Friday, April 8, 2022

Kirsten Varga - April 2022 StencilClub Stencils

I was motivated to make a mini art journal with this month's StencilClub stencils. They are bold, graphic, and retro-inspired. They fill the pages of my journal and make the perfect backgrounds. Thank you Lizzie Mayne for such cool designs!

I chose a color scheme to match the energy of the patterns by using fluorescents with their complementary colors. It's a little out of my comfort zone but I am happy I went for it!

This sturdy book can be made in any size. So if a chunky book is what you want then this technique will work for you! 

I added the windows for visual interest but to also maximize the presence of the patterns. I love how they contrast against each other! Plus, when I start adding words, images, etc. to this book it'll be cool to peek at them through the windows. 

The following video tutorial will show you how you can create one of your own!

Join StencilClub by April 15 to receive these exclusive stencils and accompanying video tutorial with PDF (both downloadable!), and 20% OFF STENCILS EVERY DAY!!

Happy Creating!

Find me on Instagram: @kirstenvarga

Stencils used:

Other Supplies:
Golden Acrylic Paints
Canvas Sheet from Fredrix Canvas Pad
140lb. Cold press watercolor paper - cut into 5.5" x 8" pieces 
    (I used 8 pieces for one book)
5"x7" GelliArts® Printing Plate
Makeup sponges
Black Masking tape
Craft Knife and Scissors
Bone Folder
Binder Clips
Yes! Paste and Putty Knife


  1. You made gorgeous books with these fabulous stencils! Great work, Kirsten - and thanks for the video!


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