Layer upon Layer – Art Journal Page

Hello creative souls!

Tammy aka Tambarambaa here today to share another of my arty creations using loads of delicious stencils….

grungy art journal page created with stencils - looks like a graffiti wall
Tammy Klingner

TCW provided me with some awesome goodies to play with, but the art and opinions are solely mine.

grungy art journal page created with stencils - looks like a graffiti wall
Tammy Klingner

This page happened on a day I was feeling a bit flat, a bit tired and wrung out… you know the feeling I’m sure. I felt I needed some time in my craft space, just for me….. to not think, to just breath and get some paint on my fingers and lose myself in color!

I grabbed my black square Dylusions Art Journal and just opened it up randomly…. there was a background I had begun ages ago, and just wasn’t feeling it….. so I decided this matched my mood perfectly and I’d play with it and see where it wanted to go….

background using sweet posey stencil and dylusions sprays

This backgound was created using TCW9001 White Gesso and then some Dylusions sprays spritzed over TCW632 Sweet Posey.

Ok time to change this completely and lose myself in the process….

I began by laying down the honeycomb section of stencil TCW219 Punchinella in random spots and sponging purple paint through it using a makeup sponge.

honeycomb stencil and purple paint

I then repeated this process using blue paint and TCW2305 Bricks Horizontal Slimline Stencil, moving on to red paint and TCW2307 Concentric Circles Slimline Stencil and then yellow paint and TCW384 Well Rounded Stencil.

Just adding lots of layers and lots of random color.

stencils and paint to create the background - just lots of layers

I also painted on some large circles and arches in a variety of color. As I explained I wasn’t thinking about it, just enjoying the process – I was so lost in the page that I completely forgot to stop and take a process photo! Sorry!

Anyway at this point I had gone a bit nuts with color (but was feeling so much better – lol) so much I needed to pull it altogether – the answer is TCW9002 Black Gesso! I added this again with a makeup sponge through stencil TCW384 Well Rounded – I love all the painterly mark making opportunities this stencil provides!

adding black painty marks through a stencil to create a grungy feel

Lovin that grungy mess!!!!

close up of he grungy layers - all the colors of a rainbow

Now it’s time to add a few more details and flicks of paint – for this I use Life of Colour Paint Pens.

using paint pens to add details

These little details really finish it off!

At this point I absolutely loved it, so I decided to add a quote and a few cut outs from MY very first Art Pack called ‘Bonkers’. This is some of my own hand-drawn faces and scribbles and fave quotes that you can use in your Art Journaling – it’s a download so you just print and go! Then adhere with TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium

TCW Matte Gel medium to adhere quote
paint pens add the finishing touches

There you go, layer upon layer of therapeutic goodness!!

It reminds me of a graffiti wall! Oh the fun you can have with a few stencils and some paint!

quote "when it comes to art it's important not to hide the madness"

My arty plays help me so much – to process, to escape, to fill up again.

close ups - graffiti wall look

What do you do if you’ve had one of those days? Does playing with color help you? I’d love to know, leave a comment below!

graffiti wall grungy finish art journal page

If you’d like to see more of my creations, you can find me on Instagram, or on my own BLOG.

I’d love to see what you are creating with the amazing TCW products…..just tag us on social media with #tcwstencillove so we can see them!

I’ll leave you today with the mess that happens after a color play….. I love it!! It’s all MINE! and I can choose to clean it up or just walk away!!

Tambarambaa's desk after she finishes creating - mess!

Tammy Klingner aka Tambarambaa – TCW Design Team Member

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