One day at a time

One day at a time

One day at a time 650 488 Consie Sindet

Sometimes I need a reminder to stop looking and planning too far ahead and just take it One Day At A Time!

Colorful stenciling against a black background using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop• AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournaling #stencils #mixedmediaI thought I would share a colorful art journal page that I did as part of the design team for The Crafter’s Workshop inspired by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s work.

Colorful stenciling against a black background using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop• AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournaling #stencils #mixedmediaI started off with a page in my Canson sketchbook that I used to scrape off extra paint from another project. I had used an old key card…one of my favorite tools to apply paint quickly. I gathered four stencils (TCW527: Word Association, TCW519S: Mini Hummingbirds, TCW528S: Mini Daily Buzz, TCW548S: Mini Herbarium), a pencil, a Sharpie pen, a PITT big brush pen in black, a Signo Uni-ball white gel pen and had some fun playing!

Colorful stenciling against a black background using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop• AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournaling #stencils #mixedmediaThe first thing I did was to use the Word Association stencil and a pencil to add all of the words. I mixed and matched letters as I needed to create all the words except Time and hand drew the number one.

Colorful stenciling against a black background using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop• AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournaling #stencils #mixedmediaI continued adding flowers from the Daily Buzz stencil, a hummingbird from the Hummingbirds stencil, and leaves from the Herbarium stencil. I then outlined all of the patterns with a Sharpie pen to make it easier to see the design.

Colorful stenciling against a black background using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop• AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournaling #stencils #mixedmediaThe next step was to eliminate all of the background using my black Pitt artist pen. This takes some time but is well worth the effort!

Colorful stenciling against a black background using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop• AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournaling #stencils #mixedmediaThe final step was to add all my white outlines and marks with a white gel pen and to create any extra details in the flowers with the Sharpie pen. I love how stunning the background colors are against all that black! It really makes the design pop and leaves me with a great reminder to slow down and take One Day At A Time.

PS…you can see more examples of my black background art journal pages here!

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