Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Keeping a visual record of your stencils with a sample book

I made a mini book not long ago to remind me of what types of stencils I had and what they looked like when sprayed with ink.  Every month I receive new stencils from Artistcellar and need to keep track of what I have so I don't have to experiment too much when creating projects.  I just received a series of stencils called the WATER series so I've added their images to the book using the 4" by 4" art cards.  Here is what the book looks like.

Progressively adding more Art Cards with stencil designs

Blank book before adding Art Cards

First I placed the art cards in with the Kaleidoscope stencils designs on them.

Now I have added the Water Series of patterns to the back empty pages.

I was surprised when I sprayed each of these with ink by the patterns that came out!  The first one called Ripples almost looks like a wood grain stencil.  When there are samples like this it can really help the artist to see the possibilities quickly.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this has given you some stenciling ideas.  I will keep you posted each time I add art cards to my mini book.  I look forward to seeing you next week on my usual stencil day, Tuesday.  Take care, hugs~Renee xx


  1. This is a great idea. I keep a binder of the stamped images of all my rubber stamps. Now I need one for my stencils. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Great idea and looks good too !
    Corrie x

  3. What a great organizing idea, and beautiful to boot! I'm sure it saves planning time too!

  4. What a super idea, and so pleasing to the eye - it must get your mojo going to flip through that book!

  5. This is fabulous Renee, really beautiful!! Hugs, Coco x

  6. I have more stencils than I can count, Renee, so this is an incredible idea! You work is not only functional, but beautiful!