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Stencil 1 & Dylusions Fun

Happy Friday Again Friends!

You might already know that for the month of April Altered Pages will be having fun with Stencil 1 Stencils and you are sure to see numerous great projects.  
For my first Stencil 1 project I thought I would just have some fun playing in my Dylusions Journal.  I used acrylic paints, collage and burlap flowers.  I literally had to make myself step away from it as I just kept playing and playing. 
Here is the finished page. 
I started by applying gesso to the entire layout even though I was only going to be working on the right side of the journal.  I thought I would get the left side ready.  I forgot to snap pictures, but I used the left side to clean my brushes and this started a nice backround in a similar color palette for my next wasted paint.  
Here are the two pages waiting for the gesso to dry completely. 
Next, I began adding layers of watered down acrylic paints in teal, turqoise, pink and purple.  I also splattered some turquise over the top of all the layers.  A lot of this will be covered up, but we love layers right?!
Next, I added some fun vintage collage images from Altered Pages all related to art supplies and the letter "S".  I adhered the collage images with my matte medium.  
I also added a few German Scrap white flowers.  

In this above picture you can see that I finally started steciling with my 3 Mums Repeat Stencil from Stencil 1.  I basically dry brushed the same acrylic colors over the stencil that I had used for the backround.  I used a very dry, dry brush and added the layers bit by bit to achieve the look I was can always add more, but difficult to take away.  
That is what gesso is for!  
I will now just let the pictures do the talking instead of me, well typing, but you know what I mean. 




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I hope you enjoyed.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Supplies Used - 
3 Mums Repeat stencil


  1. Beautiful spread Stephanie! I do love your layers- and the color palette you chose is yummy!

  2. Oh my, Steph, your page is beautiful. I do love the colors you chose, as well as those fabulous art collages. Of course, when I do my page, I will need the "B" collage sheet. LOL Just saying, you have inspired me!!! TFS

  3. Gorgeous page Stephanie! Love the colors!

  4. Beautiful page. It looks antique with the color scheme you used!

  5. Love the color palette! Enjoyed seeing your process. Thanks!


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