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 Journal – Persistence
The journaling lines for this post come from StencilGirl Products’ Dots and Dashes stencil, which was designed by my friend Jessica Sporn.
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.
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.
For the purpose of creating journal space, I used Stazon ink on top of the painted page. The ink blending tool handles this nicely.
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 Effects. Sign up here for the newsletter for a discount. Here’s a 2-minute preview video: