and then paint on top. I looooooooove the layers of the paper underneath, peaking through the paint, especially when there are already marks and designs. Some of my favorite under- papers to use are book pages or ledger papers. They have such interesting designs. 

I am really, really happy with how this first spread came out. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I did!


Sillman & Burn 8 x 5 inch journal
Vintage Ledge Paper
Kraft Paper (from a paper bag, product packaging, or cardstock)
Liquitex Spray Paint - Parchment and Black
Various collage papers from your stash
Liquitex Matte Medium
Liquitex Basics Gesso
Amsterdam Acrylic Ink - Turquoise Green
DecoArt Americana Craft Paint - Jadeite Glass
Water Spray Bottle
Vintage Brass Numbers
YES! Paste
Tim Holtz Chip Quotes

1 comment:

  1. May I have permission to post a link to this issue of StencilGirl Talk on my blog? The video is really great! I'm delighted that Longwood Florals Stencil was included among the other StencilGirl stencils used in this project!


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