Be the Light – An Art Journal Spread

“Be the light you want to be in this world”

I love this quote – such a beautiful thought and call to action!

For this spread I used my new Beacon 9×12 Stencil . The stencil design itself was inspired by the gorgeous Art Deco era buildings known as The Beacon in Jersey City. It used to be a hospital and some people believe they are haunted. The Beacon towers sit on a hilltop not far from me and I can see them from the deck.

I used different colored spray paint through the stencil. I cleaned the access paint off the stencil by dabbing a deli paper onto it – you can see a torn out piece of the “clean up” deli paper as an collage element revealing the negative image of the stencil.

I added the journaling and some marks with a pencil.

Do you have a building close to where you live, that inspires you?

Here are some of the supplies I used in this spread- some of the links are affiliate links:


Comments (2)

  • Julie


    I got this stencil but stumped for inspiration so thank you for this post. Love the layers, colors and message. There you go again with the spray paint LOL! I had so much fun playing with them in class. Thank you!


    • Nathalie Kalbach


      Yeahhhh- so glad you liked the post and hey there will be more with that stencil to come :) And …do the spray paint —it is so much fun! So glad I was able to show you girls in the San Jose weather :)


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