November is the month for many art journalers to give NaNoJouMo, or National Nonstop Journaling Month, a try. You can read more about it here. The timing was not the best for me this month to join in but I certainly felt I could find 15 minutes to work in my art journal this weekend…a little art journal play!
I decided to use stencils from my stash that my husband picked out so I wouldn’t keep using the same ones I always gravitate to. And, oh yeah! I also decided to video the whole thing so you can watch!
So here it is in time lapse for you to enjoy…
I started with a page in my Dylusions journal that I had used to catch leftover paint from making other stenciling projects.
I didn’t use all of the stencils my husband chose, mostly because of time. 15 minutes can fly by! But here are the ones I did use from The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Many Faces, Mini Stepping Stones, Mini Shattered Triangles, Square Scrolls and Ravenscape.
The Many Faces stencil was used on a piece of underpaper ahead of time.
If you have never tried art journaling or sketching with a set amount of time, try it! I always start out with a general idea of colors and supplies just so they are surrounding me on my art table and within easy reach. However, the timer forces you to react and not think so much about each step. I find it very freeing! How about you?
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