My niece lives on the other side of the US from me. I’m on the east coast; she is on the west. Because we can’t play with art supplies together, I decided to make a friendship art journal for the two of us to share back and forth through the mail.
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I created a variety of pages for my niece to play around on using the stencils in three different ways.
The first way was to use masks. After laying out the Monarch fragment, Eye bits and Family bits, I sprayed over them to leave a blank impression of each stencil on the page.
I also used the 6×6 Tribal Fish stencil to accomplish the same idea. Now, my niece has some fun spaces to doodle in or add more color with gel pens.
The second way I used the stencils was to paint a colorful scene using a variety of acrylic paints, a few makeup sponges and the 6×6 Aquarium stencil. This will be a cute page to add even more underwater life to, perhaps even a mermaid!
Before I share the third way, here is a bonus idea…stencil words from the 6×6 Life Words stencil onto cardstock and cut them up into little tags that can be added to any art journal page!
The third and final way I used the stencils was to create coloring pages by outlining the designs of a few of my favorites with a Sharpie pen! Here I traced the 6×6 Joyful Sunflower, taping it down to the page to keep it steady.
The 6×6 Triangle Sunburst stencil will be a blast to color in! It would make a perfect place to learn all about the color wheel!
I can’t wait to see how my niece decides to add to the pages I started for her. I’m also looking forward to seeing what she starts for me to work on! This is the perfect solution for getting to know an artsy friend or family member better!
Thanks for joining me today!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
3 thoughts on “Friendship art journal”
What a good & gorgeous idea!
Very fun and very good idea Consie!
Great ideas. Pulling out my stencils!