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Monday, October 19, 2015



Thanks for coming by today! It's kim today with a bit of stencil fun to share.

Today I wanted to share a page I made in my art play journal.

I have lots of pictures to share so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy!

Step 1 a clean blank page primed with white DecoArt Gesso and masking tape in my journal made from a magazine.

Step 2 I used Americana All Surface acrylic paint in various shades. I misted with water and played with the drips. While it was still partially wet, I sprayed white Dylusions in the middle and bottom corners.

Step 3 Once dry, I shaved some Derwent Inktense blocks around the edges of the page.

Step 4 I misted water over the shavings and smudged with my fingers. I rubbed a little black Inktense along the bottom to bring up the wrinkles in the masking tape.

Step 5 Using the ARTplorations stencil Daisy Dance and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black I created the contrasting border all around.

Step 6 and Step 7 Using ARTplorations Happy Flower stencil on both steps. First I stenciled in gray the background flowers. On top of those using DecoArt Crackle I flipped the stencil to create another set of blooms,

Final Steps  Once dry I colored the crackle flowers with alcohol ink and some random dots and splatter with Americana Cotton Ball acrylic paint.

Have a fabulous day!



  1. The alcohol ink crackle flowers are my fav part of this page but it's all just lovely Kim. You background unique and I loved your step by step photos. Really SUPER and inspiring journal pages. j.

  2. Wow...thanks for the tutorial those flowers...and a cool color combination! :)
    Suchi xx

  3. Fabulous technique and tutorial.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Fabulous technique and tutorial.

    Hugs Diane

  5. So gorgeous! I bet the texture is wonderful. I need to get some crackle paint now and thank you for sharing how you created it Karen x


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