Have you ever wanted to cut your own stencil, grabbed a piece of transparency, and then started cutting only for your hand to cramp up and get frustrated when you accidentally cut the stencil where you didn’t want to?
My new video shows the easiest way to cut your own stencils without the use of a die cutting machine. I learned this technique from Laura Lidstone (aka the Artistic Pagan), so check her out on YouTube or visit her blog.
This page started off with me facing my fear of PanPastels. I really don’t use them very often because I am slightly afraid of them. I ended up turning this page into a really pretty scene, which is very unlike most of my art which tends to be more abstract (I guess you’d call it that).
I used PanPastels to create the entire scene on this page. I even stamped with PanPastels which was a lot of fun and gives great results!
I’ve had quite a few people ask me where I get the paper circle drywall tape. My answer: Lowe’s! It’s the only place I’ve ever found the stuff and it’s fairly reasonably priced, as well. I decided since I knew what I was looking for, I’d find it online and post a link here. Hopefully this helps you find the tape I know you want (and need)!
This art journal page was made using primarily acrylic paints, but there’s also some PanPastel and drywall tape thrown in for good measure. I seldom sit down to actually journal about a topic, but this page is an exception.
For our ten year wedding anniversary, my wife surprised me with tickets to go see Lady GaGa in July, so that is the topic of the page!
Wow! “Wow” does not even begin to show how ecstatic I am that I am the featured artist on Laura Lidstone’s (The Artistic Pagan) website!
I began watching Laura (or “The Artist Pagan” as I knew her on YouTube) early in my art journaling days. The first video of Laura’s I saw which made my ears perk up was her DIY Washi Tape video. Another one of her videos which has not only changed my art journaling career but my view on things artsy is her DIY Stencils video. I will probably be doing a video showing this process to all of my subscribers and crediting Laura, of course!
An embarrassing story about my new friendship with Laura, I didn’t even know who she was when she added me as a friend on Facebook until I saw her post something using her “Crochet Zombie” or “Artistic Pagan” monikers!
I can’t thank Laura enough for the support she’s shown me and encourage anyone and everyone reading this to check out Laura’s YouTube channel, if you haven’t already!
After receiving a sizable stash from my best friend, I decided to put a good chunk of it to use and a vintage art journal page is the result.
This journal is made from a piece of mail I got from Shutterfly. The first few moments of the video are me prepping the mail to be used as an art journal. If you’d like to skip straight to the creating, go to 1:05.
This page uses some collage, paint, a ton of vintage ephemera, and some journaling. I love it and hope you do, too!