It seems my creative mojo is still on summer vacation! It has been seriously frustrating but I know that if I just get to my studio and start playing with my supplies and try some art journaling, it can definitely help!
As a member of the Crafter’s Workshop design team, I just received all of the new Summer 2015 stencils. So I dug into the collection to see if I could find some inspiration! With the fall weather starting, I guess Halloween was on my mind! Below I’ve shared all of the different ways I used the stencils to make this art journal page.
The next two stencils to come out and play were the 12×12 Twig and Berries and the 12×12 Moving Vines. I used acrylic paint in greens and orange and a cosmetic sponge to add the color. Then added more details to the vines, leaves and berries with colored Sharpie markers.
The red flowers at the top of the vines were created with modeling paste tinted with red acrylic paint and the 6×6 Daisy Splash stencil. A couple white highlights with a paint marker helped them pop.
I then added ink from a black stamp pad all over the 6×6 Spiderweb stencil and stamped the stencil onto the page. It did not come out very sharp but it added to the grunge look of the page.
The final stencil used was the Sugar Skull bits. I used this stencil as a guide to trace around with a black Inktense pencil, softening all of the lines with a water brush.
The final step to tie the whole page together was adding in a large spiderweb with a black marker over the entire page. I did use the 12×12 Spiderweb stencil as a guide for line placement. I shaded under most of the lines with gray watercolor to create a sense of depth. I then added a few highlight lines and some journaling using a white gel pen to get out my frustration about trying to find my creative mojo.
Do you think I might have found a little inspiration with the new stencils? How do you deal with a lack of inspiration? I know many of us what love to hear how we all deal with this!
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