Hello Everyone, Jen here. I was so thrilled to receive a new batch of stencils I could hardly wait to start creating! As we move into the fall season here in Vermont and cooler temperatures reach the East Coast, with the changing of seasons makes me want to settle in with a warm cup of tea and my favorite book. I decided to create some hand painted bookmarks. Great for gift giving for the upcoming holiday season.
- Paper and or card stock
- Paint (I used Golden’s Fluid acrylic)
- Paint brush
- Small spray bottle (used for fluid acrylic )
- Palette knife
- Stencils : NEW TCW560 Hex Flowers, NEW TCW 566 Winged Exploration (used butterfly portion) NEW TCW567 Complicated Hearts, NEW TCW580 Graceful Moths, TCW589 Butterflight, New , TCW 565 S Organic Matter Mask and Feather Fancy stencil.
Cut all paper to one size then paint varying background colors.
I found using a tiny amount of the fluid acrylic paint the spraying it lightly with water and brushing on each strip of paper.
Here is the new stencil, TCW 565 S Organic Matter Mask
Step 3: Once your background on your book mark is dry, then choose your stencil and apply gesso with a palette knife.
Here is the New TCW567 Complicated Hearts
adding Gesso to New Stencil TCW 560 Hex flowers
Close up of Gesso Heart from New TCW567 Complicated Hearts
Here is gesso fancy feathers. I then went back over my bookmark and used more paint to highlight the sides and added detail to the overall design
I added gold paint over the gesso words and then used a paint pen to outline and fill in details from the new stencil, TCW566 Winged Exploration.
All the final pieces:
Hope you enjoyed this post.
11 thoughts on “New Stencils! Hand Painted Bookmarks”
I love these Jen, the colors are so vibrant! Great use of those new stencils!
Thank you Carmen, so appreciate your kind words 🙂
Wonderful bookmarks, love the bold colors.
Thank you Ann happy to hear you like this 🙂
Love the photos of your art work, it makes them come alive. Rock on your painting. Look forward to your future work.
Thank you Rosanne!
I love stencils and you made a great collection of bookmarks to give away. I see a number of stencils I need to add to my stash. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Vicki, yes the new stencils are wonderful!
These are awesome bookmarks Jen. I have lots of readers in my home. Great idea! I think i should get them to make there own! that would be super fun!
Thanks so much Leeann! Yes, that would be a fun activity for the household! 🙂
thanks for sharing! love the vibrant colors and the idea too! still have a few last minute Christmas presents to make – might just need to “jack” your idea. thanks for the inspiration!!!