Hello all, Nancy here!

It’s June and I am SO ready to head to the ocean. When my boys were growing up, a big part of our time at the beach was devoted to searching the tide pools for sea creatures. Today’s art journal page is an homage to those moments when life seemed so simple and we looked no farther than the ocean for entertainment and joy.

Creat an art journal page as an homage to the sea using TCW stencils

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Supplies Used:

12 x 12 Doodling Templates – Corncob Etching TCW619

12 x 12 Doodling Templates – Fanciful Borders TCW615

TCW stencils

art journal

acrylic paint: aqua, green, robin’s egg blue, citron, ocean breeze

foam applicators

baby wipes

fluid chalk ink: deep ocean blue, aquamarine, olive pastel

image transfer


hand-carved stamps

heat gun


Using acrylic paints and baby wipes, blend aqua and green on the journal page.

Blend acrylic paints with baby wipes to begin background of journal page

With the Corncob Etching stencil and fluid chalk inks, add background design.

Corncob etching stencil adds design to the background of the journal page.

Using acrylic paint and hand-carved stamps add images of sand dollar, scallop shell and seahorse. Create a seaweed jungle using Fanciful Borders stencil with olive pastel fluid chalk ink and citron acrylic paint.

Hand carved stamps in an ocean theme add interest to the journal page.

Citron acrylic paint and fanciful borders stencil creates a seaweed jungle.

Hand-carved seahorse stamp swims in a seaweed jungle created with TCW stencil

Marker around select images to make them pop!

TCW stencils and hand-carved stamps create an underwater jungle

A quote added as an image transfer creates a message for the page.

Using an image transfer to add a quote to the art journal page

A simple message added with black marker, and an application of fluid chalk ink around the outside edges, completes the page.

Art journal page features TCW stencils , hand-carved stamps and lettering

Nancy Lefko

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team


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