Robyn here, sharing an art journal page featuring stencilling with acrylic paints. I thought I would share a quick and easy page to give you some creative inspiration during the busy holiday time.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I love the variety of effects you can get when you paint parts of a page with colour and then remove it through a stencil – it often leads to serendipitous patterns not possible any other way! Let me share with you how I used this technique for an art journal page.
The first layer was created by painting randomly over a page in pale shades of yellow, blue and green. Don’t worry if you leave a few unpainted areas, the next step will fix that in a wonderful way.
Paint a portion of the right-hand edge of the page with a dark coloured acrylic paint. I used a beautiful, dark purple and painted a strip of colour approx. 2” wide. Before the paint dries, place the TCW598 Spikey Wheels stencil over the wet paint and remove some of the colour through the openings in the stencil using a baby wipe.
Once you have revealed the pattern, use the painty baby wipe to spread a subtle bit of colour over the rest of the page. This will fill in any of the unpainted areas from the initial step and give an interesting layered effect. Allow page to dry thoroughly.
Use a black Stabilo pencil to draw a trio of large flowers. Allow the petals to mingle slightly.
Paint the flowers in. The black Stabilo will bleed and run slightly once you wet it with acrylic paint but this will add an interesting shadow around the petals. If you don’t like how it turns out, just wait for the paint to dry and overpaint another layer.
Once dry, go over the flower shapes with black Stabilo and add doodles with a Sakura Pigma Micron black permanent pen if you wish. Add a printed quote and the page is complete.
- TCW598 Spikey Wheels stencil
- Sakura Pigma Micron black pen
- Acrylic paint in a variety of colours
- Black Stabilo pencil
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk stickers
Thanks so much for joining me, I hope this page gives you some inspiration!
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