Counting Today – Art Journal Spread

Hi there crafty friends!  For my post today, I am sharing an art journal spread to remind myself about the importance of today & being thankful for it!  I really enjoyed this project because I just went for it without too much of a plan.

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I used the 5 stencils below, but one of them I used both the 6×6 and 12×12 of the same stencil.

FELEstnclLGB      SBC_cf-tcw579s     0000607215    Print     ComplicatedHearts

I started with lots of mists on top of the pages I prepped with gesso.

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I used the music notes stencil around the edges with a yellow ink and white modeling paste with the Sequin Waste Bit stencil.

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I added another layer of paint over the modeling paste to help it blend in and added some of the larger starburst pattern with a silver mist.  After finding my quote and printing it out, I was inspired to use the large numbers stencil using a finger dauber and chalk ink.

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make it count_TCW_Nov 2015 (21)After adhering my quote, I stencil the three hearts with black archival ink.  I used several different black and white paint pens to add some definition and doodles around the spread.make it count_TCW_Nov 2015 (15)

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope this inspires you to make a fun project too!  Carpe Diem!

You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.


TCW588 & TCW588s – 12×12 Moroccan Sun

TCW579s – 6×6 Mini Sheet Music

TCW556 – Art Deco Numbers and More

TCW567 – Complicated Hearts

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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