Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Moody Unfinished Art Journal Page

Hey Stencil Fans!

Natalie here today with a little Art Journal page for you!

This one is all about layers - but layers of Moody black and layers of words.

Last month here in Australia, I released my very own range of Collage Papers so I thought I'd build on one and create a deep and dark page.

I started with a gessoed page and then used gel medium to adhere the collage paper to the page.

I then used a random script stamp to add some words with black archival ink followed by a stabilo stubby black pencil to add a wash across the top of the page.

Next I used the Words to Live Stencil by Carolyn Dube and a Black Spray ink to add a layer of words over the black wash. I masked off the face detail with paper towel so I didn't get any over spray.

Once dry, I used a black shimmer paint over the Sacred Words and Marks stencil by Jessica Sporn to create a new layer of words. Using the shimmer paint made the letter and words stand out and give it a bit of a shine.

For the focal point word on the page, I used a pale grey paint through the Seth Apter Unfinished stencil and then used a grey brush tip paint pen to add detail.

I finished by adding a few marks from the Floral Frolics Stencil by Wendy Brightbill around the page to tie in some of the colour I used in the title.

I am loving the moody feel to this page and love the layered letters and words!


Something a little different for your day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Natalie May



  1. Love your page with all those layers built up that fit such true words Natalie! We are all unfinished!

  2. Love ❤️ this so much! Thank you for sharing your process and your art!!!

  3. I love the feel of this...so beautifully moody.


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