Thursday, August 4, 2022

Kirsten Varga - August 2022 StencilClub Stencils

The whimsical shapes of this month's exclusive StencilClub stencil are delightful! 

I had a blast using the stencils with various mediums to create luscious textures on paper which I then used to create a Buttonhole Stitch Book.

Each of the mediums (Light Light Molding Paste, Gesso, and Gloss Gel Medium) react differently when watercolor is painted on top of the stencil designs.

Check out my video tutorial below for all the details!

Join StencilClub by August 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:

Enduring Paisley by Jennifer Evans

Other Supplies:

Watercolor paper Old dictionary pages
Text weight paper Light Molding Paste
Heavy Body Gloss Gel Medium
Palette knife
Gold paint
Liquid watercolors Paper trimmer Ruler Bone folder Scissors Extra strength glue stick


  1. This is a lovely book , great to see how different mediums crete different paint effects on a variety of papers. You make the buttonhole binding look so easy. thanks for sharing your process.

  2. This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing the information on creating a great journal book. Will definitely be doing this

  3. Thank you for the beautiful share!! What paper did you use for the text block?

    1. Just regular text weight paper. :) I think it is Classic Crest by Neenah.

  4. Just regular text weight paper. :) I think it is Classic Crest by Neenah.

  5. Beautiful book! Your videos are always so clear and easy to follow, and blessedly brief as well! I also loved seeing your use of the different mediums on different papers. Thanks for sharing this, Kirsten!

  6. I always adore your work, Kirsten. This is a spectacular book form with gorgeous pages and cover. An overload of inspiration. Appreciate you ♥


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