My friend Melenia from Greece, who lives on the island of Crete, has a birthday in April. I know from experience that the mail takes a very long time to deliver any of my packages to her, so I planned in advance in making her a special birthday card. I used one stencil three different ways to create a pop-up card that I know she will love. I used her favorite color and incorporated French proverbs and sayings about friendship, because we are both trying to practice our French.
I used one of my all-time favorite stencils: Traci Bautista's Double Zinnia Mask and Stencil
Here's a list of other supplies:
-Medium weight mixed media paper (2, 9x12 inch sheets)
-Water soluble crayons and mark makers
-Iridescent acrylic ink
-Spray bottle with water
-Acrylic paints, 2-3 colors, plus white
-Lyra Graphite Stick
-Stabilo Marks All, black
-Rough edge ruler
-Letter stamps and ink pad
Here's the step by step:
Thank you for reading! I hope this inspires you to make a pop-up card and to use your stencils in different ways!
Hi I'm Sarah and 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!