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December 18, 2012

Handmade Stenciling and Art Journaling Tutorial

I've been making my own stencils for my art journaling lately. Here's how ...

jenny dohUse a black permanent marker to doodle circles or other shapes onto a sheet of acetate or transparency film. (You can find these sheets sold in office supply stores. Nothing fancy.)

stenciling tutorialMake a slit in the centers of the circles with a sharp kraft knife.

stenciling tutorial
Use scissors to cut out the shapes using the slits as the starting points.
stenciling tutorial
It's easier to do this rather than trying to cut all shapes out with the kraft knife.
stenciling tutorial
Place the stencil onto a journal page and apply a layer of paint with a cosmetic sponge. That's just one way. You can add color in any manner that you like. The stencil will be sturdy enough for you to treat it like any other purchased stencil.

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Use a tracing wheel and roll it into some paint.
jenny dohRoll the tracing wheel onto the paper to make some dit dots.

tracing wheel tutorial
Add doodles and text as desired.
jenny dohEasy peasy. My favorite pens to doodle with? Find them here.

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Happy stenciling, doodling, and art journaling. :)


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you always have a clever way to make something sweet. this is perfect!

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