Stay Brave Art Journal Page

Hello everyone!

Robyn here, sharing a stenciling technique you can use to create unique backgrounds in your art journal.


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


Whenever I have left over paint on my paint palette, I like to just brush it onto empty pages in my art journal to save wasting any delicious colour and this page has grown from that process. 

I started with a page that had a few swipes of pink and orange and added snippets of collage papers to cover parts of the surface. I wasn’t looking for a full coverage as I wanted to see the colour beneath. I brushed extra colour over parts of the collage to start the process of integrating the background.

Next, I added sections of stamping using a bold, graphic patterned stamp and permanent black ink.

I decided I wanted to have the pattern of the stencil peeking out of my final background, allowing some of the layers beneath to show through. I’ve used TCW905 Leaf Emblem to stencil a section of the page using shades of blue. 

Once the stencilled area was done, I extended the blue colours across the page to bring cohesion to the background. The paint was quite translucent, so peeks of base layers showed through.

To enable me to separate additional elements from the background, I picked out one of the colours in the initial layer and added a swish of that across a section of the page. Two fussy cut, stamped leafy stems and some words finished the page. 


  • TCW905 Leaf Emblem
  • Acrylic paint
  • Permanent black ink
  • Dina Wakley stamps – Handwritten Quotes, Scribbly Leaves & Pods, Scribbly Circles

Thanks so much for joining me, I hope this page gives you some inspiration! 

We would love to see what you create with The Crafters Workshop Stencils and Mediums. You can share it with us on our Facebook Page, Instagram and Pinterest using hashtag #stencillove

Robyn Wood
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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