Stencilbop Challenge Prompts 5,6 & 7

Here is an overview of Prompts 5, 6 & 7:

August 5 – Fusion

I love layering stencils with bigger openings with small pattern stencils. For this art journaling spread I used my Elephant Parade Stencil on top of my Art Deco Wallpaper stencil.

It is such an easy way to combine or fuse stencils.

Later I used the mask of the elephant, which is also included in this stencils to trace the elephant and also to stencil with my Lily Wallpaper Stencil for the background. 

August 6 – Print!

Using stencils with a printing plate like the Gelli Plate is super fun. One technique I do enjoy a lot is using different plates and inkpads with stencils and then print into my art journal. 

For this spread I used a small round gel plate and first added some ink onto the plate. I used a hybrid inkpad by Moonlight Duo which doesn’t dry too fast, it also creates some nice gradients in color due to its dual pads. I applied my Star Struck Stencil, and printed off to another piece of paper (you can make cards or use those prints as collage paper). Then I lifted the stencil and turned the plate around to print on top of my journal page. 

I did this in different colors and then masked off those areas in my art journal – repeating the same process with a bigger gel plate and my Beacon Stencil

Here is the finished page:

August 7 – Quilt

Now I cannot sew very well …might have to do with my dislike of rulers and measurements ;) But inspired by the different colors and patterns quilts are often made of, I use this process quite often in my art journals. 

I paint the background in different color swatches…

and then apply different stencils on top of those swatches using any of the other colors that I had used before. Here I used my Hamilton, Van Vorst, and Toledo 9×12 stencils.

This way I make sure the repetition of color ties the design together. A fun and easy way to create the foundation for an art journal spread. 

Here are some of the supplies I used in these prompts:

Here are the daily prompts. I hope you play along with us on on my insta feed!

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