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The Stencilfied Journal – Prompt 1

Tina Walker is at it again – she invited several people to join her Stencilfied Prompts. The prompts are music related and each week she is posting a song. You can be inspired by the lyrics, the video, the album cover or anything related and the only restriction is that you have to use StencilGirl Product Stencils.

This week’s prompt was Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody – such a great song! So many great memories – how about you, do you have special memories when you hear the song?

I decided to choose a Freddie Mercury quote and create an image of him on stage – he definitely wasn’t boring that is for sure :)

I used my Hamilton Stencil on the right with some acrylic paint and then added also added to some areas parts of my Van Vorst Stencil.

I painted Freddie with my new Liquitex Gouache colors which.

Here are some of the supplies I used besides regular acrylic paint:

If you play along and post on social media- use #thestencilfiedjournal so we all can find your work! That would be so much fun!

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  • Sue Clarke


    One of my favorite songs ever!
    Reminds me of singing in the car with friends when I was a teenager and then again when my son was younger and he and his friends sang it with me. This song will live on forever since it’s just that good.


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Go for the Great – Art Journal

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great”

Still playing with my neopastels- sometimes I put them away and then I “rediscover” them and cannot wait painting with them.

I also used a lot of different stencils and Acrylic paint s well as Gesso and Acrylic Ink- love the distressed look.

Here are some of the supplies besides Acrylic Paints that  I used for this spread:

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A New Adventure Begins – Art Journal

“…and so…a new adventure begins…”

I am excited for the new year …yes still LOL

I used a magazine image and painted over with my neopastels- I love doing that when I am a bit lazy painting my own image- and the neopastels are just soooo yummie ….

I used different stencils with acrylic paints and gesso to create the background – stippling paint through the stencil and taking paint off through the stencil as well.

Besides acrylic paints and gesso, here are the supplies I used:

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My Home is My Stamp – Art Journal

“Home is where…Safe meets Love meets Memory meets Friends + Family Meets Good Feelings meets All the good vibes. ”

I hope you are enjoying Creative JumpStart as much as I do  – you can still sign up btw!!! In my video which was up on January 2nd, I showed how to create a big stamping plate and different printing techniques. Besides the prints I created also this art journal spread. It was super fun – I used two different stamping plates as well as my favorite Moonlight Duo Ink pads to stamp the different colors and then I added some acrylic ink in some areas. 

I love the look and I actually also love the colors which are bit unusual for me :) 

Have a wonderful day!!!!

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JOMO – Art Journal Page

I like JOMO – the opposite of FOMO. I need more joy instead of fear of missing out this year :)

Played a bit with my Van Vorst Foam Stamp Set but also the Van Vorst Stencil to create the background.

Are you content missing out on things or are you always nervous to miss out?

Here are some of the supplies besides Acrylic Paints that I used for this spread:

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Peptalks – Art Journal Spread

Yeah – let’s give ourselves more pep talks :)

played with some heavy body paints and gesso as well as stencils.

Love the texture and also the color mix :)

It was a good spread to just play mindlessly around and then go back to work on the Creative JumpStart 2019 Classroom! Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Price!!!

Here are some of the supplies besides acrylic paints I used:

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At the Corner of Good and Bad – Art Journal

I had a lot of fun with this spread. I carved a big stamp of a building close by here in Jersey City with a mural by Shepard Fairey and used it for bags I made for the holiday market. But then of course I also wanted to use it in my journal.

I printed on a page that I had previously used as a “clean up” page and then painted over the tamped images with acrylic paints.

I added some hand drawn imagery and some of my Stamps as well

I love the contrast of very clean and fine line stamps and then the bold hand carved stamp. And all the texture – actual and optical that I created with brushstrokes, and spray paints.

That was fun :)

Here are some of the supplies besides Acrylic Paints I used for this spread:

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Be Gentle – Art Journaling Spread

“Only the gentle are every really strong” James Dean

Oh handsome James…aren’t you right – swoon. I played with my Mini Hex Foam Stamps and got my inner pink out

Love how foam stamps create texture – actual and visual – used with acrylic paints. One of the many reasons why I recommend actually cleaning them :)

Here are some supplies I used besides Acrylic Paints

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You Have The Power – Art Journal

“You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Wizard of Oz

I guess I am already ready for spring – I wish I had the power to make it come fast ;) I played with different green acrylic paints and my Buenos Aires Stencil.

I painted the lady with acrylic paints and added some scribbles using pencils and pens.

Some mark making in pink for some color pop – this was fun to make.

Besides acrylic pains I used the following:

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