Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Springtime Accordion Journal using StencilGirl Stencils and Collage

What is it about the changing of the seasons that inspires us? 
A couple months ago, as winter was in full swing, I was completely dedicated to dark, cool, and neutral tones. The idea of bright colors made me cringe a little bit. 

Fast forward, and spring is right around the corner. Now I'm all about those bright colors! 

To commemorate this shift in both the weather and my creative flow, I decided to make this little accordion journal. 

I saw Renee Mueller making accordion journals like this and I loved it because it was different than just your standard accordion. The cutting can be a little confusing - I demonstrated how to do it in my video, so make sure to watch that part closely!

The journal is made from one piece of paper that I painted on both sides. I wanted one side to represent the sunshine and happiness of spring, and the other to represent the rain (and flowers!!) that spring brings. 

I hope you enjoy the idea and process for this little journal and that you feel inspired to make your own!
And tell me, do you feel that same creative shift every once in awhile? What is it that inspires you? 

StencilGirl Stencils Used:

Other products and supplies:
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
Liquitex Basics Gesso
Liquitex Acrylic - Light Portrait Pink
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic - Nickle Azo Gold
DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylic - Payne's Grey
Master's Touch Acrylic - Ocean Green
Liquitex Spray Paint - Parchment
UHU Glue Stick
Liquitex Basics Fluid Matte Medium
Collage Papers
Various Tim Holtz Sentiment Stickers

1 comment:

  1. This is so beautiful and it was so relaxing to watch your process, Laura!


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