SPOOK Halloween Journal with Rachel Kleinman

Hello Stencil Fans! Rachel Kleinman here and just yesterday I had the greatest happy mail of the year…

85 BRAND NEW THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP STENCILS arrived at my door! I immediately gravitated toward the Halloween inspired stencils and started creating a little art journal page.

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Let me show you some steps for how this page was made…


I started with the new Lace 6×6 stencil and covered both pages with Distress Paint in Antique Linen. I pick up the paint with a little makeup sponge then dab through the stencil. This stops from having too much paint seep under the stencil where you don’t want it!


Once the paint was completely dry, I sprayed the entire page with Dylusions Crushed Grape ink spray and a lot of water (to dilute the bold purple color). As the spray ink starts to dry, the gorgeous pattern from the Lace stencil starts to appear. It’s a subtle background but looks great and is simple to achieve.


Time to use the Spiderweb stencil! I placed it inside a cardboard box and heavily sprayed the stencil with DecoArt Carbon Black mister (which is permanent when dry). Then I carefully picked it up and flipped it over and onto my journal. I pressed the stencil down with a paper towel so my fingers wouldn’t spread ink where I didn’t want it.


It works almost like a giant stamp, I love how it came out! Now it’s time for modeling paste! I mixed some DecoArt Modeling Paste with Distress Ink ‘Twisted Citron’, then randomly added numbers throughout the page.

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The numbers and the ravens you see below are from an older ‘Ravenscape‘ TCW stencil.


I also used Art Deco Alphabet stencil to spell ‘SPOOK’ with the same modeling paste. Before the paste dried, I covered it with silver embossing powder and heat it up!


My two little ravens are the final steps. I used the Ravenscape 6×6 stencil to trace the raven image onto some Guaze Paper from DCWV, then fussy cut them. I coated them in Versamark ink and covered them in clear embossing powder, then heated it with my heat gun. While the powder was still melted/wet, I added silver and black embossing powder and heat it up again.




Thanks so much for joining me in this how-to SPOOKY journal page! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below!

Rachel Kleinman

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Certified Educator

Stencils used:

TCW 529s – Ravenscape

TCW 557s – Lace

TCW 572 – Spiderweb

TCW 555s – Art Deco Alphabet

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