Stencil Love

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today’s creation was made from inspiration I took from an old book I have. I recently went to an antique store looking for some old books to use as journals, and came across one from 1933 that had the most interesting article in it…

Article in a 1933 reclaimed book I found.
Article from 1933 reclaimed book!

…well… I just HAD to dig out some of my favourite The Crafter’s Workshop stencils and play!

Finished art journal page in an old book using my favourite TCW stencils.

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Products Used:

TCW9001 White Gesso  

TCW202 Harlequin Stencil   

TCW201 Time Travel Stencil  

TCW886 Shape Landscape Stencil  

TCW767 Floral Radar Stencil 

TCW9041 Platinum Modeling Paste 

TCW9025 Plastic Palette Knife 

TCW876 Screen View Stencil 

Since this book was published in 1933, it has yellowed a bit, so I applied a thin layer of TCW9001 White Gesso to the page to brighten it up. I also wasn’t sure if I was using paints or inks or such, so a layer of gesso helps seal the page.

Apply a thin layer of TCW9001 White Gesso to page using a brush.

Then I searched through my stash of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils, and pulled some of my favourites! One of my very first stencils I bought years ago was TCW202 Harlequin Stencil   and I use this one often!  I used a blender tool and some Rusty Hinge Distress ink and sponged through the stencil in random areas.

Using TCW202 Harlequin stencil, I blended some Rusty Hinge distress ink through the stencil on random areas of the page.

I then used TCW201 Time Travel Stencil  and applied some Archival ink in Watering Can using a sponge to random areas again. To me, this represents the time this book has been around. It’s even older than me! LOL!

Using Archival ink in Watering Can, I used a sponge to add ink using TCW201 Time Travel stencil to outer areas of my page.

Next I used TCW886 Shape Landscape Stencil  and Evergreen Bough distress ink and sponged through the x’s randomly over the page. (and I do apologize for not taking a photo of this, but you can see it in the next step! I got carried away playing!).  Using TCW767 Floral Radar Stencil, I spread some TCW9041 Platinum Modeling Paste  through the radar part of the stencil using TCW9025 Plastic Palette Knife . I placed this in the centre of the page.

I added some x's using TCW886 Shape Landscape Stencil and Evergreen Bough distress ink and a layer of TCW9041 Platinum Modeling Paste through TCW767 Floral Radar Stencil using TCW Palette Knife to the bottom edge of the page.

I still NEEDED more stencil play, so I took TCW876 Screen View Stencil  and made a border around my page using a black fine tip marker.

I added a black border with a fine tip marker using TCW816 Screen View stencil around the whole page.

Just a little side note… did you ever notice the outside edge of this stencil? It has the most interesting deckled edge, so I just had to add this to my outside edge as well! How clever!

Using a fine tip marker, I used TCW816 Screen view stencil outside deckled edge to add another border.

To finish off my page, I had to add some black ink splatters, some washi tape, my image and of course my sentiment. 

I hope my friends never say I have too many stencils! LOL!

I added some black ink splatters, my image, some washi tape, and a sentiment to finish this off.

Thanks for taking the time to see my project for today!

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Happy Creating!!


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