Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Art Journaling with Stencils

It is Tuesday, so it must be Artistcellar Day!  I created a two page spread using my stencils today and a new stamp.

Here are the steps I went through to do these pages.  First I gessoed both pages lightly.  When the gesso was dry I stamped Dyan Reaveley's number stamp randomly on both pages too.

Next I applied Blue, Teal and Purple Gelatos to the pages and sprayed water on them to blend the colors.

I placed my Sea Foam stencil on the pages, sprayed more water and blotted it with a paper towel.  This way I could lift off just a little of the color.  Next I stamped Donna Downey Studios stamp called "She Pauses" on the page using StazOn Jet Black ink.

I stenciled my Believe stencil on the opposite page with gesso and let it dry.  Her face received a light coating of gesso at this point.  Now I had a great surface to use Pan Pastels on to give her some color.  All the little bits here and there on the pages are past mistakes that were recycled in this project.

There you have it!  Now it is your turn to get those stencils out and have some fun.  It sure beats shoveling snow.  :-)  Be safe, stay warm.  Hugs ~ Renee xx


  1. WOW! Renee you amaze me! She is gorgeous! You do faces so well. Fabulous pages!

  2. Love this spread. That face does it all.

  3. Just gorgeous~ Renee! I love your gal! xo

  4. I love the whole spread, Renee, but you have given life to that Downey stencil image by your great coloring! Just amazing!