It all started when I was playing around, making some ephemera/accents/focal points with some small profile botanical stencils from StencilGirl®. I was spreading white heavy body paint through the stencils onto black construction paper to create some high-contrast elements. Later on, I finished the background of a journal spread and knew how I wanted to add the text, but it needed something else. I decided to add some color to a few of my white botanical elements (Rae Missigman's "Indigo" stencil from her Botanical Wildflowers Stencil/Mask set). I used the brightest pink that was already present in my background and when I fussy cut the botanicals, that black border with the bright pink immediately reminded me of those 60's era black light posters!
So I just had to share my discovery with you! Here's the journal spread that I've created for this post. You can see how I made it, from start to finish, in the video below!
I'm using the following StencilGirl® Stencils: The Shaw-Adams Mashup ATC Mixup #2 Missigman Botanical Holly Fern - Stencil with Mask Botanical Wildflowers Stencil with Masks Longwood Florals Mask Tall Flowers Stencil
The bright paints I used to get that "black light" effect are: Golden: Fluorescent Green, Blue, Pink and Magenta and Fluid Acrylic in Primary Magenta and Quinacridone Magenta; Charvin: Eva's Pink; Holbein: Luminous Violet and Luminous Lemon
Have fun creating some Black Light Botanicals with StencilGirl® botanical stencils! Be sure to tag me if you post on Instagram @juicy.s.art!
Juicy*S is my DJ name. I'm not a DJ. I would love to be a DJ. It's one of my fantasy dream jobs, really. I got this name when my sister, my friend, and I were slinging paint and working in our art journals, drinking wine and keeping track of the funny things we were saying on a "sign-in" sheet...just craziness. We all ended up with a DJ name that day. I started my first art blog with this name, and I've had it ever since.
I have found that being creative, that making stuff, is a very fulfilling and beneficial activity for me. Creative play, and art journaling in particular, has become my self-care practice. It's so exciting for me to share what I'm excited about, and helping others find their own creative practice is one of my goals in life!