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Between the Lines series
Welcome! I’m starting a new blog series today that focuses on adding handwritten journaling through stencils. A blog series is any number of posts that share a recurring theme. For this one, I’m using the lines on stencils as journaling spaces. Here’s the first installment:
If you’ve been here more than once, you have a pretty good idea of my love of stencils. In particular, I am drawn to grids/lines. I tend to use MaryBeth Shaw’s designs from StencilGirl a lot. This one is designed by Michelle Ward and it’s called Intersections:
I started out just adding two colors of paint to the page before laying the stencil on top. Then I added more paint with stenciling through the small Centered Circles from StencilGirl and the numbers stencil from Dyan Reaveley. Of course, my blues and yellows made green.
Journaling with Stencils
I’ve used this stencil so many times, but now I can’t stop seeing those lines as journaling spaces. I chose a quote from Stephen King for this one: “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” Love it!
And here are a few more close-ups:
Hope you like the new series. I will be back with another installment next month.
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