Handmade Stenciling and Art Journaling Tutorial
I've been making my own stencils for my art journaling lately. Here's how ...
Use 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.)
Make a slit in the centers of the circles with a sharp kraft knife.
Use scissors to cut out the shapes using the slits as the starting points.
It's easier to do this rather than trying to cut all shapes out with the kraft knife.
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.
Use a tracing wheel and roll it into some paint.
Roll the tracing wheel onto the paper to make some dit dots.
Add doodles and text as desired.
Easy peasy. My favorite pens to doodle with? Find them here.
Happy stenciling, doodling, and art journaling. :)