Thursday, March 23, 2017

Using the negative and positive of a stencil to create an Art Journal page

Hi...

Happy Thursday!  Today is Throwback Thursday over on the StencilGirl blog and today is my day to share!

I haven't shared an art journal spread in awhile, so I thought it was time to show a little journal love!  ♥


 Stencils are always a go-to tool/product in my journaling.  They make designing and enhancing a page super easy and super quick.

Today, I will briefly show you how to utilize both the negative and positive images from the same stencil to create 1 spread.

Let's start with the basics...

Cover both pages with a thin layer of gesso.


Randomly add coordinating colors of acrylic paint till happy with the result.  Remember, this is only the background and will covered with more goodness.



  
Place your stencil on the page and add paint to sections as desired.  I wanted variety, so I only covered the middle section of the stencil.

Once the paint is dry, color other areas using Distress Crayons. I mixed several coordinating shades for a variety of color.  Place the stencil back in place, using the previously painted section as a guide, and remove the Distress Crayon from the open stencil areas.  You can see the effect in this picture, shown on the left side.

   
For more interest and design, place another stencil over the previously used stencil and apply paint.  The finished image is shown above.


You get a 'stencil within a stencil' look.  Fabulous!  I also used this technique on the blue painted areas, only using a pencil to draw the stencil shape.

Now that your entire page is covered, it's time to embellish and make it your own.  You can add more paint, journaling, and doodling.






  It's amazing how using just stencils, paint, and a few extra tools you can create an art journal page that is unique and one-of-a-kind.

StencilGirl Stencils Used
Large Hall
Doodle It Inchie
Web

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!  Have a wonderful weekend!
 

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Nice project! Thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Thank you for sharing how you accomplished this. i love how it came out

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Nice project! Thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Thank you for sharing how you accomplished this. i love how it came out