Using face stencils in your Journal and Cards

by Niamh Baly

Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with the beautiful face stencils from Scrap FX to create two simple projects, an art journal page and some cards. Both took next to no time, and I am super happy with how they turned out.

 First of all, to create the journal page I painted a mix of pastel colours  to create a calm background. Over this I stamped a text stamp in grey as I didn’t was to have harsh black ink on the page. I then stencilled some leaves onto the background in paynes grey instead of black. This is a great way to add darkness without it being overwhelming. I then outlined all the leaves with a white paint pen to bring back some light into the page. I stencilled the flapper girl stencil from Scrap FX onto some vintage book paper in paynes grey again and added the #relax when it was dry. It is a super simple page, but it is all about relaxing and I love how calm it makes me feel when I look at it.

As I put out too much paint, I stencilled a number of these faces onto my vintage book paper at the same time. I loved how the focal image of the journal page turned out and I decided to use the same process to make some cards. I started with some kraft yardstick and inked up the edges with walnut stain distress ink. i then stamped the chicken wire stamp from Scrap FX around the edges to add some interest. I glued down the stencilled paper and added the arty lady figures in the cream book paper as a focal image, along with the chipboard text. My thinking was that the stencils are the close up faces of the smaller figures, and the words are echoing what they are thinking. They may not be useful cards to have in my stash – but they are some of my favourites!!!

Here is a link to see the video of these pages and cards being created:

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Here is a list of the Scrap FX products used in these projects:

Happy Creating,

Niamh

@niamhbaly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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