Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stenciling in my Art Journal

I have several different art journals going on all at once.  Whenever I work on one specific process I just make myself another out of water color paper.  This one is being used to practice stenciling and writing with my new ink pen.
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I folded a large sheet of water color paper into a book.  I will continue to add to it and perhaps sew down the center of it.  In the meantime I don't feel bad if some of the pages aren't perfect.  This two page spread started with Shimmery Silver Delicata ink and the Artistcellar stencil called  Bodacious Buds.  After the ink was dry I started writing my quote "People come and go.  Some are like cigarette breaks, others are forest fires."  I'm using an old fashioned pen with an ink cartridge and a fine tip.  I enhance my words with doodles while talking on the phone.

I was cleaning out my studio and found a couple of Julie Nutting stamped images.  I colored in the ladies dresses with Memento markers and traded their heads for others in my stash.  One is a Dyan Reaveley stamp and the other a magazine photo.  To bring more texture into play I added the aura around the standing lady with one of the Sacred Heart series stencil, turned upside down.  The aura is made of gesso, when dry I colored it with ink.  I stamped a border stamp around the edges, colored it in and heat embossed it with clear powder.

Art journals don't have to cost a lot of money.  You can make simple ones yourself and just fill them with illustrated quotes.  Have fun with your art!  See you next week with more stenciling ideas.  Take care, I don't know about you but I am looking forward to 2015.  Have you chosen your one word for inspiration yet?  If so, please mention it in your comment I'd love to hear what word inspires you for the upcoming year.  Hugs ~ Renee


  1. That's an interesting quote for reminiscing about the people who have passed through your life. :-). And some great advice for making inexpensive journals too.

  2. Love how the two gals represent the quote you used!

  3. OMGosh, Renee, I absolutely love your quote. It is yours, right? Perfectly matched to your altered figures! You are on a roll here, my friend! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Renee!

  4. Hi Kay, It is an anonymous quote, I can only take credit for finding it. :-) Thanks for stopping by. Hugs~Renee xx