Art Journaling Between the Lines, #2

Today’s subject is Art Journal – Persistence.

Between the Lines Series

Here is the second installment in my new Blog Series, Between the Lines.  As you might know, I have a bit of a stencil stash. This series lets me highlight one at a time in a unique way. I’m pairing handwritten quotes with the lines created inside stencil designs. You can see the first installment here

Art Journaling Series - Between the Lines - Aisha Tyler Quote - Marjie Kemper
Art Journal – Persistence

The journaling lines for this post come from StencilGirl Products’ Dots and Dashes stencil, which was designed by my friend Jessica Sporn.

Art Journaling Series - Between the Lines - Aisha Tyler Quote - Marjie Kemper

I started out with a journal page that already had various shades of blue paint.  After I spotted that Teesha Moore stamp in my drawer, I stamped her onto an old book page.

Art Journal - Persistence - Between the Lines Series - Aisha Tyler Quote - Marjie Kemper

This girl seems to have a bit of an attitude, not to mention a funky outfit. I googled ‘persistence’ quotes and found one for her. Depending on the age of your book, the paper may be tear easily. As much as this seems to be a problem, you can reinforce the paper by swiping a thin layer of matte medium on front and back. After that it’ll be easy to cut even intricate shapes out.

Art Journaling Series - Between the Lines - stenciling - Aisha Tyler Quote - Marjie Kemper

For the purpose of creating journal space, I used Stazon ink on top of the painted page.  The ink blending tool handles this nicely.

Art Journal ~ Persistence (Marjie Kemper)

If you’d like to see more of my journaling, check out my online class with Craftsy.  It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   The class is called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media EffectsSign up here for the newsletter for a discount. Here’s a 2-minute preview video:


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  1. What a beautiful page Marjie. And a great tute!

  2. Debby Podgorski says:

    Another cool journal page! I like the stamp and the quote. That’s always the struggle sometimes – what to write when the page is done.

  3. Renee Zarate says:

    Gorgeous AJ page! Love your Zetti girl on text.

  4. A beautiful page, wonderful colours and great stencilling. I love how you added the girl to book pages – her funky outfit is such fun! Anne x

  5. Love this Journal page Marjie and have now signed up for the class xx the Teesha Moore stamp looks great too.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x