Friday, March 10, 2023

StencilGirl® Art Journaling by Frieda Oxenham

It’s March and Spring is coming. I can’t wait! However beautiful snow can be I prefer flowers even though I know that they too will pass just like winter is on its way out now. This spread celebrates the coming and going of the seasons.

Here is the tutorial:

1.     Start by making some collage materials by using copy paper, a gelli plate and acrylic paints. Add a mix of colours to the plate and take prints. Add more paint to the plate and put a stencil on top. Take prints on your previously made papers. Remove the stencil and take more prints on those previously made papers. I used Daisy Daisy.

2.     Working in an 8 x 8” art journal (I used a Dylusions one with black pages) glue down some torn pieces of a textured vintage wallpaper with a flower theme. Then brayer the pages with white gesso and while still wet brayer on fluid acrylic paints (I used Golden).

3.     Using some of the collage papers made in step one glue down pieces of it onto the spread and cover with a mixture of white gesso and fluid acrylics as in step 2.

4.     Add more white gesso to the spread and remove it again with a baby wipe through Daisy Daisy.

5.     Drip blue acrylic ink onto the spread.

6.     Glue on transparent text and cover it with a blue Distress Crayon. Remove the crayon with a baby wipe through Daisy Daisy.

7.     Add orange Distress Crayon and repeat step 6.

8.     Add more white gesso randomly over the spread and in some areas remove again as in step 4.

9.     Cut out flower parts from the pages made in step 1, and glue them onto the spread after marking the outline onto the page and outline them with a permanent black marker.

Make a total of 5 flowers in this way placed randomly on the spread. I covered up a too dark area on the spread in this way too.

10.  Using a green Faber Castell artist pen add flower stems to each flower from step 9. Outline in black.

11.  Glue on the text and outline with a permanent black marker.

12.  Rub on some blue glaze onto the textured vintage wallpaper. I used Ocean Wave Silks Acrylic Glaze and my fingers.

13.  Edge the pages with a blue permanent inkpad.

© Frieda Oxenham 2023


  1. Beautiful creations with your stencils ~ awesome ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Love your color choices on this piece, Frieda!


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