Just playing: a Halloween art journal page

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!

Halloween art journal page using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #artjournaling #halloweenSo 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.

Halloween art journal page using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #artjournaling #halloweenI 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.

Halloween art journal page using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #artjournaling #halloweenI 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.

Halloween art journal page using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #artjournaling #halloweenThe 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.

Halloween art journal page using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #artjournaling #halloweenThe 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.

Halloween art journal page using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #artjournaling #halloweenThe 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!

Consie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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