Hello all, Nancy here with an art journal page that invites you to play…because…”It’s Time!”

I confess that I’ve had gel printing plates for quite some time and I’ve never really given myself the opportunity to use them. With the wonderful new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop, I knew that I had the perfect reason to give them a try.

Finished art journal page with TCW stencils LEFKO

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

Supplies Used:

Supplies for art journal page LEFKO

6″ x 6″ Mini Infinite Lace stencil TCW643s

12″ x 12″ Daisy Chain stencil TCW644

9″ x 12″ watercolor art journal

acrylic paint: aqua, citron, white

gel plates: 8″ x 10″ and 6″ x 6″


copy paper

Pam Carriker fluid matte sheer acrylic paint: turquoise

dauber bottle

washi tape

glue stick

toner copy: clock face

clear packing tape

bone folder

gel pen: black

vintage text

fluid chalk ink: deep lagoon, aquamarine


Apply an aqua acrylic wash to the journal page.

Acrylic wash on art journal page LEFKO

Apply dabs of aqua and citron acrylic onto gel plate and blend/smooth with brayer.

Acrylic paint dabs on gel plate LEFKO

Gel plate prepared with acrylic paint LEFKO

Apply 12″ x 12″ Daisy Chain stencil to gel plate, press journal page on top, smooth all over and then pull off from plate. Remove stencil from plate and pull additional prints with copy paper.

TCW644 stencil on gel plate LEFKO

Pulled prints with TCW644 stencil on copy paper LEFKO

Cut out sections of pulled prints to use as collage elements on the journal page.

Pulled prints of TCW644 stencil used as collage elements LEFKO

Use 6″ x 6″ gel plate, white acrylic and 6″ x 6″ Mini Infinite Lace stencil to add additional prints to the journal page.

White paint and TCW643s stencil and gel plate LEFKO

Apply washi tape and collage elements to the journal page.

Washi tape and collage elements applied to journal page LEFKO

Add sheer acrylic paint in dauber bottle to make dots of color. Attach stencil back over white print to align dots perfectly.

Dauber bottle dots on collaged piece LEFKO

Attach TCW643s stencil to align dots perfectly LEFKO

 Use clear packing tape and a toner copy of a clock to make an image transfer. (After putting tape on top of image, burnish with a bone folder, soak in water and then remove paper.)

Adhere clock image transfer and message from vintage text; add accents with black gel pen. Add color to edges of page (and text) with fluid chalk ink.

Add image transfer, vintage text and marker doodles to page LEFKO

I hope you’ve enjoyed this art journal page tutorial and it reminds you to take the opportunity to play in your journal with new and varied supplies. “It’s time!”

Finished art journal page with TCW stencils LEFKO

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next time!

Nancy Lefko

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