Bible Journaling: Stencil Fun


Good morning creatives!

Today for my bible journaling series, I want to show you different ways that you can use stencils in your bible journaling art.

{quick note: I must apologize in advance…for whatever reason my WordPress is being weird and I keep trying to orientate my pictures to the correct way and it won’t change no matter what I try. hopefully I can get this figured out at some point. Thank you in advance for a little grace!}

Genesis 1:1-The Beginning

This was my first entry in my “official” journaling bible. What better place to start than the beginning!?

Can you spot the stencil? It’s the starburst in the corner. Just a simply little accent added the feel of a sun to my project.

Face Stencils: Rita Barakat & The Crafter’s Workshop

Face stencils can add great personality to your bible journaling pages.

I have used two different companies in my bible so far: one from Rita Barakat’s “So you say you can’t draw” collection and the other from The Crafter’s Workshop.

This is Rita’s stencil. Her sweet little faces were perfect to make this thoughtful page in the Psalms. I used a pencil to transfer my stencil image, painted her in with my Derwent Inktense blocks and DecoArt Acrylic paint and outlined her with a black sharpie.

It is a simple, but effective page. 🙂

This project was actually part of a demo in The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW) booth at the 2017 Creativation show.

By mixing TCW’s heavy bodied acrylic in raspberry with their Shimmery Goodness from their Mixed Media Goodies collection, I was able to make transparent wash over my page, allowing for complete covered, but still being able to read the words.

For the stenciled face, I used TCW’s Black Modeling Paste through the stencil. To add dimension, I used my raspberry acrylic (without mixing it this time) to add shading around her neck and face. I then added TCW’s Blueberry Acrylic for her hair and red for her lips.

Simple Stenciling

This project was a simple one…

I used Tim Holtz Distress ink to make my background and TCW heavy bodied acrylic lightly sponged through a stencil to make the bird, nest and swirls.

Using Stencils in a new way

This last page is a little different from the rest.

In addition to using the brick patterned TCW stencil on my page, I also used it to create a hand-carved stamp that I used in my project.

I actually did a video for this page! 🙂

Closing Thoughts

2017 is almost over. That’s kind of weird to say…or type…or read.

2018 holds many amazing doors of opportunity for each of us. I hope and pray you have been inspired by me in 2017 and will continue to follow me on this crazy, creative journey that I am on.

Until next year…. {yes…I went there! Ha!}



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