As a mixed media artist I love stencils...and I really love to create my own! They are great to use in art journals and on other crafty projects too. Today I'm going to share how I created one of the stencils I used on this mini art journal.
Follow along with each of the steps in this short video:
- ScanNCut machine and accessories
- USB flash drive (see the compatible ones HERE)
- Stencil material
- 11" x 15" watercolor paper
- acrylic paint
- markers and pens
- letter stamps
- old book paper
- patterned paper
- sewing machine and thread
- any other embellishments you want to use
- Download the FREE cut file for this stencil HERE.
Step 1 - Create your own artwork. This can be hand drawn like I used for this project or you can use computer generated.
Step 2 - Scan the artwork into the ScanNCut using the "Scan To Cut Data" option.
Step 3 - Cut out the stencil. (Download the FREE cut file for this stencil HERE.)
Step 4 - Paint the water color paper using the stencils you created.
Step 5 - To fold and assemble the art journal, fold the paper as shown below.
Step 6 - Embellish. I jazzed up my book with bits of old book paper, bold patterned paper, some messy stitching with my sewing machine, and of course a good deal of doodling.
I added some of my favorite art quotes to the journal to finish it off.
Sponsor: Brother International
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.