Use a Stencil (or two)

It’s a new month which means we have a new challenge at Country View Challenges for July which is Use a Stencil (or two).

Please ensure that the stencils are a main focus of your projects when you join this challenge, which is being hosted this month by the lovely Monica.

For this month’s challenge, I created this mini art journal page using a Stamperia stencil and papers.

I stared by covering the chipboard page with a thin layer of white gesso and then I used a Wallpaper & Compass stencil by Stamperia to add Ranger Texture Paste. The texture paste was coloured using Driftwood DecoArt paint and also using a mixture of some Blue Glamour Dust Acrylic paint from DecoArt and some Mowed Lawn ink from a reinker bottle to create a sparkly patina colour before applying them using a palette knife. When dry edged the page using a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker smudging the ink with my finger. The deer image and wording were cut out of some Forest Stamperia papers and stuck in place over some strands of thread that I had leftover from some sewing. To finish, I added three pretty silver embellishments which were recycled from a necklace; they were stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents.

For more inspiration please see the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Country View Challenges.

I hope you are inspired to join our Use a Stencil (or two) challenge too, if you do, you’ll have a chance to win a £20 voucher to use at Country View Crafts (grin!).

This page reminded me of these beautiful metal sculptures that we saw when we visited Portland, Maine. They are part of the “Glimpse” installation by Wendy Klemperer who is a New York artist and created these life-like woodland creatures from steel and repurposed nails.

Like on my page, the deer are surrounded by silver birch trees too – perfect (grin!).

Hoping that you are all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this mini art journal page:


As well as Country View Challenges, I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:

MIUCB #51 – Anything Goes + Aperture (any shaped opening) over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog with my page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #147 – Anything Goes with my mini art journal page.

Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my page too.

21 thoughts on “Use a Stencil (or two)

  1. I love your page Jo. That stenciled background is gorgeous and I love how you used the box and the deer image. It is an interesting way to show a deer in the woods. And I thought those statues looked familiar, and then I read they were in Portland. I was thinking maybe there are similar ones here and across the pond too. Happy July my friend. Hugs-Erika

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  2. This has such a winter vibe Jo, it would be great as a Christmas card! I love the graduated colours of the background and the Stamperia paper is gorgeous!
    Happy July. x

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  3. This is gorgeous Jo, beautiful stencilling on your journal page. It looks so elegant, and I love the texture your threads give. Take care and have a very happy month, Sue xx

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  4. So beautiful card, Jo! The fabulous background and the textured stenciling really highlight your beautiful image. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future.
    Ann Mix It Up Challenge DT

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