It seems my creative mojo is still on summer vacation! Has this happened to you? It is seriously frustrating but I know that just playing with art supplies can definitely help!
So I dug into the new Summer 2015 stencil collection and decided to see if I could find some inspiration! With the fall weather starting, I guess Halloween was on my mind! Here are all the different ways I used The Crafter’s Workshop stencils to make this art journal page.
I started with the 12×12 Spiderweb stencil and a few neon sprays. I sprayed through the stencil and then flipped the stencil over to use the excess spray as a stamp.
I then added some texture with white modeling paste through the 12×12 Receipt stencil. Once it was dry, I drybrushed the paste with black acrylic paint to grunge it up a bit.
The next two stencils I used were the 12×12 Twig and Berries and the 12×12 Moving Vines. I added acrylic paint in greens and orange using a cosmetic sponge and then added more details to the vines, leaves and berries with colored Sharpie markers.
The red flowers at the top of the vines were made with modeling paste tinted with red acrylic paint and the 6×6 Daisy Splash stencil.
I then tried adding ink from a black stamp pad all over the 6×6 Spiderweb stencil and stamping onto the page. It did not come out very sharp but I like the look on this page.
The final stencil I used was the Sugar Skull bits. I used this stencil as a guide to trace around with a black Inktense pencil. I then softened all of the lines with a water brush.
The final step to tie the whole page together was to add a large spiderweb with a black marker over the entire page. I did use the 12×12 Spiderweb stencil as a guide for placement. I shaded under most of the lines with gray watercolor. I then added a few highlight lines and some journaling using a white gel pen to get out my frustration about trying to find my creative mojo.
Do you think I might have found a little inspiration with the new stencils? How do you deal with a lack of inspiration? I know many of us what love to hear how we all deal with this!
Thanks for joining me today!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member