Hello StencilGirl® fans!!! I am SO excited to be invited as a guest designer on the StencilGirl® blog!! I am Michele from Stuff By Belle and I am a huge fan of StencilGirl®!! I am also a card maker, art journaler and mixed media fanatic. Honestly, I just love to create!!
Today I am sharing an art journal page I created. I art journal a couple of different ways; in a journal that is made or bought or on random pages to be added or made into a journal at a later date. The loose pages are stored in a giant plastic bin and when I am ready, I shuffle through and go from there.
This is a loose page that will be added to a journal I plan on making…
I started with a sheet of Ranger Heavyweight Kraft Cardstock, and I am sharing it whole. I haven’t quite decided if I will fold it or cut it in half.
I used the large stencil and Dina Wakley paint (sand) and stenciled the entire sheet. When that was dryish I stenciled the face in Dina Wakley paint (black) in the lower left corner.
Now, one of my favorite things to do is paint with my fingers!!! That is exactly what I did here. Again, with Dina Wakley paint in various colors. After a little drying I used my Stabilo All pencil and redrew some of the lines from the stencil.
On a scrap piece of Ranger Mixed Media paper, I stenciled with the 6x6 stencil in Dina Wakley paint (apricot) and cut some circles to create a thought bubble. In the bubble I did some very basic collaging. My selection of image coordinated (for me) with the quote I wanted to use.
Of course, a page wouldn’t be complete for me unless I did doodling with my Posca Paint Pens. In this case I just did some random outlining of the stencil shapes…. AAAhhhhhhh.
The last thing on my page usually, is adding a quote or journaling. Most often in Posca Paint Pens. I like to write in one color and then do highlighting in coordinating colors.
And when it all comes together; stenciling, painting, collage, doodling mixed in with a message you might just need to hear…you have your page. Who knows, maybe this one will get displayed for a bit before it makes its way into the bin for my future handmade journal.
Thanks for hanging out with me and thank you so much to all the folks at StencilGirl®, it is always an honor to be invited to share some art created with the awesome stencils they design and create.