Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I heart stencils

My latest obsession, besides art journaling, is stencils. I can't seem to get enough of them. This months challenge over at Inspiration Journal is Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils. I of course had to play along in my art journal. I am trying hard to make some meaningful Art journal pages and so I wrote in permanent pens various words that mean something to me.

I then added some color with Dylusions Spray ink over various stencils. I used Balzer Designs Scallop Flowers and Chevron Arrows, Donna Downey Stencil number 922351, and Dylusions Chequered Dots Stencils.

With all of this layering it is a bit hard to make out the stencils and words, but that is what I love about it. It is kind of a happy mess!

Next I drew in my heart and used Broken China Distress paint along with some white acrylic paint to fill the heart in. Again I love how you can still make out the stencils in the background.

I created my own heart shaped mask out of a leftover piece of cardboard. I then stamped around the heart to shade it a bit with a Stamp from the Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge Stamp set.

To finish the page off I used some Tim Holtz stamps and went around the outside of the page and added a saying the heart.

Thank you for popping in. Don't forget to check out the Inspiration Journal Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate.

12 comments:

  1. Love your pages! Isn't art journaling wonderful? Beautiful work! :D

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  2. AWESOME job, Stacy!! Love how you made some "shading" around the heart, never would've thought about trying it!!! Better get in gear & find the time to play TONIGHT!!!

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  3. very cool. Im addicted to art journaling too.

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  4. I love your page, Stacy! I love art journals but found I didn't have time to get to them so I've decided to take some time off from teaching card making. I'm taking 2 of Dyan Reaveley's workshops in May at She Scrapbooks in The Villages, Fl. I'm sooooo looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing your page!

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  5. Hi Stacy! I love your journal pages and great job with all the stencil magic. =) Thank you for joining us for the April challenge at Inspiration Journal!

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  6. I can tell you had a blast making these pages.... they're gorgeous!

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  7. So pretty. I love the freedom and playfulness of it. (I've always been such a "tight" artist, so I took one of Christy Tomlinson's online classes to learn to be "messy" and I love it!)

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  8. Love your created heart stencil...cool idea! The black detailing adds so much depth and detail! Cool pages here!

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  9. Pretty background, and love the heart in the center!

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  10. Great job with your journal page! Gotta love that inky, colourful goodness! Great idea to create your own mask, fab job! :)

    Thanks for crafting with us in the Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!

    Hugs

    Spike

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