Journal52 Prompt Week 43: Stencil It!! #Journal52 #ArtJournal #ArtJournaling

This weeks prompt called for Stenciling!


Rubbing Alcohol & dropper

Distress Ink pads :Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn

TCW 6×6 Stencil-Mini Cell Theory

Dragonfly stencil (sorry.  Not sure who makes the one I have)

Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste

Daler-Rowney Graduate Metallic Green Acrylic Paint

Classic white Gellyroll pen

Pigma Sakura pen, black .05

Paint brush

Palette knife

Step 1: Drag the ink pad across part the page, leaving lots of white space.  Repeat with the other two color ink pads, blending colors in some areas, until the page is covered.

2. Suck up some of the rubbing alcohol into the dropper, and drip across page at random.  Let dry.



3. Drop some more alcohol into some of the drops from last steps, so that you get a wider variety of  colors.


4. Place the Mini-Cell Theory stencil on the page and tape down.


5.  Brush metallic green paint over entire stencil.  This is a very transparent paint so in some lights you barely see it, but in others the dots jump out at you.  Let the paint dry.

6. Tape down the dragonfly stencil where you want it on the page.

7.  Scoop embossing paste out of the jar with the palette knife and spread it evenly across the stencil.  I decided I didn’t want the lines or vine embellishment, and only covered the dragonfly section.
8. Carefully life the stencil straight up.  Remove any rough edges by lightly smoothing with the palette knife.
9.  Cut X’s into the dragonfly’s body if you want more texture.  Let dry.
10.  Write out your saying with the white Gellyroll pen.  Let dry for 1/2 hour or so and write over with pen again to darken.  Let dry overnight.
11. Outline words with Micron pen.  Do try to wait 1/2 a day or more or you might ruin your Micron.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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