Thank you for having me back as a guest blogger again Ronda! It is always so fun to play with your stencils and I have this colorful art journal page to share with you today.
I tend not to write a lot in my journal. I do like quotes, but I also want my pages to have a bit of "me," so I tend to create a lot of wordless backgrounds and use them as I need them to do my journaling. I decided to create a page with two of my favorite stencils for art journaling, Well Rounded and Texturized. These two are really versatile and I love using them on pages and cards too. They have the perfect shapes for adding a little something... I have a step by step photo tutorial for you today that shows you how it came together.
I started off with a piece of book paper adhered with matte medium.
Then I added a layer of paint using a wide brush. I used Dina Wakley's paints-for this color I mixed ruby and sky to get this purplish color.
I used a stencil and a baby wipe to remove some of the paint while it was still wet, then added another layer of texture using the Retrobursts stencil and some white embossing paste.
After the paste dried, I used the Well Rounded and Texturized stencils to add some more layers in turquoise and tangerine.
When applying the paint through the stencils, I like to use a mini foam blending tool. I just dab the tool into the paint and dab it off on my craft sheet before applying through the stencil so I don't get big "blobs" of paint.
Once this layer was dry, I went over my page in some places with a stencil and some white paint to give it more layers without overloading the amount of colors I used.
Almost there, but I felt like I needed just a bit more turquoise paint.
Here's how my page looks so far, colorful...but needing a little extra pop.
I used some black gesso through the stencil with a blending tool just like I did for my other layers.
Once all of layers were all try, I added some washi tape from my collection.
To finish off the page, I added these bold numbers. The journaling, I will save for another day.
The frame around the numbers? Made from the texturized stencil!
I hope you enjoyed this little peek in to my art journal page creation process. I had a great time playing with these stencils!
Cheiron has been stamping and making cards since she took her first card making class in 2004. She has been published in Paper Crafts magazine and teaches monthly card making classes at The Ink Pad in NYC. Recently she has gotten into art journaling and loves mixing those techniques into her cards. By day, she works in the financial district and loves coming home at night to relax at her craft table. She lives in Bayonne, New Jersey with her husband Paul and their adorable rescue dog Big Boy.