ART BY MARLENE combines gold gesso, stencils and stamps in her Art Journal.

 

Hallo there everyone!

It is me, Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk, from ART BY MARLENE, sharing a new tutorial on The Crafter’s Workshop blog.

What do I have in store for you? Well, I will be combining the very lush gold gesso that The Crafter’s Workshop just launched, in their new mixed media line with their newest release stencils  and a lovely stampset, designed by Zorrotte for Carabelle studio. I will be doing this project in my art journal.

Let’s get started my artsy friends!

I will be using these 3 new stencil designs, that the talented Rebekah designed for, The Crafter’s Workshop. . I am using the 6″ x 6″ stencils.

TCW637-swirly-cue

CW637 Swirly Cue by Rebekah Meier. Available in large (12″ x 12″) and small (6″ x 6″).

TCW638-les-fleurs

TCW638 Les Fleurs by Rebekah Meier. Available in large (12″ x 12″) and small (6″ x 6″).

TCW639-star-quest

TCW639 Star Quest by Rebekah Meier. Available in large (12″ x 12″) and small (6″ x 6″).

I am using the new Shimmering Gold Gesso that The Crafter’s Workshop just launched. I am very impressed with this product, to say the least.

Pounce the gesso through your Les Fleurs stencil to begin with. Just use small parts of the stencil, you do not want to cover all of your background.

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TCW638 Les Fleurs by Rebekah Meier.

Repeat this on the opposite page, only using your favorite parts/details in the stencil.

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stenciling with TCW638 Les Fleurs

It should look something like this.

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stenciling detail with gold gesso

For the next step, we will be using the Star Quest stencil. Repeat the process of stenciling only small details, instead of the whole stencil.

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TCW639 Star Quest by Rebekah Meier

Once again…you just want to add a few details.

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stencil used with gold gesso

You now go on and repeat the process with your third and last stencil, called: Swirly Cue

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Combination of 3 of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, designed by Rebekah Meier.

To create contrast, I decided to stamp with black Archival ink and a cute stampset by Zorrotte

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Carabelle studio stamp set designed by Zorrotte

You can use  your creative freedom and stamp with any stamp set you like.

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journal spread, stenciled and stamped.

The next step is adding in color. First I am applying turquoise and indigo (cool tones/blues). Add it randomly and don’t forget to leave enough white space.

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adding watercolor to your journal

Last, but surely not least….add some warmer colors into your spread, to give it vibrancy. I used Opera pink and Yellow Gold

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Art journal spread by ART BY MARLENE

That was it…..you now have a playfull, vibrant mixed media journal spread.

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Page 1: Close up of journal page by ART BY MARLENE using stenciling and stamping techniques.

 

I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial on how to combine stencils in a mixed media project.

Be sure, if you try this at home, to share it with us on social media.

See you soon!

Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk

ART BY MARLENE

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

 

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