Friday, July 16, 2021

Art Journaling with StencilGirl® Products

The Arches Stencil with 20 Masks and Towers of Arches Mask by Carolyn Dude for StencilGirl® are so inspiring. There are so many possibilities for using them. When I saw them I liked their architectural feel, so I decided to use them for a spread reminiscent of ancient Venice. 
I first grabbed some thrifted Farmer's Almanacs and stenciled various shapes from the sets onto my pages in black. 
I then cut out the images leaving a border so I could decide to use either side of the images depending on how it went with my journal spread. 
I decided to use some watered down Dina Wakely Acrylics in Marine and Penny and spread them randomly across my page to create my background. 
I chose a UHU glue stick to paste my structures down onto my page. 

I stamped a Lynne Perrella image onto some cardstock to create a focal image. I drew a loose outline of a human shape and added some scrap deli paper to my "garment". 

I cut out my figure and added her to my scene. I added more arches and scraps of deli paper to my collage to help create some depth.

Finally I used the 6" x 6" January 2021 StencilClub stencil by Mary Beth Shaw and added it to my background to give it more depth. 
Megan Whisner Quinlan is a mixed media artist who has been working in art journals and handmade books for over 20 years. Stencils are her favorite tool and she truly believes it is the one art supply (next to paint and paper) a person needs to create almost anything! If you feel inspired to create from this project, please tag her as she loves to see what you make. You can find Megan on social media on Instagram: Megan _Whisner_Quinlan and on Youtube: Megan Whisner Quinlan 


  1. I love your final work here - thanks for sharing your technique!

  2. Absolutely love this spread and the Old World Venice vibe you created Megan!


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