I’m very excited to reveal my latest line of stencils from Stencil Girl Products!!
Check out my video to see why masks are meaningful to me and for a little art inspiration.
Also be sure to go to the Stencil Girl Products BLOG to find another tutorial using some of the other mask stencils!
To start off this journal spread I adhered a napkin doodle drawing (I love to do these in restaurants and then bring them home to use later) to the page with Mixed Media Adhesive and then used my ‘Thoughts of Courage-No Regrets’ stamp from my line of stamps at Stampington & Co, with some black Staz On ink in the area that I wanted to add the mask. You could also us a permanent black pen to add your own thoughts to the page.
Next I laid the ‘Behind the Mask’ stencil over the stamped area and used black paint and a sponge to pounce the color through the stencil design. (I love Matisse Background colors as they have gesso in them and are flat instead of shiny when dry.)
Using more of the black paint, I sponged it around one side of the mask.
With a wet brush I moved the paint around leaving one side more washed out than the other. This helps pop the image off of the page a bit.
Using a simple color palette of White Washed, Mustard Seed and Barely Black from my line of Fluid Matt Sheer Acrylics, I began to paint in the background and the face and I added some White Washed to the mask.
I added in a horizon line and left some nice dar and light areas on the pages.
Some simple journaling finishes off the page.